UGC releases list of 24 fake universities

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NEW DELHI: In the interest of students and public at large, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has released the list of 24 fake universities. UGC has said that these 24 ‘self-styled, unrecognised’ institutions functioning in contravention of the UGC Act have been declared as fake and “are not entitled to confer any degrees”.
State-wise list of fake universities:
Bihar
Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar

Delhi
Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi
United Nations University, Delhi
Vocational University, Delhi
ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi – 110 008
Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi
Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment, Rozgar Sewasadan, 672, Sanjay Enclave, Opp. GTK Depot, Delhi-110033
Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University), 351-352, Phase-I, Block-A, Vijay Vihar, Rithala, Rohini, Delhi-110085

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

Kerala
St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala.

Maharashtra
Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra.

West Bengal
Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata.
Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research,8-A, Diamond Harbour Road, Builtech inn, 2nd Floor, Thakurpurkur, Kolkatta – 700063

Uttar Pradesh
Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) Jagatpuri, Delhi
Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women’s University) Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh
Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area,Khoda,Makanpur,Noida Phase-II, Uttar Pradesh

Odisha
Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Plot No. 242, Pani Tanki Road,Shaktinagar, Rourkela-769014
North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Odisha

Puducherry

Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education, No. 186, Thilaspet, Vazhuthavoor Road, Puducherry-605009
Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, UP – the matter is subjudice before the district judge – Lucknow

The University Grants Commission Act, 1956 under Section 22(1) provides that only a university established by a Central, State/Provincial Act or an institution deemed to be university under section 3 or an institution especially empowered by an Act of Parliament to confer UGC specified degrees under section 22(3) of the Act. Sub.:- Public Notice on Fake Universities. Further, section 23 of the UGC Act prohibits the use of word “University” by any institutions other than a university established as stated above.

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