Osmania University is one of the largest affiliating universities and is a home to more than 300,000 students pursuing their higher studies on its Campus, constituent, Affiliated colleges and District Centres. It has nearly 5000 Staff comprising of teaching and non-teaching. It is multi-faculty and multidisciplinary university, offering rich and varied courses in the faculties of Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Education, Engineering, Technology, commerce, Management, Informatics, Pharmacy and Oriental Languages.
One of the basic ideals of Osmania University is to achieve an intellectual synthesis of oriental and occidental learning of the best that has been thought of and said, both in the East and in the West. Further it aims at a cultural synthesis (as reflected in its architectural variety), the development of a national ethos, and the creation of an academic and social environment in which 'National Integration' is not a nebulous idea but a tangible reality.