UGC Fake University List 2023 Released, Check Complete List & Other Details

On August 25, 2022, the University Grants Commission (UGC) released a list of fake institutions on its official website: According to the notice, unrecognized colleges, which are operating against the UGC Act, have been deemed fraudulent and are not authorized to provide any degrees. Only those universities that have been established by the Central Act or Provincial act have the right to grant degrees. 

UGC Fake University List 2022 – Details

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has disapproved 21 institutions across the nation as these universities were illegally providing course completion certificates and degrees. Students are advised to remain cautious before enrolling into such colleges for any course. 

The majority of unauthorized universities are located in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. States like Odisha, West Bengal, and Kerala each have two fake universities, while Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Puducherry, and Andhra Pradesh, each have one. 

Students can check out UGC’s fake university list 2022 in the table given below. 

UGC Fake University List 2022 – Names

State University
  • All India Institute of Public and Physical Health Sciences
  • Commercial University Ltd. Daryaganj
  • United Nations University
  • Vocational University
  • ADR-Centric Juridical University
  • Indian Institution of Science and Engineering
  • Vishwakarma Open University for Self-Employment
  • Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University)
  • Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society
Kerala St. John’s University
Maharashtra Raja Arabic University
West Bengal
  • Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine
  • Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research
Uttar Pradesh
  • Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith
  • National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy
  • Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University)
  • Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad
  • Nababharat Shiksha parishad
  • North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology
Puducherry  Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education
Andhra Pradesh Christ New Testament Andhra Pradesh


How to Check UGC Approved University List?

There are generally four categories of approved universities in India. They are as follows:

  • Union universities
  • Deemed universities
  • Private universities
  • Central universities 

Here’s a breakdown of the total number of UGC-approved universities in India:

How to Check UGC Approved University List

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  • The universities that are referred to as autonomous bodies and are governed by the Department of Higher Education are included in the category of ‘Private Universities’.
  • Candidates can check the UGC-approved consolidated list of all universities HERE.   


How many universities are declared as ‘fake’ as per UGC?

A total of 21 institutions are declared as fake by the UGC. The official notice further claimed that such institutions lack the authority to grant any degrees.

Which UP university is included in the UGC fake university list 2022?

Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (open university) and Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad are the few UP universities that are included in the UGC fake university list 2022.

How to identify fake universities in India?

Students can identify whether or not their degrees are fraudulent by looking at the UGC-approved aggregated list of all universities. If their college is listed on the UGC-approved list, then they are enrolled in an accredited institution.

What if a university is not included in the UGC-approved university list 2022?

If a university is not approved by the UGC, then it will be included in the UGC fake university list 2022.

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