University of Allahabad

Bharadwaj Ashrama Prayagraj
Vital Information for Visitors
Address :

University of Allahabad, Senate House, University Road, Old Katra, Prayagraj, U.P.

Open & Close:

Open on all days except Sunday


08:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Entry Fees:



1 Hour

Significance :

Fourth oldest modern university in India

University of Allahabad is a world-renowned educational institution. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Prayagraj. Though Allahabad University was established in early 19th century by the British but tradition of learning & education in Prayagraj dates back to the time of the Vedas. In Allahabad, a shrine of high religious importance to the Hindu pilgrim is that of Bharadwaja. Named after the great sage who occupied a hermitage on the high bank overlooking the Ganga, the place is mentioned in the Ramayana. Bharadwaja had ten thousand pupils and, being the head of a clan, was able to provide them with free board and lodging. His ashram thus became a cross between a hermitage, a seat of learning, and a welfare institution. Two thousand years later, University of Allahabad occupies the same site of Bharadwaja Ashrama. The saga of the fourth oldest university of modern India, University of Allahabad, commences from September 23’1887 when the premier institution was established under the aegis of Sir William Muir, the Lt. Governor of the United Provinces. It’s archaic structure, reminiscent of the influences of Indo-Sarcenic & Egyptian architectural elements, was designed by Sir William Emerson. Allahabad University constitutes of constellation of scores of faculties, institutes, colleges and excellence centers.

The campus is sprawled over a large area. The faculties are broadly grouped in three geographical clusters and commonly called as science faculty, art faculty and law & commerce faculty. The science faculty comprises departments of Biochemistry, Chemistry, Botany, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Electronics & Communication, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics & Zoology. Art faculty cluster includes departments of Ancient History, Anthropology, Arabic & Persian, Defense & Strategic Studies, Economics, Education, English, Geography, Hindi, Home Science, Medieval & Modern History, Music & Performing Arts, Philosophy, Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology, Urdu & Visual Arts. The third cluster comprises departments of Journalism & Mass Communication, Law & Commerce. The courses in these departments are relevant to today’s fast changing scenario in the realm of knowledge. Teaching & research in many areas of human concern are the prime activities being conducted by the University of Allahabad.

The University of Allahabad, once popularly called as ‘Oxford of the East’, has produced a great many luminaries in all walks of life. Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant, Pandit Shankar Dayal Sharma, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Chandrasekhar, Surya Bahadur Thapa Prime Minister of Nepal, Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Murali Manohar Joshi, Arjun Singh, Raghupati Sahay Firak Gorakhpuri, Harishchandra (Mathematician), Daulat Singh Kothari, Mahadevi Verma, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Dharamvir Bharti, Kamleshwar, Bhagwati Charan Verma, Acharya Narendra Dev, Chandradhar Sharma Guleri, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Professor Meghnad Saha, Doctor Gorakh Prasad, Professor B.N. Prasad, Professor T Patti, Amarnath Jha KK Mehta, KC Chattopadhyay, Ishwari Prasad, Sir Ganga Nath Jha, Professor Neil Ratan Dhar, Amar Nath Jha, Ram Prasad Tirpathi, Dr. Beni Prasad, Sir K.S. Krishnan, Dr. Tara Chand and Dr. A.C. Bannerjee were those laminating journalists, scientists, savants, litterateurs & statesmen produced by this temple of learning.

Allahabad Tour Packages

Varanasi Ayodhya Prayagraj Chitrakoot Tour

Varanasi Ayodhya Prayagraj Chitrakoot Tour

6 Nights / 7 Days
Destination : Varanasi - Ayodhya - Prayagraj - Chitrakoot

Prayagraj Kumbh Mela with Varanasi Tour

Prayagraj Kumbh Mela with Varanasi Tour

5 Nights / 6 Days
Destination : Delhi - Allahabad- Varanasi

Prayagraj Kumbh Mela Tour

Prayagraj Kumbh Mela Tour

2 Nights / 3 Days
Destination : Allahabad

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