About the College
The Osmania University, established in 1918, is the seventh oldest in the country, third oldest in South India and the first to be established in the princely State of Hyderabad. Though the need for a university for the Hyderabad State was felt, both by the intelligentsia 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 Akbar, in a Memorandum to the Education Minister in early 1917, emphasized the need to establish a University for 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 the national consciousness.
The propitious moment, however, came a few months later on 26th April 1917 when a Firman was issued by the Nizam of Hyderabad for the establishment of the University. The Firman 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 rectified.
The ancient as well as modern methods of physical, intellectual and spiritual education are to be fully utilised 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, the 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.
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About the Campus
Computer laboratories facilitating our state-of-art computer courses like Master in Computer Applications, Advanced Diploma in Bioinformatics, Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications, Post Graduate Diploma in Information Systems, and other certificate courses (to be introduced soon) are equipped with high-end systems and Licensed Softwares. We also have the Internet facility which is being provided through 128 Kbps DSL Line connected to a 642L series Router.
A reference library is set up at the Centre with relevant books, journals and periodicals for the benefit of the students of the Prof. G Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education without provision for lending. There are more than 10,000 reference books on various topics, 25 journals and periodicals are available for the benefit of the distance learners.
Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education extends its lectures in the form of Audio and Video media. It has established separate halls for Audio and Video with required equipment and furniture. There are around 2500 Video lessons and 700 Audio Cassette lessons available on different subjects / topics for the benefit of the distance learners of various courses. At the time of the Contact-cum-Correspondence programme / Week-end class programme the interested students may visit these halls for their benefit.
Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education
Osmania University :: Hyderabad – 500 007
Phone :040-27091605 040-27098350 040-27097548 040-27682275
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