UNIVERSITY OF ALLAHABAD ACT, 20051
[No. 26 OF 2005]
An Act to declare the University of Allahabad to be an institution of national importance and to provide for its incorporation and matters connected therewith or incidental thereto
Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-sixth Year of the Republic of India as follow:-
Prefatory Note-Statement of Objects and Reasons.-The University of Allahabad was incorporated and established as a central university under the Allahabad University Act, 1887. Consequent upon implementation of the Government of India Act, 1919 classifying education as a provincial subject, the University became a provincial university in 1921 and was reorganized as a unitary, teaching and residential university under the Allahabad University Act, 1921. Presently, it is governed by the Uttar Pradesh State Universities Act, 1973 (U.P. Act No. 10 of 1973).
2. The University demonstrated excellence in academics and research over the years but of late, it has started facing difficulties owing to a number of reasons and the need for restoration of its central university status and its declaration to be an institution of national importance has been felt for quite some time. It is expected that restoration of its central university status would help in strengthening this prestigious university and improving the quality of teaching and research.
3. The Bill seeks to achieve the above objectives.
1. Received the assent of the President on June 23, 2005 and published in the Gazette of India, Extra., Part II, Section 1