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La Martiniere College

La Martiniere College

La Martiniere College, Lucknow 226001 Uttar Pradesh, India.

School Information:
  • School Board: ICSE
  • Type: All Boy's
  • Hostel Facility: Yes

About the school

La Martiniere College, Lucknow would soon be starting its 175th academic session, a landmark for any educational institute in the world. To say that La Martiniere is just another big school would be an understatement. The institution has several achievements under its feet that no other school in India can lay claim on.

The History

The first academic session of the school began in 1845, 45 years after the death of Major General Claude Martin, a native of France serving in the English East India Company. Martin in his will had stated that upon his death an educational institution for boys should be established at his place of residence in Lucknow called Constantia. After years of legal disputes, the first day of classes was held on October 1, 1845, a day which is now celebrated every year as Constantia Day.

Another important milestone in the school's history came during the Revolt of 1857 in Lucknow. Residency, a British stronghold was under siege by the revolting populace. A group of boys from La Martiniere along with their Principal George Schilling were tasked with helping the British forces defend the stronghold. The school was granted Military Honours by the British Empire for defending the Residency and till date remains the only educational institute in India to be given this honour.

Initially, only the sons of British Officers were allowed to study at La Martiniere but as time progressed  Indians were also granted the right to study at the prestigious institute. Now, more than 5000 boys are studying at La Martinere College, Lucknow. The students are divided among Day-Scholars and Resident Scholars.

Each student is assigned a house when they leave pre-school. The Four Houses at La Martiniere are Lyons (Yellow), Hodson (Red), Cornwallis (Green) and Martin (Blue). All the intra-college competitions are held along the lines of these houses.

Campus: The La Martiniere College Estate

The Institute consists of two campuses called the Junior School Campus and the Constantia Campus. Three academic blocks make up the Junior School Campus which houses classes for the Pre-School Section (Nursery and Preparatory)  and the Junior Section (Standards 1 to 4). Class 5 onwards the students are shifted to the Constantia Campus which consists of the Middle School (Standards 5 to 8) and the Senior School (Standards 9 to 12). The Constantia Campus also contains the four dormitories where the residential scholars live.

Constantia, the residence of the founder of the college is the centre point of the senior campus. In the basement of the main building lies the tomb of the Late General. The library and the College Chapel are placed above the tomb. Facing Constantia is The Laat, a monolith with its base in the Gomti River. The East Terrace lies between the Laat and the main building where the assembly is held till this day. As the college faces the Gomti River, the water would overrun the college during the monsoon season, there have been documented accounts of students coming to the school on boats. A Bund was later constructed to keep the water out. Over the years the Gomti River has subsided and now a park has been constructed around the Laat.

The College Office is located on the North Wing of the main building as well as the Computer Labs. The South Wing houses classrooms for the Middle School. Two large halls lie adjacent to Constantia, the Spence Hall serves as the college auditorium while the Sykes Hall serves as the dining hall for the resident scholars.

Above the Sykes Hall is the science department of the college. Chemistry, Physics, Biology and BioTechnology Labs are located here.

The size of the Martiniere Estate is around 400 acre which has allowed the school to construct fields for various sports including Cricket, Football, Golfing, Archery and even Horse Riding. The campus also has a Tennis faculty and a skating arena. The institute is one of the few remaining schools in India to have a boxing arena as well as a Baseball pitch.

The Polo Ground is a large open field located opposite the Junior School Campus serves as a multipurpose sports field. The Annual Athletic Meet is held on this field. 'Fairydale' which is located on the South Side of the campus is used extensively for Cricket. Located parallel to the 'Bulls Ring' is the college swimming pool.

The favourite hangout place of the students on the Constantia Campus is the fully air-conditioned College Canteen. The Canteen serves the now iconic 'Bun-Tac', a dish made of bun and butter.

Academics

La Martiniere College is affiliated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). The 10th Standard students write the ICSE board examination while the 12th Standard students write the ISC board examinations. English is a compulsory subject for all students studying at La Martiniere. Other Languages taught at La Martinere include Hindi, Sanskrit, French and Urdu. While Hindi is compulsory till 10th Standard, students can choose between French, Sanskrit and Urdu from 5th Standard onwards.

Each year is divided into two terms. The examinations for the First Term are held in September while examinations for the Final Term are held in March. Students with academic achievement are awarded on the Prize Day.

Commerce subjects such as Commercial Studies and Economics are offered in 9th Standard. After their 10th Standard board examination, students can decide between Science, Commerce and Humanities streams. In ICSE 2019 Examinations 347 candidates were offered pass certificates. The topper of the batch was Druv Misra with an astounding 97.8%. In ISC 2019, Dhaval Gupta was the topper in the commerce department with 99.25%(Ranking 4th in India). Adnan Aslam in science with 98.25%. Abhinav Yadav in Humanities with 97.50%.

The teacher to student ratio is 1:25 which ensures individual attention to each student. La Martiniere College was ranked as the 9th best day school in India by Education World and Centre for Forecasting Pvt Ltd (C fore) along with being ranked as the number 1 boarding schools for boys in Lucknow by Uniform Application.

The La Martiniere Boarding House

La Martiniere has a boarding strength of over 500 students, from classes 3rd to 12th, from every corner of the country, and this number keeps increasing with each passing year. The boarding house has also been able to attract students even from neighbouring countries such as Nepal. The boarding routine which dedicates equal time to studies and sports sees to it that every residential scholar excels at all the avenues of school life. The boarding house is divided into four dormitories which are treated as home by the students.

Co-Curricular Activities

La Martiniere College, Lucknow offers a wide range of Co-Curricular Activities for the holistic growth of its students. The twenty plus clubs that the school offers form the basis of life outside the classroom for the students. They not only concentrate on the physical development of the student but also in inculcating skills like leadership, teamwork and discipline. Specific time has been allocated for CCA activities every week, Tuesdays in the Junior Campus and Thursdays in the Constantia Campus.

The NCC

The National Cadet Corp is an integral part of student life at La Martiniere. The students can become part of the NCC as early as the 5th Standard. Being a part of the NCC teaches students discipline and officer like qualities. Marching is an important aspect of the NCC, marchpasts are held of occasions such as Republic Day, Independence Day and Prize Day. A march past competition is held between the different wings of the NCC in December called the Hashman Memorial Drill Competition. Several NCC camps are held throughout the academic year.

Sports

Availability of fields for individual sports has allowed La Martiniere to establish clubs for these sports. Apart from the usual sports clubs like Cricket, Football, Hockey, Badminton, Tennis, the school offers some unusual ones like Archery and Horse Riding. The College has two stables which are home to more than fifteen horses, professional trainers teach horseback riding early in the morning.

The vacant plot on the west side of the campus has been converted into an Archery Range for the students interested in that sport. The college Shooting Range is a hangout spot for students with good aim, some of whom have been won National Level Championships.

Boxing returned to La Martinere in 2016 after a very long hiatus. Inter House matches are held regularly. The newest sport to enter La Martiniere is Baseball which was started in 2018. Taking advantage of the nearby flowing Gomti River, the school has started its own Rowing Club.

Public Speaking

Debating and Elocution have been an eminent part of CCA at La Martiniere. Multiple debating and elocution competitions are held throughout the year. There is a longstanding tradition of boys participating in inter-school competitions such as the Frank Anthony Memorial Debates.

Another recent development in the infrastructure of the school has been the opening of the Media Lab in the North Wing. The newly formed Media Club operates the school's own radio station.

CCA Organization

La Martiniere College Extra Co-Curilicar Organization(LEO) is a student-run body that organizes Constantia, a week-long cultural fest filled to the brim with inter-school competitions. OXARO was another student-run organization that was primarily involved in arranging interschool sports competitions and various tech-based events but it has now been absorbed by LEO.

La Martiniere MUN Society

La Martiniere has been organizing Model United Nations since 2014, the boys regularly participate in MUN conferences throughout India. The MUN club is dedicated to helping the boys craft their public speaking skills. Recently at the United Ambassadors' Model United Nations Conference in Geneva, Switzerland the delegation from La Martiniere was adjudged the Best Delegation.

