The UPRTOU, Allahabd was established under Act No. 10/1999 passed by U.P.Legislature and assented to by the Governer of U.P. on March 24,1999. The university was named after Bharat Ratna Rajarshi Purusottam Das Tandon ji, an illustrious son of mother India, who made great sacrifices for the sake of our independence and dedicated himself to the cause of Hindi as a national language. The university has carved for itself a special place among the premier academic institutions of distance mode of higher education. It has witnessed very rapid expantion in various spheres of its activities. Presently the university offers more than 90 programmes with its head quarter located at Allahabad and network of five regional centres, more than 400 study centres across the state of Uttar Pradesh. The university has brought higher education within the reach of a large segment of urban and rural population. The degrees, diplomas and other programmes offerd by the university are dully recognised by joint committee of UGC, AICTE and DEC.