The first Central (federally funded) University to be established in Southern India (in 1974), the University of Hyderabad is a premier postgraduate and research university, with over 300 faculty and 3000 students. It was recognized by the National Information System for Science & Technology in 1999 as the only "High Output-High Impact" university among the top 10 academic institutions in India. The University Grants Commission of India has placed the University of Hyderabad in a group of the nation’s top five "Universities with Potential for Excellence." The National Assessment and Accreditation Council has awarded the highest rating to the University.
The University's Study in India Program is an interdisciplinary initiative that emphasizes heritage, continuity and change in India. The unique aspect of SIP has been that the students’ interests have been given primary attention. One-on-one counseling via e-mail, contact prior to arrival and in person meeting after arrival, provided by the SIP faculty and student counselors, lead to a good match between students’ preferences and the courses they take. In some cases, independent studies are devised for SIP students.
Main CampusHyderabad, India0 - 5,000 on Campus250,000+ residents in HyderabadLanguage(s) spoken on campus: Hindi
Hyderabad, the state capital of Andhra Pradesh, is the point where Northern and Southern Indian languages meet and where Hindu and Islamic civilizations mingle. Hyderabad's rich tradition in art and poetry, calligraphy, architecture, dance and music is an old regional strength. Modern urban Hyderabad's information technology base, enterprising financial institutions and trend-setting youth cultures bring this vigor into a new landscape.
The University's scenic campus is one of the largest in India and students will have the option to rent bicycles to make commute around campus easier. The campus is rich with foliage and is home to peacocks and beautiful birds. Special features include the aptly named Peacock Lake and the iconic Mushroom Rock. Public transport (buses and autorickshaws) are easily accessible outside the gates of the University, and some buses come inside the campus. The SIP or Tagore International House staff can assist you with reserving a taxi.
Students have access to sports facilities available on campus where they play football, volleyball, cricket and also indoor games like chess, badminton and table tennis. Students also have free access to all the cultural programs on campus.
Read a story by an ISEP student who studied abroad at the University of Hyderabad.