UGC further clarifies that these fake universities are not empowered to confer any degree
It says that Section 23 of the UGC Act prohibits the use of the word 'University' by any institution other than a university established and recognised by UGC
The University Grants Commission (UGC) today declared 24 universities as 'fake' in a move to carry its responsibility of maintaining standards of Higher Education in the country.
"Students and public are informed that currently 24 self-styled, unrecognised institutions are functioning in contravention of the UGC Act, which have been declared as fake universities and these are not empowered to confer any degree," UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain said.
Aspiring students are advised not to pursue higher education courses with such self-styled universities/vishwavidyalaya. Presently, there are 24 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, UGC further stated.
Most of these universities are from Delhi (7) and Uttar Pradesh (8).
Here is the state-wise list of fake universities declared by UGC:
Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Plot No. 242, Pani Tanki Road,Shaktinagar, Rourkela-769014.
North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Odisha.
Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education, No. 186, Thilaspet, Vazhuthavoor Road, Puducherry-605009
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
"Regarding Bharitya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, the matter is sub-judice before district judge in Lucknow," Jain said.
The notification further stated that Under Section 23 of the UGC Act prohibits the use of the word 'University' by any institution other than a university established and recognised by UGC.
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