Osmania University (OU), one of the oldest educational institutions in the country, is all set to host its three-day grand Centenary celebrations beginning today (26th to 28th April 2017). Afterwards, celebrations would continue on a lower note for the entire Centenary year.
Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, the President is coming to Hyderabad today, he will be the Chief Guest at today’s Inaugural Centenary Celebrations Ceremony. Many dignitaries, the State Governor, the State Chief Minister, members from the founder’s family, several other dignitaries, many old students and present students would grace the occasion.
Mr. Wilfred Sewen Blunt, educationist from Great Britain originally proposed a university in the erstwhile Nizam’s dominion, which took a sudden turn in 1916 when the then Home Secretary Akbar Hydari Ali, made a forceful petition to His Exalted Highness Mir Osman Ali Khan, Nizam VII of Hyderabad State to set up a University. And based on his plea - a Firman (Government Order or Royal Charter) was issued on 26th April, 1917 for the establishment of Osmania University by His Excellency Mir Osman Ali Khan. And the University was named after His Excellency. Since then countless students have studied here in various specialized subjects and have become worthy and great citizens.
I have graduated from University of Mysore but my two sons have graduated from Osmania University. On this happy occasion I convey my greetings and best wishes to old and present faculty, the non-teaching staff, past and present students and to all others associated with Osmania University.