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Osmania University

Named after its founder, Nawab Osman Ali Khan, Osmania Universitycame into existence in 1918. It is the seventh oldest in the Country and third oldest in South India. Though the need for the University for the Hyderabad State was felt, both by the intelligentia and the people for a long time, the initiative came from a civil servant, Sir Akbar Hydari, who was then the Home Secretary to the State Government. 

Over a period of eight decades, the University has shown remarkable progress in all the departments. It has many distinguished alumni who have significantly contributed to the academic and economic development of not only the region but also of the country. Its alumni have distinguished themselves nationally and internationally in various spheres of life and are spread far and wide around the world.

Sir Hydari, in a memorandum to the Education Minister in Early 1917, emphasized the need to establish a University of Hyderabad with 'Urdu' as the medium of instruction "as it is the language of the widest currency in India, official language of the State, and it is a language which is understood by a vast majority of the population of the State." 

The mission of the University is to achieve excellence in teaching and research and to create opportunities for the students to contribute to the national and regional development. There are currently 12 Faculties, 53 Departments and offers 27 UG Programmes, 68 PG courses, 24 PG Diplomas, 2 Research Programmes at M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels and 15 Certificate Programmes.

Vision of Osmania University

The Vision of the University is to generate and disseminate knowledge through a harmonious blend of ancient and modern wisdom, and to serve the society by developing in students heightened intellectual, cultural, ethical, and humane sensitivities; to foster a scientific temper, and to promote professional and technological expertise. Central to this vision is a commitment to regional and national development in consonance with our culture, heritage, and environment.

Mission of Osmania University

  • To achieve excellence in teaching and research.
  • To generate, disseminate and preserve knowledge.
  • To meet the challenges of a complex, and modern society through informed social outreach.
  • To empower through knowledge and information.
  • To develop a responsible and productive citizenry.
  • To develop, enhance, and improve the quality of human resources.
  • To cultivate resolute moral and ethical values.
  • To meet contemporary regional and national needs and anticipate future social and economic development.
  • To preserve and promote cultural heritage, humanistic and spiritual values.

List of Faculties in Osmania University

Faculty of Arts:

The Faculty of Arts was established in the year 1964 and composed of 15 Departments presently offering 3 UG courses (15 Combinations), 18 PG Courses, 18 M.Phil., and Ph. D., Programs.

Faculty of Social Sciences:

The Faculty of Social Sciences was carved out of the Faculty of Arts in the year 1964 and composed of 7 Departments presently offering 3 UG courses (15 Combinations), 8 PG Courses, 8 M.Phil., and Ph. D., Programs.

Faculty of Science:

The Faculty of Science was established in the year 1964 and composed of 14 Departments presently offering 3 UG courses (15 Combinations), 18 PG Courses, 1 M.Phil., and 15 Ph. D., Programs.

Faculty of Engineering:

The Faculty of Engineering was established in the year 1964 and composed of 6 Departments presently offering 8 UG courses, 18 PG Courses, and 6 Ph. D., Programs with 30 Specializations.

Faculty of Education:

The Faculty of Education was established in the year 1964 and composed of 3 Departments presently offering 3 UG courses, 3 PG Courses, 3 M.Phil., and Ph. D., Programs.

Faculty of Law:

The Faculty of Law was established in the year 1964 and composed of 1 Departments presently offering 3 UG courses, 9 PG Courses and Ph. D., Programs.

Faculty of Technology:

The Faculty of Technology was established in the year 1964 and composed of 1 Department presently offering 8 UG courses, 3 PG Courses (6 Specializations), and 3 Ph. D Programs (12 Specializations).

Faculty of Commerce:

The Faculty of Commerce was established in the year 1964 and composed of 3 Departments presently offering 3 UG courses, 3 PG Courses, 3 M.Phil., and Ph. D. Programs.

Faculty of Management:

The Faculty of Management was established in the year 1997 and composed of 1 Department presently offering 2 UG courses, 4 PG Courses, and Ph. D. Programs.

Faculty of Informatics:

The Faculty of Informatics was established in the year 1999 and composed of 1 Department presently offering 2 UG courses, 2 PG Courses, and Ph. D. Programs.

Faculty of Oriental Languages:

The Faculty of Oriental Languages was established in the year 1995 and composed of 1 Department presently offering 1 UG course (6 Combinations), 3 PG Courses, 3 M.Phil., and Ph. D. Programs.

Faculty of Pharmacy:

The Faculty of Pharmacy was Established in the year 2010 and composed of 1 Department presently offering 2 PG course and Ph.D. Programme.

Admission in Osmania University


Osmania University PG Admission
MA, M.Com, M.Sc, M.Ed, M.P.Ed, MSW, M.Li.Sc & LL.M
Osmania University also offers MA, M.Com, M.Sc, M.Ed, M.P.Ed, MSW, M.Li.Sc & LL.M courses in various disciplines at PG level. Admission is offered on the basis of candidate’s performance in OUCET. OUCET is a Computer-Based Test (CBT).

Osmania University UG Admission
BA, B.Sc, BBA, B.Com, B.Ed, BCA, LL.B, B.P.Ed, B.Li.Sc.
The university provides various UG courses in the departments of Arts, Science & Commerce. The application process begins in the month of April and the classes commence in June or July.

Osmania University B.Tech, B.E, B.Pharm, BHMCT & Pharm.D Admission
The admission to these programs is based on TS EAMCET. The application forms are generally available in the month of April.

For M.E., M.Tech programme, the admission will be granted on the basis of merit in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). GATE is a 100 marks paper with 65 questions. The questions are both MCQs and one word answer type. The candidates get 180 minutes to answer the questions. The paper consists of Technical, General Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics section. Negative marking (0.25 marks) is applicable to MCQs only.

For admission to MBA and MCA, the candidates have to take the Integrated Common Entrance Test (ICET). The paper consists of three sections: Analytical ability, Mathematical Ability, and Communication ability. There are total of 200 MCQs. The candidates get 150 minutes to answer the questions.

Osmania University M.Phil & Ph.D Admission
Osmania University also offers M.Phil & Ph.D. programs in various disciplines. The basic eligibility is a pass in Master’s degree with at least 55% marks in aggregate.

Address
Osmania University Main Rd, Amberpet, Hyderabad, 
Telangana 500007

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