UGC Declares 24 Universities as "Fake": Check full list
UGC Declares 24 Universities as "Fake": Check full list

UGC Declares 24 Universities as “Fake”: Check full list

The University Grant Commission (UGC) on Wednesday released a list of 24 self-proclaimed and unrecognized institutions in the country. The UGC has marked these institutions as fake. According to the list of the Commission (UGC), it has the maximum number of institutions in Uttar Pradesh and then in the national capital New Delhi.

UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain said, “Students and the public are told that currently 24 self-styled and unrecognized institutes are operating in violation of UGC law.” They have been declared as fake universities and do not have the right to award any degree.

There are eight institutions included in this fake university list of UGC are in Uttar Pradesh alone. At the same time, there are seven such institutions in the capital Delhi and two each in Odisha and West Bengal. Apart from this, there are one fake universities each in Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Puducherry and Maharashtra. These Universities claims themselves to be as a UGC approved institutions but the reality has been exposed by University Grant Commission (UGC).

Fake universities running in Uttar Pradesh

  1. Varanasey Sanskrit University, Varanasi
  2. Mahila Gram Vidyapeeth / University, Prayagraj
  3. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapeeth, Prayagraj
  4. National University of Electrocomplex Homeopathy, Kanpur
  5. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Aligarh
  6. University of Uttar Pradesh, Kosi Kalan, Mathura
  7. Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan University, Pratapgarh
  8. Indraprastha Education Council, Institutional Area, Makanpur, Noida

Fake universities running in the capital Delhi

  1. Commercial University Limited, Daryaganj
  2. United Nations University, Delhi
  3. Vocational University, Delhi
  4. ADR-Centric Juridical University, Rajendra Place
  5. Vishwakarma Open University for Self Employment, Delhi.

These fake universities are also running in states

West Bengal: Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata and Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research, Kolkata
Odisha: Navbharat Education Council, Rourkela and North Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Mayurbhanj
Karnataka: Badaganvi Government World Open University Education Society, Belgaum
Kerala: St. John’s University Krishnam, Kerala
Maharashtra: Raja Arabic University, Nagpur
Andhra Pradesh: Christ New Testament Deemed University, Guntur
Puducherry: Sri Bodhi Academy of Higher Education

Total No. of Universities in the Country as on 01.10.2020
Universities  Total No.
State Universities 416
Deemed to be Universities 124
Central Universities 54
Private Universities 364
Total 958

Along with the approval by UGC Universities/Colleges needs so many other accreditation to run a full-fledged campus. The accreditations that an institution need to get approved are –

  • The Pharmacy Council of India (PCI): It is a statutory body for the Pharmacy Education regulations.
  • The Bar Council of India (BCI): It is a statutory body who regulates the legal practice and legal education in India.
  • The Council of Architecture (COA): It is a statutory body constituted by the Government of India under the provisions of the Architects Act. COA maintains a registry of architects and regulates the profession and educational standards.
  • National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE): It is a statutory body who formally oversee standards, procedures and processes in the Indian education system.
  • The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR): It is an autonomous body responsible for coordinating agricultural education and research in India.
  • The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is the statutory body and a national-level council for technical education. AICTE is responsible for proper planning and coordinated development of the technical education and management education system in India.
  • The Medical Council of India (MCI): It is a statutory body for establishing uniform and high standards of medical education in India till the formation of National Medical Commission From 14 October 2019. The Council grants recognition of medical qualifications, gives accreditation to medical schools, grants registration to medical practitioners, and monitors medical practice in India.

Steps to check authenticity of institution

Aspirants seeking to take admission in any of the central, state, deemed to be universities must check its approval and accreditation, as fake collages make wring the hard-earned money and play with students life. The process to check the accreditation of such colleges are very simple.

  • Step 1: At first visit the official website of UGC and check the college name.
  • Step 2: If you find the name of the desired college then well and good and if not then the institution must be fake.
  • Step 3: One can also check the various accreditation or Council websites to check genuineness.

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