UGC Identifies 20 Fake Universities in India; Delhi Worst Hit

UGC Identifies 20 Fake Universities in India; Delhi Worst Hit

Last Updated Aug - 03 - 2023, 03:54 PM | Source : HT | Visitors : 28

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has listed 20 fake universities in India, 8 of which are in Delhi. Students are urged to verify their university accredit

The University Grants Commission (UGC) said on Wednesday that it had found and marked 20 universities in India to be "fake." These institutions are not permitted to award degrees to students. Most of these universities (eight) are located in Delhi.


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The UGC's action is intended to keep students from becoming victims of unaccredited and fraudulent educational establishments. Before enrolling, students and parents should check the accreditation status of universities.

"The UGC has learned that a number of institutions are awarding degrees in violation of the provisions of the UGC Act." Degrees conferred by such universities are neither accepted nor valid for further education or employment. "These universities are not authorized to confer any degree," said UGC secretary Manish Joshi in a statement. The UGC has published a list of fake universities:


  • All India Institute of Public & Physical Health Sciences (AIIPHS) State Government University, Office Kh. No. 608-609, 1st Floor, Sant Kripal Singh Public Trust Building, Near BDO Office, Alipur
  • Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj
  • United Nations University, Delhi
  • Vocational University, Delhi
  • ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place
  • Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, Delhi
  • Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment, Rozgar Sewasadan, 672, Sanjay Enclave, Opp. GTK Depot
  • Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University), 351-352, Phase-I, Block-A, Vijay Vihar, Rithala, Rohini UTTAR PRADESH
  • Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad
  • National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur
  • Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh
  • Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Bharat Bhawan, Matiyari Chinhat, Faizabad Road, Lucknow


  • Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata
  • Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research, Diamond Harbour Road, Builtech Inn, Thakurpurkur


  • Christ New Testament Deemed University, #32-32-2003, 7th Lane, Kakumanuvarithoto, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh-522002 and another address of Christ New Testament Deemed University, Fit No. 301, Grace Villa Apts., 7/5, Srinagar, Guntur
  • Bible Open University of India, H.No. 49-35-26, N.G.O’s Colony, Visakhapatnam


  • Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum


  • St. John’s University, Kishanattam


  • Raja Arabic University, Nagpur


  • Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education, Thilaspet, Vazhuthavoor Road

Last year, the UGC published a list of 21 universities labeled "fake." Several universities have been added to the list this -year as well. Universities are only authorized to issue degrees if they are formed under a Central, State/Provincial Act, or are recognized as deemed-to-be universities, according to the UGC.

Furthermore, institutions specifically authorized by an Act of Parliament have the authority to confer degrees on pupils. This assures that degree-granting institutions have the legal support and authorization to uphold academic standards and provide authentic qualifications to their students. 


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