UGC declares 24 universities as fake; maximum from Uttar Pradesh followed by Delhi

While eight of these universities are from Uttar Pradesh, Delhi has seven, and Odisha and West Bengal two each.

October 07, 2020 06:02 pm | Updated 10:51 pm IST - New Delhi

A view of the University Grants Commission (UGC), in New Delhi.

A view of the University Grants Commission (UGC), in New Delhi.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on October 7 announced a list of 24 “self-styled, unrecognised institutions” in the country, terming them as “fake” with the maximum of them operating from Uttar Pradesh followed by Delhi.

“Students and public are informed that currently 24 self-styled, unrecognised institutions are functioning in contravention of the UGC Act, which have been declared as fake universities and these are not empowered to confer any degree,” UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain said.

While eight of these universities are from Uttar Pradesh, Delhi has seven, and Odisha and West Bengal two each.

Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Puducherry and Maharashtra have one such fake university each.

List of institutions declared as "Fake Universities" by the UGC:


1. Commercial University Ltd. Daryaganj, Delhi

2. United Nations University, Delhi

3. Vocational University, Delhi

4. ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25, Rajendra Place, New Delhi — 110 008

5. Indian Institution of Science and Engineering, New Delhi

6. Viswakarma Open University for Self-employment, India, Rozgar Sewasadan, 672, Sanjay Enclave, Opp. GTK Depot, New Delhi — 110 033

7. Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University), 351-352, Phase-1, Block-A, Vijay Vihar, Rithala, Rohini, Delhi — 110 085


8. Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum


9. St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala


10. Raja Arabic University, Nagpur

West Bengal

11. Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, 80, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata — 20

12. Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research, 8-A, Diamond Harbor Road Builtech inn, 24 Floor, Thakurpukur, Kolkata — 700 063

Uttar Pradesh

13. Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyala, Varanasi, U.P./Jagatpuri, Delhi

14. Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women’s University) Prayag, Allahabad (U.P.)

15. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad (U.P.)

16. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur

17. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh (U.P.)

18. Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura (U.P.)

19. Maharana Partap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh (U.P.)

20. Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area, Khoda, Makanpur, Noida Phase-2, (U.P.)


21. Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Plot No. 242, Pani Tanki Road, Shakti Nagar, Rourkela — 769 014

22. North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, University Road Baripada, Distt. Mayurbhanj,  Odisha — 757 003


23. Sree Bodhi academy of Higher Education, No. 186, Thilaspet, Vazhuthavoor Road, Puducheey — 605 009

Andhra Pradesh

24. Christ New Testament Deemed University, # 32-23-2003, 7" Lane, Kakumanuvarithota, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh — 522 002 or # fit No. 301, Grace Villa Apts., 7/5, Srinagar, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh — 522 002

*Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, U.P. — the matter is subjudice before the District Judge - Lucknow

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