Osmania University
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Osmania University
Hyderabad - 500 007
Andhra Pradesh, India
Phone: + 91 - 40 - 2709 8048, 2768 2364, 2709 8951, 2709 8043
Fax: + 91 - 40 - 2709 0020, 27098004
Email: vc@osmania.ac.in, registrar@osmania.ac.in
Website: www.osmania.ac.in
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Osmania University (also known as OU in short) is a public university situated in the city of Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is one of the oldest modern universities in India. It is the first Indian University to have an Indian language as medium of instruction (Urdu). It is one of the largest university systems in the subcontinent with over 300,000 students on its various campuses and affiliated colleges. It is particularly well known for its Engineering and Technology departments. Its faculty of management is considered as one of the best management institutions under the university system. Osmania Medical College was once part of the same university system. It is now transferred under the supervision of NTR Health University, AP, India.
Founded in 1918 by the Seventh Nizam of Hyderabad state, Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan, Osmania University is the seventh oldest institution of higher learning in India, 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 as a whole.
Osmania has a campus of nearly 1600 acres (6 km˛). Osmania University is perhaps the largest higher education system in the country[citation needed]. The university attracts students from all across the nation as well as from various other countries. It is the home to nearly 300,000 students pursuing their higher studies in its campus, constituent affiliated colleges and district centres. Its faculty and staff number nearly 5,000.
Osmania offers courses in Humanities, Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Engineering, Medicine, Technology, Commerce and Business Management, Information Technology and Oriental Languages.
Our Vision
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.
Our Mission
  • 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
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