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November 7, 2022

Historical Agra College of Agra has completed 199 years

Agra : Agra College, one of the oldest colleges in India, has completed 199 years and entered in 200 years. It was established in 1823 by Pandit Gangadhar Shastri, a renowned Sanskrit scholar and astrologer in the service of Madhav Rao Peshwa of Gwalior. Agra College is the oldest and largest educational institution in North India. The college was a government college till 1882. During the period from 1823 to 1882, all the information regarding its academic activities and administrative problems were sent directly to the Parliament of England by the Governor General of India. All the records of the said period are still preserved in the India Officer Library and Records Foreign and General Wealth Officer, London. Agra College had produced the first graduate of UP and the first graduate of law in North India. Initially it was established for primary education, but later it was upgraded to higher education. Till 1883 it was run as a government college. Initially Agra College was affiliated to the University of Calcutta but after the establishment of Allahabad University it was affiliated to it. Its affiliation was transferred to Agra University (presently known as Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra) in 1927.