Warning students to refrain from enrolling in fake institutions, the UGC has released a list of 21 bogus varsities of which eight are in Uttar Pradesh and six in Delhi.
In a notification issued on Wednesday, 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.
Here goes the list of India's fake universities:
1-Varanseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Delhi
2-Commercial University Ltd, Delhi
3-United Nations University, Delhi
4-Vocational University, Delhi
5-ADR- Central Juridical University, Delhi
6-Indian Institution of Science and Engineering, Delhi
7- Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women's University), Allahabad
8- Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Allahabad
9- National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur
10-Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Aligarh
11-Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Mathura
12-Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh
13-Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Noida-Phase II
14-Gurukul Vishwavidyalaya, Vridanvan, Mathura
15-Maithili University, Darbhanga
16- Badagnavi Sarkar World Open Educational Society, Belgaum
17-St. John's University, Kishanattam
18-Kesarwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur
19- Raja Arabic University, Nagpur
20- D D B Sanskrit University, Putur
21- Indian institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata
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.
“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.