Candidates who have applied for MA in Mathematics or Anthropology at Lucknow University can be sure of their seat without having to appear for the entrance test. The reason behind is the lesser number of applications received by the University for few courses as compared to the number of seats available. Further, there are about 26 more courses that have received lesser number of applications that the seats offered, ensuring the seats for the students who have applied for the course.
Out of these 26 courses, applications received for seven courses are in single digit. In other 21 courses, the number of applications received is less than or equal to 20. The University received 13,732 applications for 68 courses having 4,386 seats. The highest applications received was for law which were 2,418 followed by 1,440 for commerce and 1,057 for LLM.
The courses having applications fewer than the number of seats are MA (Mathematics), MA (Anthropology), MA (Ancient Indian History), MA (Persian), MA (Arabic), MA (Arab Culture), MA (Modern Arabic), MA (French), MA (Public Policy), MA (Population Education and RD), MA (Sanskrit), MA (Biostatistics), MA (Urdu), MA (Western History), MA (Business Economics), MA (Women Studies), MA (Composite History), MA (Defense Studies), MA (Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration), MA (Forensic Sciences), MA (Linguistics), MA (Jyotir Vigyan), Aacharya, M.Sc. (Biostatistics), M.Sc. (Total Quality of Management) and M.Sc. (Mass Communication in Science and Technology).
The University will not conduct entrance exam for 22 courses where the number of applications is lesser than the seats. Entrance test will be conducted for 45 courses while MA in public policy course has been discontinued.
Regular courses will be run despite poor demand, but the courses in self- finance receiving less than 40% applications will be suspended for that year.