The University of Allahabad that is popularly called Allahabad University was only the 4th modern University established in India. The university was established on 23rd September 1887. During the course of history, the university has maintained its sound academic tradition and several extraordinary achievements to its credit. Allahabad University is also known as the "Oxford of the East".
Allahabad University began as an affiliating and examining body for
graduate and Post-graduate degrees with a classical orientation in
different branches of learning. The status was maintained till the year
1904 when Allahabad University succeeded in establishing its own
teaching departments and instituted doctoral research programs. Another
milestone was achieved in the year 1921 when Allahabad University
reorganized itself as a unitary teaching and residential University.
In 1951, the University recognized certain local institutions as
'Associated Colleges' authorized to teach undergraduate courses under
the Faculties of Arts, Commerce, Science, and Law. During the four
decades after its reorganization, the University earned national and
international recognition as a premier institution. The most eventful
year in the history of this institution was 2004 when a Bill was
introduced in Parliament proposing to recognize the University of
Allahabad as an 'Institution of National Importance' and to restore the
Central character of the University. Both Houses of the Parliament duly
passed "The University of Allahabad Act, 2005" in May 2005.
The university has a large sprawling campus that is dominated by
numerous red-bricked buildings. The university boasts off a rich library
that contains more than 1,50,000 volumes in total. Today, the university
offers course in range of subjects including Arts, Commerce, Law and