List of Fake Universities in India by UGC

The University Grants Commission (UGC) published a list of 20 fake universities that it identified throughout India on August 2. The UGC has identified these universities, situated in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and West Bengal, as illegal institutions. According to the UGC, these universities lack the power to grant any degrees. As per UGC director Manish Joshi, these colleges were granting degrees in in violation of the UGC Act. The degrees acquired by these universities won’t be accepted whether for the purpose of pursuing further education or for securing employment.

The UGC is a regulatory organization responsible for providing financial resources to higher education institutions and overseeing the establishment and enforcement of quality standards at these institutions. Entities desiring UGC recognition must adhere to the norms and standards established by the UGC regarding educational curriculum, buildings, the recruitment of instructors and support staff, and other requirements.

Delhi has the highest number of fake Universities , with total eight, in terms of location. Uttar Pradesh had four, while Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, and Karnataka each had two. Maharashtra and Puducherry each had one.


ADR-Centric Juridical University
United Nations University
Indian Institution of Science and EngineeringVocational University
All India Institute of Public and Physical Health Sciences
Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment
Commercial University, Daryaganj
Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University)


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


1. Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar.


  1. St John’s University  
  2. Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Kerala 

West Bengal  

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


  1. Raja Arabic University   


  1. Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education

Andhra Pradesh  

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

If students have any confusion, they can verify with the office of the University Grants Commission, located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi, or visit the UGC website at

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