Monday, September 15, 2008

Osmania University

The last Nizam of Hyderabad, Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan founded the Osmania University. The Osmania University is the seventh oldest establishment of higher studies in India, the third oldest in Southern India and the first one to be set-up in the former princely State of Hyderabad. Throughout it's functioning of almost nine decades, the Osmania University has shown noteworthy growth and sustained an incorporated progress of all faculties. It has made commendable contributions to the academic, social, and economic improvement of not only the region but to the nation as a whole. Its alumni have distinguished themselves nationally and internationally in various spheres of life and are well-known far and wide around the world.

Osmania University has always attracted students from not only India, but also around the world. It offers one of the best MBA programmes and is among the toughest to get through. It is estimated that out of 10,000 candidates, only 60 are able to make it! The university also has attractive courses in Engineering, Arts, Science, Humanities, Information Technology, Commerce and Business among other courses such as Oriental Languages. The department of Geography and Geoinformatics has one of the best faculties in India. It is equipped with the latest laboratories and technology to keep the students updated with latest technical know-how. The Osmania University had the was awarded the five-star status by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India.

Some famous alumnus of this prestigious institution includes former Prime Minister (late) Shri. PV Narasimha Rao, Shri. Y. Venugopal Reddy (Governor, RBI), Barrister and Member of Parliament Asaduddin Owaisi, among others.