Situated in the heart of the city at Kukatpally a major landmark- Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad has an environment of academic excellence with ‘A’ Grade accreditation by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). Bringing the spark of knowledge to young minds and instilling a new confidence and vigour to face the world,it is providing quality education for nearly 4 decades.
The territorial jurisdiction of the university covers the areas of Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Medak, Nizamabad, Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam, Nalgonda and Mahboobnagar districts of Telangana State.
This university has been deemed an autonomous one after Act No 30 of the approval of the Telangana Legislature known as the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological Universities Act, 2008 which came into force on 18th August, 2008. It is a teaching cum research oriented university consisting of the constituent and affiliated colleges. The main officers and councils of the university are Chancellor, Vice-chancellor, Rector, Executive council and Academic Senate. The Governor of Telangana shall be the Chancellor of the university. The first vice-chancellor of the university is Dr.D.N.Reddy a brilliant administrator and widely read scholar.
Picking out bright students from the rural backgrounds through its impartial selection system and honing them according to the needs and requirements of today’s cut-throat competitive world, thereby preparing them for a challenge called “life” is what this university excels in.
Fully autonomous now, after an act of the Telangana Legislative Council Bills 1&2 with effect from 18th August 2008,the colleges that come under this university are :
- JNTU College of Engineering,Hyderabad(CEH)
- JNTU College of Engineering, Karimnagar
- JNTU School of Information Technology (SIT)
- JNTU Institute of Science and Technology (IST)
- JNTU School of Management Studies (SMS)
- JNTU Academic Staff College (ASC).
A premier institution with academic and research -oriented courses, the B.Tech programs (Undergraduate programs) are about 25. Major branches among them are Aeronautical Engineering, Automobile, Biotechnology, Information Technology, Electronics, Electrical, Instrumentation &Control, Metallurgy, Mechanical, Bio-medical, Civil and many more. A few courses are also offered through the correspondence cum contact mode. The Post-Graduate programs form about 77 in number namely M.Tech, MSIT,MBA,MCA and MSc. The major branches are Bio-Technology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Remote-Sensing &GIS, Electronics& Communication Engineering, Water Resources, Mechanical Engineering, Nano-Technology, Energy Systems, Environmental Studies, Microbiology, Food-Technology and many more like Management, Computer Applications, Pharmaceutical Sciences etc.
To make our students get a wide global exposure, a few collaborative programs with International Universities of repute have been designed. Some of them are 1)School of Information Technology (SIT) with Carnegie Mellon University, USA, 2)School of Management Studies with Central Michigan University,USA 3) JNTU College of Engineering, Hyderabad with Kansas State University USA 4) JNTU Hyderabad with Blekinge Institute of Technology,Sweden.
Knowledge has no barriers -indepth exploration of it is essential to discover hidden areas. Keeping this principle in mind the university offers Research -Oriented courses like Master of Science(MS) in Engineering, Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Science and Humanities and Doctor of philosophy (Ph.D) in all streams.The admission procedure centres around merit.The admission to B.Tech courses are through the ranks acquired in the State wide common entrance examination i.e Engg Agriculture Medicine Common entrance examination(EAMCET exam) conducted by the A.P. State Council for Higher Education.
Entry to the post-graduate courses like MBA and MCA are by the scores in the ICET examination. Admission to M.Tech programs are based on the GATE or an entrance test conducted by the university with the basic eligibility criteria being a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate field. For admission to Research programs, stringent rules are followed. Admission to MS course which is a Research degree in Engineering consists of an Entrance test and Interview. M.Phil is offered through an interview mode, for post-graduate holders. The theory exam has to be cleared followed by submission of thesis based on their Research work.
The Ph.D program is flexible in nature with full-time and part-time external programs. Admission is for candidates possessing post graduation in the concerned area followed by a written test and interview. Passing the Pre Ph.D exam is a must followed by submission of research work. For external registration the candidate must be employed in any Research& Development organization with permission to use the library facilities. Along with this a Research Supervisor must be chosen from his parent organization and another one from the university.
“Reading makes a man wise” goes a saying. In tune with this, the university library enhances learning through its collection of 20,000 books and subscribes to 95 technical journals. It also has abstracts of 120 journals with the National Centre for Science Information, IISc, Bangalore through INFLIBNET. In addition to this, an audio-visual library is installed containing colour T.V ’s and VCR’s with video tapes on various subjects. Field-based learning like Current Affairs, Reference services, Online searching are provided. Upgradation plans are also in store like creating a computerized database in the fields of science, Engineering, Technology and Management. Bringing the wealth of knowledge from the comfort of the library to the masses is another venture by its participation in the local area computerized network systems to share information resources.
Industrial knowledge forms a part and parcel of JNTU,Hyderabad. An Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) was established by the Department of Science and Technology to create a business-oriented environment, to promote small and medium Enterprises(SME’s) and NGO’s, to organize lectures,T.V. and Radio talks, skill development training program etc.To get a hands-on experience of the industry,the JNTU Bureau of Industrial Consultancy Services(BICS) was formed to aid in the Human Resource needs, to identify R&D developments, to engage in entrepreneurial opportunities and to Icoordinate with organizations like HUDA, MCH, APSRTC, APSEB, BHEL, NTPC, ONGC, Telecommunications Department,MES,South Central Railway, Airport Authority of India and many others.
Even though Research constitutes the academic framework,the university has an exclusive R&D cell which monitors all the research activities and coordinates them through the recommendations of faculty members. Extension activities form part of campus life, apart from academics. The National Service Scheme(NSS) is introduced with an aim to help students develop a humanitarian temper. Commendable work done were laying of roads, Janmabhoomi Clean &Green program, Famine and Cyclone relief work.
Society is an integral part of our lives and our contribution however small matters a lot. A coordinator is posted at the NSS cell to undertake social service activities. A Grievance Redressal Cell is established with the motto of looking into the complaints and suggestions by staff and students. A director is appointed for this purpose. Backward section students are given utmost care and privileges.JNTU Hyderabad has a separate SC/ST cell to look after them. Scholarships too are provided from time to time.
Right career directions should be provided in order to explore one’s talents fully.In keeping with this,a Centre for Career Advancement and Resource Development (CARD) has been established. Some of its goals are to prepare the students for competitive exams like GATE, ECET, EAMCET with the assistance of Social and Tribal Welfare Departments Govt of Telangana, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment,Govt of India. Additional facilities are the Bank, Post-office and Health-care centre.
Grooming students for placements and helping them make a fruitful career is the topmost priority after learning.World famous companies like Wipro, Infosys, Satyam, Tata Consultancy Services(TCS), Birla Soft,Yahoo,Google and many others walk out with brilliant talent in exchange for huge pay packets and dynamic careers giving the university its due credit of a fulfilling future.
Fine-tuning the skill of the faculty is a regular feature here. For this purpose,the Academic Staff College(ASC) was instituted which conducts Refresher courses for Principals, Heads, Lecturers and also to evaluate, plan and implement innovative teaching methods.
As a consecutive whole, JNTU Hyderabad helps build many a bright and ambitious career. Hence, Walk in with dreams and Walk out with reality!