Vice Chancellor's Message

Prof. Alok Kumar Rai

Prof. Alok Kumar Rai

Phone : 0522-2740467

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From Vice Chancellor's Desk

Lucknow stands apart not only on the grounds of carrying a prodigious legacy of meritocracy, cultural pluralism and collectivism but nurturing an intellect driven social system that strives for excellence in terms of teaching, research, innovation and extension. Established in the year 1920 with teaching Arts, Science, Commerce, Medicine and Law in the borrowed premises of different academic institutions, the university has today metamorphosed into a mammoth nucleus of education with 09 faculties segregated into 48 departments and 12 institutes in two campuses spread over 219 acres along with over 170 associated colleges. University’s central library, the Tagore Library, serves as a prolific source, both online and offline, of books, journals and Ph.D. and D.Litt. dissertations. The university also houses several other facilities such as University Data Resource Centre, Central Facility for Computational Research, Human Resource Development Centres, etc. and residential facilities for staff and students.

University of Lucknow recognizes the responsibility it bears towards its stakeholders, particularly, the students and the society at large. Student centricity serves as the north star in the campus as it guides the decisions of administration and academia at the university alike. We aim at offering our students the best of the learning opportunities with the help of contemporary curriculum design, industry interaction, research, innovation and infrastructure. Among several notable initiatives is the introduction of choice-based credit system of truly global standardsin PostGraduate and Ph. D. programs, a widely acknowledged learner-centric approach to higher education that brings flexibility in selection of courses and facilitates student mobility across disciplines. As CBCS enhances the education and employment prospects of students in the global milieu, University of Lucknow is swiftly moving towards the internationalization of it’s education by entering into agreements with various international academic institutions for student and faculty mobility, joint research projects and other forms of knowledge transfer.

With these and several other initiatives, we aspire to create a difference in the lives of each of our students and assist them in preparing for challenges lying beyond the campus. We are determined to develop leaders who are equipped with inquisitiveness, intelligence and inventiveness but, are driven by common sense, compassion and an unwavering commitment to human values. We have taken it upon ourselves to serve as the nebula that produces torchbearer stars of an egalitarian society that thrives on inclusivity and innovation.

University of Lucknow seeks to transform into an educational ecosystem that enables and empowers its students, faculty, alumni and society along with other stakeholders. We envisage a system that encourages civilized dialogues, discourses and dissents; one that promotes diversity and protects veracity; where excellence becomes convention and perseverance becomes the credo. We are grateful to every individual and organization that has invested in the progress of this great institution. They inspire us to take it to an altitude even greater than where we stand today. We seek the cooperation of everyone in creating an environment conducive for imparting value-based education at the university and its associated colleges. We invite everyone to be a part of this journey towards becoming the beau idéal of higher education in India.

Best Wishes!