Osmania University, established in 1917, is the seventh oldest in the country, third oldest in South India. The establishment of Osmania University symbolizes a beginning of renaissance in the Indian educational system and has shown a remarkable resilience throughout its existence. The University is instrumental in the propagation of Higher Education catering to the needs of community in the region for over Ten decades and has grown into one of the major Universities of India. Osmani University Celebrated Golden Jubilee (100 Years Celebrations)
The University has been ranked one among the top 10 universities in the Country for six consecutive years from 2009-10 onwards by India Today – Nielson survey based on performance radars. It also achieved the status of a ‘University with Potential for Excellence’ during IX Plan which secured its position as one among the top 15 universities in the country. Further, the university has received substantial grants from DBT, DST and UGC to enhance the research infrastructure and capabilities of the faculty in different thematic focused areas having multidisciplinary approach.
The National Educational Policy, 1986, recommended that state level planning and coordination of Higher Education shall be done through councils of Higher Education and that the University Grants Commission (UGC) and these Councils will develop coordinative methods to keep a watch on standards.
The Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) came into existence by the Order of the Sate Government of Telangana by adopting the APSCHE Act 16 of 1988 as per the provisions of the AP Reorganization ACT 2014.
The Telangana State Council of Higher Education is primarily a coordinating body between the University Grants Commission (UGC), the State Government and the Universities. It is the general duty of the Council to coordinate and determine standards in institutions of Higher Education, Research, Scientific and Technical Institutions in accordance with the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission from time to time. The Act 16 of 1988 envisages three distinct functions (a) Planning and Coordination, (b) Academic Functions and (c) Advisory Functions.