Education in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad is an important seat of learning in southern India. The city hosts two central universities, three deemed universities, and six state universities. Osmania University is one of the oldest universities in India. Many institutes for education like University of Hyderabad, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, International Institute of Information Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,Hyderabad, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Hyderabad and medical colleges are located there. Also based in the city are the Institute of Public Enterprise and the National Academy of Legal Studies & Research (NALSAR). Hyderabad has various research institutes such as the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology , Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology. It is also the home of Maulana Azad National Urdu University as well as Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University. This educational infrastructure attracts students from all over India and some international students (especially from Africa and the Middle East).


ISB was set up in 1999 with the help of Government and a group of Fortune 500 entrepreneurs. It is an international management school providing postgraduate programmes in management in collaboration with London Business School, Wharton Business School and Kellogg School of Management.


The University of Hyderabad (UoH, but also known as HCU, for Hyderabad Central University) is a Central University located in the city of Hyderabad . Established by the act of parliament of India in 1974, this public and largely residential university occupies about 2000 acres in the locality of Gachibowli on the outskirts of the city


Main article: NALSAR

NALSAR is a law university located near Hyderabad.


EFLU is a central university which has been providing research opportunities since its inception in 1958 as Central Institute of English. Starting off as an institute set for improvising the standards of language teaching in India.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences[edit]

TISS is an institute of social sciences, offers B.A, M.A, Integtrated M.Phil-Ph.D, and Direct Ph.D in various courses under humanities. It is temporarily located at NIRD, Rajendra Nagar Mandal. TISS Hyderabad came into being with the approval of Academic Council and Governing Board of TISS. The Registrations under Societies Registrations Act and Public Trust Act of the TISS Mumbai are valid for TISS Hyderabad as well. TISS Mumbai provides oversight to matters of admission, instruction, evaluation of TISS Hyderabad and confers TISS degrees. Currently, it operates from two campuses: one in AMR-APARD in Rajendranagar, and the other in Roda Mistry School of Social Work in Gachibowli.

Collaborations and Activities

  • TISS entered in an MoU with the APARD in 2009 for 3-month certificate course in Rural Development and Decentralised Planning (RD&DP).
  • TISS entered in an MoU with Osmania university in 2010 to strengthen social sciences education and strengthen collaborative research.
  • TISS entered in an MoU with Azim Premji Foundation since 2011 to facilitate the promotion of initiatives of education and research in all areas of institutional activities.

Academic Programmes TISS Hyderabad offers a number of teaching programmes at master level.

  • Masters in Rural Development and Governance
  • Masters in Education
  • Masters in Public Policy and Governance
  • Masters in Women's Studies
  • Masters in Development Studies Integrated programme of B.A in Social Sciences and M.A of choice

TISS Hyderabad also offers Integrated MPhil & PhD in Women's Studies and Education, and direct PhD in Social Sciences.

It is proposed that TISS Hyderabad campus will run the following programmes in the future:

  • Masters in Climate Change and Natural Resources Management
  • Masters in Human Resources Management
  • Masters in Social Policy and Development

Schools at TISS Hyderabad

TISS Hyderabad accomplished Faculty who are part of the various Schools.

Azim Premzi School of Education

  • School of Livelihoods
  • School of Policy and Governance
  • School of Social Entrepreneurship
  • School of Management And Labour Studies
  • School of Public Health

TISS Hyderabad permanent campus At the invitation of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, TISS accepted to set up a campus in Hyderabad. TISS is in the process of setting up a 100 acres campus in Kothur Mandal, Mahabubnagar district. The campus is slated to be ready by early 2015.

IIT Hyderabad[edit]

Main article: IIT Hyderabad

IIT Hyderabad is a premier technology institute located in Hyderabad.

IIIT Hyderabad[edit]

Main article: IIIT Hyderabad

IIIT Hyderabad is a premier university setup in 1998 on NPP model. Dataquest ranked IIIT-H 9th among tech-schools in India in a recent survey. The IIIT campus is located in Gachibowli, near the Hi-Tec City.

BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus[edit]

BITS Pilani-Hyderabad campus,one of the premier technical institute for higher education in India is located at Jawaharnagar near Shameerpet on the outskirts of the city on 220-acre (0.89 km2) lush green area.The Campus started functioning in 2008 and has around 2500 students including undergraduates,postgraduates and PhD scholars.Admission is done purely on merit basis through online BITSAT exam conducted every year across the country. BITS Pilani University is ranked at No.6 by the India Today Rankings in the year 2014.

NIPER Hyderabad[edit]

Main article: NIPER Hyderabad

NIPER is an institute declared as institute of national importance by govt of India is located at old IDPL R&D campus in area of about 150 acres (0.61 km2).The institute offers education and research facilities in area of three pharmaceutical disciplines medicinal chemistry.pharmaceutical analysis and pharmacology and toxicology.The institute caters to the need of pharmaceutical R&D laboratories and industry around the country.The selection will be done by highly competitive exam like GATE and NIPER JOINT ENTRANCE examination.

NIFT Hyderabad[edit]

Main article: NIFT Hyderabad

NIFT Hyderabad is a premier fashion institute located at Madhapur.

National Academy of Construction[edit]

Main article: NAC Hyderabad

NAC is a premier institute for construction related courses.

Secondary schools[edit]

Among the secondary schools in Hyderabad are All Saints High School, Diamond Jubilee High School, the Walden's Path in Jubilee Hills, the Hyderabad Public School Begumpet, the Hyderabad Public School, Ramanthapur, International School Of Hyderabad, Oakridge International School, Modern High School, St. George's Grammar School, Indus World School, Lakshanika International School, Meridian School, Sacred Heart High School, Silver Oaks – The School of Hyderabad,[1] and others.

Other institutions[edit]

Some Other Engineering Colleges include:

Hyderabad also has several coaching institutes offering coaching services for various examinations such as UPSC/IAS,IPS,IFS etc., CAT and IIT-JEE. The leading institutes include Premier IAS Academy and IIT Ramaiah.

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