La Martiniere College, Lucknow, established in 1845, was founded in accordance with the Will of Major General Claude Martin. Born in Lyon, France, in 1735, the Founder died in Lucknow on 13 September, 1800. The day of his death, by his own instructions is commemorated as ‘Founder’s Day’. Under his Will, certain funds were allotted for the establishment of schools at Lyon, his birth place in France, in Calcutta and at Lucknow. In his Will Claude Martin also directed that “my house at Luckperra or Constantia House with all the ground and premises belonging to the house and all the ground around it, none is to be sold or detached from it.” The Will went on to define his purpose, which was “for to keep the said Constantia House ,
La Martiniere College was founded in 1845. Born in Lyon, France, in 1735, the Founder died in Lucknow on 13 September, 1800.
La Martiniere College is an educational institution located in Lucknow, the capital of the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh.
Class 10 students are prepared for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education and for the Indian School Certificate Examination when they are in Class 12.
La Martiniere Boys&rsquo: College occupies the central portion of the Constantia building and is set in a campus of around 400 acres, part of which is now used by Lucknow Golf Club. The sprawling estate also includes a village called Martin Purwa, named after Claude Martin, and part of the Lucknow Zoo.
There are two academic campuses of La Martiniere College. The Junior School Campus, is made up of three academic blocks which accommodates the pre-school and junior sections. Constantia Campus houses the middle and senior sections as well as the living facilities of the resident-scholars and resident Staff.