The University of Hyderabad, a premier institution of post-graduate teaching and research in the country, was
established by an Act of Parliament in the year 1974 as a Central University, wholly financed by the University
Grants Commission. The University's sprawling, scenic, and serene campus spreads over a vast stretch of land
measuring about 2,300 acres, 20 kms from the city of Hyderabad on the old Hyderabad - Bombay road. The
University also has a city campus - `The Golden Threshold' - the residence of the late Sarojini Naidu which was
bequeathed to the University by her daughter, the late Padmaja Naidu.