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Lucknow University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh


Lucknow University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow (District Lucknow)
Uttar Pradesh, India

Lucknow University, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh is a University recognised by UGC. Status: State University. Lucknow University, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh is also known as University of Lucknow, LKO Univ, LU Lucknow. Lucknow University, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh was established on / in October 8, 1920.

Lucknow University is situated in Lucknow of Uttar Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Lucknow comes under Lucknow Tehsil, Lucknow District.

Fax # of Lucknow University, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh is 0522-2740467, 2740412, 2740462.

Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Lucknow University, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh is (are) : 91 - 522 - 2740462.

email ID(s) is Lucknow University Lucknow Uttar Pradesh

Website of Lucknow University, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh is http://www.lkouniv.ac.in/.

Vice Chancellor : Dr Ajaib Singh Brar Tel: 0522 2740467 (O), 2740462 (R), vc@lkouniv.ac.in.

Registrar : Tel: 0522 2740412(O)2208364(R), registrar@lkouniv.ac.in.

Contact Details of Lucknow University, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-522-2741001 to 2741012, 2740412, 2208364

Lucknow University, Information, Publications And Public Relations (IPPR): Director Prof. Dinesh Kumar Telephone: +91-522-2740086


Lucknow University, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh runs course(s) in Business Management stream(s).
MBA, MBA E Business, MBA Rural Management, etc

Regular Courses by University of Lucknow
Department / Course
P.G. Diploma-Anthropology andAdministration
P.G. Diploma-ForensicAnthropology

Applied Economics
B.Com.-Applied Economics
M.Com.-Applied Economics

Diploma Programmes-Arabic
Ph. D-Arabic

Archaeology: P.G. Diploma-Archaeology and Museology
Biochemistry: M.Sc.-Bio chemistry
Botany: B.Sc.-Botany, M.Sc.-Botany
Business Administration B.Com.-Business Administration, M.B.A.-Business Administration
Chemistry: B.Sc.-Chemistry, M. Sc.-Chemistry, Ph.D-Chemistry
Commerce: B.Com.-Commerce, M.Com.-Commerce
Computer Science: B.Sc.-Computer Science
Economics: B.A-Economics, M.A.-Economics, M.A.-Education
Education: B.Ed.-Education, B.A-Education, M. Ed.-Education, Ph.D-Education
Electronics: B.Sc.-Electronics, M.Sc.-Electronics
Geology: B.Sc.-Geology, M.Sc.-Geology
Home Science: B.A-Home Science, M.A.-HomeScience
Hospital Administration: M.P.A-Hospital and Health Care Management

History B.A-Ancient Indian History
M.A.-Ancient IndianHistory
M.A.-Composite History

Journalism and Mass Communication
B.J.M.C-Journalism & Mass Communication
B.A-Journalism & Mass Communication
M.A.-Journalism & Mass Communication
M.J M C.-Journalism & MassCommunication

Jyotir Vigyan: B.A-Jyotir Vigyan, M.A.-JyotirVigyan

M.B.L.-Labour & Personal Management
M.L.P.M.-Labour & Personal Management
P.G. Diploma-Criminal Procedure & Advocacy
P.G. Diploma-Environmental & ProtectionLaws

P.G. Diploma-Linguistics
P.G. Diploma-Translation

B.Sc.-Mathematics & Astronomy
M. A.-Mathematics& Astronomy

Military Science
B.A-Military Science
M.A.-Military Science
M.A.-Military Science


Physics: B.Sc.-Physics
Political Science: B.A-Political Science, M.A.-Political Science
Psychology: B.A-Psychology, M.A.-Psychology
Public Administration: D.P.A. (SFC)-Public Administration, M.P.A-Human Resource Development, M.P.A-Public Relations

Social Work: B.A-Social Work, M. S.W.-SocialWork


Urdu: B.A-Urdu, M.A.-Urdu
Zoology: B.Sc.-Zoology, M.Sc.-Zoology

Some departments of the university
Lucknow University, Dept of Business Administration, Lucknow
Lucknow University, Faculty of Arts, Lucknow
Lucknow University, FACULTY OF AYURVEDA, Lucknow
Lucknow University, Faculty of Commerce, Lucknow
Lucknow University, FACULTY OF EDUCATION, Lucknow
Lucknow University, FACULTY OF FINE ARTS, Lucknow
Lucknow University, Faculty of Law, Lucknow
Lucknow University, FACULTY OF SCIENCE, Lucknow
Center for Swami Vivekananda Studies, Lucknow
Department Of Education, Lucknow
Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE), Lucknow
Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow
Institute of Management Sciences (IMS), Lucknow
Institute of Mass Communication In Science And Technology, Lucknow
Institute of Tourism Studies, Lucknow
Institute Of Womens Studies, Lucknow
Lucknow University Computer Centre, Lucknow
Minorities Coaching Institute, Lucknow
Population Research Centre, Lucknow
Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies, Lucknow
Lucknow University, Sanskriti, Lucknow
UGC Academic Staff College, Lucknow

Profile of Lucknow University

The idea of starting a University at Lucknow was first mooted by Raja Sir Mohammad Ali Mohammad Khan, Khan Bahadur, KCIE of Mahmudabad, who contributed an article to the columns of "The Pioneer urging the foundation of a University at Lucknow. A little later Sir Harcourt Butler, KCSI, KCIE was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of the United Provinces. His well-known interest in all matters under his jurisdiction, specially in matters of education, gave fresh life and vigour to the proposal. The first step to bring the University into being was taken when a General Committee of educationists and persons interested in university education appointed for the purpose, met in conference at Government House, Lucknow, on November 10, 1919. At this meeting Sir Harcourt Butler, who was in the chair, outlined the proposed scheme for the new university.

A discussion followed, and it was resolved that Lucknow University should be a Unitary, Teaching, and Residential University of the kind recommended by the Calcutta University Mission 1919 and should consist of Faculties of Arts, including Oriental Studies, Science, Medicine, Law, etc. A number of other resolutions was also passed and six sub-committees were formed, five of them to consider questions connected with the University and one to consider the arrangements for providing Intermediate Education. These sub-committees met during the months of November and December, 1919 and January, 1920 and the reports of their meetings were laid before a second Conference of the General Committee at Lucknow on January 26, 1920. Their proceedings were considered and discussed and the reports of five of the sub-committees were, subject to certain amendments, confirmed. The question of incorporation of the Medical College in the University, however, was for the time being left open for expression of opinion. At the close of the Conference donations of one lakh each from the Raja of Mahmudabad and Jahangirabad were announced.

The resolutions of the first Conference together with the recommendations of the sub-committees as confirmed at the second Conference were laid before a meeting of the Allahabad University on March 12, 1920, and it was decided to appoint a sub-committee to consider them and report to the Senate. The report of the sub-committee was considered at an extraordinary meeting of the Senate on August 7, 1920, at which the Chancellor presided, and the scheme was generally approved. In the meantime the difficulty of incorporating the Medical College in the University had been removed. During the month of April 1920, Mr CF de la Fosse, the then Director of Public Instruction, United Provinces, drew up a Draft Bill for the establishment of the Lucknow University which was introduced in the Legislative Council on August 12, 1920. It was then referred to a Select Committee which suggested a number of amendments, the most important being the liberalising of the constitution of the various University bodies and the inclusion of a Faculty of Commerce; this Bill, in an amended form, was passed by the Council on October 8, 1920. The Lucknow University Act, No. V of 1920, received the assent of the Lieutenant-Governor on November 1, and of the Governor-General on November 25, 1920.

