Alert! UGC Released List of 20 Fake Universities in India, Check List

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has declared 20 universities in India as “Fake“. These institutions are not authorized to grant any degrees to students. You can check the list of fake Universities in this article

The UGC’s move aims to protect students from falling into the trap of pursuing education from unaccredited and fraudulent institutions. It is important for students and their parents to verify the accreditation status of universities before enrolling.

List of Fake Universities in India Released by the UGC

  1. Christ New Testament Deemed University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
  2. Bible Open University of India, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
  3. All India Institute of Public & Physical Health Sciences (AIIPHS) State Government University, Alipur, Delhi
  4. Commercial University Ltd, Daryaganj, Delhi
  5. United Nations University, Delhi
  6. Vocational University, Delhi
  7. ADR-Centric Juridical University, Rajendra Place, New Delhi
  8. Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi
  9. Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment, Delhi
  10. Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University), Rohini, Delhi
  11. Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka
  12. St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala
  13. Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra
  14. Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education, Puducherry
  15. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh
  16. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
  17. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
  18. Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Bharat Bhawan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  19. Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata, West Bengal
  20. Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal

“It has come to the notice of the UGC that a number of institutions are offering degrees in contrary to the provisions of the UGC Act. Degrees awarded by such universities shall neither be recognised nor valid for higher education or employment purpose. These universities are not empowered to confer any degree,” a statement by UGC secretary Manish Joshi read.

It is hereby brought to the notice of students, parents and the general public that degree can be awarded only by Universities/Institutions which are established under a State Act or Central Act or Provincial Act or institution, empowered to confer or grant degrees as per UGC Act, 1956.

However, it has come to the notice of UGC that a number of institutions are offering degrees in contrary to the provisions of the UGC Act. Degrees awarded by such universities/institutions shall neither be recognized nor valid for higher education and employment purposes.

Hence, all concerned are requested to check the UGC website, for information about recognized universities/institutions as well as fake institutions before taking admission in any institution for higher education. Further, if any university/institution is offering academic programmes in contravention of the UGC Act, the same may also be brought to the notice of UGC via email to so that appropriate action can be taken against such institutions.

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