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March 27, 2021 • 12:22 pm

24 UGC Fake Universities List 2020 that You Must Beware of!

List of UGC Fake Universities

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In accordance to the UGC Act 1956 under MHRD, governed by the Indian Government, no university is permitted to run colleges without the approval of UGC.

But there are many universities that running all over India without the approval of UGC. Such colleges come under the category of UGC NET Fake Universities.

As per the government rule, if your affiliated degree is from such university, then it will be considered invalid. Also, you will not be considered eligible to avail the UGC NET Certificates, even if you have qualified the NTA NET Exam.

So, it is very important to know about these unrecognized institutions before you apply for the exam or decide to do your graduation.


Here in this blog, we have provided the List of Fake Universities that are declared by the University Grant Commission. Check them below: -

List of UGC Fake Universities

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List of UGC Fake Universities in India 2020 | Location & State-Based Data


UGC has recently released the Fake Universities list on 7th October 2020. According to this list, there are 24 universities of 9 states that come under the category of UGC Fake University in India.

The following table includes all the Fake Universities of India which are recognized by the University Grant Commission. We have classified the list based on their states & respected locations. Check the table to know these universities.



UGC List of Fake Universities in India

Location & State


Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University)



Commercial University Ltd

Daryaganj, Delhi


United Nations University



Vocational University



ADR-Centric Juridical University

New Delhi


Indian Institute of Science and Engineering

New Delhi


Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment



Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society

Belgaum, Karnataka


St. John’s University

Kishanattam, Kerala


Raja Arabic University

Nagpur, Maharashtra


Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine

Kolkatta, West Bengal


Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research

Thakurpurkur, Kolkatta, West Bengal


Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh


Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya

Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh


Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith

Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh


National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh


Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University

Achaltal, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh


Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya

Kosi Kalan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh


Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya

Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh


Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad

Noida Phase-II, Uttar Pradesh


Nababharat Shiksha Parishad

Rourkela, Odisha


North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology



Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education



Christ New Testament Deemed University

Andhra Pradesh


Important Note: Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (The matter of declaring this fake university in UP or not, is subjudice in front of the District Judge- Lucknow.)


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UGC NET Frequently Asked Questions


Here, we have compiled the questions that are frequently asked by students regarding UGC NET Fake Universities. If you also have any query, then you must read the following question. Also, we have covered all the UGC NET exam related queries of aspirants in our UGC NET FAQ blog. You can refer to it for any general information of UGC NET Exam.



Ques.) Which university declared fake by UGC?

Ans.) There are 24 universities in India which are declared fake by the University Grant Commission. You can check the complete list of these institutions here.



Ques.) Is IIT under UGC?

Ans.) IITs do not come under UGC. These institutes do not need any approval to operate as “institute course of study", as these were created by an Act of Parliament.



Ques.) Is Bhagwant University fake?

Ans.) Bhagwant University does not require AICTE approval as it is a Bonafide University established by State Act & duly recognized by UGC.



Ques.) What if a college is not UGC approved?

Ans.) If your college is not approved by University Grant Commission as per the UGC Act 1956 under MHRD, then it will be considered as fake and your degree will be invalid.



Ques.) How do I know if my degree is valid?

Ans.) If your university comes under UGC, then your degree will be valid. You can check the list of UGC Approved Universities list and find out whether your college is fake or not.


we hope that above mentioned list of UGC NET Fake Universities will help you decide the right college for you. We advise you to refer to it before selecting them.

If you have any further queries regarding UGC Fake Universities and NET Exam, then drop them in the comment box below. We will try to solve your problems as soon as possible.

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