University of Allahabad, Allahabad Overview

  Allahabad   UGC, NAAC, NCTE   ESTD 1887
  Allahabad   UGC, NAAC, NCTE   ESTD 1887

About College

The University Grants Commission (UGC) approved University of Allahabad or Allahabad University is a public central university situated in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India. Started as the Muir Central College in 1873, the University is the fourth oldest modern university in India after the ones at Calcutta, Bombay and Madras.

Allahabad University held a national rank above 100 among universities in the 2017 rankings of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).

The university offers a total of 95 courses in branches of Accounting & Commerce, Business & Management Studies, Design, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, IT & Software, Law, Mass Communication & Media Science, Teaching & Education etc. The faculty at Allahabad University is considered to be highly qualified. The teachers are knowledgeable, supportive, motivating, kind and helpful. The total number of faculty members is 322.

Establishment Year 1887
Accredited by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) with ‘B++’ Grade
Affiliations UGC
Total number of students enrolled 17727
The geographical area of the campus  232 Acres

Courses offered and Fee Structure

Undergraduate courses

Allahabad University offers a variety of courses in several disciplines. The Undergraduate courses include B.A, B.A. LL.B, B.Com, B.E. / B.Tech, B.Ed, B.Lib.I.Sc, B.Sc, BBA, BCA and LL.B. The Bachelor of Arts full-time course provides degrees in English, Geography, Political Science, Education, Psychology, Hindi, Philosophy, Media Studies, Arabic, Defence & Strategic Studies and Ancient History for a fee of INR 2,982 over a period of three years.

The Bachelor of Science course consists of specializations like Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Home Science, Statistics, Anthropology, Botany, Biochemistry and Geology. The duration of the UG courses under Allahabad University is generally three to four years.

The total fee for the BCA programme (3 years) is INR 3632, for the B.P.E programme (3 years) INR 18430, for the B.F.A programme (4 years) INR 15035, for the L.L.B Hons. programme (3 years) INR 3632, for the B.Com programme (3 years) INR 2532 and INR 1.75 lakhs for the B.A + L.L.B degree (5 years). 

Postgraduate courses

Allahabad University courses offered at the Postgraduate level include LL.M, M.A, M.Com, M.E / M.Tech, M.Sc, MBA/PGDM, MCA and PhD. The Master of Business Administration degree provides specializations in Marketing, Human Resource Management, Finance, Rural Development, Operations Management, Information Technology and Systems Management over a period of 2 years for a fee of INR 2,200.

The two year-long Master of Science programme provides degrees in Food Technology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Botany, Statistics, Applied Geology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science and Materials Science for a fee of INR 2,600.

The duration of the PG courses under Allahabad University is generally two years. The total fee for the M.A programme is INR 2600, for the M.Tech programme INR 6300, for the MCA programme INR 4490, for the M.Com programme INR 3000, for the LLM programme INR 2000, for the MFA programme INR 2600 and INR 1510 for the PGD degree.

Allahabad university application form 2019, is available on its official website. Candidates are advised to check it to know the process. 

PhD courses

Allahabad University provides a three year full-time PhD degree in the specializations of Anthropology, Physics, Ancient History, English, Economics, Psychology, Commerce, Philosophy, Zoology, Food Technology and Material Science. To know more about doctoral level courses you can visit Allahabad University official website. 

Admission Process

All the applicants are admitted to the Allahabad University courses based on the marks scored in their qualifying degree, entrance examination or admission tests (written and practical). Candidates need to score above a specified mark in these exams to get admitted to a particular course or discipline.

The entrance exams include UGAT (Under Graduate Aptitude Test), PGAT (Post Graduate Aptitude Test), CRET (Combined Research Entrance Test), RMAT (Research Management Aptitude Test), LAT (Law Admission Test) etc. Candidates can get  Allahabad University admit card from the official website. 

