Hyderabad is the capital city of Andhra Pradesh and the sixth most populous city in India. Hyderabad has developed into one of the major hubs for the information technology industry in India which has earned it the additional sobriquet "Cyberabad". The city is home to the Telugu Film Industry, the third-largest in India, known popularly as ‘Tollywood’. Residents of Hyderabad are generally called Hyderabadis.

Education Opportunities

Hyderabad is an important seat of learning in southern India. The city hosts two central universities, three deemed universities and six state universities. Osmania University is one of the oldest universities in India. Many institutes for technical education like Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, International Institute of Information Technology and medical colleges are located there. Also based in the city are the Indian School of Business, Institute of Public Enterprise and the National Academy of Legal Studies & Research (NALSAR). Hyderabad has various research institutes such as the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology and the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology. It is also the home of Maulana Azad National Urdu University as well as BR Ambedkar Open University. This educational infrastructure attracts students from all over India and some international students (especially from Africa and the Middle East).

Colleges in Hyderabad offer graduation, post-graduation and doctoral programmes in science, arts, engineering, commerce, law & medicine, fashion. College of Engineering – Osmania University, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Indian Institute of Technology, etc. are some of the famous engineering schools in Hyderabad.

In addition to engineering colleges, various institutes known as National Institute of Fashion Technology offer various degree course in the field of fashion. Gandhi Medical College and Osmania Medical College are the centres of medical education in Hyderabad. Admissions to professional colleges in Hyderabad are through EAMCET. Colleges and universities in Hyderabad are run by either by state government, central government or private individuals or agencies.

NIPER and English and Foreign Languages University are the other universities located in Hyderabad. The city is also host to a large number of nursing as well as hotel management colleges.

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