Notable Alumni: The Pride of La Martiniere

Equal focus on CCA and academics is a staple of La Martiniere College, Lucknow and has been for many years and will continue to be so. The holistic education offered at La Martiniere has produced many achievers.

Mr Ranjendra K Pachauri, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

Denzil and Trevor Keelor, Veer Charkra Awardees for 1971 Indo-Pak War.

Mr Rajinder Khanna, former RAW Chief and Deputy National Security Adviser of India.

Maj. Tushar Gauba, 2005 Batch who was offered the Kriti Chakra in 2019.

Group Captain Anubhav Tripathi a pupil of the Batch of 1995 of Martin House, was awarded the Vayu Sena Medal, 2019.

Dushyant Singh, Additional Director General of Police,1978 Batch, was awarded the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service.

Santosh Mehrotra, a major Indian figure in National and International affairs.

Ashok Soota, executive chairman and co-founder of Happiest Minds Technologies.

Vinod Mehta, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Outlook Magazine

Mukul Deva, eminent author of thriller novels

Akash Banerjee, political satirist, 2000 Batch

Ali Fazal, a major Bollywood and Hollywood actor, appearing in movies like Furious 7(2015)



CMS Gomtinagar I

CMS Gomtinagar I

Vishal Khand-2, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, India

School Information:
  • School Board: ICSE
  • Type: Co-Education
  • Hostel Facility: No

About the school

Established in 1991, CMS, Gomti Nagar Campus is deemed to be one of the most prestigious and premier institutions of the country. Not only is it known for its academic excellence, but is also reputed for the innumerable extra-curricular activities that the school encourages.



Jagran Public School

Viraj Khand - 2, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow-226010

School Information:
  • School Board: CBSE
  • Type: Co Education
  • Hostel Facility: Yes

About the school

Jagran Public School, Lucknow is a coeducational public school that is located in Viraj Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. The school was established in 2007 under the aegis of Dainik Jagran and is part of their Jagran Education Foundation. JPS is affiliated to CBSE and provides day boarding as well as boarding facilities. The school provides classes for students from Preschool all the way to Class 12th. 

In a little bit more than a decade, the school has established itself as one of the premier institutes in Lucknow with hundreds of students being admitted every year. The reason behind this is their strong emphasis on the very fundamentals of education along with the continuous search for the latest contemporary modes of education.  JPS as a school believes in producing not just academicians but students who will become ideal citizens of tomorrow's India. 

Jagran Education Foundation

The Jagran Education Trust is the education wing of the Dainik Jagran Group, it is a functioning body established under the Shri Puran Chandra Gupta Trust. The Trust was founded in 1987, the honour of the Late Shri Puran Chandra Gupta. The aim of the trust is to achieve and develop the educational, cultural, spiritual, medical and other such philanthropic needs of modern India. The pioneer educational venture of the trust was the Puranchand Vidyaniketan, a school in Kanpur, which was established in the year 1991. The success of the school led to the opening of the Jagran Education Foundation in 2005. 

Aims and Beliefs of Jagran Public School

Jagran Public School was inspired by the beliefs of Late Shri Puran Chandra Gupta and continues to serve them. The aim of the school is to bring into reality the famous saying of Mahatma Gandhi, "Literary education is of no value if it is not able to build sound character." It tries to so by blending national culture and heritage with the worldwide accepted and premier education norms. 

Jagran Public School lays excessive stress on the all-around and enthusiastic participation of its students, the development of a general team spirit and ensuring the mental, spiritual and physical growth of its students. 

The Infrastructure

The campus is spread around a large area of 5 acres. The main building is surrounded by artistically designed gardens and playfields to nurture an environment of learning and growth. The green campus is free from the struggles of urban life, thereby providing its students with a pressure-free environment. 

The Main Building 

The entire school revolves around the main building which is a massive four-storey educational hub. It has 45 extensive and well-ventilated classrooms to enhance learning. Assembly is important for any school and for this JPS has a large assembly area along with an Open Air Theatre for Pre-Primary section. Other large areas for gatherings in the school are the main school hall, which can accommodate around 200 students and the conference room. For physics lovers, JPS has an Innovative Physics lab called Anveshika. Not one but two libraries are there to increase the knowledge of the students. The school also has a specially designed yoga room as well as an Art and Craft room and many more unique locations for the different interests of the students. 

