21 Fake Universities announced by UGC

University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced a total of 21 fake universities operating from Uttarpradesh, Delhi, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, West Bengal, MadhyaPradesh, Karnataka and Bihar. List of 21 such fake universities are provide in this article.

University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced the list of fake universities across India on 24-Jan-2012. Uttar Pradesh leads with 8 such fake universities from a list of 21 fake universities in the country followed by Delhi with 6. The UGC has warned universities that giving misleading advertisements in media and running of any under-graduate or post-graduate courses shall be treated seriously and punishable under the provisions of law.
"UGC also suggested aspirants to be cautious in choosing recognized university to pursue a any higher education courses. It's purely the responsibility of the candidate who opt to go with any unrecognized universities".

UttarPradesh tops with 8 such universities followed by 6 universities in Delhi and one such university in each of the states Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, MadhyaPradesh, Maharashtra and West Bengal

List of fake universities were as follows:


  • Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar.

  • Delhi:

  • ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi - 110 008.
  • Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi.
  • Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi.
  • United Nations University, Delhi.
  • Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) Jagatpuri, Delhi.
  • Vocational University, Delhi.

  • Karnataka:

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

  • Kerala:

  • St. John's University, Kishanattam, Kerala.

  • Madhya Pradesh:

  • Kesarwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.

  • Maharashtra:

  • Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra.

  • TamilNadu

  • D.D.B. Sanskrit University, Putur, Trichi, Tamil Nadu.

  • West Bengal:

  • Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkatta.

  • Uttar Pradesh

  • Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Gurukul Vishwavidyala, Vridanvan, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area,Khoda,Makanpur,Noida Phase-II, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women's University) Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
  • National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
I have cross checked our ISC database and found none of them listed here. Appreciating the ISC members, who have contributed to the University section as the ISC University list is free from the fake universities. Thank you.

How to Contact UGC

Office Address:
University Grant Commission (U G C)
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi
Pin:110 002

E-mail Address : webmaster@ugc.ac.in

Website Address : http://www.ugc.ac.in/

Telephone Numbers: 011-23232701/ 011-23236735/ 011-23239437/ 011-23235733/ 011-23237721/
011-23232317/ 011-23234116/ 011-23236351/ 011-23230813/ 011-23232485

After dialing any of the numbers mentioned above, choose the extension number 414 for an inquiry on UGC recognized college and choose the extension number 339 for an inquiry on UGC recognized Central, State and Deemed Universities.

UGC reception : 011-23239627

Request: Requesting all the readers to share this information with your friends and colleagues, so that, no student will get trapped with such universities for their higher studies in future.

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Jharkhand Rai University is approved of u.G.C?

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Sir eiilm university is fake

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Jharkhand Rai university is fake or not?

Guest Author: ANIL KUMAR SHAH15 Aug 2015

I want to know about INLEAD College, Indian Institute of Learning & Advance Development, which is affiliated to Mewar university, Rajasthan. Is it a fake one or not?

Guest Author: Bella Kepang10 May 2018

Sir is Venkateswara open university in Arunachal Pradesh fake or recognised by UGC? Kindly reply.

Author: Swati Sharma16 Aug 2021 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 1

From time to time, such committees are organized by UGC which examines the veracity of the erstwhile universities and prepares their reports. On the basis of these reports, UGC prepares its list. At present, the UGC has declared 24 institutions as fake and two more institutes are accused of violating the rules, some of which are as follows -
ADR Focused Judicial University
Indian Institute of Science and Engineering
Vishwakarma Open University
Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan University, Pratapgarh
Indraprastha Education Council, Noida
Commercial University Limited

It is wise that before taking admission in any course, take complete information about the university related to it through various sources. In the present age of the internet, this task is not too difficult.

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