University of Allahabad
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Founded on 23rd September, 1887 the University concerned itself mainly with examinations
having no teaching staff (except that of its School of Law) untill 1914. Thereafter
it established chairs and teaching positions for research and teaching in Economics
and Modern History. In 1904 the University, along with all other existing Universities
in India, was brought under the fold on Indian Universities Act. In 1921 an act
was passed for the re-organization of the University as an unitary teaching and
residential institution, with control, however, over the quality and character of
the teaching in constituent colleges.
The Muir central College, established in 1872, became the nucleus of a teaching
University. In 1955, by a further amendment of the University act, three categories
of colleges came into existence: University Colleges (which are residential colleges
for students of the University in which tutorial and supplementary instruction is
provided); Associated Colleges (which are also residential but provide full degree
courses as distinct from tutorial instruction); and Constituent Colleges (which
are also residential and provide full degree courses but are maintained by the state
government). Teachers in the three categories of colleges are appointed by the colleges
management. The University is located in Allahabad which is situated at the confluence
of rivers Ganga and Yamuna, 627km south-east of Delhi. The University's jurisdiction
is within 16 km radius of the Convocation Ground in the Senate Campus. .
The MCC, and the University's School of Law and Department of Economics and History
were the nuclei of the reincarnated University, which thus inherited the academic
traditions, tone and temper of these entities, set by the stalwarts of the MCC (including
Pandit Ganga Nath Jha, Pandit Adityaram Battacharya, Maulvi Zaka Ullha, Abhaya Charan
Mukerji, Maulvi Amzad Ali, S.C. Deb, G.N. Chakravarti, U.C. Ghosh, Ganesh Prasad
and D.N. Pal among the Indian teachers and Augustus S. Harrison, A.E. Gough, S.A.
Hill, G.W.F. Tibaut, Homersham Cox, J.G. Jennings, W.A.J. Archbold, A.W. Ward, E.G.
Hill and A.D. Imms among the European teachers and principals) as well as the scholars
managing the University Department (including J.C. Weir and R.K. Sorabji of Law,
H. Stamely Jevons of Economics and L.F. Rushbrook Williams, Sir Safaat Ahmad Khan
and R.P. Tripathi of History). The writing, critical commentaries, research papers
and learned orations of several of these scholars are recognized even today as pioneering
contribution to the classical disciplines and the scientific literature of the age.
Equally significant was their emphasis on perfection in teaching, which has remained
a crucial component of the academic heritage of the University and their role in
founding research journals and establishing national professional associations in
their respective disciplines.
Space forbids the naming of all the doyens of the academic world who made the University
their Karmabhoomi in this period, the name of only a few can be recounted. The destiny
of the University was shaped under the wise leadership of a succession of illustrious
Vice-Chancellors, namely Ganga Nath Jha, Iqbal Narai Gurtu, Amar Nath Jha, Tara
Chand and D.R. Bhattacharya. The eminent teachers of the Arts faculty included S.G.
Dunn, Amar Nath Jha, Raghupati Sahai, 'Firaq Gorakhpuri', Shivadhar Pandey, S.C.
Deb, P.E. Dastoor and Harivansh Rai 'Bachchan' (English), H.N. Randle, R.O. Ranade,
A.C. Mukherji and R.N. Kaul (Philosophy), Sir Shafaat Ahmad Khan, R.P. Tripathi,
Bisheshwar Prasad and Banarasi 'Prasad Saxena (History), P.K. Acharya, Babu Ram
Saxena, Kshetresh Chattopadhyaya, all renowned ideologists, and Umesh Mishra (Sanskrit),
Dhirendra Verma, Devi Prasad Shukla and Ram Kumar Verma (Hindi), Syed M. Zamin Ali
and Muhammad Hafiz. Syed (Urdu), Beni Prasad, Tara Chand, Ishwari Prasad all three
being teachers of the History Department earlier, and A.B. Lal (Political Science),
A. Siddiqui, Syed Muhammad Ali Nami and M.G. Zubaid Ahmad (Arabic and Persian) R.N.
Dubey (Geography), and Col. Sohan Lal and P.S. Naidu (Education). .
The Science Faculty had renowned scholars such as Megh Nad Saha, K.S. Krishnan,
both Fellows of the Royal Society, Saligram Bhargava, G.B. Deodhar, K. Majumdar,
G.R. Toshniwal, D.S. Kothari, A.R. Verma and K. Banerji (Physics), N.R. Dhar, the
pioneer of Soil Science in India. Satyeshwar Gosh, C.C. Palit, Jamuna Datt Tiwari
and Satya Prakash (Chemistry), A. C. Banerji, Gorakh Prasad, P.L. Srivastava, B.N.Prasad,
Pyare Mohan, R.N. Choudhary (Mahematics), J.H. Mitter, Shri Ranjan, R.K. Saxena,
S.P. Naithani and R.N. Tandon (Botany), D.R. Bhattacharya, H.R. Mehra, M.D.L. Srivastava,
U.S. Srivastava and D.N. Verma (Zoology) and S.G. Tiwari (Military Science). The
laboratories set up by them, as well as some of the complex equipment systems crafted
to their specifications, resulted into research of abiding value in the development
of their respective disciplines. The Commerce and Law Faculties were equally renowned
for the attainments of their teachers, including H. Stanley Jevons, C.D. Thompson,
S.K. Rudra, B.P. Adarkar, G.D. Karwal and J.K Mehta, the proponent of 'human' economics
and the celebrated theory of 'wantlessness' (Economics), M.K. Ghosh, R.C. Choudhary
and A.N. Agrawal, a pioneer in Management Studies (Commerce) and J.C. Weir, S.C.
