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From its inception to the struggle for Telangana: History of Osmania University as it turns 100 ఏప్రిల్ 26, 2017

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The University was first set up in 1917, under the rule of Nizam Osman Ali Khan.

Nitin B., The NEWS Minute, April 25, 2017

The year was 1917, and Sir Akbar Hydari, who was then the Home Secretary to the Hyderabad State Government under Nizam Osman Ali Khan, submitted a memorandum to the then Education Minister of the state.

The memorandum emphasised the need to establish a University in Hyderabad, with ‘Urdu’ as the medium of instruction “as it is the language of the widest currency in India, official language of the State, and it is a language which is understood by a vast majority of the population of the State.”

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The memorandum had come at a time when several people, especially intellectuals, were thinking about ways to cater to the interest for higher education, which had grown in the state.

Taking the memorandum into consideration, the Nizam issued a ‘firman’, or order, on April 26, 1917, to establish a university in Hyderabad.

A 100 years later, the Osmania University in Hyderabad is all set to host its centenary celebrations. (మరింత…)


వైవిధ్యం కరువైన ఉస్మానియా- కడెంపల్లి సుధాకర్ గౌడ్ ఏప్రిల్ 25, 2017

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, Culture, Deccan, Hyderabad, Identity, movement, Mulki, Osmania, politics, regionalism, struggle, students, Telugu (తెలుగు), universities, Urdu, youth.
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Hyderabad- El Dorado for Andhraites : Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr అక్టోబర్ 29, 2013

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, Andhrapreneurship, Culture, Godavari, Hyderabad, Nalgonda, Telangana, universities.
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Why everyone wants a slice of the Hyderabad pie
Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr, DNA, October 29,2013

The meeting was fortuitous but rewarding. An Andhra businessman wanting to be a politician from East Godavari district – the heart of coastal Andhra – was waiting to meet a senior Congress functionary-cum-minister talked candidly about what Hyderabad means to Andhraites. He cannot be named because his lobbying for a ticket in the forthcoming elections would be torpedoed if he is identified.

He runs a college in Rajahmundry, headquarters of East Godavari district. Rajahmundry is a celebrated place in Andhra history, also known as Rajamahendravaram of yore. And he also runs a college in Nalgonda. It is an example of the entrepreneurial panache of the Andhraites. He has done his Bachelor’s of Commerce (B Com) and law at Andhra University. He has also done a course from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi. (మరింత…)

AP bifurcation unlikely to hit higher education sector అక్టోబర్ 19, 2013

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, Economy, Hyderabad, Rayalaseema, Telangana, universities.
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Andhra Pradesh bifurcation unlikely to hit higher education sector
N Madhav, Business Standard, Hyderabad, October 18, 2013

Of the 42 varsities in the state, 34 are state universities, three central, five deemed

The bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh into Telangana and Seemandhra is unlikely to have an impact on the education sectors of both the regions.

Of the 42 universities in the state, 34 are state universities, three central and five deemed. Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema have 10 state universities each, while Telangana has 14. Besides, there are 700 private engineering colleges spread across the state.

While the admission to state universities and private engineering colleges is in the proportion of 85:15 for local (region-wise) and non-local students, half the seats in central universities are for state candidates. Private deemed universities have the autonomy to frame their own rules.

“With the existing local and non-local system in place for state universities and private engineering colleges, there is no reason for non-Telangana students to worry about loss of opportunities,” said Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad, Registrar N V Ramana Rao.

Universities and colleges located close to the capital city have a slight advantage over those in other regions of Telangana, as these provide additional programmes, including job-oriented soft skills enhancement and various training programmes. (మరింత…)

Telangana student leaders to contest 2014 Assembly polls from any party మే 31, 2013

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in elections, Osmania, Telangana, universities.
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Telangana student leaders to jump into poll fray
Nikhila Henry, TNN, May 29, 2013

Hyderabad: The Telangana movement is all set to get a shot in the arm with scores of student leaders planning to step up their struggle after being promised tickets to contest the 2014 Assembly polls by various parties including the TRS, TDP and the BJP.

The student leaders, who had been criticising political parties for taking them for a ride by promising them their due, seem to have buried the hatchet and are eager to take their struggle for statehood outside the university spheres. They came out in open support of their leaders, saying the move was the logical next step and are now setting up offices and rooting to reach out to their voters in the 10 Telangana districts.

