UGC List of Fake Universities in India
Team Careers360, 22 Mar 2017

List of Fake Universities in India - The University Grants Commission (UGC) has black-listed as many as 25 institutions and tagged them as 'Fake Universities’. Careers360 brings you the list of ‘Fake Universities in India’ in accordance with the UGC list announced in September 2016.
Many institutions use the word 'University', despite UGC prohibiting the same unless an institution fits into a defined set of criteria. The UGC defines a University to be the one established by a Central/State/Provincial Act or an ‘institution Deemed to be University’ under section 3 or an institution specially empowered by an Act of Parliament to confer UGC specified degrees under section 22(3) of the Act.

Moreover, the UGC Act prohibits the use of the word ‘University’ by any institution other than a University established as defined above.

After due verification, the UGC has listed a total of 25 operating institutions as fake Universities. The UGC has also stated thatsuch self-styled, unrecognized Universities which are functioning in contravention of the UGC Act has been declared as fake and not entitled to confer any degrees."

The UGC's Fake Universities list carries a maximum number of 8 institutions from Uttar Pradesh followed by 7 institutions from Delhi. Further, other states including Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have one institution each listed as a fake university by UGC. Moreover, this year's latest addition is two 'universities' from Odisha state. Additionally, Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya located in Jagatpuri of Delhi has been dropped from the list, even as another university from Delhi has been recognised as 'fake' by the UGC. One university form the union territory of Puducherry has also made its name the recent list of fake universities in India.

Besides, this addition, the UGC has also omitted out one institution that was in the last year's 'Fake Universities' list. Answering to Careers360 queries on listing-out 'Kerserwani Vidyapeeth', an institution of Madhya Pradesh, the UGC said, "After the death of Sunderlal Kesherwani, Director of Keshervani Vidyapeeth, the institution had been closed down and is nor more existing." Moreover, the UGC has also forwarded an official document (dated October 16, 2015) to Careers360 stating the same. Check the updated list of 'Fake Universities' below.

Further, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the regulatory body for technical education in India had also announced a list of colleges that are offering technical programmes without the former's approval. The tables below in this page list out such technical institutions across the nation which have been de-recognised or are 'fake technical institutions' according to AICTE.

Fake Universities List in India by UGC

S. No.

States

Fake Universities

Location

1

Bihar

Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya

Darbhanga, Bihar

2

Delhi

Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment

Sanjay Enclave, Opp. GTK Depot, Delhi

Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spritual University)Phase1, Block A, Vijay Vihar, Rithala, Rohini, Delhi

Commercial University Ltd

Daryaganj, Delhi

United Nations University

Delhi

Vocational University

Delhi

ADR–Centric Juridical University

Rajendra Place, New Delhi


Indian Institution of Science and Engineering

New Delhi

3

Karnataka

Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society

Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka

4

Kerala

St. John’s University

Kishanattam, Kerala

5

Odisha

Nababharat Siksha Parishad

Anupoorna Bhawan, Shaktinagar, Rourkela

North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology

Odisha

6PuducherrySree Bodhi Academy of Higher EducationThilaspet, Vazhuthavoor Road, Puducherry

7

Maharashtra

Raja Arabic University

Nagpur, Maharashtra

8

Tamilnadu

D.D.B Sanskrit University

Putur, Trichi, Tamil Nadu

9

West Bengal

Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine

Kolkata, West Bengal

Institute of Alternative Medicine an Research

8A, Diamond Harbor Road, Kolkata

10

Uttar Pradesh

Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya (Women’s University)

Prayag, Allahabad

Gandhi Hindi Vidyapeeth

Prayag, Allahabad

National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy

Kanpur

Netaji Subhash Candra Bose University (Open University)

Achaltal, Aligarh

Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya

Kosi Kalan, Mathura

Maharana Partap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya

Pratapgarh

Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad

Khoda, Makanpur, Noida, Phase II

Gurukul Vishwavidyalaya

Vrindavan, Mathura

Apart from the above listed ‘Fake Universities’, status of ‘Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh’ is subjudice before the District Judge, Lucknow.

*The list above is based on UGC notification of February 2019

What are Fake Universities in India?

Universities which offers degrees which are not approved by University Grant Commission (UGC) and Government of India are considered to be the fake universities in India. UGC is a body set up by Union Government of India which is responsible for maintaining the higher education and providing recognization to the universities in India. The role of UGC is also to list out those universities in the country which are not adhering the proper guidelines released by the statutory body. Students are advised not to enroll themselves in any such programme offered by these self styled or fake universities.

Last year, the UGC apart from the above listed colleges had also put the following institution in it's Fake Universities list -

Sr. No.

States

Fake universities

Location

1

Delhi

Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya

Jagatpuri, Delhi

2

Madya Pradesh

Kerserwani Vidyapeeth

Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

List of Institutions conducting technical programmes without AICTE approval (as of year 2013)


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List of Institutions conducting technical programmes without AICTE approval (as of year 2014)


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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UGC List of Fake Universities in India

Question: Who has deemed these universities as fake? How many universities are to be blamed?

Answer:

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has black-listed as many as 23 institutions and tagged them as 'Fake Universities’.

Question: What is the authentic meaning of a University?

Answer:

The UGC defines a University to be the one established by a Central/State/Provincial Act or an ‘institution Deemed to be University’ under section 3 or an institution specially empowered by an Act of Parliament to confer UGC specified degrees under section 22(3) of the Act.

Question: How many institutions are fake in India?

Answer:

After due verification, the UGC has listed a total of 22 operating institutions as fake Universities.

Question: Where are these universities from?

Answer:

The UGC's Fake Universities list carries a maximum number of 8 institutions from Uttar Pradesh followed by 6 institutions from Delhi. Further, other states including Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have one institution each listed as a fake university by UGC

Question: Where did the Careers360 get these information from?

Answer:

Careers360 brings you the list of ‘Fake Universities in India’ in accordance with the UGC list announced in September 2016.

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