The Court of the University was constituted in March, 1921, and the first meeting of the Court was held on March 21, 1921, at which the Chancellor presided. The other University authorities such as the Executive Council, the Academic Council, and Faculties came into existence in August and September, 1921. Other Committees and Boards, both statutory and otherwise, were constituted in course of time. On July 17, 1921, the University undertook teaching -- both formal and informal. Teaching in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Commerce, and Law was being done in the Canning College and teaching in the Faculty of Medicine in the King Georges Medical College and Hospital. The Canning College was handed over to the University on July 1, 1922, although previous to this date the buildings, equipment, staff, etc., belonging to the Canning College had been ungrudgingly placed at the disposal of the University for the purposes of teaching and residence. The King Georges Medical College and the King Georges Hospital were transferred by the Government to the University on the March 1, 1921.

The following three Colleges provided the nucleus for the establishment of the University:
The King Georges Medical College. (Now Known as King Georges Medical University)
The Canning College.
The Isabella Thoburn College.

This was a rich inheritance for the new-born University in 1920, both materially and intellectually, and it brought with it also the richest of all heritages "a fine tradition of some fifty-five years in the case of the Canning College and some nine years in the case of the King Georges Medical College." To this the generous taluqdars of Oudh added an endowment of nearly thirty lakhs. The support from Sir Harcourt Butlers Government was strong and hearty. Since then the Government of the United Provinces has annually contributed a substantial share towards the maintenance of the University.

The Central Library of the university known as the Tagore Library is one of the richest libraries in the country. It has 5.25 lakh books, 50,000 journals and approximately 10,000 copies of approved Ph.D. and D.Litt. dissertations. This library is computerized and has its own web site. It is equipped with the facilities of lending books, inter-library loan, reference services and photocopying. The total staff strength of the library is 80 which includes the administrative, professional, semiprofessional andministerial staff. Prof. Aqil Ahmad, Department of Statistics is the present Honorary Librarian and Dr. Jyoti Mishra, the Deputy Librarian.

The University also has a Cooperative Lending Library, in addition to the individual departmental libraries. Keeping in view the growing need for education and professionalism the University has recognized 48 associated colleges for the teaching of undergraduate courses. Some of these colleges have also been permitted to undertake postgraduate teaching in various subjects. For a healthy relationship among the teachers, students and non-teaching staff, the University has created three independent bodies - Lucknow University Teachers Association, Lucknow University Students Union and Lucknow University Karmachari Parishad. Prof. D. P. Tiwari and Dr. Pushpendra Mishra are the respective President and General Secretary of the Teachers Association.

Activities and Achievements
The Students Union, during the current academic session has engaged itself in many constructive activities. It has organized a few national seminars on relevant issues, worked in the direction of improving the living conditions of the students on the campus and in the hostels. It has also undertaken tree plantation and blood donation camps. The University has an efficient Proctorial Board headed by Dr. A. N. Singh of the Department of Social Work to maintain law and order on the campus.

Residential Facilities
The University also provides residential facilities to teachers, students and non-teaching staff. There are over all 13 hostels for boys and girls in the University. Kailash Hall and the New Management Girls Hostel can house nearly 600 girl students. Extra-curricular and employment needs of the students are taken care of by various centres and associations, such as, Delegacies, Athletic Association, Centre for Cultural Activities, Information and Employment Bureau and Centre for Information, Publication and Public Relations. An important feature of the University is the organisation of regular National Service Scheme programmes to create awareness for social service amongst the students. The University also imparts military training to the students through its NCC Wing The cadets of the Army. and Naval Wings contribute effectively to society by participating in activities like election duties, facilitating traffic control, blood donation, tree plantation, etc.

Extention of University Campus
During the past two decades there has been an extension of the University Campus. This is borne out by the fact that a huge and majestic building, as part of the New Campus, has been constructed on 75 acres of land provided by the State Government on Sitapur Road near Engineering College. The New Campus at present is being used for the teaching of management and law courses. It also has a hostel for boys almost ready for use. The University of Lucknow in terms of its excellence in academic and extra-curricular fields has acquired a prestigious place among the leading universities of the country. Despite general criticism with regard to the falling standards of higher education it will not be an exaggeration to assert that this University, even to date, maintains its dignity and quality of education.

Profile of the Chancellor
Name: H.E. Shri T.V. Rajeswar
Date Of Birth : 28 August, 1926
Address : Raj Bhawan(Governor House), Lucknow
Phone : 0522-2220494-95, 97, 98, 99, 2239488
Fax : 0522-2223892
email: hgovup@up.nic.in

Educational Qualifications : B.A.(Hon s), M.A. in Economics from Presidency College, University of Madras in 1947

Profile :
Joined Indian Police Service in 1949 and posted to the erstwhile Hyderabad state and after the reorganization of states, allotted to Andhra Pradesh.
Served as Superintendent of Police in the District of Nizamabad, Raichur and Guntur and as Dy. Commissioner of Police in the twin city of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
Joined Intelligence Bureau in 1962 as Assistant Director. As I.B. Officer served in Sikkim and Bhutan during 1963-67 as OSD and Advisor respectively.
Served as Deputy Director and Joint Director in I.B. Head Quarter 1967 to 1980.
Promoted as Director, Intelligence Bureau in Feb. 1980 and held the post till Aug., 1983.
Posted as Lt. Governor, Arunachal Pradesh in August 1983, the first ever I.P./I.P.S. Officer to be appointed to a Constitutional post.
Posted as Governor of Sikkim in Nov. 1985 and held the post till March 1989.
Posted as Governor of West Bengal in March 1989. In Feb. 1990 resigned the post, along with all other Governors, as per the advice of President Shri R. Venkataraman.

Profile of the Vice Chancellor
Name : Prof. Ajaib Singh Brar
Telephone : +91-522-2740467 (O), 2740462 (R)
Fax : +91-522–2740467 / 2740462
E-mail : vc@lkouniv.ac.in

Dr. Ajaib Singh Brar, a senior Professor, Chemistry and joint Professor, Centre for Polymer Science and Engineering, at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi has a vast experience of more than 33 years of working in the field of education and research at prestigious National and International Institutes in various capacities. Prof. Brar did his B.Sc. from Faridkot, Punjab and M.Sc. from Punjabi University, Patiala. He did his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and got UNESCO fellowship in 1974. After completing Ph.D., he joined Guru Nanak Dev University and served there for six years. Prof. Brar has worked in the field of catalysis, Mossbauer spectroscopy, photochemistry and currently in the field of NMR spectroscopy of polymers. He has international recognition in these fields.

Prof. Brar joined IIT Delhi as Assistant Professor in 1982. He has published more than 210 papers in refereed International and National journals and 50 papers in the proceedings of conferences / symposia. Prof. Brar has delivered 115 lectures in conferences / symposia at various institutes / universities. He has delivered invited lectures at American Chemical Society conferences and at leading universities in USA, Europe and Japan. He delivered lectures in Japan on the invitation of JSPS and in The Netherlands on the invitation of The Royal Academy of The Netherlands for Arts and Science. Prof. Brar is having research collaboration with RWTH, Technical University, Aachen, Germany (ranked as the best Technical University in Germany). He was a visiting faculty at RWTH, Aachen during June-July in 2005 and 2006. Prof. Brar has guided 25 Ph.D. students and 20 M. Tech. students. He has sponsored projects of Rs. 1.50 crores and established High Resolution NMR Center at IIT Delhi.

