Nizam College

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Nizam college
Type Education
Established 1887
Location Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Campus Nizampur University College

The Nizampur University College is a constituent college of Osmania University established in 1887 during the reign of Nawab Mir Mahaboob Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI, in Basheerbagh, Hyderabad, Telangana.[citation needed]


The Nizampur University College was originally the "Mirsarai" of Nawab Safdar Jung Musheer-ud-Daulah Fakhrul-ul-Mulk II the owner of the grand Errum Mnzil palace Fakhar ul mulk and Khan-i-Khanan II, who were the son's of Nawab Fakhar-ul-mulk I, a noble of Hyderabad.[1]

The founder of the college and of several other educational institutions in the Hyderabad State, was Syed Hussain Bilgrami (Nawab Imad-ul- Mulk), who did pioneering work in the field of education as the Director of Education. He scouted and then appointed Dr. Aghorenath Chattopadhyay ( father of Sarojini Naidu, Nightingale of India) as the first Principal of the college. The present building, was a summer palace of Paigah Nawab Mulk Fakrul Bahadur, later he gifted the palace to the college administration.[2][3]


This college is an autonomous, constituent college of Osmania University. It is located near Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium in Hyderabad. Nizam College was originally a palace of Fakhrul-ul-mulk II, a noble of Hyderabad.[4]

One of the premier colleges within the fold of Osmania University, Nizam College celebrated its centenary in 1987. The college is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education not only in Telangana State but also in India. It was established in 1887 by the amalgamation of the Hyderabad School (Noble School) and Madarsa-I-Aliya. Initially it was affiliated to the University of Madras for 60 years and was made a constituent college of Osmania University on 19 February 1947. [5]

In view of its consistently high degree of academic performance and long standing the college had been granted autonomous status by the UGC in the year 1988-89 at undergraduate level and continues to enjoy this status. It is also NAAC accredited and has been given CPE (College with Potential for Excellence) grant by the UGC. The college has its own academic bodies viz., Governing Body, Academic Council, Finance Committee, Internal Quality Assurance Cell and Boards of Studies for each department to monitor its academic, financial and other activities to the desired level of satisfaction of the appropriate authorities.[6]

The College offers both the undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses in the Faculties of Management, Arts and Social Sciences, Science, and Commerce. At present the college has 29 teaching departments. In addition to these courses, several students are pursuing their Doctoral and Post-Doctoral programmes.

Courses of Study[edit]

The college has undergraduate courses B.B.A., B.Sc., B.A. and B.Com. It also has B.C.A. There are 13 postgraduate programs leading to M.A., M.Sc. and M.Com degrees. There is a new 5-year integrated M.Sc. course in Chemistry. The college also has M.B.A., M.C.A and M.Sc. (IS) professional courses. In addition there are almost a dozen add-on courses: Certificate, Diploma and PG Diploma courses

Notable alumni[edit]


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  7. ^ "Peers lavish praise on Abid Hussain". The Hindu. 9 July 2012.
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