Allahabad University has always occupied an esteemed
place among the universities of India for over a century now. Established
on 23rd September 1887, it is the fourth oldest university of India
after Calcutta, Bombay and Madras University.
The credit for conceiving
a large Central College at Allahabad, eventually to develop into
a University, is due to Sir William
Muir, then Lt. Governor of United Provinces. As a result of his
initiative the foundation stone of the Muir Central College (named
after him) was laid on Dec. 9 1873 by His Excellency Lord Northbrook.
Sir William Muir said on that occasion:
" The establishment of a central college at Allahabad has been my earnest
desire ever since I assumed my present office. Shortly after coming here I found
that a strong wish prevailed among the chief people of the place for a better
means of education at Allahabad; and being myself deeply impressed with the same
conviction, I took occasion at the first Darbar which I held here to urge upon
those present the necessity of showing that they were sincere and in earnest,
by contributing to the work. The appeal was widely and liberally met, a considerable
sum was subscribed and address was presented to me in 1869, praying for the establishment
of the college here."
On September 23, 1887 Act XVIII was passed which established
the Allahabad University. Like the Universities of Calcutta, Bombay
and Madras, the Allahabad University also started as a degree conferring
institution. Its first entrance examination was held in March 1889.
In 1904 the Indian Universities Act was passed which limited the
territorial jurisdiction of Allahabad University to the United
Provinces of Agra and Awadh, the Central Provinces including Berar,
Ajmer, Mewar and most of the states of Rajputana and Central Indian
Agencies. Between 1887 and 1927 at least thirty-eight different
institutions and colleges of this area were affiliated to Allahabad
University. With the promulgation of the Allahabad University Act
in 1921, the Muir Central College lost its independent existence.
Between 1922-27 the University had its internal and external wings
which were subsequently separated from the University to give the
latter a purely unitary, and residential character. In fact the
Allahabad University was started with a preliminary loan of Rs.
5240/- from the government to meet its expenses. The loans were
repaid in two years. Henceforth, its main source of its income
was from the examination fees and sale of Prospectus & Calendar.
Being an examining body it met its incidental expenses easily.
|Motilal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad
|Motilal Nehru Institute Of Research & Business Administration,
Chatham lines Campus, Allahabad
|Kali Prasad University College, Allahabad.
|Madan Mohan Malviya University College, Allahabad.
|William Holland University College.
|Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Naini.
|Allahabad Degree College 15 Keydgank , Allahabad.
|Arya Kanya Degree College, Allahabad.
|C P M Degree College , Allahabad.
|Ewing Christian College , Allahabad.
|Hamidia Girls Degree College, Allahabad.
|Ishwar Saran Degree College, Allahabad.
|Jagat Taran Girls Degree College, Allahabad.
|Rajarishi Tandon Mahila Mahavidalaya, Allahabad.
|Sanwal Dass S Lal Khanna Girls Degree College,