Prof. Brar was Chairman GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering) 2002, 2004 and JMET 2002, 2004. He was chairman for conducting DRDO-SET2004 (Defense Research and Development Organization - Scientist Entrance Test), entrance test through which, about 600 scientists were recruited for various DRDO laboratories. He was Head of Chemistry Department, IIT Delhi . Prof. Brar was awarded Outstanding Research Award, IIT Delhi in 1994 He is Fellow of the "National Academy of Sciences", India.. Professor Brar was appointed Vice-Chancellor, University of Lucknow on 6th January 2008. As Vice-Chancellor he has brought various reforms in the University administration through his transparent and effective governance . His main focus has been on high quality in teaching and research and to promote efficiency and transparency in administrative work. Prof. Brar as Chairman, CPMT-2008 (Uttar Pradesh) successfully organized this prestigious examination of the state in an exemplary manner. On September 23rd 2008 University of Lucknow conferred Degree of D.Lit ( Honoris Causa) on Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, the President of India. Prof. Brar is member of the Society, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, the body which governs the I.I.M., Lucknow. He is member of Governing Council of CBMR, SGPGI, Lucknow. Professor Brar has been awarded prestigious 'U.P.Ratan award' by all India Conference of Intellectuals in 2008 and was recently awarded "Saraswati Samman" in 2009 in recognition of his services in the field of Education. As Vice-Chancellor his main focus is to energize and streamline various systems in teaching, examination, research as well as in the administration of the University. He is the reviewer to almost all reputed International Journals in his research field. Prof. Brar is member of various National Committees in the field of education and research and is also the member of various Selection Committees of several Universities and Institutes of higher education in the country.

Names of Deans (with address and contact numbers):-

Faculty of Arts (Department of Economics): Prof. A.K. Sengupta, 75, Badshah Bagh, Lucknow University Campus, Lucknow.
Phone: 0522-2740135, 09453028772

Faculty of Commerce (Department of Economics): Prof. Vaishampayan, C-15, Sector A, Mahanagar, Lucknow. Phone: 0522-2320478, 09335902670 (Department of Applied Economics)

Faculty of Education (Department of Education): Prof. A. Choubey, B-955, Sec A Mahanagar, Lucknow, Phone: 0522-2404752, 09935506752

Faculty of Law (Department of Law): Prof. A.K. Awasthi, Sector – C, Indira Nagar, Lucknow, Phone: 0522-2353079, 09415021742

Faculty of Science (Department of Chemistry): Prof. V.K. Tandon, B-1/11, Sector A, Aliganj, Lucknow, Phone: 0522-3207285, 09415066847

Faculty of Fine Arts (Department of Arts): Dr. Rajiv Nayan, C-2, M/81, Sector B, Sitapur Road Yojna, Lucknow, Phone: 0522-2361022, 09415103475

Faculty of Students Welfare (Department of English): Prof. Nishi Pandey, Type IV/9 Raj Bhawan Colony, Lucknow
Phone: 0522-2740848, 09839128864

Hostel and Accomodation
There are sixtten hostels for boys and girls with five hostels meant exclusively for girl students only.

Names of the hostels:
LAW HOSTEL ¬ Boys Hostel
SUBHASH HALL - Boys Hostel
ARTS HOSTEL - Boys Hostel
KAILASH HALL - Girls Hostel
TILAK HALL - Girls Hostel

Tagore Library is the Central Research library of the University of Lucknow. It is here that the academic fraternity- both the preceptor and his pupils could find intellectual food. It is respected as one of the oldest, well organised and richest libraries of India. With the advent of Information Technology, this library is also changing its traditional format.

The maintenance of a good library is a sin qua non for any progressive university, therefore, the then Canning College Library was converted into tile University Central Library and thus the Tagore Library, tile Central Library of the University of Lucknow, came into existence with the Ute establishment of the Lucknow University, late in the year 1920.

Initially Tagore Library was located in the old Bennet Hall and rooms between the verandah on the South-Western side of main Canning College building (now Faculty of Arts, main building). In 1924, the Library building was expanded with the inclusion of a separate Reading Room.

The plan of the new building for the library was prepared by one Mr. Griffin, a noted architect and was explained in detail to the members of the Library Committee on December 10, 1935. The model for the two storied building was placed in the old library for the students and staff to make any suggestions for improvement or Innovation In the plan. However, there was inordinate delay in approving the plan, which had sailed in rough weather for some time. The main architect Mr. Griffin died in the meantime.

Foundation stone of the new building (present building) waslaid by tl1e then Chancellor In March 1937, but the start of construction work took quite some time. After the death of main architect Mr.Griffin, one Mr. Narwekar was assigned the responsibility for the architectural portion and supervision of the work on payment of a sum of Rs. 2000/-. A sum of Rs. 1,50,000/- had been set apart for its construction by the University. It took a couple of year in completion of the building.

The thought of opening a University at Lucknow was first mooted by Raja Sir Mohammad Ali Mohammad Khan, Khan Bahadur. The first step to bring the University into being was taken when a General Committee of educationists and persons interested in university education appointed for the purpose, met in conference at Government House, Lucknow in 1919. At this meeting Sir Harcourt Butler, who was in the chair, outlined the proposed scheme for the new university. University of Lucknow was born in 1920.

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, also grew out of King George's Medical College and 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 originally 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 also 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 teaching classes commenced.

We welcome the members of Lucknow University and its extended family of all associated colleges. This felt need for having an emotional boundary with all those who have walked the same corridors, sat in the same classes and dreamt of the same colorful future was felt so strongly by group of alumnus from the university that the website became inevitable. This is wholly private and absolutely free of cost effort for reaching out globally to all those who have warm feeling for their Alma mater. We would like to clarify at this stage that this website is just a facilitating medium and not an official website of the university or any alumnus society of the university.


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Singh, however, clarified his stance and returned fire with fire alleging flying squad officers and examiners of conspiring against him. He vehemently denied all allegations.

UP polls: Keen contest on cards in Ayodhya

Faizabad (UP): The Ayodhya Assembly constituency, a saffron citadel for two decades, is poised to witness a keen contest among BJP, arch rival SP and Congress in the upcoming elections.The BJP has once again fielded Lallu Singh, who has got himself elected from the seat continuously since 1991, against SP which has remained its arch rival over the years.The SP has kept changing its nominee for the seat during every election and this year it has fielded young student leader Tej Narayan Pandey aka Pawan Pandey.Pandey is former president of Lucknow University Students Union and nephew of Mulayam Yadav loyalist Jai Shankar Pandey, who served as MLA for two terms from Ayodhya.The Congress has nominated an old worker, Rajendra Pratap Singh, who is considered to be very close to local Congress MP Nirmal Khatri.Though SP is banking on Muslim voters, it might not get their full backing as they might also support the Congress and the Peace Party, analysts said.The Congress is also banking on Rajput votes, though the BJP expects to dent the vote bank by fielding a Thakur candidate. The BJP also expects support from Baniya community, the partys traditional vote bank.Since the constituency has a sizable chunk of Baniya voters, the ruling BSP has fielded a leader from that community, Ved Gupta, who is considered to be very popular among them as also other sections.Interestingly, Ayodhya Assembly constituency has got almost equal number of Brahmin, Yadav and Muslim voters and the outcome of the polls would depend heavily on how they behave.

Ban on anti-corruption campaign would sharpen it further

Lucknow: RSS leader Ram Madhav said that efforts to curb the anti-corruption campaign in Delhi and other places would further sharpen the movement and make it stronger.The work of imposing ban on campaign against corruption being done in Delhi and other places would strengthen the movement and it will sharpen further, Madhav told reporters after permission to organise a seminar on corruption was cancelled by the Lucknow University.He said the campaign was against corruption, corrupt people and those working under them.When asked if RSS was behind Anna Hazares campaign, he said the outfit was with all anti-corruption campaigns.We are neither behind nor in front of any campaign. We are with all the campaigns against corruption, he said.

The seminar organised by Youth Against Corruption was to be held at Malviya auditorium, but the varsity administration cancelled the permission citing security reasons.The organisers alleged earlier permission was granted for which required fee of auditorium was also deposited, but the same was cancelled by the varsity administration without any information.
Police, however, said that the permission was cancelled last evening and the organiers were informed about the decision.Granting permission and then cancelling it is not the right procedure. To cancel the permission without any reason is wrong, he said.We are not aware that under whose pressure this decision was taken, but it is unfortunate and wrong step which was not required, he added.The RSS leader also addressed the activists of Youth Against Corruption staging a dharna in front of the varsity gate to protest against the cancellation of permission.

