After 2013, Osmania University did not hold an annual convocation ceremony due to numerous issues. The convocation ceremony that took place in 2013 was also marked with protest. A Ph.D. scholar denied receiving degree demanding the central government to issue separate Telangana state. After five years, the authorities of Osmania University have decided to hold the convocation ceremony and it is the first convocation ceremony of the varsity after the formation of separate Telangana state.
According to sources, Osmania University has to award 1,600 Ph.D. degrees and 500 gold medals. The varsity will issue an official notification regarding the convocation ceremony in August 2018. The administration of varsity has begun the process for conducting convocation ceremony in October 2018. The varsity is planning to conduct convocation either on October 4, 5 or 6, 2018. the final date will be announced soon,
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The varsity is yet to confirm the venue for hosting convocation ceremony. Depending on the number of participants, the varsity may finalise ‘A’ Ground or Tagore Auditorium on the premises of varsity.
The administration of varsity decided not to invite political leaders for the convocation ceremony. Instead, the varsity will invite popular industrialists like Ratan Tata. Chancellor of Osmania University and Governor of Telangana & Andhra, Mr. ESL Narasimhan will grace the event.
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