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List of Fake Universities in India 2020 declared by UGC



Education Bhaskar wish to bring to your attention towards the list of Fake Universities in India 2020-2021 declared by UGC| Updated names of Unrecognized Universities list, State-wise list | Technical Institutes & colleges unapproved by AICTE.

What is Fake University?

About Unrecognized Universities in India: First of all, we should know about fake Universities. Fake Universities stand for those are not approved by the govt and UGC. These universities are likely as an institution class. These universities provide to the student Under Graduate  (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) courses in the various subjects and scheme. But there degree and certificate are not approved by the Indian govt and  University Grant Commission (UGC).

A lot of Innocent and irrational people or students trapped in these Fake Universities and Institutions’ scam. So Education Bhaskar Team has listed out the name of illegal and non-recognized universities name. It’s informed you that please be aware and careful from these universities and be updated from time to time the new list issued by UGC when you are going to join any university.  We know that

“Money Hardy matters, but time is very precious!”

This is important news for the fresher student who wants to take admission into UG and PG classes. Please Know about the university which you like to enter your bright future. Please verify and check the positive reputation as well as the authority of such institutes before getting yourself enrolled. The mushroom growth of fake Vishwa Vidyalaya is a matter of great concern to the University Grants Commission (UGC)  having the responsibility for maintaining standards in Higher Education in the country.

News Updates:

Updated: The list below is based on UGC notification of 24th April 2018, and the total fake universities in India are 24 universities,  7 of them are based in national capital Delhi. And 279 such technical institutes in the country which are not approved by AICTE.

List Of Fake Universities In India Declared By UGC

Fake Universities in India 2020 (State-Wise):

After due verification, the UGC has prepared a total of 24 operating establishments as fake Universities. The UGC has also stated thatsuch self-styled, unrecognised Universities which are operating in contradiction of the UGC Act has been declared as fake and not authorise to confer any degrees or qualifications”. According to the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, only a University established by a Central, State/ Provincial Act or an institution deemed to be university under section 3 or an institution specially empowered by an Act of Parliament to confer UGC specified degrees under section 22(3) of the Act.

Section 23 of the UGC Act prohibits the use of the word “University” by any institutions other than a university established as mentioned below.

States Fake Universities Name Location
Bihar 1. Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya Darbhanga, Bihar
Delhi 2. Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment Sanjay Enclave, Opp. GTK Depot, Delhi
3. Commercial  University  Ltd Daryaganj, Delhi
4. United  Nations University Delhi
5. Vocational  University Delhi
6. ADR–Centric Juridical University Rajendra Place, New Delhi
7. Indian Institution of Science and Engineering New Delhi
8. Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University) Vijay Vihar, Rithala, Rohini, Delhi
Karnataka 9. Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka
Kerala 10. St. John’s University Kishanattam, Kerala
Odisha 11. Nababharat Shiksha Parishad Anupoorna Bhawan, Shaktinagar, Rourkela
12. North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology Odisha
Maharashtra 13. Raja Arabic University Nagpur, Maharashtra
Puducherry 14. Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education No. 186, Thilaspet, Vazhuthavoor Road
West Bengal 15. Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine Kolkata, West Bengal
16. Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research Kolkata
Uttar Pradesh 17. Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya (Women’s University) Prayag, Allahabad
18. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapeeth Prayag, Allahabad
19. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy Kanpur
20. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University) Achaltal, Aligarh
21. Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya Kosi Kalan, Mathura
22. Maharana Partap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya Pratapgarh
23. Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad Khoda, Makanpur, Noida, Phase II
24.  Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya Varanasi/Jagatpuri, Delhi


The above listed ‘Fake Universities’, status of ‘Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh’ is subjudice before the District Judge, Lucknow.

Last year, the UGC apart from the above-listed Institute had also put the following institution in its Fake Universities list:



Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya Jagatpuri, Delhi
Kerserwani Vidyapeeth Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

Fake Institutes not approved by AICTE:

    • There are about 279 technical institutes in India which are unapproved by AICTE.
    • ICTE has issued the fake technical institutions & universities list on the website and also published the public notice in newspapers.
  • Check the fake technical institutes’ list which is available on AICTE website



What does UGC Recognized means?

The University Grants Commission of India (UGC India) is a statutory body set up by the Indian Union government in accordance to the UGC Act 1956 under Ministry of Human Resource Development and is charged with coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of higher education.

How many universities are approved by UGC?

There are 867 Universities are approved by the UGC in India, amongst them 389 are State Universities, 124 Deemed Universities, 47 Central Universties and 307 Private Universities.

Is Delhi University a deemed university?

No ! The Delhi University, informally known as Delhi University (DU), is a collegiate public central university, located in New Delhi, India.

Is IGNOU a recognized university?

Yes ! (IGNOU) has been granted the authority to confer degrees by Clause 5(1)(iii) of the IGNOU Act 1985. IGNOU is also recognised as a Central University by the University Grants Commission of India (UGC).


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