Published: 25th April 2018
Fake universities alert: UGC releases a list of 24 self-styled varsities
According to UGC, the detailed list is also available at UGC website www.ugc.ac.in. The commission warned the public to not to take admission in these fake universities
The University Grants Commission has released a list of 24 "self-styled" and fake varsities across the country including eight in the national Capital.
"Students and public at large are informed that at present following 24 self-styled and unrecognised institutions are functioning in contravention of the UGC Act in various parts of the country," a notice issued by the UGC read.
"These universities have been declared as fake and are not entitled to confer any degrees," it added.
The fake universities which have been found functioning in Delhi include Commercial University, United Nations University, Vocational University, ADR-Centric Juridical University, Indian Institution of Science and Engineering, Viswakarma Open University for Self-employment, Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya and Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya.
Other universities which have been identified as fake include one each from Pondicherry, Aligarh, Bihar, Rourkela, Odisha, Kanpur, Pratapgarh, Mathura, Kanpur, Nagpur, Kerala, Karnataka, Bihar and two universities in Allahabad.
List of Fake Universities:
Maithili University, Bihar
Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi, UP, Delhi
Commercial University, Delhi
United Nations University, Delhi
Vocational University, Delhi
ADR- Centric Juridical University, Delhi
Indian Institution of Science and Engineering, Delhi
Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University, Belgaum (Karnataka)
St. John's University, Kerala
Raja Arabic University, Nagpur
DDB Sanskrit University, Tamil Nadu
Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata
Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research, Kolkata
Mahila Gram Vidyapith, Allahabad
National University of Electro Complex homeopathy, Kanpur
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University, Aligarh
Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Mathura
Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, UP
Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, UP
Gurukul Vishwavidyalaya Vrindavan, UP
Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Rourkela
Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow