Lucknow University
Lucknow University
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Durgesh K
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India142 contributions
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Dec 2013 • Solo
The idea of starting a University at Lucknow was first mooted by Raja Sir Mohammad Ali Mohammad Khan, Khan Bahadur, K.C.I.E. of Mahmudabad, who contributed an article to the columns of "The Pioneer'' urging the foundation of a University at Lucknow. A little later Sir Harcourt Butler, K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E, was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of the United Provinces, and his well-known interest in all matters under his jurisdiction, specially in matters educational, gave fresh life and vigour to the proposal. The first step to bring the University into being was taken when a General Committee of educationists and persons interested in university education appointed for the purpose, met in conference at Government House, Lucknow, on November, 10, 1919. At this meeting Sir Harcourt Butler, who was in the chair, outlined the proposed scheme for the new university.

A discussion followed, and it was resolved that Lucknow University should be a Unitary, Teaching, and Residential University of the kind recommended by the Calcutta University Mission, 1919, and should consist of Faculties of Arts, including Oriental Studies, Science, Medicine, Law, etc. A number of other resolutions was also passed and six sub-committees were formed, five of them to consider questions connected with the University and one to consider the arrangements for providing Intermediate Education. These sub-committees met during the months of November and December, 1919, and January, 1920; and the reports of their meetings were laid before a second Conference of the General Committee at Lucknow on January 26, 1920; their proceedings were considered and discussed, and the reports of five of the sub-committees were, subject to certain amendments, confirmed. The question of incorporation of the Medical College in the University, however, was for the time being left open for expression of opinion. At the close of the Conference donations of one lakh each from the Raja of Mahmudabad and Jahangirabad were announced.

The resolutions of the first Conference together with the recommendations of the sub-committees as confirmed at the second Conference were laid before a meeting of the Allahabad University on March 12, 1920, and it was decided to appoint a sub-committee to consider them and report to the Senate.

The report of the sub-committee was considered at an extraordinary meeting of the Senate on August 7, 1920, at which the Chancellor presided, and the scheme was generally approved. In the meantime the difficulty of incorporating the Medical College in the University had been removed. During the month of April 1920, Mr. C.F. de la Fosse, the then Director of Public Instruction, United Provinces, drew up a Draft Bill for the establishment of the Lucknow University which was introduced in the Legislative Council on August 12, 1920. It was then referred to a Select Committee which suggested a number of amendments, the most important being the liberalising of the constitution of the various University bodies and the inclusion of a Faculty of Commerce; this Bill, in an amended form, was passed by the Council on October 8, 1920. The Lucknow University Act, No. V of 1920, received the assent of the Lieutenant-Governor on November 1, and of the Governor-General on November 25, 1920.

The Court of the University was constituted in March, 1921, and the first meeting of the Court was held on March 21, 1921, at which the Chancellor presided. The other University authorities such as the Executive Council, the Academic Council, and Faculties came into existence in August and September, 1921. Other Committees and Boards, both statutory and otherwise, were constituted in course of time. On July 17, 1921, the University undertook teaching -- both formal and informal. Teaching in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Commerce, and Law was being done in the Canning College and teaching in the Faculty of Medicine in the King George's Medical College and Hospital. The Canning College was handed over to the University on July 1, 1922, although previous to this date the buildings, equipment, staff, etc., belonging to the Canning College had been ungrudgingly placed at the disposal of the University for the purposes of teaching and residence. The King George's Medical College and the King George's Hospital were transferred by the Government to the University on the March 1, 1921.

The following three Colleges provided the nucleus for the establishment of the University:

The King George's Medical College. (Now Known as King George's Medical University)
The Canning College.
The Isabella Thoburn College.

This was a rich inheritance for the new-born University in 1920, both materially and intellectually, and it brought with it also the richest of all heritages "a fine tradition of some fifty-five years in the case of the Canning College and some nine years in the case of the King George's Medical College." To this the generous taluqdars of Oudh added an endowment of nearly thirty lakhs. The support from Sir Harcourt Butler's Government was strong and hearty. Since then the Government of the United Provinces has annually contributed a substantial share towards the maintenance of the University.
Written November 28, 2014
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ASHUTOSH S
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Such a nice a clean environment.
A very ancient building but maintained.
Most of the faculty members are good here. One of my friend was studying there.
I liked the place.
Written November 18, 2014
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mohd alyaz
Kanpur, India37 contributions
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Mar 2019 • Friends
Lucknow University is actually great University in Up i love to visit there and meet great peoples...
Written October 7, 2019
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amiitkt
New Delhi, India173 contributions
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Jan 2015 • Family
Lucknow University cant be a tourist's paradise nor it can be planned specifically. However it is located such that you would cross by the side of it often while covering other attractions of Lucknow. The university is in the form of various colleges grouped together and covers quite some distance. Looks grand and appears sober.
Written January 10, 2015
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sid54321
Lucknow, India152 contributions
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Mar 2016 • Friends
Very old and reputed university of India with lot of old and big building but i can see nothing to visit as tourist.
Written July 30, 2016
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Arpit141
Pune, India181 contributions
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Mar 2015 • Friends
Lucknow is such a place which you can never forget and its because of its beauty, awsome food and good peoples in the city. The university building purely reflects for whats Lucknow is known for i.e., City of nawabs. The building structure looks very beautiful and the degree has its value
Written September 30, 2015
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sangeetasrivastava
Lucknow, India128 contributions
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Jul 2015
Housed in the old historical building, where I studied in Canning College long ago. The University has changed a lot due to caging of all entrances from all sides with wire mesh and has lost its original appeal.
Written September 29, 2015
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vikrant4915
Pune, India25 contributions
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Mar 2015 • Solo
When I first saw Lucknow University, I was amazed!! It is an attraction in it self. Great ambience and architecture. British style architecture with lush green grounds and trees make it a perfect place to learn any subject. LU offers Graduate and Post Graduate programmes for all aspiring students. from BA to MBA and from BE to MBBS everything is available in this University. One must reach out and see which programmes are of interest.
Written April 10, 2015
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Mitesh
Dhanbad, India415 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Solo
University of Lucknow is one of the oldest government owned institutions of higher education in India.
Written February 25, 2020
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Shobha
Lucknow, India10 contributions
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Nov 2019 • Friends
I lived in Lucknow, and I completed my bechlor degree from Lucknow University, it is situated near Gomti river bank,and it's architecture belongs to British and traditional style. In Lucknow University also have a private play ground and a hostel for students who came to study here, now everyone known that Lucknow is h metro city, so there is a nearest metro station opposite the Lucknow University named as Lucknow University metro station.so you can go to visit easily from Chaudhary Charan Singh airport Lucknow to Lucknow University. U must come here to experience British and nawabee tehzeeb together.. thankyou.
Written November 1, 2019
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