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July 26, 2019 Friday 12:02:06 PM IST

UGC Releases Fake Universities List

Education Information

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on July 23, 2019, released a list of fake universities operating in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Puducherry.

The notification regarding fake universities was released on the official website of the UGC - ugc.ac.in. The Commission has warned students against taking admission in these institutions.

The notification released by the UGC reads, "Students and public at large are hereby informed that at present 23 self-styled, unrecognised institutions are functioning in various parts of the country in contravention of the UGC Act."

Here is the list of Fake Universities released by UGC:


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), and Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad (Noida).

Delhi-Commercial University Ltd, United Nations University, Vocational University, ADR–Centric Juridical University, Indian Institution of Science and Engineering, Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University) and Viswakarma Open University for SelfEmployment

West Bengal- Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, and Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research


Odisha- Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, and North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology

Karnataka- Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum

Kerala-St John's University, Kishanattam

Maharashtra- Raja Arabic University, Nagpur


Puducherry- Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education.

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