The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Tuesday urged all concerned to take pragmatic actions to stop activities of fake study centres as some frauds are deceiving students over study abroad.
UGC made the call as the name of ‘American Independent University, Los Angels, California, USA’, which actually does not exist, came into light recently through a website, said a press release.
Lincolns Higher Education Management, which does not have approval from the government, is allegedly conducting its activities and deceiving people luring students enrolling to the aforesaid university which does not have any existence, said the release.
After analyzing a website– (https://www.aiuedu.org/), introduced from Naogaon district in 2014, it is seen that the university used a picture of
University of Cambridge on its website to lure students to get enrollment in
the fake university.
Prof Biswajit Chandra, who is in charge of the UGC’s department of private
universities, said that according to the Private University Act, 2010, it is
completely illegal and punishable offense to admit students or conduct
educational activities in any branch campus or study center of a foreign
university or institution without the permission of the government of
Bangladesh, added the release.