The University Grants Commission (UGC), which is a statutory body set up by the Ministry of Education to regulate all universities in India, has declared over 21 universities as fake, and they don’t have the access to offer degrees to any student. Universities have to register themselves with the UGC to be eligible to offer degrees. The UGC has some sets of rules and regulations which must be followed by universities to run educational programs.
In academic year 2022, a total of 21 universities have been considered fake by the UGC, as compared to last year (2021), when a total of 24 universities were declared fake. Delhi has the highest number of fake universities as the state has a total of eight universities that were unable to fulfill the guidelines of UGC. Uttar Pradesh has the second most number of fake universities, 4 universities in the state were caught fake by the UGC.
How does UGC declare an educational firm as a fake university?
The UGC keeps monitoring all the universities and keeps looking at firms that are unable to fulfill the set parameters. The UGC is open to receiving complaints about such universities and responding to the local authorities and students.
The UGC has released a public notice in which they stated, “Students and Public at large are hereby informed that presently following 21 self-styled, unrecognized institution which are functioning in contravention of the UGC Act, have been declared as fake universities and these are not empowered to confer any degree.”
The full list of the declared 21 fake universities in 2022 by the UGC is mentioned below.
|S.No||Name of the university||State|
|1||All India Institute of Public & Physical Health Sciences (AIIPHS) State Government University, Office Kh. No. 608-609, 1st Floor, Sant Kripal Singh Public Trust Building, Near BDO Office, Alipur, Delhi-110036||Delhi|
|2||Commercial University Ltd.||Delhi|
|3||United Nations University||Delhi|
|5||ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi – 110 008.||Delhi|
|6||Indian Institute of Science and Engineering||Delhi|
|7||Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment, Rozgar Sewasadan, 672, Sanjay Enclave, Opp. GTK Depot, Delhi-110033.||Delhi|
|8||Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University), 351-352, Phase-I, Block-A, Vijay Vihar, Rithala, Rohini, Delhi-110085||Delhi|
|9||Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka.||Karnataka|
|10||St. John’s University||Kerala|
|11||Raja Arabic University||Maharashtra|
|12||Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine||West Bengal|
|13||Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research,8-A, Diamond Harbour Road, Builtech inn, 2nd Floor, Thakurpurkur, Kolkatta – 700063||West Bengal|
|14||Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag||Uttar Pradesh|
|15||National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy||Uttar Pradesh|
|16||Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal||Uttar Pradesh|
|17||Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Bharat Bhawan, Matiyari Chinhat, Faizabad Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh – 227 105||Uttar Pradesh|
Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Plot No. 242, Pani Tanki Road,Shaktinagar, Rourkela-769014.
|19||North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology||Odisha|
|20||Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education, No. 186, Thilaspet, Vazhuthavoor Road, Puducherry-605009||Puducherry|
|21||Christ New Testament Deemed University, #32-32-2003, 7th Lane, Kakumanuvarithoto, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh-522002 and another address of Christ New Testament Deemed University, Fit No. 301, Grace Villa Apts., 7/5, Srinagar, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh-522002||Andhra Pradesh|