Several countries in West Asia have blacklisted Osmania University and do not recognize the certificate issued by it to students of both distance education and regular stream.
Many students including foreigners have been refused jobs in the United Arab Emirates and Iran. A Dubai based recruitment agency stated that, OU is blacklisted because those who completed the distance education course pass themselves off as regular day scholars at the varsity. Moreover, these students do not have the basic standards required to perform well in a job.
Disappointed students are of the view that their fate is sealed due to the same certificates issued for both distance and regular courses. While on the other hand OU authorities stated that, they are not aware of the blacklisting by UAE and according to the requirement of these countries, they will distinguish between the regular and distance mode courses in the certificates issued for the benefit of the students.