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List of Fake Universities in India by UGC

Published: | January 04, 2019
List of Fake Universities in India by UGC

There are over 25 fake universities in India that have been identified by the University Grants Commission (UGC). These fake universities are not entitled to confer a degree to a student and are considered invalid.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) is the nodal regulator of higher education in the country. It is the responsibility of the UGC to keep a check on the quality of the universities across the country. Because of its rigorous approach and work in this regard, UGC has been able to list fake universities in India that had been functioning without approval. These universities neither have the required recognition nor the degrees awarded by them are considered valid.

UGC has time and again cautioned students to keep a tab on the list of fake universities in India which is updated periodically on its official website. It is the sole responsibility of the students to check the UGC recognition of the varsity before seeking admission or investing any money for higher education. UGC maintains that it shall not be held responsible in case students are cheated by the bogus institutes that have been functioning in the country. Recently, once again, the UGC has written to the state governments asking them to take strict action against such fake universities in India.

According to the UGC Act 1956, universities can award degrees only if they are established under the central, provincial or state Act. Deemed institutes established under Section 3 of UGC Act are only eligible to award degrees. On the other hand, institutions that are specifically empowered by an Act of Parliament are eligible to confer degrees to students.

Also Read: List of Fake Technical Colleges in Haryana

As per Section 23 of the UGC Act, no institute must include the name ‘University’ unless they are established under central/ state/ provincial act (or) as per the process mentioned above.

After a detailed inspection and survey, UGC figured out self-styled and unrecognized institutions that are functioning in contravention of the UGC Act in different parts of the country. Please note that this list of fake universities was last updated by UGC in April 2018.

CollegeDekho brings you the complete list of fake universities in India.

Fake Universities in India:

Name of the University


Nababharat Shiksha Parishad


Gurukul Vishwavidyalaya

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad

Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya

Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University)

Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh

National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith

Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

Mahila Gram Vidyapith (Women’s University)

Prayag, Uttar Pradesh

Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research

Kolkata, West Bengal

Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine

Kolkata, West Bengal

D.D.B. Sanskrit University

Trichy, Tamil Nadu

Raja Arabic University

Nagpur, Maharashtra

St. John’s University


Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society

Belgaum, Karnataka

Indian Institution of Science and Engineering

New Delhi

ADR-Centric Juridical University

New Delhi

Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University)

New Delhi

Vocational University


United Nations University


Commercial University Ltd


Varanaseya Sanskrit University


Maithili University


North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology


Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment


Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM)


Bharatiya Shiksha Parishad


Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education


Also Read: UGC is Successful in Figuring Out Fake Universities: HRD Ministry

The above-mentioned universities have been officially declared as fake universities by UGC and they are not entitled to confer a degree. Students must not take seek admission in these fake universities. If any student has any doubt regarding the recognition of any university or college - you can also post your queries in our QnA section.

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