Education is a quintessential integrant is one’s life. College life is termed as salad days of one’s life. These days are filled with frolic and have a lot to offer. If one wishes to learn the ways of life, this time has to be made the most of! But what if, the life you are leading is really a lie? What if it’s an agenda and the government now tells you that your college is nothing but a money-making guile?
What’s making NEWS
Hindustan Times recently published a piece enlisting the number of fake colleges that still stand. With 279 such colleges, Delhi brags the first position with having 66 fake technical colleges. The article states that these universities and colleges do not have grant from UGC or AICTE to function.
How is it being tackled:
The list of such colleges has been uploaded both on UGC and AICTE’s official website. UGC has also submitted the list of “unapproved” colleges to schools so that students can be made aware of this misleading practice. Public notices in leading dailies have also been issued addressing this malpractice in the name of education.
What can you do?
India is a funny country. And the incumbency of her authorities is amusing; we have ministers censuring each other’s educational statuses. What can students really rely on? When will UGC act? All you can do is:
Proceed with caution, these colleges might just hoodwink you! Peruse through this list of colleges you need to be wary of:
- Balla Inst. of Tech. & Management, Vishakhaptanam, Andhra Pradesh.
- Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar.
- Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi.
- Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment, Delhi.
- St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala.
- Kesarwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.
- North Orissa university of agriculture and technology, Odisha
P.S: This is not a comprehensive list, but what we could gather from UGC. Our suggestion to you is that you should check the accreditation of the colleges you are aiming to apply to.
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