Zakir Husain College is one of the oldest educational institutions of North India. It is one of the leading institutes providing education for over 300 long years. It was established in the seventeenth century as a Madrassa by Ghaziuddin Khan, a foremost Deccan commander of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. This college is an essential part of the University of Delhi. It is offering many undergraduate programs in the field of Arts, Commerce, and Science. With these programs this college also offers various language courses at degree level. This is the only college of DU offering BA (Hons.) in Arabic and Persian. This college has 19 departments which make itself a resourceful college and are the pillars supporting the foundation of the college. This college has evolved a culture of understanding and respect for difference and diversity of religion, caste and creed.

Zakir Husain College Cutoffs 2020

Courses  Cut off 1 (Gen) Cut off 2 (Gen) Cut off 3 (Gen) Cut off 4 (Gen) Cut off 5 (Gen) Special Cut off (Gen) Cut off 6 (Gen) Fee (INR.)
BA (H) Pol Science 96.00 94-95.9 93-93.9 Closed Closed Closed Closed 9,000 
BA (H) Economics  97.00 95-96.9 Closed Closed Closed 95.00 94.75 9,000 
B.A (H) History 93.00 91-92.9 Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed 9,000 
B.Sc (H) Mathematics 96.00 95-95.9 94-94.9 93-93.9 91 - 92.9 Closed Closed 9,000 

Zakir Husain College Admission 2020 Dates

EVENT DATE
Registration Begin for UG / PG Courses 20 Jun, 2020
Last Date to Apply for PG Courses 18 Jul, 2020
Class XII Marks Updation Last Date 09 Aug, 2020 – 05 Oct, 2020
Last Date for UG Registration 31 Aug, 2020
DUET Applications Available 20 Jun - 31 Aug, 2020
DUET Admit Card (Released) 29 Aug, 2020
DUET Exam Date 06 Sep - 11 Sep, 2020
UG / PG DUET 2020 Answer Key (Released) 26 Sep, 2020
First Cutoff Release Date 10 Oct, 2020
Admission Against First Cutoff 12 Oct, 2020 – 14 Oct, 2020
Fee Payment Deadline (First List) 16 Oct, 2020 (Upto 11:59 p.m.)
Second Cutoff Released 17 Oct, 2020
Third Cutoff Released 24 Oct, 2020
Fourth Cutoff Released 31 Oct, 2020
Fifth Cutoff Released 7 Nov, 2020
First List for PG 2020 Admissions Released 18 Nov, 2020
DU Special Cutoff (Released) 23 Nov, 2020
Admission in Special Cutoff 24 Nov, 2020 – 25 Nov, 2020
Last Date for Fee Payment 27 Nov, 2020
Sixth Cutoff Released 28 Nov, 2020
Admission Against Sixth Cutoff  29 Nov, 2020 – 2 Dec, 2020
Last Date for Fee Payment (6th Cutoff Admission) 4 Dec, 2020
Seventh Cutoff Released 5 Dec, 2020
Admission Against Seventh Cutoff  7 Dec, 2020 – 9 Dec, 2020
Last Date for Fee Payment (7th Cutoff Admission) 11 Dec, 2020

Zakir Husain College Courses

Zakir Husain College offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as post graduate diploma courses. The most popular degrees that can be opted are as follows:

Course Name Specialisation Eligibility Criteria
BA (Honors) Arabic A minimum aggregate of 45% marks in the qualifying examination. Candidates securing 40% marks in the aggregate and 50% marks in the concerned subject are also eligible for admission to the relevant Honors Course.
Bengali
Economics
English
Hindi
History
Persian
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Sanskrit
Urdu
BA (Programme) A minimum aggregate of 45% marks in the qualifying examination. Candidates securing 40% marks in the aggregate and 50% marks in the concerned subject are also eligible for admission to the relevant Honors Course.
BCom A minimum aggregate of 40% marks in the qualifying examination.
BCom (Honors) A minimum aggregate of 40% marks in the qualifying examination.
BSc (Honors) Botany Minimum of 55% in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology / BioTechnology
Chemistry Minimum of 55% in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, one compulsory subject must be 50%
Electronics Minimum of 55% marks in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, one compulsory subject must be 50%
Mathematics Minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics and an aggregate of 45% marks in the qualifying examination
Zoology Minimum of 55% marks in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Biotechnology
BSc Life Sciences Minimum of 45% marks in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology
BSc Physical Sciences Minimum of 55% marks in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, one compulsory subject must be 50%

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Zakir Husain College Admission Process 2020

Admission into UG merit-based courses such as BA, BSc and BCom start in the month of May every year. Applications are available on DU website.

