Visiting Places



The Indian School of Business has formed academic alliances with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the London Business School (LBS), bringing the best of global management practices and thinking into our curriculum. Kellogg, Wharton and the ISB signed a Memorandum of Understanding in November 1997, which provides for a sharing of expertise and academic resources.


The Institute selects students for the Undergraduate Programmes through the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE). Selections for the Postgraduate Programmes are based on an all India entrance examination conducted by IIIT in several major cities in the country


HYDERABAD CENTRAL UNIVERSITY Created by an act of the Indian Parliament, the University of Hyderabad, has, over three decades, distinguished itself as one of the best in the country as a centre for teaching, research and innovations.

OSMANIA UNIVERSITY  Osmania University, established in 1918, is the seventh oldest in India, the third oldest in south India and the first to be established in the erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad. Throughout its existence of over eight decades, it has shown remarkable progress and sustained an integrated development of all faculties. It has significantly contributed to the academic and economic development of not only the region but also of the Country. Its alumni have distinguished themselves nationally and internationally in various spheres of life and are spread far and wide around the world


The Institute is a pioneer in envisioning and evolving fashion business education in the country through network of seven professionally managed centres at New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.
NIFT has set academic standards and excelled in thought leadership by providing a pool of creative genius and technically competent professionals. The institute provides a common platform for fashion education, research and training.


The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India launched the certification program for financial analysts in 1985. The Institute, a non-profit society was registered under the A.P. (Telangana Area) Public Societies Act 1350F (Act 1 of 1350F).

 The Institute has established an all India network of its own branch offices at over 250 locations, to provide various support services to students.

Currently, there are over 75,000 students pursuing various programs and 14,325 alumni. There are over 3,000 faculty members engaged in teaching, research and consulting.


The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) is one of the constituent national laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR, the premier multidisciplinary Research & Development organisation of the Government of India. It was set up as a semi-autonomous Centre in 1977 in Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, became a full-fledged national laboratory during 1981-82, and was dedicated to the nation on 26 November, 1987 by the then Prime Minister of India late Shri Rajiv Gandhi. The ongoing research programmes at the CCMB are in three major categories - high quality basic research in the frontier areas of modern biology, research relevant to societal needs, and application-oriented research towards commercialisation. These include the areas of biomedicine & diagnostics, evolution & development, gene regulation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, host-parasite interactions, membrane biology, protein structure, bioinformatics, functional genomics, theoretical biology, etc. CCMB has also taken lead in the dissemination of modern biological information through popularisation of science, science education in schools, and has been a meeting point for art and science. In recognition of its contribution to modern biology, CCMB has been chosen as a Centre of Excellence by UNESCO Global Network for Molecular and Cell Biology MCBN and has been designated as a South Centre for Excellence for Research and Training by the Third World Academy of Sciences TWAS , Italy. Many prestigious international and national awards have come to CCMB including the CSIR Technology Award (twice) and FICCI Award for outstanding achievements in Science & Technology.


IICT offers globally competitive and environmentally viable technologies for Drugs and Drug Intermediates, Organic and Inorganic Chemicals, Agrochemicals, Catalysts, Polymer Coatings, Adhesives, Oils and many other technologies.

IICT also offers wide-ranging knowledge based services in Analytical Testing and Characterisation, New Molecule and Product development, Process Up-gradation and Restandardisation, Process Safety studies, Design-Engineering and Project Viability studies.


Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), a unique  institution devoted to the research, teaching and application of statistics, natural sciences and social sciences. Founded by Professor P.C. Mahalanobis in Kolkata on 17th December, 1931, the institute gained the status of an Institution of National Importance by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1959.



The Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL) is an autonomous Institution, registered as a society. It is a national institute of higher education. CIEFL provides for the study of English and Foreign Languages and their literatures, organisation of research, training of teachers, production of teaching materials, and extension services, to help improve the standards of the teaching of English and Foreign Languages in India. Over the years, CIEFL has been introducing various Foreign Languages that are in demand. It is the only University in India catering exclusively to the teaching/learning Foreign Languages. The Institute offers academic Programmes in English, Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.


Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University is one of the few language universities in the Country. It is located in the heart of Hyderabad, capital  of Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

PSTU through the School of  Language Development has taken up the cause of Telugu Language for inclusion under "Classical Languages" 

This University was founded with the broad objectives of serving the cause of the Telugu people, both within the State and outside. For this purpose, the state government has merged the Sahitya, Sangeetha, Nataka, Nritya and Lalitha Kala Academies, International Telugu Institute and Telugu Bhasha Samithi into the University. Thus, the University was established to function as a central organization for teaching and research in Language and Literature, History and Culture, Fine Arts and Performing Arts, religion and philosophy of the Telugu speaking people. It strives to inculcate a sense of identity in them as citizens of India and as responsible representatives of Andhra Pradesh. This University was renamed as Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University in the year 1998. The University Grants Commission has recognized the University as fit to receive financial grants since 2nd May1990.


