By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 03, Aug 2021, 10:21 am IST | UPDATED: 03, Aug 2021, 10:24 am IST
New Delhi: After complaints by students, parents, and the general public, the Ministry of Education said on Monday that the higher education regulatory body, University Grants Commission (UGC), has declared 24 "self-styled" institutes fake and has found two more in violation of norms.
Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan made the statement in response to a written question in Lok Sabha.
"Besides, two more institutes namely Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, UP and Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), Qutub Enclave, New Delhi are also found functioning in violation of the UGC Act, 1956. The matters of Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow and IIPM, New Delhi are sub-judice in the court," he added.
Uttar Pradesh has the highest eight such fake universities
Delhi has seven such fake universities
Odisha and West Bengal have two such universities each.
Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Puducherry and Maharashtra have one fake university each.
Elaborating on the steps taking by the UGC against the fake or non-recognised universities, Pradhan said, "the UGC issues public notices about the list of fake universities/institutes in national Hindi and English newspapers."
"Show cause and warning notices are issued to the unauthorized institutes awarding invalid degrees when any self-styled institution is found or noticed functioning in violation of the UGC Act, 1956."
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