University Grants Commission on July 1 discharged a list of 21 fake colleges, eight of them situated in Uttar Pradesh.
The vast majority of these fake colleges have been in the list for a considerable length of time yet UGC and HRD service have not possessed the capacity to shut them down. UGC says it has no power to close any college. “Our job is to inform children and parents in the admission session,” one official said, as quoted by TOI.
UGC said these colleges come under section 22(1) of the UGC Act under which a college ought to be set up by a focal, state act or have regarded status under segment 3 of the Act. Section 23 of the UGC Act forbids utilization of word “university” by any foundation other than those set up under procurements of segment 22.
In the fake list, seven are in Delhi with names such as Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Commercial University Ltd., United Nations University, Vocational University, ADR-Centric Juridical University, Indian Institution of Science and Engineering.
Bihar, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal have one fake college each. While Bihar has Maithili University (Darbhanga), Maharashtra has Raja Arabic University (Nagpur) and MP has one called Keserwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur.