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Nawab Osman Ali Khan
The seventh Nizam of Hyderabad
Founder of Osmania University

Osmania University is named after its founder, Nawab Osman Ali Khan, the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad who rather through a farman or Royal Charter brought the University into existence in 1918.  It is the seventh oldest in the Country and third oldest in South India. Though the need for the University for the Hyderabad State was felt, both by the intelligential and the people for a long time, the initiative came from a civil servant, Sir Akbar Hydari, who was then the Home Secretary to the State Government. Sir Hydari, in a memorandum to the Education Minister in Early 1917, emphasized the need to establish a University of Hyderabad with 'Urdu' as the medium of instruction "as it is the language of the widest currency in India, official language of the State, and it is a language which is understood by a vast majority of the population of the State." He believed that higher education must have its foundations deep in national consciousness.

The propitious moment, however, came a few months later on 26th April, 1917 when a Farman was issued for the establishment of the University. The Farman also detailed the 'Mission' and 'Objectives' of the University to be that:

The ancient and modern, the oriental and occidental arts and sciences are synthesized in such a manner that the defects of the present system of education are-re ctified.

The ancient as well as modern methods of physical, intellectual and spiritual education are to be fully utilized along with an effort for the propagation of knowledge, the moral improvement of the students is regulated on the one hand, and research work of a high order in all branches of knowledge is conducted on the other.

Though the medium of instruction of the University was 'Urdu', an Aryan language, that has direct kinship with other languages of the country, instruction of English, as a language, was made compulsory for each student.

One of the basic ideals of Osmania University is to achieve an intellectual synthesis of oriental and occidental learning
of the best that has been thought of and said, both in the East and in the West. Further it aims at a cultural synthesis
(as reflected in its architectural variety), the development of a national ethos, and the creation of an academic and social environment in which 'National Integration' is not a nebulous idea but a tangible reality.

The birth of Osmania University almost coincided with the birth of a new order arising from the ashes of the First World War. Its origin was basically patriotic. It was a revolt against the supremacy of the foreign language in India. On the revolutionary experiment of using a regional language as a medium of higher education the Nobel Laureate poet, Rabindranth Tagore, observed:

"I have long been waiting for the day when, freed from the shackles of a foreign language, our education becomes naturally accessible to all our people. It is a problem for the solution of which we look to our Native States, and it gives me great joy to know that your State proposes to found a University in which instructions are to be given through the medium of Urdu. It is needless to say that your scheme has my fullest appreciation…………………."

Similarly, complimenting the ruler of the State, Sir Michael Sadler wrote:

"The proposal to make the experiment of recognizing the vernaculars as the medium of instruction in the Osmania University, requiring in addition a command over the English Language, is most opportune, and upon the successful issue much will depend..."

The establishment of Osmania University symbolizes a renaissance in the Indian educational system. Throughout its existence, of over seven decades and in spite of several vicissitudes, it has shown a remarkable resilience and has grown into one of the major universities of India.  It has a vast sprawling campus set in picturesque and idyllic surroundings.   Buildings of great architectural elegance and variety enhance its beauty. Availability of the latest facilities makes it a very modern University. Alumni of the  University have distinguished themselves in several walks of life; they include outstanding figures in public life, like  one of the former Prime Ministers, Chief Ministers, Ministers, Parliamentarians, Legislators, eminent scholars,  educationists, diplomats, administrators, lawyers, doctors, engineers, scientists, writers, sportsmen and men of arts and culture.   While quite a few of them have won international acclaim for their excellent work, and have contributed to the fair name of the country abroad, as a matter of great satisfaction, quite a few of them, who had their higher education and training abroad later, saw that their mission was here and have contributed significantly to the national effort.

