While eight of these universities are from Uttar Pradesh, Delhi has seven, and Odisha and West Bengal two each.
Ahead of the college admissions, the UGC has issued the latest list of fake universities. A total of 24 universities have made it to the list. Most of the ‘fake’ or unrecognised universities in the recently released list are from Uttar Pradesh (UP) followed by Delhi.
Warning students, the UGC said, “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,” the official notice read.
From the Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine to the Indian Institute of Science and Engineering — several institutes having names similar to that of premium education institutes have been termed fake by the UGC. The UGC releases a list of fake institutes annually.
Here’s the list of 24 universities in India declared as fake:
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)
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
Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak
St John’s University, Kishanattam
Raja Arabic University, Nagpur
Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata
Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research, Kolkata
Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Rourkela
North Orissa University o Agriculture and Technology, Mayurbhanj
Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education
Christ New Testament Deemed University