Teachers cry foul over scrapping of Annas function

Lucknow: Teachers at Lucknow University on Wednesday said the varsity administrations decision to cancel a function involving social activist Anna Hazare is aimed at crippling his campaign against corruption and they would seek the governors intervention.RB Singh, general secretary of Lucknow University Teachers Association (LUTA) said, We will convene a general body meeting of teachers to decide our strategy against the varsity administration, whose decision is aimed at crippling Hazares campaign that is receiving an overwhelming response across the country.The varsity administration on Tuesday denied permission to LUTA to felicitate Hazare on the campus on the grounds that the hall where the function was to take place on May 1 was too small to accommodate a big gathering.Singh said We will apprise the governor, who is also the university chancellor, about the undemocratic decision. There are no valid reasons for not allowing us to felicitate Hazare on the campus.

He said We are shocked and surprised by the reason given by the varsity administration for not allowing us to organise the felicitation and that too when LUTA had already deposited the money for booking the Malviya Conference Hall.He said The university must understand that the programme planned by us was not part of any public rally, where everyone can participate. It was just a function to felicitate the Gandhian crusader.

According to university spokesperson SK Dwivedi, the permission was denied simply because the hall is very small to accommodate a big gathering.The hall can accommodate 350-odd people, but we believe that the strength of the people attending the programme would be much more. The decision by the Lucknow University administration has been taken to avoid any untoward incident.Hazare will begin a three-day tour of Uttar Pradesh from Friday. On the day he would address a public meeting in Varanasi. It would be followed by public meetings in Sultanpur on April 30 and Lucknow on May 1.Hazare had held a 97-hour-long fast in the Indian capital earlier this month, forcing the government to agree to civil society involvement for a stronger anti-corruption Lokpal Bill.

Advocate booked for using fake law degree

Chandigarh: A case has been registered against a lawyer for allegedly using a fake LLB degree and getting a licence to practise on its basis.

A complaint against Ashok Kumar was received from the Chief Vigilance Officer, Chandigarh Administration, in the local police station (Vigilance) and a regular vigilance inquiry was ordered, police said on Thursday.

In the course of investigation, the LLB degree of Kumar was verified from the Controller of Examination, Lucknow University, and it turned out to be fake, they said.

The advocate had registered his fake degree with the High Court Bar Council and obtained a licence to practise as an advocate.

Police said Kumar had been practising as advocate for the past few months.

A case under various sections of the IPC has been registered against him, police said.

J Dey murder: Did Babloo Shrivastava give murder weapon?

Mumbai:After the seizure of a US-made .32 bore revolver and 20 Czechoslovakian-made cartridges from Chhota Rajan sharpshooter Rohit Joseph alias Satish Kalya, who allegedly shot dead senior journalist J Dey on June 11, the police are looking into how the sophisticated weapon was procured.During interrogation, the arrested suspects reportedly revealed that Rajan had instructed Kalya to travel to Kadgodam in Nainital to collect the firearm and ammunition for a contract killing.

The fact that he asked Kalya to collect the weapon from Nainital indicates that the firearm could have been provided by the Babloo Shrivastava gang or Gulrej Khan alias Guddu, a close associate of Rajan, said a police officer, who is part of the investigation team.From the make of the weapon, it is clear that it was not locally made or an easily available firearm. It was brought from outside the country and handed over to the shooters, the officer added.Kadgodam in Uttarakhand is close to the Nepal border and members of the Rajan and Babloo Shrivastava gangs are known to operate in that area. They frequently slip in and out of the country through the Uttarakhand-Nepal border, the police claimed.

Babloo, who was once close to fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim, is now one of his staunch rivals. A native of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh and a graduate from the Lucknow University, Babloo reportedly still calls the shots in the underworld.

Intelligence agencies have unconfirmed reports that Babloo owns properties in many parts of the country.
Fired by political ambitions, Babloo had also contested the 2004 Lok Sabha elections from Sitapur constituency on an Apna Dal ticket.


Lucknow: Support for Anna Hazare swelled on Wednesday across Uttar Pradesh as employees of government offices, banks and public sector undertakings as well as lawyers suspended work to join street protests in support of the now jailed anti-corruption crusader.While reports of people taking to streets to express solidarity with Hazare poured in from different cities, huge crowds were seen in the state capital.A string of meetings were held outside the offices of Life Insurance Corporation, banks and railways, with men and women raising pro-Hazare slogans. They flayed the central government for jailing him.It is shocking that those who run this country failed to even assess the mass support Annas movement was bound to draw. That reflects the bankruptcy of their mind, said Mohan Pandey, a Lucknow University teacher who organised a demonstration in Hazares support.
Similar demonstrations were staged in certain colleges. Students turned out in large numbers at the Jhule Lal Park along the Gomati river where a core team of India Against Corruption (IAC) activists are on an indefinite fast.
Said IAC convenor R.K. Agrawal: People have been coming in small and large groups to express their solidarity with the Anna movement.

Lucknow varsity to offer facilities for differently-abled

Lucknow: Facilities for free movement of differently-abled students will be provided in the Lucknow University (LU) campus soon.Superintendent of work DP Tiwari said, The provisions for assisting differently-abled students will be made at both the old and the new campus. We have already identified 25 such spots.At present there are over 300 disabled students in the Lucknow University.He said lifts, ramps and specially-designed washrooms would be set up for them.He added We intend to spend around Rs 3 crore on these facilities that would be provided in a phased manner.Initially the facilities would come up at the Education Department, examination hall, Institute of Development Studies and the postgraduate block.The LU has over 30,000 students enrolled in various graduate, postgraduate, diploma and certificate programmes.

Lucknow teachers on mass leave to support Hazare

Lucknow: With the pro-Anna Hazare chants getting louder, the teachers union of Lucknow University and degree colleges in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday announced to go on a mass casual leave to support the activists fight against corruption.Besides going on a days mass casual leave on Thursday, the Lucknow University Teachers Association (LUTA) and the Lucknow University Associated Colleges Teachers Associations (LUACTA) are holding several programmes later in the day to express their solidarity with Hazare, who is fighting for a stronger Lokpal bill.After staging a sit-in on the campus near the Saraswati Vatika, and holding peaceful demonstrations to support the veteran social activist, we later today would converge at the Jhulelal Park, which is the main centre for organising programmes in support of Anna Hazare, LUTA general secretary R.B. Singh told reporters.If an aged person like him (Hazare) is fighting for corruption, its our moral responsibility to join him for the noble cause, he added.LUACTA members also will hold peaceful demonstrations at the Shaheed Smarak, and later form human chains before marching towards the Jhulelal Park.
Anna Hazare is fighting for a national cause. Let us contribute our bit to support a drive that intends to weed out deep-rooted corruption from our system, said LUACTA general secretary K.K. Bajpai.Meanwhile, according to India Against Corruption (IAC), which backs Hazare, people from various walks of life are converging at the Jhulelal Park to support the anti-graft campaign.Hazare had planned to begin his fast for a stronger anti-corruption Lokpal bill in New Delhi on Tuesday. However, Delhi Police imposed certain conditions before allowing the protest. Hazare refused to sign the undertaking, following which the police detained him and his other team members on Tuesday.He was arrested and subsequently released but refused to leave the jail. But now he will begin his 15-day-long fast at Ramlila ground in Delhi as his conditions have been met.

