The University of Hyderabad is an institute of post-graduate teaching and research. The school was established by an act of the Parliament of India in 1974 as a Central University. Over the years, it has emerged as a top ranking institute of higher education and research in India. The university also offers courses under distance learning programs. The university is a member of the 'Association of Indian Universities' (AIU), the 'Association of Commonwealth Universities' (ACU) and 'International Council for Distance Education'. An Academic Staff College has been functioning on the university campus since 1988 under the UGC scheme for improving the standards of teaching in colleges and universities. The college organizes orientation and refresher courses for college and university teachers.
The university is located at GachiBowli, about 20 km from the city of Hyderabad on the old Hyderabad-Bombay highway. Stretching over nearly 2300 acres of land, the campus is the home of a variety of birds. The campus contains woods and lakes with descriptory names such as Integrated Lake and Peacock Lake. The university also has a city campus, "The Golden Threshold", the residence of the late Sarojini Naidu. The Sarojini Naidu School is located at the Golden Threshold premises and all other Schools of the university are located on the main campus in Gachibowli. A Centre for Folk Culture Studies established with financial support from the Ford Foundation also functions from the Golden Threshold under the aegis of the SN SCHOOL http://snschool.googlepages.com/
There are a total of 10 hostels (7 for men and 3 for women) for students to stay in. There is a shopping complex available inside the campus for students to purchase necessary items. A health care center active in the campus for the needs of students. DST aouditorium for seminar and showing documentary films shown by S.N. school. DST auditorium is on of the best ouditoriam in hyderabad having centralised A.C. . There is also an active students union which acts as a forum for students to raise their issues with the administration.
Students with an interest in Electronics, Computer Science etc. can join the IEEE Student Branch UoH by joining IEEE (www.ieee.org) as student members. Some information about their past activities can be seen here: http://www.members.tripod.com/ieeehcu/. More current activities can be seen here:http://dcis.uohyd.ernet.in/htmfiles/placement/images/Page%20_%2021.jpg. (For God's sake why they keep pdf. I don't know.)
A number of cultural activities are held throughout the year on the campus, some of which are held by the University Authorities, and the rest of which are held by the students themselves. Sukoon is an annual cultural festival where students from colleges all over Hyderabad are invited to participate. Annual sports competitions are held in various disciplines. Festivals like Diwali and Dussera are celebrated by various student groups. The university has 3 guest houses. Namely Visiting scholars, Lakeview guest house Jubilee which have excellent suits, double rooms, and dormitories.
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad has 27 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad