Activities of the University
Osmania University is one of the premier institutions of higher learning in India epitomizing the national agenda for higher education. "A pioneering and performing university accredited by NAAC with the highest rating of five stars in the service of the Nation, making higher education accessible, affordable and meaningful to lakhs of students from a backward region". This aptly sums up the spirit and essence of Osmania University - the symbol of life long learning.
Established in 1918, Osmania University is the 7th oldest university in the country, 3rd oldest in south India and the oldest in the state of Telangana. Named after its founder Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan, the 7th Nizam of the then princely state of Hyderabad, Osmania University is the first university in the country to impart instruction through the medium of an Indian language i.e., Urdu with English as a compulsory subject. Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore lauded this revolutionary experiment of a regional language as the medium of higher education. The birth of Osmania University with the lofty ideals of synthesizing the ancient and modern, the orient and occidental and development of national ethos in the academic pursuits of a high order symbolized a renaissance in the Indian higher education system.
Osmania University forms an integral part of the history, cosmopolitan culture, architectural richness and legacy of the 400-year-old city of Hyderabad, which is fast emerging as the knowledge capital of India. It is located on sprawling campus on the East of Hyderabad.
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