UP has eight fake Universities, Delhi seven

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released a list of 23 “self-styled, unrecognised” universities.

The UGC, a statutory body set up by the Union Government, provides recognition to universities in India, warned students against taking admission in these institutions.

As per the list released by the UGC, there are 23 self stylled, unrecognized institutions functioning various part of the country in contravention of the UGC Act. UGC notified

“Students and public at large are hereby informed that at present 23 self-styled, unrecognised institutions are functioning in various parts of the country in contravention of the UGC Act,”

Uttar Pradesh has maximum eight such fake universities, Delhi has seven, West Bengal and Odisa have two each and Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Puducherry have a fake university each.

The matter of Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad Lucknow is sub-judice before the District Judge Lucknow.

UGC has added one more University in the list of Fake Universities

UGC has added 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, Andhra Pradesh-522002, in the list of Fake University.

Students are advised to verify University’s accreditation and approval prior to taking admission in any educational institutions.

UGC approved 907 Universities in India

India has total of 907 UGC approved Universities offering various courses. Out of these 48 are central Universities, 126 are Deemed to be Universities, 399 State Universities and 334 Private Universities.  

Update: 12 November 2019