UGC Releases List of 24 ‘Self-Styled’ Fake Universities in India

Published: | April 25, 2018
UGC Releases List of 24 ‘Self-Styled’ Fake Universities in India
  • Among the 24 fake universities in India, eight universities are in the national capital Delhi.
  • As per UGC, fake universities are not entitled to award degrees.

The UGC (University Grants Commission) has released a new list of 24 self-styled and fake universities in India. Surprisingly, eight out of 24 fake universities are located in Delhi. As per UGC, these universities do not have UGC recognition, and they are functioning in contravention of UGC Act. Therefore, these universities are declared fake and are not authorised to award degrees.

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According to UGC Act 1956, only those universities established under a Central/ State/ Provincial Act are authorised to award degrees. Similarly, deemed universities recognised by UGC are also eligible to offer courses and award degrees.

UGC List of 24 Self-Style Fake Universities in India: -

Name of the Fake University


United Nations University


Commercial University Ltd

Daryaganj, Delhi

Maithili University

Darbhanga, Bihar

Vocational University


Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University)

Rohini, Delhi

Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment

New Delhi

Indian Institution of Science and Engineering

New Delhi

ADR-Centric Juridical University

New Delhi

St. John’s University

Kishanattam, Kerala

Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society

Belgaum, Karnataka

Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine


Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research


Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith


Mahila Gram Vidyapith (Women’s University)


Varanaseya Sanskrit Vidyalaya


Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya


Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (Open) University


National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy


Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education


North Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology


Nababharat Shiksha Parishad


Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad


Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya


Bharatiya Shiksha Parishad (The matter has been moved to Court before the District Judge, Lucknow)


Also Read: UGC Successful in Identifying Fake Universities in India

As per UGC, all the above-mentioned universities have been declared fake. It is the responsibility of the public to be cautious and not to take admission in these fake universities.


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