Lucknow University: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

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Lucknow University Overview

Lucknow University Latest Updates

  • June 01, 2022: Lucknow University has extended the last date to apply for UGPET (Under Graduate Professional Entrance Test) 2022. The forms will now close on June 20, 2022.
  • April 11, 2022: Admission started for PG admission courses. The last date to apply is 10th June 2022.
  • April 2, 2022: Admission started for UG professional courses. The last date to apply is 31st May 2022.
  • April 2, 2022: Admission started for diploma in pharmacy. The last date to apply is 31st May 2022.
  • June 15, 2022: UG and PG entrance exams begin and end on 25th June 2022.

New Developments at Lucknow University

  • 25th April 2022: An integrated course in yoga and naturopathy to begin this year 

Lucknow University is one of the oldest government-owned Indian research universities in Lucknow. The university was set up by Raja Sir Mohammad Ali Mohammad Khan in 1920. It is ranked amongst the best educational institutions in the world for greater service to humankind in general and our nation in particular. It offers courses such as postgraduate, undergraduate, and research courses in various streams such as arts, science, commerce, law and fine arts.

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Lucknow University Quick Insights

Lucknow University highlights, such as approvals, accreditation, university type, approvals, facilities, etc., are mentioned below.

Lucknow University
Type of University Public State University
Chancellor Governor of Uttar Pradesh
Year of Establishment 1920
Area 219 Acres
Approvals AICTE, UGC
Accreditation NAAC, AIU, BCI
Courses Offered UG, PG, Doctorate, Diploma, PG Diploma
No. of Programs Offered UG: 15, PG: 67
No. of Departments 51
No: of Students 16365
No: of Teaching Faculty 426
No: of Affiliated Colleges 545
No: of Institutes/ Centres 17
Location Hasanganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow University Ranking

Lucknow University is recognized by NIRF and is honoured by many organizations for its outstanding performance in imparting education in various disciplines. Below is an overview of rankings in the last few years:

  • Ranked for the first time globally in the Time Higher Education (THE) ranking.  
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technolgy has been ranked between top 801-1000 in the world.
  • Ranked 22nd in the country by the India Today ranking of government universities 
  • Ranked 51 in the country by the most comprehensive Education World ranking of all government educational institutions.  
  • Attained a state rank of 7 with only central and specialist universities ahead of us in the state. 
  • Ranked 88 in the country Webometrics Ranking.  
  • Ranked 46 in the country by the global ranking system UniRank
  • The faculty of law has been ranked 10th in the country by India Today. 

The following table enlists various latest ranking positions won by the University of Lucknow:

Date of Publishing Ranking Position (Global) Ranking Position (India)
Ranking Organization
2nd September 2021 1201 60
THE World University Rankings
18th March 2021 607 113
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
10th June 2021 1461 40
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
19th October 2021 501 68
THE Emerging Economies University Ranking
2nd November 2021 601 99
QS University Rankings: Asia
2nd June 2021 401 61
THE Asia University Ranking
1st January 2021 2628 98
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities

Lucknow University Courses

The university courses are offered at various levels like diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels. The courses are much sought-after because of the quality of education and fame of the college. Below is a brief overview of the different courses offered by the university across various disciplines with their specializations.

Departments Courses
Arts BA, MA, MPH, B.Lib. M.Lib, PhD
Commerce BCom, MCom, BBA, MBA, PhD
Fine Arts BFA, BVA, Diploma
Science BSc, BVoc
Engineering BTech, MTech, PhD

Lucknow University Departments

Lucknow University offers various courses under multiple departments for students. Each department is headed by a separate head of the department and he/she designs the curriculum of the department. The different departments are mentioned below:

Arts  Commerce
Education Fine Arts
Law Yoga and Alternative Medicine
Engineering and Technology Ayurveda
Science Unani

Lucknow University Admission

Lucknow University Choice of the candidates looking for admission will be done based on their qualifying examination and well as performance in the interview which will be conducted. In addition, merit basis and various other national-level entrance exams are considered for admission. 

The following are the three steps for applying to various courses at Lucknow University:

  1. The admission process starts with filling out an online application form.
  2. Register online via the registered mail id of the applicant.
  3. A call back from the university admission counsellor completes the enrollment process
Upcoming Events
2 Apr '22 - 31 May '22 Start and end to date to apply for UG, UG professional admission 2022
2 Apr '22 - 31 May '22 Start and end date to apply for Diploma in Pharmacy
11 Apr '22 - 10 Jun '22 Start and end to date to apply for PG admission 2022
15 Jun '22 - 25 Jun '22 Entrance Test date for UG & UG Professional courses

Lucknow University Eligibility Criteria

Lucknow University courses offered have different eligibility criteria and the students are required to qualify to get admission to the college. The eligibility criteria of some of the courses are mentioned below:

B.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • UPCET/ UPSEE/ JEE Main are the accepted examinations
  • Candidates need to pass 10+2 with 55% from a recognised board

B.Voc Eligibility Criteria

  • UPCET is the accepted examination
  • Candidates need to pass the intermediate or equivalent examination with 45 %
  • Candidates belonging to general and OBC categories need to secure at least 40% of marks and for SC and ST candidates, it should be 33% in aggregate

MBA Eligibility Criteria

  • CAT/ UPCET are the accepted exams
  • The candidate should also have secured a minimum of 50% of marks at the graduate level
  • However, for SC /ST candidates minimum pass percentage of marks at the graduate level will be 45%

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Why Choose Lucknow University?

