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 alumni association of the college has got a number of its units spread all over the country and even abroad. These units are functioning independently and organizing activities for themselves.
There is an auditorium with an area of about 500 sq.m attached with an open air theatre for organizing the functions with a gathering of 500. A 60 seated bus is available and used for educational tours and technical visits.