UGC Chairman begun foreign students hostel at OU

OU gets its own foreign students hostel
The Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC), Ved Prakash inaugurated the foreign students hostel at Osmania University (OU), Hyderabad. After a wait of more than 10 years, OU gets its own new hostel for foreign students.

 

The present two-storeyed hostel building can accommodate 172 male students only, who are pursuing their Master's and Ph,D courses. The reasons being cited are multiple, including security.

The hostel has 16 two-bedded rooms and 18 three-bedded rooms on each of the two floors.

The Director of University Foreign Relations Office (HFRO), C. Venugopal Rao said, "Each two-bed room also has a small kitchenette while a common spacious dining hall and kitchen on each floor is available for cooking. A sports lounge and a reading room with television are other attractions,"

The hostel was constructed at a cost of Rs 6.75 crore, built up in an area of nearly 50,000 sq.ft. Though there are just two floors now there is a provision for adding two more floors.

In 2002 university had plan to build a hostel for the foreign students and proposal was submitted in front of the UGC for seeking permission and a financial assistance of Rs 3.63 crores.

The university authorities then planned to accommodate 200 students and an international Transit house with a provision of accommodating 50 female students.

However, the idea fructified only on February 2010 when the foundation stone was laid by then Vice-Chancellor, T. Tirupati Rao.

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