With the admission season at it’s peak, the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) has issued a notice to all students to be aware of fake colleges and asked them to verify before joining any institute. In an open letter to all students and their parents which has been put up on it’s website, DTE director SK Mahajan said that it has been noticed that many fake universities and institutes try to lure students by lying about affiliation with government councils or promise degrees or certification by the end of the course.
DTE officials said that with the results being declared, the aspirations of students are riding high and hence, they need to be aware of fake colleges which would try to profit from their aspirations.
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“The admission procedure has been started for Bachelors and Masters courses in engineering, pharmacy, architecture, hotel management and catering technology besides management degrees like Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Management Studies and so on,” Mahajan said.
“Such courses are to be approved and colleges offering them are affiliated to various academic bodies like All India Council for Technical Education, Pharmacy Council of India, Council of Architecture and such. Details of colleges and universities approved by their respective regulatory authorities are available on the DTE website. Hence, parents are advised to verify the name of the institution on the website before seeking admissions for their wards,” Mahajan added.