University Grants Commission
Fake Universities in the Country
The University Grants Commission Act, 1956 casts a duty upon
the Commission to take all such steps as it may think fit for maintenance of
standards in the field of higher education. As per Section 22(1) of the UGC Act
, only a University established by an Act of Parliament or the State Legislature
or an Institution deemed to be a University or an Institution especially
empowered by an Act of the Parliament is entitled to award degrees. Further, the
institutions established as stated above can award only those degrees, which are
specified by the UGC under Section 22(3) of the UGC Act, 1956.
Further, the UGC Act prohibits the use of the word
“University” by any institution other than a university established by or under
a Central or a State Act or a Provincial Act.
In view of the above, students and the public at large are
hereby informed that the UGC has identified, so far, the following 21
self-styled, unrecognized institutions in nine states, which are functioning in
contravention of the provisions of the UGC Act. All these institutions have been
declared as fake and do not have any right to confer or grant degrees.
Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar.
Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi.
United Nations University, Delhi.
Vocational University, Delhi.
ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala
Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi – 110 008.
Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi.
Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society,
Gokak, Belgaum (Karnataka)
St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala
Keserwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur (M.P)
Raja Arabic University, Nagpur
D.D.B. Sanskrit University, Putur, Trichi, Tamil Nadu.
Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkatta
Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) /
Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women’s
University) Prayag, Allahabad ( UP )
Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad (UP)
National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University),
Achaltal, Aligarh (UP).
Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura (UP).
Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya,
Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area, Khoda,
Makanpur, Noida Phase- II, (UP)
Gurukul Vishwavidyalaya ,Vrindavan, Mathura, (UP).
* Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, UP - the matter is
subjudice before the District Judge , Lucknow.
Courtesy : UGC