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Osmania University @ 100 Not Out

As Osmania University celebrates its centenary this week, we ask three students on what it means to them and what they think should change in the campus

Published: 27th April 2017 05:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th April 2017 05:58 AM   |  A+A-

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HYDERABAD: As Osmania  University celebrates its centenary this week, we ask three students on what it means to them and what they think should change in the campus.

Sindhuja Sai Batchu
Production Engineering

The big moment

I am sure a lot of decisions will be taken on the important occasion. It is an interesting time to be in the campus. I am happy about my timing.

Best bit

 It’s a very old and prestigious institution. It played a crucial part during the Telangana agitation but has managed to keep its reputation intact. Its been through lots of ups and downs but no other university has managed to maintain its quality the way OU has.
Alumni who inspire

I am highly inspired by Manju Bansal’s work in molecular biology. She is the founder director of the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology at Bangalore.  I admire the work she has done in a field dominated by men.

Hangout

The Arts building in the OU campus is beautiful. It’s a breathtaking piece of architecture which spellbounds everyone.  

Challenges
The politics of the State must not affect the functioning of the University again. We should learn from the past and make sure that educational institutions remain just that - education institutions.

Angelina Suganditha,
II year student, LLB, OU Law College

The big moment

It is definitely a milestone worth celebrating and I am elated that I am in a college that has such a hoary history.

Best bit

The best part of the college is the greenery all around the campus and as it is rare to find in other colleges.As the greenary inspires me to concentrate on my studies and keeps me fresh all the time.Even the top faculty such as GB Reddy,Y Pratap Reddy and B Vijaya Lakshmi,all from Department of Law are the reason why I attend college everyday.

Alumni who inspire

It has to be our late Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao, the first man from India to set his foot in space Rakesh Sharma and Miss World 1997 Diana Hayden.

Hangout

Frankly speaking, the campus does not have any places to hangout. But yes, we do have our Landscape Garden, where most of the students study as well as hangout.But you will mostly find the students on Shivam road as there are a few places like Daffodils Cafe,Just Bake,US Pizza and Cafe Coffee Day.

Challenges

I feel new courses should be introduced like Graphic Designing, Animation Designing, Video Editing,Event Management etc as that will attract more students and attendance should be made strict because,despite having the best faculty there are hardly any students attending the classes.
 

Dudapaka Naresh
I year, MCA Journalism 1st year

The big moment

It is such an honour to study in a prestigious institution like Osmania University. I am really excited for the 100 years celebration of one of the best universities in India.

Best bit

Research is given due recognition and encouragement. receive grants from UGC. Departments of Life Sciences gets  grants of Rs. 15.00 crores one of the best works are published by them

Hangout

The campus is also beautiful and Arts college garden as well as the Landscape garden are my favorite hangout spaces.”

Alumni who inspire

This institution has been producing great people since time immemorial but three people I am most inspired by are Dalit writer Kancha Ilaiah, Telangana historian Koluru Chiranjeevi and Y B Satyanarayana, who runs a Dalit study centre

Challenges

There is only one health centre on the campus which doesn’t have a doctor 24/7. On top of that it is close to the Boys Hostel so it gets very inconvenient for the girls. I also feel that since we are celebrating the institutions history, we also need to respect it. The current Osmania logo is not authentic and has been tampered with.



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