Anglo Arabic Senior Secondary School

The Anglo Arabic Senior Secondary School or more commonly, Anglo Arabic School, is a co-educational government aided school[3] in New Delhi, India. The school is managed by Delhi Education Society. Prof. Najma Akhtar is the president of the School Managing Committee and Prof. Mohd Muslim Khan is the manager of the school. It was founded in 1696 by Ghazi ud-Din Khan Feroze Jung I.[4]

Anglo Arabic Senior Secondary School
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School's gated main entrance

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Coordinates28°38′46″N 77°13′22″E / 28.6460°N 77.2229°E / 28.6460; 77.2229Coordinates: 28°38′46″N 77°13′22″E / 28.6460°N 77.2229°E / 28.6460; 77.2229
Other nameAnglo Arabic School, Delhi
Former nameMadrasa Ghaziuddin Khan
Funding typeState school
MottoFind a Way or Make One
Religious affiliation(s)Islam
Established1949; 73 years ago (1949)
FounderGhazi ud-Din Khan Feroze Jung I
Educational authorityCentral Board of Secondary Education
School number2778035[1]
School code01228
Principal/ChairmanMohd Wasim Ahmed[2]
Head teacherMr.Shabab Haider
Grades6th through 12th
Age10 to 17
Enrollment> 2,000
Hours in school day6.5 (07:45–14:15)
Campus typeUrban
Colour(s)    Red, White and Grey
Team nameAnglo-Arabic
Anglo Arabic School Facade


The courtyard of Ghazi al-Din Khan's Madrassah at Delhi 1814-15

It was initially founded by Ghaziuddin Khan, a general of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, a leading Deccan commander and the father of Qamar-ud-din Khan, Asaf Jah I, the founder of the Asaf Jahi dynasty of Hyderabad, also known as the first Nizam of Hyderabad, in 1690s, and was originally termed Madrasa Ghaziuddin Khan after him. However, with a weakening Mughal Empire, the Madrasa closed in the early 1790s, but with the support of local nobility, an oriental college for literature, science and art, was established at the site in 1792.

It stood just outside the walled city of Delhi outside the Ajmeri Gate, close to the New Delhi Railway Station. It was originally surrounded by a wall and connected to the walled city fortifications and was referred to as the College Bastion.

It was reorganized as the 'Anglo Arabic College' by the British East India Company in 1828 to provide, in addition to its original objectives, an education in English language and literature. The object was "to uplift" educational status of the community living in vicinity.." Behind the move was Charles Trevelyan, the brother-in-law of Thomas Babingdon Macaulay the father of modern education in India also played key role in this process of educational uplift of the society".

Dr. Sprenger, then principal, presided over the founding of the college press, the Matba‘u ’l-‘Ulum and founded the first college periodical, the weekly Qiranu ’s-Sa‘dain, in 1845.

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  1. ^ "School Directory - Complete Information Form". Central Board of Secondary Education. 1 April 2008. Archived from the original on 24 September 2019. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Particulars of School Management Commitee [sic] Report". Directorate of Education - Government of NCT of Delhi. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Court notice over girls' admission to Delhi school". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  4. ^ Firoz Bakht, Ahmed. "Anglo Arabic School: a three-century old academic". The Milli Gazette. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Learning seat still survives". Deccan Herald. 8 August 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2011.

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