Gorakhpur (, ) is a city in the eastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, near the border with Nepal. It is the administrative headquarters of Gorakhpur District and Gorakhpur Division. The city is also home to many historic Buddhist sites, Imambara, an 18th century dargah, and the Gita Press, a publisher of Hindu religious texts.
Origin of name
The city and district of Gorakhpur are named after a renowned ascetic saint, Gorakshanath, the chief disciple of the yogi Matsyendranath. Together, Matsyendranath and Gorakshanath founded the Nath Sampradaya line of saints. Gorakhnath Temple is said to stand on the spot where Gorakshanath practiced Hatha Yoga to develop self-control.
The district of Gorakhpur lies between Lat. 26 13 N and 27 29 N and Long. 83 05 E and 83 56 E. The district occupies the north-eastern corner of the state along with the district of Deoria, and comprises a large stretch of country lying to the north of the river Rapti, the deep stream of which forms its southern boundary with the Azamgarh district. On the west, the boundary marches along Basti and on the east adjoins Deoria and the Chhoti Gandak Nadi and further south the Jharna Nala forms the dividing line. To the north lies Nepal.Gorakhpur has also a lake Ramgartal.It's vast and provides home to various types of fishes.
It is located on the bank of river Rapti and Rohani, a Ganges tributary originating in Nepal that sometimes causes severe floods. The Rapti is interconnected through many other small rivers following meandering courses across the Gangetic Plain. The district presents characteristics distinct from natural features of the western districts of Uttar Pradesh. This difference is due primarily to the relative proximity of the Himalayas, the outermost foothills of which are only a few kilometres from the northern borders. The peak of Dhaulagiri, some 8,230 meters above sea-level, is visible under favourable climatic conditions as far south as Gorakhpur itself.
Below the outer hills is a dry boulder-strewn tract, corresponding to the Bhabar of Kumaun and Garhwal and here the bulk of the moisture contributed by the rainfall and the small streams is absorbed by the soil, to reappear through seepage in the damp and unhealthy tract, known as the terai. The latter comprises a belt some 16 km. in width, running along the northern borders of Maharajganj tahsil. It is extensively cultivated.
The district geology is primarily river born alluvium. Few mineral products are mined in Gorakhpur, with the most common being a nodular limestone conglomerate known as kankar, brick, and saltpetre. The last occurs principally in the south and south-east and is manufactured in a crude state in considerable quantities most of it being exported to markets of Bihar. In the Bansgaon tahsil kankar is most abundant and quarries are seen at many places. It is also extracted from some places in Mahrajganj tahsil. Lime is obtained by burning kankar. Brick clay is abundant everywhere and bricks are made all over the district. The soil in the district is light sandy or dense clay of yellowish brown colour. The sand found in the rivers is medium to coarse grained, greyish white to brownish in colour and is suitable for construction
In ancient times the geographical area of Gorakhpur included the modern districts of Basti, Deoria, Kushinagar, Azamgarh. According to Vedic writings, the earliest known monarch ruling over this region with his capital at Ayodhya was Iksvaku, founder of the Solar dynasty. The solar dynasty produced a number of kings; Rama of the Ramayana is most well-known. The entire region was an important centre of Aryan culture and civilization, a part of the famous kingdoms of Koshala and Malla, two of the sixteen Mahajanapadas (states) in 6th century BCE India. The region also formed part of Aryavart and Madhyadesh
Gorakhpur is also birth place of the king Chandra Gupta Maurya, who belonged to Mauryans, a Kshatriya clan of the ancient republic of Pippalivana ("Piparahiyan" in modern day it falls into administrative range of Chauri Chaura tehsil in Gorakhpur) located between Rummindei in the Nepali Terai and Kasia in the Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh.
Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism, who was born at Kapilvastu in Nepal, renounced his princely clothing at the confluence of the rivers Rapti and Rohini, near Gorakhpur, before setting out on his quest of truth in 600 BCE. Later he died in the courtyard of Mall King Sastipal Mall at his capital Kushinara which is now known as Kushinagar, there is a monument to this effect at Kushinagar even today. The city is also associated with the travels of Lord Buddha's contemporary Lord Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism. Lord Mahavira was born at a place not very far from Gorakhpur. Later he took his mahaparinirvan at his maternal uncle's palace at Pava which is about 15 kilometers from Kushinagar(Pavapuri and Kushinara were the twin capital of Mall dynasty which was part 16 Mahajanpads of ancient India). Malla dynasty was following democratic way of governance from their Santhagara and thus Gorakhpur is also the part of ancient Gana sangha. There is a mention in the epic Mahabharata that Prince Bhim, the younger brother of King Yudhistr had visited Gorakhpur to invite saint Gorakhnath to attend his Rajsuuya Yagna.
After the Iksvaku dynasty was conquered by Magadha's Nanda Dynasty in the 4th century BC, Gorakhpur became in turn part of the Maurya, Shunga, Kushana, Gupta and Harsha empires. The great emperor of India Chandragupta maurya belonged to Moriyas, a Kshatriya (warrior) clan of a little ancient republic of Pippalivana located between Rummindei in the Nepali Tarai and Kasia in the Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh.
In the 10th century, the Tharu king of Mausen Madan Singh ruled over Gorakhpur city and the adjoining area. Gorakhpur was also birth place of King Vikas Sankrityayan.
In medieval times, the city was home to the medieval Hindu saint Gorakshanath, who gave the city its name. The date of Gorakshanath's birth has not yet been settled, but he probably lived in the twelfth century. The site of his sam dhi (ecstasy) at Gorakhpur attracts a large number of pilgrims every year.
In the 12th century, the Gorakhpur region, as much of northern India, was conquered by the Muslim ruler Muhammad Ghori. The region remained under the influence of Muslim rulers, such as Qutb-ud-din Aybak and Bahadur Shah, for some centuries. In the early 16th century, the mystic poet and famous saint Kabir lived and worked in Maghar, a village 20 km from Gorakhpur, where his burial place still attracts many pilgrims.
On Akbar's reorganisation of the empire in the 16th century, Gorakhpur gave its name to one of the five Sarkars (administrative units) in the province of Awadh.
Imambara, an 18th century dargah, is located about 2 km from the railway station in Gorakhpur. Imambara is the dargah of Roshan Ali Shah, a Sufi saint. It preserves a dhuni (smoke fire), and is famous for its gold and silver Tazia.
Gorakhpur came under direct British control in 1803. It was one of the major centers of the 1857 uprising, and later played a major role in the Indian independence movement.
Gorakhpur district was the scene of the Chauri Chaura incident of February 4, 1922, which was a turning point in the history of India's freedom struggle. Enraged by police atrocities, a crowd of 2,000 people burnt down the Chauri-Chaura Police Station, killing nineteen policemen. In response to this violence, Mahatma Gandhi called off the Non-Cooperation Movement that he had launched in 1920 and fasted for 21 days, until he was satisfied that all Non-Cooperation Movement activities had ceased.
In 1934, an earthquake (8.1 on the Richter scale) caused much damage in the city.
Two other important events in the district took place in 1942, shortly after the famous Quit India Resolution was proclaimed on August 8. On August 9, Jawaharlal Nehru was arrested and tried in this district; he spent the next three years in prison. At village Doharia kala (Pali block in Sahjanwa Tehsil) on August 23, a protest meeting was held against the British Government. Government forces opened fire unprovoked, killing nine and injuring hundreds. A Shaheed Smarak memorial stands on the spot today.
Gorakhpur is the headquarters of Gorakhpur Division and District. Gorakhpur division comprises four districts, Gorakhpur, Deoria, Mahrajganj and Kushinagar.
