Allahabad University is one of the esteemed universities which has been functioning since September 23, 1887. Known to be the fourth oldest university in the country, it was declared as an “Institute of National Importance” vide Allahabad University Act of 2005. 

This Central University has 32 academic departments which offer over 130+ courses in 4 different streams across its 11 constituent colleges. NIRF ranks Allahabad University at #68 among other Central Universities for 2019.

All enrollments at Allahabad University are based on guidelines set by UGC. Popular courses like B.Tech, B.Ed, B.Sc, LLB, M.Tech, MBA, LLM, Ph.D are offered based on entrances like UGAT, LAT, PGAT & CRET. Exams like UPSEE, GATE and UGC-NET are also accepted.

More than 1120 students were placed from 2018-19 batch. More than 200+ companies offered placements to students on-campus. Campus recruitments are being conducted online despite COVID-19 restrictions and lockdown across the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Allahabad University Important Dates

Events Dates
Combined Research Entrance Test (CRET-2020) Date January 17, 2021
Last Date of Submission of Application for exemption from CRET for JRF Qualified candidate  January 08, 2021

Allahabad University Highlights

Established | University Type 1887 | Public
Recognized by UGC
Approved by AICTE
Status Granted Central University & National Institute of Importance
Campus  232.261 Acres
Constituent Colleges 11
Colleges Located Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Total Faculties Functioning 04: Arts, Commerce, Science & Law
Popular Courses Offered B.Tech / B.Ed / LLB / M.Tech / MBA / MA / LLM / Ph.D 
Admissions Offered Based on Entrance
Entrances Accepted UGAT / UPSEE / LAT / LFAT / PGAT / GATE / CRET / UGC-NET
Applications Available Online 
Scholarships Offered  Upto INR 20,00,000
Official Website

Allahabad University Courses

Various disciplines are offered in Indian and foreign languages, engineering, legal studies, pure sciences, computer applications, management, agricultural studies, fine arts, vocational studies, education, etc. These disciplines are divided into the following at Allahabad University:

Degree Level Course Details Selection Basis 
UG Level B.Tech
Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 in PCM.
BA / B.Sc. / B.Com / BCA / BPA / BFA / B.Voc / B.P.Ed
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 in a relevant stream.
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Passed graduation in a relevant stream.
Duration: 5 years
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 in a relevant stream.
PG Level M.Tech
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Passed BE/B.Tech.
B.Ed / MA / M.Sc / M.Com / M.P.Ed. / M.Voc / M.Ed / M.Tech / MBA / MCA* / LLM
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Passed the corresponding Bachelor’s degree.
Research Level M.Phil / Ph.D (or D.Phil)
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: A relevant Master’s degree in the subject of choice.
Intermediate Level  PGDCA / Advanced DIploma / Diploma / Certificate
Duration: 1 year (DIploma) / 2 years (PGDCA & Advanced Diploma)
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 exams. 
Merit based

*The university introduced the three year MCA course. It was available for admission from the 2018-19 academic session.

More information is available at Allahabad University Courses.

Allahabad University Admission 

For all courses admissions are based on entrance conducted by the Allahabad University like UGAT for UG admissions, LAT for LLB, LFAT for BA.LLB, PGAT for PG admissions, CRET for Doctoral courses, etc. 

Students must have passed 10+2 from UP Board or any other recognized Board for all UG admissions in relevant streams. 

Students must have a bachelor’s degree for PG admissions, and a master’s degree for research level admission. The Allahabad University Cut Offs are released as and when merit lists are compiled. 

The application process is online for both entrance and admissions. Students can log on to the official website and follow the given instructions to complete the application process:

  • Select the course to apply for admission from the dropdown list.
  • Register yourself by filling in a few details.
  • Upon registering a username and password would be generated details of which will be mailed on the corresponding email id.
  • Using that log in again to access the application.
  • Fill in the necessary details, upload a photograph and signature and submit.
  • Also upload the scanned copy of the necessary documents.
  • Pay the application fee for final submission. 
  • Keep a printout of the application form and payment receipt for future reference.

For more details read  Allahabad University Admission 2020.

Allahabad University Placements

There is a dedicated team for the Placement Cell of the university. It motivates students to strive harder by improving their skills for fitting into the professional world. A number of companies have partnered with Allahabad University like Wipro, Reliance Jio, Sampark, TCS, etc. 

These companies are actively recruiting students through telephonic and video conferencing amid the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The campus recruitments are ongoing for the 2019-20 batch. But the highlights for 2018-19 in terms of campus recruitments are as follows:

  • Total Recruitments: 1120+
  • Companies visited: 200+
  • Internships offered: 150+ students

More information is available at  Allahabad University Placements.

Allahabad University Scholarships 

A number of scholarships which are merit based are offered to students. The following scholarships are:

  • Disbursal of INR 20,000,00 as scholarship to financially constrained students who are though meritorious. Under the Government of India sponsored Merit cum Means Based Scheme. 
  • This scholarship was awarded to 400 students of UG / PG / IPS / Professional courses INR 5000 per student for an academic session. 
  • For the session 2017-18, more than 350 eligible students were awarded the Merit cum Means scholarship. 
  • Financial assistance is also offered to students suffering from serious diseases, accidental injuries, etc. to meet partial expenses, but continue to study. 

Find detailed information on  Allahabad University Scholarships.

