University Grand Commission (UGC) has finally come with lists of fake Universities running in different parts of the country. The lists contain 21 universities that were set up across the country. UP tops the list with 9 such fake universities, followed by 6 in Delhi. As per regulations of UGC Act 1956 only a university established by the Central/State/Provincial Act or an institution deemed to be university under Section 3 of the Act is allowed to function as University. “All such self-styled unrecognized and unapproved institutions are hereby cautioned that running of under-graduate or post-graduate degree courses and giving misleading advertisements shall attract severe action under the provisions of appropriate laws including UGC Act & IPC etc. The aspiring students are advised/cautioned not to pursue higher education courses with the above/such institutions. Anyone dealing with such institutions for pursuing academic studies for degrees shall be doing so at his/her own risk and responsibility,” said a press release. 9 fake Universities in Uttar Pradesh are - Gurukul Vishwavidyalaya, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh Mahila Gram Vishwavidyalaya, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh Gandi Hindi Vidyapith, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Noida, Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh 6 fake Universities in Delhi are -- Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi United Nations University, Delhi Vocational University, Delhi Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi ADR-Centric Juridical University, New Delhi The fake universities are Kesarwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra, St. John's University, Kishanattam, Kerala, Badaganvi Sarkar Open World University Education Society, Belagum, Karnataka, Maithili University, Darbanga, Bihar, Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata, West Bengal, D.D.B. Sanskrit University, Trichi, Tamil Nadu. • For additional information of fake universities, one can visit the official site of UGC, www.ugc.ac.in.