Hamidia Girl’s Degree College was upgraded from Hamidia Girls Inter College to Hamidia Girls’ Degree College in 1975, the International Year of Women. The College is a typical example of growth and development.
It has its origin way back in 1932 when Hamidia Primary School came into being as a result of the untiring efforts of Begum Khursheed Khwaja, wife of Abdul Majeed Khwaja and a companion of Mahatma Gandhi in the Indian Freedom Struggle.
Mr. Abdul Majeed Khwaja and Begum Khursheed Khawaja were co-founders of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi along with Maulana Mohammad Ali, Mahatma Gandhi, Hakim Ajmal Khan and others. The UGC has recently sanctioned a chair in the name of Abdul Majeed Khawaja at Jamia Millia Islamia University.
Seeing the unsatisfactory condition of the education of Muslim girls, Begum Khursheed Khawaja started a school in the densely populated area of this city with only two students.
Few more ladies of Allahabad joined her in this venture. Another notable figure and philanthropist to the core, Begum Mehmood Jahan donated her palatial house to Hamidia Primary School where the Inter College still exists.