University of Allahabad, the fourth modern University of India after the Universities of Calcutta, Bombay and Madras (all established in 1857), was incorporated, on the pattern of its predecessors, as an Affiliating and Examining body. (The University of Punjab at Lahore, founded earlier in 1882, is now in Pakistan.) The headquarters of the University, i. e. Allahabad (known as Prayaga from hoary antiquity), had (apart from its ageless importance as the Tirtharaja) won renown in the pre-British period as a nucleus of learning (Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic and secular), governance and trade. The British cultivated the city, after wresting it from the Nawab of Awadh in 1801, as a key administrative, military and commercial centre, and made it the capital of the North-Western Provinces (except during 1836-58, when the capital was at Agra) and later of the United Provinces (UP). From the early years of British rule, the new kinds of professional and economic opportunities that developed here drew talents to the city from all over India. and by the mid-nineteenth century,
Allahabad had emerged as a hub of traditional and modern intellectual and educational activities. From the 1870s, it also steadily grew in stature as a key node of nationalism in northern India. The establishment of the Muir Central College (MCC) here in 1872, as an affiliate of the University of Calcutta, placed the city on the map of modern higher education as well. Within a decade of its founding, the MCC had become second only to the Presidency College (Calcutta) in terms of the academic accomplishments of its teachers and students. University of Allahabad has Announced the LL.M. Admission Test Results (2010-2011).