GLA University is a private university in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. It has been declared fit to receive central assistance under Section 12B of UGC Act, 1956 after proper assessment for the same by the UGC. It is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC), NCTE and Pharmacy Council of India. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has awarded GLA University accreditation with a "A" grade.
It was the year 1991 Shri Narayan Das Agrawal decided to fulfil the dream of his father, Late Shri Ganeshi Lal Agrawal, of establishing an institute for quality education to the people and the region & beyond. and initiated Sri Jagannath Prasad Ganeshi Lal Bazaz Charitable Trust Samiti in an attempt to make the holy city Mathura a recognized destination for knowledge seekers from different spheres of life. This is what led to the foundation of a milestone at the karmabhoomi of the versatile and sagacious Lord Krishna. GLA University has been actively involved with social causes since its very inception. And has drawn appreciation from one and all for its works in various facets of societal paradigms.