How to check list of Fake Universities in India?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

Check here the list of Fake Universities in India. The higher education regulator, University Grants Commission (UGC) has released a list of 21 “self-styled, unrecognized” universities.

  • The UGC has warned students against taking admission in these institutions.
  • According to the official UGC Notification, “Students and Public at large are hereby informed that presently following 21 self-styled, unrecognised institutions which are functioning in contravention of the UGC Act, have been declared as fake universities and these are not empowered to confer any degree”.
  • Four of these universities are in Uttar Pradesh, followed by Delhi (eight). Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Puducherry have a few fake universities each.

How to check The List of Fake Universities?

We all want to be a part of top universities of the country. But one needs to be very careful when choosing an university for their higher studies. Some of them are unrecognized by the UGC and thus are Fake. You may waste your precious time, effort and money as well. So before you  take admission check if the university is legitimate. How to check the list of fake universities? Let us tell you. Every year UGC releases the official list of Fake universities in several states. This year UGC has released an official notification stating 21 Fake Universities in 9 different sates.

Below is the official Notification released by the UGC itself.

List of Fake Universities, 2022 (English), Check Here

List of Fake Universities, 2022 (Hindi), Check Here 

Unrecognized Universities in Uttar Pradesh

Name of the University

Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag Allahabad (UP)
National University of Electro complex Homeopathy Kanpur
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Univirsity (open university) UP
Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad UP

Unrecognized Universities in Delhi

Name of the University

All India Institute of Public and Physical Health Sciences (AIIPPHS), State Government University
Commercial University Ltd. Daryaganj, Delhi
United Nations University, Delhi
Vocational University, Delhi
ADR-Centric Juridical University
Indian Institution of Science and Engineering, New Delhi
Viswakarma Open University for Self-employment
Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University)

 Unrecognized Universities in the Other States

Name of the University


Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society


St. John’s University, Kishanattam


Raja Arabic University, Nagpur


Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine

 West Bengal

Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research

 West Bengal

Nababharat Shiksha Parishad


 North Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology


 Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education


Christ New Testament Deemed University

Andhra Pradesh
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