Agra College

Agra College
Agra College logo 2011.jpg
Type Public
Established 1823
Principal Dr. Anil Kumar Gupta
Location Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Affiliations Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra
Website Agra College Website

Agra College is one of the oldest institutions in India. Pandit Gangadhar Shastri, a noted Sanskrit scholar founded the college in 1823. Till 1883 the institute was a government college and after that a Board of Trustees and a Committee of Management managed the college. Agra College produced the first graduate in Uttar Pradesh and the first Law graduate to Northern India.



The college offers graduate and postgraduate degrees in the following subjects: Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Philosophy Political Science, History, Economics, Psychology, Military Studies Geography, Law, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Zoology and Botany, Mass Communication & Journalism. The college offers Ph.D programs in the field of arts and sciences.

The Faculty of Engineering and Technology was also established in 1999, which offers bachelor's degree in Technology in Computer Science, Electronics and Communication and Mechanical Engineering,Civil Engineering. It is affiliated to Gautam Buddha Technical University, Lucknow.


  • R. Barkley Dunken, (1836)
  • E. Lodge, (1842–1844)
  • J.Midolton, (1844–1858)
  • T.B. Kain (1858–1859)
  • W.Enderson, (1859–1862)
  • C.Piyerson, (1862–1864)
  • K.Dieton, (1864–1882)
  • A.Thomson, (1882–1901)
  • T.C.Johns, (1901–1925)
  • A.J. Feildon, (1925–1937)
  • H.Croll, (1937–1945)
  • Dr. Karamchandra Mehta, (1945–1950)
  • Dr. Nihalkaran Sethi, (1950–1954)
  • Dr. Haranarayan Singh,. (1954–1960)
  • Dr. Manohar Ray, D.Sc., (1960–1970)
  • Dr. Shaligram Sinha, (1970–1973)
  • Dr. Satyanarayan Dubey, (1973–1977)
  • Dr. Rajesh Parasad Verma, (1977–1979)
  • Dr. S.N. Srivastava, M.Sc., (1979–1982)
  • Dr. Rajeshwar Prasad Verma,(1982–1984)
  • Dr. Gokul Chand Sharma, (1984–1985)
  • Dr. Mukhtar Singh, (1985–1985)
  • Dr. S. N. Srivastava, (1985–1990)
  • Dr. Mukhtar Singh, (1990–2001)
  • Dr. (Smt.) RajKumari Sharma,(2001–2002)
  • Dr. A.V. Singh, (2002–2002)
  • Dr. Santosh Kumar, (2002–2003)
  • Dr. K.M. Garg, (2003–2003)
  • Dr. A.V. Singh, (2003–2008)
  • Dr. A.K. Johari, (2008–2008)
  • Dr. U.C. Sharma, (2008–2009)
  • Dr Manoj K. Rawat (2009-2016) Found to be "ineligible" and appointment was cancelled by Honlble supreme court
  • Mr Narendra Yadav (2016-2017)
  • Dr. A. K. Gupta (2017 Onwards)

Notable alumniEdit

  • Moti Lal Nehru, Lawyer & President of the Indian National Congress
  • Ajit Doval, 5th National Security Adviser of India
  • Sir Chhotu Ram, Unionist leader in the pre-independence era
  • Bhagwan Singh, former High Commissioner in Fiji
  • Raj Babbar, film actor and politician
  • Charan Singh, former Prime Minister of India
  • Ashwane Kumar Srivastava, NSK JAPAN
  • Rohit Chittoriya, NTT Data Japan


Coordinates: 27°11′14″N 78°00′13″E / 27.1871°N 78.0037°E / 27.1871; 78.0037