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

Debasree Banerjee Debasree Banerjee | Mar 23, 2023
Debasree Banerjee
Debasree Banerjee

Updated on - Mar 23, 2023

University of Lucknow is one of the oldest government-owned Indian research universities in Lucknow and was set up in 1920. The university has 227 affiliated colleges, 16 institutes or centers, and 30 departments. Lucknow University offers more than 80 courses at UG, PG, and Ph.D. levels. Lucknow University admissions for 2023 are now open for UG and PG programs like MBA, BA, M.Ed, B.Sc, etc. The admissions are done based on CAT/UPCETR/JEE Main. Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements can apply online at the university's official website.

Lucknow University Latest Update

  • March 23, 2023: MAT 2023 Registration has started.
  • March 06, 2023: JEE Main 2023 exam session 2 will be held on April 6, 8, 10, 11, and 12, 2023.

University of Lucknow 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. Lucknow University campus has a huge majestic building that has been constructed on 75 acres of land. It offers state-of-the-art facilities to students for a better learning experience. 

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University of Lucknow Quick Insights

The University of Lucknow was set up by Raja Sir Mohammad Ali Mohammad Khan in 1920. It is a public state university located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The 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 Affiliated Colleges 545
No: of Institutes/ Centres 17
Campus Area 219.01 Acres
Location Hasanganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

University of Lucknow Admission Dates 2023

University of Lucknow admissions for 2023 are now open for PG, PG Diploma, and Certificate programs. Some of the tentative dates related to Lucknow University admission for 2023 are given below

Event Date
BTech UPTAC Counselling Round 1 Seat Allotment October, 2023
BTech UPTAC Counselling Round 2 - Seat Allotment October, 2023

MBA UPTAC Counselling Round 1 Seat Allotment

October, 2023
MBA UPTAC Counselling Round 2 - Seat Allotment October, 2023

University of Lucknow Ranking

University of Lucknow 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 151 in the Overall category in NIRF Rankings 2022.
  • Ranked 46th position in India by UniRank in the year 2021.
  • Ranked 1st in Lucknow and 7th position among Uttar Pradesh Universities.
  • Ranked for the first time globally in the Time Higher Education (THE) ranking.  
  • The faculty of Engineering and Technology has been ranked among the 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's 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

University of Lucknow Courses

Lucknow 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.

Course Duration Selection Criteria
BA 3 Years 10+2 qualification from a recognized board + Merit-based UGET scores
B.Sc 3 Years 10+2 qualification from a recognized board + Merit-based UGET scores
LLM 2 Years  The candidate must have completed law graduation with 50% marks + entrance exam scores + Interview scores
MBA 2 Years Graduate Degree + CAT scores
B.Voc 3 Years Passed 10+2 in science stream with minimum 40% marks
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University of Lucknow Fee Details

Lucknow University offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in science, management, law, etc disciplines. Applicants pay their fees to Lucknow University via online or offline mode. Given below are some of the fees for different courses offered by the institute

Course Total Tuition Fees
BA INR 23,662
B.Sc INR 32,662
LLM INR 2.56 Lakh
MBA INR 5.41 Lakh
B.Voc INR 39,280

University of Lucknow Departments

The University of Lucknow 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
Also Read: Lucknow University law syllabus similar to that of national law universities

University of Lucknow Admission

University of Lucknow admission is done based on their qualifying examination and well as performance in the interview. In addition, merit basis and various other national-level entrance exams are considered for admission. The official website of Lucknow University has online application forms for admission.

University of Lucknow 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 for 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

Read More: Lucknow University B.Tech Admission Eligibility

B.Voc Eligibility Criteria

  • UPCET is the accepted examination
  • Candidates need to pass the intermediate or equivalent examination with 45 % marks
  • 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

Read More: Lucknow University B.Voc Admission Eligibility

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 the University of Lucknow?

Lucknow University with many years of expertise has been marked for 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 centers in the fields of management science, tourism science, development studies, urban studies & women's 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.

University of Lucknow 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, Lucknow University ranking in India is 46th position among other top national universities.

University of Lucknow Affiliated Colleges

The University of Lucknow 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
2 Bhalchandra Group Of Institutions

University of Lucknow Cutoff

University of Lucknow cutoff 2022 has not been released yet. The university offers various UG and PG courses which are based on entrance exams. The cutoff differs for each course. Students seeking admission to various courses are required to meet the cutoff criteria of the university The accepted exam for B.Tech, B.Pharm, MA, MCA, M.Sc, LLM, M.Lib, B.Lib,, and LLB courses is UPSEE.

University of Lucknow Expected B.Pharma Cutoff 2022

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 450 1130
OBC - 2050
SC - 3330
EWS - 3220

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University of Lucknow Result 

University of Lucknow result is available on the official website. Semester results and the upgradation and fourth allotment results of various programs 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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University of Lucknow Infrastructure

The University of Lucknow 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 Ph.D. 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
  • Counseling and Guidance Cell

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University of Lucknow Placements

The University of Lucknow has a Central Placement Cell that conducts a placement drive every year. A total of 790 students were placed out of 3209 UG students. 17 students of the engineering department were offered the role of Software Engineering by PCS Management Consulting with the highest salary package of INR 3.6 LPA.

  • The highest salary package of the UG program was INR 5 LPA
  • The median package offered PG (2-year) was INR 4 LPA.

