Marathwada College of Education was established in 1970. It is located in the historical city of Aurangabad. It was established under the auspices of the 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 College is highly acknowledged and is considered to be among the best institutes of its kind in the state today with its track record of high attainments in academics. Adding to its lure is the “A+” accreditation which has been given by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council, Bangalore (NAAC) in 2004.
Marathwada College of Education is credited as the only college in Maharashtra with an intake capacity of 350 students at B.Ed. level. The medium of instruction at B.Ed. is Urdu, English and Marathi while the practice teaching is done in Urdu, Marathi, Hindi and English languages. This is the only Urdu medium college to get cent percent grant and caters to the education of weaker sections of society.