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Allahabad University is considered among the prestigious universities in India.

Allahabad University

Location: In the very heart of the city
Ideal Time to Visit: Anytime round the year
Attraction: Library, Open Air Theatre
How to Reach: Hire a cab or Auto from the hotel or take a rickshaw if you happen to stay in the vicinity

Allahabad UniversityThe 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 Sciences