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Alert for students and parents: UGC notifies list of fake universities

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New Delhi:  The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released the list of fake universities which are operating in India without approval from appropriate authorities. From time to time, the UGC publicises this fake universities list for the interest of public so that students and parents will not fall into any trap of these illegal universities. The UGC has taken punitive actions against these fake higher education institutes and are blacklisted.

Out of 22 fake universities in the list, nine are from Uttar Pradesh and five are from Delhi while two each from Odisha and West Bengal. The list has one fake university each in the states given below: Bihar, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Kerala. The UGC has alerted that these fake universities (list is given below) are not entitled to confer any degrees.

The UGC said that the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 under section 22(L) provides that only a University established by a central, State/provincial Act or an institution deemed to be university under section 3 or an institution especially empowered by an Act of parliament to confer UGC specified degrees under section 22(3) of the Act.

Further, Section 23 of the UGC Act prohibits the use of word “University” by any institution other than a university established as stated above. Therefore, students and public at large are hereby informed that such 22 self-styled, unrecognized institutions functioning in contravention of the UGC Act have been declared as fake and not entitled to confer any degrees.

State-wise List of fake Universities as on 02 August 2016 (Notified by UGC):   


Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar.


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.


Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka.


St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala.


Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra.

West Bengal

Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkatta.

Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research,8-A, Diamond Harbour Road, Builtech inn, 2nd Floor, Thakurpurkur, Kolkatta – 700063

Uttar Pradesh

Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) Jagatpuri, Delhi.

Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women’s University) Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.

Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.

National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.

Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area,Khoda,Makanpur,Noida Phase-II, Uttar Pradesh.

Gurukul Vishwavidyala, Vridanvan, Uttar Pradesh.


Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Plot No. 242, Pani Tanki Road,Shaktinagar, Rourkela-769014.

North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Odisha.

* Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, UP – the matter is subjudice before the District Judge – Lucknow

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