CBI files cases against 21 educational institutions in Andhra, Karnataka

The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed criminal cases against 21 educational institutions in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, after funding major discrepancies in their documents.

CBI files cases against 21 educational institutions in Andhra, Karnataka

The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed criminal cases against 21 educational institutions in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, after funding major discrepancies in their documents.

According to a report in DNA, the CBI has also filed cases against officials from the National Council for Teacher Education, which is an autonomous body under the Union HRD Ministry.

The agency had been sifting through the records of over 600 institutions recognised to run teacher training programmes. NCTE accords recognition to institutions after its officials, also known as visiting teams, inspects the infrastructure and academic facilities of educational institutions.


According to the NCTE mandate, for admitting 50 students, a college should have a minimum built-up area of 15,000 sq m and land area of 2,500 sq metres, including parking space. However, the 21 institutions against which cases have been filed, do not have these mandatory facilities, said the report.

Some institutions have even provided bogus addresses and others do not even have a building, said the report.

These institutions are in Bengaluru, Bijapur, Hubli and Chitradurga in Karnataka and Madnapalle, Guthkal, Tadipatri, Kurnool, Nandiyala, Nandikotkur, Dharmavaram, Chittoor, Karveti Nagaram and Kadappa in Andhra Pradesh.