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The region of Uttar Pradesh had a long tradition of learning, although it had remained mostly confined to the elite class and the religious establishment. Sanskrit-based education comprising the learning of Vedic-to-Gupta periods, coupled with the later Pali corpus of knowledge and a vast store of ancient-to-medieval learning in Persian/Arabic languages, had formed the core of Hindu-Buddhist-Muslim education, until the rise of British power. The present schools-to-university system of education owes its inception and development here, as in the rest of the country, to foreign Christian missionaries and the British colonial administration.

Aligarh Muslim University is a residential academic institution. Modelled on the British University of Cambridge, it was established by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan in 1875 – then named as Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College – and in 1920 it was granted the status of a Central University by an Act of Indian Parliament. Located in the city of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India, it was among the first institutions of higher learning set up during the British Raj.

Banaras Hindu University is a Central University located in Varanasi. It evolved out of the Central Hindu College of Varanasi, set up by Annie Besant – a colourful British lady of Irish descent – who joined hands with Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya in April 1911 for a common Hindu University at Varanasi. Eventually, the Banaras Hindu University started functioning from 1 October 1917, with the Central Hindu College as its first constituent college. Most of the money for the university came from Hindu princes and its present 1,350-acre (5.5 km2) campus was built on land donated by the Kashi Naresh. Regarded as the one among the largest residential universities in Asia, it has more than 128 independent teaching departments; several of its colleges – including science, linguistics, law, engineering (IT-BHU) and medicine (IMS-BHU) – are ranked amongst the best in India. The university's total enrollment stands at just over 15000, including the students from abroad. It will be the only university in India that will host one of the IITs in its premises, the IT-BHU, from academic session 2010.

The school of Management Sciences (SMS), Varanasi is an autonomous educational institution approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of HRD , Govt of India. It was established in 1995, by SMS Society, A philonthrphic non profit organization registered under Societies Registration Act 1860.

The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur – set up in 1960 in the industrial city of Kanpur and now known as IIT-Kanpur or 'IITK' – is one of the famous internationally respected Indian Institutes of Technology; it is primarily focused on teaching of undergraduates in engineering and related sciences and technologies and research in these fields. The Indian Institute of Management Lucknow is among premier management schools in India. There are many other reputed schools in the State's capital Lucknow, including the famous St. Francis' College, Lucknow. Others schools like Loreto Convent, St Agnes' Loreto High School, La Martinière College, CMS are also there.

Uttar Pradesh Government is constantly working on promoting education in the state. The Government has given permission to many new Universities in the state. Among them is Noida University.

 
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