The Osmania University came into existence because of a Royal Charter by Nawab Osman Ali Khan who was the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad. The University is around 101 years old and the seventh oldest in India. The Osmania University strives to achieve an intellectual synthesis of oriental and occidental learning. It aims at creating a cultural synthesis that will lead to the development of a national ethos, and create an academic and social environment in which 'National Integration' is a tangible reality. The University has its mission to synthesize oriental and occidental arts in order to rectify the defects of the old education system by utilizing ancient as well as modern methods of spiritual, intellectual and physical education for the propagation of knowledge. The Vision of the University is to generate and disseminate knowledge through a harmonious blend of ancient and modern wisdom, and to serve the society by developing in students heightened intellectual, cultural, ethical, and humane sensitivities; to foster a scientific temper, and to promote professional and technological expertise.