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The Hyderabad University, one of the major institutions of higher education in India, is widely known for its excellence in research and distinguished faculty. Founded in 1974 with Prof. Gurbaksh Singh as its first Vice Chancellor, UoH – also known as Hyderabad Central University or HCU – has emerged as a leading centre of teaching and research. The large campus located near Gachibowli, which is the IT hub of Hyderabad, has immense bio-diversity and is home to over 75 varieties of bird. Lakes and rock formations need a special mention as they make the ambiance refreshing.

Hyderabad University: Overview

The Hyderabad University has seen considerable growth in the past few years, with the introduction of new courses of study, new disciplines, and new initiatives. With 46 different Departments and Centres organized in 12 Schools of study, the Hyderabad University has over 400 faculty and over 5000 students. The entire campus has 1 Gbps NKN connectivity, Wi-fi enabled and this facilitates networking, which is vital for sustaining academic activity. In terms of infrastructure and other collateral support, the University has been proactive. The Indira Gandhi Memorial Library at the University has a collection of more than 3.56-lakh books and other reference material and subscribes to about 600 foreign journals and 18,000 online journals and 10 online databases. This fully computerized Library with special software for visually-challenged students operates throughout the week.

Admit Card

The Admit Card is a crucial document for every examination. Without it, the management does not allow the students to enter the exam centre. The admit card or hall ticket has important information about the candidate like name, registration number, a photo of the candidate and exam centre details.

Please note that the admit card will be released on 25th May 2017 and you cannot give the exam without the admit card.

How to download University of Hyderabad Admit card 2017

  • Log on to the official website
  • Find the University of Hyderabad admit card/ hall ticket 2017 download link.
  • After that, click on that link.
  • Students will be redirected to a new page where they have to enter their Application Number and Date of Birth and then click on Continue.
  • Candidates will now be able to download the admit card.

Entrance Exam

The Entrance Examinations for all the P.G. Degree Courses, apart from the ones offered by the Sarojini Naidu School and M.Sc Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, includes only a written test of 100 marks.

The entrance examinations for courses MPA, MFA, and M.A. in Communication in the Sarojini Naidu School has written and practical tests/interviews. The weightage for written test and practical/oral tests has a ratio of 60:40 for M.A. Communication and 50:50 for other courses in the S.N. School. Only the students who clear the written test are called for the practical test/interviews at Hyderabad.

The M.Sc Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, M.Phil., M.Tech. Computational Techniques, IC Technology, Medical Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, and Ph.D. entrance examination consists of a written test and an interview (after qualifying for the written exam). The written test has 75 marks and the interview carries 25 marks.

Hyderabad University 2017 Exam Date

The university will be conducting the entrance exam on multiple dates starting from June 1 till June 5. Also, the hall tickets to all the candidates who have successfully registered will be issued on the website on or after May 22. Let’s take a quick look at the dates.

Event Date
Starting Date of online Application Form 3rd April 2017
Last date of submission online application form 5th May 2017
Date of uploading of Admit Cards 22nd May 2017
Date of Examination 1st June to 5th June 2017


Hyderabad University Has Twelve Schools of Study:

  1. School of Mathematics and Statistics
  2. School of Physics
  3. School of Chemistry
  4. School of Humanities
  5. School of Life Sciences
  6. School of Social Sciences
  7. Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication
  8. School of Management Studies
  9. School of Medical Sciences
  10. School of Engineering Sciences & Technology
  11. School of Economics
  12. School of Computer and Information Sciences (SCIS)

Apart from the above 12 Schools, there are Specialized Centres that cater to different fields of Study.

  • University Centre for Earth and Space Sciences
  • The Centre for Neural and Cognitive Sciences
  • Advanced Centre for Research in High Energy Materials (ACRHEM)
  • Centre for Modelling Simulation and Design (CMSD)
  • Health Psychology
  • Integrated Studies
  • Buddhist Studies
  • Nanotechnology
  • Knowledge & Innovation Studies
  • Endangered Languages
  • Research & Education in Ageing
  • Indian Languages
  • Great Indian Thinkers
  • Foreign Language
  • Dalit & Tribal Literature
  • Women’s Studies
  • Centre for Classical Languages, Telugu
  • Centre for Advanced Studies in Electronics Science and Technology (CASEST)

SIP: The Study in India Programme

The Hyderabad University’s Study in India Programme (SIP) for foreign students began as a small experimental summer initiative where students from the University of Pittsburgh took nine credits over nine weeks in the summer of 1998. Since then, SIP has grown in leaps and bounds and has gone from hosting eight students in its debut year to nearly 200 in the most recent academic year. The University Grants Commission (UGC), a governmental organisation in India tasked with determining and maintaining standards for university education, has hailed the Study in India Programme as a model initiative and has encouraged other universities in India to emulate the program’s approach. SIP’s strength is its flexibility and willingness to innovate to meet the needs of universities and study abroad consortia. SIP has created specialised, tailor-made programs for partners such as Dartmouth College, Duke University, and the Nordic Centre in India—a consortium of 15 Nordic universities. Students can apply on their own, through their home schools, or through study abroad consortia that are SIP partners.