"JAWAHARLAL NEHRU TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY", the first technological university of India - was established in Andhra Pradesh with head quarters at Hyderabad. The singular objective by the way of emphasis on training & research in engineering and applied sciences. On its formation, the Government Engineering Colleges at Anantapur, Kakinada and Hyderabad, along with the Government College of Fine Arts and Architecture at Hyderabad, became its Constituent Colleges. The back bone of the oldest Engineering Colleges of South India.


Maulana Azad National Urdu University is a Central University established by an Act of Parliament with an all-India Jurisdiction. It started functioning from 9th January, 1998, with its headquarters at Hyderabad. The mandate of the University, as per the Act, is to "Promote and develop Urdu Language; to provide vocational and technical education in Urdu medium; to provide education through conventional teaching and distance education system and to provide focus on women education".

Being a Central University, it functions under the Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development and the University Grants Commission.

It is a dual mode University offering Distance as well as Campus Education. Since 1998, the University has launched undergraduate and certain certificate level courses developed partly by the university and by entering into MOU with Indira Gandhi National Open University(New Delhi) & Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Open University (Hyderabad). It has, at present, on its rolls about 22,000 students from all over the country. The University has three Regional Centres located at Delhi, Patna and Bangalore and the approval is awaited to establish three more Regional Centres one each at Mumbai, Lucknow and Srinagar. The University provides counseling to its Distance Mode students in Study Centres, which are at present 70, spread all over the country.

ACHARYA N.G RANGA AGRICULTURE  UNIVERSITYThe University was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University on November 7th 1996 in honour and memory of an outstanding Parliamentarian Acharya N.G. Ranga, who rendered remarkable selfless service for the cause of farmers and is regarded as an outstanding educationist, kisan leader and freedom fighter.

The importance of the application of Science and Technology for Agricultural development was realized as early as in the beginning of this century. Among the several commissions appointed for suggesting steps to streamline agriculture development, the Royal Commission (1926) emphasized the need for a strong research base for agricultural development. Subsequently, the recommendations of the Radhakrishnan Commission (1949) on University Educationled to the establishment of Rural Universities for the overall development of agriculture and rural life in the country. Later, the Government of India constituted the First Joint Indo-American Team (1955) that studied the status and future needs of agricultural education in the country


Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU), formerly known as Andhra Pradesh Open University, is located in the city of Hyderabad. With a wide network of 152 study centers spread throughout the state of Andhra Pradesh, the University has for its motto "Education at Your Doorstep". The University, the first of its kind in the Country was brought into being through an act of Andhra Pradesh State Legislature in August,1982.

Dr. BRAOU follows a multi-media teaching-learning approach which broadly comprises self-learning print material, supported by audio, video lessons and regular broadcast of lessons through All India Radio. From November, 1999 the University started Telecast of Video lessons through Doordarshan Regional Channel. On Sundays the University has Interactive Teleconferencing on the Regional Channel of Doordarshan.


NIZAM�S INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (NIMS), Hyderabad, is a University established under the Act of Andhra Pradesh State Legislature.


The objectives of the institute are:

  1. to create a Centre of Excellence for providing medical care, educational and research facilities of high order in the field of medical science in the existing super specialties and such other super specialties that may develop in future, including continuing Medical Education and Hospital Administration

  2. to develop patterns of teaching in post graduate level and in super specialties so as to set a high standard of medical education

  3. to provide for training in paramedical and allied fields, particularly in relation to Super-Specialties

  4. to function as a referral hospital and

  5. to provide for post graduate teaching and conduct of research in the relevant disciplines of modern medicine and allied sciences, including interdisciplinary fields of physical and Biological sciences


NITHM endeavours to carve a niche for itself and gain pre-eminence as an Institution dedicated to the synergistic blend of theory and practice, academics and administration, education and employability, national and global, traditional and modern, for today, tomorrow and beyond.

VISION : To make the world a better place to be by enhancing the quality of Management, Tourism and Hospitality through HRD and implementable solutions and, thereby, making NITHM as the ultimate benchmark.

MISSION : To provide Education, Training, Research and Consultancy for continuous improvement in relevance and quality of Tourism and Hospitality and, through their interfaces, in all sectors and all facets of human endeavour.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RURAL DEVELOPMENTIntegrated rural development through holistic approach is a national commitment. The goal is to enrich the quality of life of the poor by meeting the basic needs and generating employment opportunities on a wider scale through decentralized planning. The mission of NIRD is to facilitate rural development vigorously through government and non-governmental initiatives. NIRD is the country's apex body for undertaking training, research, action research and consultancy functions in the rural development sector. It works as an autonomous organization supported by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.


NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NUTRITIONNIN has attained global recognition for its pioneering studies on various aspects of nutrition research, with special reference to protein energy malnutrition (PEM). Institute�s activities are broad-based, encompassing the whole area of food and nutrition. The Institute has achieved close integration in its research activities between the laboratory, the clinic and the community. 



The nisiet, since its inception in 1960 by the Government of India, has taken gigantic strides to become the premier institution for the promotion, development and modernization of the SME sector. An autonomous arm of the Ministry of Small Scale Industries and Agro and Rural Industries (SSI & ARI), the Institute strives to achieve its avowed objectives through a gamut of operations ranging from training, consultancy, research and education, to extension and information services.

A Centre of Excellence

It was in 1984 that the UNIDO had recognised SIET as an institute of meritorious performance under its Centres of Excellence Scheme to extend aid. Subsequently, it was also accorded national status and SIET Institute became nisiet in the same year.


Central Institute of Tool Design(CITD) established in 1968 by the Govt. of India with the assistance of UNDP and ILO, is a poineering Institution in the field of Tool Engineering in the Country. The Institute was initially established as an United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Project and was executed by International Labour Organisation (ILO).


Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET) is an autonomous Institute under the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers,Government of India. CIPET Head Quarters was established at Madras in 1968 with UNDP assistance. This is the only institute of its kind in India where all the facilities like design, tooling, processing and testing of Plastics are available under one roof. CIPET caters to the needs of plastic industries through manpower training, processing, design and CAD/CAM/CAE, testing, consultancy, advisory and developmental services.



GOLCONDA FORTGolconda Fort: Built by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah in 1525, the Golconda Fort epitomises the opulent nawabi culture of the time. The impregnable fort was cradled by many dynasties and it was of strategic importance to most of the rulers. In 1518, when the Qutb Shahi dynasty was found, Golconda was made its capital. By the 17th century, Golconda became famous as a Diamond Market and gave the world some of the best known diamonds, including the 'Kohinoor'.



Salarjung Museum: Held to be the largest private collection of artifacts in the world, the museum houses various artifacts collected by Nawab Turab Ali Khan, more popular as Salar Jung I, the diwan of the State of Hyderabad and his descendants. There are some rare artifacts collected from all across the globe, Indian paintings, arms and clothes of the Mughal emperors, clocks etc.



Built by Sultan Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1591, the Islamic architectural splendor Charminar is the most famous landmark of Hyderabad. Located in the heart of the city, this magnificent square edifice of granite is built upon four grand arches facing north, south, east and west with 56 meters high slender minarets and spiral staircases. These arches support two floors of rooms and a gallery of archways. It is these four (char) minarets (minar) that give the building, its name 'Charminar'. Each minar stand on a lotus-leaf base that is a recurrent motif in Qutub Shahi buildings. The whole edifice contains numerous small decorative arches arranged both vertically and horizontally. This monument has 45 prayer spaces and a small mosque on the western side on the open roof. The whole structure is illuminated every evening.



Hussain Sagar: The majestic Hussain Sagar Lake is one of the major attractions of Hyderabad. Statues of various eminent personalities line the banks of the lake. The monolithic Buddha statue of in the middle of the lake is a major draw for tourists.



Ramoji Film City: Located at a 25 km drive from Hyderabad city, the Ramoji Film City, covers an area of around 2,000 acres. It is famous for its over 500 set locations which include the Hawa Mahal, built on the lines of the Golconda Fort, a Japanese garden, a multi-purpose building, luxury hotels and artificial waterfalls. It is the world's largest integrated film studio, attracting filmmakers from South India, Bollywood as well as Hollywood.



The exciting Planetarium equipped with most advanced technologies takes the visitors to new heights of amusement and amazement. It is one of the most modern planetarium in the country. It is being developed into a centre for the study of astronomy. Sky shows are held daily at different timings in both Telugu and English.
B.M. Birla Planetarium/Science Museum is located in the heart of the picturesque city of Hyderabad on the panoramic hillock of Naubat Pahad, surrounded by gardens. Overlooking the beautiful Hussainsagar and commanding an immaculate view of the marble clad Venkateshwara Temple, the center exalts in its tremendous prestige and popularity both for its splendid architecture and its novelty.



Falaknuma Palace: Built in 1870 by Nawab Vikar-Ul-Ulmara, the Prime Minister of Hyderabad, it is a stupendous palace which has a picture gallery, a luxurious reception hall with cabinets containing diamond, crystal and emerald objects. The palace is a rare blend of Italian and Tudor architecture. The Falaknuma also includes the largest Venetian chandeliers.



Nehru Zoological Park: The Nehru Zoological Park, one of the largest zoos in Asia is home to nearly 1,500 species of animals, birds and reptiles. The Lion Safari within the zoo is one of the main attractions for tourists in this Park. It also houses a nocturnal zoo, a dinosaur park, a natural history museum, parks and a mini-train.