Zakir Husain Delhi College – Delhi

Zakir Husain Delhi College, formerly known as Zakir Husain College, Anglo Arabic College and Delhi College, founded in 1692, is the oldest existing educational institution in Delhi. A constituent college of the University of Delhi, it offers undergraduate and post graduate courses in Arts, Commerce and Science streams. The institution has had a considerable influence on modern education as well as Urdu and Islamic learning in India, and today remains the only Delhi University College offering BA (Hons) courses in Arabic and Persian.

With 460 students pursuing their higher studies at Zakir Husain, the college has started another series of lectures named ‘The Delhi College Lecture Series’. The endeavor is to recreate and carry forward the legacy of the Delhi Renaissance and the progress made thereof in Science, Literature and the positive interventions in the field of education. The latest lecture was delivered by Mrinal Pande, eminent journalist and Chairman, Prasar Bharti.


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