The B.E. (Evening) Courses started to provide ample opportunity to Diploma Engineering holders to improve upon their qualifications and thus be eligible for promotions from Junior Engineer to Assistant Engineer in the field of Engineering and Technology and continues to be so even to-day. Keeping in view the AMU management started Evening Engineering Degree Courses.
In 1966, the UGC approved the scheme for starting Evening Degree Courses in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering for Diploma Engineering Holders with professional experience at Zakir Hussain College of Engineering & Technology.
The courses started from the session 1966-67 and were discontinued in 1971-72 but again restarted from the session 1976-77 under Grading Scheme of Evaluation. Earlier, the duration of this B.E. (Evening) Degree Courses in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical branches was three and a half years. However, from the session 1993-94, the duration of the course was raised to 4 years on recommendation of UGC Expert Committee.
Later on, the semester system is introduced in the B.E. (Evening) Courses from the academic session 2011-12 and all the syllabii of the courses are now at par with regular B.Tech. Degree whereas earlier it was running on Annual System.
At present there are around 600 students pursuing B.E. Courses in three branches i.e. Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering with an intake of 50 students in each branch of studies. The classes of B.E. (Evening) Courses are scheduled from 5:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. on all working days of the University and some of the classes like Surveying on Sundays as well.