UGC Releases List of Fake Universities: Most of Them are in Uttar Pradesh & Delhi

    UGC Releases List of Fake Universities
    UGC Releases List of Fake Universities

    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.

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    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:

    Uttar Pradesh

    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

    Vocational University

    Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University)

    Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya


    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


    Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education

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