The mushroom growth of fake universities/ vishwavidyalayas is a matter of great concern of the University Grants Commission having responsibility of maintaining standards in Higher Education in the country. It is observed that there are some institutions offering undergraduate/postgraduate courses in various subjects. These institutions are not established under either Central or State or UGC Act and hence, these institutions are fake universities/ vishwavidyalayas and do not have any right to confer/grant degrees.
Aspiring students are advised not to pursue higher educational courses with such self-styled universities/ vishwavidyalayas. Presently, there are 20 such self-styled fake universities/ vishwavidyalayas on the records of the Commission which are functioning in contravention of the provisions of the UGC Act, 1956.
Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar
Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) Jagatpuri, Delhi
Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi
United Nations University , Delhi
Vocational University, Delhi
ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi-110008.
Delhi Vishwa Vidyapeeth, 233 Tagore Park, Model Town , Delhi - 110 009
Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum (Karnataka)
Handwriting University India , No. 16 Church Road , Basavangudi, Bangalore - 560 004
St. John's University , Kishanattam, Kerala
Kesarwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur (M.P.)
Raja Arabic University , Nagpur
D.D.B. Sanskrit University ,Putur, Trichi, Tamil Nadu
Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya,(Women's University) Prayag, Allahabad (UP)
Indian Education Council of U.P., Lucknow (UP)
Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad (UP)
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open Univeristy), Achaltal, Aligarh (UP)
Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura (UP)
Maharana Partap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh (UP)
Gurukul Vishwavidyalaya, Vrindavan, UP
Institute of Para-Medical Sciences , Meerut , U.P. (Under consideration for deletion)
The matter of recognition of degrees like B.Ed./M.Ed. etc. awarded by the Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow and also its recognition is still subjudice.
Source: In case of doubt, students may checkup with the Office of the University Grants Commission, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, New Delh