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University of Hyderabad - University of Hyderabad

Coordinates: 17.4599791 ° N 78.3320099 ° E. 17 ° 27'36 "N 78 ° 19'55" E. /. / 17.4599791; 78.3320099

The University of Hyderabad (IAST: Hydarāvād visvavidyālayamu ) is a public research university in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

This campus was founded in 1974 and has more than 5,000 students and 400 faculties from various disciplines. The governor of Telangana state is from Officially Rector of the University while the President of India is the visitor to the University.

The university was founded along the lines of the 1973 six-point formula. The university's first vice-chancellor from 1974 to 1979 was organic chemist Gurbaksh Singh of Banaras Hindu University. Shri BD Jatti was the university's first chancellor.

In January 2015, the University of Hyderabad received the visitor award given by the President of India for the best central university in India.

The university is located in Gachibowli, on around 2300 hectares. The campus is rich in flora and fauna and is home to over 734 flowering plants, ten species of mammals, fifteen species of reptiles and 220 species of birds.

The university is funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC) through the UGC Guidelines (Declaration of Government Institutions as Institutions of Eminence) 2017 recognized as an Institute for Eminence (IoE) for public institutions


The university campus on around 2,300 hectares has a large forest area with two perennial and three seasonal lakes as well as rock formations that are characteristic of the Deccan. It is home to 734 species of plants, 10 species of mammals, 15 reptiles and 220 species of birds (last counted). Notable animals include spotted deer, hares, peacocks, porcupines, and wild boars. The campus also has a protected megalithic site.

A study spanning three decades (1990–2010) reported that 315 species of the plants found on campus were used in traditional Indian medicine. The endangered group includes 39 plant species. These listings are the result of field studies that students and faculty members have conducted on campus.

The university plans to preserve areas under forest cover and wetlands by creating a biological reserve.


Teaching and learning

The university follows the semester calendar, which starts in mid-July and ends in early May. About 90% of the students are in residential areas. The Master’s program usually lasts 2 years, while the MPhil and PhD programs last 18 months and 5 years, respectively.

The university follows the continuous assessment model: 40% of the grades are awarded through tasks spread over the semester and 60% through semester-end exams. The assessment is based on a 10.0-point scale, with D being the lowest grade passed and A + the highest. The Topper postgraduate courses are awarded medals.


The university is primarily a postgraduate research university. Every year from May to June, the UoH conducts its own entrance exams for all courses and interviews every year in May. The university offers integrated degrees in M.Sc., MA, MFA, M.Tech., MBA, MCA, MPhil and PhD. Admission to the UoH is very competitive. The university follows the positive discrimination reservation system as per the guidelines of the University Grants Commission of India.


The University of Hyderabad was rated 601 to 650 in the QS World University rankings from 2020. It ranks 15th overall in India and sixth place among universities in India according to the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2020. In 2020, the university ranked 2nd among Indian universities government universities by India Today.


Indira Gandhi Memorial Library

The university library is a central facility to support the teaching and research activities of the university. This current library building was inaugurated on October 21, 1988 by His Excellency Shankar Dayal Sharma, then Vice President of India, and named after the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

The library is connected to the campus network. The library also created a learning environment by providing an online catalog for public access (WebOPAC), an OPAC search area, an internet browsing area, a laptop zone with Wi-Fi functionality, dedicated workstations and software for the visually impaired Student set up and electronic resources, search services / tools.

The Indira Gandhi Memorial Library is the country's first automated university library. The library serves as a resource station for all scholars and has a print collection of around 400,000 copies, including monographs, textbooks, journal volumes, theses / dissertations, CDs / DVDs. It subscribes to around 500 print journals in various university disciplines and provides access to more than 25,000 e-resources including e-books. It also includes a reading room that is accessible 24/7 for the benefit of students.

The integrated master's program

The College for Integrated Studies (CIS) was founded in 2006 to offer 5-year integrated Masters courses. The center offers 5-year integrated master’s courses in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. The five-year Integrated MA (IMA) and M.Sc. (IMSc.) Courses at the University of Hyderabad are transdisciplinary programs with core and elective subjects.

SIP: The Study in India program

SIP building, Hyderabad University

The University of Hyderabad's Study in India (SIP) program for overseas students began as a small experimental summer initiative that gave University of Pittsburgh students nine credits for nine weeks in the summer of 1998. Since then, SIP has grown by leaps and bounds, rising from eight students in its debut year to nearly 200 in the final academic year. The University Grants Commission (UGC), a government agency in India charged with setting and maintaining standards for university education, has welcomed the Study in India program as a model initiative and encouraged other universities in India to emulate the program's approach . The strength of SIP lies in its flexibility and willingness to innovate in order to meet the needs of universities and consortia abroad. SIP has created special, bespoke programs for partners such as Dartmouth College, Duke University and the Nordic Center in India - a consortium of 15 Nordic universities. Students can apply themselves, through their home schools, or through consortia for study abroad that are SIP partners.

