La Martinière College

La Martinière College is a premiere educational institution,the only school in the world to have been awarded royal battle honours for its role in the defence of Lucknow during the mutiny of 1857.

La Martinière is a non-denominational private school in India (Kolkata and Lucknow) and in France (Lyon).

La Martinière Schools were founded posthumously by Major General Claude Martin in the early 19th century. Martin had acquired a large fortune while serving the Nawab of Awadh Asaf-ud-Daula and bequeath a major part of his estate to establish the schools. His will outlined every detail of the schools, from their location to the manner of celebrating the annual Founder’s Day. The seven branches function independently, but maintain close contacts and share most traditions.

La Martinière College, Lucknow was awarded a Battle Honour – ‘Defence of Lucknow’ for the part the staff and pupils played in the Defence of the Residency at Lucknow during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 – the only school in the world so distinguished.

Notable alumni

# “Miss India” : Priyanka Chopra
# Rajendra K. Pachauri studied at La Martinière, Lucknow
# Vinod Mehta editor of Outlook Magazine
# Radio and television personality Roshan Abbas

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