|Isabella Thoburn College on a 2012 stamp of Indiaen.wikipedia.or|
|Isabella_Thoburn college, Lucknow, UP. google.co.in/|
|Methodist Episcopal missionary Isabella Thoburn en.wikipedia.org|
James Mills Thoburn, a Methodist Episcopal missionary in India,
In 1866, she taught at the college established by her and later she also founded a Methodist High School in Kanpur, UP. These two educational institutions were among the first in colonial India, serving the religious and educational needs of the Anglo Indian community in the kingdom of Awadh (now part of UP).............
|Isabella Thoburn College. Lucknow, UP.YouTube|
-In July 1886, the college introduced Fine Arts classes under the supervision of the University of Calcutta and after 1894 the college was affiliated to the newly formed Allahabad University by the British India government. Upon the death of Miss Thoburn in 1901, the College was again renamed after the founder Ms. Isabella. It was in 1923 the college moved from the present location at Lal Bagh to the new location Chand Bagh estate, comprising 32 acres of prime land. This place was once a royal garden under the Nawabi rulers of Lucknow. The college then got ample support from one Nirmal Chandra Chaturvedi, an educationist of great repute and member of the university Executive Council.
On 12 April 2012 the Postal deptt. of government of India issued a Rs. 5 postal stamp honoring this institution. Now affiliated to Lucknow University, the college offers several undergraduate and post-graduate courses in various fields for women. Isabella Thoburn College is being run by the Isabella Thoburn Society of the Methodist Church in India and hr name is firmly etched in the pages of History of Indian women's education.