The University of Hyderabad also known as Hyderabad Central University, is an Indian Public Research University located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Founded in 1974, this mostly residential campus has more than 5,000 students and 400 faculty, from several disciplines. The Governor of the state of Telangana is ex-officio the Chief Rector of the University, while the President of India is the Visitor to the University.
The university was established along the lines of the Six-Point Formula of 1973. The first Vice-Chancellor of the University was Banaras Hindu University organic chemist Gurbaksh Singh, from 1974 to 1979. Shri B D Jatti was the first Chancellor of the University.
The University of Hyderabad is regarded as a premier varsity in the country, along with other universities like Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University and the Indian Institutes of Technology. The university has been consistently ranked among the top ten Indian universities, especially for research. In January 2015, the University of Hyderabad received the Visitorâ€™s Award for the Best Central University in India, awarded by the President of India.
The university is located in Gachibowli, on 2300-odd acres. The campus is rich in flora and fauna, home to over 734 flower plants, ten species of mammals, fifteen species of reptiles, and 159 species of birds.