The University Grants Commission (UGC) has declared 24 institutes fake and has pointed two more institutes in violation of norms, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday in response to a written question in Lok Sabha.
Mr Pradhan made the below statements.
"Based on the complaints received from the students, parents, general public and also through electronic print media, UGC has declared 24 self styled institutes as fake universities"
"Besides, two more institutes namely Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, UP and Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), Qutub Enclave, New Delhi are also found functioning in violation of the UGC Act, 1956. The matters of Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow and IIPM, New Delhi are sub-judice in the court,"
Uttar Pradesh has eight such fake universities, Delhi has seven fake universities, Odisha and West Bengal have two such universities each & Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Puducherry and Maharashtra have one fake university each.
List of fake universities in India
Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi
Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Allahabad
National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur
Mahila Gram Vidyapith, Allahabad
Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Mathura
Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Open University, Aligarh
Pratapgarh and Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Noida
Commercial University Ltd, Delhi
Vishwakarma Open University for Self Employment, Delhi
ADR Centric Juridicial University, Delhi
Vocational University, Delhi
Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University), Delhi
Indian Institution of Science and Engineering, Delhi
United Nations University, Delhi
Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research, Kolkata
Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata
Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Rourkela
North Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Mayurbhanj
Christ New Testament Deemed University, Guntur
Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education, Puducherry
Raja Arabic University, Nagpur
St John's University, Kishanattam
Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Belgaum