The University Guidance Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have put together a list of 23 fake universities and 279 fake technical institutes across India. These universities and institutes are operating without any authority to issue degrees and as such, having a degree from these listed universities and institutes would amount to nothing but a piece of paper.

Below is the list of 23 fake Universities identified by Ministry of HRD

Bihar

1. Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya

Delhi

2. Commercial University Ltd
3. United Nations University
4. Vocational University
5. Indian Institute of Science and Engineering
6. Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment

Karnataka

7. Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society

Kerala

8. St. John’s University

Maharashtra

9. Raja Arabic University

West Bengal

10. Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine
11. Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research

Uttar Pradesh

12. Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya
13. Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya
14. Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith
15. National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy
16. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University)
17. Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya
18. Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya
19. Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad
20. Gurukul Vishwavidyala, Vridanvan

Odisha

21. Nababharat Shiksha Parishad
22. North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology

Lucknow

Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, **the matter is subjudice before the District Judge-Lucknow