Establishment of the college here." On September 23, 1887 Act XVIII was passed which established the University of Allahabad.
The University of Allahabad has always occupied an esteemed place among the Universities of India for over a century. Established on 23rd September 1887, it is the fourth oldest University in India after Calcutta, Bombay, and Madras University. The credit for conceiving a large Central College in Allahabad (now named Prayagraj), which eventually developed into a University, goes to Sir William Muir, 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 the occasion; "The establishment of a central college at Allahabad (now named as Prayagraj) 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 (now named Prayagraj); 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.
Allahabad University Scholarships are yet another fascinating highlight of the university. The university awards a wide range of scholarships to deserving students based on their academic achievement in university-mandated qualifying examinations such as 10+2 or Graduation, Rank/Score in All India/State Level Entrance/ Aptitude Test, and those with excellent athletic, performing arts, or literary talents. Interested candidates may go through the following information to find out how to get scholarships at Allahabad University.
|Name of the Scholarship||Eligibility & Social Status||Scholarship Amount|
|UGC Scholarship||NET exam (Science Stream) | For all categories of students||12000/- JRF 14000/- SRF + 15% HRA + 10000/- (12000/- FOR SCIENCE) Contingency|
|D.Phil.||All enrolled students | applicable for all category students||ICHR, ICSSR|
|Nuclear Science||Decided by the body||6000/- JRF|
|Rajiv Gandhi Chair||After Ph.D. for RA enrolled for Ph.D. and JRF||(16000/- RA 10000/- JRF 6500/-) TECH ASST + 15% HRA|
|GATE Scholarship||B. Tech and M. Tech||5000/-|
|National Scholarship||On Merit basis||500/-|
|Jawahar Bhawan Trust Scholarship||MA/ MSc/ M.Com./ LAW | applicable for all category students||1000/-|
|Dr. Gorakh Prasad Memorial Scholarship||MA/ M.Sc.||3000/- per Year|
|Merit Cum Means||On Merit Basis||5000/- per year|
|SC/ ST Scholarship (UG)||Only for SC/ST candidates||185/- UG DELEGACY 355/- HOSTELAR|
|General Scholarship (PG)||Applicable for general category students||330/- UG DELEGACY 510/- HOSTELAR|
|Minority General (UG/ PG)||Only for students from minority classes||185/- UG DELEGACY 355/- HOSTELAR|
|Minority Merit Cum Means (PG)||Only students from minority classes attaining merit in UG entrance tests||330/- UG DELEGACY 510/- HOSTELAR|