Allahabad University, established in 1887, is located in Allahabad
. This State University is the fourth oldest university of India after Calcutta, Mumbai and Madras universities.
Courses are offered in the faculties of arts, commerce, law and science. It has established the Institute of Inter Disciplinary Studies and Institute of Professional Studies. Institute of Correspondence Courses and Continuing Education, established in 1978, offers courses in arts and commerce.