  1. After release of cut-offs, eligible students would be required to fill in the college admission form available at the college office.
  2. Students who are unable to produce any of the mentioned certificates due to any other reason shall be given provisional admission till a proposed time limit.
  3. Seats for SC/ST/OBC categories are reserved in all undergraduate courses as per the directive of Delhi University and Government of India (SC: 15%; ST: 7.5%; OBC: 27%)
  4. SC/ST/OBC/PwD candidates will be given admission directly by the college on the basis of declared cut offs.

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Zakir Husain College Scholarships

The following scholarships are offered at the College for students:

Mirza Mahmood Begg Memorial Scholarship Three scholarships of the value of Rs. 1400, awarded annually to the undergraduates who secure the highest percentage of marks in the final year.
Sri Narain Nigam Memorial Scholarship
  1. Rs. 700 for a visually handicapped student,
  2. Rs.1100 for Humanities and Social Sciences stream including Psychology and Commerce stream but excluding B.A. (Hons.) Mathematics, and
  3. Rs. 1100 for Science stream including B.A./B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics.
Ved Kumar Gupta Memorial Scholarship One scholarship of the value of Rs. 1100 to a student securing the highest percentage of marks in college at the second year B.A. (Hons.) University examination in Political Science.
Kumar Shubham Memorial Scholarship
  1. Rs. 700 for a student in B.A. (Hons.) Psychology
  2. Rs. 350 for a student in Humanities & Social Sciences stream excluding psychology andB.A. (Hons.) Mathematics.
  3. Rs. 350 for a student in Science stream including B.A./B.Sc. (Hons.) courses in Mathematics and
  4. Rs. 350 for a Commerce Student.
Vidya Devi Education Fund 60% of the interest accrued out of the INR 151000 fund is used for payment of admission fee of students of commerce for 3rd semester onwards and 40% of interest is used towards payment for purchase of books for students from any discipline.

Zakir Husain College Faculty

The faculty at Zakir Husain is excellent especially for courses such as Arabic and Persian Honours. The members of the faculty are graduates from top ranking academic institutions all over the world. The college has experienced faculty distributed across various departments. Zakir Husain College boasts off:

  • Associate Professors: 25+
  • Assistant Professors: 15+

Facilities Offered

  • Library

Zakir Hussain Delhi College library is one of the oldest libraries in Delhi University system, which came into existence way back in 1792 with the foundation of the College.Library is fully air conditioned with a total collection of around 1,10,000 documents.It has two reading halls with seating capacity of 100 each and a well-equipped multimedia lab having 78 computers connected to Delhi University through WAN. Library also houses a Book Bank with a rich collection of around 12000 books.

  • Science Laboratory

While theoretical knowledge is necessary, practical applicability of studies is also important. To be able to do so, the college has formed laboratories especially for the students studying science courses.

Additional Facilities: Basketball Court, Cricket Ground, Football Ground,Volleyball Court, Tennis court

FAQs

Ques. Does Zakir Husain college have a placement cell?

Ans. Yes, Zakir Husain college does have a placement cell which assists the students by providing placement opportunities . It conducts mock interviews, personality assessment tests, language module tests and interactive sessions. The college invites top companies like ICICI, Wipro and Google for placements.

Ques. What is the public opinion for which college is better PGDAV or Zakir Husain College?

Ans. Both colleges are good in terms of peer groups, infrastructures, faculty and other facilities. It really depends on how you leverage the facilities provided to you in your advantage. If one has to compare the two, Zakir Husain is a better college solely in terms of placements and recruitments. 

Ques. What is the percentage of students placed in this college?

Ans. The placement percentage varies in the range of 70-80%. According to student reviews, the offers received were below expectations of students with respect to salary.

Ques. What is the highest salary offered to students graduating from Zakir Husain College?

Ans. According to the student reviews, the highest salary offered this year was INR 4 LPA. Also, the highest package of 9LPA was received by a BCom student in the college.

Ques. Is a 95% score in 12th examination sufficient for admission in Persian (Hons) course at Zakir Husain College?

Ans. Yes, as per 2020 fifth cut-off 92% score is good enough to secure a general seat in Persian course at Zakir Husain College