The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released a list of 21 fake universities in 9 different states. It released a public notice to this extent. This list is as on June 2015.
What is the issue?
Section 22 of the UGC Act of 1956 makes authorizes only a University established by a Central/State act or an institution deemed to be university under Section 3 of the UGC act or an institution empowered by an act of parliament, to grant degrees.
Section 23 of the said act also prohibits the use of word ‘University’ by any institution other than a university established as per the above mentioned norms. The UGC has identified 21 such institutions that are unrecognized. It has warned the public that these are fake universities and are not entitled to grant any degree.
Below is the complete list of the 21 identified universities.
|S No||Name of the Fake University||State|
|1||Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga||Bihar|
|2||Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya||Delhi|
|3||Commercial University Ltd, Daryaganj||Delhi|
|4||United Nations University||Delhi|
|6||ADR Centric Judicial University, Rajendra Place||Delhi|
|7||Indian Institution of Science & Engineering||Delhi|
|8||Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University, Belgaum||Karnataka|
|9||St. John’s University, Kishanattam||Kerala|
|10||Keserwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur||Madhya Pradesh|
|11||Raja Arabic University, Nagpur||Maharashtra|
|12||DDB Sanskrit University, Trichi||Tamil Nadu|
|13||Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata||West Bengal|
|14||Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, Allahabad||Uttar Pradesh|
|15||Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Allahabad||Uttar Pradesh|
|16||National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur||Uttar Pradesh|
|17||Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Open University, Aligarh||Uttar Pradesh|
|18||Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Mathura||Uttar Pradesh|
|19||Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh||Uttar Pradesh|
|20||Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Noida||Uttar Pradesh|
|21||Gurukul Vishwavidyalaya, Mathura||Uttar Pradesh|
The notice also says the matter of Bharatiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh is subjudice.