Vikash Sharma

With admission season round the corner, there is always a rush among students to seek admission in their favourite educational institutions. But many students, who fail to get desired seat, sometimes fall into trap of several fake universities or educational institutions which are not recognised by appropriate authorities in the country.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has been issuing regular updates and information about self-styled institutions. Recently, the UGC issued a public notice cautioning students and other stakeholders about not taking admissions in Open International University For Alternative Medicines and National Board of Alternative Medicines.

In its notice, UGC had stated that these institutions are offering various degree courses/ programmes in gross violation of the UGC Act, 1956.

“Students and other stake holders are cautioned not to take admission in the above mentioned self-styled institutions, as taking admission in such self-styled institutions may jeopardize the career of the students,” UGC notice read.

UGC and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which promotes technical education in India, had also issued a warning against the educational institutions of Pakistan.

In a joint advisory, it was said that Indian students should not take admission in any college or educational institution in Pakistan. According to the UGC, students pursuing education in Pakistan will not be eligible to get jobs and higher education in India, as per a report by DNA.