Allahabad University

Prayagraj (Allahabad)

14.3/5(14 Ratings)

Allahabad University Overview

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Allahabad University, also known as the University of Allahabad was the 4th modern University established in the country. Established on 23rd September 1887, it is one of the most popular universities in India. The university has managed to maintain it’s sound academic tradition along with several achievements to it’s credit, during the course of it’s history. Popularly known as the "Oxford of the East", the university began as an affiliating and examining body for graduate and Post-graduate degrees.

The university managed to carry the status till 1904, after which Allahabad University succeeded in establishing it’s teaching departments along with instituted doctoral research programs.  

In 1951, the University recognised some local institutions as 'Associated Colleges', which were authorised to teach undergraduate courses. These courses were taught under the Faculties of Arts, Commerce, Science, and Law. In addition, after it’s reorganisation, the University earned national as well as international recognition as a premier institution.

Year 2004 was the most eventful year in the history of this institution. This was because; in this year a Bill was introduced in Parliament which proposed to recognise the University of Allahabad as an 'Institution of National Importance'. It also mentioned to restore the Central character of this University.  

Sprawling over a large area, the university has a library which contains more than 1,50,000 volumes in total. Today, the Allahabad University offers courses in several different subjects such as Arts, Commerce, Law and Sciences.

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Syed Rizvi

Syed Rizvi5.0/5

1 review

Allahabad university monirba faculty

Awesome place to visit for sightseeing free from noise and disturbance. And eminent professor to guide towards the road to success and endless enjoyment with friends
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Smita Rai

Smita Rai3.6/5

1 review

Best university

One of the most best one university in India, if you want to make your carrier good then you must study here. My friend is taught here and in present they have a good carrier most of them settled I'm also settled in defence line, you should also try and should make you good life.



9 reviews

has its own value

Oxford of east right to say but lack care by state govt and centre could have been having a better name. But still it has its own values for the visitors a vast area which reminds of the past.

Ansari Sajid

Ansari Sajid5.0/5

4 reviews

Awesome experience

It was a great experience visiting AU, students were very helpful and supporting in searching all faculties, total education atmosphere everyone was busy in study. So much attraction and passionate towards education. I would suggest go and take the admission for bright future. Hostel facility available, very huge campus, good experience and got all needed books.

Mukesh Yadav

Mukesh Yadav5.0/5

14 reviews

Excellent Heritage

Just wow, you will love the University campus, however you need to take permission if you are going along with family if you are visiting inside faculty area. Looks very heritage, old campus, maintained very well.

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