Lucknow University with many years of expertise has been marked as the 1st time globally in the Times Higher Education Ranking. It has well experienced and professional faculties of fine arts, education, law, commerce, science, arts and Ayurveda. It has 5 institutes and centres in the fields of management science, tourism science, development studies, urban studies & women studies. The following are the best features of the university:

  • It has a Child Care Centre to help working mothers (from the teaching and non-teaching staff) to carry out their dual roles, of home and work.
  • There is an in-house medical facility in the form of a dispensary.
  • Its psychology department offers an exclusive 'happy thinking laboratory' to help students to clarify their thoughts, and manage their stress levels.

Lucknow University Academic Advantages

  • It is the top state-funded generalist university in the state of Uttar Pradesh.  
  • It has been ranked one of the 63 top institutions in the Time Higher Education (THE) ranking.
  • Within 3 years of its establishment, the faculty of engineering of the University of Lucknow has made its mark in a global ranking.
  • It has been ranked among the top 1001+ in the world for its physical sciences program.
  • According to the Unirank surveys 2021, the Lucknow University ranking in India is 46th position among other top national universities.

Lucknow University Affiliated Colleges

Lucknow University has 227 affiliated colleges functioning under it. India Today has ranked a few commerce colleges as best in the city of Lucknow in the category "City-Wise Ranking- Best Commerce Colleges" and they are enlisted below:

Ranking Top Affiliated Colleges of Lucknow University
National P.G. College
Faculty of Commerce, Lucknow University
Vidyant Hindu PG College
Isabella Thoburn College - Lucknow

Lucknow University Cut Off

Lucknow University cut off 2021 is released. The expected exams for B.Tech, B.Pharm, MA, MCA, M.Sc, LLM, M.Lib, B.Lib,, and LLB courses is UPSEE. The cut off details of B.Tech, B.Pharm, MA, M.Sc, LLM, M.Lib, B.Lib,, MCA, and LLB courses based upon UPSEE for the years from 2019 to 2021 are available.

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Lucknow University Result 

Lucknow University result 2021 is available on the official website. Semester results and the upgradation and fourth allotment results of various programmes are available on candidate login. Candidates can login and view the allotted seats and can submit their fees on the UnLOC portal.

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Lucknow University Infrastructure

Lucknow University offers a wide collection of infrastructure facilities to accommodate students from all over the state. The central library of the university is popularly known as the Tagore Library was designed by Sir Walter Burley Griffin. It houses 5.25 lakh books, 50,000 journals and approximately 10,000 copies of approved PhD and D.Litt. dissertations. There is also an online version of the library available with its own website. The other facilities of the university include the following:

  • Sports
  • Health and Medical Centre
  • Canteen
  • Child Care Centre
  • Yoga Centre
  • Hostels
  • Guest House
  • Happy Thinking Lab
  • Lucknow University Consultancy Clinic
  • Counselling and Guidance Cell

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Lucknow University Placement

Lucknow University placements 2021, a total of 790 students were placed out of 3209 UG students. The highest salary package of the UG programme was 5 LPA. 17 students of the engineering department were offered the role of Software Engineering by PCS Management Consulting with the highest salary package of 3.6 LPA. The median package offered PG (2-year) placements in 2021 was 4 LPA. Some of the top recruiters were:

Byjus IDBI Federal
Aditya Birla Group IDEA
Brooke India Wipro
Cognizant Bajaj Capital

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Lucknow University Scholarship

Lucknow University provides financial assistance to eligible students. Candidates are required to meet the eligibility conditions set by the college to vail the scholarship facility. More details regarding the University scholarship are cited below:

  • The grants are given through the Government of India for SC and ST understudies.
  • BC/BT/exceptional gathering's grants are there.
  • Physical Handicapped Scholarship
  • Money Prizes for rank holders 
  • The State Government has begun a charge waiver plan to help the monetarily poor however praiseworthy understudies 

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Lucknow University Collaborations

Lucknow University has signed a total of 34 collaborations with national and international institutions. These collaborations serve various purposes, including research, providing spiritual, value and cultural education, technological exchange and faculty and student exchange programmes among each other. Given below is the list of a few MoUs signed by the University of Lucknow:

National Collaborations

  • ONGC
  • Birbal Sahni Institute of Paleobotany
  • Heartfulness Education Trust
  • Manavodaya Institute of Participatory Development
  • Indian Association of Tour Operators - IATO (Industry Partner)
  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Raebareli
  • 112 Emergency Services UP