As a basic administration unit the district, has assumed a greater development and regulatory role consequent to emphasis on decentralised planning. It is divided into seven Tehsils ( Revenue Sub- Divisions) presided over by a Sub Divisional Magistrate. Tehsils are further subdivided into nineteen Development Blocks, Blocks into 191 Nyay Panchayat and these Nyay Panchayats into 1233 Gram Sabhas which consists of 3319 Revenue villages. The District Administrative unit is shown as:
|Number of Tehsil
|Number of Blocks
|Number of Nyay Panchayat
|Number of Gram sabha
|Number of Villages
Division of District into Tehsils and Blocks is shown below:
|Name of Tehsil
||Name of Block
||Jungle Kaudia, Chargawa, Bhathat, Khorabar, Pipraich
||Pali, Piprauli, Sahjanwa
||Bansgaon, Kauriram, Gagaha
||Gola, Barhalganj, Uruwa
There are two Loksabha constituencies and nine assembly seats in the district of Gorakhpur.The sitting MPs are as follows
||Name of Constituency
||Name of Member
The sitting MLAs are as follows
||Name of Constituency
||Name of Member
||R M D Agarwal
||223 gorakhpur rural
||Vijay Bahadur Yadav
||Yashpal Singh Rawat
The central business district of the city, Golghar, located near the geographical centre includes several major shops, hotels and restaurants, as well as the Rapti Complex, Baldev Plaza, Mangalam Tower and City shopping malls. The Rapti Complex, built in 1987, is the oldest complex in the area.
Hathkargha and terracotta industry
The city is famous for hathkargha (a type of hand operated loom) industry. But due to competition from mechanised loom industry has been declining.
Gorakhpur Industrial Development Authority (GIDA)
The city has an industrial area called "Gorakhpur Industrial Development Authority" or "GIDA". To revolutionise the industrialisation in this area, the state government established this industrial area in 1989 with the objective of creating an integrated model township which will have various large/medium and small scale industries, residential facilities, commercial areas, spaces for institutions of national importance as well as office complexes.
North Eastern Railway headquarters and mechanical workshop
Gorakhpur is also the headquarters of North Eastern Railways. The mechanical workshop, NER, Gorakhpur was established in 1903. Steam engines were maintained here for a long time, but now diesel engines, coaches, and wagons are the main subjects of maintenance here.
Air Force Station
An air force statution in Gorakhpur was established in 1963, with a variety of planes and services, most notably Jaguar fighter planes and the second oldest helicopter unit of Indian Air Force (NO. 105 Helicopter Unit).
Gorakhpur has all India radio and Doordarshan broadcasting and relay centres of its own. A numberof Hindi Newspapers including Dainik Jagran, Hindustan, Amar Ujala, Aaj, and Rashtriya Sahara are printed in the city.
The FM radio station, Radio Mantra (91.9 MHz) from Jagran Group also operates in the city.
Traditional cuisine includes platters of Galawati and Kakori kabobs in Oudh and fish. Meat is generally available in the villages and even in the towns the cost makes it a luxury item, but now a day's the growing income of the area made it easy. Wheat, rice, gram, maize, and pulses along with curd, milk, vegetables, ghee and vegetable oils, constitute the items of daily food, rice being the staple food of the people. Coarse grains like jowar, makka, bajra, barley, kodon, madua and sawan, once formed the staple diet of the poor,are not grown these days. Among villagers, sattu, flour of parched gram and barley mixes, and chabena (parched grain) are quite popular. Finely ground sattu is used in the towns also. People generally eat two meals per day, one at around midday and another in the evening.
Wood carvery is popular with carved designs on doors and sills echoing stonemasonry images of gods and goddesses that adorn the local temples and shrines.
One of the main features of Gorakhpur's culture is a tradition of folk-songs and folk-dances. At the end of a working day, unwinding with singing and dancing is a popular pastime. This is particularly true during the rainy season between agriculture operations, and on winter nights, when there is little work and much time to fill. Folk-songs are also performed at various festivals during the year. The kaharwa is sung at Deepawali, the Alha and the kajari during the rainy and winter nights, and the Phaag during Holi. Songs are normally accompanied by instruments such as the harmonium, dholak, and manjira. Some of the most popular folk-dances are saved for occasions like festivals, fairs, and weddings.
