Z. A. Islamia College was established in 1971 by Shri M. N. Ahmad Ghani. He had a dream of achieving educational development in the districts.
At that time he needed support for his ambitious thinking. There was lack of education and awareness among the people. His aim was to benefit society by higher education. Accepting this challenge, Mr. Ghani started his program from his own house. After that, the institution was named as Z. A. Islamia College.