List of Fake Universities in India by UGC (New List)

Published: | October 09, 2019
List of Fake Universities in India by UGC (New List)

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 July 2019.

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

Fake Universities in India:




Uttar Pradesh

National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur


Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University)


Aligarh Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura


Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh


Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya


Varanasi Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women’s University), Allahabad


Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad

Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area, Khod


Union Territory

DR-Centric Juridical University

New Delhi

National Institute of Management Solutions (NIMS) - Janakpuri

Indian Institute of Science and Engineering

Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment

Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj

United Nations University

Vocational University

Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University)

Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya

Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education



Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Rourkela


North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology


West Bengal

Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata


Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research, Kolkata


Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Belgaum St John’s University, Kishanattam



Raja Arabic University, Nagpur


Click here for the Official UGC List of Fake Universities 2019

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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