New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh leads a list of 21
fake universities in the country identified by the UGC
followed by Delhi.
The varsities, also spread across Karnataka, Kerala,
Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and
Bihar, were found functioning in contravention of the
provisions of the UGC Act.
While Uttar Pradesh has eight such universities, Delhi
has six and the rest of the states have one varsity each.
The UGC has cautioned that running of under-graduate or
post-graduate courses and giving misleading advertisements
shall attract severe action under the provisions of law.
"Aspiring students are advised not to pursue higher
education courses with such self-styled, unrecognised and
unapproved institutions. Anyone dealing with such institutions
for pursuing academic studies for degrees, shall be
doing so at their own risk and responsibility," UGC said.
The fake universities identified in Delhi are Varanaseya
Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi, Jagatpuri, Delhi,
Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, United Nations
University, Vocational University, ADR-Centric Juridical
University, Rajendra Place and Indian Institute of Science and