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UGC releases 24 ‘fake’ universities; here’s the full list

October 8, 2020

The University Grants Commission (UGC) released a list of 24 ‘self-styled, unrecognised institutions’ in the country, terming them as ‘fake’ with maximum of them operating from Uttar Pradesh. UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain said, “Students and public are informed that currently 24 self-styled, unrecognised institutions are functioning in contravention of the UGC Act, which have been declared as fake universities and these are not empowered to confer any degree.”

While eight of these universities are from Uttar Pradesh, seven are from Delhi and two each from Odisha and West Bengal. 

As per an official notice by the UGC, “A degree can be awarded, only a University established under a Central, State/Provisional Act or an institution deemed to be university.”

It further said, “Students and public at large are hereby informed that presently following 24 self-styled, unrecognized institutions are functioning in contravention of UGC Act, which have been declared as fake universities.”

Here’s the full list of fake universities across India:

Uttar Pradesh

Varnaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyala, Varanasi
Mahila Gram Vidyapith/ Vishwavidyalya
Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag
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, Paratpgarh
Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Noida


Commercial University Ltd Daryaganj Delhi
United Nations University, Delhi
Vocational University, Delhi
ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House
Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi
Viswakarma Open University for Self-employment, India
Adhyatmik Vishwavidyala (Spiritual University)


Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Rourkela
North Orissa University o Agriculture and Technology, Mayurbhanj

West Bengal

Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata
Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research, Kolkata


Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak


St John’s University, Kishanattam


Raja Arabic University, Nagpur


Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education

Andhra Pradesh

Christ New Testament Deemed University

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