Palamuru University located at Mahabubnagar was established in the year 2008 as a State University by statutory enactment to cater to the growing requirements of higher education of the region. The University, with its significant focus to develop the drought-prone and poverty-stricken rural communities, started functioning from the academic year 2008-09 with the then PG College of Osmania University at Mahabubnagar where five PG courses were offered.
In the very first year of its establishment during 2008-09, three regular programmes namely MA English, M.Sc. Chemistry & M.Sc. Microbiology were launched. During 2009-10, M.Sc. 5 Year Integrated Chemistry and two self-financing courses – MSW and B.Pharmacy were introduced. The sprawling campus, housed at a natural bio-diverse habitat, has metamorphosed into a lush-green location with new buildings for Administrative Block, Academic Block, Library Building and Pharmacy Building and four student hostels.
The University has 120 highly qualified, potential and experienced teaching staff, both regular and Academic Consultants rendering their services for the holistic development of the university.
The scope and jurisdiction of the University has been expanded with the transfer of all the 123 affiliated colleges in Mahabubnagar district from Osmania University during 2012-13. At present 141 affiliated colleges offering diverse programmes of study UG, PG and Professional, with student strength of nearly 60,000 constitute the academic landscape of Palamuru University. Apart from the main campus at Mahabubnagar, Palamuru University has three constituent PG Centers at Gadwal, Wanaparthy & Kollapur under its administrative control.
In tune with this, it has been offering new courses relevant to our times at regular intervals.Today, Palamuru University offers 16 PG courses at its main campus and 13 PG Courses at its three PG centres. There are around 1500 students on the roll. The University is in forefront in implementing new academic initiatives and educational reforms such as Semester System, Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), Grading System and Continuous Evaluation in its U.G. and P.G. courses. Palamuru University is known to have evolved fine academic traditions. It has accorded primacy to extension and outreach activities and forged linkages with industry, research institutions and NGO’s in furtherance of its mission.
The University has secured recognition of the Pharmacy Council of India (P.C.I.) for its B.Pharmacy course. It has also obtained the approval of the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) for its M.Ed. course. Palamuru University has been admitted under section 12(B) of UGC during 2014-15 paving way for its planned development. The University held its first Convocation in the same year. The University has been striving to augment regular teaching and supporting staff and introduced Ph.D. programme in select disciplines. It is planning to set up a Technical Campus at Jadcherla to offer Engineering and Technology courses.