University of Hyderabad

(Central University)



The University of Hyderabad, a premier institution of post graduate teaching and research in the country, was established by an Act of Parliament (Act No. 39 of 1974) on 2nd October, 1974 as a Central University, Wholly financed by the University Grants Commission.

The University Grants Commission declared the University of Hyderabad as a ‘University with Potential for Excellence’. The University was sanctioned a grant of Rs. 30 crore under this scheme for interfacial Studies & Research and Holistic Development for a period of 5 years (2002-2007).

The University opted for a rigorous evaluation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of the University Grants Commission.  The apex Council of NAAC awarded the top grade of A ***** to the University (on a five-point scale A* to A*****).

Courses Offered

5-year Integrated M.A. / M.Sc. Courses
M.Sc. Courses (10 semesters)

  • Mathematical Sciences Optometry & Vision
  • Physics Science
  • Chemical Sciences Nursing Sciences
  • Systems Biology Health Psychology
  • I.M.A. Courses in Humanities (10 Semesters)
  • Languages : Hindi, Telugu & Urdu
  • Langaguage Science
  • I.M.A. in Social Sciences (10 Semesters)

Postgraduate Courses

1.M.Sc. courses (4 semesters)

  • Mathematics Biochemistry
  • Applied Mathematics Plant Biology & Biotechnology
  • Statistics – O R Molecular Microbiology
  • Physics Animal Biotechnology
  • Chemistry Biotechnology

2.M.C.A (6 semesters)
3.M.B.A. Health Care and Hospital Management(4 semesters)
4.M.B.A. (4 semesters):

5.M.A. courses (4 semesters)

  • English Economics
  • Philosophy History
  • Hindi Political Science
  • Functional Hindi (Translation) Sociology
  • Telugu Anthropology
  • Urdu
  • Applied Linguistics

6.M.A. Communication (4 semesters)
(Radio & Video production, Print and New Media,Communication Studies, and Advertising & Public Relations.)
7.M.P.A. Dance (4 semesters)
(Kuchpudi, Bharatanatyam, Contemporary and Folk)
8.M.P.A. Theatre Arts (6 semesters)
9.M.F.A. (4 semesters)
(Painting, Print Making and Sculpture)

10.Adv. P.G.Diploma Courses (2 semesters)

  • Mineral Exploration (the course is offered in
  • collaboration and cooperation with National Geophysical
  • Research Institute (NGRI), Atomic Minerals Directorate
  • (AMD), National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), and
  • National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC).
  • Folk Culture studies
  • PG Dip. in Counseling Psychology (2 semesters)

11.M.Tech. Courses (4 semesters)

  • Computer Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Technology (The course is offered in collaboration with IDRBT, an Institute established by the Reserve Bank of India)

12.M.Phil. Courses (2 semesters)

    • English Economics
    • Philosophy History
    • Hindi Political Science
    • Telugu Sociology
    • Urdu Anthropology
    • Applied Linguistics Regional Studies
    • Translation Studies Social Exclusion &
    • Comparative Literature Inclusive Policy
    • Shabada Bodha Systems & Gender Studies
    • Language Technologies Cognitive Sciences

13.Ph.D. Programmes (2 to 5 years)

  • Mathematics Animal Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics Biotechnology
  • Statistics-OR English
  • Computer Science Philosophy
  • Physics Hindi
  • Electronics Science Telugu
  • Chemistry Urdu
  • Biochemistry Applied Linguistics
  • Plant Sciences Translation Studies
  • Comparative Literature Communication
  • Sanskrit Studies Dance
  • Economics Theatre Arts
  • History Management Studies
  • Political Science Infection Biology
  • Sociology Cancer Biology
  • Anthropology Community Nutrition
  • Regional Studies Earth & Space Sciences
  • Folk Culture Studies ACRHEM
  • Social Exlusion & Psychology
  • Inclusive Policy Congnitive Science
  • Integrated M.Tech / Ph.D (2 to 5 years)
  • Meterials Engineering

14.Other courses

  • Computational Techniques (a post M.Sc (Physics) course offered by the School of Physics and the Department of Computer and Information Sciences).
  • I.C. Technology
  • Medical Biotechnology (The course is offered in collaboration with Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS). Hyderabad)
  • Bioinformatics (The course is offered in collaboration with the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting Diagnostics (CDFD). Hyderabad)
  • Mineral Exploration (the course is offered in collaboration and cooperation with National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Atomic Minerals Directorate (AMD), National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), and National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC).

Distance courses

Post-Graduate Diploma

  • PGDPM (Post-Graduate Diploma in  Project Management)
  • PGDLAN (P.G. Diploma in Library Automation & Networking)
  • PGDCAQM (Post-Graduate Diploma in Chemical Analysis & Quality Management)
  • PGDCL&IPR (P.G.Diploma in Cyber Laws & Intellectual Property Rights)
  • PGDBM (Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management)
  • PGDCE (Post-Graduate Diploma in Communicative English)
  • PGDMTU (Post-Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication and Translation Techniques in Urdu)
  • PGDENM (Post-Graduate Diploma in Energy Management)
  • PGDCJ&FS (Post-Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice & Forensic Science)
  • PGDG (Post-Graduate Diploma in Governance)
  • PGDBS (Post-Graduate Diploma in Bhuddist Studies)
  • PGDIA (Post-Graduate Diploma Investment Analysis)
  • PGDHR (Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Rights)
  • PGDTSH (Post-Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies in Hindi)
  • PGDTC (Post-Graduate Diploma in Tele-Communications)
  • PGDCAIL (Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer   Application in Indian Languages)
  • PGDMC&TTT (PGD in Mass communication and translation techniques in Telugu )
  • PGDCED (Post Graduate Diploma in Consumer Education)


