University Grants Commission (UGC) has released the list of 24 fake universities, which are available on its website www.ugc.ac.in. In addition, UGC issues public notice against the unrecognized status of Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), New Delhi and illegal status of Bio-Chemic Education Grant Commission, Nadia, West Bengal. Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, UP is also not recognized by the UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956.
No fake universities have been identified in the State of Rajasthan. Raja Arabic University, Nagpur has been identified as fake University in the state of Maharashtra. In addition, UGC has issued Show Cause / Warning notices to the following three Institutes in Maharashtra during the current year: Indian Institute of Alternative Medicines & Natural Healing, Andheri(W), Mumbai; National Institute of Event Management, Andheri (W), Mumbai; and, Indian Board of Health Education & Research, Pune.
UGC has sent letters on November 13, 2018 to Chief Secretaries / Education Secretaries / Principal Secretaries to the respective State /UT Governments for taking appropriate action against these fake universities which are functioning / operating in the respective states.
This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Satya Pal Singh in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.