Universities body releases list of 24 fake universities
Eight of these fake universities are from Uttar Pradesh and seven from Delhi. Odisha and West Bengal have two fake universities each in their states, while Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh have one each.
As per a UGC statement, universities can confer degrees only if the university is established under a Central, State-Provincial Act or by an institution which is a deemed-to-be university. The statement further adds that institutions especially empowered by an Act of Parliament can also award degrees to students.
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