Campus[edit]The main campus is a chief intellectual centre in Hyderabad, and its alumni and faculty members include many distinguished individuals, including former Prime Minister of India P. V. Narasimha Rao. Admission to the main campus departments of Psychology,Genetics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering, Management, and Law is highly competitive. The state government has appointed Prof S Satyanarayana as vice chancellor of the university. The University is accredited by the NAAC with an 'A' grade and conferred with the status of 'University with Potential for Excellence' by the UGC, New Delhi.

The university colleges are located within the main campus of the university. There are eight such colleges: the University College of Arts and Social Sciences, University College of Commerce & Business Management, University College of Technology, University College of Engineering, University College of Law, University College of Science, Institute of Advance Study in Education, and PG College of Physical Education.

The university offers courses in humanities, arts, sciences, social sciences, law, engineering, medicine, technology, commerce and business management, information technology and Oriental languages. In 2001, Osmania was awarded five-star status by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) of the University Grants Commission, part of the Government of India.