Qureshi has been given additional charge of UP.
Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud administered the oath to Qureshi at a function organised at Raj Bhawan here this evening.
BL Joshi resigned as the Governor of UP last week
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, former chief minister N D Tiwari, several ministers, MLAs, senior bureaucrats and police officers were present on the occasion.
Earlier in the day, outgoing Governor Joshi, who had resigned last week, was given a warm send-off at Raj Bhawan.
A controversy rocked Indian politics recently after the new government led by Narendra Modi sought replacement of various governors appointed by the previous UPA government. [Read: UPA-appointed Governors put conditions before Modi government]