The University has a very good student support and progression system for around development of every student. The University supports students for applying scholarships and also certain free-ships provided for the needful students by the Government. The Average percentage of students benefitted by these scholarships and free-ships for the past five years is 53.56%. Guidance for Competitive Examinations and Career Counselling, soft skill development, Language labs are provided by the Institution. The Average percentage of students benefitted by these activities regarding guidance for competitive examinations and career counselling offered by the Institution during the last five years is about 69.19%.
An exclusive Directorate named Empowerment of Women & Grievances in the university is established to promote gender sensitivity in the University and conduct diverse programmes to educate, sensitize female members, and produce harmonious atmosphere on the campus. The university offers value based education through Courses like Ethics, Universal Human Values, Environmental Sciences, Indian Constitution, Essence of Indian Traditional Knowledge etc., by including them in curriculum as mandatory courses.
The University conducts workshops regularly on IPR and Research Methodology. While conducting Board of Studies meeting, Feedback from students, faculty, alumni and experts from industry and Higher Learning institutes is taken in to consideration which will improve the quality of curriculum.
The Alumni Association “ENGINEERING COLLEGE OLD STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (ECOSAK). Kakinada-3 (A.P.) was registered under Societies Act XXI of 1860 with Society No. 92 of 1970.The office headquarters of ECOSAK is in the premises of JNTUK Kakinada, A.P., India. The association has chapters in Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, USA and many more places for the better connect of alumni with university. A separate webpage for alumni is created as http://ecosak.org.in. The mission of the Alumni Association is to foster a mutually beneficial relationship between the Institute and its alumni. Alumni meet is arranged on First Sunday of January every year. The alumni also lent a helping hand to the College for raising funds on the occasion of Golden Jubilee and Platinum Jubilee celebrations and constructed silver jubilee building, Golden jubilee (Swarnotsava Bhavan cost worth Rs.22 lakhs), Diamond jubilee Indoor stadium (worth Rs. 5.3 crores).
Alumni also proposed to construct a platinum jubilee alumni centre with an estimated cost of 4 crores and fund rising has already been completed.
1979-83 alumni batch has contributed an auditorium in the campus with a project cost of Rs. 2.5 crores
Catering to Student Diversity
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada organizes Induction programmes for freshers at the institution level. Also the University has made a three-week induction program as mandatory for all first year UG students and shall be conducted as per AICTE/UGC/APSCHE guidelines and incorporated in the academic regulations of 2020.
Access to engineering education in the Telugu states has dramatically increased in the past couple of decades. Government fees reimbursement schemes have also encouraged enrolment from those sections of society which hitherto has not entered engineering professions. This is a daunting challenge for both teachers and students to impart technical knowledge and skills to students who may not have had a very good grounding in STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) disciplines and English Language.
In the induction programme, the student will get an opportunity to listen to the motivation lectures which highlight about personality development which is as much the need of the current set-up as the professional course demands. Also they will be given clear insight of various aspects of engineering education and the senior professors will dispel the myths around them with demonstration and participation from students. The students will be made to understand with etymology of masking, intelligence, knowledge and engineering. They will be shown how knowledge enhances itself by sharing it with others. For various aspects of engineering, the professors will offer a plan of study and practise and also emphasizes that drawing is the language of engineering and mathematics is the language of science, both first year subjects with notoriety for being difficult to pass. The senior professors with all their experience will explain the students how one can master these subjects.
Strategies adopted for the slow learners
Strategies adopted for the advanced learners
Advanced learners are identified based on the performance in the university examinations of previous semesters and internal examinations.
The university supports all those students who belong to SC, ST, minorities, Kapu, differently- abled, and BC communities through Post matric scholarship Under Jnanabhumi Scholarship provided by the Andhra Pradesh State Government.
Special encouragement is given for sports, cultural activities organized by NSS to inculcate leadership qualities and also to boost self-confidence and team spirit.
Every year the institute Conducts Campus Recruitment & Training (CRT) Classes, Company Specific Training (CST) Classes, Technical Programming Classes for all UG and PG Students for a Period of 10-12 Days.
Student Participation and Activities
The students have active representation on academic and administrative committees of the University. 77%
of the committees have active student participation and involvement in various activities conducted by the committees. The University encourages students and provides opportunity to develop leadership qualities by organizing and carrying out various activities in the college under different committees.
The Student Council at JNTUK is a body of student representatives who act as a bridge between students and the administrative authorities. Students have active representation on academic and administrative bodies and committees of the different departments. Students representing UG and PG courses in the college are selected based on their leadership qualities as well as academic grades. The student council officially represent all the students of the institute. It acts as a medium between the faculty and students. They work with a sense of responsibility in dealing with the student concerned activities. The Institute also encourages participation of student representatives in various decisions making, academic and administrative committees, which enable them in acquiring better academic environment. Student opinions and suggestions are considered to take measures with students’ perception. The institute puts efforts for the all-round development of a student. The student members are involved in various institute and department level committees with active participation and represent the students of their class with respect to conduction of activities and events or sharing any other information related to students.
The composition of a Student Council includes: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Technical coordinator.
There is a IETE technical association at institution level. The committee of the association is headed by one or more faculty coordinators and one or two students will be elected members from each class that constitutes the committee. Under the technical associations, various technical events and co-curricular activities such as paper presentations, technical quizzes, seminars, training programmes, hackathons will be conducted every year. The student coordinators actively take part in organizing various events under these technical associations. They also motivate other students to take part in the activities conducted by the Institute.
Extra-curricular activities and Sports:
Students have strong representation not only in academics but also in all cultural, literary and sports committees and help in organization and management of events. Various events and programmes will be conducted every year and student coordinators play an active role in organizing the events during cultural and sports fests.
There are student coordinators for each floor of every hostel building. Each mess in the hostel is managed by Mess Secretaries who are elected by the hostellers through an election process. They monitor day to day activities like food quality, hygiene and other general facilities and bring to the notice of the Chief warden/Officer In-charge of Hostels and warden immediately if there are any issues.
In addition to the above, the student coordinators are actively involved in the activities of various committees like anti-ragging, grievance redressal, website etc. and play a very important role in most of the academic and administrative committees.