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Allahabad University

University of Allahabad or Allahabad University has always occupied an esteemed place among the universities of India for over a century now. It is the  fourth oldest university of India after Calcutta, Bombay and Madras University. It was established on 23rd September 1887 and the credit for conceiving a large Central College at Allahabad, eventually to develop into a University, is due to Sir William Muir, then Lt. Governor of United Provinces.

Initially the college functioned under the University of Calcutta and later, on 23 September 1887, the University of Allahabad was established, making it the fifth university established in colonial India after Calcutta university, Bombay university, Madras university and Lahore's Punjab university.

It began as an affiliating and examining body for graduate and postgraduate degrees with a classical orientation and the responsibility for secondary education as well. By 1904 the university established its own teaching departments and instituted doctoral research programs. 

During the university's centenary celebrations in 1987 there were demands from students, faculty and employees for the granting of status as a Central University. The Government of India eventually acceded to this and the university gained both Central status and recognition as an "Institution of National Importance" in May 2005. 

Faculties in University of Allahabad

  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Arts

Affiliated Colleges under University of Allahabad



University of Allahabad
Senate House Campus
University Road, Old Katra
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211002
Phone:0532 246 1083

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