  • For the BA, B.Sc, B.Com, BFA and BPA courses, admission is based on performance in the UGAT exam.
  • For Allahabad University admission to the B.Ed degree, candidates are shortlisted based on the marks scored in B.Ed Admission Test.
  • Allahabad University admission 2019 for the MA, M.Sc, MFA, MPA and M.P.Ed courses are based on the performance in PGAT.
  • For Allahabad University MBA (RD) course, admission is based on performance in Written Test + Interview. Allahabad University admission form 2019, is available on its official website. 
  • For M.Phil and D.Phil courses, admission is based on the marks obtained in CRET.
  • For the PhD (Business Administration) degree, admission is based on the performance in RMAT. To download Allahabad University form 2019, visit its official website. 

Placements 

The university has a large number of recruiters and companies visiting their campus to participate in placements. Companies like HP, TCS, Sapient, Wipro, Convergys, Infosys, HCL, etc. visit every year to recruit students from the university. The median package for the Computer Application and IT (MCA) streams in the year 2018 were INR 6.80 Lakhs. The university also offers several internship programmes for students belonging to various specializations and departments.

The internships allow the students to get an industrial exposure, acquire knowledge and experience and adapt to the requirements or demands of the industry. It helps them in acquiring necessary skills that will go a long way in assisting them further in their desired line of career.

Results and Cut-off

Allahabad University declares the cut-off list for its several courses and degrees once the results of their respective entrance examinations are calculated. The preparation of the Allahabad University cut off 2019 is governed by various factors like the highest marks obtained in the examination, the number of candidates appearing for the qualifying exam, the level of difficulty of the exam and the number of seats left in a particular department of the university.

The candidates need to obtain a score which is equal to or more than the cut-off mark specified by the university to move forward in the Allahabad University counselling process. For example, L.L.B. (Hons) aspirants need to clear the Allahabad-University-LAT Cut-Offs, B.A.L.L.B aspirants must clear the LFAT cut-offs, and M.Sc Biotechnology students get admitted on clearing the JNU-CEEB cut-offs.

Other exams that have respective cut-offs for admission include UGAT, PGAT, CRET, RMAT etc. The cut-offs are relaxed for reserved candidates like SCs, STs and OBCs.

Alumni Network

Allahabad University has an Alumni Association whose sole purpose is to expand the current alumni network of the institute. The active participation of the alumni members, their advice and suggestions regarding the development or improvement in the quality of imparting knowledge and education and research along with their kind assistance towards the generation of a corpus fund devoted to the general blooming of the university will be very beneficial in the years to come.

Scholarships 

The scholarship and assistantship programmes offered by Allahabad University to its students include the following: 

  • UGC Scholarship
  • GATE Scholarship
  • Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship
  • Rajiv Gandhi Chair
  • Jawahar Bhawan Trust Scholarship
  • National Scholarship
  • Merit Cum Means Scholarship
  • General Scholarship (UG/ PG)
  • OBC Scholarship (UG/ PG)
  • SC/ ST Scholarship (UG/ PG)
  • Minority General Scholarship (UG/ PG) 
  • Minority Merit Cum Means Scholarship (UG/ PG)

Campus Facilities 

Allahabad University campus has a Central Library which was built to provide academic assistance to students, teachers and research scholars of the university. The library has a rich collection of 7,39,344 books and journals, 2,285 e-books, 16,924 PhD theses, 287 current journals and over 24,375 online journals. The university provides hostel or lodging provisions for both boys and girls.

There are nine boys hostels and six girls hostels. Recent improvements in hostel facilities include upgradation of internet Wi-Fi service and installation of water purifiers within the hostels and on the campuses. The university also organises regular sports tournaments and competitions.

It has a Badminton Court, Basketball Court, Cricket Ground, Football Field, Swimming Pool, Tennis Court and a Volleyball court. Other campus facilities include Cafeteria, gym, Auditorium, Medical/Hospital, Laboratories and Guest Rooms. Allahabad University address is located in Senate House, University Road, Old Katra in Prayagraj and it is well-connected with all parts of the region.