As elsewhere in India, cinema is most popular means of entertainment in Gorakhphur. There are ten cinemas in the district with a combined capacity of six thousand seats. Documentaries and mobile cinema cater for the rural areas of the district. Dramatic societies and circuses also visit the district. Dangal (wrestling matches), nautanki (indigenous open-air dramatic performances), bhajan and qawwali programmes, and mushaira are also arranged at different places from time to time. Ramlila and Krishnalila provide alternative entertainment. There are also 2 screen multiplex cinema in Gorakhpur
Parks and other leisure areas
Gorakhpur has a amusement park located at Ramgarh Tal lake. Neer Nikunj water park is the most famous hang-out for most of the people of the City and nearby areas. The Ramgarh Tal lake is itself a place for hang out that provides a panoramic and scenic view and one can get rid of the hustle and bustle of the busy city life here.It covers approx. 723 hectares of area. At present the embankment of this lake is about 18 km long which is really unique in its nature. Ramgarh tal has its own specific ecosystem and people adjacent to its bank are closely related. Government s indifference, heavy garbage dumping and encroachment along the taal has deteriorated not only its water quality but also its morphology too. Several researches indicate that every year 5 cm of sediment is being deposited on the bed of the taal. Now due to rising level of eutrophication, the level of biodiversity of the taal is also gradually declining.
Gorakhpur also has a plethora of well-maintained parks including:
- Prem Chand Park
- Whee Park
- Lal Diggi Park
- Indira Bal Vihar, Golghar
- Vinod Van(Located in Area Of IAF)
- Champa Devi Park
- Ambedkar Park
- Panth Park
- Gorakhpur university Grounds
Vinod Van is one of the biggest zoos of East Uttar Pradesh.It is situated in the lush and green forest of Kushmi Jungle. There are large no. of animals. It also has an aviary that has a variety of species of birds.
The city also has a Rail museum where the history and antique locomotives of Indian Railways can be seen.The museum also have a toy train for children. The Rail museum is situated near the headquarters of North Eastern Railway.
There is a buddhist museum called Lord Buddha sangrahalay near Taramandal. The museum houses a lot of things related to Lord Buddha and his life.
City Mall,V Mart, Spencers-Hyper,Cross Road The Mall (located on A D Chowk Buxipur),Baldev Plaza and Mangalam Tower are considered to be a shoppers' paradise and great hang-outs.City Mall and Multiplex, situated in the Golghar Market, is a 5 storey mall that accommodates all top brands of apparel, jewelleries, electronic gizmos, accessories, souvenirs, home products and departmental stores. It offers a convenient reach to the shoppers from around the city along with great architecture, rich aesthetics and great ambience.It houses a 3-Screen multiplex,run by SRS cinemas.
The city also has a planetarium at Taramandal.
The primary language of Gorakhpur is Hindi, followed by Bhojpuri.
- Raghupati Sahay, Firaq Gorakhpuri - Famous writer, critic
- Prem Maya Sonir, hockey player
- Anurag Kashyap, film director and screenwriter
- Jimmy Shergill, actor
- Raj Shankar, biochemist
- Shakir Ali (barrister)
- Leo Amery, politician and journalist
- Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Bollywood composer duo
- Billy Arjan Singh, hunter turned conservationist, author
- Raza Murad, actor
- Amrita Sher-Gil, painter
- Vaibhav Saxena, Bollywood music director
- Chunky Pandey, Bollywood actor
- Daler Mehndi, Bhangra pop singer
One of the biggest attractions to visit when in Gorakhpur is Gita Press. It is the world's largest publishers of Hindu religious texts. The Gita Press was founded around year 1923 by Brahmalina Shri Jayadayalji Goyandka.
Gorakhpur railway station is the headquarters of India's North Eastern Railway. It connects to almost every major city in India. Direct trains connect to Hyderabad, Chennai, Agra, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Trivandrum, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Kanpur Central, Kanpur Anwarganj, Govindpuri, Unnao, Varanasi, Amritsar, Jammu, Pune, Guwahati, Nagpur and other distant parts of the nation. The station offers Class A railway station facilities. There are plans to make world's Longest Railway Platform at Gorakhpur with a strech of around .
