The University of Allahabad came into existence on September 23rd, 1887 first as an examining body and later it became a residential University in 1921. The Parliament passed a bill and the University earned back its Central Status w.e.f. 14th July, 2005. Today, it comprises of four faculties viz. Arts, Science, Commerce and Law and has its roll about 35,000 students. It is one of the four oldest universities of our country. The University of Allahabad is mainly a teaching institution that awards undergraduate, post graduate and research degrees. It also conducts diploma, certificate and correspondence courses in some disciplines. The University has its own campus-wide network. The University is about to launch e-Learning Programmes in various disciplines very soon.