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.
Fake engineering colleges in India
West Bengal- 27
Uttar Pradesh- 22
Himachal Pradesh- 18
Tamil Nadu- 11
Andhra Pradesh- 7
The ministers said that in order to regulate the engineering colleges, the AICTE has been established by an Act of Parliament (Act 52 of 1987) with a function to grant approval to new technical institutions, introduction of new courses etc.
The UGC list is also dominated by Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Delhi is home to seven fake universities and Uttar Pradesh has nine such universities.