The time of June to August are filled with the haste of finding a good university and applying for courses across the nation. Admissions are open across many universities and many students are applying without even properly researching about the background of the organisation. 

To make things clearer and to help students avoid any chance of falling victim to fraudsters, University Grants Commission of India has issued a list of 23 universities from across the nation, which are in operation but are fake. The list was released on Tuesday. The major surprise is that most of these universities are in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

The list of the universities includes all types of universities viz open universities, women university, spiritual university, medical universities and many more.

Listed below are the lists of universities with their states. Kindly check the list properly and find out if any university is concerned to you in any manner. 

Uttar Pradesh

1. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur

2. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University),

3. Aligarh Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura

4. Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh

5. Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya,

6. Varanasi Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women’s University), Allahabad

7. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad

8. Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area, Khod


8. ADR-Centric Juridical University

9. Indian Institute of Science and Engineering

10. Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment

11. Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj

12. United Nations University

13. Vocational University

14. Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University)

15. Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya


16. Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Rourkela

17. North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology

West Bengal

18. Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata

19. Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research, Kolkata


20. Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society

21. Belgaum St John’s University, Kishanattam


22. Raja Arabic University, Nagpur


23. Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education

A similar kind of list was also announced in session 2018-19 by UGC which listed 24 such universities which were fake.

The list Included:

1. Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya- Darbhanga (Bihar),

2. Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya- Varanasi (UP),

3. Commercial University Ltd- Daryaganj (New Delhi),

4. United Nations University- Delhi

5. Vocational University- Delhi.