|Motto||तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय।
(Tamaso Mā Jyotir Gamaya)
|Motto in English||Lead us from Darkness to Light|
|Chancellor||E. S. L. Narasimhan|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. S. Satyanarayana|
|Location||Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Campus||Urban, 1600 acres (6 km²)|
|Affiliations||UGC, NAAC, AIU|
The Osmania University (OU) is a public state university located in Hyderabad, India, and founded in 1918. 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 includes many distinguished individuals, including former Prime Minister of India P. V. Narasimha Rao.
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. For almost nine decades, it has sustained an integrated development of all faculties. It has contributed to the academic, social, and economic development of the region and the nation.
The state government has appointed Prof S Satyanarayana as vice chancellor of Osmania University. Osmania 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.
Admissions and research
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 agencies like University Grants Commission, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Department of Biotechnology, Defence Research and Development Organisation, etc., which are autonomous agencies of the government of India.
Osmaina 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 and they are 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 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.
The university has a campus of nearly 1600 acres (6 km²). It is one of the largest higher education system in India. It attracts students from across the nation as well as from other countries. It is home to nearly 300,000 students pursuing their higher studies in its campus, constituent affiliated colleges and district centres. Nearly 5000 faculty and staff are employed at Osmania. The university also has a large number of international students.
The University Library is the main library of the university and it was founded in 1918 along with the university. It has close to 500,000 books and more than 6000 manuscripts, which includes rare palm leave manuscripts. It also has various journals, government documents, etc. The main library coordinates a library system, which connects the libraries in the entire campus and other constituent college libraries.
Constituent Centers of Main Campus
- Osmania University's College of Technology
- Sir Ronald Ross Institute of Parasitology
- Indian Council of Social Science Research
- Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, Hyderabad
- PGRR center for distance education
- Center For Energy Technology
- Educational Multimedia Research Center
- Center For English Language Training
- Center For Plant Molecular Biology
- Center For Indian Ocean Studies
- Japal-Rangapur Observatory
- Research and Training Unit in Navigational Electronics
- Regional Center For Urban and Environmental Studies
- University College for Women, Koti
- Nizam College
- City College Hyderabad
- National Institute of Nutrition
- Center For Stem Cell Science, Hyderabad
Notable alumni and faculty
Notable alumni of Osmania University includes major politicians of India, including 9th Prime Minister of India P. V. Narasimha Rao and 16th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy, and the current CEO Adobe systems Shantanu Narayen. Other alumni includes former Indian Cricket team captain Mohammed Azharuddin, cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle, novelist Venkatesh Kulkarni, former Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India Yaga Venugopal Reddy, chemist Garikapati Narahari Sastry and physicist Raziuddin Siddiqui. Rakesh Sharma, cosmonaut and the first Indian to travel in space, was also a graduate of Osmaina.
Notable former faculty members of the university include Bhadriraju Krishnamurti, Dravidianist and linguist, and founder of linguistics department at the university, physicist Suri Bhagavantam, and eminent linguist Masud Husain Khan.
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