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UGC declares 24 universities as 'fake'; Uttar Pradesh tops the list followed by Delhi

Eight of these fake universities from Uttar Pradesh while Delhi has seven. Odisha and West Bengal has two such universities each. Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry and Maharashtra have one university each.

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) on October 7 announced a list of 24 "self-styled, unrecognised institutions" in India, terming them as "fake". According to the UGC, the largest number of these fake universities are from Uttar Pradesh followed by Delhi.

"Students and public are informed that currently 24 self-styled, unrecognised institutions are functioning in contravention of the UGC Act, which has been declared as fake universities and these are not empowered to confer any degree," UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain said.

Eight of these fake universities from Uttar Pradesh while Delhi has seven. Odisha and West Bengal have two such universities each. Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, and Maharashtra have one university each.

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The 24 universities include United Nations University, Delhi; Vocational University, Delhi; Raja Arabic University, Nagpur; Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata; and Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag.

Here is the complete list of 24 universities: 

Delhi

  1. Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi.

  2. United Nations University, Delhi.

  3. Vocational University, Delhi.

  4. ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi - 110 008.

  5. Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi.

  6. Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment, Rozgar Sewasadan, 672, Sanjay Enclave, Opp. GTK Depot, Delhi-110033.

  7. Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University), 351-352, Phase-I, Block-A, Vijay Vihar, Rithala, Rohini, Delhi-110085


Karnataka

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


Kerala

  1. St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala.


Maharashtra

  1. Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra.


West Bengal

  1. Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkatta.

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


Uttar Pradesh

  1. Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) Jagatpuri, Delhi.

  2. Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women’s University) Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.

  3. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.

  4. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

  5. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.

  6. Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

  7. Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.

  8. Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area,Khoda,Makanpur,Noida Phase-II, Uttar Pradesh.


Odisha

  1. Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Plot No. 242, Pani Tanki Road,Shaktinagar, Rourkela-769014.

  2. North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Odisha.


Puducherry

  1. Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education, No. 186, Thilaspet, Vazhuthavoor Road, Puducherry-605009


Andhra Pradesh

  1. 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

(With PTI Inputs)
First Published on Oct 7, 2020 06:47 pm
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