Udai Pratap Autonomous College is situated in the North Western part of the holy city of Varanasi in India. The campus is spread over 100 acres of lush green fertile land with an academic atmosphere. Udai Pratap Autonomous College is the most popular higher education centre of eastern Uttar Pradesh. This College was conceptualized and created by a philosopher and saint king Late Rajarshi Udai Pratap Singh Judeo to promote the education to enrich the society with value system of this region.
The beginning was made when Late Rajarshi Udai Pratap Singh Ju Deo, founded Hewett Kshatriya High School in Varanasi in 1909 which was raised to the level of an Intermediate College in 1921 and was rechristened Udai Pratap Intermediate College, Varanasi. The institution was further elevated to the level of a degree college in 1949 when it commenced undergraduate classes in Arts and Commerce. This was followed by the beginning of Science classes in 1950, Agriculture in 1963 and B.Ed in October 1972.
Post Graduation in some subjects of Science and Arts was initiated in July 1970 and in agriculture in July 1972.The College was the first in Uttar Pradesh to be conferred autonomy by UGC in July 1991 and thus it has grown to its present status and known as Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi. The College is co-educational in character.
The neat and clean and well maintained campus comprises of 30 departments in Arts, Science, Commerce, Education and Agriculture faculties and offers teaching programmes leading to B.A., B.Sc., B.Com., B.Sc.(Ag), M.A., M.Sc., M.Com, M.Sc. (Ag), B. Ed. Ph.D. programme is available in almost all the subjects in Arts, Science, Commerce and Agriculture. P.G. Diploma is offered in Computer Application and Environmental Science.
The College follows a semester system of academic work in the Faculty of Agriculture, Arts, Commerce, Education, and Science with a rigorous continuous evaluation system and mid-term examinations.