GUWAHATI, Aug 2 � The State Government is set to crack down on the private colleges flouting the norms and not adhering to the prescribed guidelines of the authority concerned.
The Government, after a preliminary survey, has shortlisted the names of a number of such institutes across the State.
With this, fate of a number of educational institutes hangs in blance with the Government even contemplating cancelling their registration.
It needs mention here that Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during the last Assembly session had divulged that there are 30 lakh �fake students� in the State.
Sources in the Education Department confided that the crackdown would soon start from the capital city and plans are there to carry out the drive across the State.
�From what we have observed, educational institutes in the name of providing quality education are duping students in large numbers. These people are minting money at the cost of students� future, which would not be tolerated,� said the sources.
�Apprehensions are also there as far as genuineness of affiliation of these institutions is concerned. The institutes mostly offer courses promising lucrative jobs but fail to live up to the expectations,� the sources said, adding, �The idea is to set some sort of accountability.�
The sources said that the educational institutes, if found flouting the prescribed norms, might be forced to shut down.
They went on inform that the matter of institutes issuing fake certificates and degrees has also drawn the attention of the Education Department, which would soon act against those resorting to such unfair activities.