UGC Releases List Of Fake Universities; Most Are In UP


NEW DELHI —  The University Grant Commission on Tuesday released a list of 23 “self-styled, unrecognised” institutions that are functioning in various parts of the country, and warned students against taking admission in these institutions.

“The University Grants Commission Act, 1956 under Section 22(1) provides that a degree can be awarded, only by a University established under a Central, State/Provincial Act or an institution deemed to be university under Section 3 of the UGC Act or an institution especially empowered by an Act of Parliament to confer the degree,” the UGC said in a statement.

It also clarified that Section 23 of the UGC Act prohibits the word “university” by any institution other than a university established as stated above.

The full list of fake universities

Uttar Pradesh

Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya (Varanasi)

Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya (Prayagraj)

Gandhi Hindi Vidyapeeth (Varanasi)

National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy (Kanpur)

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Open University (Aligarh)

Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya (Mathura)

Maharana Partap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya (Pratapgarh)

Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad (Noida)


Commercial University Ltd

United Nations University

Vocational University

ADR-Centric Juridical University

Indian Institution of Science and Engineering

Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University)

Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment

West Bengal

Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine 

Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research 


Nababharat Shiksha Parishad 

North Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology

Other unrecognised universities

Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society (Karnataka)

St John’s University (Kerala)

Raja Arabic University (Maharashtra)

Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education (Puducherry)

The UGC has also informed that in the case of Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad in Lucknow, the matter is sub-judice.    






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