Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad was left stunned when the NIRF-2017 rankings were announced, it was given two rankings in the same engineering colleges’ category. JNTU-Hyderabad, which is a technology university, was not considered in separate university rankings given to conventional state and central varsities. JNTU-Hyderabad was given 63rd rank. JNTU Engineering College was included in 150 to 200 list without giving specific rank.
Vice Chancellors Statement
When asked to comment on the ratings that were released the Vice Chancellor said “JNTU engineering college did not figure in the top-100 while JNTU University was given 63rd rank and both in the same engineering institutions category. Also, JNTU-Kakinada and JNTU-Anantapur varsities, as well as engineering colleges, were not in the top-100 list at all,”