Prof. Podile Appa Rao, Vice-Chancellor, University of Hyderabad (UoH) hosted the National Flag on the 71st Independence Day at the Gurubaksh Singh Miadan in the University Campus in the presence of Prof. B.P. Sanjay, Pro Vice-Chancellor-1, Prof. P. Prakash Babu, Pro Vice-Chancellor-2, Shri P. Sardar Singh, Registrar, Deans, Heads, faculty, Officers, students and staff.


On the auspicious occasion, Vice- Chancellor Prof. Appa Rao congratulated everybody and said, “Efficiency is one of the most essential factors that enables the Institutions to achieve greater heights in limited time. Our University has been placed in the top 100 in the world, with its achievements, in the first 50 years. It is a matter of pride for us. However, it is an enviable situation for the other institutions set up in the past 50 years that are competing with us for such a recognition”. “There should be no room for complacency with such distinctions conferred on us. We rather need to further consolidate and should put in efforts to give one push from here to match with the best of the institutions in India and abroad, he added.


Further Prof. Appa Rao added, “To increase the efficiency and also to improve transparency in our work, our University has started developing e-governance modules that will be added one by one. A unique in-house model is adopted and moving forward with lots of expectations. First part of it was the basic module on student life cycle”. “We will be the leaders among the Central Universities if we complete and operate our system through e-governance. Let all of us work together to make sure that we will make adjustments when required in the process of development and implementation of this project”, he appealed to all University fraternity.


Some delightful and motivating dance performances based on Social Harmony and National Integration were performed by the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya UoH Campus.


On the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor presented Prizes to the students who were victorious in the Anti-Drug Slogan and Poster competitions organised by the Students Welfare Office. Winners names are available at


Mr. R. Bikshapathi, working in the Sanitation Department was given the Swachh Vishavidyalaya award for rendering two decades of service in the University with a certificate and a watch.


Later Prof. Appa Rao planted a sapling at the Gurubaksh Singh Maidan.

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