JPS is 100% equipped and meets the standards expected from a CBSE 10+2 school. Physics, Chemistry and Biology labs are all present. The School also has three computer labs that are equipped with the latest software and hardware as well as a high-speed broadband connection. 

The Hostel

Jagran Public School, Lucknow also provides hostel facilities for its residential scholars. The hostel is also called 'The Other Home' and accommodates around 165 girls and boys. Students from distinct places such as other cities of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh have come to stay at JPS. Some have even come from outside of India like Nepal and Europe. 

The hostel has been divided into two wings, one for boys and one for girls. The boy's wing has a capacity of 100 students and is made up of eight large dormitories. The girl's wing can hold 65 students and has eight spacious dormitories. There is a separate mess for each wing where the students have their meals. All the dormitories are air-conditioned and each student has been provided with a bed. 

The Principal and the respective Hostel Wardens have their places of residence inside the campus itself to ensure the safety of the students. 

The School Ground

Encompassing the main building of the school are gardens and playfields. The school has a proper football field, a basketball court, three volleyball fields and a badminton field. The school also has a Kho-Kho field to promote the indigenous sport. Along with the lustrous gardens the school also has a nursery for the young plants.

The official canteen is located in the basement which provides healthy food that is necessary for the growth of the students. 

Conclusion

Jagran Public School, Lucknow is still a relatively young school however it has established a name for itself in the education community of Lucknow. The school is continuously expanding its infrastructure to evolve with the changing educational standards. 



Seth MR Jaipuria School

Seth MR Jaipuria School

Vineet Khand, Gomti Nagar Lucknow 226010

School Information:
  • School Board: ICSE
  • Type: Co Education
  • Hostel Facility: No

About the school

Seth M.R. Jaipuria School, Lucknow has been established in memory of Late Seth Mungturam Jaipuria, a great nationalist and doyen of Textile Industry, who was conferred ‘Padma Bhushan’ by the President of India in 1971 in recognition of his services to the society. The present patron of the school is Shri Sharad Jaipuria.



La Martiniere Girls College

La Martiniere Girls College

Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow -226001

School Information:
  • School Board: ICSE
  • Type: All Girl's
  • Hostel Facility: Yes

About the school

La Martiniere Girls’ College, Lucknow was established in Moti Mahal premises in 1869 with less than a 100 students and staff. Today, it has 2700 students (110 boarders) and 247 staff. It has always ranked as one of the leading schools of India, and academically, since 2015, it has consistently been rated in the top 10 all-girls boarding schools of India. 



St Francis College

St Francis College

Shahnajaf Road, Hazratganj, Lucknow-226001

School Information:
  • School Board: ICSE
  • Type: All Boy's
  • Hostel Facility: No

About the school

St. Francis’ College is a recognised, unaided Anglo-Indian minority institution established and administered by “The Catholic Diocese of Lucknow”, a charitable Religious Society registered in Lucknow under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860.

The College was founded in 1885. It was established with the object of imparting modern education primarily to Catholic students in a manner that would conserve their “Religion, Language, Script and Culture, “but is open to all, irrespective of religion, caste or community”.

This institution is situated in Hazratganj – the central and posh locality of Lucknow and as such, is very convenient for parents/guardians seeking education for their children. The College has a well-maintained, spacious campus with artistic and imposing buildings, playgrounds and well-grown trees along the boundary, providing an atmosphere for good health and education.



Loreto Convent College

Loreto Convent College

Lucknow Rd, Bandariya Bag Railway Colony, Gulistan Colony

School Information:
  • School Board: ICSE
  • Type: All Girls
  • Hostel Facility: No

About the school

Loreto Convent College, Lucknow founded in  1872, is  under the  management  of  the  Sisters  of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loreto Sisters). This Institute was founded in 1616 by an English woman, Mary Ward (1585-1645). It pioneered a new type of religious life which undertook the education of girls as its main work. The 18th century saw the spread and development of the Institute in Europe and in England. It was introduced into Ireland by Frances Teresa Ball, who in 1821 established the first house of the Irish Branch there. She called it Loreto, the name by which all subsequent  foundations spread  all  over  the  world  are still known. The Loreto Sisters came to India in 1841 and have established schools in many parts of eastern and northern India.

