Agra College is one of the oldest institutions in India. Pandit Gangadhar Shastri, a noted Sanskrit scholar founded the college in 1823. Till 1883 the institute was a government college and after that a Board of Trustees and a Committee of Management managed the college. Agra College produced the first graduate in Uttar Pradesh and the first Law graduate to Northern India.
The Faculty of Engineering and Technology was also established in 1999, which offers Bachelor degree in Technology in Computer Science, Electronics and Communication and Mechanical Engineering. It is affiliated to Gautam Buddha Technical University, Lucknow.