21 Fake Universities in India: UGC Report

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has spotted a good number of fake universities in India.

Created On: Oct 23, 2013 18:10 IST
Modified On: Oct 24, 2013 11:55 IST

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has spotted a good number of fake universities in India. The commission has posted on its official website a list of 21 unrecognized institutions located in nine states of India. These fake educational premises are functioning against the provisions of the UGC Act, 1956.

These unrecognized institutions have been declared fake by the UGC, and hence, they don’t have any right to offer academic degrees.

Only universities that are established by an Act of Parliament or the State Legislature or an institution deemed to be a university or an institution especially empowered by an Act of the Parliament can award degrees, asserts the Section 22(1) of the UGC Act. Further, according to the existing UGC law, no institutions other than a university established by or under a Central or a State Act or a Provincial Act can use the word "University" in its nomenclature.

The following 21 universities have been found to defy the UGC Act, 1956 and have been declared as fake universities:




1. Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar




1. Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi

2. United Nations University, Delhi

3. Vocational University, Delhi

4. ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi - 110 008

5. Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi



1. Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum



1. St. John's University, Kishanattam

Madhya Pradesh


1. Keserwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur



1. Raja Arabic University, Nagpur


Tamil Nadu


1. D.D.B. Sanskrit University, Putur, Trichi, Tamil Nadu

West Bengal


1. Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata

Uttar Pradesh


1. Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) / Jagatpuri, Delhi.

2. Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women's University) Prayag, Allahabad (UP)

3. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad (UP)

4. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur

5. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh (UP)

6. Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura (UP)

7. Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh (UP)

8. Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area, Khoda, Makanpur, Noida Phase- II, (UP)

9. Gurukul Vishwavidyalaya ,Vrindavan, Mathura, (UP)

Another University -- Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, UP – is currently a sub judice matter before the District Judge, Lucknow, and is likely at the status of fake university.

The UGC has warned students against pursuing any higher education course at any of the aforementioned institutions.

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