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Zakir Husain Delhi College

Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, New Delhi, Delhi

1123232218, 1123232219

  • Approved by NAAC A+
  • Affiliated toUniversity of Delhi

The origin of the Zakir Husain Delhi College can be traced to the closing years of the 17th Century, with the founding of a Madrasa by Ghaziuddin Khan, one of the Emperor Aurangzeb’s leading Deccan commanders and the father of the first Nizam of Hyderabad. The complex containing his tomb, a mosque and a Madrasa, can be visited today outside the Ajmeri Gate near the Dargah of the 13th century Sufi, Hazrat Hafiz Sadullah. The upheavals that weakened the Mughal empire during the 18th century, resulted in the closure of the Madrasa in the early 1790’s, but, with the support of the wealthy citizens of Delhi, an oriental college for literature, science and art, was established at the site in 1792. Instruction was provided in prose, literature, rhetoric, logic, philosophy, jurisprudence, astrology and medicine. In 1824, Delhi College was engrafted onto this institution by the British East India Company’s government. Nawab Itmad udduala, the Oudh Vazir, provided an endowment of Rs. 1,70,000 in 1829 for the promotion of oriental learning. Instruction was imparted chiefly in Persian and Arabic, and there was also a Sanskrit department.

Academic Facilities

  • Educational Tour

  • Seats Reservation

  • Fee Refund Policy

  • Guest Lectures

  • Research Development

  • Guidance Cell

  • Library Resources

  • Hi-tech Computer Lab

  • Hi-Tech Labs

  • Language Lab

Non-Academic Facilities

  • Sports

  • Hostel

  • Visitors Lounge

  • Auditorium

  • Motivational Camps

  • Annual Meet

  • Security

  • Cultural Activities

Other Facilities

  • Water Purifier

  • Wi fi Campus

  • Playground

  • Co-education

  • Power Back

  • Tuck Shops

  • Canteen Provision

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Arts Duration
Bachelor of Arts 3 Years
Bachelor of Arts Honours in English 3 Years
Bachelor of Arts Honours in Hindi 3 Years
Bachelor of Arts Honours in History 3 Years
Bachelor of Arts Honours in Persian 3 Years
Bachelor of Arts Honours in Political Science 3 Years
Bachelor of Arts Honours in Sanskrit 3 Years
Bachelor of Arts Honours in Urdu 3 Years
Master of Arts in English 2 Years
Master of Arts in Hindi 2 Years
Master of Arts in Philosophy 2 Years
Master of Arts in Political Science 2 Years View More
Commerce Duration
Bachelor of Commerce 3 Years View More
Bachelor of Commerce honours 3 Years


  • Amnik February 21, 2017

    - Interactive sessions & good learning resources - Well maintained library with latest books - Good placement record - Indoor & outdoor activities - Gymnasium

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