23 Universities, 279 Colleges Are Declared “Fake” by UGC and AICTE (Download PDF)

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According to the University Grant Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) 23 universities and 279 colleges in India are offering engineering and other technical courses without the regulator՚s permission. It has been declared as ‘fake’ by UGC.

Fake Universities and Colleges Declared by UGC and AICTE


  • 279 colleges and 23 universities fake ′ in India.
  • It has been declared by University Grant Commission (UGC) .
  • Last month, UGC and AICTE released the list of such fake institutes on their websites.
  • They warned students of the new academic session that begins next month.
  • UGC and the AICTE taking strict action against such fake institutions.
  • According to the released list:
    • Delhi tops the chart with 66 fake colleges.
    • 9 out of 23 such universities offering technical and other engineering courses without the UGC՚s permission are functioning in Uttar Pradesh, Odisha (two) and West Bengal (two) .
    • Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Maharashtra also have a large number of such institutes.
    • These Universities are functioning against the provisions of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956.

Details of such colleges and universities are available on the UGC website www.ugc. ac. in and AICTE website www.aicte-india. org.

Background Detail

  • Last year also UGC had released a list of such fake universities which included:
UGC Released a List of Such Fake Universities Last Year

List of ‘Fake Universities’

List of Fake Universities Declared by UGC

- Published/Last Modified on: March 27, 2017


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