The 3rd oldest university in South India and the first University of Hyderabad is all set to celebrate its centenary celebrations in 2018, which is to be planned by the professors, deans and principals of various colleges. Nawab Osman Ali Khan is the founder of Osmina University who was the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad. It is known as the first varsity to have Urdu as a medium of instruction. So how will Osmania University celebrate the 100th anniversary? Read on to find out more
To mark the occasion, there is a new administrative building called the Centenary Administrative Building which is to be built at the cost of Rupees 10 crore. Ex-students, retired professors, teaching and nonteaching related staff can also enroll themselves from wherever they are across the world by registering at an email address called firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Osmania University caters to the modern, cultural, secular and regional development of not only the locals but also the people from all over the country. The former Prime Minister Mr. PV Narasimha Rao and even Telangana Chief Minister KCR are two of the distinguished individuals who were the alumni of the university.
The main campus has highly competitive departments of subjects like psychology, genetics, biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, management, and law. The university has eight colleges; located on its main campus. There are courses in humanities, sciences, arts, law, social sciences, engineering, medicine, etc. It has a campus of nearly 1600 acres with 300000 students, and it is one of the largest higher educational systems in India.
Osmania University Presents Doctorate to CM KCR
Now, during the centenary celebrations, the Osmania University wants to honor its very famed student KCR, who is the present chief minister of Telangana state, with an honorary doctorate, which is a rare honor given that in its almost t 100 years. The university has given less than 200 people honorary doctorates, among them Dr. Manmohan Singh, former prime minister of India. Interestingly, KCR had announced plans to acquire nearly 11 acres of OU land to give housing to the poor, making many students upset.