Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, is one of the important destinations for education in southern part of India. Students from all over the country come to the city to pursue quality education, right from nursery to university level. Here, school education is from the kindergarten level to class 10th, after which students are enrolled into the intermediate colleges (popularly known as Junior College). The city is dotted with important central universities of India, deemed universities, affiliating state universities and research centers. It is home to some of the top engineering colleges of Andhra Pradesh, which explains that engineering is the most popular stream of higher education in the Hyderabad.
School Education in Hyderabad
The schools in Hyderabad are either affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), or the Andhra Pradesh Board of Secondary Education, which is state Board. The State Board grants recognition to the schools as well as defines the syllabi. The Board of Intermediate Education Andhra Pradesh (BIEAP) grants affiliation to the Intermediate or Junior Colleges of the state. The Junior Colleges in Hyderabad are broadly divided into General and Vocational Colleges. These colleges offer education at the Class 11th and Class 12th level. These are either Government run or Private un-aided educational institutions.
Higher Education in Hyderabad
Hyderabad is the hub of higher education in Andhra Pradesh. Students from all over the country come to the place to pursue quality higher education in conventional as well as the popular professional courses, such as engineering, pharmacy, medical, dental, management etc. The top engineering colleges of Andhra Pradesh are located in Hyderabad. College of Engineering JNTU (Hyderabad), Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology, Mahaveer Institute of Science and Technology are some of the best engineering colleges in Hyderabad.
Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani, popular known as BITS Pilani, recently started its fourth campus, in Hyderabad. BITS Pilani - Hyderabad campus is a premier institution of engineering, science and technology in the city. The autonomous college is offering Integrated First Degree Programs such as B.E. (Hons.), M.Sc. (Hons.), and M.Sc. (Tech.), which are uniquely designed to impart education in engineering, science and technology. All the aforementioned programmes are designed in such a way that an aspirant can normally finish the course in 8 semesters.
The University of Hyderabad, Maulana Azad National Urdu University and NALSAR-University of Law are the three important central universities of Andhra Pradesh, located in Hyderabad. Apart from this, there are deemed universities such as English and Foreign Languages University, ICFAI Business School, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT). The state universities in Hyderabad, such as Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, Osmania University, Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University conduct courses in a wide variety of streams such as engineering, medical, humanities, science and commerce, through the colleges affiliated to them. Apart from these, research centers are situated in Hyderabad, which assist the aspirants to conduct research courses at the Doctoral level, in science and technology.