8 Oldest universities in India that are still functioning today

University of Calcutta

Established in 1857, notable alumni include Rabindranath Tagore, C.V Raman, and Amartya Sen.

University of Mumbai

Founded in 1857, one of the world's largest universities with 711 affiliated colleges.

University of Madras

Integrated in 1857, offers 233+ courses under 87 departments with 'five-star' NAAC accreditation.

Aligarh Muslim University

Established in 1875, upgraded to college level in 1877, now an Institute of National Importance.

Panjab University

Established in 1882, covers more than 550 acres with 75+ departments and 188 affiliated colleges.

Allahabad University

Founded in 1887, restored as a Central University in 2005, known as the Oxford of the East.

Banaras Hindu University

Established in 1916, Asia's largest residential university with over 30,000 students.

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