UGC names 24 fake universities

07 Oct 2020


The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released the list of fake universities. The list has a total of 24 fake universities spread across the country.

These universities are not empowered to confer any degree, as per the Commission. The list includes 7 universities in Delhi and 8 in Uttar Pradesh, accounting for a majority of institutions declared as fake by the Commission.
As per the statement released by the commission, these 24 self-styled, unrecognised institutions are functioning in contravention of the UGC Act, and are not empowered to confer any degree. 
The list of universities is given below in the table.
Commercial University Limited, Daryaganj
United Nations University
Vocational University
ADR-Centric Juridical University
Indian Institution of Science & Engineering
Viswakarma Open University for self employment
Adhyatmik University
Uttar Pradesh   
Varanaseya Sanskrit Viswavidyalaya
Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Viswavidyalaya
Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith
National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University)
Uttar Pradesh Viswavidyalaya
Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Viswavidyalaya
Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad
Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society
St. John's University
Raja Arabic University
West Bengal
Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine
Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research
UGC has also directed the universities of India to begin with the new academic session from 1 November 2020. The first-year classes for undergraduate and postgraduate courses will begin in November 2020. The varsities have been asked to wrap up the admission schedule by 30 November.

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