The city of Aurangabad with a glorious past was in deep slumber before the late Honorable Dr. Rafiq Zakaria (Ex. Minister and Member of Parliament) discovered it. Among many other plans, he envisioned a centre of higher learning at the site of this legendary base of learning at Rauza Bagh, Aurangabad. Maulana Azad College of Arts, Science & Commerce is the first institution on the campus which was started in June 1963. The College is situated in the large and beautiful campus with its Mughal architecture and beautifully laid gardens. Today there are two separate campuses running seventeen educational institutions. The very first task that Dr. Rafiq Zakaria faced, with his ebullient wife, Madam Fatma Rafiq Zakaria when they took up the mission, was to ensure that the new buildings, would harmonize with the old. Thus today we have a pleasing blend of medieval and modern structures including an open-air auditorium with a futuristic dome embellished with minarets, Darwazas, arches and mausoleums with their old-world charm. Maulana Azad College of Arts and Science were founded in 1963 by Dr. Rafiq Zakaria, who formed a trust called Maulana Azad Education Society to manage the affairs. In the beginning faculty of Commerce was added and later on, Geology, Industrial Chemistry, Instrumentation Practice, Electronics and Microbiology course were introduced. At the Junior college level vacation courses at the 12+ level were also introduced.