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UGC: List of 21 fake universities in Delhi & other states/UTs

UGC: The University Grants Commission (UGC) released a list of 21 fake universities operating in Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal, UP, Odisha, Puducherry, and Andhra Pradesh on Friday.

“Students and Public at large are hereby informed that presently following 21 self-styled, unrecognised institutions which are functioning in contravention of the UGC Act, have been declared as fake universities and these are not empowered to confer any degree,” UGC wrote in the official notification.

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The notice stated how the university is defined:

“(1) The right of conferring or granting degrees shall be exercised only by a University established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a Provincial Act or a State Act or an institution deemed to be a University under Section 3 or an institution specially empowered by an Act of Parliament to confer or grant degrees.

(2) Save as provided in sub-Section (1), no person or authority shall confer, or grant, or hold himself or itself out as entitled to confer or grant, any degree……”

UGC also mentioned in the notification that “Section 23 of the UGC Act prohibits the use of the word ‘University’ by any institution other than a university established as stated above.”

See the listed universities down below that have been listed as fake universities:


1. All India Institute of Public and Physical Health Sciences (AIIPPHS), State Govemment University

2. Commercial University Ltd. Daryaganj, Delhi

3. United Nations University, Delhi

4. Vocational University, Delhi

5. ADR-Centric Juridical University

6. Indian Institution ofScience and Engineering, New Delhi

7. Viswakarma Open University for Self-employment

8. Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University)

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9. Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society


10. St. John’s University, Kishanattam


11. Raja Arabic University, Nagpur

West Bengal

12. Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine

13. Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research

Uttar Pradesh

14. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad (UP)

15. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur

16. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (open university)

17. Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad


18. Nababharat Shiksha Parishad

19. North Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology


20. Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education

Andhra Pradesh

21. Christ New Testament Deemed University

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