Orientation Courses

The Orientation Courses are meant basically for enhancing the professional competence in teachers who have just entered the profession. These courses are for a duration of four weeks, structured in the following modules:

a.       Linkage between education and society and development
b.      Philosophy of education and pedagogical skills
c.       Research Methodology / Subject Upgradation / Computer Literacy
d.      Personal Skill Development and Management

The sessions under each module are so designed that there is ample opportunity for experiential learning and on-hand experience of certain skills. The topics in component ‘A’ are carefully selected to generate thinking and debate on current issues related to education and it’s application to development of society. Due emphasis is given to training in teaching, communication and interpersonal skills. Efforts are made to provide basic computer literacy to the trainees.

Refresher Courses

The refresher courses are organized for a duration of three weeks. The objective of these courses is to update the teachers with recent developments in their concerned disciplines. Each Refresher Course has definite thrust area depending on the need and the developments in the concerned subject. Every Refresher Course will have a component in Computer Literacy.

Workshops for the principals  &  Educational Administrators

Our ASC also organizes workshops for the principals of Degree Colleges and Educational Administrators from Andhra Pradesh and other neighbouring States.  These workshops are for a duration of three days on a definite thrust area. The College has so far organized several workshops for the Principals and one for Educational Administrators including Registrars, Finance Officers  and Controller of Examinations recently.

The ASC is offering 13 different courses in the academic year 2006-07.

Admission process

Entrance Examinations 

The Entrance Examinations for various P.G. Degree  Courses, other than those offered by the Sarojini Naidu School and M.Sc Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry will consist of only a written test of 100 marks.

The entrance examinations in the case of MPA, MFA, and M.A. in Communication in the Sarojini Naidu School will consist of written and practical tests/interviews. The weightage for written test and practical/oral tests will be in the ratio of 60:40 for M.A. Communication and 50:50 for other courses in the S.N. School.  Only such candidates who are found successful in the written test will be called for the practical test/interviews at Hyderabad. Schedule for the written test, practical test/ interviews is given in the Table at pages14 to 22 of this chapter.

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

Note : Candidates seeking admission to Ph.D. programmes should note that it may not be possible to work under a supervisor of her/his choice if the supervisor is already guiding more students than the number prescribed under the rules laid down by the Academic Council.

  For Distance Courses
Students found suitable for admission to a programme will be informed about the Programme Fee which has to be paid within the prescribed date. Only those who pay the fees within the stipulated date are treated as admitted. Mere receipt of admission offer letter does not entitle any right to claim admission.
Students who do not furnish full information and proof, by attaching ATTESTED (by a gazetted officer or a person holding equivalent rank) XEROX COPIES of certificates, marks sheets and service certificates (clearly  showing the number of years of service and the field of work) about their academic/ professional record are liable to be rejected. Irrespective of the claims made by an applicant on the proforma, marks weightage would be given ONLY on the basis of certificates and transcripts that are ATTESTED. Any document sent separately, after submission of the application, will not be considered.
Verification of all the original certificates/ marks certificates /experience certificates will be done at the time of I TERM contact classes on the campus. The students are, therefore, required to bring their original certificates when they attend contact classes. Students will be permitted to appear for the term-end examination only after this verification. Until then their admission will be provisional.

Affiliated colleges

The following Institutions in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad have been recognized by the University for external registration to Ph.D. in the subjects indicated against them.

S.No.               Name of the Institution                                  Subject / s Research

1 National Remote Sensing Agency Computer Science, Physics, Earth &
Space Sciences
2 Computer Maintenance Corporation Ltd. Computer Science
3 Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory Physics
4 Centre for Economic and Social Studies Economics, Political Science,
Anthropology, and Regional Studies
5 National Institute of Small Industry Extension Training Economics and Anthropology
6 Institute of Public Enterprise Economics
7 Advanced Data Processing Research Institute Computer Science
8 Directorate of Rice Research Life Sciences
9 Directorate of Oil Seeds Research Life Sciences
10 Bhagwan Mahavir Medical Research Centre Life Sciences
11 Advanced Numerical Research and Analysis Group (ANURAG) Computer Science
12 Dr. Reddy’s Research Foundation Chemistry and Life Sciences
13 International Crops Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Life Sciences
14 Research Centre Imarat (RCI) Computer Science
15 Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) Life Sciences
16 National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) Economics, Political Science,
Sociology, Anthropology, Regional Studies
17 Institute for Development and Research Computer Science, Information
in Banking Technology (IDRBT) Technology, Management Studies
18 Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Chemistry
19 L.V. Prasad Eye Research Institute Biochemistry/Animal Science, Communication
20 Shantha Biotechnics Animal Sciences
21 Indian Immunologicals Animal Sciences
22 Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) Mangement Studies
23 Blue Peter Research Centre Animal Sciences
24 National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence,
Physics, Chemistry and Earth & Space Sciecnes.
25 National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) Biochemistry


University of Hyderabad
(Central University)

P.O. Hyderabad 500 046,
Andhra Pradesh

Tel : 040-23010121, 23010170, 23010245, 23011811
Fax : 040-23010145/23011090
Email : [email protected], [email protected]
Website :

VC Name : Dr Seyed E Hasnain
Registrar Name: Dr Y Narasimhulu