In 2014 the SIP program was selected for the IIE Andrew Heiskell Award. Thirteen locations around the world were recognized for their outstanding international initiatives. The UoH is the only recognized university in Asia.

Distance learning and virtual learning center

The University of Hyderabad has offered distance learning postgraduate diploma programs since 1994. The target groups identified for these programs are: (a) service personnel who look forward to improving their skills and knowledge in order to rise to the top in their own organization or elsewhere; and (b) recent graduates who intend to explore their employment opportunities improve upon successful completion of these programs.

Organization and administration

Schools and departments

  • Business school
  • School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Faculty of Physics
  • School of Chemistry
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Management Studies
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Social Sciences
  • Sarojini Naidu School of Art and Communication
  • Communication Department
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences
  • School of Medical Sciences

Academic staff college

Founded in 1987 as a major initiative to improve the quality of higher education, the UGC sponsored 66 colleges for academic staff. The Academic Staff College of the University of Hyderabad is a constituent unit of the university and offers orientation, refresher and needs-based courses for assistant professors / associate professors at universities and colleges.

It is an important academic wing of the university. In addition to teacher training programs, the Academic Staff College runs professional development programs for principals and administrators. The faculty also records the teaching assignments and research guides in their respective departments. The Peer Review Committee of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) visited the Academic Staff College from January 19-21, 2012 to review its activities and accredited this Academic Staff College of the Hyderabad University ranked No. 1.4 in India.


The university is a public research university with high research activity in each department, awarding about 300 doctorates every year. The university receives research grants from UGC, CSIR, DST, DBT, FIST and other funding organizations. The university is known for high quality research from faculties and students in the natural, social and human sciences.

National Institute of Animal Biotechnology

National Institute for Animal Biotechnology (NIAB) is an autonomous institute under the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India located on the campus of the University of Hyderabad.

Institute of Life Sciences

The Institute of Biosciences (ILS), also known as Dr. Reddy's Institute for Life Sciences, is a research organization founded in 2004 as part of a public-private partnership initiative. The partners in making ILS are the Telangana Government, the University of Hyderabad and Dr. Reddy's laboratories. ILS was established as a not for profit company and recognized by the Ministry of Science and Technology as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO).

CR Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science

The CR Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (AIMSCS) was established with the aim of promoting research and advanced studies in mathematics, statistics, computer science and related subjects.

Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia

The Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA) is a SAARC recognized organization. The association was founded on the initiative of leading management schools in the SAARC region and is located on the campus of the University of Hyderabad in Gachibowli. AMDISA promotes management education and management development in the SAARC region and publishes the South Asian Journal of Management. AMDISA's mission is to connect management schools and management development centers. Promote partnerships between schools, senior managers, and policy administrators; and improve the quality and effectiveness of management education and development in South Asia.

students life

Hostels, canteens and leisure centers

Student center canteen

There are 21 hostels for students (13 for men and 8 for women). The Tagore International House is aimed at international students. There are two shopping complexes: one on the north campus and one on the south campus. There are also seven canteens: the student center canteen, the canteen of goodwill, the canteen of the SN school, canteen F, the canteen of the School of Chemistry, the administration canteen and the canteen of the School of Life Sciences.

There are four multi-purpose auditoriums on campus. The DST auditorium is the largest with a capacity of 700. It is mainly used for cultural events, seminars, public lectures and the showing of documentaries and films. The CV Raman Auditorium with a capacity of 200 people is located in the science complex and serves as a conference and seminar room. The BR Ambedkar Auditorium is mainly used for cultural events, public talks, debates and other events. Another auditorium is located in the humanities block.

Bol Hyderabad community radio station

Bol Hyderabad 90.4 FM is the campus radio station of the University of Hyderabad, which started operations on August 15, 2011. The range of the radio broadcast is around 15 kilometers around the campus and includes the areas of Tolichowki, Gopanapally, Hi-Tech City and Gachibowli in Hyderabad.

National Service Scheme Cell (NSS)

In connection with 'Gandhi Jayanti Week' Celebrations National Service Scheme (NSS) Cell, organizes peace marches, orientation programs, tree plantations, etc. during the first week of October each year.

