From Our Delhi correspondent
NEW DELHI: Beware of taking admissions in business management and
other technical institutions, particularly in Maharashtra and Delhi
that have the highest such fake institutes having no recognition and
flaunting bogus affiliation with distant universities to hoodwink the
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the government
body that grants recognition to the courses in management studies,
engineering, information technology, pharmacy, architecture, hotel
management and catering etc., has warned that the degrees and diplomas
awarded by the unrecognised institutes are of no worth, specially if
the candidates seek the government jobs.
Maharashtra and Delhi have 75 fake institutes each as the students can
check from the AICTE's website <www.aicte-india.org> that has
tabulated 348 such institutes enrolling students in large number an
playing with their future.
Andhra Pradesh comes next with 52 such institutes having no
recognition, followed by West Bengal 34, Uttar Pradesh 30, Karnataka
26, Haryana 17 and Tamil Nadu 14.
According to the AICTE officials, this kind of institutes lure
students with glossy brochures claiming to offer degrees through a
tie-up with some central or state university recognised by the
University Grants Commission (UGC) and boasting in-campus recruitment
by the big companies even before they complete their courses.
The officials say students should know that a university approved by
UGC or AICTE can offer technical programmes only to its students and
cannot extend them to other private institutes. They say the AICTE is,
however, helpless in curbing the mushroom growth of such institutes as
it can only notify which institutes are recognised and authorised and
which are not recognised and hence illegal.
The AICTE has been forwarding the list of the bogus institutions to
the state governments, advising them from time to time to ask the
district administration and police to take action against them. The
last such advisory was issued at its instance by the Human Resources
Development Ministry on May 2.