The University Grant Commission (UGC) recently released a list of 22 fake universities that have reportedly been functioning in contravention of the UGC Act in different parts of the country.
According to the UGC Act, only those universities that have been established under an Act of Parliament or state legislature or granted a deemed university status under Section 3 of the UGC Act are entitled to call themselves universities and confer degrees.
Uttar Pradesh led the chart with nine fake universities followed by national capital Delhi that has six. One each in Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bangal have also been declared fake by the UGC. The universities that have been declared fake are listed below:
State-wise List of fake Universities as on 18thJanuary, 2009
1. Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar.
2. Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) Jagatpuri, Delhi.
3. Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi.
4. United Nations University, Delhi.
5. Vocational University, Delhi.
6. ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi – 110 008.
7. Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi.
8. Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka.
9. St. John?s University, Kishanattam, Kerala.
10. Kesarwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.
11. Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra.
12. D.D.B. Sanskrit University, Putur, Trichi, Tamil Nadu.
13. Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkatta.
14. Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women?s University) Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
15. Indian Education Council of U.P., Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
16. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
17. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
18. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.
19. Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
20. Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.
21. Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area,Khoda,Makanpur,Noida Phase-II, Uttar Pradesh.
22. Gurukul Vishwavidyala, Vridanvan, Uttar Pradesh.