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Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU)

Updated on: Mar 13, 2013

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, situated in Hyderabad, was founded in the year 1972. First it was named as Hyderabad Polytechnic Institute, but later it was renamed as  Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. It is the first technical university to be established in India. The University was named in honour of former Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. Two colleges that became inherent parts of the JNTU University were, the Government Engineering Colleges at Anantapur, Kakinada and Hyderabad and Government College of Fine Arts and Architecture (Hyderabad). The University has its campus in the districts of Kakinada and Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh. 

JNTU has been accorded with ‘A’ Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The University is not only recognized but also funded by the University Grants Commission. Additionally, the University is a member of The Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The distance education provided by the JNTU is recognized by Distance Education Council (DEC). Numerous engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh have been affiliated to the JNTU.

The University offers a number of courses in various disciplines, through regular and distance mode.  It also promotes research and development. schools and the colleges. Besides offering Regular programs at district level Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Research the University started offering Distance Education programs in B.Tech in Civil, Electronics & Electrical, Mechanical and Electronics & Communication engineering in 1983. The University also offers Job Oriented courses in creative arts, architectural design and planning through College of Fine Arts and School of Architecture. The University receives maintenance grants from the Government of Andhra Pradesh. JNTU also offers engineering at under graduate level, through its distance education programme.


  • Library
  • Post-office
  • Health-care centre
  • Scholarships
  • Grievance Redressal Cell
  • Career Advancement and Resource Development (CARD)
  • Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC)
  • The National Service Scheme (NSS)


  • Research
  • School of Information Technology
  • School of Management Studies
  • Institute of Science and Technology
  • Center for Environment
  • Centre for Bio-Technology
  • Center for Nano Science & Technology
  • Center for Pharmaceutical sciences
  • Center for Spatial Information Technology


JNTU university has a record of placing over 90% of the students before they complete their education in final year.  an estimated average of 150 students get placed in renowned companies, through on-campus placement. Of the numerous companies that recruit students from JNTU, few examples include, Wipro, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services(TCS), Birla Soft,Yahoo,Google, CMC Limited, Coca Cola, HCL Technological Limited, IBM, ITC Welcome Group, Oracle, Wipro Technologies etc.

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