Top 10 Colleges in Lucknow

Are you about to go to college? Looking for colleges in Lucknow and don’t know where to start? Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh is a storehouse of culture in India. The city is widely known for its destination sights, poetry and music and also houses some of the most popular colleges in India. The institutes consist of the University of Lucknow, a law university, a technical university and other polytechnic, management and engineering universities in Lucknow, in addition to research organizations and more. Lucknow is also home to a number of coaching institutions. The education system in Lucknow is aimed at giving a high-quality education to all its students irrespective of class, caste, creed or color. Listed below are the best colleges in Lucknow through all streams, which could also be your home for the next three or four years –


  1. IIM, Lucknow ( IIM is one of the top colleges in Lucknow. Being an autonomous body, this is the 4th popular IIM in India and offers post graduate diplomas, fellowships and executive programs in management. Admissions to IIM are done through the Common Admissions Test (CAT) in November every year and after selections, candidates are called for personal interviews to the college in the following year, in January or February. The 31st batch of IIM Lucknow, earlier this year had 435 students placed in companies within three days. Companies like McKinsey and Co., The Boston Consulting Group, Amazon, Accenture and others recruit students from IIM Lucknow, annually.
  2. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow ( The university, named after Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, is a Central University in Lucknow. It provides courses on engineering, management, law and environmental sciences. It recently had an opening for a research assistant for the ISCCR. The university has also tied up with companies like OYO Rooms, ELITE, Omics International Pvt Ltd and others to give their students nothing but the best.
  3. King George’s Medical University, Lucknow ( King George is a medical college in Lucknow and was formerly also known as Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical College. Founded in 1905, the college is well known for its incredible faculty and research programs and offers 100% placements in renowned hospitals, research institutes and treatment centres in and around India.
  4. ICFAI National College, Lucknow ( This college in Lucknow is renowned for its distance MBA and management courses. Their curriculum is meticulously designed to meet the requirements of the students of today. In addition to this, they also have a very strong alumni base with connections to several blue chip organisations in India and abroad.
  5. Techno Institute of Management Sciences (TIMS), Lucknow ( TIMS is a management college in Lucknow and offers degrees in BBA, MBA, B.Ed and PGDM diplomas. The college is renowned for its holistic education system and stands as one of the best colleges in Lucknow. It has also tied up with companies like Airtel, Axis Bank, Bjaj Capital, Globus, Hindustan Times, Oxford University, Pepsi, JM Financial and Furute Group, among others, to ensure a proper career path for its students.
  6. Isabella Thorburne Degree Colleg, Lucknow ( Isa bella Thoburne College, formerly known as the Women’s College, offers degrees in the Arts, Sciences and management studeies, for both undergraduate and post graduate students. Being an all women’s college, it is run by the Isabella Thorburne society managed by the methodist church. The college also has strong alumni base and has tied up with top recruiters around India and abroad.
  7. Amity University, Lucknow ( Amity University is one of the best engineering and management colleges in Lucknow. Being a private university, it follows its own curriculum to suit the requirements of the students.In addition to this, the college also provides degrees in fine arts, liberal arts, law, fashion and social work. It also provides PhD fellowships and has tied up with a number of companies in India and mostly abroad to guarantee 100% placement opportunities for its students.
  8. Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow ( IET is the oldest engineering college in Lucknow. Apart from offering courses in the same discipline, the college also has a Business Administration department. The college has tie ups with several companies across India.
  9. Lucknow Christian College, Lucknow ( Lucknow Christian College is one of the top colleges in Lucknow. It offers courses for Arts, Sciences and management studies. The college also offers professional studies for its students, and works towards providing them a high-quality education by all means. The college also offers post graduate courses in English and Chemistry.
  10. Ambalika Institute of Management and Technology ( This institute is a venture of the Ambalika Group in Lucknow and is deemed as one of the best engineering colleges in the city. Being a private university, the college was established recently in 2008 and comes with a strong faculty. In addition to this, the college is equipped with modern facilities to provide the students with ease of acces to their resources and convenience. The college also offers soft skills training to its students before the placement season begins. Recruiters like TATA Consultancy Services, Pepsi, Oppo, HDFC Bank, HCL, Aircel, and others hire students to offer them the best positions for their careers.


  • The author of this post, Eva R Sachdeva, is a blogger for IOS Ignite and writes extensively on Education news and technology.





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