There are 279 engineering/Technical institutions in the country which are not approved to conduct courses. Yet, they function. All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has published detailed list of institutions which are not approved. Likewise, there are institutions which conduct unapproved architecture courses.
Students must be extremely careful while selecting educational institution for higher education.Otherwise, there is a possibility of being cheated.
The list of institutions which are not recognised can be seen on the AICTE website.