22 Fake Universities Listed by UGC in 2017; This Year the Number Is 24

Last Modified: 24 Feb 2024

Last year, UGC had released a list that stated 22 self-styled varsities and had strictly warned students to be watchful before taking admission.

New Delhi: 26.04.2018: It’s admission time. Students across the country are gearing up for admission in their favourite universities for different UG and PG courses. Wait a minute! Did you check the recent development on the list of fake universities published by the University Grant Commission? The number is 24. Last year, UGC had released a list that stated 22 self-styled varsities and had strictly warned students to be watchful before enrolling in any course in the following twenty-two fake universities.

  1. Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar
  2. Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi, UP/Jagatpuri, Delhi
  3. Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi
  4. United Nations University, Delhi
  5. Vocational University, Delhi
  6. Indian Institution of Science and Engineering, New Delhi
  7. ADR-Centric Juridical University, New Delhi
  8. Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Belgaum (Karnataka)
  9. St. John’s University, Kerala
  10. Raja Arabic University, Nagpur
  11. Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Mathura
  12. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University, Aligarh
  13. D.D.B. Sanskrit University, Trichi, Tamil Nadu
  14. Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, UP
  15. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy
  16. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Allahabad
  17. Mahila Gram Vidyalaya, Prayag, Allahabad
  18. Institute of Alternative Medicine an Research, Thakupukur, Kolkata
  19. Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata
  20. Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Makanpur, Noida Phase II
  21. Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Rourkela
  22. Gurukul Vishwavidyalaya Vrindavan, Mathura, UP

The institutions or varsities mentioned above have been confirmed as false universities; hence, these are not entitled to confer any degree to students. As per the UGC notification on fake universities, “The University Grants Commission Act, 1956 under section 22 (1) provides that a degree can be awarded, only by a University established under a central, State/Provincial Act or an institution deemed to be university under section 3 of the UGC Act or an Institution especially empowered by an Act of Parliament to confer the degree.

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