Choudhary, M.U.S. Jung, K.R.R. Sastry, A.P. Dubey and K.K. Bhattacharya (Law).\
In recognition of its role, endeavors and contribution in the fields of higher learning,
national development and social engagement, and with a view to helping in realize
its potential at the national level, the University has been reincorporated by Parliament
upon the recommendation of the Government of India to that effect, as a Central
University by means of the University of Allahabad Act, 2005, which received the
assent of the President on June 23, 2005 and has commenced on July 14, 2005.
The Constituent Colleges
The University of Allahabad has eleven Constituent Colleges, which are located within
the perimeter of the city itself. Out of these, admission to the colleges being
Minority Colleges are not included in the present Allahabad University Admissions.
At the same time, the self-financing courses run by the Colleges mentioned herein
do not form part of this Test.
A brief outline of the constituent colleges participation in Allahabad University
Admissions is as under :
Allahabad Degree College
Allahabad Degree College, a constituent College of the University of Allahabad,
was established in 1956 by Agrawal Jatiya Shiksha Parishad, an association dedicated
to develop modern education in the city of Allahabad, to cater the demand of society
for quality higher education according to norms and standard of the University of
Allahabad. Initially, the undergraduate classes in Arts were started. Subsequently
B.Com, classes in 1971, LL.B. classes in 1972 and B.Sc. classes with subjects like
Computer Science, Computer Application, Statistics, Mathematics, Defence & Strategic
Studies, Physics started in 1997, Post Graduate classes in Commerce were started,
making it the only Associated College having PG classes.
Presently the College has three well developed campuses. The main campus is situated
in front of the historical Minto Park on the bank of mighty Yamuna,. Another campus,
situated in the heart of the City at Zero Road, is meant exclusively for the girl
students of B.A. and B.Com. The Beniganj campus. having about 18 acres of land area,
situated in the western part of the city, is presently exlusively meant for LL.B.
The Campus has around 100 faculty members consisting of a galaxy of intellectuals
and researchers who have authored text books along with regular contributions in
various journals. Prestigious National Awards instituted by the Planning Commission
of India, Union Ministry of Finance, Government of India, Government of U.P. and
other states etc. have been bestowed upon a number of faculty members of the colleges.
The services of several faculty members are utilized by the several Universities
professional organizations like the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
Institute of Company Secretaries of India, and Allahabad Management Association.
The Campus has a prestigious Sports and Physical Education Centre equipped with
Volleyball court, Indoor Badminton court, Basketball court, Boxing arena along with
Table Tennis, Chess, Carrom and Tae-Kwon-do facilities. The Campus has a Study Centre
of Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi since 1987. This Study Centre
is authorized to run MBA, M.Com. and M.A. and other disciplines at undergraduate
level. The Government of Uttar Pradesh established Bhartiya Bhasha Kendra in the
college in 1990. This Kendra runs the classes for Indian languages incorporated
in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India. The Institute of Chartered Accountant
of India has recognized the College as Accrediated Centre for Professional Examination
-1, UGC has started the Sanskrit Sambhasan Kendra in the College in 2002. In Allahabad
Lalit Kala Academy in functioning to provide vocational training to girls at its
Zero Road campus.
The College is actively organizing and participating in activities, which help students
in self employment and self development and social responsibilities. The College
provides computer education to the students of M.Com., B.Com., B.A. and non-computer
science students of B.Sc. of the College. The same is also provided to the faculty
members and non-teaching staff. Other activities include National Service Scheme
and Rover Rangers Force (Adult Wing Bharat Scouts & Guides). So far 75 students
of the college have won President's Rover/Ranger/Scouts/Guides Medal.
Arya Kanya Degree College
Arya Kanya Degree College was founded on the principles of Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati,
the founder of Arya Samaj in the year 1975, the International Year of Women. Through
discourses, lectures and Havans, the College emphasizes the noble concepts of the
Vedic ideas motivating students to understand and grapple with the harsh realities
The College is reputed for providing quality education in humanities and social
sciences. The courses offered are B.A. (Arts). The college has a distinguished faculty
and the dedicated support staff. It comprises nineteen teachers and three re-employed
Scholarships to general, SC/ST and OBC candidates are given in accordance with the
norms of the Government. The College has a neat and clean campus, well-equipped
Library, Book Bank, Career Counselling Centre, Sports, N.S.S., Water Coolers, Generator
backup, Canteen, Common Room and TV Facilities. The College publishes 'Arya Garima'
magazine and organizes cultural activities for students. This provides a platform
to the students where they can give expression to their creativity in different
ways. The college has been accredited 'B' Grade by NAAC.
Chaudhary Mahadeo Prasad College
The College, established in the year 1950, is the premier Constituent College of
the University and is named after its founder, Chaudhary Babu Mahadeo Prasad. Run
by one of the most prestigious trusts in India, the Kayastha Pathashala, it has
three separate campuses, namely Main Campus, Girls Wing and the Law Campus, each
with a huge building, a large library, an auditorium and large lecture theatres
and Sprawling open land. The four faculties, namely Arts, Science, Commerce and
Law, in the College are catering to the needs of nearly 8,000 boys and girls. There
are twenty-one departments, each with its own departmental library.
The college laboratories are well equipped with latest instruments for science students.
The Central Library, located in the Main Campus, has internet facility, research
journals and reading room. For the over all development of students the college
has a gymnasium and large playground. The students are also engaged in several social
and academic activities including NSS, Rovers and Rangers, intellectual and cultural
activities, Alumni Association and college magazine.
The Girls Wing located at Kamla Nehru Road in which teaching for girl students is
exclusively conducted in Arts, Science and Commerce faculties. The Law faculty established
in 1972, is located in a separate campus and provides 3-year LL.B. course. This
faculty also consists of huge reading room, library gymnasium, auditorium and playground.
