The pursuit, advancement and generation of knowledge in all branches of learning, with particular stress on exploring their intersection and frontiers.
The transmission of knowledge through teaching learning process.
The application of knowledge to human and social advancement.
The optimum mobilization of resources and infrastructure.
The preparation of human resource of the highest possible quality, capability and motivation.
To link the "World of Knowledge" with the "World of Work" through professional courses.
To create conducive environment for focused learning.
To provide world class infra-structure and facilities.
To promote innovation and entrepreneurship.
To engage with the society through out-reach activities and applied research.
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.