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The graduation certificate for engineering and technical courses offered by over 20 colleges in Karnataka would be .coid since they lack approval from a recognised regulatory authority. [Representational image]Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

Many would say that Karnakata is one of the premier destinations for higher education, with some of the leading engineering colleges located in the state. What might come as a shock to prospective applicants is that over 20 colleges in the state have been labelled as fake by the Human Resource and Development ministry.

According to the HRD ministry, engineering and other technical courses offered by these colleges do not have the approval of the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), making them void. Delhi tops the list with 66 colleges, followed by Telangana at 35 and West Bengal at 27.

The news was revealed during the recent Lok Sabha session on Monday, July 30, when Minister of State for HRD produced a document in this regard. The AICTE has been directed to take action against the institutions for offering courses that are not identified by any regulatory authority.

List of 'fake' colleges and institutions in Karnataka:

  • Academy of Business Management, Tourism & Research
  • Aegis School of Business & Telecommunication
  • Bangalore Institute of Aeronautical Engg. & Information Technology
  • ESQUIRE Academy of Management
  • Focus School of Business & Finance
  • Indian Business Academy
  • Indian Institute of Aeronautical and Marine Engineering
  • Institute of Business Management & Research
  • Institute of Management & Technology
  • International Institute of Business Management
  • International School of Business & Media
  • M. S. Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies
  • MATS School of Business
  • NIAM Centre for Analytics & Research Excellence
  • Presidency College of Management
  • Srusti Info System
  • TASMAC Training and Advanced Studies in Mgmt & Edu
  • Training & Advanced Studies in Management and Communications (TASMAC) Ltd
  • The ICFAI Institute of Science & Tech
  • The Institute of Engineering Science & Technology
  • International Institute of Business Studies