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Osmania University

  1. Popular Name: Osmania
  2. Establishment: 1918
  3. Management: State University


Osmania University (OU) 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 State of Hyderabad.

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 Osmania University is one of the largest university systems in the subcontinent with over 3,00,000 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.[7]

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.


  1. Phone No: 040-27682284
  2. Fax: 4027090020
  3. Website: www.osmania.ac.in
  4. Address: Osmania University Main Road, Hyderabad, Telangana 500007
  5. State: Telangana

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