List of Fake Universities in India by UGC : Are your students aware?

By: Admin 29 March, 2017

In the annual report of the UGC (University Grants Commision), 23 Universities have been announced as fake universities which do not have the authority to grant degrees. As a school head it is not only your duty but responsibility as well to beware your students who are in class 11th and 12th about such Fake universities. These students who are at the most crucial stage of their career when they decide where they move forward, one wrong decision can leave them moving in the wrong direction. Thus, every school head must inform their students about these Universities:



  • Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar


  • Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi
  • United Nations University, Delhi
  • Vocational University, Delhi
  • ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi - 110008
  • Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi
  • Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment, Rozgar Sewasadan, 672, Sanjay Enclave, Opp. GTK Depot, Delhi-110033


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


  • St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala


  • Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra

West Bengal

  • Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkatta
  • Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research,8-A, Diamond Harbour Road, Builtech inn, 2nd Floor, Thakurpurkur, Kolkatta - 700063

Uttar Pradesh

  • Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) Jagatpuri, Uttar Pradesh
  • Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women’s University) Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, 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
  • Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh
  • Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area,Khoda,Makanpur,Noida Phase-II, Uttar Pradesh
  • Gurukul Vishwavidyala, Vridanvan, Uttar Pradesh


  • Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Plot No. 242, Pani Tanki Road,Shaktinagar, Rourkela-769014
  • North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Odisha

Similarly, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has also come out with a list of fake technical institutes operating in the country and there are 279 of them.

  • Uttar Pradesh tops the list with with nine unrecognised universities
  • Delhi has seven such fake universities, but the highest number of fake colleges (66) offering engineering and other technical courses.
  • Down South India, Telangana has the highest number of fake technical institutes with 43 of them operating without AICTE approval.
  • Karnataka comes next with 23 fake technical institutes. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala have 12, 7 and 2 fake technical institutes operating in the states respectively.
  • West Bengal and Odisha have 2 each.


Tip for school heads : To prevent from being duped by such fake universities, Principals and teachers should advise their students to research thoroughly about the institute they are applying to. The HRD ministry has created a website, called Know Your College, where you can ascertain the authenticity of the college.

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