Beware of Invalid Degrees!UGC Identifies 20 Fake Universities Offering Invalid Degrees

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has identified 20 universities as ‘fake’ and not authorized to award degrees. This means the degrees they offer are not valid for higher education or employment purposes. Delhi has the highest number of such universities, followed by Uttar Pradesh. It’s essential to be cautious and check the UGC’s official website or contact them directly before enrolling in any university to ensure it is recognized and legitimate. Obtaining degrees from these fake universities can lead to severe consequences, so it’s crucial to make informed decisions about education.

Delhi has the highest number of such universities on the list, with eight institutions being identified:

  1. All India Institute of Public and Physical Health Sciences
  2. Commercial University Ltd, Daryaganj
  3. United Nations University
  4. Vocational University
  5. ADR-Centric Juridical University
  6. Indian Institution of Science and Engineering
  7. Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment
  8. Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University)


Uttar Pradesh follows with four universities on the list:

  • Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith
  • National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy
  • Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open university)
  • Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad

Additionally, several other such universities exist in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, and Kerala.


As per the UCG website a complete list of fake universities:


Andhra Pradesh

  1. Christ New Testament Deemed University, #32-32-2003, 7th Lane, Kakumanuvarithoto, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh-522002 and another address of Christ New Testament Deemed University, Fit No. 301, Grace Villa Apts., 7/5, Srinagar, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh-522002
  2. Bible Open University of India, H.No. 49-35-26, N.G.O’s Colony, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh-530016.


  1. All India Institute of Public & Physical Health Sciences (AIIPHS) State Government University, Office Kh. No. 608-609, 1st Floor, Sant Kripal Singh Public Trust Building, Near BDO Office, Alipur, Delhi-110036
  2. Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi.
  3. United Nations University, Delhi.
  4. Vocational University, Delhi.
  5. ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi – 110 008.
  6. Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi.
  7. Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment, Rozgar Sewasadan, 672, Sanjay Enclave, Opp. GTK Depot, Delhi-110033.
  8. Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University), 351-352, Phase-I, Block-A, Vijay Vihar, Rithala, Rohini, Delhi-110085


  1. Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka.


  1. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala.


  1. Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra.


  1. Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education, No. 186, Thilaspet, Vazhuthavoor Road, Puducherry-605009

Uttar Pradesh

  1. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
  2. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
  3. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.
  4. Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Bharat Bhawan, Matiyari Chinhat, Faizabad Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh – 227 105

West Bengal

  1. Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkatta.
  2. Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research,8-A, Diamond Harbour Road, Builtech inn, 2nd Floor, Thakurpurkur, Kolkatta – 700063

Source: UGC website University Grants commission:Fake Universities (

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