University Grants Commission has released a list of 24 ‘self-proclaimed’ fake universities all over the country, including eight in Delhi.
“Students and public at large are informed that at present following 24 self-styled and unrecognised institutions are functioning in contravention of the UGC Act in various parts of the country,” a statement by UGC read.
“These universities have been declared as fake and are not entitled to confer any degrees,” the notice further added.
The fake universities found operating in Delhi and National Capital Region includes United Nations University, Commercial University, ADR-Centric Juridical University, Indian Institution of Science and Engineering, Vocational University, Viswakarma Open University for Self-employment, Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya and Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya.
Other universities which have been identified as fake include one each from Pondicherry, Aligarh, Bihar, Rourkela, Odisha, Kanpur, Pratapgarh, Mathura, Kanpur, Nagpur, Kerala, Karnataka, Bihar and two universities in Allahabad.