This is to alert all the stakeholders that a few fake websites, imposing as CARE website, have come to our notice. All the stakeholders are advised to be careful and avoid falling prey to these potentially predatory websites. Anybody still following such websites may do so solely at his/her own risk and consequences, and in no manner whatsoever, will the UGC be responsible for the same.

Researchers are advised to check whether the journal they are submitting their work to is not a clone version of another print/online journal.



Important Notices

  • The UGC-CARE List has only TWO groups, instead of the original FOUR groups to simplify the search process. These are NOT hierarchic or ranked groups.
    UGC-CARE List Group I
    Journals found qualified through UGC-CARE protocols
    UGC-CARE List Group II
    Journals indexed in globally recognised databases

  • Recommending any journal, through the proper proforma and process is free and the UGC does not collect any fees for the same. However, it has come to our attention that universities are charging for such recommendations by their iqac and other bodies. Researchers, editors and publishers are requested to note that no such charges have been imposed by the UGC.
  • UGC-CARE related services and CARE protocols being circulated on any platform are not endorsed by the UGC or any of its officers. The UGC is not responsible for any list put up by any person, company or institution.
  • UGC has not authorised anybody to compile a UGC-CARE List, nor authorized any company, person or institution to help authors publish in UGC-CARE listed Journals.
  • The UGC only adheres to the official list on UGC-CARE website. Any claims to the contrary are false, and the UGC is NOT responsible for such services being offered by anybody.
  • Paying persons/agencies to ensure assured UGC-CARE List publications, dissertations or thesis is unethical academic practice, and Students, Researchers and Faculty members are cautioned against using such dubious agencies.