Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada

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Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
AffiliationUGC, NAAC, AIU
Vice-ChancellorM. Ramalinga Raju
16°58′43″N 82°14′26″E / 16.978672°N 82.24067°E / 16.978672; 82.24067Coordinates: 16°58′43″N 82°14′26″E / 16.978672°N 82.24067°E / 16.978672; 82.24067
CampusUrban, 110 acres (45 ha)

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada (JNTU Kakinada) is a public university, in Kakinada, East Godavari district, north of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of India's leading universities focusing on engineering. The university has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of University Grants Commission (UGC) with an "A" grade. JNTU Kakinada is known for its EAMCET entrance test where over 250,000 students take the test every year for around 600 seats in its undergraduate engineering courses. All the selected top candidates for engineering programs enroll at the University College of Engineering (Autonomous) Kakinada.


Administration Building

The college offers B.Tech. undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in various fields. JNTU Kakinada has established the following schools:

  • School of Management Studies
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Spatial Information Technology
  • School of Health Sciences and Research
  • School of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technologies
  • School of Renewable Energy & Environment
  • School of Food Technology
  • School of Biotechnology
  • School of Avionics
  • School of Soft Skills & Public Relations


Admission into B.Tech is based on EAMCET or ECET ranks; admission into M.Tech is based on Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or PGECET scores; and admission into MCA is based on ICET rank. Students in the state with the highest grades in the above entrance examinations get admission to the college.

Admission into its undergraduate engineering courses is extremely competitive with less than 1% of the students from the Open Category getting selected to study at the University College of Engineering Kakinada, JNTUK through EAMCET entrance examination every year.

Constituent colleges[edit]

Vizianagaram Campus

JNTU Kakinada has three constituent university colleges, University College of Engineering, Kakinada, University College of Engineering, Vizianagaram and University College of Engineering, Narasaraopet.[1] On 13 February 2019 the campuses of JNTUK Vizianagaram and Andhra University PG centre, Vizianagaram merged to form Gurazada Apparao University.[2]


College rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2018)[3]97

University College of Engineering, Kakinada was ranked 97 among engineering colleges by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni include:


  1. ^ "About JNTUK | JNTU kakinada". www.jntuk.edu.in. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Merger of JNTUK Vizianagaram campus and AU Vizianagaram campus to form Gurazada Apparao University". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.

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