The college has 108 faculty members who are engaged in quality research activities.
Many teachers are also engaged with research projects of U.G.C. and C.S.I.R. The
college has 101 members of ministerial staff.
Iswar Saran Degree College
Inspired by the historic fast of 1931 Mahatma Gandhi and fired with the spirit of
eradication of untouchability, poverty and deprivation from Indian society, Munshi
Iswar Saran laid the foundation of Allahabad Unit of the Harijan Sewak Sangh, now
known as Iswar Saran Ashram. Commensurate with the objectives and missions of this
parent body, the Iswar Saran Degree College was established in the year 1970 to
fulfill the aspirations of higher education of youths of the country in general
and of the youths of the scheduled caste / scheduled tribes and other deprived and
marginalized sections of the society in particular.
The College is situated in a huge campus of about 50 acres near the bank of the
holy river, Ganga. It runs regular courses for B. Com. and twelve subjects in B.A.
The courses in science subjects are run on self financing, and are not including
in the present Allahabad University Admissions. Besides these, the College has vocational
career oriented add-on courses, approved by UGC, in e-Commerce; Mobile Repairing;
Watershed Management; Clinical Pathology; Microbial Bio-Fertilizer, Production &
Marketing and Library Science as well.
The College has a well stocked, user friendly and computerized library and an equipped
Computer Centre with centralized computing facilities extended to all the faculties
of the College. It has a faculty strength of 63 teachers. The Extra-curricular activities
of the college include NSS, NCC Rover & Rangers Programme. The Civil Defence & Disaster
Management is the Community Oriented Programme run by the college. The students
are apprised with and prepared for new fields of employment opportunities in Career
Guidance Cell. The Campus selections are organized every year. Various games & sports
activities are regularly held in the college.
Jagat Taran Girls Degree College
Jagat Tara Girls Degree College was established in 1975 as an associate college
of the University of Allahabad. An accredited college by NAAC in 2004 the institution
was also awarded 'A' grade for its accomplishments by the state government. Located
in the heart of city, near Anand Bhawan, the college is easily accessible through
local means of transport. The college offers the Bachelors of Arts and Commerce
The B.Com. programme being self-financing is not included in the Allahabad University
The various facilities available in the college include Computer Training Centre,
Network Resource Centre, Career Guidance & Placement Cell, a well-equipped library
with journals and encyclopedia, Spoken English and Personality Development Course.
The college organizes the extra curricular activities, like NCC, National Service
Scheme, Rovers/Ranger, Sports, Cultural Programmes. The college has an Alumni Association
and a Gandhi Study Circle also.
The college awards medals to meritorious students every year. Scholarships are also
provided to students belonging to the minority community, SC/ST, OBC, disabled and
economically weak general students and also to students who have opted Sanskrit
as one of the subjects.
The college has an Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Women's Cell and parent Teacher
Association. There are regular publications of the College Magazine and Newsletter.
National level seminars and conference are organized every year.
At present there are twenty two faculty members in the college. The faculty adopts
innovative methods of teaching learning for the benefit of the students. The college
has excellent results to its credit. The alumni of the college have established
themselves in various professionals legal, administrative, judicial, academic spheres.
Rajarshi Tandon Mahila Mahavidyalay
The college, established in 1975, the name of great literary figure and social worker,
Rajarshi Purshottam Das Tandon, runs B.A. course in eleven subjects. There are seven
faculty members and nine members of non teaching staff in the College. The college
is committed for excellent teaching by qualified staff members. It has been accrediated
'B' grade by NAAC. There is an active employment cell that arranges counsellor's
to guide them and motivate them to participate in campus interviews. The cell works
in close association with the Employment Bureau of the University of Allahabad.
Computer training is made available at the Guru Pathshala computer centre run by
the college trust.
S.S. Khanna Girls Degree College
Sadanlal Sanwaldas Khanna Girls Degree College was established in 1975 on the initiative
of former Solicitor General of India, Sri Shyam Nath Kakkar and Prof D.D. Khanna,
Ex Head, Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, University of Allahabad. The
college offers under graduate courses on regular basis in the faculty of the Arts.
The Science and Commerce faculties are run on self financing basis and are not covered
in the present Allahabad University Admissions. The college has been accredited
B++ by the NAAC.
There are twenty six faculty members in the college. The college also offers 'O'
level Computer Courses of UPTEC, which can be taken up by students along with their
There is an air-conditioned Computer Lab equipped with 25 computers. In recent past,
good number of students secured jobs through the campus selection by renowned companies
like Infosys and Wipro. The library is fully air-conditioned having 15000 reference
and text books, besides a number of journals, magazines, newspapers, etc.
Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Degree College
Named after the eminent educationist and political leader of repute. Dr Shyma Prasad
Mukherjee, the college was formally established in 1997 and imparts instructions
in the disciplines of three faculties, namely, Arts, Science and Commerce. In addition
to the existing eight disciplines, seven more subjects in the Faculty of Arts, namely,
Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Education, Music Home Science & Anthropology have
also been granted affiliation in the year 2001 by the University.
The college has twenty four teachers and eighteen non teaching employees. Fifteen
teachers have the experience of teaching Post Graduate classes, with a number of
research articles to their credit and have undertaken minor / major research projects.
The college has seven well equipped laboratories, twelve lecture room, and auditorium,
a specious Girls Common / Recreation Hall, a library with more that 8,000 books
The college extends opportunities for students participation in outreach activities
like, NCC (1 Coy strength), NSS (3 Units), Rovers / Rangers, Sports, Cultural Association,
Departmental (Academic) Associations, Extension Lectures, Excursion Tours (subject
to availability of grants from the University / UGC). To enable student to manifest
their creative genius, the college publishes magazine "Vani" regularly and has the
distinction of organizing several National Seminars in a short span of five years.
