The Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Satyapal Singh informed in a wriiten reply to Rajya Sabha that the University Grants Commission (UGC) has maintained
the list of 23 fake Universities/Institutions, which is available for everyone on UGC website www.ugc.ac.in. In addition to the listed 23 universities, Bhartiya
Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, UP and Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), New Delhi are also not recognized by the UGC under Section 2(f)
of the UGC Act, 1956. He also informed about the steps taken by UGC in the last one year to identify fake universities/institutions operating in the country.
These measures include:
- Published public Notices on list of fake Universities/Institutions in Hindi and English Newspapers.
-Sent letters to State Chief Secretaries, Education Secretaries and Principal Secretaries to take action against fake Universities/Institutes of located in their jurisdiction and identify such Universities / Institutes which are functioning in their State.
-Show Causes Notices have been issued to the unauthorized institutes awarding invalid degrees.
- Public Notices have been issued on illegal status of Bio-Chemic Education Grant Commission, Nadia, West Bengal and IIPM, New Delhi.