Fake Universities
The mushroom growth of fake universities/ vishwavidyalayas is a matter of great concern of the University Grants Commission having responsibility of maintaining standards in Higher Education in the country. It is observed that there are some institutions offering undergraduate/postgraduate courses in various subjects. These institutions are not established under either Central or State or UGC Act and hence, these institutions are fake universities/ vishwavidyalayas and do not have any right to confer/grant degrees. Aspiring students are advised not to pursue higher educational courses with such self-styled universities/ vishwavidyalayas. Presently, there are 20 such self-styled fake universities/ vishwavidyalayas on the records of the Commission which are functioning in contravention of the provisions of the UGC Act, 1956.
  • Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar ^Top 
  • Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) Jagatpuri, Delhi
  • Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi
  • United Nations University , Delhi
  • Vocational University, Delhi
  • ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi-110008.
  • Delhi Vishwa Vidyapeeth, 233 Tagore Park, Model Town , Delhi - 110 009 ^Top 
  • Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum (Karnataka)
  • Handwriting University India , No. 16 Church Road , Basavangudi, Bangalore - 560 004 ^Top 
  • St. John's University , Kishanattam, Kerala ^Top 
    Madhya Pradesh
  • Kesarwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur (M.P.) ^Top 
  • Raja Arabic University , Nagpur ^Top 
    Tamil Nadu
  • D.D.B. Sanskrit University ,Putur, Trichi, Tamil Nadu ^Top 
    Uttar Pradesh
  • Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya,(Women's University) Prayag, Allahabad (UP)
  • Indian Education Council of U.P., Lucknow (UP)
  • Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad (UP)
  • Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open Univeristy), Achaltal, Aligarh (UP)
  • Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura (UP)
  • Maharana Partap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh (UP)
  • Gurukul Vishwavidyalaya, Vrindavan, UP
  • Institute of Para-Medical Sciences , Meerut , U.P. (Under consideration for deletion) ^Top 
Note: The matter of recognition of degrees like B.Ed./M.Ed. etc. awarded by the Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow and also its recognition is still subjudice. Source: In case of doubt, students may checkup with the Office of the University Grants Commission, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, New Delh