Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad

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Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad
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Motto Yogaha Karmasu Kaushalam
Motto in English
Gateway of Excellence
Type Public
Established 1965 (formerly Nagarjuna Sagar Engineering College)
Chancellor Governor of Telangana
Vice-Chancellor A. Venugopal Reddy
Rector N.V. Ramana Rao
Location Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Affiliations UGC, NAAC, AIU
Website www.jntuh.ac.in

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTU Hyderabad) is a public university, located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, and one of the India's leading educational university focusing on engineering. Founded in 1965 as the Nagarjuna Sagar Engineering College, it was established as a university in 1972 by The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Act, 1972, also combining colleges in Kakinada and Anantapur.[1] In 2008 the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological Universities Act, 2008 split the university back into four universities, Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada.[2]

The university is situated at Kukatpally. It is recognized by UGC and further it has gained ‘A’ grade accreditation by the (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) NAAC.[citation needed] It has an intake of about 1000 students.[citation needed]


This university consists of the constituent and affiliated colleges.[3] The main officers and councils of the university are Chancellor, Vice-chancellor, Rector, Executive council and Academic Senate. The Governor of Telangana is the Chancellor of the university. The first Vice-Chancellor of the university was D. N. Reddy. The current one is A. Venugopal Reddy.[4] The rector is N.V. Ramana Rao.[5]


An institution with academic and research-oriented courses, the B.Tech programs (undergraduate programs) number about 25. Major branches among them are Aeronautical Engineering, Automobile, Biotechnology, Information Technology, Electronics, Electrical, Instrumentation and Control, Metallurgy, Mechanical, Bio-medical, and Civil. A few courses are offered through the correspondence-cum-contact mode.

The postgraduate programs number 77, namely M.Tech, MSIT, MBA, MCA and MSc. The major branches are Bio-Technology, Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Remote-Sensing and GIS, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Water Resources, Mechanical Engineering, Nano-Technology, Energy Systems, Environmental Studies, Microbiology, Food Technology, Management, Computer Applications, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Environmental Geomatics and Environmental Management


Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University was established on 2 October 1972, by an act of State Legislature. On its formation, the Government Engineering Colleges at Anantapur, Kakinada and Hyderabad, along with the Government College of Fine Arts and Architecture at Hyderabad, became its Constituent Colleges. Subsequently, JNTU act 1972 was amended by JNTU (Amendment) Ordinance, 1992 1 to affiliate any other college or Institution notified by the A.P. State Government. Hence, JNT University is a Multi - Campus University with Headquarters at Hyderabad.

As per the Act No. 30 and Act No. 31 of 2008 dated 24 September 2008, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological was divided into four universities, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH), Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTUK), Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur (JNTUA) and Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad.

Constitute units[edit]

  • School of Information Technology (SIT)
  • School of Management Studies (SMS)
  • School of Continuing Distance Education (SCDE)
  • Institute of Science and Technology (IST)
  • College of Engineering Hyderabad (CEH)


  1. ^ "The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Act, 1972". Archived from the original (DOC) on 10 July 2007. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Applications of RS and GIS for Disaster Management" (PDF). Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "List Of All Public Colleges Affiliated To JNTUH-Mrcollegehub.com". 
  4. ^ "The Hindu : Cities / Hyderabad : V-Cs appointed to five varsities". thehindu.com. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Rector". jntuh.ac.in. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad. Retrieved 4 August 2017.