As the end of the millennium approaches, the original
campus of the university extends to an additional
campus on the western outskirts of the city on Sitapur
road. The original campus on the banks of the Gomti
river on the trans-side (eastern bank) of the river
covers an area of almost 2 acres.
The buildings in the university campus are in the
traditional Avadh style of architecture with the
typical multiple domes and arched doorways. The
original halls have very high ceilings and wooden
staircase, reviving the memories of a resplendent
era of space and comfort.
Merging with the traditional are modern multi-storied
buildings, but over the years, care has been taken
to ensure that the new buildings do not clash with
the traditional skyline. The campus is dotted with
tall, green ashoka trees, so much so that an entire
clearing in the centre of the campus is known as
The new campus is an impressive concrete and glass
structure located amidst a vast, open tract of land
on the highway towards Delhi on the western outskirts
of the city. Among the two original constituent
colleges, the I.T. College retains its glory in
its original location just at the northern end of
the university campus, while the medical college
is sprawled across a vast campus on the banks of
the Gomti river in the old part of the city.
The University of Lucknow has built new hostels
and laboratories, equipped the old ones more completely,
acquired new land, built more residential bungalows,
and appointed a very distinguished staff to supplement
the staff originally taken over from the Canning
College and the Medical College.
The present strength of the university is nearly
28,000 students in the University campus alone.
Besides, there is an equal number in 32 associated
colleges put together.