Zakir Husain Delhi College, Delhi
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1600s to 1975
Shradha Chettri, June 8, 2019: The Times of India
The college’s origins can be traced to the 17th century, when it was founded as a madrassa by Ghaziuddin Khan, a leading commander of Emperor Aurangzeb in the Deccan. As the Mughal empire weakened, the madrassa was closed, only to be resurrected as a centre for oriental studies in 1792. In 1824, the British turned it into the Delhi Oriental College, but after its plundering during the 1857 war of independence, it was transferred to Lahore in 1877.
In 1924, the Anglo-Arabic Intermediate College was started and it was affiliated to Delhi University the following year, becoming a constituent degree college in 1929. In 1975, the institution, now managed by the Zakir Husain Memorial Trust, was renamed Zakir Husain Delhi College.
2019: major transformation
The Zakir Husain Delhi College, Delhi, in 2019