New Delhi: Karnataka is at number 4 regarding fake engineering collages across the country. India has 277 fake colleges offering engineering and technical courses, the Centre informed the Lok Sabha on Monday. Delhi tops the list with 66 fake engineering colleges, followed by Telangana in the second spot with 35 colleges and West Bengal on number three with 27 colleges.
Karnataka has 23 such fake engineering colleges, followed by Uttar Pradesh which has 22. Explaining about fake colleges in the country, an official from AICTE, said, “It has come to the notice of the government that several engineering colleges are conducting courses without the approval of AICTE. The University Grants Commission (UGC) also maintains a list of 24 fake universities on its website
The University Grants Commission (UGC) is monitoring on the issue and was instructed to take the appropriate action against the distributor of the invalid degree by the government.