Welcome to Osmania University
The Osmania University welcomes foreign students to its campus. It is a unique experience studying at this prestigious University. Hyderabad is the cultural capital not only of Telangana State, but of India as well. It has been known for its pursuit of educational excellence and a true representative of Indian culture, where the old mingles with the new; where change and continuity coexist, and modernity meets with tradition. The University has one of its most beautiful campuses in the country with its five constituent colleges.
Students have come to the land that hosts one of the oldest civilizations. Indian civilization has long been known for its tolerance and assimilation. It has been a unity in diversity; where the idea of civic nationalism is uppermost, Indians believe that guests have to be treated with great respect and we hope that you will also respect our culture and tradition in all its variety. It is this cultural pluralism that has sustained this great civilization making it a unique one as well. It is this uniqueness that helps all people, irrespective of colour, race and other physical differences, all of whom the state treats as equals. It is this celebration of diversity and multi-culturalism that has sustained this country as a great democratic experiment. Democracy has had its strong political and cultural roots. The Osmania University stands for all these values that this country stands for.
Students from all over the world are welcome here. We are happy to have these students whom we hope will become citizens of the world and as they go back to their countries as international representatives, carrying knowledge and wisdom from this ancient civilization and a young and modern State back to their countries. Back in their home countries these students will become the cultural ambassadors and representatives of global city of Hyderabad and India.
About Osmania University
Osmania University is one of the premier institutions of higher learning in India epitomizing the national agenda for higher education. It is a “pioneering and performing University which has been conferred the coveted status of University with Potential for Excellence (UPE) by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in the year 2012 making it one of the top ten Universities in the Country. The UGC in 2017 has also accredited the University with the coveted A+ Grade.
Established in 1917, Osmania University is currently celebrating its centenary. In its 100 years of glorious existance, Osmania University has grown in stature and is currently among the top Universities in India. With a rich heritage gained from a confluence of cultures, Osmania University is the perfect place for foreign students to pursue their education as they aim to become the global citizens of tomorrow.
Realizing the importance of catering to the needs of the foreign students and on the eve of new millennium year 2000, Osmania University established a University Foreign Relations Office (UFRO) in December 1999. Currently, the UFRO currently caters to nearly 4000 foreign students and facilitates their admission process into various programs. Over the years, the UFRO has offered various facilities to the students including Medical Insurance, International Students’ Hostel, Degree Award Ceremony etc.
Life in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, the capital city of the State of Telangana in India, is among the top cities in the country. Noted for its confluence of cultures and the IT Hub, Hyderabad’s tremendous growth has put it on the global map. While it zooms ahead to become one of the top metropolitan cities in Asia, Hyderabad has a unique atmosphere and a rich heritage, which has made it one of the top destinations for foreign students in the country. For the 3897 foreign students studying in Osmania University, Hyderabad is like a second home.
UFRO has established an International Students’ Hostel for boys at Tarnaka, Secunderabad, which is a five-minute drive from the main campus of the university.
The UFRO offers Health Insurance Policy on compulsory basis, keeping in view the number of ailments that foreign students face with every year.
Degree Award Ceremony
The UFRO holds a Degree Award Ceremony exclusively for all the outgoing foreign graduates every year. The ceremony is a picturesque gathering of the foreign students.
The Main Library, situated in the heart of the campus, is a state-of-the-art center of learning, spaning an area of 62,000 sq. ft. with a collection of over 600,000 books and journals.
The University has established a Student Counseling Centre, ‘Sahayam’, for dealing with the stress and emotional issues faced by the students.
Research and Development
The Central Facilities for Research and Development (CFRD) building is a state-of-the-art research and development center in the campus.