The Udai Pratap College is situated in the northeast part of the holy city, Varanasi. The U P College spans across 100 acres. This college is one of the several academic institutions running in the same campus managed by Udai Pratap Educational Society. Late Rajarshi Udai Pratap Singh Ju Deo, the Raja of Bhinga estate established this college in the year 1909. At that time, it started as a High School but at present there are several institutions running in this campus.
The U P College, Varanasi started functioning as a degree college in
the year 1949 with only a few graduation level courses in Arts and
Commerce. At present the U P College provides for higher education in
several courses at graduate and post-graduate level. The college has
been granted an Autonomous status, getting the authority to design and
implement its own curriculum and to conduct the examination and announce
the results, by the UGC and the State Government of U.P.
Apart from academic activities, the U P College has excellent records
in the field of sports and games in general and hockey, in particular.
In the campus the U P College has its own hospital to provide regular
medical service to the students and the staff. There are a number of
hostels to provide residential accommodation to its students. In the
College campus, IGNOU has opened a study center through which thousands
of students get distance education in numerous disciplines.
The Udai Pratap College, popularly known as the U P College is one of the important educational institutions of Varanasi.