Information on courses, admissions process, exams & results of Allahabad University (AU), Allahabad

Allahabad University

Allahabad University, the fourth oldest university of India, is an educational institution of high pedestal. The University has the distinction of having on its rolls a host of distinguished politicians and statesmen including one President and two Vice-Presidents of the country, two former Prime Ministers, several Union and State ministers, at least four Chief Justices of the Supreme Court, as well as a large number of senior bureaucrats.
Educational Streams
The university has sound academic tradition and several extraordinary achievements to its credit. It is active in different branches of learning and even has a role in secondary education. It conducts courses in a wide variety of academic and vocational subjects. During decades of its development, it has remarkably reoriented itself according to the changing times, and, at the same time, maintained its standard.
University of Allahabad offers education to a very large population of students, has established more than 10 hostels for the benefit of out-of-station students.
Residential facilities are available to facilitate the outstation students of the University. There is a University Hostels that is maintained and managed by the University and a Recognised Hostels which is maintained and managed by Private Trusts, and recognised by the University. The Hostels facilitate its occupants with all the basic amenities like a Common Room (with a stage and various recreational amenities), Libraries and Reading Rooms, Dining Halls and Lawns as well as facilities for indoor games and playing fields/courts for outdoor games.
Envisaged and founded by Sir William Muir, the then Lt. Governor of United Provinces, Allahabad University started on 23rd September 1887. The evolutionary development of the University can be categorized in there three distinct phases. Starting from the first phase in the year 1887 to 1921, when it existed as a centrally-funded Affiliating University exercising control over the basic level of education via higher secondary and secondary schooling. The second phase of the University started with the reorganization of the University as a provincially-funded unitary teaching University. Finally after independence the University took up concerns crucial to national and social reconstruction and gave importance to higher education. It was granted the status of central university in 2005.


  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science

Contact Details:
University of Allahabad
Near Anand Bhawan - 211 002

Phone: +91-532-2461157/ 1089
Fax: +91-532-2545021 / 246108
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