With the admission process in colleges across the nation is closing, the University Grants Commission on Tuesday, March 23 released a list of 23 fake universities that are operational across the country.
Among them, most are located in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. The eight educational institutions in the former are labelled as fake, while seven are from Delhi.
The fake universities which have been found functioning in Delhi include Commercial University, United Nations University, Vocational University, ADR-Centric Juridical University, Indian Institution of Science and Engineering, Viswakarma Open University for Self-employment, Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya and Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya.
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National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University),
Aligarh Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura
Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh
Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya,
Varanasi Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women s University), Allahabad
Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad
Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area, Khod
ADR-Centric Juridical University
Indian Institute of Science and Engineering
Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment
Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj
United Nations University
Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University)
Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya
Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Rourkela
North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology
Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata
Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research, Kolkata
Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Belgaum St John s University, Kishanattam
Raja Arabic University, Nagpur
Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education
Other universities which have been identified as fake include one each from Pondicherry, Aligarh, Bihar, Rourkela, Odisha, Kanpur, Pratapgarh, Mathura, Kanpur, Nagpur, Kerala, Karnataka, Bihar and two universities in Allahabad.
Last year too, UGC had released a list of such fake universities which included Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga (Bihar), Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP), Commercial University Ltd Daryaganj (New Delhi), United Nations University, Delhi and Vocational University, Delhi.