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UGC declares 20 universities as ‘fake’, Delhi has the highest

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) annually releases a list of “fake” universities that are not authorized to grant degrees. This year, 20 universities have been identified, with Delhi having the highest number of eight such institutions.

UGC’s Findings :

The names of the universities from Delhi include : 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; Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment; and Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University), according to the UGC.

Uttar Pradesh has four such universities namely : — Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith; National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy; Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open university); and Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad.

These degrees are not recognized for higher education or employment purposes. Besides Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, and Kerala also have universities on the list.

The complete list can be found on the UGC’s official website.

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