Where was the first university in modern India established?

University of Mumbai, formerly University of Bombay, one of India’s first modern universities, established by the British in 1857.

Who introduced modern university in India?

There is now a scholarly consensus that English as an academic subject was instituted first in colonial India in the 1820s – by Thomas Babington Macaulay, who was then a member of the Supreme Council of India – at a time when the classics still dominated university curricula in England.

Who built Nalanda University?


Width 490 m (1,600 ft)
Area 12 ha (30 acres)
Builder King Kumaragupta I
Founded 5th century

Who started the first university in the world?

Guinness World Records names this university the “oldest existing, and continually operating educational institution in the world”. The University of Al-Karaouine, also known as Al-Quaraouiyine University, was founded by Fatima al-Fihri in 859 in Fes, Morocco, as a community mosque with an associated school.

Who is the first university in India?

University of Calcutta

Seal of the University of Calcutta
Other name Calcutta University
Type Public research university
Established 24 January 1857
Academic affiliations UGC, NAAC, AIU, ACU
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