New Delhi/11.02.2019: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recognized 24 fake universities and sent a legal notice to two universities. The Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Satya Pal Singh, said,
“The UGC has issued show-cause/warning notices to fake universities and cautioned that running of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses and giving misleading advertisements shall attract severe action under the provisions of appropriate laws including the UGC Act and the Indian Penal Code.”
With UGC releasing a list of 24 fake universities in April 2018, shockwaves prevailed across the country. Although these 24 self-styled universities are not entitled to confer any degree, these seem to be quite operational throughout the name. More shocking is that out of these 24 varsities seven are from the capital, Delhi.
A notice issued by University Grant Commission reads like this, “Students and public at large are informed that at present following 24 self-styled and unrecognised institutions are functioning in contravention of the UGC Act in various parts of the country. These universities have been declared as fake and are not entitled to confer any degrees.”
Complete List of Fake Universities:
- 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 Institution of Science and Engineering, New Delhi
- Viswakarma Open University for Self-employment, India, Rozgar Sewasadan, 672, Sanjay Enclave, Opp. GTK DEPOT, New Delhi110033
- Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University), 351-352, Phase-I, Block-A, Vijay Vihar, Rithala, Rohini, Delhi-110085
- BadaganviSarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum (Karnataka)
- St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala
- Raja Arabic University, Nagpur
- Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, 80, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata- 20.
- Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research, 8-A, Diamond Harbor Road Builtech inn, 2nd Floor, Thakurpukur, Kolkata-700063.
- Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi, UP/Jagatpuri, Delhi.
- Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women’s University) Prayag, Allahabad ( UP )
- Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad (UP)
- National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur
- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, (UP).
- Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, KosiKalan, Mathura (UP).
- Maharana Partap Shiksha NiketanVishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh (UP).
- Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area, Khoda, Makanpur, Noida, Phase-II, (UP)
- Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, AnupoornaBhawan, Plot No. 242, PaniTanki Road, Shaktinagar, Rourkela-769014.
- North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, University Road Baripada, Distt. Mayurbhanj, Odisha-757003
- Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education, No. 186, Thilaspet, Vazhuthavoor Road, Pondicherry-605009
In 2017, the University Grant Commission had released a list of 22 fake universities. Moreover, UGC had, in November 2017, ordered 123 Deemed-to-be-Universities to omit the word ‘University’ from their names.