Tulika Sahu (b July 9, 1977), a student of Government Arts and Crafts College, Lucknow, UP is the first woman to be awarded a PhD in Photography. On Feb 10, 2015, she was declared eligible to receive her doctoral degree by the University of Lucknow for her research work on The Pictorial Movement in Photography vis-à-vis Painting between the late 19th and the early 20th century.