Hyderabad Central University


The Hyderabad Central University is popularly known as the University of Hyderabad. It is one of the recognized universities in India that provides post-graduate education and research facilities in different streams. The university was established as a Central University in the year 1974 by a decree of the Parliament of India. The academia is an affiliate of the International Council for Distance Education, Association of Commonwealth Universities and Association of Indian Universities. Since 1988 an Academic Staff College has been carrying out its operations within the university grounds to improve the quality of teaching in universities and colleges. The university also boasts of a city campus namely The Golden Threshold which was the residence of the Indian freedom fighter Sarojini Naidu.

The University of Hyderabad was set up in the year 1974. One of the leading institutes of post-graduate teaching and research in India, the university is located at GachiBowli in the outskirts of Hyderabad on the old Hyderabad-Mumbai highway. It is spread over a huge area and contains a wide variety of flora and fauna. It has a city campus, "the Golden Threshold", which houses the residence of the late Sarojini Naidu.

The different schools of the University are as follows:

  • School of Mathematics and Computer/Info Sciences
  • School of Physics
  • School of Chemistry
  • SN School of Performing Arts, Fine Arts & Communication
  • School of Management Studies Study India Program
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Social Sciences

Various courses like M.A, M.Sc, M.C.A, M.Tech are provided in the University. The University has decided to start undergraduate courses as well. There are 10 hostels (7 for men and 3 for women) in the University, besides a shopping centre and a health care centre. The library at the University was one of the first in the country to be fully computerised. The university awards scholarships to the talented students and students who come from the economically deprived sections of the society. The students also have campus placements every year. Along with their students, students also participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.

Courses at Hyderabad Central University

Hyderabad Central University offers a wide range of courses. The university deals with the subjects like statistics, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, animal sciences, plant sciences, philosophy, Hindi, English, Urdu, Telugu, Sanskrit, comparative literature, history, economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, management studies, performing arts, engineering, technology, medicine, health sciences along with other courses. All the educational courses at Hyderabad Central University are delivered from different educational schools. The name of the schools are mentioned below -
  • School of Mathematics & Computer/Information Sciences
  • School of Chemistry
  • School of Physics
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Engineering Sciences & Technology
  • School of Medical Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Management Studies
  • Sarojini Naidu School of Perfoming Arts
Hyderabad Central University Distance Learning Courses

Since 1994 Centre for Distance Education has been functioning in the campus of Hyderabad Central University to provide one-year post-graduate diploma through the mode of distance learning. Students across the country pursue a host of Hyderabad Central University distance learning courses. Among the popular distance learning courses offered by the Hyderabad Central University a few are mentioned below -
  • Medicinal Botany
  • Energy Management
  • Environmental Education
  • Human Rights
  • Translation Studies in Hindi
  • Television Production
  • Business Management
  • Environmental Economics
  • Library Automation & Networking
  • Telecommunication
  • Chemical Analysis & Quality Management
  • Computer Application in Indian Languages
  • Consumer Education
  • Business Ethics
  • Cyber Laws & Intellectual Property Rights
  • Communicative English
  • Mass Communication & Translation Techniques in Urdu
Admissions at Hyderabad Central University

Admissions at Hyderabad Central University are open to all irrespective of cast, creed, race, sex and language. But the selection procedure is strictly based on performance at the entrance exam. At any case to pursue any post graduate level course at Hyderabad Central University the candidate must possess a three-year graduate level degree from any recognized university or autonomous college. The candidate who has passed out a two-year degree course can also be considered during the admission process if he or she has done an additional one-year bridge course.

Hyderabad Central University Contact Details

Nearly 20 km from Hyderabad, Hyderabad Central University is situated at GachiBowli on the Hyderabad-Bombay highway by spreading over nearly 2,300 acres of land. Hyderabad Central University contact details are mentioned as below - Hyderabad Central University/ University of Hyderabad
Gachibowli
Hyderabad - 500046
Telephone: 2313-0000, 2313-3216, 2313-4256
Fax: 2301-0145
Website: www.uohyd.ernet.in

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Last Updated on : January 14, 2014