The AICTE maintains a list of unapproved institutes based on the information received from various sources.  The list of such erring (264) technical and (116) architecture institutes is available on AICTE’s website:  

The Ministry also informed that concerned state governments have been advised by the AICTE to take appropriate action against such unapproved institutions.

Besides, University Grants Commission (UGC) also maintains a list of fake universities on its web-site, i.e., a PIB release said.