The University Grants Commission (UGC) has officially released the list of 23 Fake Universities currently operating in 8 different states of India.
The commission has issued the list of these 23 “self-styled, unrecognized institutions” functioning in contravention of the UGC Act. Commission has informed students about these unrecognized institutions functioning in various parts of the country
According to the notice issued by the commission, The University Grants Commission Act, 1956 under section 22 (1) provides that a degree can be awarded, only by a University established under a Central, State/ Provincial Act or an institution deemed to be university under section 3 of the UGC Act or an Institution especially empowered by an Act of Parliament to confer the degree.
Also, Section 23 of the UGC Act prohibits the use of the word ‘University’ by any unrecognized institution or any Fake University.
Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of fake universities, i.e., 8, followed by Delhi with 7 fake universities after that Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Odisha and Puducherry in the list.
State-Wise UGC Fake Universities List:
- Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP)/Jagatpuri, Delhi.
- Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women's) University, Prayagraj, (U. P.)
- Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.
- National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, (UP).
- Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Koshi Kalan, Mathura (UP).
- Maharana Partap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh (UP).
- Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area, Kohoda, Makanpur, Noida Phase-II, (UP).
- Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi.
- United Nations University, Delhi.
- Vocational University, Delhi.
- ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi - 110 008.
- Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi.
- Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment, Rozgar Sewasadan, 672, Sanjay Enclave, Opp. GTK Depot, Delhi-110033.
- Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University), 351-352, Phase-I, Block-A, Vijay Vihar, Rithala, Rohini, Delhi-110085
- Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka.
- St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala.
- Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra.
- Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkatta.
- Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research,8-A, Diamond Harbour Road, Builtech inn, 2nd Floor, Thakurpurkur, Kolkatta - 700063
- Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Plot No. 242, Pani Tanki Road, Shaktinagar, Rourkela-769014.
- North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Odisha.
- Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education, No. 186, Thilaspet, Vazhuthavoor Road, Puducherry-605009
These institutions have been declared as Fake Universities by the commission. Further, they are not entitled to confer any degree to students. The commission has stated that the public at large is informed not to take admission in these fake universities.
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