Lucknow University Turns 100

Lucknow University begins its centenary celebration   LUCKNOW: Lucknow University kicked off its year-long centenary celebrations with a morning walk by the students and teaching staffs from the Chhatrapati Shivaji sports ground on the campus. The university also threw open its gates for the common people on Monday on the occassion. The idea of starting an university in Lucknow was first mooted by Raja Sir Mohammad Ali Mohammad Khan, Khan Bahadur, of Mahmudabad. When Sir Harcourt Butler, was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of the United Provinces, he took the first step to set…

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Heaven On Your Plate: From kebabs to biryani, food is serious business in Lucknow

Lucknow’s famous poet Ghulam Hamadan Mushafi (1747-1824) is not the only one to use a kebab simile to describe the anguish and fire in a lover’s heart. So engrained has the kebab been in the lives of the people of Awadh, that it is difficult to think of Lucknow without it. However, Awadh wasn’t just kebabs. It was about refined tastes, tehzeeb o adaab or etiquette, hospitality and its syncretic culture. From the setting of the dastarkhwan which would have duas for blessing the food and house printed on it,…

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Restoring student polls in Lucknow and other varsities on VCs conference agenda

Lucknow: Restoration of student union elections in state universities will be discussed at the vice chancellor’s (VCs) conference to be held in Lucknow on Thursday. More than 20 heads of universities will be participating in the first, the first of its kind after the BJP government came to power in March this year Governor Ram Naik, who is also the chancellor of the state’s universities, has convened the meeting to discuss continuing student polls after 11 years in Lucknow University (LU) and other varsities. The sixth item listed on the…

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Lucknow University first institute in UP to start GST course

Lucknow: Lucknow University (LU) will start a six-month certificate course on Goods and Services Tax (GST) from this academic session. The faculty of commerce has been asked to initiate the certificate course. The dean, faculty of commerce, was asked to initiate the six-month course, LU vice chancellor, Prof SP Singh, said on Saturday. With this LU has become the first state university to launch it. Forms will be available from the first week of August 2017. It will be a 4-credit course and include 2 credits on skill development/training and 2…

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