Although this thread seems to have no further discussion since past 7 months I want to say that despite the best intentions of our colleage Mr Ramesh Kumar Verma to help students for a social cause, he has goofed up somewhat in giving the info regarding VMU, Salem
The UGC website clearly lists this university as proper university anyone can check at UGC website, plus it has many engineering and medical colleges under its aiges.
The only twist is that even though they are fully authorized to conduct distance education course via authority from DDE or Directorate of Distance Education, their technical courses are not AICTE valid which DOES NOT mean that they are illegal, it only means they are fully recognized and legal but in government jobs and places which require AICTE approved degree, they may not be considered as a candidate
So Mr Verma, with all due regards to your zeal and enthusiasam, it would be wrong to classify VMU as fake university, infact in the recent 44 universities name the VMU figured on the list which is in Supreme Court so though it is not a good thing infact is is a guarantee even given by the concerned ministry that despite the final ruling by Honourable Supreme Court, any students who have taken admission will be having a fully legal degree
So hope that clears the doubts and Mr Verma I can assure you i am not a representative of this university, just a common citizen and an engineer by profession, and whatever info i have given here is a result of analysis of my first hand experience and knowledge. Please do think twice of openly publishing a wrong article lest the university could possibly level charges of defamation for such statements