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Agra College

Agra College
Agra College logo 2011.jpg
Type Public
Established 1823
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, Commerce and B.Ed (Self Finance. 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)
  • F(rederick). J. Fieldon, (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 Kumar Rawat (2009-2016)
  • Dr. A. K. Gupta (2016 Onward)

Note: Mr. Narendra Singh (Physical Education Instructor) was illegally appointed as officiating principal on 12 Aug 2016 the most black day and period in the history of Agra College, Agra under his leadership. He was later found ineligible as he did not possess educational qualification for officiating principal and his tenure was Nullified by the Honorable Vice Chancellor Prof.(Dr.) Arvind Kumar Dixit by the order of Hon'able High Court of Allahabad and Dr. A.K Gupta was found to be eligible candidate for officiating Principal and took the charge as officiating principal on 21st march 2017. Thus the Tenure of Mr. Narendra Singh is not shown as officiating principal.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "NAAS Fellows". National Academy of Agricultural Sciences. 2017-12-20. Retrieved 2017-12-20. 

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