Published: 08th October 2020
Uttar Pradesh, Delhi have 15 of 24 fake universities in the country according to UGC's 2020 list
On Wednesday, the UGC had released a list of 24 self-styled unrecognised 'universities'. Eight of them are located in Uttar Pradesh
A third of the total number of fake universities in the country are located in Uttar Pradesh. According to the latest list of unrecognised, self-styled universities released by the University Grants Commission, eight out of the 24 universities are located in UP. These universities are functioning against the guidelines laid down by the UGC Act and have no right to award degrees. They are also banned from using the term 'university' along with their name.
The UP-based institutions are Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya and Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad.
The state is followed by Delhi, which is home to seven fake universities - Commercial University Ltd., United Nations University, Delhi, Vocational University, ADR-Centric Juridical University, Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment and Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University).
At the same time, two fake universities each are located in Odisha and West Bengal and one each in Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh.
Here's the remaining list of institutions:
Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society
St. John’s University
Raja Arabic University
Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine
Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research
Nababharat Shiksha Parishad
North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology
Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education
Christ New Testament Deemed University