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UGC Relases List of 21 Fake Universities

New Delhi, July 2, 2015: Warning students to refrain from enrolling in fake institutions, the UGC has released a list of 21 such bogus varsities of which eight are in Uttar Pradesh and six in Delhi.

In a notification issued today, the UGC has listed 21 fake universities - eight in UP, six in Delhi and one each in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar and West Bengal.

UGC relases list of 21 fake universities

According to the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, only a university established by the Central/State/Provincial Act or an institution deemed to be university under Section 3 of the Act is allowed to call themselves as university.

Therefore, any institution that does not comply with the above rule is prohibited from using the term 'university' under Section 23 of the Act.

The six universities in Delhi which have been described as fake by the UGC include Varanseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Commercial University Ltd, United Nations University, Vocational University, ADR-Central Juridical University and ADR-Central Juridical University.

"Students and public at large are informed that such 21 self-styled and unrecognized institutions, functioning under the contravention of the UGC Act are declared as fake, and are not entitled to confer any degrees further," the UGC said in its notice.

UGC, the apex body for higher education, periodically comes out with a list of fake universities for the benefit of students.

Here is the list of the fake universities

No Name of the Universities Location
 1 Maithili University Darbhanga, Bihar
 2 Varanseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya Delhi
 3 Commercial University Ltd Delhi
 4 United Nations University Delhi
 5 Vocational University Delhi
 6 ADR- Central Juridical University Delhi
 7 Indian Institution of Science and Engineering
 8 Badagnavi Sarkar World Open Educational Society Belgaum, Karnataka
 9 St. John's University Kishanattam, Kerala
 10 Kesarwani Vidyapith Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
 11 Raja Arabic University Nagpur, Maharashtra
 D D B Sanskrit University Putur, Trichy, Tamil Nadu
 13 Indian institute of Alternative Medicine Kolkata, West Bengal
 14 Mahila Gram Vidyapith Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
 Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
 16 National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
 17 Netaki Subhash Chandra Bose University Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
 18 Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya Uttar Pradesh
 19 Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vidyalaya Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh
 20 Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad Noida-Phase II, Uttar Pradesh
 21 Gurukul Vishwavidyalaya Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

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