||University Of Allahabad, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Institute Of Correspondence Courses & Continuing Education,
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.
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