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Celebration and Introspection

Reflections on the Century-old Osmania University

The Osmania University, now a 100 years old, has, especially from the 1940s onwards, played a pivotal role in shaping the intellectual, social, cultural and political life of Telangana. But tragically, the present dismal state of affairs in its portals does not befit its centenary status. Sincere support from the Government of Telangana is the need of the hour.

Established in 1918 by the Nizam-ul-mulk Osman Ali Khan, the last ruler of the princely state of Hyderabad, in the capital city, Osmania University is now a century old. The year-long celebrations of the centenary of the university were inaugurated on 26 April 2017 by the then President of India, Pranab Mukherjee. The existence of an institution for 100 years is itself worthy enough a cause for celebration, but it must also be seen as an occasion for introspection and revival of its memory. Institutional memory is crucial for the survival and revival of institutions. Occasions like the present one provide an opportunity for regaining and refreshing the memory and thus for moving forward.

Early Years

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Updated On : 26th Dec, 2017
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