CHANDIGARH, NOV 14
The Haryana Government has launched a drive to identify self styled and fake universities or institutions operating in the state. FIR will be lodged against these institutions under appropriate sections of the Indian Penal Code and UGC Act.
While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that these self styled and fake universities and institutions were creating an impression amongst students that their degrees were recognised both for the purpose of admission in higher studies and for the employment in the central and the state governments, which amounts to cheating. This kind of fraud might ruin the career of young students and also bring the entire higher education system into disrepute.
"According to UGC Act, only those universities which have been established under an act of parliament or state legislature or have been granted 'deemed to be a university' status under section 3 of the UGC Act, are entitled to call themselves "universities" and confer degrees. The degrees provided only by such institutions are recognised by educational institutions and central or state governments for purpose of admission and employment. Contravention of this provision of UGC Act attracts the penalties under the Act", he added.
As many as 23 universities are functioning in the Haryana. These are Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya Khanpur Kalan Sonepat, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology Hisar, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University Hisar, Deen Bandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology Murthal, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences Rohtak, YMCA University of Science & Technology Faridabad, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Hisar.
Private Universities functioning in Haryana includes O.P. Jindal Global University Village Jagdishpur, Sonepat, ITM University, Sector 23A Gurgaon, Amity University Village Gwalior Panchgaon Near Manesar, Gurgaon, Apeejay Stya University village Silani, Tehsil Sohna, Gurgaon, Maharishi Markendeshwar University village Sadopur, Ambala.
Deemed Universities in Haryana are Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Ambala, Manav Rachna International Univeristy, Faridabad, Lingaya’s University Nachauli, old Faridabad Jasana Road, Faridabad, Indian National Defence University, Gurgaon, National Brain Research Centre Nainwal Gurgaon, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, National Institute of Technology(NIT Kurukshetra) Deemed University Kurukshetra Haryana. Central University in Haryana is Central University of Haryana, Village Jant-Pali, District Mahendergarh.
Fake Universities functioning in the country are Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga Bihar, Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj Delhi, United Nations University, Delhi, Vocational University, Delhi, ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gapala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi, Indian Institute of Science and Engineering New Delhi, Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Soceity, Gokak, Belgaum Karnataka, St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala, Keserwani Vidyapith Jabalpur MP, Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, DDB Sanskrit University, Putur, Trichi, Tamil Nadu, Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkatta, Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidhyala(
women’s University) Prayag, Allahabad UP,
Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad UP, National University of
Electro Complex, Homeopathy, Kanpur, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
University (Open University) Achaltal, Aligarh UP, Uttar Pradesh
Vishwavidyalaya Kosi Kalan, Mathura UP, Maharana Partap Shiksha Niketan
Vishwavidyalaya Pratapgarh UP, Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad,
Institutional Area, Khoda, Makanpur, Noida Phase-II UP, Gurukul
Vishwavidyalaya Vrindavan Mathura, UP.
The spokesman has cautioned the students not to seek admissions in these universities.