• About University of Hyderabad

    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 Visitor’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.

Why University of Hyderabad

  • The School offers facilities for intensive training and research in the basic areas of Mathematics (including Applied Mathematics), Statistics and Operations Research
  • A study, which ranged over three decades (1990-2010), reported that of the plants present on campus, 315 species were used in traditional Indian medicine. 39 species of plants belong to the group that face the threat of extinction. These listings were the result of field studies done on campus by students and faculty members.
  • The university has plans to preserve area under forest cover and wetlands by creating a bio reserve
  • The University of Hyderabad, a premier institution of post graduate teaching and research in the country, was established by an Act of Parliament (Act No. 39 of 1974) on 2nd October, 1974 as a Central University, Wholly financed by the University Grants Commission.
  • The "objects of the University" as envisaged in the Act are:" to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit and by the example of its corporate life, and in particular to make special provisions for integrated courses in humanities and science in the educational programmes of the University and to take appropriate measures for promoting inter-disciplinary studies and research in the University."
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