Barely a few days after the UGC released a list of fake universities operating across the country, the Delhi government on Monday warned students and parents about 12 fake education boards operating in the national Capital itself.

The Directorate of Education (DoE), Government of Delhi, released an order stating that only three relevant boards do exist in the national capital.

“There is no state board of government of Delhi. Further, the DoE, which regulates government, private, unaided and aided schools in Delhi, does not grant any recognition to any board,” a DoE notice stated.

“As far as Delhi is concerned, there are only three relevant boards — Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE) and National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS),” it added.

The boards which were listed as fake by the DoE, include Urdu Education Board, Gramin Mukth Vidhalyai Shiksha Sansthan, Delhi Board of Secondary Education, The Central Board of Higher Secondary Education, National Open School and Board of Secondary Open Education, Delhi.

Other fake boards operating in Delhi include Higher Secondary Education Board of Delhi, State Council of Senior Secondary Open Education, Delhi Board of Senior Secondary Education, Board of Higher Secondary Education, Delhi, Council of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Delhi, and The Central Board of Higher Education, Delhi.

The move from the Delhi government came at a time when the admission period is on and students are getting ready for their new academic session. Parents and students have all the chance to fall victim to such fake boards.

According to reports, the Delhi Police in December last year, had busted a fake education board with the name Board of Higher Secondary Education Delhi operating in the national capital and recovered 15,000 marksheets of 17 different boards and universities from their possession. The board had duped more than 2,000 people since 2012. Many such cases were also reported in the past.

As per other updates, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had on April 24 released a list of 24 fake varsities functioning across the country with eight were found operating in Delhi itself.

“Students and public at large are informed that at present 24 self-styled and unrecognised institutions are functioning in contravention of the UGC Act in various parts of the country,” a notice issued by the UGC stated, adding, “These universities have been declared as fake and are not entitled to confer any degrees.”

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