University of Allahabad - [UOA], Allahabad

University of Allahabad - [UOA], Allahabad

Facts & Figures, Rankings, Affiliated Colleges & more

Facts & Figures, Rankings, History & more

University of Allahabad- facts and figures, courses, history, infrastructure, and so on

The University of Allahabad is one of the esteemed universities among the universities of India. This university was founded on 23rd September 1887. It is a public University. Through the ‘University of Allahabad Act 2005’ of the Parliament of India, this university restored its Central University status.

This university is recognized by the UGC, AICTE. In Addition to this, it also received a B++ Grade by the NAAC and was approved or affiliated by the AIU, NCTE. This is a coeducational and advanced education organization.

More information about the University of Allahabad:-

It has a total of 322 faculty. The University of Allahabad is considered to be the 4th oldest university in India. Likewise, it has 11 constituent colleges. Now, read below to know more about its campuses, present structure, and other details.

Courses available at the University of Allahabad:-

The university offers full-time courses in Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Diploma, Ph.D. levels in the streams of Science, Humanities & Social Science, Accounting & Commerce, Business & Management Studies, Law, IT & Software, Engineering, Design, Mass Communication & Media, Teaching & Education and so on. This university also offers scholarships to its students based on their reserve category and to the meritorious students.

It also offers an exchange program for students every year. There are more than 86 courses available in 11 streams.

Undergraduate –

There are multiple courses available in undergraduate level programs such as B.Sc, B.Sc in Home Science, B.Com, BCA, BA, B.P.E(Physical Education), B.Voc, PGDCA. further, the university also offers B.Tech in Electronics & Communication & B.Tech in computer science & engineering. However to get admission in these courses the aspirants need to qualify for the JEE Mains entrance exam. And the university also offers a few self-financing courses such as BCA, PGDCA & B.Voc. These courses, however, have a duration of three years, unlike professional bachelors degrees for four years


This university offers a large variety of post-graduate level courses such as MA, M.Sc, MBA, M.Tech, M.P.Ed, M.Ed in different subjects. Additionally, it also offers self-financing courses such as MCA, M.Sc in Nutrition Science, M.Voc, M.Sc in food technology, and so on. Generally, the duration of this course is 2 to 3 years


Along with all these above-mentioned courses the University of Allahabad also offers doctoral courses in different subjects such as law, painting, music, MBA, material science, physical education, and so on.


It also offers many diplomas courses for its students.

Facts and Figures about the University of Allahabad:-

  • Year of Establishment: 1887
  • University Address: Senate House Campus, University Road, Old Katra, Prayagraj (Allahabad), State-Uttar Pradesh, Pin – 211002
  • Chancellor: Goverdhan Mehta
  • Vice-Chancellor: Sangeeta Shrivastava
  • University Type: Public
  • Approved by: UGC, AIU, ACU, NAAC,
  • Number of Courses Offered: 86 in 11 streams
  • Admission Criteria: Merit-based/ Entrance-based
  • Mode of application: online/offline
  • Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Diploma, M.Phil. & Ph.D.
  • Mode of Education: Full Time
  • MoUs: National Institution of Technology, NITD- Delhi, Biomaterials centers, National Institute for Material science, Japan, Aarhus University, University Parken, Denmark

Ranking of the University of Allahabad:- (International & National)

The University of Allahabad is among the oldest universities in India. This university also has good rankings both in national and international fields such as Ranked 401-450 in Asia by QS 2020, Ranked 86-90 in India by QS 2020.

National Ranking by QS 2020          

International Ranking by QS 2020




Rank  Year Ranked for Ranked by
401-450  2020 Asia QS

History of the University of Allahabad:-

The University of Allahabad was constructed in 1887. It is the 4th oldest and reputed the university in India. It restored its Central University status through the ‘University of Allahabad Act 2005’ of the Parliament of India.

Earlier Muir central College was considered to be one of the largest central colleges in India. However, later it converted into a university. The Muir central College was constructed on 9th Dec 1873 by Lord Northbrook ( Governor-General of India). And the college is named after Sir William Muir the Lt. Governor of the United Province. Initially, the college was functioning under the University of Calcutta. And the University of Allahabad was established in 1887.

With the ‘Allahabad University Act of 1921, the Muir Central College merged with Allahabad University. And the university was reshaped as a unitary teaching and residential university. In 1951, the university recognized certain local institutions as its Associated Colleges authorized to teach various undergraduate courses under Arts, Commerce, Science, and Law.

However, in 2003 the central govt decided to recognize the university as the central university. And lastly, the central university status of the university was restored in 2005, through the University of Allahabad Act by the Parliament of India. Which also declared the university an Institution of National Importance National & International

The Infrastructure of the University of Allahabad:-

The campus size of the university is 232 acres. And it provides a decent Infrastructure throughout the colleges. It consists of major five faculties, namely, Arts, Commerce, Science, Management, Law faculties. Along with that the arts faculty of the university housing in the Administrative Block of Chatham Lines. It has numerous residential hostels for students. The university has many facilities for its students such as

Computer center-

The university provides a central computing facility with a network server for all the students and staff of the university. Additionally, it also has online teaching facilities in every classroom of the university

Mediation center-

This center has facilities for meditation, yoga, and bhajan. Gandhi Bhawan Mandapam has a calm environment and serenity. Further, it has a library full of literature on Gandhian thoughts and other related subjects. Additionally, it has a well-equipped conference hall with a lawn with blossoming lotus.


The university has good hostel accommodation for its students. It has 9 boys hostels and 6 girls hostels. Moreover, all these hostels are spacious and have all the necessary facilities


It has awesome sports facilities such as National Cadets Corps, National Service Scheme, and Athletics Associations


Along with other facilities the university of Allahabad offers library facilities consisting of over 7.40 lakh books and a bound volume of diaries. It has 17.000 Ph.D. propositions and 2,300 digital books


The university also offers Guest House facilities for its students and staff. Hence we can say that the university has a good infrastructure with all the necessary facilities.



FAQ of the University of Allahabad:-

Q.How to get admission to the University of Allahabad?

A- Allahabad University accepts the Under Graduate Admission Test (UGAT) scores of the aspirants for admission to its undergraduate program. Additionally, to get admission in various PG programs the aspirants need to qualify for the Post Graduate Admission Test (PGAT). And it also has facilities for an entranced-based Ph.D. admission process.

Q.How is the placement facilities of the University of Allahabad?

A- Yes, the university offers various placement assistance and also offers different internship opportunities to the students of various departments or courses.

Q.How are the faculties of the University of Allahabad?

A- All the faculties of the university are highly qualified and well experienced. Along with that they are very cooperative and helping in nature and always guide the students for their better future.

College name
K P Training College
Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Degree College
C M P Degree College
Hamidia Girls Degree College
Motilal Nehru Medical College
Iswar Saran Degree College
Sandan Lal Sanwal Das Khanna Mahila Mahavidyalaya
Ewing Christian College
Allahabad Degree College
Jagat Taran Girls Degree College
College Of Veterinary Science And Animal Husbandry
Rajarshi Tandon Mahila Mahavidyalaya
Ewing Christian College Allahabad 
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