Lucknow is the capital city of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.
A major metropolitan city of India. Lucknow is the administrative headquarters of the
eponymous District and Division. It is the second largest city in north, east and central
India after Delhi. Lucknow has always been known as a multicultural city that flourished as
a North Indian cultural and artistic hub and seat of Nawab power in the 18th and 19th centuries.
It continues to be an important centre of government, education, commerce, aerospace, finance,
pharmaceuticals, technology, design, culture, tourism, music and poetry.
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The idea of starting a University at Lucknow was first mooted by Raja Sir Mohammad Ali Mohammad Khan, Khan Bahadur,
K.C.I.E. 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, K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E, was appointed Lieutenant-Governor
of the United Provinces, and his well-known interest in all matters under his jurisdiction, specially in
matters educational, 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.
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