It is the oldest existing education institute in Delhi, established in 1692 it is a fundamental college of University of Delhi. It was regarded as the 'Anglo Arabic College' by the British East India Company in 1828 to offer education in English language and literature. Presently it is the only institute offering BA (Hons) courses in Arabic and Persian. It offers both undergraduate as well as postgraduate programs in all streams i.e. Science, Arts and Commerce.
Zakir Hussain Post Graduate Evening College was established in 1792 and is one of the oldest colleges under Delhi University. The college was started as Madrasa by Ghazziudin Feroz Jung and named as Delhi College in 1825 under Delhi University. It was later merged with Lahore College and renamed as Anglo Arabic College, later became a degree college and finally a PG College.