Many celebrities studied in this college and it is still the best choice
Located at a prominent place in city, this college is a land mark in the education history of Hyderabad. The college was established in the year 1887 during the Asaf Jah VI Mir Mahbub Ali Khan’s rule in Basheerbagh, Hyderabad. It was named Nizam College and affiliated to Osmania University now.
From the days of its foundation, the college has been a place of education for many prominent persons, royals, athletes, politicians and academicians. Syed Hussain Bilgrami, Director of Education during Asafjahi rule, founded this college and played a key role in establishing other institutions.
Sarojini Naidu’s father Dr Aghorenath Chattopadhyay was the first principal of this college.
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.
MIM leader and MP Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s son and scion K T Rama Rao, noted cricketer and former Indian Cricket Team captain M D Azharuddin were among few celebrities who studied in this college.
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 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 besides certificate and diploma courses.