University of Allahabad

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University of Allahabad History

Founded on 23rd September in 1887, University of Allahabad concerned itself mainly with examinations having no teaching staff ( except that of its School of Law ) until 1914. Thereafter it established chairs and readerships, etc. for research work in Economics and Modern History for graduate students. In 1904 Allahabad University, along with all other existing universities of India, was brought under the fold of Indian Universities Act.

In 1921 an act was passed for the re – organization University of Allahabad as a unitary teaching and residential institution, with control, however, over the quality and character of the teaching in constituent colleges. The Muir Central College, established in 1872, became the nucleus of a teaching University of Allahabad.

In 1955, by a further amendment of Allahabad University act, three categories of colleges came into existence : Allahabad university colleges ( which are residential colleges for students of the University or recognized by University of Allahabad in which tutorial and supplementary instruction is provided ); associated colleges ( which are also residential but provide full degree courses as distinct from tutorial instruction ); and constituent colleges ( which are also residential and provide full degree courses but are maintained by the state government ).

Teachers in all three categories of colleges are appointed by the college management. University of Allahabad is located in Allahabad which is situated at the confluence of rivers Ganga and Jamuna, 350 miles south – east of Delhi. University of Allahabad’s jurisdiction is within 16 km radius of the Convocation Ground in the Senate Campus. The Parliament passed a bill and University of Allahabad earned back its Central Status wef 14th July, 2005.

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University of Allahabad Departments :

  1. Ancient History, Culture & Archaeology, Anthropology
  2. Arabic & Persian
  3. Atmospheric and Ocean Science
  4. Biochemistry
  5. Botany
  6. Centre of Material Sciences
  7. Chemistry
  8. Commerce
  9. Defence Studies
  10. Earth & Planetary Sciences
  11. Economics
  12. Education
  13. English & Modern European Language
  14. Geography
  15. Hindi
  16. Home Science
  17. Journalism & Mass Communication
  18. J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology
  19. Law
  20. Mathematics
  21. Medieval & Modern History
  22. Music & Performing Arts
  23. Philosophy
  24. Physics
  25. Photography Unit
  26. Physical Education
  27. Political Science
  28. Psychology
  29. Sanskrit
  30. Sociology
  31. Statistics
  32. Urdu
  33. Visual Arts
  34. Zoology

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University of Allahabad Courses :

Faculty of Arts

B.A. Programs :

  • Ancient History
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic and Persian
  • Education
  • English and Modern European Languages
  • Geography
  • Hindi
  • Medieval and Modern History
  • Music and Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sanskrit
  • Urdu
  • Journalism and Mass Communication

Faculty of Science

B.Sc. Programs :

  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Defense and Strategic Studies
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Electronics and Communication
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Zoology

The Faculty of Law of the University offers a 3 years degree course in Law ( LLB ) and the Faculty of Commerce offers 3 years degree courses in Commerce and Economics.

Besides the aforesaid courses a 3 – years degree course in Physical Education is also offered by the University of Allahabad.

3 years Post – graduation degrees in Arts, Science and Commerce are also a part of the curriculum of Allahabad University.

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University of Allahabad Affiliated Colleges :

  • Allahabad Degree College
  • C.M.P Degree College – the oldest affiliated college of Allahabad University
  • Arya Kanya Degree College
  • Jagat Taran Girls Degree College
  • Ishwar Sharan Degree Collage
  • Ewing christian college ( an autonomous college )
  • S.S Khanna Girls Degree College
  • S.P.M Government Degree College
  • Hamidia Girls Degree College – Constituent Minority College
  • KP Training College
  • Rajarshi Tandon Girls Degree College
  • Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute
  • Shri shankara chare inter college baldirai sultanpur ( U.P )

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University of Allahabad Address :

University of Allahabad,
Senate House Campus, University Road,

Old Katra, Prayagraj (Allahabad)
Uttar Pradesh, India, – 211002
Telephone No. : 2461089, 2461157, 2461083,
Mobile No. : 9415247598, 9450957948,
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