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Osmania University is a State University in Telangana region. The University was established in 1918 by the last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan.
- E Suresh Kumar is the Registrar of the Osmania University.
- D Ashok is the Director of Directorate of Admissions, Osmania University
Osmania University conducts the common entrance test for admission into post-graduate courses offered by three universities - Osmania University, Palamaru University, Mahabubnagar and Mahatma Gandhi University, Nalgonda.
In 2016, 80,807 candidates applied for admission into post-graduate courses compared to 1,05,504 candidates in 2015. The PG entrance exams for 2016 will start on June 6 and conclude on June 14.
On 24 March 2014, it was announced that the pre Ph.D exams of Osmania University have been postponed.
On 11 December 2015, the Osmania University police arrested 11 students for violating the High Court orders on the conduct of the beef festival. The High Court has earlier said that any such festival on the campus should be conducted only on permission of the Osmania University administration. The students who were arrested based on evidence gathered by the police were charged with sections related to creating public nuisance, disturbing communal harmony and violation of the prevailing Police Commissioner's orders. The organizers of the festival cooked food inside the NRS hostel rooms and released images of eating beef dishes to the media on social media. The students who were arrested were produced in the court.
March 18, 2016
Students demand deferment of Group-II recruitment tests
Police thwarted attempts by students of Osmania University who were planning a march to the Assembly demanding the government to increase posts of Group-II as well as defer the examination. Mild tension prevailed when the police stopped the students at the main library building in the campus and the students pelted stones at the police. Seven persons were taken into preventive custody by the police and were released in the evening. A television news reporter was injured in the incident. Police had to use mild force to disperse the students.
The demands of the students include:
- Defering the recruitment test for filling Group-II posts as the government had not announced all vacancies
- Government not to insist on clearance of Teachers' Eligibility Test (TET) for candidates appearing for teachers recruitment