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UGC released a list of 23 fake institutions including two from Odisha

New Delhi:23/7/19: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Tuesday released a list of 23 fake institutions including two from Odisha and warned students against taking admissions in these institutions.

“Students and public at large are hereby informed that at present following 23 self-styled, unrecognized institutions are functioning in various parts of the country in contravention of the UGC Act,” UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain said in a release.

While the highest number of eight fake institutions are located in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi has seven such institutions. West Bengal and Odisha have two fake universities each while Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Puducherry have a fake university each.

The fake universities in Uttar Pradesh are Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya (Varanasi), Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya (Prayagraj), Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith (Prayagraj), National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy (Kanpur), Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University  (Achaltal), Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya (Mathura),  Maharana Partap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya (Pratapgarh) and Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad (Noida).

In Delhi, Commercial University Ltd, Daryaganj, United Nations University, Vocational University, ADR-Centric Juridical University, Indian Institution of Science and Engineering, Viswakarma Open University for Self-employment and Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya.

The two fake institutions in Odisha are Nababharat Shiksha Parishad (Rourkela) and North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology (Mayurbhanj).

in West Bengal, Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine (Kolkata) and Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research (Kolkata).

Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education (Puducherry), Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society (Karnataka), St. John’s University, (Kerala), Raja Arabic University (Maharashtra) are also included in the list.

The case pertaining to Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow is sub-judice before the district judge, the UGC said.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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