UGC Release List of 24 Fake Universitiesn Across India, Most of them From UP & Delhi

The University Grants Commission (UGC) today declared 24 universities as 'fake' in a move to carry its responsibility of maintaining standards of Higher Education in the country.

"It is observed that there are some institutions offering undergraduate or postgraduate degrees in various subjects, which are not established under either Central or State or UGC Act and hence, these institutions are fake universities/vishwavpidyalayas and do not have any right to confer/grant degrees," the education body said in a statement.

Aspiring students are advised not to pursue higher education courses with such self-styled universities/vishwavidyalaya. Presently, there are 24 such self-styled fake Universities/Vishwavidyalayas on the records of the Commission which are functioning in contravention of the provisions of the UGC Act, 1956, UGC further stated.

Most of these universities are from Delhi (7) and Uttar Pradesh (8).

Here is the state-wise list of fake universities declared by UGC:


1. Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi.

2. United Nations University, Delhi.

3. Vocational University, Delhi.

4. ADR-Centric Juridical University

5. Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi.

6. Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment

7. Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University)


1. Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak


St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala.


Raja Arabic University, Nagpur

West Bengal

Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkatta.

Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research

Uttar Pradesh

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

2. Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women’s University) Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.

3. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.

4. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

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


1. Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Rourkela-769014.

2. North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Odisha.


Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education, Puducherry - 605009

Andhra Pradesh

Christ New Testament Deemed University, #32-32-2003, 7th Lane, Kakumanuvarithoto, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh-522002 and another address of Christ New Testament Deemed University, Fit No. 301, Grace Villa Apts., 7/5, Srinagar, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh-522002

UGC further clarified that these fake universities are not empowered to confer any degree.

It said that Under Section 23 of the UGC Act prohibits the use of the word 'University' by any institution other than a university established and recognised by UGC.

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