The University Grants Commission, the apex body for higher education, on Wednesday published a list of fake universities in the country for the benefit of students.
A total of 21 universities have been listed by the UGC. Eight of these 21 fake universities are in Uttar Pradesh (the highest in the country) while six others are in Delhi.
Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar and West Bengal have one fake university each.
According to the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, only a university established by the Central/State/Provincial Act or an institution deemed to be university under Section 3 of the Act is allowed to call themselves as university.
Thereby, any institution that does not comply with the above rule is prohibited from using the term 'university' under Section 23 of the Act.
"Therefore, students and public at large are informed that such 21 self-styled and unrecognized institutions, functioning under the contravention of the UGC Act are declared as fake, and are not entitled to confer any degrees further," the UGC said in its notice.
Here is the list of the fake universities:
State-wise List of fake Universities as in may, 2014
- Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar.Delhi
- 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.Karnataka
- Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka.Kerala
- St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala.Madhya Pradesh
- Kesarwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.Maharashtra
- Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra.Tamil Nadu
- D.D.B. Sanskrit University, Putur, Trichi, Tamil Nadu.West Bengal
- Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkatta.Uttar Pradesh
- Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) Jagatpuri, Delhi.
- Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women’s University) Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
- Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
- National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.
- Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
- Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.
- Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area,Khoda,Makanpur,Noida Phase-II, Uttar Pradesh.
- Gurukul Vishwavidyala, Vridanvan, Uttar Pradesh.
* Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, UP - the matter is subjudice before the District Judge - Lucknow
For More info: http://www.ugc.ac.in/page/Fake-Universities.aspx