Osmania University is a public state university located in the state of Hyderabad. The university was founded in the year 1918 with the help of Chief Architect of Mahbub Ali Khan and this university is the first university to have Urdu as a medium of instruction.
Osmania University is considered as one of the largest university in the sub -continent comprising of 300,000 students on its campuses and affiliated colleges. The university is well known for its faculty of Engineering and Technology, Law, Arts and Sciences, commerce and management departments. Though Osmania medical college was once a part of this university but it comes under the supervision of NTR University of Health Sciences.
Admissions into Osmania University are done purely on the basis of merit list evaluated by national entrance examinations for each course offered. The research activities are funded by agencies such as University Grants commission, Council for Scientific and industrial research, Defense research and development organization, and department of Biotechnology which are considered autonomous agencies of the government of India.
It has been significantly proved that Osmania University is a confederation of University colleges, constituent colleges, and affiliated colleges. All these university colleges are situated within the main campus of the university. There are mainly eight such colleges and all the affiliated colleges are scattered in the Hyderabad District as they offer both undergraduate and post graduate courses.
In addition, the university offers a campus of nearly 1600 acres and is considered as one of the largest higher education system in India. It attracts students from across the nation as well as from other countries. It goes without saying that the university is home to nearly 300,000 students who are pursuing their higher studies in the campus. Approximately 5000 faculty and staff members are employed in the university. Osmania University also comprises of large number of international students who come to attain education from the same.
The Osmania University library is the main library of the university and was founded in the year 1918 along with the establishment of the university. It has around 50,000 books with more than 6000 manuscripts which also includes rare palm leave manuscripts. The library also consists of various journals, government documents, and etc. The main library of the university coordinates with the library system which thereby connects the libraries in the entire campus and also the other constituent libraries. All such facilities prove to be of extreme significance.
Sisodia said this while speaking at an event organised by the Association of Principals of Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools of Maharashtra in Nanded in the state.
Professor Seth has most recently held the position of Pamplin Professor of Management at Virginia Tech, USA.
JNUSU termed the Library Advisory Committee a 'farce' where these decisions were allegedly taken.