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UGC’s Advisory on Checking Fake Colleges Before Admission

The yearly list of “fake colleges,” which consists of 20 institutions listed according to state, was published by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The UGC has developed a list of “fake” colleges in order to raise awareness among students and parents about these institutions that lack the authority to confer or give degrees.

The UGC was informed that a number of institutions were awarding degrees in violation of the provisions of the UGC Act, 1956, and that degrees awarded by such universities and institutions would not be recognised or valid for purposes of higher education and employment, according to the official press release.

From Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Puducherry, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal, the UGC identified 20 fraudulent colleges. All India Institute of Public & Physical Health Sciences, Commercial University Ltd, United Nations University, Vocational University, ADR-Centric Juridical University, Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment, and Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya are among the eight fake colleges that are listed as being in Delhi.

Officials have urged parents and students to visit the UGC website before applying for admission to higher education in order to learn more about legitimate and phoney schools.

State-wise fake colleges lists are released by UGC

UGC Guidelines college

The list of public colleges that are bogus is available below for students and their parents to review:


— All India Institute of Public & Physical Health Sciences (AIIPHS) State Government University

— Commercial University Ltd.

— United Nations University

— Vocational University

— ADR-Centric Juridical University

— Indian Institute of Science and Engineering

— Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment

— Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University)

Uttar Pradesh

— Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith

— National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy

— Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University)

— Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad

West Bengal

— Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine

— Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research

Andhra Pradesh

— Christ New Testament Deemed University

— Bible Open University of India


— Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society


— St. John’s University


— Raja Arabic University


— Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education

UGC Instructions

UGC's Advisory on Checking Fake Colleges Before Admission

UGC has given the relevant states clear instructions, advising them to take the required legal action against these dishonest universities. Additionally, the commission has written to the Principal Secretaries and Department of Higher Education of the State Government to recommend that they take immediate action to stop these illegal institutions from misleading students and undermining the quality of education. The objective is to make sure that students may enrol in accredited educational institutions that uphold accepted criteria for authenticity and quality.

The consequences of attending a fake university can be quite serious. Graduates from these colleges won’t receive degrees. Which may prevent them from applying for jobs that need a valid college degree or reduce their earning potential. They can also run into difficulties if they want to pursue more education.

Additionally, students who enrol in phoney universities risk wasting their time and money. These fraudulent schools frequently demand high tuition costs while providing subpar instruction, and they may even force students to payments for things they never actually obtain.

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