Attention Aspirants, The University Grants Commission (UGC), the higher education regulation commission released a public notice listing 23 fake universities operating in the country. The UGC has informed students at large that at present these 23 ‘self-styled, unrecognized institutions’ are functioning in various parts of the country in contravention of the UGC Act.
According to the UGC List, Most of them are located in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. The eight educational institutions in the former are labelled as fake, while seven are from Delhi. While on the other hand the Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Puducherry have a fake university each according to the list released by the UGC.
As per the UGC Notice, Out of the 23 institutions, as many as 14 of them also appear on the 2005-06 list of fake universities published by UGC. These long-term culprits, include four institutions in Delhi- Commercial University, United Nations University, Vocational University and ADR-Centric Juridical University.
Apart from these institutions, Seven institutions in Uttar Pradesh have also been on the list since 2005: Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, Gandhi Hindi Vidyapeeth, National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Open University, Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya and the Maharana Partap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya.
Some of the other fake universities which seem to have existed for the last 14 years despite UGC’s watchlist include the Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society (Karnataka), St. John’s University (Kerala) and Raja Arabic University (Maharashtra).
Statewise List of Fake Universities
The UGC Anti-Malpractice Cell was set up in 1995. The Anti-Malpractice Cell of UGC deal with complaints regarding fake universities and take action against them. Through the years, the UGC’s annual reports have documented occasional FIRs and show cause notices filed against some of these fake Universities. Despite the Cell’s efforts, many of the fake Universities are still working. Below we have mentioned the state-wise list of fake universities released by University grant commission. Let’s have a look:
1. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur
2. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University),
3. Aligarh Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura
4. Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh
5. Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya,
6. Varanasi Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women’s University), Allahabad
7. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad
8. Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area, Khod
ADR-Centric Juridical University
Indian Institute of Science and Engineering
Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment
Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj
United Nations University
Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University)
Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya
Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Rourkela
North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology
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
Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education
Best of Luck…!!