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UGC declares two universities in AP as fake

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PNS | VIJAYAWADA

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced the list of 20 fake universities across the country. According to UGC, of the 20 fake universities, two are in Andhra Pradesh.

In a release, the UGC stated that there were eight fake universities in Delhi, four in UP, two in AP and Bengal and one each in other States. The fake ones in AP are Christ New Testament Deemed University at Kakumanu Vari Thota in Guntur and Bible Open University of India in Visakhapatnam.

It has been clarified that these universities do not have the authority to award degrees. The UGC said that it has come to their notice that many institutions are awarding degrees contrary to the provisions of the UGC Act. The degrees awarded by such universities will not be recognised for higher education and employment, the UGC has ruled that those degrees are not valid.

UGC Secretary Manish Joshi has stated that these universities do not have the authority to award actual degrees.

Candidates who want to be admitted for a degree in the universities can check the fake universities on http://www.ugch.gov.in/ .

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