History & Tradition

Avadh Girls’ Degree College is a Higher Education Institution for female students, run by the Avadh Educational Society. Founded in 1958 as Loreto Degree College, it was taken over by the Avadh Educational Society in 1975 from Loreto Convent. In 1975-76, the Degree College was handed over in totality by the Government to Avadh Educational Society with Begum Hamida Habibullah as President, Late Mrs. Kamla Bhargava as Manager and Late Mrs. B.C. Sharma as its principal. Under the mentorship & guidance of Principal, the Institution, with its new name, continued its march with eleven faculty members, one librarian, one office staff and four fourth class employees. With the concerted efforts of an excellent and dedicated staff, the College steered through the changeover smoothly. Today, it is a leading institution, having imparted value based education to innumerable students for over five decades.

The College inculcates and encourages academic and extra-academic excellence in its students. Thousands of students have passed through its portals and successfully take their place in society. It is a matter of great pride that many of them have carved out a niche for themselves in a wide variety of areas, specially the Indian Administrative and Allied Services, Banking, C.A., C.S., Defence and other top Managerial positions.

The College has certain traditions and all students are expected to observe them. The College lays equal emphasis on curricular and extra curricular activities. The Dean of Studies and the Dean of Students co-ordinate and take care of the academic and extra academic activities of the students. The Deans also provide a liaison between the Principal, Staff and Students, President, Vice-President (B.A./B.ComIII), Presidents of the ten extra-curricular activity clubs, NSS and Representatives and Secretaries of B.A./B.Com I, II & III.

Each student is a member of three compulsory clubs viz. Social Service, Sports and Entertainment. Besides these, she is expected to join at least one other club. Enrolment to these clubs must be completed within the stipulated period.

Several functions are organized by the various clubs under the supervision of a Faculty Advisor during the session and the students are given ample opportunity to display and develop their talents.

The College commences its session with an Orientation Programme. In this, the students are familiarized with the College Campus, the Library, the Staff and the Traditions of the College.

The Investiture Ceremony marks the beginning of the official functioning of the Council of Students. The Council then organizes a Social to welcome the freshers to create a feeling of fraternity amongst them.

The College recognizes and rewards the achievements of the students in the academic and extra-academic fields at the Annual Awards Day held towards the close of the session. Regular attendance in classes is essential for the Students to be considered for the awards. The Valedictory Assembly marks the end of the session.