HRD ministry, list of fake Universities maintained by the UGC


New Delhi: Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Satyapal Singh on Thursday in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question said that the University Grants Commission (UGC) has maintained the list of 23 fake Universities/Institution in the country.

The minister said that Lucknow’s Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad and Delhi’s Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) are not recognized by the UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956.

The steps include to identify fake institutions/universities are:

  • Published public Notices on list of fake Universities/Institutions in Hindi and English Newspapers.
  • Sent letters to State Chief Secretaries, Education Secretaries and Principal Secretaries to take action against fake Universities/Institutes of located in their jurisdiction and identify such Universities / Institutes which are functioning in their State.
  • Show Causes Notices have been issued to the unauthorized institutes awarding invalid degrees.
  • Public Notices have been issued on illegal status of Bio-Chemic Education Grant Commission, Nadia, West Bengal and IIPM, New Delhi.

According to the UGC, recognition matter of Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad is subjudice before the District Judge, Lucknow.

  1. Viswakarma Open University for Self-employment, India, Rozgar Sewasadan, 672, sanjay Enclave, Opp. GTK DEPOT, New Delhi-110033
  2. Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research, 8-A, Diamond Harbor Road Builtech inn, 2nd Floor, Thakurpukur, Kolkata-700063
  3. Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education, No. 186, Thilaspet, Vazhuthavoor Road, Pondicherry-605009
  4. North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, University Road Baripada, Distt. Mayurbhanj, Odisha-757003

The 19 other Universities/Institutes include:

  1. Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi.
  2. Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar.
  3. United Nations University, Delhi.
  4. ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi - 110 008.
  5. Vocational University, Delhi.
  6. Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi.
  7. St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala.
  8. Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra.
  9. Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka.
  10. Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkatta.
  11. Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) Jagatpuri, Delhi.
  12. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
  13. Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women’s University) Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
  14. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
  15. Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
  16. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.
  17. Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.
  18. Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Plot No. 242, Pani Tanki Road,Shaktinagar, Rourkela-769014.
  19. Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area,Khoda,Makanpur,Noida Phase-II, Uttar Pradesh.

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