Department of Education, University of Allahabad was established in the year 1942 with M.Ed. Programme. Colonel Sohan Lal was the first Head of the Department. B.A. classes were started in 1949. In 1981 classes in M.A. were started with the objectives of developing academic excellence. The Department consistently ensure constructive and conducive learning environment. Department completed 75 year of Excellence in 2017.
Department of Education implemented DRS-I of the UGC SAP for a duration of Five years (01.04.2011 to 31.03.2016). Department is presently running UGC SAP DRS Phase- II (2018 to 2023). The staff members of the Department have collaborated with various organization like University Grants Commission (U.G.C.), N.C.E.R.T., NCTE, SIEMAT for academic endeavors.
Department has also worked on e-PG Paathshala Project of UGC in Collaboration with CIET, NCERT, New Delhi. Department is publishing National Journal “Research and Studies” Since 1950 annually ISSN number 0084-621. Department is also Publishing UGC-SAP Annual News Letter since 2013. The Department of Education boosts of fully equipped labs of Educational Psychology, Educational Technology and Science Education
Thrust areas of the department are: