24 + Fake Universities in India 2018 | List and Names by UGC of Fake Universities

List of fake Universities in India by UGC

Many students do not know the fact about Indian Universities which is Fake and which is legal or genuine University having the proper approval of University Grants Commission. Many Universities are opening every month everywhere in India providing Distance Education and creating confusion in student”s mind that this University is fake or genuine.We agree that there are many Benefits of distance education in India but with proper Universities.In this article, we have written List of fake Universities in India by UGC in 2015.Must read and beware of this listed Universities.

UGC (University Grants Commission) is the superior body of Higher Education in India and this is the only body which gives approval to universities in all over the country. UGC (University Grants Commission) revealed List of fake Universities in India of the year 2015 on Wednesday 1st of July. According to UGC (University Grants Commission), 21 Universities are listed under List of fake Universities in India 2015.

 Number of Fake Universities in India (State Wise)

  • Uttar Pradesh (8)
  • Delhi (6)
  • Tamil Nadu (1)
  • West Bengal (1)
  • Maharashtra (1)
  • Kerala (1)
  • Bihar (1)
  • Karnataka (1)
  • Madhya Pradesh



Act 1956 of UGC (University Grants Commission) stats that only those Universities which are established or formed by State/Central/Provincial Act or an Institution deemed to be University under the act of section 3 is only allowed to call itself as a University.

That is why any of the Institution which is not able to fulfill the above condition of UGC is not allowed to call themselves as a “University” under section 23 of the Act 1956.


Statement realized in UGC’s notice that “Therefore, students and public at large are informed that such 21 self-styled and unrecognized institutions, functioning under the contravention of the UGC Act are declared as fake, and are not entitled to confer any degrees further,”

Here is the List of fake Universities in India by UGC


List of fake Universities in Uttar Pradesh (India)

  1. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh


  1. Mahila Gram Vidyapith, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh


  1. Gurukul Vishwavidyalaya, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh


  1. Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh


  1. Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Uttar Pradesh


  1. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh


  1. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh


  1. Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Noida-Phase II, Uttar Pradesh



List of fake Universities in Delhi (India)



  1. United Nations University, Delhi


  1. Commercial University Ltd, Delhi


  1. ADR- Central Juridical University, Delhi


  1. Indian Institution of Science and Engineering, Delhi


  1. Vocational University, Delhi


  1. Varanseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Delhi


   Fake Universities in Tamil Nadu (India)


  1. D D B Sanskrit University, Putur, Trichy, Tamil Nadu


  Fake Universities in Maharashtra (India)


  1. Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra


 Fake Universities in Kerala (India)


  1. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala


 Fake Universities in Madhya Pradesh (MP) (India)


  1. Kesarwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh


Fake Universities in Karnataka (India)


  1. Badagnavi Sarkar World Open Educational Society, Belgaum, Karnataka


Fake Universities in Bihar (India)


  1. Maithili University, Darbhanga, Bihar


 Fake Universities in West Bengal (WB) (India)


  1. Indian institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata, West Bengal


Fake Universities List in India by UGC

S. No.StatesFake UniversitiesLocation
1BiharMaithili University/VishwavidyalayaDarbhanga, Bihar
2DelhiViswakarma Open University for Self-EmploymentSanjay Enclave, Opp. GTK Depot, Delhi
Commercial  University  LtdDaryaganj, Delhi
United  Nations UniversityDelhi
Vocational  UniversityDelhi
ADR–Centric Juridical UniversityRajendra Place, New Delhi
 Indian Institution of Science and EngineeringNew Delhi
3KarnatakaBadaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education SocietyGokak, Belgaum, Karnataka
4KeralaSt. John’s UniversityKishanattam, Kerala
5OdishaNababharat Siksha ParishadAnupoorna Bhawan, Shaktinagar, Rourkela
North Orissa University of Agriculture & TechnologyOdisha
6MaharashtraRaja Arabic UniversityNagpur, Maharashtra
7TamilnaduD.D.B Sanskrit UniversityPutur, Trichi, Tamil Nadu
8West BengalIndian Institute of Alternative MedicineKolkata, West Bengal
Institute of Alternative Medicine an Research8A, Diamond Harbor Road, Kolkata
9Uttar PradeshMahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya (Women’s University)Prayag, Allahabad
Gandhi Hindi VidyapeethPrayag, Allahabad
National University of Electro Complex HomeopathyKanpur
Netaji Subhash Candra Bose University (Open University)Achaltal, Aligarh
Uttar Pradesh VishwavidyalayaKosi Kalan, Mathura
Maharana Partap Shiksha Niketan VishwavidyalayaPratapgarh
Indraprastha Shiksha ParishadKhoda, Makanpur, Noida, Phase II
Gurukul VishwavidyalayaVrindavan, Mathura

Apart from the above listed ‘Fake Universities’, status of ‘Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh’ is sub-Judice before the District Judge, Lucknow.


*The list above is based on UGC notification of September 2017

Last year, the UGC apart from the above listed colleges had also put the following institution in it’s Fake Universities list –

Sr. No.StatesFake universitiesLocation
1DelhiVaranaseya Sanskrit VishwavidyalayaJagatpuri, Delhi
2Madya PradeshKerserwani VidyapeethJabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
  • UGC Public Notice reg.: Unrecognized Status of Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) New Delhi
  • UGC Public Notice reg: Fake Universities
  • UGC Notice reg.: Unrecognized status of IIPM, New Delhi
  • Mal Practices Alert regarding American University of Hawaii
  • Public notice    (Hindi Version)
  • Press Release   (Hindi Version)

State-wise List of fake Universities as on June, 2017   (Hindi Version)


    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.


    8. Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka.


    9. St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala.


    10. Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra.

      West Bengal

    11. Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkatta.
    12. Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research,8-A, Diamond Harbour Road, Builtech inn, 2nd Floor, Thakurpurkur, Kolkatta – 700063

Uttar Pradesh

    1. Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) Jagatpuri, Delhi.
    2. Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women’s University) Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
    3. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
    4. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
    5. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.
    6. Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
    7. Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.
    8. Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area,Khoda,Makanpur,Noida Phase-II, Uttar Pradesh.
    9. Gurukul Vishwavidyala, Vridanvan, Uttar Pradesh.


    1. Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Plot No. 242, Pani Tanki Road,Shaktinagar, Rourkela-769014.
    2. North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Odisha.


  1. Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education, No. 186, Thilaspet, Vazhuthavoor Road, Puducherry-605009


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2 thoughts on “24 + Fake Universities in India 2018 | List and Names by UGC of Fake Universities

  • December 22, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Hi Sir,
    Can you please inform me the situation of Kazian School of Management? Is it Fake?
    Thank you

  • September 14, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Hiii Sir /Madam my friend have 10th Certificate of Mumbai Hindi Vidyapith so Its Valid or Not


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