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100 Years of Osmania University.

100 Years of Osmania University.

Osmania University completes 100 years this year.  Few of us here do have a degree from Osmania University and few are in the process of getting it but we do not know a lot about the university. or do we?

So, here is the list of things you need to know about our very own Osmania University.

It was founded in 1918 with the help of chief Architect of Mahbub Ali Khan – Nawab Sarwar Jung.


It is named after the last Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan.


It is the 3rd oldest university in India.


It is the first university in India to have Urdu medium of instruction.


Osmania University main campus is ranked tenth among state universities.


It is a non-profitable university which is funded and managed by the government.


The Osmania University library has close to 500,000 books and more than 6000 manuscripts.


It is home to nearly 300,000 students.


Its notable alumni includes, CEO of Adobe systems Shantanu Narayan, Indian cricket team captain Mohammed Azhar Uddin, cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle.


The University hosted 3,700 international students from more than 80 nations.

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