With Delhi ranking ONE in the list of cities having fake colleges, India has, all in all, 277 fake engineering colleges which are providing technical and engineering courses. According to the HRD Ministry, Telangana rank 2nd with 35 colleges and West Bengal is at the third position with 27 colleges.
Lok Sabha was informed that among those 277, Delhi consists of 66 fake college institutions. Satya Pal Singh, Minister of State HRD, outlines the actions taken by the Human Resource and Development against these colleges. “The Institutions conducting unapproved courses are directed from time to time through Public Notices and individual letters under intimation to concerned state government to seek AICTE approval for conducting of technical education programmes or to close them down,” he said.