Major national highways intersect at Gorakhpur, including NH 28 and 29. Some important distances are: Kushinagar 50 km, Kanpur 359 km,Lucknow 276 km, Varanasi 231 km, Allahabad 339 km, Agra 624 km, Delhi 783 km, Kolkata 770 km, Gwalior 730 km, Bhopal 922 km and Mumbai 1690 km. Frequent bus services are available for most of these cities. Considerable improvement in this aspect is expected after the completion of the east-west corridor road project that enhances Gorakhpur's road connectivity.There are two bus station in gorakhpur One named railway bus stand which is nearest to railway station, and the other one is at Civil lines.
Gorakhpur is served by an airport located 6 km east from the city centre. It caters primarily to Indian Air Force traffic. A small number of domestic airlines operate civil aviation services to Delhi, Mumbai and elsewhere. Gorakhpur is also host to many tourists who use it as a hub to travel to Lord Buddha's pilgrimage sites. Actually gorakhpur airport is INDIAN AIR FORCE base. It,s main constituents are two squadrons of spectat jaguar jet fighter planes.Gorakhpur airport is also known as kasiya airport.It mainly serves for IAF planes and some private planes to some extent.
Buddha Museum The Govt. Buddha Museum was established on the bank of Ramgarh lake in 1987. The present building came into existence in 1997. The magnificent building of the museum constructed in Buddhist architectural style contains more than 3,500 antiques, thanka paintings and relics of Gautam Buddha displayed in four galaeries. The idea behind establishing Buddha museum was to collect, preserve, document and exhibit cultural property.
Ramgarh Taal The cool soothing breeze all over the city may be attributed to the centrally located water body. It can hardly be defined as a 'Pond' for its regular flow and extended surface area. Adding to this is the availability of fresh water round the year unlike other water resources. Its beauty is attributed with Tara Mandal at its Southern bank. The tourists are comforted with Circuit house located near it. Buddha Museum near it offers the tourist to know and learn about Lord Buddha.
Teracotta Town Situated AT 17 CMS from Gorakhpur `BHATHAT' a small village, which is famous for its earth(MUD) made handicrafts.
Tarkulha Devi Enriched with natural beauty, pond, Sahid Smark and shaktijeet, Tarkulaha Devi Temple is a famous place for devotees of Hindu religion. Tarkulaha Devi was the Ishta Devi of freedom fighter Senani Babu Bandhu Singh. On the eve of Chatra Ramnavmi a one month'large fair is organized every year.
Maghar Sant Kabir a mystic poet & a well-known saint left his mortal coil here. The great personality taught the lesson of brotherhood after death too. When the town was panic stricken with the news of death of the deity, some naughty ailments tried to make it a issue of religious conflict. But the great sole still cared for his people and in the due course of discussion between Hindus & Muslims that he will be buried or burnt, the body disappeared replaced by heap of flowers. The flowers were then divided into half and Muslims buried it whereas Hindus burnt it. Hindus built Samadhi Mandir at the very place where they burnt their flowers & Muslims made Makbara at the very place where they buried there part of flowers. This unique example of co-existence of Hindu-Muslim harmony and peace is visible today in Maghar. Behind the Samadhi-Makbara there is a cave in which Sant Kabir used to perform his deep 'Tapasya'. The present fa ade and shape of cave is restored by earthwork for about hundred years ago. 'Kabir-Dhuni' and 'Gorakh talaiya' are located about 1 km away from Samadhi near Kasarwal village on National Highway.
Lehra Devi Temple It is believed that while wandering in the forest for 14 years, Pandavas lived a year in disguise. They visited the Lehra town and were offered shelter by Lehra Devi. Once Maa came to the town as a beautiful girl and wanted to cross the river. She hired a boat and started the journey but in middle of the river the boatman grew interested in her splendid beauty and went off track. As soon as Devi understood his intention she disappeared with the boat. In the Kalyug she was seen with the boat to her follo...
