Prof. Rattan Lal Hangloo
Universiy of Allahabad
Since antiquity Allahabad has been rightly described as a sacred city. It is also the heart of the Indo-Gangetic plain with a multicultural mosaic. It is a place where nature chooses to converge Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati into Sangam that attracts billions from all over the world to seek spiritual solace and peace. In this sacred space as India advanced towards modernity, it gave birth to one of the most important institutions of the higher learning – University of Allahabad. This seat of higher learning acquired the rare distinction of producing students who guided and continue to guide the destiny of India in a variety of ways. They not only facilitated India’s freedom from colonial rule but also contributed to evolve and strengthen the institutions both in India and abroad.
The University’s contribution to education, law, science, technology, engineering, literature, fine arts, social sciences, politics and films is widely recognized. The University of Allahabad has commenced the process of admissions in different courses of study for the Academic Session 2018-19. The University offers variety of courses in different disciplines to cater to the needs of thousands of students across all sections of society. The University is one of the best places to achieve excellence in studies and contribute one’s best to the society. The University is exploring new frontiers of science, technology and research. My commitment to my duty of taking the University forward remains paramount to me and in this context it is pertinent to mention the inspiring words of Swami Vivekanand to ‘arise, awake and rest not, till the goal is achieved’.
I wish all the very best to everyone for the entrance examinations.