JNTU (Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University) was originally "The College of Engineering, Vizagpatnam" at the time of its establishment in 1946. It is now a sprawling campus of 110 acres, green with mango trees in the fast developing Port city of Kakinada, East coast of peninsula India. Kakinada has a rich political literacy and cultural heritage passed on through generations This college became a constituent of the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University w.e.f 02-10-1972 through an act of legislature along with other sister institutions under the control of the then Director of Technical Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Earlier, it was affiliated to Andhra University. In the year 2003 the college has become autonomous.
The College is governed by the rules and guidelines provided by the university from time to time. The Principal is the administrative and the academic Head of the College. He is assisted by the Vice-Principal and the College Academic Committee in academic matters and the Deputy Registrar and the office staff in administrative matters. The day-to-day activities of the college are carried out by budgetary allocation from the University fund.
The college has made rapid strides since its formation and is playing a pivotal role in the technological advances of the region.
All the five engineering departments are provided with RCC roof buildings. Additional accommodation for Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical and Electronics Engineering departments is being provided through new buildings as annexes to the existing ones. Plans are afoot to accommodate teaching and non-teaching staff in newly constructed quarters in place of present 50 year old sheds.
The college provides hostel accommodation for nearly about 400 boys and 300 girls. Other amenities on the campus include Bank, Post-Office, dispensary, guesthouse, and play fields. The Research and Development activity in the College got a boost with the procurement of modern and sophisticated equipment under MHRD and AICTE schemes. Academically, the post-graduate programmes introduced in 1971 in each of the available disciplines have undergone changes in course-structure and syllabi to meet the demands of the current needs. A new under-graduate programme in Computer Science and Engineering has been introduced subsequently. Another post-graduate programme is added in each of the disciplines along with one in Computer Science and Engineering. Now, the college has five U.G. Programmes and Nine P.G. Programmes to its credit. In addition the college helps unemployed under-employed diploma and degree holders in Engineering to improve their qualifications through its continuing education programmes.
Department of CSE
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, JNTU College of Engineering, Kakinada was established in the year 1990. The PGDCA Program was initiated in the year 1987 - 1988 and was the first Computer Oriented course to be offered. This course was initially started in the ECE Department. In the year 1989 - 1990, B.Tech. Program in Computer Science and Engineering was started and was the second computer-related program, which was also offered from the ECE Department for that year only. Later, after the establishment of CSE Department separately in 1990, it continued to offer the above-mentioned two courses. From 1996, M.C.A. program was started, from 2000-2001 M.Tech. (Full time) and from 2001-2002.
The Academic Programmes for B.Tech., M.Tech. and M.C.A. are being updated/modified every two/three years to meet the needs of the industry. The Board of Studies in CSE consists of 2 eminent professors from other universities and 2 well known industrialists apart from 4 professors within our institute. Thus, our academic programs are more need based rather than completely theory-oriented.
This department is equipped with the state-of-the-art computer laboratories and laboratories required to cater to the needs of undergraduate and post graduate programmes. In addition, active research is conducted in the realms of modeling, engineering and understanding of software systems related to distributed, cognitive, security, language engineering, databases, wireless networks, web services, cognitive informatics and computer ergonomics domains of computing.
The Alumni of this department are occupying high positions in Multi-National Companies like Microsoft in India and abroad, and software tycoons like TATA Consultancy Services (TCS), Satyam, and Infotech etc. The department organized successfully several National seminars, Workshops, and Conferences. Most of the students of this department are securing the jobs in reputed National and International organizations through on and off campus recruitments.
This department is actively involved in modernizing and developing the laboratories with World Bank project, Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme. All laboratories, which are useful for undergraduate programme are strengthened by procuring necessary equipment to conduct various experiments and projects. In addition, new laboratories in the area of Software Testing, Internet Technologies, Programming Languages and Data Engineering are developed to cater to the needs of existing programmes. However, these facilities are to be augmented further with new equipment to improve the facilities and to offer new post graduate programmes. In addition, new faculty members (having expertise to teach advanced subjects) are to be recruited. Building space is to planned and obtained for the new courses. Library books have to be procured as per the new PG programmes to be offered. Presently, the faculty of this department has expertise in various advanced fields in the state-of-the-art technologies like Data Mining, Image Processing, Information Security, Computer Networks, Cloud Computing, Social Network Analysis and Internet Of Things. The department aims at promoting industry oriented research. It has MoU with TCS Ltd, Chicago State University and Loment Technologies Ltd., USA for joint research collaboration.