Osmania University has been acknowledged as one of the oldest universities in India. Typified as a public university, Osmania University (OU) is located in the 'Pearl City' of Hyderabad. In 2001, this esteemed university was honored with five-star grade by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC). The university has been working for over nine decades with the notion of 'Thamasoma Jyothirgamaya' (Lead me from darkness into light) and contributing to the academic, social and economic development of India.
Osmania University was established by Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan in 1918.
Another fact about this university is that it is one amongst the largest
universities systems of the country, having no less than 3, 00,000
students in its campus and numerous affiliated colleges. Earlier,
Osmania Medical College used to be the part of the same university, but
now it is supervised by NTR Health University of Andhra Pradesh. Funded
and managed by the government, Osmania is a non-profit university.
Here, admissions into engineering courses and doctoral programmes are
done entirely on merit basis, which is assessed by National Entrance
Examinations. Particularly known for its Engineering and Technology
departments, Osmania University is identified for its high standards of
teaching and research. The autonomous agencies of the Indian Government,
like University Grants Commission (UGC) and Council for Scientific and
Industrial Research (CSIR), fund the research activities conducted by
Perhaps Osmania University is the largest higher education system in
the subcontinent, since it allures students not only from the country
but from all parts of the world. The university offers programs in
Humanities, Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Engineering, Medicine,
Technology, Commerce and Business Management, Information Technology and
Oriental Languages. Some of its remarkable colleges are College of Arts
and Sciences, College of Commerce and Business Management, College of
Engineering and College of Technology.