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Maulana Azad College is located in central Calcuttamarker, West Bengalmarker. It is located near the junction of Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road and SN Banerjee Road.It is a government college and affiliated to the University of Calcutta. The college offers both post graduate and under-graduate courses. Both male and female students study in the college.

Maulana Azad College was founded on 9 December 1926 by Victor Bulwer-Lytton, 2nd Earl of Lytton, then Governor of Bengal. It was originally called Islamia College. The institution was the culmination of efforts of notable Muslim leaders like A. K. Fazlul Huq, Syed Nawad Ali Choudhury and Sir Abdul Rahim. The objective was the uplift of the Muslims of Calcuttamarker and Bengalmarker in general. Even today a good majority of the students of this College are Muslims of Calcuttamarker, mostly Urdu-speaking Muslims.

After the independence of India on 15 August 1947, the West Bengalmarker government decided to rename the college Central Calcutta College. Later in 1960 the college was renamed Maulana Azad College in memory of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The College has a Mosque, where Friday Prayers (Salat), or Namaz, are held every Friday afternoon, all Muslim students attend the prayers in congregation. Special arrangements are made for Prayers on other days, and special prayers on Islamic festivals also.

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Under-graduate courses are offered in almost every subject of Arts, Science and Commerce. Urdu , Arabic and Persian is taught and is a very reputed and popular Departments of the college.

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