The Campus Life : Spectrum of Activities Teaching & Learning
The University is sincerely attempting to emerge as one of the premier academic
institution in the country. The University gives high priority to create a stimulating
environment conducive for the support and promotion of teaching and learning. Teaching
and learning at Allahabad University develops the intellectuals skills and self
reliance that equips our students to deal with complexity and uncertainty and to
question and analyze existing orthodoxies. In addition to providing high -level
subject specific skills and knowledge, such teaching ensure these are 'transferable'
skills which provide value throughout life. Our teaching and learning take place
in a research environment where students benefits from interaction with researchers
who are working at the frontiers of knowledge in their disciplines.
University has conceived and propelled the idea of starting of many interdisciplinary
and cross disciplinary programmes University's Institute of the Inter Disciplinary
Studies (IIDS) and the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) have established
Centre for Atmospheric & Ocean Studies, Space Studies, Bio Medical NMR, Food- Technology
and Computer Application. Technology and Computer Application. From a one-time grant
of UGC, Institute of Inter Disciplinary Studies is being given appropriate infrastructure
in Nehru Science Center of the University. IIDS will now be able to nurture cross
disciplinary research by providing common library, computer lab, classrooms, discussion
area, administration and research laboratories operating as user facilities. This
one time UGC grant has also helped the Institute of Professional Studies to strengthen
its existing infrastructure. It's new initiative have been in the areas of Dietics
& Community nutrition, Fashion, design, Photo journalism, e-design and computer
applications. New initiatives in IIDS are : Nanophosphor Application Centre and
other uses of the nanotechnology which will provide excellent platform for cross
disciplinary interaction. Starting of programmes / courses in Bioinformatics, Environmental
Science, Remote Sensing, Mobil Communication, etc. coupled with the start of a new
UG programme B.Sc. (Applied Science) is providing a flexibility to enable students
to shape their future as per their interest. Center of Excellence in Behavioral
and Cognitive Science funded by UGC has made significant progress in the area of
Cognitive Sciences. It will provide excellent opportunities for interaction between
all faculties, by organizing focused research projects.
A major initiative has been launching of an inter institutional collaboration. A
collaborative project is started between Department of Ancient History, University
of Allahabad, Computer Aided Design (CAD) IIT Kanpur and MNIT Allahabad. Preliminary
experiments were done to demonstrate application of Point Cloud Technology based
Rapid Prototyping in rediscovering our cultural heritage. The project will provide
effective interface between Science, Society and Technology and opportunities in
areas such as Geo-Informatics for Archaeology.
The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Cell functioning with the help of three faculty
members from the faculties of Arts, Science and Law have organized several activities.
It is envisaged that this group will get major project funding to establish Centre
of IPR under IIDS. Research efforts now are also focusing attention towards IPR.
Botany and Chemistry Departments have a few patents applications both Indian as
well as U.S. This trend has to be encouraged in all research laboratories.
In the Department of Chemistry eighteen different Research projects worth Rs. 2.5
crore have been funded by National agencies like U.G.C., CSIR, ICMR DST, DBT, DRDO
and Ministry of Environment. The Zoology and the Economics Department have been
given status of the Department of Special Assistance (DSA) in 2007-2008 by UGC.
In 2011-12, 2.25 Crore to Chemistry Department, 2.35 crore to Physic Department
and 30 Laks to Bio-Chemistry Department was sanctioned under FIRST FIRST programme
DST, New Delhi. Economics Department started a diploma programme in "Foreign Trade
Practices and Procedures"' and other departments are making efforts to organize
some vocational courses and improve research environment. Cross disciplinary efforts
are increasing. Nanophosphor Application Centre is taking shape which will hopefully
bring the science departments together.
The University being a prime centre of higher education has to play an important
role in improving e-readiness not only in education but also in the development
of human resource. Networking of all campuses including hostels is being completed
by the financial assistance providing by the Gyan Vahini project UGC has funded
to 2 Mbps connectivity and more that 400 e-journal along with few database through
UGC info net consortium. This now enable our University system to be in tune with
the 21 Century infrastructure not only for research oriented education but also
to make it more accountable and transparent.
The University's plan is to have integrated approach to achieve cross disciplinary
learning and research with network clustering. Attempts have been made to encourage
synergy in programmes of different departments/faculty through course structure
and research. It is believed that this will provide a way for restructuring our
academics. Cafeteria approach in teaching with modular course is being adopted to
induce cross disciplinary interactions.
The Executive Council constituted a Committee for Restructuring of the Academic
Programmes of the University. Considerable amount of ground work was done on this
with two workshops and brain storming sessions with external experts. Efforts are
being made to evolve a flexible approach to maximize cross disciplinary education
/ research with exit / input possibility is being adopted gradually by the departments.
Development of research oriented approach in all academic activates now being accorded
Excluding the M-Phil, D. Phil, Post Doctoral and Regular and Self financing Diploma
/ Certificate enrolments, the crude TSR (i.e ratio of total teachers to total UG
and PG students) is 540 : 20300 = 1 :37.5. The total faculty strength of 540 has
been taken in this computation because the vacant positions are provided for by
assigning UG classes to stipendiary Doctoral and Post Doctoral scholars and contractually
engaged individuals holding the qualifications for the post of Lecturer, and PG
classes to Guest faculty, retired teachers and where absolutely necessary to Post
The University is sentient to the urgent need to improve the TSR to a level in consonance
with the norms upheld by the UGC in order to endure more intensive teacher students
interaction and redress the mismatch of academic infrastructure and enrolments.
