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Sir Auckland Colvin, K.C.M.G., C.I.E. (Lieutenant Governor of the N. W. Provinces) while functioning as Lieutenant Governor of Avadh and Agra during the year 1889, conceived the idea of a school with the object of imparting education to the wards of the court and sons of the Taluqdars' of Avadh. The 'wards' class, founded in 1884, formed the nucleus for the establishment of the Taluqdars' College.
The foundation of the College building, at its present site, was laid on 11th March, 1889 and the school became functional, after the Opening Ceremony in March 1892. The first Academic Session started on 12 May, 1892 with 16 students out of which 13 were Resident Scholars. Junior and Senior Cambridge classes began on 24 April, 1933.
Till 1933, the School was conducted exclusively for, and on behalf of, the Taluqdars' community, but, when it was recognized as an Intermediate (Arts) College, admissions were thrown open to all. In 1945 the college started classes in Intermediate Science with help of its Parent Body, the British Indian Association.
In 1982, the College got itself affiliated to the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi. Since then, students have been free to join any of the two streams that exist in the College.
Relevance to Modern India
The College was universally acknowledged as the torch bearer of Western Education in the United Provinces until Independence, when it acquired a somewhat dubious reputation as the last remaining vestige of Imperial England in India.
However, even after the required changes were brought about in its outlook and attitudes, it continued to be regarded with awe by the natives as a place where it was impossible to get admission unless one hailed from an exclusively aristocratic lineage.
Over the years, the College has evolved as the embodiment of timeless Indian values that are genuinely modern, relevant, and truly international in spirit.
English continues to be the medium of instruction in both the streams.
College Managing Committee
The Governor of the state of Uttar Pradesh is the patron of the College. Apart from His Excellency, the members of the College Managing Committee include eminent personalities who represent our parent body, the British Indian Association. The Commissioner and The Collector are the President and the Vice President respectively.
Members of the College Managing Committee
S.NO. Name Address Phone No.
The Commissioner, Lucknow Division & President, Managing Committee Colvin Taluqdars, College, Lucknow
Commissioner, Lucknow Division & President, Managing Committee Colvin Taluqdars, College, Lucknow 2239333 (R)
2629522 (O)
2. The District Magistrate
District Magistrate
2623912 - 2614700(R),
2625653(O), 9415005000
3. Raja Anand Singh
President - BIA
Mankapur House
17- Kaisarbagh, Lucknow
05265 - 230021
2623001, 9415327864
4. Raja Bahadur Mayankeshwar Saran Singh, MLA Secretary - cum - Manager Tiloi House, 19 Kaisarbagh, Lucknow 2232770
5. Kr.Jai Pratap Singh Isanagar House, 3/353, Vikas Nagar, Kursi Road, Lucknow 9415106735
6. Ch.Lamaan Hussain Ehsan Manzil, Naya Gaon, Lucknow 9415633003
7. Sri Vivek Seth 19 - Vidhan Sabha Marg, Lucknow 9935544455
8. Kr.Vinay kumar Singh B-4/2,Nirala Nagar, Lucknow 9450390327
9. Sri Rajesh Narain Seth 19- Vidhan Sabha Marg. Lucknow 2237630
10. Kr.Manish Vardhan Sing Pushpayan-51, Nehru Enclave, Gomti Nagar Lucknow 9415034060
11. Ch. Mohd. Naseeb 26/10, Kumar Enclave, Apartment No. 203, Wazir Hasan Road, Lucknow 9936570098
12. Raja Birendra Sing Parmar Village & Post, Itaunja, Lucknow 955212296553
13. Th. Udayan Pratap Singh S.P.-5, Sector- C, Aliganj Extension, Lko 9305184623
14. Rai Swareshwar Bali No.2, Kaiserbagh, Daryabad House, Lucknow 9415090997 9935832535
15. Prof. D.P. Singh B-975, Sector-A, Mahanagar, Lucknow-006 9335218665
2480555, 2480490
16. Sri V.N. Misra 227-MG Mag, Lucknow 9415003438
2480555, 2480490
17. Mr. Satyender Pratap Singh 104-Landmark Apartment, New Hyderabad, Lucknow 9628221199
18. Mr. Rakeshwar Singh Colvin Taluqdars' College, Lucknow 9415702916
19. Mrs. Suman Singh - Principal Colvin Taluqdars' College, Lucknow 9335906879
Public School Status
The College was represented at the Indian Public Schools' Conference in 1965 and has the distinguished status of being a Public School. The College had itself hosted a Conference of Public Schools in the 1970's.
Residential School
The College is predominantly a Residential School although Day Scholars are given admissions under special circumstances. The Resident Scholars are encouraged to lead a life of self-discipline, and taught such manners as will enable them to hold their own in life. The scholars are groomed in a life-style that is modelled after the best in the world. The College satisfies every need and requirement of the elite and has the solitary distinction of turning out leaders who have broken new paths, making enormous contributions in their respective work-fields.
Awards & Prizes
The College has recieved Awards & Prizes for its merits and . . . more
College Magazine
The Colvin Chronicle is issued twice every year in November and March respectively, at the end of the Term.
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UK man gifts colleges a museum idea

COMING UP AT COLVIN The College museum will house Sir Auckland Colvin's fish cutlery set, the Indian Army’s battle tank, ex-students' real gold medals and . . . more
Boarding / Mess
The College has two Boarding Houses, Anjuman House and Avadh House that can accommodate almost 200 . . . more
N.C.C. / S.U.P.W
The College has all the three wings of the N. C. C. The training imparted to the students during routine drills, lec-dems and at the . . . more
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