In 2014 the SIP Programme was selected for the IIE Andrew Heiskell Award. Thirteen Campuses in the world have been recognised for their Outstanding International Initiatives. UoH is the only University from Asia to be recognised.

Hyderabad University Admission Process and Eligibility

Hyderabad University offers facilities for Post-Graduate, 5 -Year Integrated Master’s Degree Courses, and Research Studies in several major areas in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Communication, Management Studies, Medical Sciences, and Engineering Sciences & Technology.

Admission to Hyderabad University is open to all who fulfill the prescribed qualifications without any distinction of race, caste, creed, language or sex. The selection is made strictly on the basis of merit at the entrance examination.

No student shall be eligible for admission to the Post-Graduate Degree/Diploma Courses unless she/he has successfully completed a three-year Undergraduate Degree through an examination conducted by a University/ Autonomous College. However, as a transitory measure, a candidate who has passed a two‑year degree course may also be considered for admission, provided she/he has undergone a further one‑year bridge course and passed the same.

The 12 Schools and 41 Departments / Centres of the University continue to be highly productive in teaching and research.

5-year Integrated Courses offered by Hyderabad University
The minimum eligibility for all the 5-year integrated courses is 10 + 2.
M.Sc.(5-year Integrated)

·  Mathematical Sciences

·  Physics

·  Chemical Sciences

·  Systems Biology

·  Optometry & Vision Sciences

·  Health Psychology

·  Earth Sciences

5-year Integrated M.Tech in Computer Science

M.A.(5-year Integrated)- Humanities

·  Hindi

·  Telugu

·  Urdu

·  Language Sciences

M.A.(5-year Integrated)- Social Sciences

·  Economics

·  History

·  Political Science

·  Sociology

·  Anthropology

PG Degree/Diploma Courses offered by Hyderabad University
The minimum eligibility for all the PG Degree/Diploma Courses is graduation in the concerned subject with the required percentage of marks.

·  Mathematics/Applied Mathematics

·  Statistics-OR

·  Physics

·  Chemistry

·  Biochemistry

·  Plant Biology and Biotechnology

·  Biotechnology

·  Molecular Microbiology

·  Animal Biotechnology

·  Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences

·  Health Psychology

·  M.C.A.

·  M.B.A. * Health Care & Hospital Management

·  M.P.H.



·  English

·  Philosophy

·  Hindi

·  Telugu

·  Urdu

·  Applied Linguistics

·  Comparative Literature

·  Economics

·  History

·  Political Science

·  Sociology

·  Anthropology * Communication (Communication & Media     Studies, Print Journalism & New Media,
Television & Radio)


·  Dance (Kuchipudi/Bharatanatyam) M.F.A.

·  Painting/Print Making/Sculpture

·  Art History

M.Phil. Courses offered by the University
The minimum eligibility for all the M.Phil. Courses is Post Graduation in the concerned subject with the required percentage of marks.

·  English

·  Philosophy

·  Hindi

·  Urdu

·  Comparative Literature

·  English Language Studies

·  Dalit and Adivasi Studies and Translation

·  Economics

·  History

·  Political Science

·  Sociology

·  Anthropology

·  Regional Studies

·  Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy

·  Indian Diaspora

Courses offered by the University: M.Tech. Courses
Valid GATE scores is required for M.Tech. CS/AI/IT, IC Technology and Bioinformatics.


·  Computer Science

·  Artificial Intelligence

·  Information Technology

·  I.C. Technology

·  Bioinformatics

·  Materials Engineering

Ph.D. Programmes offered by the University

·  Mathematics

·  Applied Mathematics

·  Statistics / Operations Research

·  Computer Science

·  Physics

·  Chemistry

·  Biochemistry

·  Plant Sciences

·  Animal Sciences

·  Biotechnology

·  English

·  Philosophy

·  Hindi

·  Telugu

·  Urdu

·  Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies

·  Comparative Literature

·  Sanskrit Studies

·  English Language Studies

·  Dalit and Adivasi Studies and Translation

·  Economics

·  History

·  Political Science


·  Sociology

·  Anthropology

·  Regional Studies

·  Folk Culture Studies

·  Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy

·  Indian Diaspora

·  Human Rights

·  Dance * Communication

·  Management Studies

·  Medical Sciences

·  Materials Engineering

·  Earth and Space Sciences

·  Psychology

·  Gender Studies

·  Language Endangered Studies Integrated M.Sc./ Ph.D.

