Osmania University is the seventh earliest and third largest university in India. The University Established in the year 1917 on 26th April by then ruler, Mir Osman Ali Khan, VII the Nizam of Hyderabad state, is spread over a sprawling and picturesque campus of 1600 acres, providing an idyllic academic ambience for learning and scholarly pursuits. In 1936 Osmania University started post-graduate courses and research facilities in all the sciences: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Engineering, Metallurgy as well as Law, Education and Teacher training courses. By 1948 its degrees were accepted by Indian universities and British universities. Currently, degrees accredited by Osmania University are well recognized by universities and institutions all over the world.
It has a jurisdiction of over 60,000 sq kms in the Telangana state. The university has over 1000 colleges affiliated to it offering various latest courses at undergraduate and post graduate levels catering to meet the educational aspirations of over 5.5 lakh students. The university has 12 faculties and 53 departments engaged in teaching and research activities, offering a wide range of study options to students at graduate, post graduate and Doctoral levels. Osmania University's reputation and commitment to academic excellence attracts students from all over India and from more than 30 countries across the world.
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.