Imambara The Imambara abode of imams is a well known landmark of Gorakhpur. Its history begins with the advent of Syed Roshan Ali Shah in Gorakhpur in 1774. His father Syed Ghulam Ashraf, a native of Bakhara, had come to Delhi during the reign of Modammad Shah. He fled from Delhi during one of the invasion of Ahmad Shah Abdali. He finally settled at Shahpur. His son Syed Roshan Ali Shah left him and came to Gorakhpur where he inherited a sizable land from his maternal grandfather in mohalla Daud Chak (now Mian Bazzar). He decided to build an Imambara on his land and changed the name of Daud Chak to Imamganj.
Raja Pahalwan Singh of Satari donateed mauza Kusmahi along with the jungles in 1793 for Niyaz Imam Saheb. Nawab Asif-ud-Daulah, the Shia ruler of Oudh, offer a grant of 16 villages, Rs. 10,000 cash and a silver Tazia in 1796 to Roshan Ali Shah. With rhis grant Shah built a pucca enclosure around the central Imambara and added other edifices to it.
Budhia mai Temple The famous Budhiya Mai temple is situated in the lush and green milieu of Kushmi Jungle in front of Vinod van.
Kali mata ji Mandir The very famous Kali mata ji Mandir is situated in Golghar area of the city.
V Park Called as V-Park, the grand green park is situated inside the town in the east near University Area, A paradise for morning walkers, the park is governed and maintained by the administration and consist of natural trees, several fruit trees, plants etc. Plants of several varieties are also available for sale. The park also develops motherbirds of Roses of several Colours and varieties.
Gorakhpur is the birth place of famous Saraswati Shishu Mandir of Saraswati Shishu Mandir group of schools.It was opened in 1952 at Pakkibagh,Gorakhpur. There are a lot of degree colleges here. The city also boasts of a state university,an autonomous government engineering college,a government medical college. Apart from this, there are numerous private engineering colleges, dental colleges, pharma colleges and institutes for MBA in the city,the details of which are as follows:
- rpm academy , civil lines
- Govt. Jublee Inter College
- A D Govt. Girls inter College
- Carmel's Girls Inter College
- Vatsalya Public School-Manas Vihar, Padari Bazar, Gorakhpur
- Miyan Sahab Islamia Inter College
- Air Force School
- Mahatma Gandhi Inter College
- N E R Senior Secondary School
- Maina devi girls inter college surajkhund gorakhpur
- Murari Children's Academy
- Springer Public School
- Little Flower School
- St. Joseph School
- St. Paul's School
- Central Academy
- F.C.I. Inter College, Fertilizer Colony, Gorakhpur.
- Springer Loretto Girls Public School
- N E R Boys Inter College
- N E R Girls Inter College
- G.N.National Public School
- H.P Children's Academy
- Saraswati Shishu Mandir Sr. Secondary School
- St Xaviers Public School
- metropolitan school
- Sanskriti Public School
- Sarvodaya kisan inter college kauriram gorakhpur
- Gandhi Shatabdi Inter College
- Maharana Pratap Inter College
- Nehru Inter College
- Rashtriya Inter College
- Abhay Nandan Inter College
- St. Anthony School
- Bright Land School
- Opex Public School
- Ram Narayan Girls Inter College
- Maharana Pratap Inter College
- Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Air Force Station 
- Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2, FCI 
- Divine Public School
- Vikas Bharti Public school
- Neena Thapa GRD High School
- Central Hindu School
- ABC Public School
- Blossom Sr. Secondary School
- Oxford Public School
- Naval's National Academy
- Netaji Defense academy
- Oxford Public School
- Maharshi Vidya Mandir
- Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
- Gorakhpur Public School
- G N National Public school
- Baby Paradise Academy
- Don Bosco School
- Woodland Academy
- S.N.S High School
- Empirical Academy Doudpur
- D B Inter collage
- DAV Inter collage
- centarl Public School chauri chaura
- R.S.M. School near MMMEC
- St. Andrew's Inter College, Gorakhpur
- Murari Inter collage Sahjanwa Gorakhpur
- Sarvodaya kisan inter college kauriram gorakhpur
- Arya Mahila Post Graduate College, Gorakhpur
- Madhusudan Das Degree College, Gorakhpur
- Bhawani Prasad Pandey Mahavidyalaya, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
- Islamia College of Commerce Near Jubilee Talkies, Gorakhpur
- St. Andrew's Degree College, Civil lines, Gorakhpur
- Digvijay Nath Degree College
- Beyond Careers Golghar
- Saraswati Vidya Mandir Mahila Degree College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
- Imambara Degree college
- Deen Dayal Upadyaay Govt Degree College Sah
- M.G. Post Graduate College
- Marwar Business college, near jhankar cinema, Ghazi Rauza
- Shyameswar Degree College, Sikariganj, Gorakhpur
- Veer Bahadur Singh Degree college, Harnahi, Gorakhpur
- Chandra Kanti Ramavati Arya Mahila P.G. College, Gorakhpur
- Bapu Degree College peppeganj, Gorakhpur.
