Osmania University plans two more hostels


Posted: Posted Date – 11:48 PM, Thu – Mar 24, 22

Hyderabad: With a large number of students, especially women joining various courses at Osmania University (OU), the university is planning to add two more new hostels on campus.

The two hostels that will come in multi-story structures, one for men and women studying at campus colleges, will have about 300 beds each. These hostels are in addition to the 18 existing hostels, including seven for women and 11 for men on campus, which house approximately 12,000 students.

Apart from students studying in colleges in the university campus, students from other constituent colleges like Nizam College, University College for Women, Koti, University PG College, Secunderabad, University College of Science, Saifabad also reside in the hostels on the university campus.

The university administration, which has focused on eliminating non-boarders in campus hostels, has now decided to decentralize the allocation of hostels to students. This meant that students from constituent colleges would be housed in hostels on their respective campuses rather than on the OU campus.

The university intends to provide the required accommodation facilities in all its constituent colleges and to this end plans to convert a building at the University College of Sciences, Saifabad into a hostel.

Apart from this, Nizam College Women’s Hostel, which was constructed by Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority with an estimated cost of Rs 8 crore, was inaugurated recently by Minister of Municipal Government and Urban Development (MA&UD) KT Rama Rao . The hostel can now accommodate 284 students.

Likewise, the university recently opened a new century-old 500-bed hostel for girls on campus. The hostel which was built at a cost of Rs 37.5 crore from the funds of the University and RUSA has reading rooms, a spacious dining hall and a state-of-the-art kitchen.

“Given the high enrollment in colleges on the university campus, there is a need for new accommodation facilities. We plan to build two new hostels – one for men and one for women – on campus. This will be proposed in the next university budget,” said OU Vice-Chancellor Professor D Ravinder.

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