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C. R., Prof CR Rao Rd, CUC, Gachibowli, Hyderabad | Affiliated To : University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad | Ownership : Government |
The University of Hyderabad (Telugu: హైదరాబాద్ విశ్వవిద్యాలయము; IAST: Haidarābād visvavidyālayamu) is an Indian Public Research University located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Founded in 1974, this mostly residential campus has more than 5,000 students and 400 faculty, from several disciplines. 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.
The university was established along the lines of the Six-Point Formula of 1973. The first Vice-Chancellor of the University was Banaras Hindu University organic chemist Gurbaksh Singh, from 1974 to 1979. Shri B D Jatti was the first Chancellor of the University.
The University of Hyderabad is regarded as a premier varsity in the country. The university has been consistently ranked among the top ten Indian universities, especially for research, by NIRF, NAAC and other ranking authorities. In January 2015, the University of Hyderabad received the Visitor’s Award for the Best Central University in India, awarded by the President of India.