ABOUT US » History

Established in 1887 by the amalgamation of Hyderabad School and the Madarsa-i-Aliya, Nizam College is one of the oldest and most esteemed institutions of higher education in South India. It was affiliated to the University of Madras for 60 years after its inception, and was made a Constituent College of Osmania University on 19th February 1947.

Dr. Aghornath Chattopadhyay , father of Sarojini Naidu, was the founder principal of the College (other Principals). The college was first granted Autonomous Status for Undergraduate Courses by the UGC in 1988-89 and has already completed 20 successful years of autonomy.

  • P H Hudson (1888-95)
  • A Seation (1895-11)
  • P H Sturge (1911-18)
  • K. Burnett (1919-29)
  • B.C. Mc Ewen(1930)
  • W. Turner (1930-37)
  • Qadin Hussain Khan (1938-43)
  • Syed Ali Akbar (1943-45)
  • Harron Khan Sherwani( 1945-46)
  • P K Ghosh (1946-52)
  • Dr. Syed Husain(1952-57)
  • M. Prasad Rao (1957-59)
  • S. Mohd Ali Khan (1959-60)
  • R. Satyanarayana (1960-61)
  • S. Raghunathan (1961-64)
  • P G Puranik (1964-71, 72-77)

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Nizam College offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Faculties of Arts, Social Sciences, Sciences and Commerce in addition to professional courses such as MBA, MCA, M.Sc.(IS) and BCA. Several of our students are also pursuing doctoral and postdoctoral research. The college received the status of the College with Potential for Excellence both under the X Plan and the XI Plan period. The College is accredited by NAAC and is seeking Re-accreditation this year. Our Placement Centre organises on-campus recruitments involving industries and MNC's like Wipro, Infosys, Cognizant, Satyam, Nipuna, GE, etc. totaling to more than 25 to 50 reputed companies visit the college every year. The Psychological Testing & Counseling Centre also trains and provides guidance to the students especially to the physically challenged.

Students come from a wide range of social status and different regions which creates a healthy atmosphere and an ambience of a global community with rich cultural exchange. Nizam College is foremost in the preference of students from various Asian and African countries. Foreign students constitute 25% of the total strength of the college. They are from countries like: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Maldives, Mauritius, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Oman, Dijibouti, Iran, Saudi Arabia, China,Yemen, and Eritrea. Our teachers are highly qualified and dedicated. 98% of them hold doctoral degrees and guide research scholars. They undertake high quality research with the help from UGC, MHRD etc.

As part of the value-added activities Nizam College has NSS, NCC, Women's Cell, and basic infrastructure for the differently-abled. All these help the institution to establish meaningful linkages between Campus & Community, Colleges & Villages, and Knowledge & Action. The Alumni Association takes up multi-faceted developmental activities. In Nizam College we always strive for excellence.