Cybercriminals are developing new techniques to trick people across the country. These crooks exploit the many loopholes in cyberspace to trick people in innovative ways, including sharing links or building fake websites.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has warned the public and other stakeholders against bogus websites in circulation.
In its latest circular, AICTE clarified that the URL of its official website is https://aicte-india.org. The public should always use the official website to check for all the latest updates and for all financial transactions. “It has been observed that some websites with similar URLs, like www.aictsd.com, www.aictetindia.org, etc., do not belong to AICTE,” said the public notice of AICTE.
The Council further clarified that “Any individual, group or stakeholder using such or any other website for financial transactions or for any other purpose will do so at their own risk, for which AICTE will not be responsible”.
The notice is of tremendous importance as it aims to prevent stakeholders as well as students from falling prey to these bogus websites and losing money to these cybercriminals who are always on the lookout for potential targets. .
Previously, the Indian Council for Technical Education (AICTE) had taken strict note of instances where some institutions offered technical education programs without the necessary approvals. “Any institution not having the prior approval of AICTE and carrying out programs / courses as indicated above, is liable to punitive / legal proceedings in accordance with paragraphs 11 and 12 of the AICTE Regulation (1st amendment, 2021) such as notified in the Gazette of India empty F .No. AB / AICTE / REG / 2020 (1st amendment, 2021) dated 24.02.2021 “, reads in the previous opinion.