Top Destination for Technical Education
Hyderabad, the city of Nizams, is known for its rich culture and tradition which it has been able to preserve even in this age of modernization. It has a glorious history of being a patron of art and culture, and has been a witness to the birth of best academicians, cultural icons and historical figures of importance. The modern Hyderabad is more of a IT hub than just a bustling city and capital of a state. Major companies like Facebook and Infosys have setup their office in the city, which is partly due to the excellent quality of talent pool of engineers readily available here. It is to the credit of institutions like Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University that Hyderabad is fast rising to the number one IT destination in the country.
History of JNTU, Hyderabad
1965 was an important year for India. There were many events of national importance such as the second war between India and Pakistan, Hindi became the national language and great actors Amir Khan, Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan were born. However, a similar event of great importance which is easy to forget is the establishment of the premier Jawaharlal Technological University in Hyderabad. Founded as Nagarjuna Sagar Engineering College, the institute was accorded the status of an independent university in 1972 by a special Jawaharlal Nehru Technological Universities Act by combining two more colleges in Kakinada and Ananatpur. Located in Kukatpally, the epicentre of all activities in Hyderabad, the university is accredited “A” grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council).
Departments and Courses Offered
Being a technological university, the flagship course offered is Bachelor of Technology in about 25 fields. In addition to that there are 77 odd postgraduate courses in fields such as Chemical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nano Technology, Remote-Sensing, and GIS; JNTU offers many under-graduate as well as post graduate courses.
Research & Development
The JNT University is known for being more research oriented and therefore has a dedicated research and development wing. This R&D cell is managed by an experienced director and functions as the managing and coordination center of all the undergoing research programmes in the university.
Jawaharlal University is truly a dynamic education institution. It not only offers regular engineering courses but is also one of the few reliable centres of Distance Education in engineering in the country. Established in 1983, the School of Continuing and Distance Education offered correspondence Bachelor of Technology till 2009. However, as per new AICTE regulations this course was discontinued since then. Now the school is planning to introduce a part time B.Tech for diploma holders who are working. The introductory year will have courses in these five branches:
- Electronics & Communication Engineering
- Electrical & Electronics Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science and Engineering
The admission will be on the basis of the ranks achieved in the entrance test conducted by the University for these Courses. Other than this the distance learning school also cover correspondence programmes in Master of Business Administration, a 3 year programme and Master of Computer Application, which again is of three year duration.
Entrepreneurship Development Cell
In December 2002 an Entrepreneurship Development Cell was established in the University with the aim of inculcating entrepreneurial spirit in students. This cell is also responsible for creating and managing better relationships of budding entrepreneurs with industry experts and R&D institutions. For the same, the EDC conducts various awareness programmes that motivate students to be more enterprising. It creates course contents for the Entrepreneurship Development which is then taught at various levels of educational system.
Collaboration with Foreign Universities
To provide an all-round global learning experience the university has relations and partnerships with an array of foreign educational institutions of repute. The Directorate of University Foreign Relations was conceived in the year 2005 which takes care of the foreign students who are eager to take admission in the university.