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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Human Resource Development
DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

RAJYASABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2386
TO BE ANSWERED ON 16.4.2010
Fake College Degrees

 

2386. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:

  1. whether it is a fact that there have been several complaints regarding fake college degrees in circulation in the country; and
  2. if S0, the steps Government has taken/proposes to take to address this issue?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(SMT. D. PURANDESWARl)

(a) to (b) The Central Government, through the University Grants Commission

(UGC), keeps watch over nefarious activities of unauthorized institutions operating as universities in contravention of the UGC Act, 1956. No information is centrally maintained in regard to criminal acts of issuing fake degrees of validly established universities or institutions declared to be Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of  the UGC Act, 1956. A legislative proposal for prohibition of unfair practices by educational institutions has been approved for introduction in Parliament.