University of Hyderabad

The University of Hyderabad was founded in 1974 and is located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Also known a the Hyderabad Central University, it is an Indian Public Research University. The Governor of the state of Telangana is ex-officio the Chief Rector of the University, while the President of India is the Visitor to the University.

2015

Two students from the University of Hyderabad were selected to work for the Japanese company Works Applications Co. Ltd. Abhijit Parab, an M.Tech in Information Technology and Robin Thomas, an M.Tech in Computer Science were selected from among 50 students to work at the company’s Singapore office as research and development engineers. They were offered a pay package of Rs 32 lakhs per annum. Oct 23, 2015

Rohith Vemula Suicide

In 2016, a research scholar at the University of Hyderabad, Rohith Vemula, committed suicide. The suicide triggered protests in the campus and became a national issue. Vice Chancellor Prof. Appa Rao had gone on leave following the protests. Prof. Appa Rao along with four others were named in the First Information Report filed following the suicide.

After a gap of two months, on March 22, 2016, Prof. Appa Rao resumed duty as Vice-Chancellor that triggered violent protests in the campus. Angry students ransacked the Vice Chancellors's Lodge protesting the return of Appa Rao. There were broken window panes, office furniture, computers etc. at the University campus in Gachibowli. Students were dragged out of the VC's lodge who in turn pelted stones injuring three policemen. Trouble began at 10:30 am when students learnt that Prof. Appa Rao was holding a meeting with deans of different departments. In a letter released to the media, Prof. Appa Rao said he was pressured to resume duties by the teaching staff members who were worried about the image of the University being hit.

On March 23, 2016, JNU Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was not allowed inside the University of Hyderabad campus. He staged a sit-in protest with Rohith Vemula's mother outside the University of Hyderabad campus. Meanwhile, police have arrested 27 persons including an assistant professor and an associate professor and produced them before a magistrate in the stone-pelting case. They were remanded to judicial custody and were shifted to Charlapally jail.

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