Marathwada College of Education was established in 1970. It is located in the historical city of Aurangabad. It was established by Late Dr. Rafiq Zakaria, renowned scholar, a politician of great integrity, an educationist of great foresight and an eminent author of international repute. The College bears testimony to Dr. Rafiq Zakaria’s foresight and vision in recognizing the need for a College of Education that would focus on training teachers of Urdu, Marathi and English and imbibe in them the spirit of secularism and national integration.
The realms of learning and teaching were darkened with his sad demise in 2005 but his better half Padmashri Madam Fatma Rafiq Zakaria emerged as a new light with new dreams and desires, with new vigor to accomplish the task. In fact, she has always walked in his footsteps, spoken his words and dreamt his dreams. She provided the college with revitalizing inspiration and encouraging guidance.
Adding to its lure is the “A+” accreditation it has been given by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council, Bangalore (NAAC). Marathwada College of Education has also been ISO Certified by TUV Austria EN ISO 9001:2008
Marathwada College of Education is credited as the only college in Maharashtra with an intake capacity of 250 students at B.Ed. level and 100 students at M.Ed.
level. The college is included in the category of 2(f) and 12(B) of the University Grants Commission (UGC). The college has obtained the religious Minority
Status. The college is also the study center for IGNOU & YCMOU for Teacher Education in Distance Mode. The college is also upgraded as College of Teacher
Education (CTE) catering to the In-Service training for Urdu Medium school teachers throughout Maharashtra.