Osmania University, established in 1917, is the seventh oldest in India, the third oldest in south India and the first to be established in the erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad. It has emerged as one of the premier institutions of higher learning in the country. It was conferred with the covetous status of ‘University with Potential for Excellence’ in the year 2012. It epitomizes the national agenda on higher education for Access, Equity, and Quality through Expansion, Inclusiveness, and Excellence. The University was declared as an autonomous institution through an act of legislature and recognized by the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, Government of India. It continues to maintain its position among the top ten Universities in National Ranking and has been catering to the needs of the community in the region for last ten decades and has grown into one of the major universities of India. It has a vast sprawling verdant campus of 1632 acres set in picturesque and idyllic surroundings, where diversity is valued and accepted. It owns a number of buildings of great architectural elegance and variety to enhance the beauty of the campus. It has significantly contributed to the academic and economic development of not only the region but also of the Country. Its alumni have distinguished themselves nationally and internationally in various spheres of life and are spread far and wide around the world. Osmania University is re-accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council with ‘A+’ Grade
The Department came into existence as an independent wing of Osmania University with the launching of B.Com Course in 1945. The constituent colleges of University and 440 affiliated colleges spread over Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy and Medak offer the Bachelor’s programme to around 1,20,000 students. The Department offers Master’s Program in CommerceM.Com. with different specializations in the University Campus and three constituent colleges Viz., Nizam College, University College for Women, and P.G. College Secunderabad. The Department also offers M.Com (IS) and Post Graduate Diploma course in Taxation in the campus. The Department is one of the oldest and largest departments in the country, has been serving the cause of commerce education for the last 75 years. The Department is rich by its robust faculty, some of whom are Best Teacher Awardees by the State Government and other reputed national and international organisations.
The Department runs a Quarterly Journal “Osmania Journal of International Business Studies” which has very large readership all over the world. The Department has been on the map of SAP, DRS (third stage) of University Grants Commission, New Delhi. The Department is proud of Dr. Y. Venugopal Reddy who took his Doctorate degree from Commerce Department who was the Governor of RBI, India.