University Of Allahabad

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Description Its Allahabad University-Oxford of East...........situated at the confluence of GANGA & YAMUNA...........!!!

The foundation stone of the Muir Central College, was laid by Governor-General of India, Lord Northbrook on December 9, 1873. The College was named after Sir William Muir, Lt. Governor of United Province, who was instrumental in its foundation. The building was designed by William Emerson, who also designed Victoria Memorial in Kolkata and Crawford Market in Mumbai in a unique combination of Indo-Saracenic, Egyptian and Gothic styles.[5]
Initially it functioned under, University of Calcutta, and later, on 23 September 1887, the University of Allahabad was established, making it the fourth modern University established in India.

Academic Departments

The following are the different academic departments offering degrees and performing research at the University.
[edit]Faculty of Arts
Medieval & Modern History
Music & Performing Arts
Physical Education
Political Science
Journalism and Mass Communication
U G C - Academic Staff College
Department of Visual Arts
BFA (Fine Art)
[edit]Faculty of Commerce
Commerce and Business Administration
[edit]Faculty of Law
It is one of the oldest department of legal studies in India. It has the credit of producing a pretty large number of eminent jurists legal luminaries and judges par excellence including, judge of the Internationl Court of Justice, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India and many other judges of High Courts in India.Hon'ble Mr. Justice D.Straight, Bar-at-law,became the first Chairman of the Law Department in 1890

[edit]Faculty of Science
Defence and Strategic Studies
Earth & Planetary Sciences
Electronics & Communication also known as J K Institute of Applied Physics and Technology
Home Science
B.Tech. (CS and EC)
[edit]New Departments Under UGC Plan Since 2006

Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Science
Food Technology
Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
Environmental Science
Material Science
Physical Education(Re-structure)
Globalization and Development Studies
School of Language
[edit]Institute of Inter Disciplinary Studies
Motilal Nehru Institute of Research and Business Administration(one the oldest institute imparting management degree)
K. Banerjee Center of Atmospheric and Ocean Studies (KBCAOS),IIDS Estd. 2000
M. N. Saha Centre of Space Studies (MNC0SS), IIDS Estd. 2001
Bachlore of Science(Applied sciences)i.e.Bioinformatics,Biotechnology,Biophysics,Biochemistry (46 seats) etc
Nanophosphor Application Centre


Allahabad University has a number of residential hostels that house students for the duration of their study. Some of the hostels are:
Tarachand Hostel
Holland Hall
Ganganath Jha Hostel
Priyadarshani Hostel (Girls)
Diamond Jublee Hostel
Sarojini Naidu Hostel (Girls)
P. C. Banarjee Hostel
Sir Sunderlal Hostel
Hindu Hostel
Amarnath Jha Hostel
International House
Shatabdi Hostel (Girls)
Muslim Boarding House
K.P.U.C Hostel
Shatabdi Boy's Hostel
Kalpana Chawla (Girls)
Jain Hostel


The following colleges are affiliated to Allahabad University:
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 Govt. 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)


Madan Mohan Malaviya [7]
Motilal Nehru
Govind Ballabh Pant
Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, former President of India
Gopal Swarup Pathak, former Vice President of India
Gulzari Lal Nanda, former Prime Minister of India
Vishwanath Pratap Singh, 10th Prime Minister of India
Chandra Shekhar, former Prime Minister of India
Narayan Dutt Tiwari, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and [Governer of Andhra Pradesh]
Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Satyendra Narayan Sinha, former Chief Minister of Bihar
Arjun Singh, former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh
Madan Lal Khurana, former Chief Minister of Delhi
Nikhil Kumar, former IPS, Governor of Nagaland
Saiyid Nurul Hasan, Governor of West Bengal and Orissa
Sir Syed Wazir Hasan, Chief Justice of Awadh Chief Court
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