University of Lucknow(old campus)
The University of Lucknow is a university in the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is affiliated to University Grants Commission; Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU); Association of Indian Universities (AIU); Distance Education Council (DEC). Other accreditations include National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC); National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE); Bar Council of India (BCI). It was affiliated to UGC in the year 1921. Most of the courses have an 'Yearly' system, although some of the new courses, like BBA (Bachelor in Business Administration) and MBA have opted for a Semester system.
The University of Lucknow grew out of the prestigious Canning College, Lucknow, founded in 1867 by Raja Dakshinaranjan Mukherjee and also grew out of King George's Medical College and the Isabella Thoburn College.
Lucknow University was set up as a result of the far-reaching recommendations of the Sadler Commission which had been set up in 1917 to just investigate the "“conditions and prospects of the University of Calcutta".
The Honorable Raja Sir Muhammad Ali Mohammad Khan of Mahmudabad made a strong plea in the Pioneer for the creation of a separate University at Lucknow which was reinforced by all the Taluqdars of Awadh. Sir Harcourt Butler, the then Lt. Governor of United Provinces gave active support to the idea.
Lucknow University was established in law by the Governor General on November 25, 1920. Sir Harcourt Butler laid the foundation stone of the University on March 19, 1921, and Dr. Gyanendra Nath Chakravarti became its first vice-chancellor. On July 17, 1921 classes commenced.
Early growth 
The expansion of the University began with generous support from the Taluqdars and the Government and within twenty five years, the University had established itself as a respected seat of learning in the country and was specially famous for the teaching of English Literature. The famous teachers being Prof Dhurjati Prasad Mukhopadhyay (Economics), Radhakamal & Radhakumud Mukhopadhyay (History) Professor Nirmal Kumar Sidanth, Birbal Sahni, Laurence Brander, R. R. Sreshta and Ahmed Ali (English).A prominent role for the expansion of Arts, Science and Medicine faculties was played by Nirmal Chandra Chaturvedi, one of the most active members of the Executive Council from 1942 to 1974 who was also elected as the Honorary Treasurer of the University. Presently, it is one of the largest universities in India with over 101 affiliated colleges and over 100,000 students.
Faculty of Arts 
- Ancient Indian History and Archaeology
- Defense Studies
- Home Science
- Journalism & Mass Communication
- Joytir Vigan
- Library & Information Science
- Music & Theater
- Modern Indian History
- Oriental Persian
- Political Science
- Public Administration
- Social Work
- Western History
- Women's & Gender Studies
Faculty of Commerce 
- Commerce(accounting, finance, marketing & management )
- Applied Economics
- Business Administration(B.B.A and M.B.A)
Faculty of Education 
- Education, Research & Development
- Physical Education & Sports Management
Faculty of Law 
- Criminology & Justice Studies
Faculty of Science 
- Atmospheric Sciences
- Atomic physics
- Computer Science
- Food Science
- History of Science
- Home Science
Faculty of Fine Arts 
- Fine arts
- Commercial art
- Art & Craft
- Graphics Design
Faculty of Ayurveda 
- Kaya Chiktha
- moulik Shidhant
- Ras Shastro
Institute and centers 
- Management Science
- Tourism Studies
- Development Studies
- Urban Studies
- Women Studies
- Mass Communication
- Information & Communication Technology Center
- Institute of Modern Language
- Institute of Social Research
Student Halls of Residence 
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Notable alumni 
- Shankar Dayal Sharma former President of India
- Surjit Singh Barnala, Governor of Tamil Nadu
- Syed Sibtey Razi, Governor of Jharkhand
- Harish Rawat, Member of Parliament and Minister of State for Labour, Government of India
- Zafar Ali Naqvi, politician, Member of Parliament - India Govt.
- Syed Sajjad Zaheer, politician, poet, writer
- K.C. Pant, former Union Minister and Dy Chairman Planning Commission
- Vijayaraje Scindia, late Rajmata of Gwalior
- Arif Mohammad Khan, politician, columnist, former Union Minister
- Prof. Ghafoor Ahmed, Pakistani politician, author, former Federal Minister for Industries and Production
- Nirmal Chandra Chaturvedi, MLC and Advocate
Education and science 
- Inder Verma, educationist, Known for Cancer, Gene Therapy, NF-kB, Editor-In-Chief of PNAS from 2011–present.
- Ahmed Ali (Professor), English novelist, Urdu short story writer,
- C.M. Naim, writer and academic
- Atul Kumar, Principal Scientist CSIR-CDRI, inventor of anti-osteoporosis drug, Candidate and recipient of OPPI Excellence Award
- Brajendranath De, esq., ICS Magistrate and Collector of Hooghly (1905–10); also Commissioner (Offg.), Burdwan (1905) 
- Isha Basant Joshi, India's first female IAS officer
- Abinash Chandra Chaturvedi, Chief Engineer Minor Irrigation and Chairman, Institution of Engineers(India)
- Ahmed Ali, stood first class and First in the order of merit in both B.A.(Hons), 1930 and M.A. English Literature, 1931 and received the White Memorial Gold Medal & scholarship and the Jhallawar Gold Medal; author of Twilight in Delhi, Ocean of Night, Of Rats & Diplomats, The Golden Tradition, Angare, Al-Qur'an: A Contmporary Translation; see education and science above.
- Ali Jawad Zaidi, noted poet, critic, writer, freedom fighter and Padmashri awardee.
- Iftikhar Arif, Urdu poet, scholar and littérateur.
- Nitya Prakash, Novelist; Author of Dear I Hate You & In the Name of Love, Rest in Peace, Poet, Corporate Trainer and Entrepreneur.
- Kavi Pradeep, noted poet and lyricist.
- Qurratulain Hyder, acclaimed Urdu writer and novelist.
- Attia Hosain, author, journalist, first lady graduate from Taluqdar families
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