Lucknow University enrolls 10 yr old for graduation

Lucknow: Wonder Kid Sushma Verma, who holds the distinction of being the countrys youngest matriculate at the age of seven, will now pursue her graduation from Lucknow University at the age of 10.University authorities on Tuesday approved the application moved by Vermas parents a few months ago for enrolling their daughter in a science graduation programme.
I am thankful to the university authorities for being so considerate. I am sure that with her hard work and sincerity, my daughter will one day make the entire university administration proud, Vermas father Tej Bahadur said on telephone.Lucknow University spokesperson S.K. Dwivedi said: We should encourage every talented girl like Sushma.We hope with our decision the girl would inch closer to realise her dreams.After clearing class 12 this year, Verma had taken admission in a degree college on a provisional basis.
The college authorities had categorically told us that they would allow Sushma to take her B.Sc exams only if Lucknow University permits her for the same. Now, as the final decision has been taken, my daughter will sit in the exams and I am sure she would pass with flying colours, Bahadur said.
Born in Feb 2000, Verma cleared class 10 in 2007 with 59 per cent and class 12 this year with 62 per cent. Due to some reasons, Sushma had to clear her class 11 in two years.As my daughter cherishes the dream of becoming a doctor, she told us to enroll herself for a B.Sc course with Zoology, Botany and Chemistry as her subjects, Bahadur said.

Lucknow University snubs Hazare

Anna Hazare might have pricked the national conscience on corruption and become the poster-boy of the moment, but he finds a little favour with the Lucknow University which has denied the permission for a meeting to be held on campus when Hazare visits the city on May 1.

The reasons offered by the university authorities vary from the ongoing exams to the universitys concern that some untoward incident might occur (Incidentally May 1 is a Sunday and no exam is scheduled for the day).

No one, however, is amused. And least of all, the university teachers association (LUTA) which had invited Hazare for an interactive session on the campus post his public address. General Secretary of the association, RB Singh, is one of the many wondering if the permission has been withdrawn under political pressure. The VC (MK Mishra) must explain this uncalled for step, he says adding that it amounts to support of corruption.

However, a statement issued by the university spokesperson, SK Dwivedi, noted that permission had been withdrawn because the campus cannot accommodate the large crowd that Hazare may attract.

The local media, which has joined the growing chorus against the university, is also upset with the decision of university administration. On Wednesday, when journalists tried to enter the university to get opinions on the VCs move, they were hounded by the varsity authorities. A statement later issued by the UP Accredited Correspondents Committee has condemned the undemocratic attack on the freedom of expression by some university officials, including the Proctor U.D.Mishra, who obstructed independent functioning of around a dozen journalists of electronic and print media who went there with prior appointment to record reactions of intellectual class…..

As the committee readies to take up the matter with the VC, the university is expected to come-up with a statement rebutting the charges.

The university itself, once alma mater to luminaries like late Vice President Shankar Dayal Sharma, is blessed with a less than spectacular recent track record. Time and again it has been drawn into controversy; be it in 2009-10 when a copy checking racket in its M. Com Applied Economics exams made news, last years B. Ed admission when affiliated colleges accused it of not giving them the requisite quota of students, or the National Human Right Commissions recent rap on the institute for not providing clean drinking water to students.

Meanwhile, the build-up might end in a whimper as, according to news reports today morning, Hazare has landed in hospital in Pune and has been advised complete rest prompting speculation that his visit might be cancelled. Either that or the university administration seems doomed to a storm of embarrassment.

One bird even died as a result of the film shoot

The shooting of Hollywood movie Singularity starring statuesque Bipasha Basu opposite Abhay Deol and Hollywood hunk Josh Hartnett at Orchha has courted controversy. Situated in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, the historic place is abode to some 60 vultures whose numbers are depleting. Following the shooting vulture experts have cried foul in the state.

They have yet to figure out how the government allowed the production crew to shoot at a time when the nesting period of vultures was on. Reportedly, one chick even died as a result of the film production with the shoot being held on the top of the cenatophs, right next to nest 7G. At the time of shooting that went on for over a week some 30 nests were there in the area. In India, vultures that have been included in Schedule I are endangered species. Also, they are dying fast. Of the estimated eighty lakh vulture population in the country only a few thousand have survived. The birds have been worst hit in states like Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Birds that are under threat include slender–billed and long–billed vulture.

To save them from further extinction the Madhya Pradesh government has taken many positive steps like setting up conservation centres. One such captive breeding centre is being set up in Kerwa area on a five-acre. Though the government seems to be serious in arresting the fast decline in vulture population but its handling of the Orchha saga has not been satisfactory. Some vulture experts strongly feel that the production crew should have not been allowed in the area that too at the time of nesting.

But officials brushed off their concerns saying that experts were consulted. Vulture expert Dr Vibhu Prakash to
ld: Vultures can stay anywhere. They are least disturbed by activities and other things. However, many experts are not ready to buy his argument.

They pointed out to the fact that during the shooting vultures came to their nests only four times whereas in normal days they visit 20 times. They felt that the shooting will have a long impact on the vultures living style. They requested the government to make sure that the environment in which the vultures grow should not be disturbed by any human activities.

Dr. Amita Kanaujia, associate professor Lucknow University and member of UP committee set to preserve vultures, said: Though the government is spending crores of rupees in saving the vultures but it is not preserving the birds environment in which they grow. If we pay attention to this then a lot of birds could be saved. And this can be done without forking out money. Are the government officials in MP convinced?

Controversy is Vidas middle name

She sparked a trail of controversies in her own country and came under fire. But that did not dowse the fire in the beauty from Afghanistan, Vida Samadzai, who was recently evicted from Bigg Boss Season 5.

Vida says sans the everyday bickering she enjoyed the show for the challenges it threw up. It was an opportunity for me to show the world that Im not interested in fights, says the former Miss Afghanistan known for her red bikini controversy that led Afghan fundamentalists to issue a fatwa against her during the Miss Earth competition in 2003.

But thats not the only reason for many in Kochi to remember her. The green-eyed lady with lovely curls caught the imagination of many during her visit to the city in 2007 along with Natalie, Miss Universe, and was seen motivating many youngsters taking part in the Miss Kerala contest.

About the red bikini incident, she says, I wanted to spread the message that you should be ambitious enough to gain anything in life. This five foot nine inch loves India. The first time I came to India was as a child to see my dad who was doing a course at the Lucknow University, recalls Vida.

Her bond with former Miss India Swetha Vijay, one of the contestants at Miss Earth, motivated her to come to Mumbai where she became a regular at fashion weeks and socialite gatherings. Controversies refused to leave her. On her way back to India from Cannes last year, she was refused entry into India on the suspicion that she was involved in some nefarious activities. Im not a person who would even attempt to kill a bird, says a still shaken Vida.

Trained in acting by Hollywood director Erin Spicer, Vida tried her luck in Bollywood movies like Runaway: Love Among Gun Shots. A strong-willed lady, she works with Taabaar, an NGO, to help the orphans in Jaipur. Whenever there is an IPL match in Jaipur, I make it a point to take them there, says Vida who is the granddaughter of Zalmai Khan, a renowned politician in Afghanistan. My mom often tells us about the Afghanistan of the 1970s and 80s when everyone had equal rights. I want to see my country regain its past glory, says Vida who has also worked with Clinton Global Initiative for Womens Rights in Afghanistan.

B.Ed. exam cancelled after paper leak

Lakhs of candidates were in for a shock on Wednesday morning when the Lucknow University cancelled the B Ed entrance exam on the day of the test, following leakage of question papers. Four persons have been arrested in Farrukhabad district, 250 km from here, for alleged involvement in the leakage. Following a tip-off on Tuesday evening, police conducted raids at several photocopy centres in Mohammadabad town of the district and recovered around 600 photocopies of question papers of general knowledge, English and Hindi tests.