- V.S.A.V. Degree College, Gola Bazar Gorakhpur
- Smt. Draupadi devi Tripathi PG College, Rudrapur, khajani, Gorakhpur
- J.B. Mahajan Degree College, Chauri Chaura
- Gangotri Devi Mahila Degree College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
- Jawad Ali Shah Imambara Girls Post Graduate College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
- St Josephs College For Women, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
- Veer Bahadur Memorial Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
- ganga jmuna degree college
- Madan Mohan Malaviya Engineering College
Madan Mohan Malviya Engineering College was founded in 1962 to provide engineering and technical education for the development of the backward districts of eastern U.P. The college runs Under Graduate Programme in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics & Communication and Computer Science. In addition to regular courses, it also runs part time Post Graduate Diploma Courses ( evening ) in Computer Application called P.G.D.C.A. and Computer Hardware Maintenance & Networking. Besides teaching & research facilities, the college provides technical know how and consultancy to various industries of this area.
- Institute of Technology and Management, Gida
Institute of Technology & Management, arguably one of the best Institutes in private sector in U.P., was established at Gorakhpur in the year 2000 by Shree Krishna Educational Society, under the chairmanship of The objective of society is upliftment of professional education in eastern Uttar Pradesh, covering the surroundings of Nepal & Bihar. The campus of the institute has been developed at National Highway 28, and is spread over 22 acres of land, having its frontage of 400 meters on roadside with an equivalent in depth. The institute is affiliated to U.P. Technical University Lucknow and approved by All India Council for Technical Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi and the Govt. of U.P., for B.Tech., M.C.A. and B.Pharma. programs.
- Institute of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (IAME),Gorakhpur
- Institute of Technology and Management for Women, Gida.
- Buddha Institute of Engineering and Technology
- Suyash Institute of information Technology
- Kailash Institute of Pharmacy and Management
- Maharana Pratap Mangla Devi Insititute of Computer Science, Technology and Management, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
- KIPM College of Management
- Manyawar Kanshiram Engineering College of Information Technology
- Dr BR Ambedkar Pooja College of Pharmacy, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
- Swami Vivekanand Institute Of Information and Technology, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
- DOEACC Society Gorakhpur
- Govt Polytechnic college
- Govt ITI college
- ICM college
- M.P. Polytechnic
Established in the year 1969, Baba Raghav Das Medical College is 6th Medical College in Uttar Pradesh. This institution is affiliated with Gorakhpur University. Since 1980, the College is running Post Graduate training programme also, for the degree of M.S. & M.D. in Anatomy, Surgery, orthopaedics, Obst.& Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Anaesthesiology, Pediatrics, Medicine, Skin & V.D. etc.
- Gorakhpur School of Natural Therapeutics
- Purvanchal Institute of dental sciences
- Guru Shri Gorakshnath School of Nursing
Veda Panchakarma Hospital & Research Institute (Eye, skin, neuro, & infertility)
- Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, with its many affiliated colleges.
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