“We have been boosting the protests from within the four walls of the university, but it’s time to take up a bigger political struggle,” said Pidamarthi Ravi, a prominent pro-Telangana student leader from Osmania University, which has traditionally been a hotbed for the statehood movement. Ravi is expected to contest on a TRS ticket from Madira in Khammam. (మరింత…)

OU Arts College: A historic masterpiece అక్టోబర్ 28, 2012

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Art, cosmopolitan, Culture, Deccan, heritage, Hyderabad, Identity, Nizam, Osmania, Telangana, universities.
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Arts College: a historic masterpiece
The Hindu, Hyderabad, October 8, 2012

The building in pinkish granite stone represents a harmonious blend of pillars and lintel style of Ajanta and Ellora

The architectural uniqueness stirs romance and the stunning structure blows the mind. The unspoiled edifice reveals majesty and is the nucleus of the 95-year old Osmania University. This is the College of Arts and Social Sciences of the famed OU, popularly known as the Arts College. It is one of the major heritage structures in Hyderabad.

A team of experts travelled around the world to find the right design and the right person who could design this historic masterpiece.
The credit for the architecture goes to Monsieur Jasper, a Belgian architect.

Jasper prepared a detailed plan of all the university buildings. The execution of the plans was done by Nawab Zain Yar Jung, who was later awarded a Padma Bhushan for his outstanding service to the field of architecture.

HALLS OF FAME: The credit for the College of Arts and Social Sciences, OU architecture goes to Monsieur Jasper, a Belgian architect. The execution of the plans was done by Nawab Zain Yar Jung. Photo: Special Arrangement


Vijayamma makes successful foray into Telangana జూన్ 9, 2012

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Vijayamma makes successful foray into Telangana
Ravi Reddy, The Hindu, HYDERABAD, June 9, 2012

Public meetings of KCR in Parkal and Sushma Swaraj at Hanamkonda will be watched keenly against this backdrop

The successful foray by YSR Congress honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma into Telangana on Friday has turned to be a game changer in the by-elections to the Parkal Assembly.

The large crowds she drew at Geesukonda, a mandal headquarters, in the afternoon and in Parkal in the night have made the main contenders for the seat, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and the BJP sit up and take note.

The public meetings proposed to be addressed on Saturday by TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao in Parkal and by BJP leader Sushma Swaraj at Hanamkonda will be watched keenly against this backdrop.

During their day-long campaign Ms. Vijayamma and her daughter Sharmila held forth on how they were being targeted by the ruling party while Congress leaders and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu got away after the CBI filed similar charges against them.

Ms. Sharmila avoided any reference to Telangana but Ms. Vijayamma was goaded by the crowd to express her views. She recalled late YSR’s statement that Telangana will come when it has to, but the region has to be developed on all fronts in the meantime. At Parkal road show, she elaborated further stating that when YSR was the CLP leader, 41 Congress MLAs led by G.Chinna Reddy had met the AICC president Sonia Gandhi demanding a decision on Telangana. She also said that during the YSR Congress plenary, Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy said it was the Centre, which had to take a decision. “If the Centre decides, it will not take more than a minute to announce separate Telangana,” she said. (మరింత…)

Why current Telangana agitation led to suicides? Universities to probe ఏప్రిల్ 6, 2012

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Telangana suicides set to become hot subject of research
TNN | Apr 6, 2012

HYDERABAD: The suicides for the ’cause’ of separate Telangana state is set to become a subject of research with several scholars opting for the topic in universities in the region. In addition to starting an anti-suicide drive on the campuses, the four universities in the Telangana region – Osmania, Kakatiya, Palamuru, and Telangana – have decided to do research on the cause of the deaths.

Telangana University has decided to go a step further and set up a centre for studying suicides and other social issues spawned by the separate statehood issue. The universities have, in fact, taken a leaf out of the research work conducted on suicides earlier in the countries like the US, where suicides were witnessed among different immigrant population, especially the Afro-American communities.

Universities other than Osmania are even planning to earmark Rs 5-6 lakh in their budget next year for research on the subject. The topic has been chosen since several research scholars have shown keen interest in the Telangana agitation and suicides. (మరింత…)

పట్నం తగవులో పరుల స్వార్థం : శ్రీనివాసులు, చెన్న బసవయ్య అక్టోబర్ 14, 2011

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 1969, Andhrapreneurship, corruption, Deccan, Economy, heritage, Hyderabad, landuse, Mulki, Nizam, politics, Settler, TDP, Telangana, Telugu (తెలుగు), TRS, universities, YSR.
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పట్నం తగవులో పరుల స్వార్థం
కె.శ్రీనివాసులు, ఎం.చెన్న బసవయ్య, రాజనీతి శాస్త్ర ఆచార్యులు, ఉస్మానియా విశ్వవిద్యాలయం

