The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Wednesday announced an inventory of 24 “self-styled, unrecognized institutions” within the country, terming them as “fake” with the utmost of them operating from Uttar Pradesh followed by Delhi. the bulk of eight of those universities is from Uttar Pradesh while Delhi has seven.
NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Wednesday announced an inventory of 24 “self-styled, unrecognized institutions” within the country, terming them as “fake” with the utmost of them operating from Uttar Pradesh followed by Delhi.
“Students and public are informed that currently 24 self-styled, unrecognized institutions are functioning in contravention of the UGC Act, which has been declared as fake universities and these aren’t empowered to confer any degree,” UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain said.
The majority of eight of those universities are from Uttar Pradesh — Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi; Mahila Gram Vidyapith, Allahabad; Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Allahabad; National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur; Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Open University, Aligarh; Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Mathura; Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh and Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Noida
Delhi has seven fake universities — Commercial University Ltd, United Nations University, Vocational University, ADR Centric Juridical University, Indian Institution of Science and Engineering, Vishwakarma Open University for Self Employment and Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University).
Odisha and West Bengal have two such universities each. they’re –Indian Institute of other Medicine, Kolkata; Institute of other Medicine and Research, Kolkata; Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Rourkela and North Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology.
Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Puducherry and Maharashtra have one fake university each. they’re — Sree Bodhi Academy of upper Education, Puducherry; Christ New Testament Deemed University, Andhra Pradesh; Raja Arabic University, Nagpur; St John’s University, Kerala and Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Karnataka.
“The UGC Act, 1956 provides that a degree are often awarded, only by a university established under a central, state, provincial Act or an establishment specially empowered by an Act of Parliament to confer the degree,” Jain said.