University College of Engineering, Osmania University

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College of Engineering, Osmania University,
Established 1929
Type Education and Research Institution
Location Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Campus Heart of City, 200 acres (0.81 km2) of land
Website uceou

The College of Engineering, Osmania University (OUCE) is an autonomous engineering college located in Hyderabad, India. OUCE is regarded as one of the top engineering colleges in Telangana and India as well.[1] The college offers undergraduate B.E./B.Tech. and postgraduate M.E./M.Tech. courses.

The institution was judged by ISTE as the best engineering college in the country for its overall performance in the year 2003. The Principal of the college Prof.D.N.Reddy has won the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Best Principal award at the National Level.

The college has been selected as one of the few lead-institutions in the country, underthe Technical Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) of the Government of India, funded by the World Bank for revamping technical education system in the country and for introducing demand-driven courses and cutting-edge technologies.

The college has laboratories and workshops. Most of the graduates of the Institution are placed in executive positions in national and international institutions and corporations through on-campus recruitment.


Established in 1929 the University College of Engineering is the oldest and the biggest in Andhra Pradesh. Established in 1929, eleven years after the formation of Osmania University, it was the sixth engineering college to be established in the whole of British India.[2]

The college moved to its present permanent building in 1947. Today it is the biggest among the campus colleges of Osmania University.

The college celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 1979, its Diamond Jubilee in 1989 and its Platinum Jubilee in 2005. The college was conferred autonomous status in 1994.

Departments and Centers[edit]

The college has the following departments:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • English
  • Mathematics

Biomedical Engineering[edit]

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Civil Engineering[edit]

The Department of Civil Engineering was the first to be established, in 1929, with an intake of 12 students. The department offers Masters and Doctoral Degree programmes in specializations such as Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydromechanics and Water Management and a sponsored programme in Construction Engineering and Management.

Civil Engineering Department

The department has developed expertise in concrete technology, recycled aggregate concrete, and composites besides finite element analysis, bridge engineering, tall structures, foundation engineering, environmental engineering, integrated expert systems, and fuzzy logic applications. The research projects include ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC), water and air quality studies, water management, wind tunnel studies, geo-textiles, seismic resistant structures, bridges, and computer applications.

Computer Science and Engineering[edit]

Osmania University began the Computer Science and Engineering programme in 1981, when the UGC identified the university for its manpower development programme. The Department offers B.E., MCA, M.Tech and MSIT programs.

The following areas have been identified for research leading to M.Tech./Ph.D. degrees : Artificial Intelligence, Functional Languages, Computer Networks, Computer Graphics and Real-Time Fault Tolerant Systems.

For M.Tech. the research work encompasses System Software Simulation and Modeling, Artificial Intelligence, Real-Time Systems, Implementation of Functional Languages, DBMS Applications, Data Communications and Networks and Security Computer Graphics, Image Processing and pattern Recognition.

Electrical Engineering[edit]

The department started as a part of the Civil Engineering Department in the form of an Electro-Techniques Laboratory.

The full-fledged Department of Electrical Engineering came into being in 1949. The Telecommunication course became the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, offering a four-year degree course in that area. Continuing education for employed diploma-holders was started in 1963 through the four-year Part-Time Degree Course in Electrical Engineering.

The department has organized programmes for practicing engineers of NTPC, BHEL, ATI, ECIL and the Kirloskar Electric Company.The department offers post-degree programs in areas like power systems and power electronics.

Electronics and Communication Engineering[edit]

The Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering came into being in 1959 with two faculty members. In a span of three and half decades, it now has 18 teaching staff and 300 students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The staff specialize in Digital Systems, Control Systems, Signal Processing, Microwave, Microprocessor applications, Computer Systems and Communication Engineering.

The Department has research facilities and expertise in the fields of Microwave Engineering, Digital Signal Processing and Digital Communications.

Mechanical Engineering[edit]

The Mechanical Engineering Department was established in 1939 to offer a three year degree course in Mechanical Engineering, with an intake of 50 students. The department started M.E. courses in Production Engineering, Turbo machinery, Automation and Robotics, and CAD/CAM and Tool Design.

The department faculty members are involved in National Committees as well as in World Bank-assisted projects. The department has organized eleven National Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/Short-term programs in areas such as CAD/CAM, stress analysis using FEM, Optimization of energy, Recovery systems and metal spinning. The department has undertaken consultancy projects from Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (Hyderabad) on stress analysis of turbine supporting systems and preparation of CAD documentation.

College centers are:

  • Central Computer Center
  • Center for Energy Technology
  • Center for excellence in Microwave Engineering
  • Research and Training Unit for Navigational Electronics.
  • Center for Creative Technology



The canteen is open from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on all working days.


The Diamond Jubilee Library was built on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of the College of Engineering in 1992. The library stocks engineering books and journals to serve the requirements of all the branches of engineering (i.e. Biomedical, Computer Sciences, Civil, Electrical, Electronics and Communication and Mechanical) and inter disciplinary subjects such as Maths, Physics, Chemistry and English.

The library has following sections:

  • Lending Section
  • Technical Section
  • SC/ST Book Bank
  • Stack Room
  • Students Reading Room
  • Journals Wing
  • Digital Library (e-Resources)
  • Text Book Section/Reference Section
  • Learning Resource Centre

Student Activity Center(SAC)[edit]

There is a Students Activities Centre in the premises of the College adjacent to Sports Complex. Indoor games like carroms and chess are provided as a recreational activity for students to relax during free time. Presently the chess champion is Bhavya and drums queen is Archana. This centre is the heart of Osmania .

Physical Education[edit]


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