In line with the vision of the founder of the university, Sir Syed
Ahmad Khan, The Zakir Husain College of Engineering & Technology has always
stood for peaceful co-existence, academic excellence and scientific temper. The
vision and Mission of the institute are as under:
To become an institute of excellence in scientific & technical
education and research with standards at par with national and international
institutes of repute and to serve as quality human resource provider to the
society and industry.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE
The Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology (ZHCET) was
established in 1935, as a constituent college of the Aligarh Muslim University.
The College has a land area of 113 acres and a built-up area of 22960 sq.m. The
College's excellence was identified out of the 400 institutions across the
country and was put in the list of seven selected Institutions to be upgraded
to the level of IIT. It has been ranked 21st by the India
Today among "India's Best Engineering College 2015".
The college has also been ranked 35th in the "Top
Engineering Colleges 2015" by Outlook India.
The Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology has 11
Departments of studies. Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Departments are
offering B.Tech/B.E.(Evening)/M.Tech. and Ph.D. programs. Electronics,
Computer, Chemical & Petroleum Studies are offering B.Tech/M.Tech. and
Ph.D. programs. Department of Architecture is offering B.Arch. Remaining three
Departments (Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry and Applied Mathematics) are
support Departments offering M.Tech./M.Phil./Ph.D. programs.
All the seven B.Tech. programs offered were accredited for full 5
years in 2009 and re-accredited for full 5 years again by NBA in 2016. Six
M.Tech. programs have also received accreditation, while eight more M.Tech.
programs have applied for the same.
With adequately numbered and highly qualified Members of the
Faculty, the College enjoys an impressive Student - Teacher ratio of 10:1. The
College has an overall placement record of almost 84% for the last 5 years.
During the last 5 years, our Faculty Members have published 15 books and 1660
technical papers, filed 54 patents, organized 68 Workshops and Conferences,
carried out a consultancy work worth Rs. 4.75 Crores. The ongoing project
funding is worth Rs. 9.31 crores. In addition, we have received a TEQIP-II
grant of Rs. 15 crores from NPIU.
A special feature of the College is its residential character.
Most of the staff and students reside on the campus. ZHCET has three halls of
residence; two for male students and one for female students, viz. Sir Shah
Sulaiman Hall (for boys, Intake-654), NadeemTarin Hall (for boys, Intake-401),
Bibi Fatima Hall (for girls, Intake-130). A Hall of Residence is a cluster
of hostels administered by a Provost and a number of teacher - wardens.
Recreation facilities like sports & games, Reading room, TV room, Wi-Fi
etc. The medical facilities to all students are free of cost. Outside
referral is borne up to Rs. 2.5 Lakhs per student.AMU has 4 different centres
for medical facilities, viz. University Health Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical
College, Dr. Z. A. Dental College, Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College. Ambulances are
available 24x7 for any emergency.
The College Library was established in 1938 in the area of around
1000sq.m. It has air-conditioned reading rooms and runs in two shifts. Apart
from main library of college, all departments have their own libraries/
seminars. The Book bank section was started in 1964 and it provides
books on hire basis to all students. The Library is a member of INDEST
Consortium funded by AICTE. The Library is fully automated. It has a Stack and
Circulation with 1,75,550 Books, the Book Bank Section with another 1,07,400
Books. The Periodical Section has 68 Periodicals, 313 E-Journals through
INDEST, 32 e-books of different subjects, NPTEL Audio Video
Lectures. It also subscribes E-Resources through INFONET and J-gate
funded by UGC.
The campus is provided with round the clock wi-fi facility.
The Internet Providers are National Knowledge Network
(NKN) and RailTel Corporation of India Limited. The total Available
Bandwidth is 2GBps (1 GBps from NKN and 1GBps from RailTel). Access Speed for
Wireless LAN is 54 Mbps per user. Monthly download limit for every UG
students is 3 GB. Monthly download limit for every PG students is 5 GB. There
is unlimited download for the Faculty Members and Research Scholars.
Large stretches of the College area are covered by green plants.
The Eco-friendly practices and education are combined to promote sustainable
development. Furthermore, initiatives are taken towards energy conservation and
promotion, for instance, all sodium vapour based street lights are replaced by
LEDs, which leads to saving of approx. 23KW of electric power. We are in the
process of installation of a 3MW solar power plant.
The College is known not only for its high academic standards but
also for excellent performance of its sportsmen in various games and sports
events. The Cricket club is the oldest one and was established in 1878 at the
days of MAO College. We are the only Institution in the country with a 125
years old Riding Club. We have separate fields for cricket, hockey, football,
tennis, riding and athletics. Indoor facilities like billiards, chess, carom,
table tennis, swimming and badminton are also available for boys and girls
The Cultural Education Center (CEC) is the central hub of all
types of cultural activities. It provides platform to the students to showcase
their multidimensional talent. The Residential Coaching Academy (RCA) organizes
special classes for public service exam and other national level exams like
GATE. The college has its own Central Service Station for power back up.
An independent seeder of 160 KVA is used for Engineering Main Building Power
supply. Three Bank branches (SBI, Syndicate & Allahabad Bank) along with 5
different ATM centers are there within the campus. Besides, there is one
Post-Office, one Cafeteria and one Central Canteen as well.
Our distinguished Alumni include Zafar Iqbal (Olympic Gold
Medalist and the legendary Hockey player), Mr. Zafar Alam (Ex-Member of
Parliament), Dr. D. P. Agarwal (Ex-Chairman, UPSC), Mansoor Ahmed (GM, Airport
Authority of India), Anubhab Sinha (Noted film director), Khusboo Mirza (Member
of Chandrayaan-I Team), Sudhanshu Jain, (Director, Alcatel), Ambrish Kenghe
(Vice President, Myntra) and many more.
Our Development Plan includes providing state-of-the-art
teaching-learning process, strengthen learning outcomes, employability of the
graduates, enhancement of R&D, Faculty and Staff Development, enhanced
interaction with Industry, Institutional reforms, academic support for weak
students and designing courses to meet the global needs.