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Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad

About Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad

Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad, was established in 1940 and later the college was merged with the JNT University (Estd. 1972) and became a constituent college under this university.

Later the JNT University was bifurcated and divided into four unique universities such as JNTU Ananthapur, JNTU Kakinada, JNTU Hyderabad, & JNAFA University, Hyderabad established under AP Legislature Act No. 31 of 2008.

After the bifurcation, the university runs courses as per their norms and conditions with the recognition of University Grants Commission (UGC) under Act, 1956.

The aim of the university is to prepare the students for creative and applied responsibilities in the world of Art and Design.

It is a co-educational university, providing regular courses in which is located in the urban part of Hyderabad played a pioneering role in the field of higher education.

University At A Glance:

The university has its roots in College of Fine Arts, which started as a 'School of Arts and Crafts' to promote arts and local crafts.

The university has gradually grown in stature as the "Government College of Arts and Architecture" under the management of the Department of Technical Education, Government of Telangana, Hyderabad.

The university has received many awards and accolades at a city, state and national level for their educational advancements also received the numbers of achievements awards in the field of sports and curricular activities under the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Telangana.

JNAFAU has two constituent colleges which offer several undergraduates, postgraduate and Ph.D. research programs, with an emphasis on two different colleges:

  • School Of Planning & Architecture
  • College of Fine Arts.

At present, College of Fine Arts offers 4 years of the program in Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and 2 years of Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Courses.

School Of Planning & Architecture offers 5 undergraduate courses in Architecture stream and 4 years Bachelor Technology with various specializations. It also offers two years postgraduate course in Architecture, Engineering, Diploma streams with various specializations.

The university has its own selection process unlike other colleges under Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Telangana. The college has an online application process where prospective applicants are expected to fill in their interests and academic achievements.

It also undertakes admissions under National Integration Scheme (NIS) and is based on the merit obtained by the aspirants with a minimum aggregate of 50% in their previous courses in the relevant field.

Such candidates should examine whether their percentage marks (Best of Four/PCB/PCM, whichever is applicable) falls within the cut- off percentage declared by the college for admission in different courses.

University examinations of different courses, examinations conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Telangana, and various other examinations are held in the college premises.


  • Participate in making public policy and apply the intellectual capacity of the institute to the needs of the region
  • Focus on sustainability and increase awareness of issues like energy, sustainability, heritage, which are of contemporary concern
  • Act as a repository of information on Best Practices in Architecture and Fine Arts education


  • To achieve accreditation by national bodies
  • To promote experiential and collaborative learning
  • Inculcate a global presence of the University and global outlook in the students
  • Strengthen regional processes and indigenous, sustainable technologies
  • To build and strengthen a relationship with private industry
  • The university has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The university has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping, and beautiful flower-beds
  • The university has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The university has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The university has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, seminar halls, hostel, canteen, multipurpose halls, playground, & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The university has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The university has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed for the students and teachers as per their needs
  • Transportation facility is available for students
  • The university has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • The university has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The university also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • The university consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) Full Time 5 Years 10+2
Master of Architecture Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Design Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Master of Fine Arts Full Time 2 Years BFA / Qualifying Bachelor's Degree
Additional Courses
Streams Mode Duration Eligibility
Certificate Course in Architectural Drafting and 3D Design Part Time 3 Months 10th or Equivalent
Certificate Course in Multimedia Production Techniques Part Time 6 Months 10th or Equivalent
Post Graduate Diploma in Interior Design (Part Time) Full Time 1 Year Graduation
Bachelor of Technology in Facilities & Services Planning Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Technology in Digital Techniques for Design and Planning Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Master of Technology in Planning Full Time 4 Years Bachelor's Degree in Qualifying Subject


  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Conference Hall
  • N.S.S.
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Bus Facility
  • Anti Ragging
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Public Transportation
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Training





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