The Osmania University ఉస్మానియా విశ్వవిద్యాలయము جامعہ عثمانیہ(OU) is a public state university located in Hyderabad, India, and founded in 1918 with the help of chief Architect of Mahbub Ali Khan - Nawab Sarwar Jung It was established and named after the last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan. It is the first Indian university to have Urdu as a medium of instruction.
In 2012, the university was placed sixth among the Nation's Premier Universities in Humanities, Sciences and Commerce stream, which bagged the 'University with Potential for Excellence' status. The Main Campus is ranked tenth among the State Universities, as published by India Today. As of 2012, the university hosts 3,700 international students from more than 80 nations.
The OU is one of the largest university systems in the subcontinent with over 300,000 students on its campuses and affiliated colleges. It is particularly known for its faculty of Engineering and Technology, Law, Arts, Sciences, Commerce and Management departments. Osmania Medical College was once a part of the university. However, it is now under the supervision of NTR University of Health Sciences.
The university is a chief intellectual centre in Hyderabad, and its alumni and faculty members include many distinguished individuals, including former Prime Minister of India P. V. Narasimha Rao.
The state government has appointed Prof S Satyanarayana as vice chancellor of the University.
The University is accredited by the NAAC with an 'A' Grade and conferred with the status of 'University with Potential for Excellence' by the UGC, New Delhi.
Osmania University was founded in 1918 by the Seventh Nizam of Hyderabad state, Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan for higher learning in India. It is the third oldest in southern India and the first to be established in the erstwhile princely State of Hyderabad.
Osmania is a non-profit university which is funded and managed by the government. Admissions into the Bachelor of Engineering, Masters and Doctoral programs in main campus is on a merit basis, evaluated by national entrance examinations (EAMCET, GATE, BCFSBTGMES-N&D, APLAWCET, O.U. PhD Entrance Exam etc.) for each of the courses offered. The research activities are funded by various autonomous agencies of the government of India.
Osmania University is a confederation of University Colleges, Constituent Colleges, and affiliated colleges. The University Colleges are located within the main campus of the university. There are eight such colleges: the University College of Arts and Social Sciences, University College of Commerce & Business Management, University College of Engineering, University College of Law, University College of Science, University College of Technology, Institute of Advance Study in Education, and PG College of Physical Education. The Constituent Colleges of the university includes various colleges, including Nizam College and University College for Women. Nizam College was established in 1887 and was part of the University of Madras for 60 years; the college was made a Constituent College of Osmania on 19 February 1947.
The affiliated colleges of the university are scattered in Hyderabad district and offer various undergraduate and post-graduate courses.
The university offers courses in Humanities, Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Engineering, Medicine, Technology, Commerce and Business Management, Information Technology and Oriental Languages. In 2001, Osmania was awarded five-star status by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) of the University Grants Commission, part of the Government of India.
University College of Engineering, Osmania University is one of the top 15 engineering schools in the country.
The university has a campus of nearly 1600 acres (6 km²) with 300,000 students (counting all the campuses, constituent affiliated colleges and district centres) making it one of the largest higher education system in India. It is home to nearly 300,000 students pursuing their higher studies in its. Nearly 5000 faculty and staff are employed at Osmania. TIt attracts students from across the nation as well as from other countries.
Address: Osmania University Main Rd, Hyderabad, Telangana 500007
Phone: 040 2768 2363