The University Grants Commission has released a list of 23 fake universities in India out of which seven are in the National Capital Region. The HRD minister Mahendra Nath Pandey told Rajya Sabha that the ministry had asked the state governments to look into the matter and register complaints with police against all such fake universities.
HRD ministry has also asked the states to take action against people involved in such defrauding activities and cheating students. These agencies have been misleading the parents and students and representing themselves as ‘Universities’ awarding degrees with their names.
Fake universities are widespread and are highly lucrative as many students seek higher education for better job prospects in the industry.
Here is the state wise list of 23 fake universities issued by UGC:
1) Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar.
2) Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi.
3) United Nations University, Delhi.
4) Vocational University, 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.
7) Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment, Rozgar Sewasadan, 672, Sanjay Enclave, Opp. GTK Depot, Delhi-110033.
8) Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka.
9) St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala.
10) Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra.
11) Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkatta.
12) Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research,8-A, Diamond Harbour Road, Builtech inn, 2nd Floor, Thakurpurkur, Kolkatta – 700063
13) Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) Jagatpuri, Delhi.
14) Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women’s University) Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
15) Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
16) National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
17) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.
18) Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
19) Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.
20) Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area,Khoda,Makanpur,Noida Phase-II, Uttar Pradesh.
21) Gurukul Vishwavidyala, Vridanvan, Uttar Pradesh.
22) Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Plot No. 242, Pani Tanki Road,Shaktinagar, Rourkela-769014.
23) North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Odisha.
The details of fake universities are available on the UGC website www.ugc.ac.in.