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UGC Releases ‘Fake’ Universities List; BEWARE of These Delhi, Karnataka and UP Universities

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo
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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has published a list of 23 fake Universities that are operational all over India.

And surprisingly most of them are located in Uttar Pradesh and the National Capital. According to UGC, 8 of these fake universities are in UP and 7 in Delhi. The fake universities that have been found functioning in Delhi include Indian Institution of Science and Engineering, Commercial University, Vocational University, United Nations University, ADR-Centric Juridical University, Viswakarma Open University for Self-employment, Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya and Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya.

Here is the State-wise list of fake Universities in India

Fake Universities in Uttar Pradesh

  • National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur

  • Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University),

  • Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh

  • Aligarh Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura

  • Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya,

  • Varanasi Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women’s University), Allahabad

  • Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area, Khod

  • Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad


Fake Universities in Delhi

  • Indian Institute of Science and Engineering

  • ADR-Centric Juridical University

  • Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment

  • United Nations University

  • Commercial University Ltd.

  • Vocational University

  • Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya

  • Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University)


Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Belgaum St John’s University, Kishanattam


Raja Arabic University, Nagpur


Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education


  • North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology

  • Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Rourkela

West Bengal

  • Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata

  • Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research, Kolkata

In addition some other universities that have been identified as fake include one each from Bihar, Rourkela, Pondicherry, Aligarh, Odisha, Kanpur, Mathura, Kanpur, Pratapgarh, Nagpur, Kerala, Karnataka and two universities in Allahabad.

In 2018 also, University Grants Commission had released a list of such fake universities that included Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP), Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga (Bihar), Commercial University Ltd Daryaganj (New Delhi), and Vocational University and United Nations University, Delhi.

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