24 Universities Declared Fake, Most From UP: Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan


24 Universities Declared Fake, Most From UP: Education Minister

Dharmendra Pradhan made the assertion in response to a written query in Lok Sabha.(FILE)

New Delhi:

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has declared 24 “self-styled” institutes pretend and located two extra in violation of norms, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan stated on Monday.

Mr Pradhan made the assertion in response to a written query in Lok Sabha.

“Based on the complaints received from the students, parents, general public and also through electronic print media, UGC has declared 24 self styled institutes as fake universities.

“Besides, two extra institutes specifically Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, UP and Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), Qutub Enclave, New Delhi are additionally discovered functioning in violation of the UGC Act, 1956. The issues of Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow and IIPM, New Delhi are sub-judice within the courtroom,” he added.

Uttar Pradesh has the highest eight such fake universities — Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi; Mahila Gram Vidyapith, Allahabad; Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Allahabad; National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur; Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Open University, Aligarh; Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Mathura; Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh and Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Noida.

Delhi has seven such fake universities – Commercial University Ltd, United Nations University, Vocational University, ADR Centric Juridicial University, Indian Institution of Science and Engineering, Vishwakarma Open University for Self Employment and Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University).

Odisha and West Bengal have two such universities each. These are: Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata and Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research, Kolkata as well as Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Rourkela and North Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology.

Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Puducherry and Maharashtra have one fake university each.

They are – Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education, Puducherry; Christ New Testament Deemed University, Andhra Pradesh; Raja Arabic University, Nagpur; St John”s University, Kerala and Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Karnataka.

Elaborating on the steps taking by the UGC against the fake or non-recognised universities, Pradhan said, “the UGC points public notices concerning the record of faux universities/institutes in nationwide Hindi and English newspapers.”

He said, “The fee writes letters to state chief secretaries, Education secretaries and principal secretaries to take motion in opposition to such universities positioned of their jurisdiction”.

“Show trigger and warning notices are issued to the unauthorized institutes awarding invalid levels when any self-styled establishment is discovered or observed functioning in violation of the UGC Act, 1956.”

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