To this end, the University policy is based upon the understanding of the factors
responsible for the skewed nature of the TSR. This includes difficulties in resisting
pressures for increasing seats, failure of the State Government to provide for additional
staff and infrastructure upon switch over to the Three year degree Course in 1984,
freeze on teaching staff positions. The University of Allahabad as a Central University
and a potential centre of excellence under the able and dynamic leadership of Hon'ble
Vice Chancellor Prof. A.K. Singh certainly hope for more teaching positions, more
latitude for providing faculty on the basis of additional self generated income,
higher grants for academic infrastructure and the absence of Government pressures
to respond favorably to demands for more admission.
Apart from the outdoor Sports and Games facilities provided by the Athletic Association
in the Campus and by the Hostels, there are well appointed and efficiently organized
facilities and provisions for a variety of recreation and leisure time activities
for students. The hostels, most of them in the close vicinity of the Campuses, have
Common Halls with Television Sets, Music System (in some hostels) and indoor games
facilities, libraries with academic and general reading material and reading room
with current newspapers and periodicals. The Central Library reading hall provides
course related reading material as well as newspapers and general periodicals.
The delegacy offers a platform to the students to interact with each other and with
distinguished personalities from the fields of literature, theater, the arts and
public life, and present, participate in or simply enjoy a wide range of creative
and cultural activities. The activities of the delegacy are rooted in the firm belief
that to prepare students for facing the challenges of adult life, classroom teaching
must be supplemented by activities that build their capacity for life long learning,
improve their communication skills and to provide the necessary spark for the efflorescence
of their latent creativity.
The main delegacy centre has been endowed with an Art Gallery (The Nirala Art Gallery,
the first such Gallery in the City other than The Display Galleries of the Allahabad
Museum) an Open Air theatre, a furnished Meeting cum Exhibition Hall to seat 100
persons and Conference Room with a seating capacity of sixty, along with other corporate
facilities. The delegacy provides several avenues, arrangements and opportunities
for constructive use of free time in creative and cultural pursuits, by organizing
workshops and training programmes in artistic and creative skills, art and book
exhibitions, lectures and talks by eminent artists literatures and experts on a
wide range of topics of general interest and other kinds of participatory activities.
The delegacy also provides a reading rooms, common room and a canteen at the non
recreation centre at the NRSC building in the Senate House Campus. The University
also enables students to explore the Cyber World for enlightenment and entertainment.
Departmental and Faculty Associations, and Societies, the Central Cultural Committee,
the film Society and various other Library and Social Clubs regularly arranged events
and functions in their respective spheres of activity.
The National Service Scheme (NSS) offers opportunities for social service, and the
National Cadet Crops (NCC) for self discipline and national service. The NSS cell,
has been rendering commendable job and also bringing awareness among the rural folk
on literacy, AIDS, superstitions and child labour. The awareness programmes organized
by the NSS volunteers has brought awareness about the environment, sanitation, afforestation,
general and community health among the rural folk northern Telangana districts.
There is a branch of SBI in the Senate House Campus, the officer banker of the University.
There is a railway reservation counter located in the Senate House Campus which
caters the need of students / teachers/ employees of the University.
Cultural Activities & Youth Programmes
Cultural activities and youth programmes provide opportunities for the latent potentialities
of the students to find an outlet in joyous and constructive ways. The students
participate in inter colleges and inter university cultural and literacy competitions.
Steps are being taken for holding periodic events such as Zonal Youth Festivals,
hiking and trekking expeditions, rock climbing, mountaineering and youth leadership
training campus. In 2002, under the auspices of the Association of Indian Universities,
the North Zone Inter University Youth Festival was organized.
Residential facilities are available to students in University Hostels (maintained
and managed by the University) and Recognized Hostels (maintained and managed by
private trusts, and recognized by the University). The Dean of the Students Welfare
has a general co-ordinating, monitoring and advisory role in respect of the hostels.
The hostels have in general, provisions for a common room (with a stage and various
recreational amenities), libraries and reading room, dining halls and lawns as well
as facilities for indoor games, and to provide facilities, opportunities and ambience
for a vibrant corporate life and creative self expression for their members, which
include the resident students as well as non resident attached students. The hostels
also students office bearers (such as the General Secretary, the Social Secretary,
the Library Secretary, etc) and nominated student Prefects. Of the eleven University
Hostels, six are for men, four for women and one (International House) for foreign
male students. Each University hostel is under the overall supervision of a Warden
and is administered (except for the International House) by a Superintendent.
1. Amarnath Jha Hostel
2. Dimond Jubilee Hostel
3. Sir G.N. Jha Hostel
4. Sir P.C.B. Hostel
5. Sir Sundar Lal Hostel
6. Dr. Tarachand Hostel
7. International Hostel
8. Shatabdi Boys Hostel
9. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Hostel
10. K.P. University College
11. M.M.M. University College
12. William Holland Hall University College
13. Muslim Boarding House
14. S.D. Jain Hostel
15. One Boys Hostel coming soon next session
The five hostel including three Halls (Sarojini Naidu, Priyadarshini and Shatabdi
Girls Hostel), i.e., hostels which are empowered to provide tutorial instructions
to their inmates, and are therefore also called University College. Each Halls has
a Principal (who is often also the Warden of the residential wing) and a Superintendent
(who may be chosen, though not mandatory, from amongst teachers of the University).
The fourth hostel is Kalpana Chawala Memorials Girls Hostel and fifth is Mahadevi
Verma Girls Hostel. One Girls hostel coming soon in next session.
The University have special provisions for the admission of foreign students. Such
students are admitted outright (i.e. on the basis of then their academic credentials,
without having to appear for Admission Tests and interviews) on the recommendation
of the International Students Advisor (a Professor appointed by the Vice Chancellor).
A foreign students applying for admission must be (a) Sponsored by his University/Government
of the Ministry of the Human Resource Development / External Affairs, Government
of India: or (b) A self financing candidate having (except for subjects of Nepal
and Bhutan) Premission to study in India. Foreign students are enrolled for research
degree on the same rules and regulations as applicable to Indian nationals.