International Collaborations

Country Partner University
USA California State University Longbeach
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
Latvia Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Rezekne
Korea Youngsan University
Germany Martin Luther University

Lucknow University Alumni

Lucknow University maintains an alumni network of the university and is seen across various disciplines, working with various reputed and top tech companies spread across the globe. The following table shows the list of some of the notable alumni of the university:

Notable Alumni Profession
Arif Mohammad Khan Politician, Former Union Minister, Governor of Kerala
Ashutosh Tandon (Gopal Tandon) Cabinet Minister in Government of Uttar Pradesh
Zakir Husain Khan Third President of India (1967-69)
Adarsh Sein Anand Former Chief Justice of India and Former Chairman of National Human Rights Commission
Amitabh Bhattacharya Indian lyricist and playback singer
Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati Founder of Chinmaya Mission
Anup Jalota Indian Singer, Musician and Actor

Lucknow University Highlights

Institution Type Public
Faculty Student Ratio 1:70
Total Faculty 10
Year of Establishment 1920
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Student Enrollment 16365
Campus Area 219.01 Acres

Lucknow University Rankings

Publisher Ranking Criteria
13 Law

Exams Accepted by Lucknow University



Are LU fees refundable?

No, it is non-refundable at any circumstance.

Is University of Lucknow a recognised university?

The University of Lucknow got affiliated to UGC. It is also affiliated to ACU, AIU, DEC and accreditations by NAAC, NCTE and BCI.

Which UG courses are offered by University of Lucknow?

The University of Lucknow offers many UG courses like B.Tech and B.Tech Lateral, BA, BA (Hons.), B.Com, B.Sc, BVA, BBA, BCA, B.Lb.Sic and many more.

How much percentage is required for admission in Lucknow University?

The minimum percentage required for admission into Lucknow University is 50% for general and 45% for SC and ST candidates.

What is the rank of University of Lucknow?

University of Lucknow ranks 10th, as listed by India Today.

Is there any dress code in Lucknow University?

Yes, candidates must follow a decent dress code once they are out of their hostel rooms.

Lucknow University Reviews

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Aryan | Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2013

Reviewed on Aug 07, 2021

  • 2.7
  • Academics & Faculty 2.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 2.5
  • Placements & Internships 3
  • College Infrastructure 2.5
  • Clubs & Associations 2.5
Academics & Faculty
  • Timings are from 9 am-4pm. 75 % attendance necessary.
  • Teachers are Good.
  • Overall experience is good and its a nice campus
Fees and Scholarship
  • Course fee for marketing finance IB and MS is Rs 75000 per semester and for HR is Rs 50000 per semester. 
  •  Scholarships is also available for students

Praveen | L.L.B., batch of 2020

Reviewed on Aug 05, 2021

  • 2.7
  • Placements & Internships 2.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 3
  • Academics & Faculty 2.5
  • College Infrastructure 3.5
  • Clubs & Associations 2.5
Placements & Internships

I have not done Internship yet, there are no stipends, almost 60% of the students got placed.

Fees and Scholarship

The fee is INR 5000 Indian rupees per Semester, for SC ST students there is no education fee. There is no loan facility.

Wtaprarthana | Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons.} (English), batch of 2021

Reviewed on Aug 02, 2021

  • 2.2
  • Placements & Internships 1
  • Fees and Scholarship 3
  • Academics & Faculty 3.5
  • Clubs & Associations 2
Placements & Internships

I have just done unpaid internships. And, I have volunteered at NAS (National Assiciation of Students) and written articles for their website.

Fees and Scholarship

University of Lucknow, [UL] Lucknow Fee Structure. The course fee is about INR 9000 per semester.

There is a fee waiver for students with limited resources. It is called the Zero Fee program and requires income proof. Any student is eligible if they have the supporting documents. And loans are not needed.

Shivendramani | Bachelor of Science [B.Sc], batch of 2016

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

  • 3.4
  • Fees and Scholarship 2.5
  • Academics & Faculty 3
  • College Infrastructure 4.5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
Fees and Scholarship

University of Lucknow, [UL] Lucknow Fee Structure. The course fee is about INR 1.10 Lakh per annum.

Academics & Faculty

My overall experience in college was good. Our daily routine starts at 9 am, and project and daily assignments are provided.

Shwetacoolverma | Master of Science [M.Sc] (Botany), batch of 2016

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

  • 5
  • Placements & Internships 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
Placements & Internships
  • The internship offered by the college is excellent.
  • Some of the leading companies that recruit from our campus are MacLeod, Cipla, Cadila & many more.
  • The average salary package is INR 2,00,000.
  • The Alumni network is excellent from 2007 till now.
Fees and Scholarship
  • Lucknow University Fee Structure. The course fee is about INR 86,000 per year.
  • Every student can apply for the scholarship
  • 99% of the students get the scholarship.
  • Loan opportunities are available for the students from every bank.
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