Avadh university which was rechristened as Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University in memoriam of late Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia an epic socio-economic ideologue and freedom fighter par excellence. The government of Uttar Pradesh exercising the powers enshrined in the U.P. University Act, 1973 section 4 (1-A) (b), by it's notification No. 4546/ 15-10-75 dated 25 July, 1975 established University as sheer an affiliating university. The university assumed the shape of residential University in the year 1984. In the ab initio the residential segment became functional with the opening of the four departments in the campus viz. history, Culture and Archaeology, Rural Economics, Mathematics and Statistics and Solid State Physics.
This university had been incessantly growing. Under the prolific and peerless leadership of our present Vice-Chancellor the work-culture of the university has witnessed a phenomenal and revolutionary change. It is under his leadership that the old dictum about the work-culture has been altogether replaced by the dictum, 'Fast and forthwith progress of the university' in its every walk of life. At campus level the University has been conducting Under Graduate / Post Graduate studies and researches in the disciplines of Economics, Mathematics & Statistics, Bio-Chemistry, Microbiology, Environmental Sciences and M.B.A. Besides, the subjects of Extension Education & Rural Development, Mass Communication & Journalism, M.S.W., Library Science and Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.), P.G. Diploma in fashion designing are also running campus. To give an added fillip and to strengthen the residential set up a variety of courses in the umpteen disciplines of Under Graduate and Post Graduate studies are being launched in the campus in the academic session 2005-06. Mention may be made of M.sc. in Biotechnology, M.sc. in computer science, M.A / M.sc. in military Science, M.T.A., M.sc. Mathematical Ecology & Environment studies. At the Under Graduates level the courses to be launched in the campus are B.B.A. and B.C.A.