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Osmania University

Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS

I/c Vice-Chancellor, OU &
Principal Secretary, Municipal Administration & Urban Development.


The Vice-Chancellor is the academic and executive head of the University. The Vice-Chancellor provides both academic and administrative leadership. The Vice-Chancellor is appointed by the Chancellor on the recommendation of the Government. A Search Committee, consisting of nominees of the State Government, University and University Grants Commission prepares a panel of names, for the purpose. Based on this panel, the Government makes its selection. The Vice-Chancellor is appointed for a three year term and is eligible for reappointment for one more term.

The Vice-Chancellor is the Chairperson of the Executive Council and Academic Senate. As such the Vice-Chancellor plays a pivotal role in formulating policies and taking major decisions - both academic and administrative. Although the Vice-Chancellor is empowered to take decisions by himself, yet the Vice-Chancellor very seldom exercises this option. The Vice-Chancellor is the appointing authority of all the officers of the University, including the heads of Departments, Chairperson of Boards of Studies, Principals, etc. The Vice-Chancellor exercises control over the University's finances and keeps a watch on the performance of different academic and administrative wings. The reputation and image of the University broadly depends on the dynamism, vision and leadership provided by the Vice-Chancellor


Osmania University has been re-accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission) as an ‘A+’ grade university. Additionally, Osmania University has been selected for funding under the RUSA 2.0 programme of the Ministry of Education, Government of India under Component 4 (Quality and Excellence in select State Universities (New)) and Component 13 (Faculty Improvement).

I am happy to share with you that Osmania University is making rapid progress in academics, research, and infrastructure development, which is helping it gain a universal identity. For the past decade, we have retained our place among the top ten ‘Best Universities’ in the country. This is based on a plethora of surveys conducted by reputed agencies, which led to the undisputable inference that Osmania University deserves one of the highest gradings.

According to the latest rankings, Osmania University has been ranked 64thoverall and 36th among universities in India by NIRF 2023. Times Higher Education ranked Osmania University in the band of 1201-1500among world universities in 2023. As per the QS Global ranking 2023, Osmania University falls under 1201-1400rank band in World University Ranking and 401-450in Asian University Rankings.

I congratulate all the teachers, research scholars, students, and staff on all the treasured achievements for the committed service and dedication they have shown to enhance the image of the University. Further, I extend due credit for the concerted efforts of all the stakeholders who contributed to steer the available resources in order to achieve these milestones.