Osmania University is a public state university located in Hyderabad, Telangana. Osmania University is recognized by the UGC and accredited with an “A+” Grade by the NAAC. This is the 7th oldest university in the country and the second oldest university in South India. OU is also ranked 36th among top universities in India by NIRF in year 2023. Osmania University is the biggest affiliated University of Asia which covers over 720 affiliated colleges. Apart from this, the university has 8 campus colleges, 5 constituent colleges, which consist of  53 departments. 

Osmania University offers more than 130 courses of UG, PG, PhD, PG Diploma, and Certificate levels. The courses are offered fewer than 12 faculties including Humanities, Management, Science, Engineering, Law, Education, Pharmacy, and more. It offers admission on both merit and entrance examination basis. Admission to the UG courses is granted on the basis of merit in the qualifying examination. Osmania University also conducts Common Postgraduate Entrance Tests that is CPGET for admission to ITS Post Graduate courses.


Establishment year | Ownership1918 | State University
Also known asOU Telangana, OU Hyderabad
LocationHyderabad, Telangana
Campus size1,300 acres
Recognised byUGC
Accredited byNAAC
Rankings 2022– Ranked 22 by NIRF Under ‘University’ – Ranked 46 by NIRF Under ‘Overall’
No. of affiliated institutes720+
Courses offered150+
No. of scholarships offered2

Course and fees

CourseFeesEligibilityApplication Date
MBA₹50,000 (1st Year Fees)Graduation with 50% + TSICET7 Mar – 30 Apr 2024
M.Tech₹25,000 (1st Year Fees)Pass in Graduation + GATE
B.Tech₹10,000 (1st Year Fees)10+2 with 45% + TS EAMCET
L.L.M₹9,890 (1st Year Fees)L.L.B.
M.Sc₹21,290 (1st Year Fees)Graduation with 40% + OUCET


B.Tech/BE Admission 2024

Osmania University offers a four-year B.Tech/B.E. program in Engineering and Technology with a variety of specializations. The basic eligibility criteria for admission into B.Tech/B.E. is 10+2 & the selection is based on the merit secured in an Entrance Examination followed by Counselling. Osmania University offers a B.Tech degree in 4 specializations and BE degree in 8 specializations are tabulated below:

B.TechComputer Science & Engineering
Information Technology
Chemical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
BEComputer Science & Engineering
Information Technology
Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electronics & Communication Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Instrumentation Engineering
Biomedical Engineering

UG Admission 2024

Osmania University offers a variety of undergraduate courses in the all type of streams that is arts, sciences, commerce, education, law, and management. The application process begins in the month of April, and classes begin in either June or month of July. The main admission criterion is merit in the qualifying exam, though some courses require students to take an entrance test. OU offers courses such as B.Com, B.Ed, BCA, LL.B, B.P.Ed, B.Li.Sc., BA, B.Sc, BBA, and BHMCT. All these course are of 3 years of duration.

The Bachelor of Education degree is offered by the Faculty of Education. The application form submission period begins in March, and the entrance exam is held the same month.

B.AEnglish, Philosophy, Psychology, Linguistics, Persian, Urdu,Geography, Political Science, Hindi, Indian Culture, History, Economics
B.ScBotany, Geography, Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Physics, Electronic Science, Statistics, Zoology,Biomedical Technology, Human Genetics, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Forensic Science, Toxicology, Environmental Sciences, Cyber Security and Forensics, Anthropology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Life Science

UG Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must pass 10+2 or equivalent with 40% aggregate marks in Science group for admission into B.Sc.
  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination in relevant stream for admission into BA, B.Com, BBA, and BCA courses.
  • To be admitted to LL.B., candidates must have a Graduate degree with at least 40% aggregate marks or with 40% in B.Ed. or a PG degree.
  • For admission to B.Ed, candidates must have passed the qualifying degree examination, i.e. BA/B.Sc/B.Com/B.Sc (Home Science)/BCA/and BBM, with an aggregate of 45% or higher in Part II (Group subjects).
  • Candidates must have a graduation degree in any discipline to get admission into the B.P.Ed.
  • For admission into B.Li.Sc, candidates must have a graduation degree with a minimum of 40% in any discipline.
  • For admission into BHMCT, candidates should have passed the 10+2 or equivalent exam.

OU UG Selection Criteria                    

  • Admission to BA/B.Sc/BBA/BCA is based on the merit obtained in the qualifying examination.
  • For admission to B.Com. (Hons.), Osmania University conducts the Common Entrance Test.
  • Admission to the Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) program is based on the TS LAWCET score.
  • Admission to Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) is granted based on the TS EdCET.
  • Osmania University also conducts a common entrance test (OUCET) for admission into Bachelor of Library and Information Sciences (B.L.I.Sc.).

                PG Admission 2024

Postgraduate programs at Osmania University include M.Sc, Integrated M.Sc, MA, M.Com, MSW, M.Ed, M.Li.Sc, M.P.Ed, MCJ, LLM, and MFC in Arts, Commerce, Science, Education, Law, and Mass Communication, among others. Graduation is the minimum requirement for admission to Osmania University’s Postgraduate program. The final selection will be based on an entrance examination administered by the university. Courses with specializations are listed below:

MAIslamic History, Music, Economics, English, History, Hindi, Political Science, Public Administration, Linguistics, Sanskrit, Parsian, Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology, French, Urdu, Kannada, Arabic, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, AICHA 
M.ComMarketing, Finance, IS
M.ScForensic Science, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Environmental Science, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics with Computer Science, Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Applied Statistics, Nano Science, GeoPhysics, Geography, Applied Geology, Applied Geochemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Astro Physics, Geo Informatics, Zoology, IS, Electronics
Integrated M.Sc

Osmania University PG Eligibility Criteria

  • For admission to MA/M.Sc/M.Com/MSW/M.Li.Sc programs, candidates must have a graduation degree with 40% aggregate marks in the relevant discipline.
  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 with at least 50% to take admission into the Integrated M.Sc program.
  • For admission into LLM, candidates must have a Graduate degree in LL.B. or equivalent with at least 45% aggregate marks.
  • For admission to the M.Pharm course, candidates must have a graduate degree in B.Pharm from OU or any other recognized university with at least 55%. 
  • For admission to MBA/MCA courses, candidates must have a graduation in the relevant discipline.
  • For admission into M.P.Ed, candidates must have a Graduate degree in B.P.Ed.
  • Candidates must have a B.Ed degree to take admission into the M.Ed program.
  • Candidates applying for admission to MCJ must have a graduate degree in a relevant discipline.

Osmania University PG Selection Criteria

  • Admission to MA/M.Sc/M.Com/M.Ed/M.P.Ed/MCJ/MSW/M.Li.Sc/LL.M. is based on a valid score in OUCET conducted by the university.
  • A valid GPAT score is required for admission into the M.Pharm program.



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Ranking Year Rank
NIRF (Overall)202364th out of Top 100
NIRF (Universities)202336th out of Top 100
QS Global World University Rankings20231201-1400
QS Asia University Rankings2023401-450
QS Asia University Rankings- Southern Asia202392
Times Higher Education (World University Rankings)20231201-1500
Times Higher Education (Engineering and Technology)20231001+
Times Higher Education (Life Sciences)2023801-1000
Times Higher Education (Physical Sciences)20231000+
Times Higher Education (Computer Sciences)2023801+