The prime purpose of the Order is the education of girl child of all denominations. The aim of the school is to give its pupils a sound moral education while devoting special attention to their intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development. Loreto Convent Intermediate College strives to communicate to its pupils a culture that is characterized by an ability to work and think sincerely and comprehensively.



Scholars' Home

VIPUL KHAND - 3 GOMTI NAGAR, LUCKNOW - 226010

School Information:
  • School Board: ICSE
  • Type: Co-Education
  • Hostel Facility: No

About the school

The aim of Scholars' Home is to groom students through quality education into individuals who are spiritually, morally and ethically heads and shoulders above the crowd. The school motivates students towards the cultivation of excellence and to inculcate 'Indian Ethos' that would virtually lead them to self-fulfillment and make them sensitive to the emerging national aspirations.

Scholars' Home strongly feels that child education is the only effective way of channelizing young investigating minds, develop a scientific outlook and an aptitude for learning in life. Once your child is admitted in this institution, he/she actually enters in an environment which is most conducive to the flowering of all his/her capabilities and talents.



Spring Dale School Gomti Nagar

Spring Dale School Gomti Nagar

Viraj Khand-II, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow-226001

School Information:
  • School Board: ICSE
  • Type: Co Education
  • Hostel Facility: No

About the school

Spring Dale School's campus at Viraj Khand ll, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow is an addition to the Spring Dale Group with its commitment to the Society. With the foundation of the Campus laid on 14th day of October in the year 2007 by the Directress of the Institution, Mrs. Krishna Sood; the school started its functioning on 1st day of July in the year 2008 At the moment the school is conducting classes for students from play group up till Class X.

The newly built campus is entirely housed with modern Infrastructure. The State of the Art study complex has an Activity Centre equipped with modern educational aids for the students, an updated computer centre, a nursery park, splash pool and other facilities. The school auditorium can hold a population of 500 audiences at time. Besides this, the school is also using the E-learning techniques in the Audio-Visual Rooms and programs empowered by ‘Bhartividya’, a Jaypee Group Initiative.

The well trained and qualified teachers give their utmost and each and every child is given individual attention for the best of the needs. Apart from academic excellence, the students are also put under counseling sessions for their all round personality development and grooming.

Physical Training is also well handled in the school by professionals to make the students aware of the positives of sports, games and other physical exercises.



Cathedral School

Cathedral School

Hazratganj Lucknow-226001

School Information:
  • School Board: CBSE
  • Type: Co Education
  • Hostel Facility: No

About the school

Cathedral School Lucknow is a Christian Minority Institution established and administered by "THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE LUCKNOW", a religious and charitable society engaged in Educational, Medical and Social Work in ten districts of UP and is registered under the Registration of Societies Act No. of 1860.The School is centrally located in Hazratganj, Lucknow.

It is spacious, well ventilated, neat and tidy and it's well-maintained compound all-around adds to the atmosphere of education devotion, dedication and discipline. Adequate and spacious rooms are provided for teaching and co-curricular activities.

The school was founded in the year 1950 under the patronage of St. Joseph and admission is open to all, irrespective of cast creed and religion.

It is an unaided, co-educational institution where boys and girls grow up together in a healthy atmosphere of equality and mutual respect.

The school aims at the integral and all-round development of young boys and girls by giving them an education which is morally, socially, culturally, physically and mentally sound. Great stress is laid on national aspirations, and accordingly, students are helped to become mature, imbibed with values to become worthy citizens of India.

A course on religious instructions is given to the Catholic students whereas value education is imparted to the non-Catholics English is the medium of instruction, but equal importance is given to Hindi and Sanskrit, the languages of our nation and cultural heritage.

The institution conducts classes from Nursery to Class XII with the objective of preparing its students for the Certificate Examination of the CBSE, New Delhi.