In pics | Lucknow University's century-old Malviya Hall to get a makeover

In pics | Lucknow University's century-old Malviya Hall to get a makeover

The changes include giving the Malviya hall a theatre-like seating arrangement and appearance.

The city's eminent Lucknow University (LU) is introducing some structural changes while keeping intact its glorious heritage look and rich history. The Malviya Hall of Lucknow University is going to be revamped and will get to flaunt a fresh look soon.

With an outlay of roughly ₹3 crore, the renovation will give a theatre-like look to the century-old hall. The wood work, destroyed by termites, will also be repaired.

LU was founded in 1867 and stands tall as one of the oldest government universities in India. Its Malviya hall, last renovated in 2002, is often used during international seminars, convocations and more such events. It is also frequented by notable speakers from across the world.

Proposed structural changes

The Malviya hall will receive a modern makeover, keeping in mind its heritage appearance, said Poonam Tandon, LU dean student welfare head. Moreover, the wall panels and ceilings will be repainted and/or restored.

"The hall will be fully air-conditioned and the stage will get bigger, with curtains and lighting arrangements post the renovation," she added.

The theatre-like appearance will ensure that every spectator in the hall gets a clear view of its stage. In addition, new seats will replace the old and trodden ones.

"At the same time we will preserve its heritage look and that is the reason why we have engaged a team which is expert in restoration work," LU spokesperson Durgesh Srivastava said.

LU has recently been accredited with an A++ grade by NAAC or the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. With the revamping of the Malviya Hall, the age-old LU is all set to become more modernised and eye-pleasing than ever.

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