Isabella Thoburn Degree College -IT College Lucknow

Friends, you already know how important education is in our lives, without good education and good values; you cannot do anything in your life. Life does not give everyone a chance to live life according to their own ease; it has to be made according to our own needs, for this you will have to be educated.

There is no age to learn and there is no person in this world who can say that I know everything. Every person learns something every day, if you are learning something, then you will make some mistakes, no human being knows anything without making a mistake.

In Lucknow, the city of Nawabs, the tone of the people speaking here touches the heart; there is a different sweetness in the language here, a different sense of belonging, a different atmosphere.

Let me tell you about one such college which is famous not only in India but also in whole Asia, I am talking about IT College whose full name is Isabella Thoburn College. Lucky for Lucknow, there is Isabella Thoburn College from where many educated people have passed out and illuminated the name of their city, Lucknow and their country all over the world.

When did this college start?

Majrooh Sultanpuri wrote a sher “I walked alone Janib-e-Manzil and people came along and became caravan”, his sher fits right to the beginning of this college.

At the time of 1866, there was neither good education nor any arrangement for the girls to study nor did the family allowed such thing. Meanwhile, there was a man named Bishop Jiren who wanted here the girls to be educated and touch the height of their dreams, to stand on their feet and could do something for their family members and for the society and with their passion and desire could establish an identity for themselves in the society. If someone wants to do something for you, then s/he must recognize the talent within you. In the same way, Bishop Jiren’s eyes recognized the desire to study within the girls of Lucknow, he saw the passion within the girls to move forward in their life. So, he immediately wrote a letter to his sister Isabella Thoburn who lived in America. In his letter, he told her about the talent of these girls and proposed to open a school here.

Isabella Thoburn read her brother’s letter very carefully and accepted his proposal. And his effort fulfilled the dream of Asia’s first women Christian college.

The college started on 18 April 1870 in a small house in Aminabad, the busiest marketplace in Lucknow. When college started, Isabella Thoburn urged people to send their daughters to study in this school so that they can fulfil their dreams and stand on their feet, but the people refused. After a lot of convincing, only 6 girls enrolled in this school, 3 of them got their name out of school after few days.

Nevertheless, Isabella Thoburn did not lose her courage; she maintained her passion of educating the girls. After 1 year of the beginning of this school, she bought a kothi in Lalbagh with 14 thousand silver coins; this kothi was the court of the last Nawab of Awadh. Gradually the attitude of people started to change and the number of girls studying there started to rise in the school, the journey of college continued for 16 years. When people began to change their attitude towards girl education, they started enrolling their daughters in school and then a passion was born within the girls to study further. Then Isabella Thoburn felt the need for higher educational institution here. This thought of her gave birth to a new institute in Lucknow. On 12 July 1886, whose foundation was laid in the name of “The Lucknow Women College”.

In 1894, this college partnered with Allahabad University and 3 year courses became part of this college. Isabella died in 1901, after which “The Lucknow Women College” was renamed as “Isabella Thoburn College” in her memory.

In 1902, five students graduated from this college, followed by Teacher’s Training Classes in 1903. Lucknow University was established in 1922, after which Isabella Thoburn College became part of Lucknow University. It was the first college to be affiliated by Lucknow University.

Postage stamp issued:

The Government of India released a postage stamp of Rs 5 denoting the college on 12 April 2012. In the year 2011, celebration of being 125 years old, the then India President, Smt. Pratibha Patil attended the college as a chief guest and honoured it.

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Admission Procedure :

The college prospectus and the application form are available from the I.T. Intermediate college office on payment of Rs. 500/- [Rupees Five hundred only] for postal despatch Rs. 600/- [Rupees Six hundred only] payment are accepted in cash / Bank draft in favour of I.T. College society account no. 6229 payable at Lucknow.

BA I, BSc I, B.Com I Admission to Bachelor of Arts (B.A.I.), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.I) and Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.I) for the academic session (2015-2016) is open to women candidates through an Entrance Test. The candidates are required to check the application form for following information..

(a) Dates for submission of application form.
(b) Date and Time of Entrance Test for different faculty /groups.
(c) Date and declaration of the first list of eligible candidates.


A candidate, who has passed Intermediate or equivalent examination recognized by the Lucknow University, is eligible to appear in the entrance test subject to scoring a minimum of

(a) 45% marks in aggregate for B.A.
(b) 50% marks in aggregate for B.H.Sc. (Home Science) and B.Com.
(c) 55% marks in aggregate for B.Sc. (Bio.) and B.Sc. (Maths)

Minimum eligibility may be relaxed for Christian students.

Submission of Form

  • A candidate satisfying the eligibility conditions is required to appear in the Entrance Test for getting admission to B.A.-I., B.Sc.-I, B.H.Sc.-I and B.Com.I class of this College. The College prospectus and the application form are available from the College on payment of Rs.600/- for counter purchase and Rs. 650/- for postal dispatch. Payments are accepted in cash /Bank draft in favour of the ‘Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow’ payable at Lucknow.
  • Postal order /Money order, Cheques shall not be accepted.
  • Last date for the issue and submission of the College Admission and Entrance Test form is printed on the admission form.
  • Entrance Test form duly completed in all respects along with the required enclosures should be mailed under registered post to the Isabella Thoburn College, 7, Faizabad Road, Lucknow, so as to reach the College latest by the date given on the admission form.

The Entrance Test Form completed in all respects should be submitted at the College according to the dates given on the application form, between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Before dispatch/submitting the application form the candidate should check that..

  • All the columns of the application form are duly filled.
  • Following enclosures are attached with the application form.
  • A Bank Draft of Rs.400/- to be paid with each form through Account Payee Bank Draft drawn in favour of ‘Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow’ payable at Lucknow. A candidate wishing to receive the admit card through post must pay additional sum of Rs. 50/- only to cover postage charges.
  • A self-attested photostat copy of High-School and Intermediate/XII marksheet.
  • Two passport size photographs of the candidate (to be pasted on the application form). The photographs on the application form should be self attested.
  • Self attested photocopy of relevant document if privilege is sought.
  • Forms incomplete in any respect shall be rejected..

A candidate may apply for one or more than one group on separate application forms .

1 – GROUP I B.Sc. (Biology)
2 – GROUP II B.Sc. (Home Science)
3 – GROUP III B.Sc. (Mathematics)
4 – GROUP IV B.A. (Arts)
5 – GROUP V B.Com.

Candidates who have passed in Intermediate or equivalent examinations with Physics, Chemistry and Biology may apply for Group I, II and /or Group IV on separate application forms. Candidates with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics may apply for Group III and/ or Group IV and/ or Group V on separate application forms. Candidates with commerce or Economics may apply for Group IV and/or Group V.

  • The College also offers two vocational courses of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics to B.Sc. (Home Science) and Computer Application to B.A. students respectively. A candidate with Physics, Chemistry and Biology at Intermediate level may opt for Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics instead of Nutrition. An additional fee of Rs. 5000/- (Five thousand only) per annum (subject to revision) (for all the three years) will be charged from those candidates opting for Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics or Computer Application.
  • The Entrance Test fee of Rs.400/- to be paid with each form is non- refundable.
  • Self attestation of a photocopy of document is done by putting full name in running hand writing.
  • No certificate whatsoever shall be received separately after the submission of the form.
  • A provisional Admit card to a candidate shall be issued at the time of submission of the application form.
  • A provisional Admit Card to a candidate whose Entrance Test form is received by post shall be mailed under registered post within four days from the date of receipt of the application form provided the test form is found to be valid and complete in all respects.
  • Photocopies of the mark sheets and certificates and the photographs submitted along with the entrance Test form shall not be returned.
  • It is in the interest of a candidate to submit the Entrance test form duly completed in all respects at the earliest possible to avoid last minute rush for submission of the form and for collection of the Admit Card.
  • On date of the Entrance Test all the candidates who have received Admit Cards must take their seats at least thirty minutes before the starting time at the Centre mentioned in the Admit Card.
  • In case the Admit Card is lost a candidate may obtain a duplicate Admit Card by bringing two copies of her photograph and one photocopy of each of the documents enclosed with the Entrance Test form on a payment of Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty only).
  • At the time of receiving the Admit Card, candidate should check that her roll number starts with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 if she has applied for Group I, II, III, IV or V respectively.
  • Dates and Time of the Test for different groups is printed on the Admission Form and Admit Card. Candidates should report for the test accordingly.
  • Name of the Centre shall be stamped on the Admit Card.

Entrance Test question papers for each group shall consist of the following four sections:

(a) Biology
(b) Physics
(c) Chemistry
(d) English Language & General Awareness.
(a) Physics
(b) Chemistry
(c) Mathematics
(d) English Language & General Awareness.
(a) Verbal Reasoning
(b) Non-Verbal Reasoning
(c) Quantitative Reasoning
(d) English Language & General Awareness.
(a) Commerce
(b) Verbal Reasoning
(c) Quantitative Reasoning
(d) English Language & General Awareness.

Last date of submission of application forms: as given in the application form. Distribution of Admit Cards for the entrance test: as given in the application form.


  1. The minimum qualification required for admission to B.Ed. course is a bachelor’s degree in Arts or Science of a recognised University.
  2. A candidate who has passed a Bachelor’s examination with a minimum of 50% marks is eligible to appear in the entrance test.
  3. A candidate offering two school-teaching-subjects /papers at graduation /post- graduation level is eligible to appear in the entrance test.

If a candidate does not fulfill the above listed eligibility criteria, her test booklet will not be corrected and her application will stand cancelled.

Admission Requirements

A candidate whose name appears, in the merit list of candidates recommended for admission must report for admission on the allotted date/time. The candidate is required to bring

  • All original Mark sheets, certificates and documents.
  • Original Transfer Certificate (to be submitted otherwise admission will stand cancelled).
  • Original Character Certificate (to be submitted).
  • Original Migration certificate wherever applicable (to be submitted).
  • Self attested photocopy of X and XII mark sheets.
  • Self attested photocopy of X pass certificate.
  • Original relevant document (if privilege is sought).

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Under the M.Sc and the M.A. program, the college offers various courses which the students can choose from.

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