Delhi has 66 Fake Engineering Colleges Running Without AICTE Approval
According to the recent media reports, there are 277 fake engineering colleges which are running without the approval of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).

Out of 277, Delhi has total 66 numbers of engineering colleges which are functioning without AICTE approval.

Followed by Telangana which has 35 colleges and in West Bengal, there are 27.

AICTE is the apex technical education regulatory body. The purview of AICTE (the Council) covers programmes of technical education including training and research in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Town Planning, Management, Pharmacy, Applied Arts and Crafts, Hotel Management and Catering Technology etc. at different levels.

Recently, the information was given by Minister of state (HRD), Dr Satya Pal Singh in a written reply to the Lok Sabha question on how Government has taken several steps to warn public against fake universities.

The ministry has directed AICTE to take the required steps against such colleges.

The numbers of fake colleges in other states are:
Karnataka – 23, Uttar Pradesh – 22, Haryana – 18, Bihar—17, Maharashtra – 16, and Tamil Nadu – 11., Andhra Pradesh – 7, Chandigarh – 7, Gujarat – 8 and the list goes on.

The reply says -- The instance of engineering colleges running their courses without the approval of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has come to the notice of Government.

The State-wise details of these institutes are available on AICTE website http://www.old.aicte- dashboard/pages/unapprovedengg%202016_feb.php.

Further, University Grants Commission (UGC) maintained the list of fake Universities/Institutions, which is available on the UGC website Presently, UGC has noticed that 23 such Universities are functioning in the country.

In addition, Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, UP and Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), Delhi is also not recognized by the UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956.

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, the introduction of new courses etc. The AICTE has also notified regulation mandating the technical institutions to obtain the prior approval for running courses in Engineering and Technology.

Further, the Institutions conducting unapproved courses are directed from time to time through Public Notices and individual letters under intimation to the concerned state government to seek AICTE approval for conducting of technical education programmes or to close them down.