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OSMANIA UNIVERSITY
Osmania University, established in 1918, is the seventh oldest in India, the third oldest in south India and the first to be established in the erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad. Through out its existence of over eight decades, it has shown remarkable progress and sustained an integrated deve- lopment of all faculties. It has significantly contributed to the academic and economic development of not only the region but also of the Country. Its alumni have distinguished themselves nationally and internationally in various spheres of life and are spread far and wide around the world. The University has a vision of developing, enhancing, and improving the quality of human resources to meet the challenges of regional, national and global socio-economic changes. It's mission is to achieve excellence in teaching and research and to create opportunities for the students to contribute to the national and regional development. Osmania University is re-accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (an Autonomous Institution of the University Grants Commission) as 'A' Grade University.

The University has 12 Faculties, 53 Departments, 560 Teaching staff and 1695 Non-Teaching staff apart from about 500 Teaching staff on Contract Basis. It offers 27 UG Programmes, 68 PG courses, 24 PG Diplomas, 2 Research Programmes at M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels and 15 Certificate Programmes. The University spread over 1200 Acres with 8 Campus colleges, 5 Constituent Colleges, 5 District PG Colleges at Siddipet, Jogipet, Mirzapur, Narsapur & Vikarabad, 16 Research Centres, 9 Academic Centres, and a knowledge hub i.e., Library with 5.5 lakh books and 5500 rare manuscripts. The University is the largest affiliating University in Asia with more than 720 Affiliated colleges with an enrollment of about 3.2 lakh students annualy. The University has about 4000 Foreign Students from 77 countries persuing different courses. The University has been conferred the status of University with Potential for Excellance (UPE) by the UGC in the year 2012. 2017-18 marks the centenary year of this great University which catered to the academic and research needs of the students from many states across the country for more than a Century.

Department of Law, Osmania University
The Faculty of Law, Osmania University has a glorious history of more than 100 years. The “Law class” was opened in the year 1899 to give instruction in law to students desirous of joining legal profession along with “Judicial Test” classes for Judicial Officers. Thus teaching of Law was in existence even before Osmania University came into existence in the year 1918. The University made successful experiment of teaching law in vernacular language, namely, Urdu. In 1942, LL.M. course was introduced with Comparative Jurisprudence and Comparative Constitutional Law as compulsory subjects with an option to choose either International Law or Conflict of Laws and Muslim Law or Hindu Law. In view of heavy demand for admission to Law course, the Law Department of the Arts College has been elevated into a full-fledged Law College in the year 1950 and shifted to Saifabad Science College in the city. The Law College used to function in the evening from 6.00 to 8.30 p.m. and the medium of instruction was changed to English. In 1954 the college was shifted from Saifabad Science College to Chadarghat College building situated at Tilak Road, Hyderabad. Due to lack of accommodation, a morning session in 1956 was started in the same building for the convenience of the students.

In 1958 University Grants Commission sanctioned Rs.8 lakhs for constructing Law College Building. Law College Building was constructed in the Campus and Morning session of the Law College was shifted to the new Building. The college has produced many luminaries in different fields. There have been several Judges of the Supreme Court and various High Courts, Chief Ministers and Ministers, Civil Servants, Governors, Speakers and Ambassadors and leading Lawyers among the alumni of this institution. This college has the distinction of being rated as one of the top ten law colleges in the entire country for many years.

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Prof. S. Ramachandram
Chairman, TS LAWCET& PGLCET - 2018 ,
Vice-Chancellor
Osmania University,
Hyderabad-500007

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Prof. Sripathi Dwarakanath
Convener, TS LAWCET & PGLCET- 2018
University College of Law
Osmania University,
Hyderabad-500007