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Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Distance Education Brief Information

University Contact Information
Address JNTU, Kukatpally, Hyderabad - 500 072, Andhra Pradesh, India
Phone & Fax +91-040-2315 8661 to 2315 8664
E-mail info@jntu.ac.in
Website http://www.jntu.ac.in


JNTU is located in Hyderabad. It offers UG programmes in Engineering. University got provisional recognition from DEC in 2007 - 08 for conducting distance education courses.

The University was established with the noble objectives of strengthening and improving the standards of Technological Education and making it relevant to the rural and industrial development of the country. 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. In 1983 JNTU, Centre for Distance Education was established. Later it got converted to School of Continuing and Distance Education (SCDE) in 1989.

Courses - The University, for the first time in the country, started offering U.G. programmes in Engineering i.e., B.Tech. (Correspondence-Cum-Contact) Programmes in 1984.


Methodology - Engineering U. G. Programmes are for the benefit of a large majority of Diploma holders, who seek opportunities for academic advancement. Students are provided quality print material, state-of-the-art DTP facility and upgraded Computer centre of SCDE for practicals in JNTU campus.


Selection - Admission to this 4 year B.Tech programme is made on the basis of merit rank obtained at the Entrance Test conducted by the University subject to rules of reservation in force. The candidate seeking admission into this B.Tech Programme should be a Diploma holder in the branch of Engineering concerned, and should be working in Andhra Pradesh. Students of other states are not eligible for B.Tech programmes under Distance Education Mode.


Study Centres - Along with the constituent engineering colleges of the University located at Hyderabad, Anantapur & Kakinada, some private Engineering Colleges are also serving as study centres for organizing contact programmes both for theory and laboratory courses.


Implementation - The academic planning and implementation of programmes, like preparing, printing and proof- reading of lesson material, registration for courses, planning and monitoring contact programmes, conducting and processing of results of examination is undertaken by academic faculty comprising of Professors, Asst.Professors, Lecturers and Academic Advisors / Consultants and Computer Programmers / Operators of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University.


Application Procedure - Application form can be obtained from SCDE, JNTU or downloaded from jntu Website. Currently it is unavailable on website.


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