Student union

Major student organizations on campus include the All India Student Association (AISF), Ambedkar Students 'Association (ASA), Muslim Students Federation (Doctors Without Borders), Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP, "All Indian Student Council"), National Students' Union India (NSUI), Indian Student Association (SFI), Bahujan Student Front (BSF), Dalit Student Association (DSU), Telangana Student Association (TSA), Other Backward Class Federation (OBCF), All India Students Association (AISA) and the Telangana Vidyarthi Vedika (TVV, Telangana Student Forum).

The student union is elected annually, with elections being conducted by the students themselves according to guidelines set by the Lyngdoh Committee. The Studentenwerk consists of a president, a vice-president, a general secretary, a joint secretary, a sports secretary and a cultural secretary. The elections take place in September each year.

Sporting events

The chosen student association organizes various sporting and cultural events for the students during the academic year.

Naris Knight's Cup

The first of these events is the Nari Cricket Knight Cup. The tournament is named in memory of an ex-student named Mr. Narayan Reddy (Nari) who suffered an unfortunate death on campus. Initially, some friends of Mr. Narayan Reddy started this 5-on-5 side tournament with 9 players per side. However, the student union later took on responsibility for running the Knight Cup. The tournament will be held in the open-air auditorium under floodlights.

Senthil Balraj Cricket Night Cup

The Senthil Balraj Cricket Night Cup was launched in February 2011 by the then student association to commemorate Senthil and Balraj. This night cricket cup is unique in that it is only open to registered students and university staff, while the Nari's Knight Cup is open to both alumni and university students. However, the format of both competitions remains the same.

Football Night Cup

The Football Night Cup is the third in the series of Night Cups run by the Student Union. The tournament is usually held in the last week of February each year. This is a 7-on-7 tournament with a total playing time of 30 minutes.

Basketball and volleyball night cup

The union holds basketball and volleyball night cups every March.

Cultural festival

Sukoon (सुकून what peace means) is the university's annual cultural festival organized in March by the Student Union and attended by students from colleges across Hyderabad. The three day event includes a variety of literary and other recreational events.

Entrepreneurship development cell

The university has an ED cell in the university's management block where startups were funded. Some of them include.

  • Laundromat: A coin operated washing machine service.


On 22.In March 2016, police arrested 25 students and 2 faculty members who were reportedly peacefully protesting the return of Vice Chancellor Appa Rao Podile to campus after Rohith Vemula's suicide. All of them were released on bail by the Metropolitan Magistrate at Miyapur Court on March 28th.


  • BD Jatti, 1974-1979
  • G Parthasarathy, 1982-1986
  • M Hidayatullah, 1986-1991
  • JRD Tata, 1991-1993
  • Abid Hussain, 1994-1997
  • Romila Thapar, 1997-2000
  • PN Bhagwati, 2001-2005
  • MN Venkatachaliah, 2005-2008
  • R. Chidambaram, 2008-2012
  • CH Hanumantha Rao, 2012-2014
  • C. Rangarajan, 2015-2018
  • L. Narasimha Reddy, 2018-present

Vice Chancellor

  • Gurbaksh Singh, 1974-1979
  • BS Ramakrishna, 1980-1986
  • Bhadriraju Krishnamurthi, 1986-1993
  • Goverdhan Mehta, 1993-1998
  • Palle Rama Rao, 1999-2002
  • Kota Harinarayana, 2002-2005
  • Seyed E Hasnain, 2005-2011
  • Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, 2011 - January 29, 2015
  • E Haribabu, January 29 - May 31, 2015
  • RP Sharma, June 1 - September 22, 2015
  • Appa Rao Podile, September 23, 2015 - today

Notable alumni and faculty

  • Girish Agarwal, FRS
  • D Sridhar Babu, Former Minister of the Government of Andhra Pradesh
  • Rahul Banerjee (chemist), Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize winner
  • Dipankar Chatterji, recipient of the Padma Shri and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards
  • Goverdhan Mehta, FRS
  • G. Naresh Patwari, chemist and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize winner
  • D. Srinivasa Reddy
  • G. Narahari Sastry, Bhatnagar Prize Winner
  • Shanta Sinha, winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Award
  • Adusumilli Srikrishna
  • Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka
  • Geeta Kashyap Vemuganti, ophthalmologist, N-Bios award winner
  • Rohith Vemula, Dalit activist
  • Ganesh Bagler, a pioneer in computer catering
  • Lavanya Vemsani, historian, professor of history at Shawnee State University, president-elect of the Ohio Academy of History,
  • Syed Akbaruddin, Former Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations,
  • Priyadarshi Pulikonda, Telugu actor

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