University of Lucknow Top Recruiters

Some of the top recruiters who visited Lucknow University were

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

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University of Lucknow Scholarships

University of Lucknow 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

Scholarship Description
Scholarship 1 The grants are given through the Government of India for SC and ST understudies.
Scholarship 2 BC/BT/exceptional gathering grants are there.
Scholarship 3 Money Prizes for rank holders 
Scholarship 4 The State Government has begun a charge waiver plan to help the monetarily poor however praiseworthy understudies
Physical Handicapped Scholarship Financial assistance will be available to Indian students with at least 40% disabilities certified as per definition under the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995

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University of Lucknow Distance Education

Lucknow University is a part of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and Distance Education Council (DEC). In distance learning, the University of Lucknow offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. Admission to the courses is based on the marks secured in the qualifying examination. Moreover, students who graduate from the distance education program get placed in reputed organizations across the country. 

University of Lucknow Collaborations

University of Lucknow 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 programs among each other. Given below is the list of a few MoUs signed by the University of Lucknow

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

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

University of Lucknow Alumni

The University of Lucknow 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 the 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
Accredited by NAAC-A
Recognised by UGC

Lucknow University Rankings

Publisher Ranking Stream
13 Law

Lucknow University Courses & Fees 2023

Course Avg. Fees Duration
B.Tech ₹4,28,512 4 Years
MBA ₹3,24,320 2 Years
LLB ₹1,41,445 5 Years
BBA ₹1,65,084 3 Years
BHM ₹1,86,000 4 Years
BCA ₹2,11,480 3 Years
B.Com ₹1,34,980 3 Years
BFA ₹17,136 4 Years
B.Lib.I.Sc ₹30,060 1 Year
BMS ₹13,500 3 Years

Lucknow University Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by Lucknow University

B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 4,28,512 (4 Years)

₹ 3,24,320 (2 Years)

LLB [Bachelor of Law]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 1,41,445 (5 Years)

₹ 1,65,084 (3 Years)

₹ 1,86,000 (4 Years)

₹ 2,11,480 (3 Years)

B.Com [Bachelor of Commerce]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 1,34,980 (3 Years)

BFA [Bachelor of Fine Arts]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 17,136 (4 Years)

₹ 30,060 (1 Year)

₹ 13,500 (3 Years)

₹ 1,00,120 (2 Years)

BVA [Bachelor of Visual Arts]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 42,000 (3 Years)

₹ 39,280 (3 Years)

M.Ed [Master of Education]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 68,120 (2 Years)

LLM [Master of Laws]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 25,980 (2 Years)

₹ 1,14,120 (2 Years)

B.Sc [Bachelor of Science]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 34,328 (3 Years)

MA [Master of Arts]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 39,051 (2 Years)

M.Com [Master of Commerce]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 62,120 (2 Years)

M.Sc [Master of Science]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 92,087 (2 Years)

MPH [Master of Public Health]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 86,120 (2 Years)

₹ 42,060 (1 Year)

MSW [Master of Social Work]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 1,12,120

MVA [Master of Visual Arts]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 71,120 (2 Years)

₹ 1,12,320 (2 Years)

MD [Doctor of Medicine]

Full Time On Campus

PhD [Doctor of Philosophy]

Full Time On Campus

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

Full Time On Campus

D.Litt [Doctor of Literature]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 50,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted by Lucknow University

JEE Main

Exam Date: Apr 06, 2023


Exam Date: Nov 26, 2023

Lucknow University FAQs

What are the basic amenities provided by Lucknow University?

Lucknow University provides all the basic facilities to the students like Sports, Health & Medical Center, Canteen, Placement Cell, Counselling & Guidance Cell, Hostel, Computer Center, Guest House & a lot more.

Has Lucknow University released the merit list for UG, PG, and Ph.D. programs for 2022?

No, Lucknow University has released the cut-off and merit list for 2021 but not for 2022.

Which UG courses are offered by the 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 the University of Lucknow?

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

Is there any entrance exam for the University of Lucknow admission?

Yes, the University of Lucknow conducts the university-level entrance exam every year. MBA admissions are based on the performance in CAT. Whereas, BTech admissions are based on JEE Main scores.

Is there any dress code at the University of Lucknow?

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

Lucknow University Reviews

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Wta Prarthana | , batch of 2021

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

  • 2.3
  • Placements 1
  • Fees 3
  • Academics 3.5
  • Campus 2

Entrance Exams & Admissions : The eligibility criteria were a minimum of 60% marks in their board's exam, i.e., completion of 10+2. There was an entrance exam held in MCQ format. It consisted of 100 questions and lasted 90 minutes.

Shivendramani077 | , batch of 2016

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

  • 3.7
  • Fees 2.5
  • Academics 3
  • Infrastructure 4.5
  • Campus 5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : I gave the LU entrance exam conducted for B.Sc. I secured 280 out of 400 and got admission.

Shwetacoolverma123 | , batch of 2016

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

  • 5
  • Placements 5
  • Fees 5
  • Academics 5
  • Infrastructure 5
  • Campus 5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : The students should have passed the 10+2 exam in PCM or PCB. UPSEE is the entrance exam for B.Pharm and JEECUP for D.Pharm. The students should obtain at least 50% marks in PCM or PCB subjects.

Patelpritam33 | , batch of 2022

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

  • 5
  • Placements 5
  • Fees 5
  • Academics 5
  • Infrastructure 5
  • Campus 5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : The basic eligibility for admission in LU for B.Tech is you have to pass 12th or Diploma. For taking admission, you have to clear the UPSEE entrance exam.

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