·  Biotechnology Integrated M.Phil./ Ph.D.

·  Cognitive Science

Placement Scenario

The Placement Guidance and Advisory Bureau (PGAB) publicises information about employment opportunities and makes information available about higher education in India and other countries.

Placement talks are arranged and facilities are provided for Campus interviews. Every School has a faculty placement coordinator and the student placement coordinators help in the placement process which is coordinated by the PGAB.

A large number of students have been able to secure good jobs through the placement in some of the reputed multinational companies, Govt. agencies, etc. Companies like HSBC, TCS, Cavium Networks, One Convergence, Freescale, Integraph, Colgate, Palmolive, DST Worldwide Services and Jaro Education have made offers ranging from `3.50 lakh to `10 lakh in the past.

Infrastructure and Facilities

The university offers an extensive range of analytical equipment such as infra-red and UV-visible spectrometers, single photon counting spectrofluorimeter, electrochemistry equipment, high sensitivity differential scanning calorimeter laser flash photolysis setup, isothermal titration calorimeter, atomic force microscope, dynamic light scattering apparatus and a lot more. The NMR service includes 200 MHz and 400 MHz spectrometers. The single crystal x-ray diffractometer facility that was started in 1997 now has a CCD detector based diffractometer.

The institution also has a large number of personal computers and workstations. The internet and email services offered by the University are utilized by the School for scientific correspondence work. Students are given access to all important journals online for convenience.

Take a look at some of the more facilities offered by the Hyderabad University.

Health Centre

The Health Centre, supported by nurses and other paramedical staff, caters to the basic needs of the campus community. Any expenses related to medical emergencies and hospitalization are borne by the parents/guardians of the students concerned. At the time of admission, an undertaking to this effect has to be given by the parents/guardians of the students.

A scheme for health insurance, which is mandatory for all the students exists in the University to provide health care and cover expenses towards in-patient treatment subject to a maximum of Rs. 15,000. All the students must apply for medical insurance in the prescribed form by a notified date. Those who do not pay the fees and do not submit the copy of the challan in the office of the Dean, will not be eligible for any kind of medical aid and their enrollment in the University will stand automatically cancelled.

Physical Education

The University campus is the centre for games, sports, recreational activities, and several competitive programmes. There is a multipurpose playground on the campus for cricket, football, volleyball, ball‑badminton, tennis, basket­ball and athletic events. Modern facilities for physical conditioning are available at the New Indoor Gymnasium along with facilities for Table Tennis, Shuttle Badminton, Chess and Caroms. Both intramural and extramural competitions are planned in such a way that students are able to participate regularly in games and sports activities throughout the year.

Campus Guest House

The University campus has a well-furnished Guest House in addition to the participant’s hostel (for participants of Academic Staff College refresher and orientation courses) and visiting scholars Guesthouse.

Hostel Accommodation

There are altogether 10 hostels on the campus at present, of which, seven are for men and the rest three are for women. Three men’s hostels (‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘D’) are conventionally meant for those admitted to different P.G courses, while Men’s hostel ‘C’, ‘E’, ‘F’ and ‘G’ are meant for M.Phil students, Research scholars (Ph.D.), M.Tech, students and M.B.A students, respectively. Of the three ladies hostels, LH-I and LH-III are meant for P.G students, and LH-II is for Ph.D., M.Phil and M.Tech students.

The University cannot provide hostel accommodation to all the students admitted into various courses in view of the limited number of seats

Reservation of seats: Of the total number of seats in the hostels, 22.5% are reserved for candidates belonging to S.C/S.T. and 3% for physically challenged students.

Students’ Welfare

The office of the Dean of Students Welfare looks after the welfare of the students with active support from the elected representatives of the students, faculty, and administration. A Student Counselling Service by professionals is available at the University Health Centre. In the case of any student requiring parental guidance, his/her parents are informed accordingly.

There is a Students’ Union, which caters to the students’ interests and promotes cultural and sports activities. The elections to the Students’ Union are conducted by the students themselves.

Sports & Student Activities

The elected Student’s Union conducts various sports and cultural events for the students over the academic year.

