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 UGC’s attention that universities are charging for such recommendations by their IQAC and other bodies. Researchers, editors, and publishers are requested to note that the UGC has imposed no such charges.
UGC-CARE-related services and CARE protocols 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 the 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.