Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad

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Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad cover.jpg
Former name
Nagarjuna Sagar Engineering College
Motto in English
Gateway to Excellence
Academic affiliation
ChancellorGovernor of Telangana
Vice-ChancellorJayesh Ranjan (in-charge)
Location, ,

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTU Hyderabad) is a public university, located in Hyderabad, Telangana. One of the India's leading educational universities 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. The university is situated at Kukatpally Housing Board Region in Hyderabad of India.


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.

Organisation and administration[edit]


This university consists of the constituent and affiliated colleges. The main officers and councils of the university are chancellor, vice-chancellor (VC), 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. As of July 2019, the VC in-charge is Jayesh Ranjan[1] and the rector is A. Govardhan.[2]

Constituent colleges[edit]

The university includes the following constituent colleges:[3]


Academic programmes[edit]

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, Chemical 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


University and College rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2020)[4]57

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, 57 in the engineering ranking in 2020.[4]


  1. ^ "Telangana appoints IAS officers as in-charge Vice-Chancellors for eight varsities". Telangana Today. 24 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Rector". jntuh.ac.in. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Constituent Colleges". jntuh.ac.in. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.

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