The question papers were handed over to the owner of a photostat centre on Tuesday by four persons in a Qualis, Farrukhabad Superintendent of Police Akhilesh Kumar told.Copies of the seized question papers were then dispatched to Lucknow University Professor Akhilesh Chaubey, who is also the coordinator of the B.Ed. entrance test, for verification.
Around midnight, Chaubey confirmed that the papers had matched the original question papers, Kumar said.,
The examination committee of Lucknow University decided to cancel the test after an emergency meeting.
The state police department has decided to hand over the case to the Special Task Force after preliminary investigation, Additional Director General (Law and Order) Brij Lal said..
Around 6.92 lakh candidates were to appear in the test.

10-year-old prodigy joins Lucknow University BSc course

Ten-year-old Sushma Verma, daughter of a daily wage labourer and an illiterate mother, has the chance of becoming Indias youngest graduate three years from now. The whiz kid already holds the distinction of being Indias youngest matriculate at 7. After clearing her class 12 examinations from the Uttar Pradesh board this year, she got provisional admission in Lucknows CMS Degree College as a science student.

Her admission to B Sc —with zoology, botany and chemistry as her subjects —has now been confirmed, with Lucknow University giving her the green signal to pursue as graduate degree. ...Now its time to concentrate hard and complete my graduation with good marks, said a delighted Sushma.

The university authorities are pleased to have the wonder girl in their fold.We should encourage every talented girl like Sushma. We hope with our decision the girl would inch closer to realising her dreams, Lucknow University spokesperson SK Dwivedi said.A high level of intelligence seems to run in her family. Sushmas brother Shailendra became the countrys youngest computer science graduate in 2007 when he passed the Bachelor of Computer Applications degree from Lucknow University with 75% marks at the age of 14.Sushma now has an opportunity to surpass her brother by passing the 2013 examinations at 13.

University employees postpone boycott

LUCKNOW: The ongoing annual examinations at Lucknow University were slightly affected as employees boycotted work on Monday. Many departments were closed and there was delay in sending the question papers to the examination centres. However, the exams are expected to go smooth, as the employees, late on Monday night decided to postpone their boycott.
President of Lucknow University Employees Union (LUEU), Rinku Rai said, After two rounds of talks with the additional district magistrate and university administration, we have decided to postpone the boycott for few days. We have been assured that our demand will be met.

The university also issued a notice to the employees asking them to maintain the sanctity of UP Essential Services and Maintenance Act (UPESMA) that has been applied in the university for the next three months by the state government.
The employees resorted to boycott after they accused university vice-chancellor, Prof MK Mishra of misbehaving with a women employee belonging to reserved class. The employees had alleged that Prof Mishra had used derogatory remarks and asked the female employee to get out of his room. On Saturday, when two university employees, Virendra Srivastava and Radha Rani met the V-C regarding non-fulfilment of their long pending demand, they accused the V-C of misbehaving with them.

Vexed with the V-Cs behaviour, the employees had sought his removal and have demanded a CBI inquiry to be set up against him. The employees had even approached the police station to lodge an FIR which has not been accepted yet.
Meanwhile, the dalit woman had approached National Commission for Scheduled Castes seeking justice. On Monday, she was given a format in which the commission accepts a complaint. The commissions chairman has asked her to fill up the application form in the correct format. He has assured of an immediate action, said Sanjay Shukla, unions secretary.
However, university spokesperson, Prof Rajesh Mishra clarified, The university exams are going on peacefully and smoothly. Some officials of LUEU illegally have given a call for examination boycott. This, in fact, is not only against the interests of students, but also in opposition to the ESMA provisions. We appeal to the employees to help the university in conducting exams peacefully further also.

Universitys computer science department logs off

LUCKNOW: Regular classes are held in the absence of a classroom, and computer education is imparted without computer labs. Welcome to Lucknow Universitys computer science department, which is reeling under acute faculty crunch and inadequate infrastructure.

The sorry state of affairs has troubled the students to an extent that they are planning to stage a protest, and boycott classes. Even after charging hefty fees, the university has failed to provide us with proper permanent classrooms, and computer labs with internet facility, said a student, and added, The condition of the department is poor since its inception. Universitys poor administration is the basic reason for the fallout, said another student.
Though the department exists independently, yet it is fully assisted by the varsitys Computer Centre. Computer Centre is a central facility provided by the university and is ideally not meant to carry out classes. The centre is designed to help any student irrespective of the department he-she is studying in.

Set up in 1997, the department introduced only BSc (Computer Science). Gradually, other courses, Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA), Master of Computer Application ( MCA) and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA) began. But interestingly, the addition of courses was done without considering any substantial change in the infrastructure and faculty.

Two years before, teachers in the department had lost hope for any improvement. They, therefore, requested the then vice-chancellor and registrar to close down self-finance courses. Expressing inconvenience to run the show, the department wrote a letter that said, Department is not in a position to cater and fulfil professional needs of the students. Till now, not a single laboratory exists in the department.

Unable to do justice with the students, the department had send repeated reminders to the university administration, but no action was taken to allocate the missing components. Later, on the suggestion of pro-VC, university administration submitted a plan of Rs 50 lakh to build DBMS lab and Multimedia and Graphics lab in the department of computer science but no initiative, in this regard, has been taken till now.

Former head department of computer science LU Prof Brijendra Singh said, The department is reeling under acute shortage of infrastructure and faculty. During my tenure as head, I had well informed the university administration of the problems pertaining to students and teachers. Prof Singhs tenure as head of the department came to an end in January 2010. More than two years after, the situation still remains grim.

During this period, the university only took approval on the maps of science faculty building to be established in universitys New Campus. This talk took place in January 2009, and it seems building is still not in place. The only development that has taken place is closure of two self-finance courses, MSc (Computer Science), and MSc (Information Technology). Thanks to poor infrastructure and no faculty.

Lucknow Universitys Executive Council extends affiliation of 21 BEd colleges in Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW: Lucknow Universitys Executive Council (EC) decided to extend affiliation of 21 BEd colleges for the academic session 2012-13 on Wednesday. The list of colleges include Rajat Girls Degree College, City Academy Degree College, RKG Educational Institute, Mahaveer Prasad Degree College, Central Women College of Education, Eram Girls Degree College, Bora Institute of Technology and Management, Unity Degree College among others.

Besides, the Council also extended the affiliation of Basudev Memorial Girls College and Asha Smriti Mahavidylaya for the session 2012-13 on the condition that they will follow the instructions given by the university and reply immediately to any query asked by the university, else their affiliation will be cancelled in the next session.

Lucknow University: Online glitches come to the fore

LUCKNOW: Lucknow Universitys online application process meant for undergraduate and post-graduate courses came under sharp criticism from the students, as the online window that opened on Monday gave tough time to the candidates who felt that the provision of manual application forms should also exist.

Students from rural areas will face a problem because of power connectivity concerns. Though they are familiar with the online process, many students also dont have access to a computer and most importantly internet. The university should therefore give an option of manual application forms, said a student leader.

Many students are of the view that going online has reduced the universitys burden, but on the contrary, it has increased the load on the students. The university no more has to give prospectus to the students. They charge Rs 600 for an application form and give nothing in return. But the students have to make rounds of the bank for generating challan and then visit the cyber cafe from where they can fill up the form, said another candidate seeking admission in LU.

In the online system developed by the university, a candidate will first have to log onto universitys website, , and click on Admissions 2012. Immediately, a page will appear where it will be written, for online submission of UG forms, click here. Making use of the option, another window will open where the option of generating bank challan will come. After filling up the necessary details online, the candidate is suppose to visit any branch of State Bank of India and get the challan, which will have a journal number and a branch code. The candidates will then log onto the website and choose the option of online filling of registration form. The window that opens will ask for journal number and registration number. Once these details are entered, the candidate will fill up the form, take a print out and post it to the given address.

Calling the paperless system as an upgradation, university officials said, The students do not have to stand in long queues to get hold of an application form. It also ensures transparency and will reduce the time taken to scan and compile student data, and added that merit list will be produced as soon as the last date is over. In the manual system, it took us minimum 15 days to compile the data and upload it on the computer, said a teacher associated with admissions.

