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UGC declares 20 universities as 'fake'. Most are in Delhi followed by...

Aug 03, 2023 11:58 AM IST

The list features eight universities from Delhi and four from Uttar Pradesh, which have been declared ‘fake’ by the University Grants Commission.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Wednesday announced that it has identified and declared 20 universities across India as "fake." These institutions are not authorized to grant any degrees to students. Among these universities, the highest number (eight) is located in Delhi.

20 universities across India have been recognised as 'fake'.
20 universities across India have been recognised as 'fake'.

The UGC's move aims to protect students from falling into the trap of pursuing education from unaccredited and fraudulent institutions. It is important for students and their parents to verify the accreditation status of universities before enrolling.

"It has come to the notice of the UGC that a number of institutions are offering degrees in contrary to the provisions of the UGC Act. Degrees awarded by such universities shall neither be recognised nor valid for higher education or employment purpose. These universities are not empowered to confer any degree," a statement by UGC secretary Manish Joshi read.

List of fake universities released by the UGC


All India Institute of Public & Physical Health Sciences (AIIPHS) State Government University, Office Kh. No. 608-609, 1st Floor, Sant Kripal Singh Public Trust Building, Near BDO Office, Alipur

Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj

United Nations University, Delhi

Vocational University, Delhi

ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place

Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, Delhi

Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment, Rozgar Sewasadan, 672, Sanjay Enclave, Opp. GTK Depot

Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University), 351-352, Phase-I, Block-A, Vijay Vihar, Rithala, Rohini

Uttar Pradesh

Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad

National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh

Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Bharat Bhawan, Matiyari Chinhat, Faizabad Road, Lucknow

West Bengal

Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata

Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research, Diamond Harbour Road, Builtech inn, Thakurpurkur

Andhra Pradesh

Christ New Testament Deemed University, #32-32-2003, 7th Lane, Kakumanuvarithoto, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh-522002 and another address of Christ New Testament Deemed University, Fit No. 301, Grace Villa Apts., 7/5, Srinagar, Guntur

Bible Open University of India, H.No. 49-35-26, N.G.O’s Colony, Visakhapatnam

KarnatakaBadaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum
KeralaSt. John’s University, Kishanattam
MaharashtraRaja Arabic University, Nagpur
PuducherrySree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education, Thilaspet, Vazhuthavoor Road

Last year, the UGC released a list of 21 universities that it identified as “fake.” Several of the universities have found their place on the list this year as well. According to the UGC, universities are authorized to grant degrees only if they are established under a Central, State/Provincial Act, or if they are recognized as deemed-to-be universities. Additionally, institutions specifically empowered by an Act of Parliament also have the privilege to confer degrees to students. This ensures that degree-granting institutions have the necessary legal backing and authorization to maintain academic standards and offer legitimate qualifications to their students.

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