Maulana Mazharul Haque Arabic And Persian University was established in Patna in 1998 under the provisions of the Bihar State Universities Act. 1976. It started functioning from 10 April 1998 and became a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) New Delhi from December 2009. Like all other universities, it also conducts examinations and grants degree and diplomas. The University conducts Alim (Graduate) and Fazil (Post Graduate) examinations which were earlier conducted by the Bihar Madrasa Education Board.It offers vocational course in Computer Application, Business Administration, Information Science, Panchayati Raj and Oriental Studies. It has students from all backgrounds studying here.Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor Journalism & Mass Communication (BJMC), Master in Business Administration (MBA) and professional courses are offered by the University.