UGC releases list of 22 fake universities in India

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The University Grants Commission has released a list of 22 institutions which are allegedly functioning against the contravention of the UGC Act.

In an official circular, UGC advised students to be aware of these "self-styled, unrecognised" institutions.

The Commission said that section 23 of the UGC Act prohibits use of the word ‘University’ by institutions established other than by norms.

“Students and public are hereby informed that, at present, the following 22 self-styled, unrecognised institutions are functioning in contravention of the University Grants Commission Act in various parts of the country. These universities have been declared as fake and they are not entitled to confer any degree. It is cautioned not to take admission in fake universities,” it said.

State-wise list of fake Universities published by UGC on its website


Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar.


♦ Commercial University Ltd, Daryaganj, Delhi

♦ United Nations University, Delhi

♦ Vocational University, Delhi

♦ ADR-Centric Juridical University, New Delhi

♦ Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi


♦ Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Belgaum


St. John’s University, Kishanattam


Raja Arabic University, Nagpur

Tamil Nadu

D.D.B. Sanskrit University, Putur, Trichi

West Bengal

♦ Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkatta

♦ Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research, Kolkatta

Uttar Pradesh

♦ Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi

♦ Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women’s University) Prayag, Allahabad

♦ Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad

♦ National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur

♦ Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh

♦ Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura

♦ Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh

♦ Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Noida Phase-II

♦ Gurukul Vishwavidyala, Vridanvan


♦ Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Rourkela

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