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23 fake universities identified in India

July 25, 2019

The University Grants Commission released a list of 23 fake universities which are operational across the country. Eight educational institutions are labeled as fake from Uttar Pradesh state with seven of them from Delhi. Every year, UGC releases fake universities list before the college admissions. There have been many universities listed as fake earlier too.

In the University Grants Commissions list of 23 fake universities operational across the country, most of them are located in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. The eight educational institutions in the former are labeled as fake, while seven are from Delhi.

The fake universities which have been found functioning in Delhi are Commercial University, United Nations University, Vocational University, ADR-Centric Juridical University, Indian Institution of Science and Engineering, Viswakarma Open University for Self-employment, Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya and Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya.

Other universities identified as fake universities include one each from Pondicherry, Aligarh, Bihar, Rourkela, Odisha, Kanpur, Pratapgarh, Mathura, Kanpur, Nagpur, Kerala, Karnataka, Bihar and two universities in Allahabad.

UGC also released a list of such fake universities last year which are Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga (Bihar), Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP), Commercial University Ltd Daryaganj (New Delhi), United Nations and Vocational University, Delhi.

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