The College was established as Nagarjuna
Sagar Engineering College in 1965 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
When the college was under the administrative control of the Department
of Technical Education, it was affiliated to Osmania University,
Hyderabad. With the formation of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
in 1972, it became a constituent college of the University and was
renamed as JNTU College of Engineering, Hyderabad. After being located
in a temporary buildings, the college was shifted to a hundred-acre
site at Kukatpally, about 20 Kms from the University Headquarters
on Bombay Highway in 1984.
The activities of the college are basically supported by the budgetary
allocation from the University funds. Specific grants from different
funding agencies like UGC, MHRD, AICTE, DST are also sought from
time to time for the development of the college. The College has
purchased modern and Sophisticated equipment worth about three
crores from the research and development grants received from MHRD,
AICTE and DST. The college celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 1990.
The infrastructure development in the past two decades in the
colleges has been substantial. After shifting to the new campus
in 1984, the Civil and Mechanical Engineering block and Hostel
blocks for boys and girls were added. Subsequently the Computer
Science and Engineering building, Metallurgical and Printing Technology
building and Library building were constructed. The college library
consists of nearly 32,000 books, and about 6,000 back volumes and
Journals. It also subscribes to 50 Journals every year.