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UGC for actions against fake study centres

The University Grants Commission (UGC) today

urged all concerned to take pragmatic actions to stop activities of fake

study centres as some fraudulent 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 have existence, came into

the 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 do 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.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)