University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
The University of Hyderabad, a premier institution of postgraduate teaching and research in the country, was established by an Act of Parliament (Act No. 39 of 1974) on 2nd October, 1974 as a Central University, wholly financed by the University Grants Commission.
The "Objects of the University" as envisaged in the Act are "to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit and by the example of its corporate life, and in particular to make special provisions for integrated courses in humanities and science in the educational programmes of the University and to take appropriate measures for promoting inter-disciplinary studies and research in the University".
The University has twelve Schools of Study - Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Management Studies, Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication, Engineering Sciences & Technology, Medical Sciences, Economics and Computer/Information Sciences. While some Schools are single-discipline Schools, others have Departments and Centres attached to them. There has been a special emphasis on promoting inter-school and interdisciplinary teaching and research in the University.