24 fake universities listed by UGC, 2 receive FIR

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University Grants Commission (UGC) has recognised 24 fake universities and has sent a legal notice to two of them. As per IANS, this came in a written reply in Parliament on Thursday by Satya Pal Singh, Minister of State for Human Resource Development.


List of fake universities which have received an FIR from the UGC

1. Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) in Delhi
2. Bio-Chemic Education Grants Commission in Nadia, West Bengal

List of fake universities recognised by the UGC

1. Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar
2. Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi
3. United Nations University, Delhi
4. Vocational University, Delhi
5. ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi - 110 008
6. Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi
7. Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment, Rozgar Sewasadan, 672, Sanjay Enclave, Opp. GTK Depot, Delhi-110033
8. Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University), 351-352, Phase-I, Block-A, Vijay Vihar, Rithala, Rohini, Delhi-110085
9. Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka
10. St. John's University, Kishanattam, Kerala
11. Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra
12.Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkatta
13. Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research,8-A, Diamond Harbour Road, Builtech inn, 2nd Floor, Thakurpurkur, Kolkatta - 700063
14. Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) Jagatpuri, Delhi
15. Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women's University) Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
16. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
17. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
18. Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
19. Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh
20. Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area,Khoda,Makanpur,Noida Phase-II, Uttar Pradesh
21. Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Plot No. 242, Pani Tanki Road,Shaktinagar, Rourkela-769014.
22. North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Odisha
24. Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education, No. 186, Thilaspet, Vazhuthavoor Road, Puducherry-605009
* Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, UP - the matter is subjudice before the District Judge - Lucknow

"The UGC has issued show-cause/warning notices to fake universities and cautioned that running of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses and giving misleading advertisements shall attract severe action under the provisions of appropriate laws including the UGC Act and the Indian Penal Code," Satya Pal Singh, Minister of state for Human Resource Development, said.

Penalty imposed on universities

As per the UGC Act, the commission is only empowered to levy a penalty of mere Rs 1,000 against these fake institutions.

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