Allahabad University Facilities

A variety of facilities are available for students and teachers at this university which encourages a smooth functioning of the educational process. Some of these are as follows: 

  • University Health Centre: For the medical welfare of students and employees of the University. One homoeopathy doctor has been engaged by the University. Two ambulances work as emergency facilities for the University.
  • Central Library: Has subscription to 268 journals: Out of which 137 are Indian and 92 are Foreign. E-Resource Access is to 21,461+ e-journals and 14 e-databases approx.
  • Computer Centre: This is a centralised facility for students and teachers for assisting them in their research. Organise short term courses or computerizing Department wise activities.
  • Hostel Facility: There are three separate hostels for boys and girls. Whereas, the hostel for international students is currently under construction. 
  • Gandhi Bhawan: Mandapam for meditation, yoga and spiritual hymns. Gandhi Bhawan Conference Hall with a well-equipped audio-video system, for deliberation and discussion can accommodate 60 people. Sprawling lawns with lotus are also a part of it.

To read more, go to  Allahabad University Reviews.

Allahabad University Faculty 

With as many as 32 departments and more than 5 departments considered as the oldest and finest in the country have well renowned faculty members. They are majorly doctorate degree holders and are JRF or NET qualified. Holistic statistics of the well qualified staff members are as follows:

  • Sanctioned Teaching Staff: 860+
  • Regular Faculty Members (Permanent): 300+
  • Vacant Positions: 550+

Allahabad University Constituent Institutions

There are 11 institutions functioning under the Allahabad University for now. These institutions are dependent on the University rules and regulations academically and financially. Also these institutions are located in Allahabad only. University rules are followed for admission to:

  • Allahabad Degree College 
  • Arya Kanya Degree College 
  • Chaudhary Mahadeo Prasad Degree College
  • Ewing Christian College
  • Iswar Saran Degree College
  • Hamidia Girls’ Degree College
  • Jagat Taran Girls’ Degree College
  • K.P. Training College
  • Rajarshi Tandon Girls’ Degree College 
  • Sanwal Dass Sadan Lal Khanna Girls’ Degree College 
  • Shyama Prasad Mukherji Govt. Degree College

Get more information at  Allahabad University Affiliated Colleges.


Ques. What is the main aim of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Differently Abled students? 

Ans. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Differently Abled students have helped facilitate and support academic and digital inclusion for the differently abled students of the University of Allahabad. It is equipped with computers, scanners, several screen reading software (for visually challenged), etc. It aims to encourage differently abled students to pursue higher education.

Ques. Have admissions been postponed due to CoronaVirus?

Ans. Yes, according to the UGC guidelines the admission process and entrances were postponed from the end of May to July (2020) end. Applications have now closed for all PG courses.

Ques. What steps has the University taken to normalise the 2020 admission process?

Ans. Allahabad University is conducting all admissions online. The applications for admission to undergraduate Law programs have been extended. Counselling is also being conducted online.

Ques. Have final year exams of 2020 at Allahabad University been called off?

Ans. Initially the exams were postponed and no definite timeline was given. For now exams were to be conducted online in the second week of August but according to the recent UGC guideline all Central universities including Allahabad University can conduct exams in September 2020. 

Ques. Which are some of the notable alumni of Allahabad University?

Ans. Various alumni members of Allahabad University belong to the field of Law or Administration or the Indian Government Servants. Some of them are as follows:
  • Shri VP Singh: Former PM of India
  • Shri Gulzari Lal Nanda: Former PM of India
  • Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma: Former President of India
  • Shri Gopal Swarup Pathak: Former Vice President of India
  • Shri VN Khare: Former Chief Justice of India

Ques. What is the ranking and achievements of Allahabad University?

Ans. Allahabad University is placed at the 68th spot according to the rankings of NIRF 2019. Also, India Today gave 8th ranking to the university. The varsity is approved by AICTE and granted by the University Grants Commission.

Ques. What are the various courses that Allahabad University offers?

Ans. Allahabad University offers 26 courses with specializations in different courses. These include B.Ed, BCA, MBA, B.Sc, BA, B.A + L.L.B, M.Sc, L.L.B {Hons.}, B.Com, M.A, Ph.D, B.P.Ed, M.C.A, M.P.Ed, L.L.M, M.Ed, B.F.A, PG Diploma, M.Phil, Executive, M.Com, M.Tech, M.P.A, MFA, B.Tech, and PGDM.

Ques. What are the most famous and top most courses at Allahabad University?

Ans. Allahabad University offers several UG and PG courses in different streams. Some of the well-known and top courses it provides include B.Tech, B.Ed, LLB, M.Tech, MBA, MA, LLM, and Ph.D. courses.

Ques. What are the selection criteria for admission to various Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs at Allahabad University?

Ans. Allahabad University grants admission to students for various UG courses on the basis of an entrance exam named ‘Under Graduate Admission Test or UGAT’ and interview round. While for PG admissions, the candidates are selected on the basis of the ‘Post Graduate Admission Test or PGAT’.

Ques. Does Allahabad University provide scholarships to students?

Ans. Yes, Allahabad University provides various scholarship schemes to its students. It offers scholarships to meritorious students who are financially weak. The scholarship scheme comes under the Government of India named ‘Merit cum Means Based Scheme’. The students who face serious diseases, accidental injuries, etc. are also provided financial help from the varsity.

Ques. What is the placement avenue of Allahabad University?

Ans. Allahabad University contains a dedicated placement cell. The topmost recruitment companies include Wipro, Reliance Jio, Sampark, and TCS. Over 1100 recruitments are done by more than 200 companies a year in the university.

Ques. What are the various facilities provided to the students by Allahabad University?

Ans. Allahabad University offers various facilities to the students including a library containing 268 journals, 3 hostels for boys and girls, a computer center, a conference hall that can accommodate 60 persons at a time, gym, labs, a university health center consisting of 2 ambulances for emergency needs, and sports facilities.