To assist students, the university has roped in SBI where candidates can sit and fill up the forms. On the first day, nearly 28 bank challans were deposited.

LU went fully online for admission to PG courses in the academic session 2010-11. Last year, they switched to the online mode for all courses and not allowing the manual filling of application forms. The total online mode has led to the decrease in the number of applicants. When the university had both offline and online options, majority of the students taking admission to UG courses opted for the offline mode and not the online portal, said a teacher.

Students too find the online method cumbersome and say that instead of standing in queues at the university counter, they will have to do the same in the banks.

Lucknow University 'clean chit' to passport officer in cheating case

LUCKNOW: Lucknow University on Wednesday gave a 'clean chit' to regional passport officer Jai Prakash Singh who was caught cheating in law exams on December 22 last year. Singh, who is pursuing LLB (three years) from Narvadeshwar Law College, an associated college of LU, was caught red-handed while appearing for his fourth exam titled- Labour Law-I. His roll number was 10055085079.

LU spokesman Prof Rajesh Mishra said, The university failed to found enough evidence against him. Hence, no action can be taken against him.''

Sources, however, said in majority of cases students caught using unfair means are booked and action is taken. But this was a special case because of the position Singh holds,'' said a source.

Generally when a student is caught cheating, a subject expert is called to check if there is any connection between the matter written in the chit and the subject. In Singh's case, the chit was said to have been blank,'' said a university official.

University lacks helpline, proctor asks students to pack up their help desk

LUCKNOW: The Lucknow University on Tuesday asked the student leaders to stop their helpline on the grounds that it can lead to disturbance of law and order in the campus.

On Monday, when the universitys online window opened, some university students with the support of Student Federation of India (SFI) started a helpline to assist students in filling up the online forms, but unable to assimilate the fact that students are reaching out for help, the university proctor, Prof Pawan Agarwal asked the students to wind up their stall on Tuesday morning.

Commerce a catch-all option for students at Lucknow University

LUCKNOW: The class XII results are out and number of applicants for undergraduate courses at Lucknow University and colleges are gradually swelling up. Initial trends show that there is a mad rush for admissions in commerce. The university, till now, has received 3,320 application forms, of which 1,082 are for commerce. Last year, till June 7, the university had received 1,348 applications for commerce. And with two weeks to go for the sale of application forms, university officials believe that the number would surge further.

LU admission coordinator Rajeev Pandey said, Craze for commerce is in vogue for the past two years. Its emerging as a catch-all option for the students, because it is a job-oriented course. In fact, the situation in the previous years was that the number of applicants far exceeded the number of seats. While demand for commerce is increasing, that of arts and science is decreasing. Like last year, the regular BA and BSc have taken a backseat. For instance, there are merely 416 applicants for BA, 566 in BSc (Mathematics) group, and 235 applications have come for BSc (Biology) group.

In other professional subjects such as Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA), the university has got 142 and 125 forms respectively. The remaining two undergraduate courses, BA (Hons) and BCom (Hons) also do not seem to be luring the students. While 129 students have opted BA (Hons), 297 have showed interest to pursue BCom (Hons).

The trend in city colleges is no different. Take for instance, National PG College, the only autonomous institution in the city. As many as 1,600 students have applied for BCom. More than 80% students opt for MBA after graduation, and studying commerce at UG level creates a perfect foundation, said Rakesh Jain, coordinator, admissions, National PG College. Only 300 applications have in for BA and 250 for BSc.

In Jai Narain PG College, which has open doors for girls undergraduate courses too believe that commerce will outclass all other streams. Though the college will begin accepting the forms from June 11, but college principal, SD Sharma is confident about commerce ruling the roost. Seeing the last year trends, we are sure to get highest applications for commerce.

College principals ask Lucknow University to provide complete results of students on e-mail

LUCKNOW: Sending complete result of all students through e-mails, computerised list of total number of students taking the examination, and making admit cards online - were some of the demands made by principals of various colleges affiliated to Lucknow University during a meeting held with the vice-chancellor on Friday. We have asked the university to provide us the cross chart (tabulation sheet) of each student, so that we have his-her entire result details. Also, to avoid misprints in admit cards, we have asked them to allot the roll numbers to us which we would directly give to the students. This will help in immediate correction, if any, in the admit cards, said GC Mishra, principal, BSNV PG College.

College principals said that most of their demands were refused. To top it all, university asked the colleges to prepare students data regarding admissions and examinations. For this, the university will provide a prescribed format both as soft copy and hard copy. The format will be sent to the colleges through email and will also be uploaded on university website, said university officiating spokesperson, Pawan Agarwal.

The colleges were asked to follow the rules for admission to self-finance undergraduate and post graduate courses, which have been approved by university. As per the rule, admissions to self-finance courses should not be made, if the number of students to be admitted is less than 40% of the total sanctioned seats. The meeting was chaired by V-C, Prof MK Mishra. LU officiating registrar, RP Singh, controller of examination, Prof Yashvir Tyagi, admission coordinator, Rajeev Pandey and principals of nearly 25 colleges were present.

Lucknow University seeks list of courses to clear ambiguity

LUCKNOW: For the University Grants Commission, MPA stands for Masters in Performing Arts. However, in Lucknow University, the same abbreviation means Masters in Public Administration. As per the UGC, course is MA (Public Administration). This is just one of the ambiguities, which exists in terms of nomenclature of between the Lucknow University and UGC.

Barring courses that have failed to attract students in the past, Lucknow University will continue to run even those courses, which do not match with the nomenclature of the University Grants Commission. Reason: These courses are relevant and are drawing good number of students.

Management coursesback in vogue at Lucknow University

LUCKNOW: Management courses seem to be making a comeback this year. This can be gauged from the fact that the total number of applications received for Lucknow University Associated Colleges Management Admission Test (LUACMAT) has almost doubled this year. In comparison to merely 700 applications received in 2011, this year, National PG College (NPGC) that conducts LUACMAT has sold 1,380 forms. And with four more days to go for the last date of submission of forms, the number is expected to go up.

Conducted every year from 2008, the test is a gateway to undergraduate courses in management, mass communication, tourism studies, and computer applications among others run by 10 colleges associated with Lucknow University. This includes National PG College, Lal Bahadur Shastri Girls College of Management, Modern Girls College of Professional Studies, Ram Swaroop Memorial College of Management, Sherwood College of Management, Goel Institute of Higher Studies, Career Degree College, Charak Institute of Education, Satyanand Institute of Higher Education, Shri Narain Institute.

LUACMAT admission coordinator Rakesh Jain said, Admissions to the colleges are based on merit. The total cut-off in respective courses decides which college a student gets. He also said that last year, in courses such as BBA, BCA, there were vacant seats. When we started the management admission test, there was a huge demand for it. But last year, the number of applications was shockingly low. But now it seem that the craze for management courses is back, he said.

The figures tell it all. Last year, out of 420 seats in BBA, around 200 were vacant, and in BCA, 50 seats remained vacant out of 420. Students prefer pursuing BCom (Hons) over BBA, BCA as the former opens more avenues. With BBA or BCA, one is restricted to MBA or MCA, said SP Singh, principal, NPGC. Another factor behind the fall in the number of applicants was the hefty fee. College officials said that when LUACMAT was started, the fee for management courses was Rs 9,000 per semester. And now, the fee has shot up to Rs 30,000 per semester.

On asking about the placement scenario, NPGC officials said that a good number of students find a job in business process outsourcing (BPO) companies like IBM, HDFC, HP and few insurance companies which pay them nearly Rs 2.25- 2.5 lakh.

