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Osmania University, established in the year 1918, is a state university located in University Town, Hyderabad. The university has been accredited by the NAAC with an ‘A+’ grade. The main campus of OU is ranked 10th among the state universities by India Today. A number of private and government colleges are functioning under the umbrella of OU. With this, the students can opt from a variety of postgraduate, doctorate, postgraduate diploma, and research courses. It offers both full-time and part-time courses. Admission is done mainly on the basis of common entrance test namely OUCET conducted by Osmania University. However, for some courses, the university accepts a valid score of national-level competitive exams like GATE and EAMCET. 

Top colleges affiliated to Osmania University

  • Indian Institute of Management and Commerce (IIMC)
  • St. Ann’s College for Women
  • Loyola Academy Degree and PG College
  • Mahatma Gandhi Law College
  • Culinary Academy of India

Osmania University Highlights

Official Websitehttps://www.osmania.ac.in
Type of CoursesPG, PG Diploma, Doctorate, and M.Phil
Total No. of Students300,000
Affiliated colleges1000+

Osmania University Admission

The University provides courses in different fields, OU Admission Procedure is controlled by DOA (Directorate of Admission).

Admission Procedure:

  • The issue of Notifications: The Directorate of Admissions issues notification for entrance and admission into various P.G. and P.G. Diploma courses during the first week of April every year. The application form needs to be filled only through online mode. The registration fees for a single subject for a general category student is INR 800 and for SC/ST it is INR 600. For every single subject the candidate opts for, the fees is INR 400 for all the categories. 

  • Entrance Examinations: University conducts an entrance examination for various P.G. and P.G.  Diploma courses in the first/second week of June and declares the results along with a rank wise merit list.

  • Counseling: Admissions to P.G. and P.G. Diploma courses offered by various University constituent and affiliated colleges will be made through a centralized counseling process.  The counseling process, in general, commences during the last week of June / first week of July every year.

  • Approval of Admitted Candidates: In the end, the verification of the eligible candidates took place. It approves the list of admitted candidates under Non-Resident Indian (NRI) quota/ Management Quota into M.A., M.Sc., M.B.A., M.C.A., B.Ed., LL.B., LL.M., Hotel  Management, Hospital Management and Pharmacy courses offered by all private affiliating institutions of the Osmania University.


Below mentioned are the reservations provided by the University:

  1. Admission to 85% of the available seats in every course is reserved for local candidates in respect of O.U. The remaining 15% of the seats are open to local and non-locals shall be filled up subject to similar reservation as applicable to 85% local candidates
  2. Out of the total number of seats available in each subject/course, 15% for SC and ST, 30% for Backward Class is reserved by the University.
  3. A minimum of 33.33% seats are allotted to women candidates from each category i.e. SC/ST/BC.  

Osmania University Courses                                                                                     

A number of courses are offered by the University at PG, Doctorate level under various disciplines. 

OU UG Courses

Mentioned below are the Undergraduate courses provided by the University: 

CoursesEligibilitySelection Criteria
B.A./ B.Com/ BBA/ B.Sc/ BCAIntermediate graduate in any disciplineMarks in the qualifying examination
BA LL.BGraduate with at least 40% marks Merit scored in TS LAWCET
B.L.I.Sc.Merit scored in OUCET
B.Tech/ B.E./ B.Pharm/ BHMCTIntermediate graduate with PCB or Diploma in the relevant subjectMarks scored in EAMCET

OU PG Courses

Below mentioned are the courses offered at postgraduate level by the University: 

CoursesEligibilitySelection Criteria
M.A./ M.Com/ M.Sc/ MSW/ M.Li.I.ScGraduation in relevant discipline with 40% marks 

A valid score in OUCET
M.P.EdGraduate in B.P.Ed
LL.M.LL.B or equivalent with 45% marks 
MBA IntegratedGraduation with 50% marks
M.Tech/ M.E.Graduation with 55% marks Merit scored in GATE
M.PharmValid score of GPAT
MBA/ MCABachelor’s degree in relevant disciplineMerit scored in ICET

OU PG Diploma Courses

Mentioned below are the diploma courses offered at postgraduate level. 

Course NameEligibility 
PG Diploma in Applied LinguisticsMasters degree in Language/Literature or M.Sc in Speech and Hearing 
PG Diploma in Child PsychologyWomen candidate possessing a degree from the University
PG Diploma in Functional Hindi and TranslationMasters in Hindi or in any Indian Language
PG Diploma in Digital Information ManagementM.Li.I.Sc or B.Li.I.Sc.

OU Research Courses

CoursesEligibilitySelection Criteria
M.PhilMaster’s in concerned subject with 55% marks (50% for SC/ ST candidates)Entrance test conducted by Osmania University
Ph.D.Valid score in GATE/ NET/ JEST/ SET AP/ GPAT

Osmania University Placements

Osmania University has been playing a proactive role for the past several years in extending the placement & Training services. The Office of the Directorate of Placement Services always takes lead in identifying the needs of our students, OU Placement Portal has designing capacity building activities, projecting their competencies to employers and providing a forum for placement activities in the Campus & Constituent Colleges. 

Osmania University Distance Education

The University offers UG & PG courses in the private mode under its Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education (PGRRCDE). Osmania University Distance Education is recognized by the Distance Education Bureau (DEB), New Delhi. PGRRCDE delivers education through contact & weekend classes for all programs. Check the list of courses offered by Osmania University Distance Education Department.

Course NameEligibility
MBAGraduate with Integrated Common Entrance Test (ICET) conducted by PGRRCDE of OU.
M.A.A graduate from a recognized university in India.
M.ComStudents must have passed B.Com from a recognized University.
M.ScA graduate in a related discipline.
B.A.Students must have passed 10+2 from a recognized university.

Osmania University Results

Osmania University offers various PG courses under the choice-based credit system (CBCS). CBCS is offered to tho­se candidates only who have admitted in campus & constituent colleges of OU excluding district PG Colleges & OU affiliated colleges. The evaluation process is carried out in terms of semester grade point average (SGPA) for all courses. The result for all the courses is available online only in the news feed of the official website of the Osmania University. Follow these steps to check your result:

  1. Visit the official website of Osmania University.
  2. Navigate to the news feed section (for the latest result) of the Osmania University.
  3. Click on the latest result link & enter your hall ticket number & Submit.
  4. Now save & download the scorecard.

Osmania University Activities

Centre For Educational Development Of MinoritiesIt was established in 1994 with the objective of improving the classroom performance of school children and improving the participation and performance of minority candidates in competitive examinations.
English Language Training CentreIt was established in 1988, a number of Workshops have been organized on various aspects of English Language Teaching with experts drawn from U.K. and U.S.A.
Physical EducationThe Department of Physical Education existed since the inception of Arts College to promote indoor and outdoor games.
National Service Scheme (NSS)The NSS Cell conducts Special Camps in 6 (six) districts i.e. Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Mahabubnagar, Medak, Nalgonda and Nizamabad for promoting the welfare of society.

Osmania University Scholarships

There will be three scholarships at OU. These are called ONGC Scholarships and the scholarship holders will be called as ONGC Scholars. The department and degree for which ONGC Scholarship will be instituted are given as: