Institutional Distinctiveness

At Zakir Husain Delhi College (Evening), fostering inclusivity is paramount for creating an environment where every individual feels valued, respected and empowered to grow. A commitment to inclusivity is deeply ingrained in the institution's ethos, reflected through various initiatives and mechanisms aimed at addressing diverse needs and promoting equal opportunities for all. The College is committed towards maintaining and enhancing inclusivity in the following areas -

Gender Sensitization and Women Empowerment

Zakir Husain Delhi College (Evening) recognises the importance of gender sensitization in creating a safe and inclusive campus environment. The college has a proactive Gender Sensitization Committee, Women Development Cell and Internal Complaints Committee to address issues related to gender-based discrimination, harassment and making students sensitive towards all genders. These committees work to raise awareness, provide support services and facilitate redressal mechanisms for grievances. The NSS, the WDC as well as Department and College Societies have conducted a number of programmes regularly to create awareness on various gender related issues - domestic violence, dowry, women's education, female foeticide to name a few. The NCC unit for girls provides a suitable environment for taking up a career in the armed forces. The NSS unit for girls provides a suitable environment for taking up a career in the social services. The girls are trained and motivated for all kinds of social work in the field.

Moreover, the college is committed to ensuring female student and faculty representation across various academic and administrative bodies. By promoting gender diversity in leadership positions, the college fosters a culture of inclusivity and gender equity.

To further ensure the protection of girl students, the college has implemented stringent measures, including security monitoring, CCTV surveillance and dedicated support staff. These efforts are aimed at creating a secure and conducive learning environment where female students can pursue their academic aspirations without any apprehension.

In line with its commitment to gender inclusivity, Zakir Husain Delhi College (Evening) has conducted a gender audit to assess the campus climate, identify areas for improvement and develop targeted interventions. The findings of the gender audit serve as a roadmap for enhancing gender sensitivity, promoting gender equality, and addressing systemic barriers that may hinder the full participation of women in academic and extracurricular activities.

North-East Cell:

The College has also established a North-East Cell to address the unique needs and challenges faced by students from the North-Eastern region of India. This proactive initiative ensures that students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds feel welcomed, supported and included in the college community. The Society hosts many cultural activities at regular intervals to familiarise students with and celebrate the cultural heritage of the North-East.

Support for Students with Disabilities:

Recognising the importance of providing equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities, Zakir Husain Delhi College (Evening) has established an Equal Opportunity Cell to address the needs of students with disabilities and ensure their full participation in academic and extracurricular activities. The cell provides support and takes initiatives to promote the inclusion of students with disabilities. Specialized accommodations, such as dedicated computers equipped with assistive technologies, cater to the needs of differently-abled students, ensuring inclusivity.

Support for Students belonging to Disadvantaged Backgrounds:

The College has also implemented economic schemes to provide financial assistance and support to students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the form of scholarships and fee concession. These policies aim to alleviate financial barriers to education, promote social mobility and ensure that all students have equal access to educational opportunities regardless of their socio-economic status.

Linguistic Inclusivity:

In a diverse and multicultural society like India, linguistic inclusivity is essential for creating a sense of belonging and promoting cultural diversity. Zakir Husain Delhi College (Evening) embraces linguistic diversity by offering support services and resources in multiple languages to cater to the needs of students from diverse linguistic backgrounds.

Moreover, the college encourages the preservation and promotion of regional languages and dialects through cultural events and academic programmes. By celebrating linguistic diversity, the college fosters a sense of pride in students' linguistic heritage and promotes cross-cultural understanding and dialogue.

Zakir Husain Delhi College (Evening) is committed to maintaining inclusivity on its campus through a range of initiatives and mechanisms aimed at addressing diverse needs and promoting equal opportunities for all. By fostering gender sensitization, women empowerment, protection of female students, linguistic inclusivity and support for individuals with disabilities and disadvantaged backgrounds, the College creates a welcoming and inclusive environment where every individual can thrive and contribute to the collective success of the institution and nation.