Talking about the ideal cut-off with which a student can expect admissions in the professional courses, officials at NPGC said that last year, a score of 120 out of 150 was highest in BBA, 76 out of 100 was in BCA.

This year, there are 420 seats each in BBA, BCA, 60 each in BTS, BMS, 300 in BCom (Hons) and 120 in BJMC. The entrance tests for all the courses are scheduled on June 25. While BBA, BMS and BCom (Hons) will begin from 2 pm, BCA will be from 10.30 am and BJMC, BTS will be from 3 pm. The test will be purely objective in nature. While there will be two paper for BBA, BMS, each carrying 75 marks, BJMC, BTS, BCom (Hons) will have single paper and will be of 75 marks. Only BCA will consist of 100 marks with single paper. The question paper will test candidates skills in English, general knowledge, reasoning and that of the subject. There will be no negative marking.

Management courses back in vogue at Lucknow University

LUCKNOW: Management courses seem to be making a comeback this year. This can be gauged from the fact that the total number of applications received for Lucknow University Associated Colleges Management Admission Test (LUACMAT) has almost doubled this year. In comparison to merely 700 applications received in 2011, this year, National PG College (NPGC) that conducts LUACMAT has sold 1,380 forms. And with four more days to go for the last date of submission of forms, the number is expected to go up.

Conducted every year from 2008, the test is a gateway to undergraduate courses in management, mass communication, tourism studies, and computer applications among others run by 10 colleges associated with Lucknow University. This includes National PG College, Lal Bahadur Shastri Girls College of Management, Modern Girls College of Professional Studies, Ram Swaroop Memorial College of Management, Sherwood College of Management, Goel Institute of Higher Studies, Career Degree College, Charak Institute of Education, Satyanand Institute of Higher Education, Shri Narain Institute.
LUACMAT admission coordinator Rakesh Jain said, Admissions to the colleges are based on merit. The total cut-off in respective courses decides which college a student gets. He also said that last year, in courses such as BBA, BCA, there were vacant seats. When we started the management admission test, there was a huge demand for it. But last year, the number of applications was shockingly low. But now it seem that the craze for management courses is back, he said.
The figures tell it all. Last year, out of 420 seats in BBA, around 200 were vacant, and in BCA, 50 seats remained vacant out of 420. Students prefer pursuing BCom (Hons) over BBA, BCA as the former opens more avenues. With BBA or BCA, one is restricted to MBA or MCA, said SP Singh, principal, NPGC. Another factor behind the fall in the number of applicants was the hefty fee. College officials said that when LUACMAT was started, the fee for management courses was Rs 9,000 per semester. And now, the fee has shot up to Rs 30,000 per semester.

On asking about the placement scenario, NPGC officials said that a good number of students find a job in business process outsourcing (BPO) companies like IBM, HDFC, HP and few insurance companies which pay them nearly Rs 2.25- 2.5 lakh.

Talking about the ideal cut-off with which a student can expect admissions in the professional courses, officials at NPGC said that last year, a score of 120 out of 150 was highest in BBA, 76 out of 100 was in BCA.

This year, there are 420 seats each in BBA, BCA, 60 each in BTS, BMS, 300 in BCom (Hons) and 120 in BJMC. The entrance tests for all the courses are scheduled on June 25. While BBA, BMS and BCom (Hons) will begin from 2 pm, BCA will be from 10.30 am and BJMC, BTS will be from 3 pm. The test will be purely objective in nature. While there will be two paper for BBA, BMS, each carrying 75 marks, BJMC, BTS, BCom (Hons) will have single paper and will be of 75 marks. Only BCA will consist of 100 marks with single paper. The question paper will test candidates skills in English, general knowledge, reasoning and that of the subject. There will be no negative marking.

Lucknow Universitys Honours courses battle hard to retain honour

LUCKNOW: Unlike Delhi University (DU), where Honours courses are in vogue, the situation is different in Lucknow University, as the universitys BA (Hons) and BCom (Hons) have virtually become a second option for the admission seekers. Reason: Lack of infrastructure and teaching staff and inadequate facilities to run the course. To top it all, the fees of these courses is high, because they are run under the self-finance category.

Students who do not get admission in regular BA, BCom take admission in the Honours courses. They have absolutely no idea of the difference in regular BA and BA (Hons), said Prof Manoj Dixit, head, department of public administration. Blaming the centralised admission process for the mess, Prof Dixit added, A student seeking admission is clueless of the department he-she wishes to studies.

High Court orders probe against V-C

LUCKNOW: A division bench of Lucknow high court on Wednesday ordered higher education secretary Rajneesh Gupta to institute an inquiry against Lucknow University vice-chancellor Prof MK Mishra, and probe irregularities in the Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) for promotions of university teachers.

The bench of Justice Rajeev Sharma and Justice DK Arora passed the order while hearing the case of Vinod Singh and Manoj Agarwal, reader, department of economics, Lucknow University. The two teachers have argued that their promotion to the post of professor was turned down by the V-C on grounds of ineligibility. The court directed Gupta to submit the report within two months and suggest action to be taken against Prof Mishra. The next hearing in the case was scheduled for August 7.

Registrations at Lucknow University breach 2011 figure

LUCKNOW: The number of registrations in Lucknow University rose to 19,562 from 17,600 forms received last year, providing relief to the admission committee officials. The final figures received after the online window for undergraduate courses shows that the online mode is gradually taking its shape among the students, said an official.
Even though the figures of Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) dipped to 4,853 from 5,452 received last year, it remained on the top with having received the maximum number of applications. The university received a total of 4,713 applications as against 4,270 received last year for Bachelor of Arts (BA). Besides BA, the courses that saw increase in the number of application forms were Bachelor of Science (mathematics), BSc (biology). While the number of forms received in BSc (mathematics) was 3,787 as against 3,263 received last year, the figures for BSc (biology) stood at 1,745, which were 1,436 last year.

The courses where there has been a marginal increase in the forms include BA (Hons) - 502 forms in 2011 to 579 this year, and BCom (Hons) - 1,146 forms received last year to 1,160 this year. However, in courses like Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), BBA (international business), and Bachelor of Management Sciences (BMS), the applications dipped to 636 from 853 received last year. In BBA (tourism), only 42 applications had come. Even in Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA), the number of applications this year was 713 as against 757 received last year. In LLb (Hons) too, the number of applications dropped to 910 from 928 received last year.

Seeing the trend in the past years regarding the ideal cut off, it is speculated that a student seeking admission in BA should have scored 74% to 77% marks in class XII. Likewise, for admissions in BCom, the ideal cut off is expected to be between 87% and 90%. However, the cut-off in the course rose significantly for UP board students last year - from 78.8% in 2010 to 87.2% last year.

A student securing an aggregate of 85-88% marks in class XII will be able to make it for BSc (Maths). In BSc (Biology), the cut-offs has been around 79-83%. In Hons courses, like BA (Hons), 77-80% marks in class XII can do wonders for the students. But, for BCom (Hons), the cut offs are expected to cross 90% mark. In the past two years, the cut-off for the course has been hovering around 89%. In management courses like BBA, BMS, the expected cut off is to be around 80-82%,
while that for LLb (Hons), it would be nearly 80%.

However, what is bothering the university officials is the loss of meritorious students. Even though the cut-offs are good, the student with high merit choose Delhi University or other colleges in metro cities over LU. The biggest reason is the quality in terms of infrastructure and academics, said a senior university professor.

The status of application forms in National PG College, the only autonomous college in the city is similar to last year. Here too, BCom emerged as hot favourite among students with a total of 6,893 applications. This was followed by 1,450 forms received in BA; 1,960 in BSc (mathematics), 696 in BSc (biology), 668 in BBA, BMS and BTS, 615 in BCA and 630 in BCom (Hons). Admission coordinator, Rakesh Jain said, The figures are more or less similar to last year with marginal increase and decrease in some courses.

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