Avadh Girls' Degree College is an institution for higher education of women, 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. The Degree College was taken over in totality with Begum Hamida Habibullah as President and (Late) Mrs. Kamla Bhargava as Manager. (Late) Mrs. BC Sharma became its first Principal. Under her principalship the nascent Institution began its march with eleven faculty members, one librarian, one office staff and four fourth class employees. With the concerted efforts of the 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.