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The Vice-Chancellors of Osmania University

 

Nawab Mehdi yar Jung Bahadur  - 1936-43

Nawab Ali Yawar Jung Bahadur - 1945-46

 Nawab Ali Yawar Jung Bahadur - 1948-52

 

Dr. Raziuddin Siddiqui 1947-48

 

Prof. J. Anantha Swamy  2002-04

Prof. Suri Bhagavantam
1952-57

Prof. Syed Mohd  Suleman Siddqui
2005-08

 

Prof. G. Ram Reddy 1977- 82

 

Prof. T. Tirupati Rao 2008-11

 Prof. V. Rama kistayya 1996-99

 Nawab Habibur Rehman Khan 1918-19

Nawab Wahi-ud-Dowla Bahadur - 1920-35

Nawab Azam Jung Bahadur - 1943-45

 Prof. D. C .Reddy 1999-02

Prof. Ravada Satyanarayana - 1969-72

Dr. Woli Mohammed 1946-47

Dr. D. S. Reddy 1957-69

 Prof. M. Malla Reddy 1991-95

Sri. N. Narotham Reddy - 1972-75

 Osmania University Teaching staff

Professor Syed Hasan Askari
Osmania University

Professor Mughni Tabassum
Osmania University

Professor Abdul Sattar
Osmania University

 Osmania University Students

 

Dr. Ausaf Sayeed IFS
Consul General
(B.Sc, M.Sc & Phd)
Collage of Science
Osmania University

 

Khaja M. Akif (B.Sc)
Saifabad Collage,
Osmania University

 

Dr. Akhtar MD.
Osmania Medical College,
Osmania University

 

Dr. Amjad Ali, MD
Osmania Medical College,
Osmania University

 

Dr. Ajit Kesani MD.
Osmania Medical College,
Osmania University

 

Dr. Abid Hussain
India's Ambassador to the United States of America.
Student of Nizam College
Osmania University

 

Bhargavi Nettem, M.D.
Osmania Medical College,
Osmania University

 

Chitra V. Nadimpalli, M.D.
Osmania Medical College,
Osmania University

 

Eraj S. Ahmed
(BA) Nizam Collage
(MA) Collage of Arts
Osmania University

 

Ghousia Ghiasuddin
(BA) Nizam Collage
(MA) Collage of Arts
Osmania University

 

Javeed Akhter, M.D.
Osmania Medical College,
Osmania University

 

Dr. Khursheed Ahmed, MD.
Osmania Medical College,
Osmania University

 

Khan Mohd Lateef Khan
(MA) University Collage of Arts
Osmania University

 

Nallari Kiran Kumar
(B.Com) Nizam College
(LL.B) University College of Law,
Osmania University
Osmania University cricket team
16th Chief Minister of
Andhra Pradesh

 

Maqdoom Mohiuddin
(MA) 1936, Collage of Arts
Osmania University

 

Muzaffar Mirza DDS
Osmania Medical College

 

Mohammad Gafoor, MD.
Osmania Medical College,
Osmania University

 

Dr. Nafees U. Ahmed, MD
Gandhi Medical College,
Osmania University

 

Dr. M. Channa Reddy
Former Chief Minister AP
Osmania Medical College,
Osmania University

 

P V Narasimha Rao
Former Prime Minister India
(BA) Collage of Arts
Osmania University

 

Ram Ramani, M.D.
Osmania Medical College,
Osmania University

 

Shahid Razvi
(BA, MA) Collage of Arts
Osmania University

 

Syed Mohammad Hadi (BA)
Nizam Collage
Osmania University

 

Mohammad Azharuddin
(B.com) Nizam College
Osmania University

Dr. Sudhakar R. Yeturu, MD
Osmania Medical College,
Osmania University

Safia Ahmed, M.D.
Osmania Medical College,
Osmania University

Dr. Syed Sohail Ahmed MD.
Osmania Medical College,
Osmania University

Dr. Tahir A Abbasi, MD.
Osmania Medical College,
Osmania University

Dr. Vishnu V Madi Reddy, MD.
Osmania Medical College,
Osmania University

Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed, MD.
Osmania Medical College,
Osmania University

 

    Dr. Raziuddin Siddiqui 1947-48

 

Prof. J. Anantha Swamy- 2002-04