Telangana University is a Public University which was established in 2006 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh by enactment of A.P.State Legislature vide No. 28 of 2006. It was established to cater to the academic pursuits of three backward districts viz. Nizamabad and Adilabad in the state of A.P. The Government of Andhra Pradesh provided over 577 acres of land in Suddapally and Nadipally villages of Dichpally mandal to the University. The total number of courses offered at the Telangana University is 18 with an intake capacity to 28 in all the PG Programmes except MBA, MCA & LLB which has an intake of 30 each. There are more than 150 colleges in the state that are affiliated with the university. Telangana University has educational jurisdiction spread across three districts of Andhra Pradesh namely Adilabad, Medak and Nizamabad. All the admissions are done as per the performance of the candidates in the TUCET/OU Common Entrance Test. The University strictly follows the rule of reservation as per the government norms and ensures strict adherence to the reservations into various categories. Admissions into various courses of study shall be made on the basis of TUCET/OU Common Entrance Test (Conducted by the Osmania University, Hyderabad) rank and eligibility criteria subject to the rule of reservation. At present the University comprises of 4 buildings namely, Administrative Block, Class room Complex, Boys Hostel and Girls Hostel. In addition to these buildings, separate blocks for Commerce and Management, Law and Computers will be constructed in a short period as administrative sanction was accorded by the Government and approved by Executive Council members.
Examination & Evaluation
Theory Examination and Evaluation - The Telangana University follows a system of evaluation based on continuous internal assessment (CIA) and semester end examination (SEE). The 100 marks allotted for each theory paper in a semester are distributed in the ratio of 20:80 between CIA and SEE. CIA includes mid-semester examinations, assignments, presentations, seminars etc.
Mid-Semester Examinations - Usually each mid semester test is held approximately after 40 days of instruction. The dates are notified in the academic calendar. The syllabus and model question paper for each mid semester test will be provided by concerned teachers. Each semester will have two mid semester examinations and the average of these two will be considered. In case the candidate fails to appear for one mid semester test, marks obtained in the other test will be averaged.
Semester End Examination - The semester end exams for odd semesters (I, III, V) are held in Oct/Nov and for even semester (II, IV, VI) in April / May. The SEE shall be of 3 hours duration. An external examiner shall set the question paper. There shall be double valuation. The variation of marks between the two examiners shall not exceed 20%. In case the variation exceeds 20% such scripts shall be referred to a third examiner. The average of the nearest two shall be considered as the final mark. In case the difference between any of the first, second and third valuation are equal, the better average marks shall be taken as the final mark. There shall be no supplementary for the Semester end examination.
Practicals - The practical methodology includes laboratory work, project work, field work, practical training, record work etc. The syllabi, model question paper and the practical schedule will be provided by the respective teachers. Marks are allotted for each practical exam in a year and distributed with equal weightage for CIA and SEE. There shall be one semester-end examination for each practical course. Two examiners, one internal and one external shall do paper setting jointly. Evaluation of the candidates shall be carried out on the basis of his/her performance at the semester-end practical examination.
Review and Revaluation
Candidate(s) may apply for revaluation in the prescribed proforma within two weeks of the publication of results, after which no application for revaluation shall be entertained by the university. The candidate on application for revaluation shall give a written under-taking to the effect that he would not hold the University responsibility for any delay and consequences resulting from the revaluation.
The revaluation shall be done independently by two examiners, appointed by the Vice-Chancellor.
Results of the revaluation will be considered as per the regulations approved by the University from time to time.
Review of Post-graduate examination results shall be followed as per norms laid down by the Vice-Chancellor, from time to time.
The Vice-Chancellor is authorised to issue necessary guidelines and instructions to all the functionaries and individual involved in the organization and conduct of all the examinations.
Award of Division - Candidates who have passed all the examinations of the P.G. degree course shall be awarded divisions in accordance with the total aggregate marks secured in them in all the semester examinations taken together.
First Class with Distinction - 70% and above.
First Class - 60% and above but less than 70%. Second Class - 50% and above but less than 60%.
Third Class (Passed) - 40% and above but less than 50%.
Candidates who have not passed the examinations in the first attempt along with the batch in which they were admitted are not eligible for getting the Distinction Rank Certificates / Gold Medals / Prizes.
Location - The University is located at Dichpally in Nizamabad district, Andhra Pradesh lying adjacent to the National High Way 7 at Dichpally, which is 15 km away from the Nizamabad town on the Hyderabad highway.
