University Grants Commission releases list of Fake Universities every year. UGC is an authentic statuary body of University education in India to grant permissions and supervise the proceedings of funding. UGC release state-wise list of fake Universities. There are so many fly by night operators in the country that are cropping up with the growing demand for higher education and particularly professional courses. The Degrees awarded by any university should have UGC approval in order to be eligible to apply for higher courses and jobs in public sector.
Professional courses like Engineering, MBA, and MCA should have approval from AICTE. Medicine and Pharmacy courses need approvals and recognitions from Medical Council of India and Pharmacy Council of India respectively. There are so many institutions which falsely claim recognition of UGC for professional courses. Students must be aware of all these gimmicks and thoroughly enquire the status of accreditation and recognition of the concerned body before taking admission in any course or institution. Following is the list of fake universities given by University Grants Commission as on the date. Uttar Pradesh and Delhi tops the list of fake universities.
A. Bihar: Maithili University / Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar.
B. Kerala: St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala.
C. West Bengal: Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkatta.
1. Varanasi Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) Jagatpuri, Delhi.
2. United Nations University, Delhi.
3. Vocational University, Delhi.
4. Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi.
5. ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi - 110 008.
6. Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi.
E. Madhya Pradesh: Kesarwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.
F. Karnataka: Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka.
G. Maharashtra: Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra.
H. Tamil Nadu: D.D.B. Sanskrit University, Putur, Trichi, Tamil Nadu.
I. Uttar Pradesh:
1. Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women?s University) Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
2. Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
3. Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.
4. Indian Education Council of U.P., Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
5. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
6. Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area,Khoda,Makanpur,Noida Phase-II, Uttar Pradesh.
7. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
8. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.
9. Gurukul Vishwavidyala, Vridanvan, Uttar Pradesh