The University Grants Commission (UGC) on 20 March, 2017 released on its website a list of 23 "self styled, unrecognised" institutions which it claimed were functioning contravention of the UGC Act.
हिन्दी में देखें : ये हैं देश की 23 फर्जी यूनिवर्सिटी
In a public notice on 'Fake Universities' posted on its website, it said that section 23 of the UGC Act prohibits the use of word University by institutions other than established by norms.
State-wise List of fake Universities (as in 21 March, 2017)
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.
7. Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka.
8. St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala.
9. Kesarwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.
10. Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra.
11. D.D.B. Sanskrit University, Putur, Trichi, Tamil Nadu.
12. Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkatta.
13. Institute of Alternative Medicine of Research, 8-A, Diamond Harbor Road, Builtech inn, 2nd Floor, Thakurpukur, Kolkata-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.
17. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
18. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.
19. Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
20. Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.
21. Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area,Khoda,Makanpur,Noida Phase-II, Uttar Pradesh.
22. Gurukul Vishwavidyala, Vridanvan, Uttar Pradesh.
22) Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Plot No. 242, Pani Tanki Road,Shaktinagar, Rourkela-769014.
23) North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Odisha.
* Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, UP - the matter is subjudice before the District Judge - Lucknow
The details of fake universities are available on the UGC website www.ugc.ac.in.