The Unending Circle of Fake Education Board & Universities

Delhi has maximum number of fake education boards and universities in the country

For students and parents, it is very important to be aware about the fake education boards and universities before they enroll their ward into them for education and certification. Quality of education always depends on the board and the university. Might be possible if working in corporate sector they simply ask you what is your highest qualification? Or from which university you had passed the examination? But the case is not the same in government sector. They make sure that you have completed the highest qualification from the recognized university.

On July 1 last year, University Grants Commission (UGC) released a list of fake universities in India. The apex body for higher education had listed 21 universities in New Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. Much to the surprise of the people, Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi are home to the maximum number of fake universities. This was done so that the people can distinguish and understand which boards and universities are recognized and which are the members of the list of bogus universities.

In the education domain, Indian students face a lot of hiccups. If in case they seek admission in a fake university or college, their whole future ruins in some or the other way. In the above discussed two paragraphs, fake universities have been mentioned time and again. But, what are these fake university and colleges? Fake University in India means that those university or colleges which are not approved by the Government and UGC. Lot of Innocent students get trolled by these Fake Universities in India and Fake Institution admission scam.

These unofficially established universities offer Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) degrees in various subjects and streams, but these degrees and certificates are neither approved by any state Govt nor by Indian govt. and also the Universities are not recognized by the University Grants Commission. They provide fake degrees and duplicate certificates to the students.

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As per the latest release, Delhi – the national capital of India has the maximum number of fake school education boards and universities in India, dishing out fake degrees and certificates to hundreds of unsuspecting students each year.

The most surprising fact is that the Human Resource Development Ministry (MHRD) has no count or record of these fake universities and boards. But, an MHRD-run board, National Institute of Open Schooling, has a list of fake boards in the country on its website. Of the 47 fake boards on the list, 21 are in the national capital. There is no central law or authority to define fake or unrecognized boards, but those boards that haven’t been recognized by state governments or the ministry of human resource development come under the category of fake board.

The subject should be of utmost importance as the admissions for academic session 2016-17 are around the corner, and especially those who fail to make the cut in popular Delhi colleges, will be looking for options. The 2016 prospectus of Indira Gandhi National Open University has named 74 fake boards, and 44 of these are in Delhi. Out of the 22 fake universities in India listed by the University Grants Commission (UGC), five are in Delhi. So students passing from these boards don’t get admission in colleges and face an uncertain future.

The Council of Boards of School Education in India is a registered society of education boards in the country but it lacks legal muscle to declare any board as fake. Another threat to the future of Delhi students is the legal grey area exploited by institutes to collaborate with recognized institutions and foreign universities. Hundreds of institutes in Delhi still collaborate with universities of other states to offer degrees but neither the state government nor the UGC has penalized them.

Dozens of foreign universities too have signed memorandums of understanding with Delhi institutes to offer foreign degrees, in violation of UGC Regulations 2012, charging anything between Rs.10 lakh and Rs. 30 lakh for a course. The Association of Indian Universities, the nodal agency for granting recognition to degrees awarded by accredited foreign universities, doesn’t recognize these degrees issued in India. For the reply to this, UGC said it didn’t have information on such collaborations as none of the institutes have its consent.

On the other hand, the academicians are of the view that the UGC’s failure to check irregularities doesn’t absolve the government of its responsibility to protect students.

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