Isabella Thoburn College, [ITC] Lucknow
Traversing back in history, more than 127 years back Isabella Thoburn College was the first Christian College for women in Asia. Ms.Isabella Thoburn – the young teacher, was the first woman Methodist missionary to sail to India in 1869, after the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society (WFMS), of the Methodist Episcopal church, was formed in Boston to champion the cause of women in India.The history of the School and then College has been an arduous journey, though a fruitful one from a school of one-room in the dusty Aminabad bazaar, the starting point of Ms.Thoburn, on April 18, 1870, with just six girls, to being named Christian Girls’ Boarding School (a year later), to the relocation for better facilities to Lal Bagh (meaning “Ruby Garden”), – the house of the treasurer of the last Nawab of Avadh, to an important development of a college-level class added to the Lal Bagh curriculum. This led to the formation of The Lucknow Woman’s College, which began functioning on July 12, 1886 with Fine Arts, affiliated to Calcutta University and later to Allahabad University.Affiliations ofIsabella Thoburn College, [ITC] Lucknow
- The University is affiliated to the University of Lucknow
- Isabella Thoburn College of Society
- Isabella Thoburn Degree College
- Isabella Thoburn Intermediate College
- Isabella Thoburn College (Professional Studies)
- 1870: Isabella Thoburn College started as a school.
- 1886: The College class founded.
- The Cross: In the centre of the shield is the Christian symbol of love, sacrifice, and service.
- The Chapel lamp: The symbol of light – Jesus Christ the Light of the World.
- The Open Book: The Holy Bible. It also represents learning.
- The Dove: The Christian symbol of the Holy Spirit. It also represents Peace.
- The Lotus: Our National flower.