**Bhubaneswar**: In a shocking news for students in Odisha opting for higher studies, the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Monday has identified two fake universities among 23 in India.
The fake universities of Odisha are – Nababharat Shiksha Parishad and North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology.
The UGC has derecognized these universities for not conforming to the provisions of UGC Act, 1956.
The University Grants Commission and the All India Council for Technical Education on Monday released on its website a list of 23 fake universities and 279 fake technical institutes across India.
Delhi tops the list with 66 fake colleges followed by Uttar Pradesh.
The details of fake universities and fake technical institutes are available on the UGC website www.ugc.ac.in and AICTE website www.aicte-india.org.