Subsidized educational tours are undertaken every year by students under different
programmes for data collection, field surveys, visit to industries, business houses,
financial institutions, legislatures, libraries, laboratories, training institutes,
newspaper offices, government offices educational and social institutions, hospitals,
museums, archaeological sites, and places of historical importance. Most of these
tours are integral to the course structures, and are guided by teachers.
The Student's Clubs & Societies
Every Department on the Campus has a society or an association which takes care
of the extra-curricular aspects of the students in the Department. The societies
arrange lecture, functions, competitions, short excursions and similar other activities.
Efforts are being made to develop very strong alumni association with outside branches.
Sports and Games
The University maintains the outdoor stadium playing fields and courts for various
games (Hockey, Cricket, Football, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Squash, Badminton,
etc.) and a swimming pool. It also has a Gymnasium, with indoor facilities for floor
and bar exercises, Badminton and Table Tennis. The University provides coaching
and training facilities to students in several of the recognized sports and games.
Almost all the University hostels and some of the recognized hostels / halls have
their own indoor games facilities and playing fields and courts for outdoor games.
The athletic Association provides kit allowance to members of University team, and
TA/DA to teams and individual players participating in out station competitions,
tournaments and athletic meets.
Students Advisory, Career Guidance & Placement
The University Employment and Guidance bureau, funded by the State Government, provides
employment information and guidance to students, and is headed by a faculty member
as to Chief of the Bureau. The Employment Bureau, located in the Science Faculty,
is making concerted efforts for the placement of students on campus based selections.
In this regard, different firms, organization on repute visited the University during
the academic session, 2006-08 and made campus selection of students of different
streams. The Important organization which made campus selection included Tech Mahendra,
NIIT, Apex Laboratory, TELCO, Asian Paints, Ranbaxy, Lupin Amity University.
The Department of Commerce and Business Administration, Electronics and Communication,
Physics, Chemistry and Psychology have regular Placement Cell (or analogous constructs)
for their students. The Institute of Professional Studies, which offers several
professional/vocational Post Graduate, Diploma and Certificate Courses, has an active
Placement System. The University also has Pre-Examination Training Centre for SC/ST
candidates preparing for the Central and UP State Civil Services (these Centers
being funded respectively by the Central and UP Governments) and for candidates
belonging to the Minorities (which is funded by the UGC and also enrols OBC and
infra-poverty line general candidates against vacancies). Apart from arranging coaching
classes / training to the candidates, these Centers also provide guidance to their
training in respect of competitive examination for recruitment to other Central
and State Services. (The SC / ST Pre Examination Training Centre for State Services
is in abeyance at present on account of the decision of the State Government to
re-organize it, but steps are afoot to re-activate it.)
The teaching Department and Central Facilities of the University are spread over
three separate Campuses. The students enrolment is in excess of 20,000. The adjoining
city area is densely populated and there is an old market Centre lying between the
Arts and Science Campuses. There are around 5,000 girls students and the four girl's
hostels (adjoining the Art Campus) accomodate more than 1000 female students. Several
innovative improvements have been initiated in Campus Security Systems. A Security
Camera System has been operationalised for the Central Library, the Main Entry Gate
the immediate vicinity of the Senate House, and a separate system would have to
be installed to cover the western segments of the Arts Campus (Hindi Departments
and its environs.).
The Proctorial establishment comprising of University Teachers is mainly for the
convenience of the students in the campus.
Grievances about teaching arrangements / library facilities are dealt with by the
Head of the Department of the Dean of the faculty / the librarian. Grievances about
administrative procedures are dealt with by the Registrar / Finance Officer or the
Dean of Students Welfare, depending on the nature of the complaint. The grievances
of candidates / students in matters relating to admission (including the assignment
of subject to admitted candidates) are dealt with by the functionaries in charge
or admissions or the Admissions Committee, who may constitute separate Admission
Grievances Committee for different courses of study. Appeals against the finding
of the Grievances Committee are dealt with by the Admissions Committee. Grievances
of undergraduate students in matters of enrolment (or the allocation of subjects
in B,A, / B.Sc. Part III) are dealt with by the Dean of the Faculty concerned, and
of Post graduate students the Head of the Department concerned, who may refer a
mater involving policy to the Vice Chancellor / Admission Committee for decision.
The Grievances of students in examination related matters are dealt with by the
Controller of Examinations, who may refer any such grievance to the Examination
Committee in case the issues involved have a policy orientation. The grievances
of students on matters such as scholarship, hostel admission and hostel room allocation
are dealt with by the Dean of Student Welfare, who may refer appropriate matters
to the Finance Officer or the Hostel Warden / Superintendent for disposal along
with such recommendations/directions as he may deem fit. The Dean of the Faculty
deals with grievances about research enrolments and other general matters relating
to the research work of research students. Students feel free to present their grievances
on different kinds of matters to the Vice-Chancellor, and the Vice -Chancellor usually
refers such grievances to the officers / functionaries / authorities / bodies empowered
to deal with them, but may in his direction act on any such grievance himself after
consulting the concerned officer / functionary / authority / body.
Women's Advisory Board :
It is a statutory body of the University established for the protection and empowerment
of female students of all faculties i.e., Science, Arts, Commerce and Law. It organizes
a number of programmes and activities round the year to enable girl students to
gain confidence, good health, awareness about their rights and to inspire them to
participate in economic activity after completing their education. A large number
career options are opening up, innumerable avenues are knocking at our door when
India as a nation is progressing and WAB wishes girls to come up. WAB tries to sensitize
the system and propagates that the girls need to be more actively involved with
respect, dignity and equality of opportunity. With this aim WAB endeavors to create
a conductive and coherent atmosphere where girls feel free and interact with male
students, male Faculty and official with case and comfort. WAB office is situated
inside the Women's College Campus. M.L.N. Road Allahabad.