Nari’s Knight Cup

The first of such event is the Nari’s Cricket Knight Cup. The tournament is named in the memory of an Ex-student Mr.Narayan Reddy (Nari) who met with an unfortunate death in the campus premises. Initially, a few friends of Mr.Narayan Reddy started this 5-over a side tournament with 9 players per side. However, the Student’s Union took over the responsibility of conducting the Knight Cup later. The tournament is conducted under floodlights at the Open-Air auditorium.

Senthil Balraj Cricket Night Cup

The Senthil Balraj Cricket Night cup was initiated in February 2011 by the then Students’ Union in memory of Senthil and Balraj. This cricket night cup is unique in the sense that it is open to only the registered students and employees of the University while the Nari’s Knight Cup is open to Alumni’s as well as the students of the University. However, the format of both the competitions remains the same.

Football Night Cup

The Football Night cup is the third in the series of Night cups conducted by the Student’s Union. The tournament is usually conducted in the last week of February every year. This is a 7-a-side tournament with a total match duration of 30 mins.

Basketball and Volleyball Night Cup

The Union also conducts Basketball and Volleyball night cups every year in the month of March.

Sukoon is the annual cultural festival of the University organised by the Students’ Union during the month of March where students from colleges all over Hyderabad participate. The 3-day event includes various literary and other recreational events like ‘Mr.& Ms.Sukoon Competition’, Rangoli, Shayari, Quiz, Antaakshari, Debate in English-Telugu-Hindi-Urdu, Dance, Singing, Spot Painting, Treasure Hunt etc. Traditional dance and music performance are also an integral part of the festival. Esteemed artists such as Warsi Brothers, Telangana Troop etc. have been invited over the past years. The penultimate night is reserved for the Rock Show. Bands like Underground Authority, Motherjane, Taksha, Divine Connection, etc. have performed during the past 5 years. The festival concludes with a DJ night.

The university has an ED Cell, located in the Management Block of the university, that has nurtured startups. Some of them include.

  • Laundrette: A coin-operated washing machine service.
  • Inno Garage: A consulting company that was nurtured by the School of Management Studies for 2 Years. The founder of the company, Nikhil Kuruganti, is an alumnus of the university


As per the under UoH financial assistance scheme, help is offered to a maximum of 600 students studying for the Masters and Integrated Masters programmes in an academic year. They are granted approximately Rs.750/- p.m. for a period of 10 months in an academic year.

Even the students admitted to the M.Sc. Biotechnology course are eligible for applying for a scholarship, which is entirely funded by the Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. The scholarship covers a duration of 4 semesters/2 years.

Fee Structure

(1) Admission Fee: 320

(2) Other Fee (once at time of admission): 330 + 19000

(3) Tuition Fee (per sem): 10465

(4) Lab Fee (per sem): 2855

(5) Library Fee (per sem): 260

(6) Exam Fee (per sem): 290

(7) Sports Fee (per sem): 160

(8) Internet charges (per sem): 360

(9)Student welfare/Union fund (per annum): 400

(10) Medical Fee (per annum): 700

(11) Student aid fund (per sem):80

(12) Total: 35220

(13) Deposits (Refundable): 1750

(14) Grand total: 36970

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Notable Alumni

  • Girish Agarwal, FRS
  • M Sridhar Babu, Former Minister, Govt of Andhra Pradesh
  • Dipankar Chatterji, recipient of Padma Shri and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize
  • Goverdhan Mehta, FRS
  • D. Srinivasa Reddy
  • Shanta Sinha, Ramon Magsaysay Award winner
  • Adusumilli Srikrishna
  • Rohith Vemula, Dalit activist
  • Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka


  • Hyderabad University has been recognized by University Grants Commission as a “University of Excellence”. It ranks amongst the top ten Universities in the country. It has been re-accredited with the highest grade of A and a CGPA of 3.72/4.00 by NAAC (in its third cycle) in 2014. It has also received the PURSE award granted by the Prime Minister of India.
  • Hyderabad University has consistently been ranked high in India on the Nature Index, which “tracks the affiliations of high-quality scientific articles”. In the monthly updated index, UoH has consistently been the top-ranked Indian university (barring IITs and research only institutes). It ranks above most individual IITs, IISERs, and TIFR and CSIR laboratories.
  • QS World University Rankings 2015 subject-wise lists ranked UoH Department of English among the top 250, and the School of Chemistry among the top 400 globally.
  • Hyderabad University was named by the QS World University Rankings among the top 10 universities in India in 2013, faring among the top few in research indicators in India and the BRICS category.
  • In 2013, the Times Higher Education reported Hyderabad University as the tenth best institution in India.
  • In 2012, Hyderabad University was ranked seventh, which is ahead of the Indian Institute of Science, by India Today.

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