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Monday, January 31, 2011

Lucknow University

Lucknow University

University of Lucknow began the prestigious Canning College, Lucknow, was founded in 1867 Dakshinaranjan Raja Mukherjee, also founded by King George’s Medical College and Isabella Thoburn College. Lucknow University was set up following the recommendations of the Commission reaching Sadler, which was initially established in 1917 only to examine "the conditions and scope of the 'University of Calcutta." Honorable Raja Sir Muhammad Ali Mohammad Khan Mahmudabad made a strong appeal to create a separate Pioneer Lucknow University which was confirmed in all Taluqdars and Awadh. Sir Harcourt Butler, the Lieutenant Governor of United Provinces also gave active support to this idea.

Lucknow University was established in law by the Governor-General 25 November 1920, Sir Harcourt Butler laid the foundation stone of the University on March 19, 1921, and Dr. Gyanendra Nath Chakravarti became the first Vice-Chancellor. On July 17, 1921 began teaching.


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