In the city of Hyderabad, Nizam College has occupied a prestigious position. Nizam College was established in the year 1883. In the year 1910 Dept. of Telugu was established. The first Professor in the Department of Telugu was Shri. Raiprolu Venkatarama Somayajulu. He worked in Nizam college from 1910-1930, late in the year 1942 Shri. Kuruganti Seetharamaya took charge. During his tenure, he began 'Telugu Saraswatha Samiti' for the students. He organized many literature oriented sessions. Many great scholars from all over Andhra Pradesh used to visit sessions. In 1950 Garikipati Lakshmikantiah worked as a lecturer in the Department.
Nizam College has seen many students and scholars who had later become the prominent lecturer's of the Dept. To name few like, Prof. Kandavally. Lakshmiranjanam, Prof. Birudhuraju Ramaraju 'Gnannapeta' awarde Prof. C. Narayan Reddy, Prof. Gopala Krishna Rao etc.. Telangana Poets like, Dasharadhi Krishnamacharylu, Davullapali Ramanuja Rao, Burugula Ranganath Rao, etc...
Department of Telugu was initially began only for the Intermediate students and later on extended for both Under Graduates students as (Modern Language) and in the year 1982 for Post Graduates students, because of which this college was associated with Osmania University and other constituent colleges. After repeated trials from 2009-2010. Department of Telugu was introduced in Nizam College.
At present 700 students opt for Telugu as 'Second language' and 100 students as 'Special Language'. Department of Telugu has 90 students at M.A. Level. Many lecturers who has worked in Osmania University and also worked at Nizam College.
Every year Department of Telugu organizes 'Telugu Basha Dinotsavam'. Apart from this, the Students also conduct 'Guru Pujoutsovam' for the Lecturers in the Department. The students who had completed their U.G & P.G. Courses in the Department of Telugu, Nizam College, have got good placements in both private sectors and Government sectors also.
|Dr.A.Vijaya Laxmi||Asst.Prof &Head|