University of Allahabad : Administration & Operation
The University of Allahabad Act, 2005 declared the University of Allahabad to be
an institution of national importance and provided for its incorporation as Central
University. The President of India is the Visitor of the University. The Governor
of the state of Uttar Pradesh is the Chief Rector of the University. The officers
of the University include the Chancellor, the Deans of Faculty, the Registrar, the
Finance Officer, and such other officers as may be declared by the Statutes to be
officers of University. The authorities of the University are the Court, The Executive
Council, the Academic Council, the Boards of Faculties and the Finance Committee.
The Executive Council is the principal executive body of the University. Subject
to the provisions of this Act, the Statutes and the Ordinances, Academic Council
is the principal academic exercise general supervision over the academic policies
of the University.
(i) Nationally recognized Department :
The academic and research work of several Departments has received recognition from
national and international agencies and institutions. At present, seven of the 28
PG Departments are receiving special Assistance Programme (SAP), the Assistance
for strengthening of Infrastructure for Humanities & Social Sciences Programme (ASHISS)
Programmes and the Innovative Subjects Programme (ISP) of the UGC and the fund for
Improvement of S & T Infrastructure (FIST) Programme of the DST, as follows :
Ancient History, Culture & Archaeology : (i) Center of
Advanced Study under SAP;(ii) ASIHSS
Earth and Planetary Sciences : FIST.
Economics : Department of Special Assistance under SAP
Geography : FIST.
Hindi & Modern Indian Languages (i) Department of Special
Assistance under SAP (ii) ASISHSS.
Physics:(i) Department of Special Assistance under SAP.
(II) ISP (Superconductivity). (iii) FIST.
Psychology : (i) Centre of Advanced Study under SAP, (II)
Zoology : (i) Department of Research Support under SAP,
(ii)FIST. The following eight Departments were earlier granted recognition under
SAP and / or the Committee of Strengthening of Infrastructure for Science and Technology
(COSIST) schemes of the UGC and / or other National Programmes, for one or more
Botany : (i) SAP, (ii) COSIST
Chemistry : (i) SAP, (ii) COSIST
Commerce & Business Administration : SAP
Earth and Planetary Sciences : FIST.
Electronics and Communication : Collaboration with DRDO
(1986-1988) to devise and offer and M.Sc. Computer Science (Software) Programme
for personnel deputed or sponsored by the DRDO.
Mathematics (i) SAP, (ii) Support from the National Board
of Higher Mathematics.
Philosophy : SAP
Physics : COSIST.
Centres supported by National Agencies :
With the support of National Agencies, the University has established three academic
/ research centers and is setting up a Linear Accelerator Grid, as follows :
Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (CBCS) : Established with UGC support,
as an Island of Excellence under the Programme of Identifying Universities with
Potential for Excellence, the CBCS undertakes PG, doctoral and extension programmes
and research projects in the high specialty inter-disciplinary areas of Behavioural
Science and Cognitive Science. It has instituted a Master's Programme in Cognitive
Science, the first in India, developed specialized laboratories in Cognitive Science,
established a rich library and organized several International Conferences and National
Seminars on significant themes.
National Centre of Experimental Mineralogy and Petrology (NCEMP) : The NCEMP, a
University Institute supported by the DST and the CSIR, has international level
high pressure / high temperature facilities for Geological, Geo-Physical and allied
investigations. Some facilities of the NCEMP are among the most advanced in Asia
and attract researches from institutions in India and abroad, as well as industry.
The NCEMP has entered into research collaboration with several foreign and Indian
Universities and National Agencies.
Nano-Phosphors Application Centre (NAC) : Set up with DST assistance, and assured
of collaborative support from Nano Crystal Technology Corporation and Nano Crystal
imaging Corporation (USA), the NAC is engaged in the first phase in studies and
experimental work towards preparation of Nano Phosphors for efficient / purposive
lighting, medical imaging and bio tagging as well as the study and characterization
of luminescent and magneto-optical properties of Nano Phosphors. In the subsequent
phases, the NCT will undertake device research and arrangement with industry for
developing applications and products.
High Fluence Low Energy Ion Beam Facility (HFIBF) : The DST has approved a proposal,
under the Intensification of Research in High Priority Areas (IRHPA) Scheme, to
establish the HFIBF at the University in collaboration with the Inter University
Accelerator Centre, i.e. the Nuclear Science Centre (NSC), New Delhi. The HFIB shall
be a key node of the National Accelerator Grid, which presently comprises the Accelerators
at the NSC, the IIT-Kanpur and Institute of Physics, Bhubaneshwar shall function
as a User Facility.
(iii) Inter Disciplinary and Professional Studies
Two University Institutes, namely the IIDS and the IPS, undertake research and /
or training and academic programmes in specific areas of Inter Disciplinary and
The IIDS pursues research and academic programmes in high speciality / applied and
emergent interdisciplinary areas through Centres focusing on Atmosphere and Ocean
Studies, Space Studies, Bio Technology, Bio Informatics, Mobile Communications and
Bio Medical Magnetic Resonance (a multi locational entity, with the main unit at
the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow), which are
funded by projects and / or direct support from National Agencies / Institutes and
collaboration with other institutions and research establishments in India and abroad.
Institute of Professional Studies
The Institute of Professional Studies is an Institute of the University. The Institute
was set up in May 2000 with the basic objective to develop linkage between the 'world
of learning' and the 'world of work' through professional courses.
