The Osmania University is a public state university located in Hyderabad, India, and founded in 1918. It was established and named after the last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan. It is the first Indian university to have Urdu as a medium of instruction. In 2012, the university was placed sixth among the Nation's Premier Universities in Humanities, Sciences and Commerce stream, which bagged the 'University with Potential for Excellence' status. The Main Campus is ranked tenth among the State Universities, as published by India Today. As of 2012, the university hosts 3,700 international students from more than 80 nations. The OU is one of the largest university systems in the subcontinent with over 300,000 students on its campuses and affiliated colleges. It is particularly known for its faculty of Engineering and Technology, Law, Arts, Sciences, Commerce and Management departments. Osmania Medical College was once a part of the university. However, it is now under the supervision of NTR University of Health Sciences. The university is a chief intellectual centre in Hyderabad, and its alumni and faculty members includes many distinguished individuals, including former Prime Minister of India P. V. Narasimha Rao.
List of famous alumni from Osmania University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Osmania University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Osma...more