Monday, June 30, 2008

Unauthorised educational institutions

Union Human Resource Development(HRD) Ministry asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) ,All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Distance Education Council(DEC) to take immediate action against unrecognised and un authorised higher educational institutions.UGC had a list of 21 fake universities across eight States.Uttar Pradesh topped the list with eight such institutions; followed closely by Delhi which has seven.The remaining seven are in Bihar ,Karna taka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.The AICTE list of unapproved institutions runs much longer. At the last count, AICTE found 169 institutions conducting courses in the field of technical education without obtaining its approval

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