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UGC Releases List of Fake Universities in India; Delhi Tops the Chart

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently published a list of counterfeit universities operating in India, with Delhi having the highest number of such institutions. The UGC has formally communicated with state government departments responsible for higher education, urging them to take appropriate actions against these fraudulent entities.

In an official letter addressed to the Vice-Chancellors of these institutions, UGC Secretary Manish Joshi stated that these entities are falsely claiming to be “Universities” under the UGC Act of 1956, despite not meeting the necessary criteria. They are using this deceptive practice to deceive and defraud unsuspecting students by granting counterfeit degrees, which has raised significant concerns as numerous students have fallen victim to these scams.

Here is the list of fake universities identified by the UGC, categorized by their respective states:

Andhra Pradesh:

  1. Christ New Testament Deemed University
  2. Bible Open University of India


  1. All India Institute of Public & Physical Health Sciences (AIIPHS) State Government University
  2. Commercial University Ltd.
  3. United Nations University
  4. Vocational University
  5. ADR-Centric Juridical University
  6. Indian Institute of Science and Engineering
  7. Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment
  8. Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University)


  1. Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society


  1. St. John’s University


  1. Raja Arabic University


  1. Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education

Uttar Pradesh:

  1. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith
  2. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy
  3. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University)
  4. Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad

West Bengal:

  1. Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine
  2. Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research

The UGC’s list serves as a warning to students and authorities alike to remain vigilant and take necessary actions against these deceptive institutions.

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