ప్రస్తుత తెలంగాణ ఉద్యమం, రాష్ట్ర విభజన చర్చలలో హైదరాబాద్ స్థాయి కీలక వివాదాంశంగా మారింది. హైదరాబాద్ నగరం చారిత్రకంగా, భౌగోళికంగా రాజకీయంగా, సంస్కృతీపరంగా తెలంగాణకు గుండెకాయ లాంటిది అని తెలంగాణ వాదులు వాదించడం సహజంగానే అర్థం చేసుకోదగ్గది . కానీ హైదరాబాద్‌పై సీమాంధ్రుల వాదనను ఏ కోణం, దృక్పథం నుంచి అర్థం చేసుకోవాలి ? హైదరాబాద్ ఈ స్థాయికి ఎదగడానికి కేవలం తమ పెట్టుబడులే కారణమని సీమాంధ్రులు వాదించడం సరైనదా? కాదా? ఈ వాదన వెనుక నిగూఢ ఎజెండాలేమైనా ఉన్నాయా? ఈ వివాదం పైకి కనపించినంత సులభమైనది కాదు.

మన దేశంలోని ఇతర నగరాలతో పోలిస్తే హైదరాబాద్ చరిత్రాత్మక ప్రత్యేకతను కలిగివున్నది. ఈ ప్రత్యేకతకు గల కారణం నిజాం రాజ్యంలో ఉండిన భూపాలన వ్యవస్థ. దీని కారణంగానే నేడు రాష్ట్ర విభజన చర్చలలో హైదరాబాద్ అత్యంత కీలక సమస్యగా మారింది. వీటిని అర్థం చేసుకోవాలంటే ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్ రాష్ట్ర అవతరణ తరువాత పారిశామిక, వ్యాపారాభివృద్ధి క్రమంలో భాగంగా మారిపోయిన హైదరాబాద్ భూ దృశ్యపు తీరు తెన్నులను, హైదరాబాద్ పట్టణ పెరుగుదలకు గల రాజకీయార్థిక నేపథ్యాన్ని విశ్లేషించాల్సి ఉంటుంది.

నిజాం కాలంలో భూపాలనా వ్యవస్థ మూడు రకాలుగా ఉండేది. ఇంపీరియల్ గెజిటీర్ ఆఫ్ ఇండియా, ప్రావిన్సియల్ సిరీస్, హైదరాబాద్ స్టేట్ (1909) ప్రకారం అవి ఇలా ఉండేవి: (అ) సర్ఫ్-ఏ-ఖాస్ భూములు (రాజమాన్యాలు); (ఆ) జాగీరులు, సంస్థానాలు; (ఇ) ఖాల్స లేదా దివానీ. నిజాం రాజ్యంలోని మొత్తం భూమిలో సర్ఫ్-ఏ-ఖాస్ భూములు పది శాతం ఉండగా, జాగీరులు, సంస్థానాల క్రింద 30 శాతం భూములు ఖాల్స లేదా దివానీల రకం భూములు 60 శాతం ఉండేవి. సర్ఫ్-ఏ-ఖాస్ భూములు అన్నీ (సుమారు 1,30,000 ఎకరాల పైచిలుకు) కూడా అత్రాఫ్-ఇ-బల్దా అంటే హైదరాబాద్ మునిసిపాలిటీ చుట్టు ప్రక్కల ప్రాంతాలలో కేంద్రీకృతమై ఉండేవి. (మరింత…)

Sakala Janula Samme- 11 years agitation for separate state సెప్టెంబర్ 14, 2011

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, Andhra, Andhrapreneurship, bandh, cinema, Congress, Economy, elections, fast, G.O 610, Identity, KCR, KTR, Mulki, politics, regionalism, SEZ, Sonia, students, universities, youth.
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KCR warns state against suppressing T-movement
Deccan Chronicle, September 13, 2011, Karimnagar

The TRS chief, Mr K. Chandrasekhar Rao, warned the state government of serious repercussions if it attempts to crush the government employees Sakala Janula Samme (i mass agitation for Telangana, that begins on Tuesday. Mr Rao announced a rasta roko programme across Telangana on Tuesday in support of the agitation by the cinema bandh on September 14 and 15, a blockade of national highways on September 18 to cut off any road link between the South and North, followed by other agitations to be announced by the TJAC

“I need to caution you. We fought for 11 years. If we can’t achieve Telangana now, will they (Seemandhra leaders) allow us to live? They will bury us in Patala Lokam,” he warned the supporters. (మరింత…)