Colvin Talukdar’s College is actually one of the oldest schools in India. It was established by Sir Auckland Colvin, the Lieutenant Governor of Awadh and Agra in those times in the Hasanganj area of Purana Haidrabad near the bank of River Gomti.
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The school was originally built with the aim of providing education to the children of British officers and the landed aristocrats or Talukdars. It prepares the students for the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination. It was opened to the general public after the Independence of India after 1947. It has three hostels for boys called Avadh, Anjuman and Hind, Like most public schools, it also has a house system. There are five houses, Ajanta, Nalanda, Sanchi, Taxila and Ujjain.
The college holds its annual sports and alumni day under the name of the Darbar Day in December. The institution has produced some of the most eminent personalities of India including film personalities Javed Akhtar and Muzaffar Ali; politicians Chaudhary Ajit Singh, Jitendra Parsad besides many others.