The 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.
Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Satya Pal Singh said in Rajya Sabha that 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 followng three Institutes in the State of Maharashtra during the current year. They are 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.
Meanwhile, UGC has sent letters on 13th November, 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.