The Dichpally Station is the nearest Railway station and Nizamabad is also having a well-connected train route in Secunderabad-Nanded section of the South Central Railway.
There is a bus facility at almost every 10 minutes from the APSRTC’s Jubilee Bus Station of Secunderabad to Nizamabad, which is located at around 160 km distance from Secunderabad.
The Telangana University’s Dichpally Campus is also well-connected on the Armoor-Hyderabad highway. The campus is located 18 km away from Armoor town of the Nizamabad district.
With the National Highway road expansion works are in full swing, it would soon be a less than 3-hour drive from Hyderabad to the Telangana University Campus at Dichpally, near Nizamabad.
Departments / Faculty
Master of Social Work.
Physics with Electronics.
Hostels - The University provides separate Hostel Facilities for Boys and Girls.
Boys Hostel - The Boys Hostel is located around half-a-kilometre from the University College complex in the Dichpally campus. The Boys Hostel building has a ground floor and one First Floor. The Ground Floor is having a total of 54 Rooms in four wings, while the First Floor has 57 Rooms in four wings. A modern Water purifier and Water Coolers are installed in each floor of the hostel. A qualified medical doctor visits the hostel everyday and offers services to the students between 4 and 6 pm. There are separate Reading Room cum Library, Doctor Room, Sick Room, TV Hall and Dining Hall in the hostel complex. All the major dailies of English and Telugu are subscribed for the benefit of the hostel inmates. A separate water plant for the purification of the water was set up in the hostel to provide safe drinking water to the students. The hostel’s mess is a Student Managed one.
Girls Hostel - The Girls Hostel is also located very near to the University College complex in the Dichpally campus. The ground Floor is having total of 42 Rooms in three wings, while the First floor has 44 Rooms in three wings. In this hostel also a modern Water purifier and Water Cooler is installed in the hostel and a qualified medical doctor visits the hostel everyday in the evening and offers services to the students. There are separate Doctor Room, Sick room, Reading Room cum Library, TV Hall, Visitor Hall and Dining Hall in the hostel complex. Here also, a separate water plant for the purification of the water was set up in the hostel to provide safe drinking water to the students. The hostel’s mess is a Student Managed one.
Centre for Distance Education - It is proposed to introduce various educational programmes through Distance mode so as to provide education to the employees and rural youth and housewives, who could not continue their regular studies for various reasons. This will generate additional resources besides spreading education among the deprived sections.
CBCS - Choice Based Credit System model is followed by the University.
Reservation - In every course of study 85% of the available seats are reserved in favour of the local candidates from the districts of Nizamabad and Adilabad. The reservation however, does not apply to any course of study in which the total number of available seats does not exceed three. While determining the number of seats reserved in favour of local candidates, any fraction of a seat is counted in favour of local candidates provided there is at least one unreserved seat for which locals and non-locals compete.
Telangana University Post Office & Bank - Telangana University Post Office is located in ground floor of the Administrative building. It has the usual mailing and other facilities including registration, sale of stamps, speed post, money order, Savings account, Recurring Deposit facility, etc., The Telangana University Post Office has got a separate PIN code number - 503322. The State Bank of India, Telangana University Campus Branch is housed in the ground floor of the Administrative building, and also the University has the ATM facility which is provided by the SBI and is located at University College premises. All fee transactions pertaining to Telangana University have to be made through this bank. The bank functions from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on every working day (from Monday to Friday) & on Saturday from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Bhiknoor PG Centre - With the establishment of the Telangana University in Nizamabad District, the Osmania University has handed over the Bhiknoor PG Centre to the TU. Since 2008, the TU successfully continuing the M.Sc (Organic Chemistry) course at the Bhiknoor. The TU has launched ambitious plans to make the Bhiknoor PG Centre a grand PG Centre with the launching of a host of courses to make it a full fledged second Campus for the TU.
The Courses which are to be started from the academic year (2010-11) at the Bhiknoor PG Centre are:
M.A. Applied Economics.
M.Sc. Physics with Electronics.
M.Sc. Organic Chemistry.
Online Online Web Counselling - Telangana University ICET/EAMCET-2010 provides Online Web Counselling whose Help Line Centre Contact Numbers are : 9010221286, 08461-221012, 08461-221111.
Other Facilities - Other Facilities include NSS, Computer Lab, Library, Research & Development and Placement Cell.