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One of the premier colleges within the fold of Osmania University, Nizam College celebrated its centenary in 1987. The College is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education not only in Telangana State but also in India. It was established in 1887 by the amalgamation of the Hyderabad School (Noble School) and Madarsa-I-Aliya. Initially it was affiliated to the University of Madras for 60 years and was made a constituent college of Osmania University on February 19, 1947. Many of today's leaders in the Nation and State from this region have passed through the halls of this historic college. The College offers many professional and allied courses at the Under Graduate and Post-Graduate levels. Located in the heart of the city, the college encompasses extensive land on which curricular and extra curricula!- activities takes place, hostels and other facilities are provided for students, laboratories and sports. Nizam College has produced many a sportsmen and women of international repute. The College was granted autonomy by the university facilitating the development of need-based courses and curricula. The College has its own health centre and hostel. The library of the College is one of the oldest and has a collection of many rare old books, in addition to the latest editions. It subscribes to quite a few journals.

In view of its consistently high degree of academic performance and long standing the College had been granted autonomous status by the UGC in the year 1988-89 at Under Graduate level and continues to enjoy this status. As a part of it, the college is having its own academic bodies viz., Governing Body, Academic Council, Finance Committee and Boards of Studies for each department to monitor its academic, financial and other activities to the desired level of satisfaction of the appropriate authorities.

The College offers both the Under Graduate as well as Post-Graduate courses in the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Science, and Commerce. At present the College has 29 teaching departments. In addition to these courses, several students are pursuing their Doctoral and Post-Doctoral programmes.

The courses offered by the college are as under

  • Under Graduate programmes
  • BA, BSc, BCom and BCA
  • Post-Graduate programmes
  • MA in Arts and Social Sciences
  • MSc in Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry
  • MSc in Electronics and Biophysics
  • MCom
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The College was established in 1951 in the prime locality at the foothills of Banjara Hills. Initially it was established as an Intermediate College and the present college campus at Saifabad situated in the western part of the city was acquired from the erstwhile Government of Hyderabad. The campus spread over 18.17 acres, is full of greenery and beautiful gardens. There is a good collection of rare flora, which is of botanical importance. There is an imposing fossil wood, a generous and valuable gift of Geological Survey of India (Southern Region), erected in the garden. This was collected from the Pranitha Godavari basin, from where the intact fossil of Rhinchosaur was collected. This fossil is of high order educational value. The buildings that are a century old are renovated recently to impart a decent look with the newly laid internal roads. During the past five decades, the college has shown a steady progress punctuated by milestones of achievement in higher education.

The College gradually evolved into a Post-Graduate centre offering courses al various levels of university education. Apart from teaching and research programmes, both teachers and students are engaged in sports, literature, fine arts, NCC and NSS programmes. Students enrolled in this college are mostly from the rural areas and courses offered are in the core subjects that form the base line for rural development through extension and research activities. Thus the College offers ample opportunities for students to study and to get involved in nation-building activities through which eventually, they become responsible citizens with good careers.

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Arts and Science College, Secunderabad, a constituent college of Osmania University, was started in 1947. The College was renamed in 1987 as Post Graduate College with starting of Post-Graduate courses. The College offers both Under Graduate and Post-Graduate course in most of the subjects which are taught on campus, giving an additional opportunity for students seeking higher education. The College offers 10 PG courses spread over four faculties, in the subjects of Economics, History, Political Science, Public Administration, English, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu, Mathematics and Commerce. The College also offers Under Graduate courses: BA, BSc in English Medium and BCom in both English and Telugu Media. BCA course was started in 1998-99 on self-financing basis. The College has obtained permission for starting BSc (Biotechnology). The College has a hostel for Post-Graduate students that can accommodate over 200. The student enrolment is over 900 for Under Graduate and 500 for Post-Graduate programmes and has the faculty strength at 65.

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The Post Graduate College of Law has a Glorious History of more than 115 years. The Faculty of Law started classes in 1899 by Legal Department during Nizam period, in Hyderabad State. Thus teaching Law was in existence even before Osmania University which came into existence in 1919. In 1923 Law Department was constituted at premises of Arts College in O.U. The University made a successful experiment of teaching Law, in a vernacular language namely Urdu. At that time Urdu was court language. The College shifted to Nizam College premises and in 1983 into its Newly constructed building . At present the institution is offering six branches in Master of Laws (LLM), Constitutional Law, Corporate Law, Jurisprudence, International Law, Labour Law, Crimes and Torts, PG Diploma course in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and also Ph.D. Programme. To improve the legal education standards, the College introduced 5YDC integrated course at bachelor’s level in 2006. The College is known for its Committed Faculty with Excellent Infrastructure and Alumni having reached the pinnacles of excellence as Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts, Attorneys, Academicians, Politicians and other chosen Professions in India as well as Globally.

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