UGC is a statutory organisation set up by India Government to co-ordinate and maintaining the standard of Universities in India. UGC has released a list of unrecognised institutions in nine states, which are in violation of the provisions of the UGC Act, 1956.
The list of the institutions has been posted on its official website. Uttar Pradesh has the most number of such institutes with 10 fake varsities while Maharashtra has the least with just Raja Arabic University identified on the list.
Most of these varsities have been on the fake varsity list before this, but the UGC and Government authorities could not have taken any action against them.
Section 22(1), of the UGC Act states that only universities established by an Act of Parliament or the State Legislature or an institution deemed to be a university or an institution especially empowered by an Act of the Parliament, can award degrees. These degrees need to be listed by the UGC under Section 22(3) of the UGC Act, 1956.
Raja Arabic University, Nagpur
Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar
Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi, United Nations University, Delhi, Vocational University, Delhi, ADR-Centric Juridical University, Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi
Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum
St. John's University, Kishanattam
Keserwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur
DDB Sanskrit University, Putur, Trichi, Tamil Nadu.
Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata
Uttar PradeshVaranaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi / Jagatpuri, Delhi., Mahila Gram Vidyapith Allahabad, Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura, Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area, Khoda, Makanpur, Noida Phase- II, Gurukul Vishwavidyalaya ,Vrindavan, Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, UP (the matter is subjudice)