It provides short, medium and long-term professional courses on a self financing
basis under the aegis of Centers dedicated of specific areas. Presently the Institute
has four centers :
Centre of Food Technology
Centre of Computer Education & Training
Centre of Photojournalism & Visual Communication
Centre of Fashion Design & Technology
Centre of Fashion Design & Technology is the premier institution in UP providing
quality education in fashion design and technology. Housed in a modern 1000 sq.
mtr. Building, the Centre has class rooms equipped with multimedia equipments, computer
lab, textile lab, garment construction lab, a rich library & in house display /
The Three Year Degree and the Two Year Diploma courses also include training of
students with top industries like Maral Industry of Bheelwara group, Zenith Garments,
S.J. Designs, Shree Bharat, Sunrise, Arabian Apparel, Fascinating India and many
more, which proves the way for the students towards a secure future. Professional
workshops, field visits, educational trips, career counseling, event management
(like fashion show and exhibitions) round the year are part of the curriculum.
There are six semester leading of B.A. Degree in Fashion Design and Technology.
Centre of Fashion Design & Technology, Institute of Professional Studies, Women's
College Campus, University of Allahabad.
(iv) Other Initiatives :
Several initiative envisaging academic and research work in frontier or interface
areas and structural facilitation have already fruitified or are nearing take off,
while purposive administrative reforms have been carried out. They include the following:
Steps have been taken for a coordinated academic and research efforts in Nano
Science and Nano Technology, based on current projects and research interests of
faculty groups across the Departments, focusing on Nano Science, Nano Bio technology
(including Tissue Culture, Targated Drug) Delivery and Bio Tagging), Bioremediation
and Laser Diagnostics, and the Nano Phosphor Application Centre (NAC).
A Centre of Science and Society is being contoured for the exploration and analysis
of the Science / Technology Society interface. In this context, the University's
Centre of Advanced Study in Ancient History, Cultural and Archaeology is collaborating
with IIT Kanpur for applying Information Technology, other recent technologies and
scientific methodologies (including Geo Informatics, Digital Photogrammetry, sub
surface Investigation Techniques, Computer Modeling and Reverse Engineering / Rapid
Prototyping) to the study of the past, the preservation to heritage and the compilation
to heritage and the compilation and management of cultural resources, inter alia
by the digital recording, analysis and replication of archaeological sites, monuments
and artifacts. An effort of Brain Storming Session of archaeologists, historians
and scientists under this join initiative the IIT Kanpur (in March 2005) has delineated
specific objectives and focused projects in these and related areas.
A phased programme has been sent into motion to reorganize and strengthen Centralised
Instrumentation and Scientific Facilities and upgrade and coordinate the research
infrastructure and specialized laboratories of some Departments towards establishing
An integrated approach to cross disciplinary learning and research with Net worked
Clustering has been adopted by optimizing the sharing of IT assisted / enabled /
enhanced academic resources and linking up with world wide information / data repositories,
the University Learning Resource Network (AULERNET) as a carrier for the University's
participation in the INFLIBNET and the UGC INFONET e-JOURNALS CONSORTIUM facilities.
A planned effort of revamp administrative and financial systems and reform procedures
has accompanied the new academic and research ventures. Specific success has been
visible in terms of improvements in administrative efficiency, student support systems
and executive and financial management and the expansion of institutional income.
Revenues from self financing/self supporting programmes and initiatives, savings
from Admission Test and assignment from the overhead charges of projects have enabled
the University to set up a Development Fund, to finance academic programmes and
activities, as well as needs of infra structural improvement, not provided for in
the Plan and Non-Plan / Annual Grants and enlarge the ambit of self reliance. A
Corpus Fund also been lunched, which shall be build up from contribution of alumni,
corporate and other sources, and the annual investment income thereof shall be applied
to infra structural projects.
In order to promote various extracurricular activities in the campus, the University
has formed a cultural committee. The activities include theatre, film, music, debate
painting creative writing, literary activities, quiz, mushaira/kavi sammelan, in
house publication, outreach and collaboration programmes.
Academic Departments & Attainments
List of University Departments and Institutes
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Science
1. Ancient History, Culture & Archaeology (CAS)
3. Arabic & Persian
5. English & Modern European Languages
7. Hindi & Modern Indian Languages (DSA)
8. Journalism & Mass Communication
9. Medieval & Modern History
10. Music & Performing Arts
11. Philosophy (DSA)
12. Physical Education
13. Political Science
14. Psychology (CAS)
15. Sanskrit & Prakrit
17. Visual Arts
4. Defence & Strategic Studies
5. Earth & Planetary Sciences
6. Electronic & Communication
7. Home Science
8. Mathematics (DSA)
9. Physics (DSA)
12. Material Science
13. Ocean Development
(A) Independent Institutes
1. Institute of Inter-Disciplinary Studies (IIDS)
2. Institute of Professional Studies
3. National Centre of Experiment Mineralogy & Petrology
Institute of Correspondence
4. Courses & Continuing Education (ICCE)
Total - 04
(B) Institute Under Specific Department
1. Sheila Dhar Institute of Soil Sciences (Under the Department
2. J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology (Under
the Department of Electronics & Communication)
3. Motilal Nehru Institute of Research & Business Administration
(MONIRBA) (Under the Department of Commerce & Business Administration)
4. Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute (G.B.
Pant Institute) Jhusi, Allahabad
Total - 17
Total - 14
Total - 04
Faculty of Commerce
Faculty of Law
Commerce & Business
Grand Total of Departments – 34
Grand Total of Institutes – 08
Under Graduate Courses :
3. B.Sc. (Bio.)
4. B.Sc. (Maths)
5. B.Sc. Home Science
9. Globalization Dual Course Programme + B.A.
10. Globalization Dual Course Programme + B.Sc.
11. Globalization Dual Course Programme + B.Com.