The University of Hyderabad (UOH) was established on 2 October 1974 by an act of parliament and recognized as premier institution in the country. The University is a Central University and fully funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. UGC also has recognized University of Hyderabad as Universities with Potential for Excellence. The University has 46 different Departments and Centers organized in 10 Schools of study. It offers as many as 150 different courses leading to the award of doctoral degrees and masters level degrees. Few post graduate diplomas and short term courses are also offered through distance learning mode.