Fake Alert : UGC Releases List of 24 Fake Universities Operational In India

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University Grants Commission has released a list of 24 “self-styled” and fake Universities operational across the country.Eight of these fake Universities are located in Delhi.

“Students and public at large are informed that at present following 24 self-styled and unrecognised institutions are functioning in contravention of the UGC Act in various parts of the country,‚Äù a notice issued by the UGC read.

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“These universities have been declared as fake and are not entitled to confer any degrees,” it added.

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The fake universities found operational in Delhi includes Commercial University, United Nations University, Vocational University, ADR-Centric Juridical University, Indian Institution of Science and Engineering, Viswakarma Open University for Self-employment, Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya and Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya.

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Other universities which have been identified as fake by UGC includes one each from Pondicherry,Aligarh,Bihar,Rourkela,Odisha,Kanpur,Pratapgarh,Mathura,Kanpur,Nagpur,Kerala, Karnataka,Bihar and two universities in Allahabad.

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Shivam Malhotra
A social media enthusiast who is in love with this digital world! Wrote the first article for DU Express in May 2016.

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