Type of the institute: Government Funded Technical Institutions
Complete Mailing Address: Jawaharlal Nehru University New Mehrauli Road New Delhi-110067
Contact Person For Admission: Prof. R. K. Agrawal
Designation: Dean, School of Engineering
Email: dean_se@mail.jnu.ac.in
Alternate Email: rkajnu@gmail.com
Phone Nos: 26738734,26732231
Fax No:
Mobile No.:
About the Institute:

The Jawaharlal Nehru University, constituted under the Jawaharlal Nehru University Act 1966, (53 of 1966) came into existence in 1969. Its objectives, as defined in the First Schedule of the Act, are as follows: "The University shall endeavor to promote the principles for which Jawaharlal Nehru worked during his life-time, national integration, social justice, secularism, democratic way of life, international understanding and scientific approach to the problems of society. Towards this end, the University shall: (i) foster the composite culture of India and establish such departments or institutions as may be required for the study and development of the languages, arts and culture of India; (ii) take special measures to facilitate students and teachers from all over India to join the University and participate in its academic programmes; (iii) promote in the students and teachers an awareness and understanding of the social needs of the country and prepare them for fulfilling such needs; (iv) make special provision for integrated courses in humanities, science and technology in the educational programmes of the University; (v) take appropriate measures for promoting interdisciplinary studies in the University; (vi) establish such departments or institutions as may be necessary for the study of languages, literature and life of foreign countries with a view to inculcating in the students a world perspective and international understanding; (vii) provide facilities for students and teachers from other countries to participate in the academic programmes and life of the University."

        In the light of the above, the approach of the University has been to evolve policies and programmes which will make Jawaharlal Nehru University a distinct addition to the national resources in higher education rather than a mere quantitative expansion of facilities which already exist. The University has identified and is concentrating upon some major academic programmes, which are of relevance to national progress and development. The basic academic units of the University are not single discipline departments but multidisciplinary Schools of Studies. A School has been visualised as a community of scholars from disciplines which are linked with each other organically in terms of their subject-matter and methodology as well as in terms of problem areas.


      The University is ranked #2 by NIRF 2018 and accredited by NAAC at A++ level.


School of Engineering

The School of Engineering offers a five year dual degree programme with BTech in an Engineering discipline, and a Master’s (MS/MTech) programme with specializations in Social Science/Humanities/Science/Technology from July 2018. The thrust areas of the BTech program will cover most of the well-known disciplines of Sciences and Technology. The courses of this programme will consist of Sciences and Engineering including various options such as Communications, Environment, Electronics and Information Technology. Considering the all-pervasive and universal nature of Technology today which cuts across disciplines, viz. Sciences, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, study of Communications, Environment and Information Technology will have to be brought in consonance with the understanding of various aspects of Economics, Commerce, Sociology, Politics, History and Linguistics. Rigorous data analysis (big data analysis, for example) on various social aspects have strengthened our understanding of social behaviour.

        JNU prides itself as the hub of Social and Economic ideas that shape our academia and industry. JNU is also on the forefront of research in Sciences, International Studies, Languages and Linguistics. With these strengths, JNU hopes in conjunction with technology to enable the students to learn and apply technology to the real life problems associated with the Indian society. The new curriculum of the School of Engineering, which integrates both technology and society, has a vision to shape and to provide leadership in imparting knowledge and training to the younger generation.

      The five-year dual degree programme comprises BTech in an engineering discipline and Master’s programme with specialization in Social Science/ Humanities/ Science/ Technology. This is one of the very few programmes in the country, where the student would acquire skills in Technology and its application to a sustainable development of society. 

       In the first half of the dual degree programme, the students would need to do compulsory foundation courses in the areas of basic sciences, humanities, social sciences and engineering sciences apart from the departmental requirements in the core engineering discipline. The students will have options of choosing open category electives from a pool of courses to develop broad inter-disciplinary knowledge base. This will give them an opportunity to pursue MS/MTech in an area outside their parent discipline. The proposed dual degree programme in JNU would be novel in the sense that it would extend an opportunity to the students, especially in the fourth and fifth year of their programme to involve themselves in projects/dissertations and courses on Humanities, International Studies, Sciences, Languages, Linguistics and Social Sciences, in order to understand the demands of such disciplines and acquaint themselves with the frontier areas. For example, the dual degree programme would also try to address the dynamics of economics, physical, biological and environmental phenomena through the prism of engineering. It is a fundamental skill that all successful engineering firms employ in order to retain competitive advantage and market share. The programme would provide students with the tools to optimize profits, minimize costs, analyze various scenarios, forecast fluctuations in business cycles, and more. Also, the proposed programme would offer beyond these goals a set of special skills that would make engineers sensitive to their social and environmental responsibility. The programme would emphasize further that generating returns for society and the larger community is indispensable. With such an engaging and holistic learning approach, students will have the opportunity to become better problem solvers.

Fee Structure:

The tuition fee structure for the students, admitted to the School of Engineering, is as follows.

S. No.

Head of Fee

Odd Semester & Even Semester



Economically Most Backward Students (Income below 1 Lac)

Other Economically Backward Students

(Income 1 Lac to 5 Lac)

Income above 5 Lac



Tuition Fee per semester






The Institute fee structure for all categories of the students, admitted to the School of Engineering, is as follows.

S. No.

Head of Fee

In Rupees


Student Activity Fee (per sem.)



Institute  Development Fund (per sem)



Admission Fee (One Time)



Examination Fee (per year)



Medical Insurance (per year)



Alumni Fee (One Time)



Registration Fee (One Time)



Security Deposit (Refundable: One Time)


Academic Structure:

School of Engineering offers the following TWO Five-year Dual degree* programmes:

(i)                  Computer Science & Engineering

(ii)                Electronics & Communication Engineering


* There will be no exit option available for getting a degree before 5 years.


For details of Course Structure visit:


Rules For Change Branch:
Not applicable.

For details of faculty see the following link:



The details of various services and facilities are available at:


Financial Assistance:
There is no Financial Assistance/Scholarship for 5 year Dual Degree programmes.
Training & Placement:

The details of Placement Cell is available at:


Industry And Alumni Relations:

The details of  Alumni Relations is available at: 


Recreational/Extra Curricular activities:

See the following link for details:


Location and Accessibility:

Our official address:

Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Mehrauli Road

New Delhi-110067


For all admission enquiries
please contact :

Prof. R. K. Agrawal

Dean, School of Engineering

Tel. No. 26738734, 26732231

E-mail : dean_se@mail.jnu.ac.in


How to reach Jawaharlal Nehru University?

From Indira Gandhi International Airport

The University is 10 km from the Indira Gandhi International Airport and can be reached by taxi. 

From New Delhi Railway Station

The University is 15 km from the New Delhi Railway Station and can be reached by taxi or by the bus or by Metro (Yellow line).

From Old Delhi Railway Station

The University is 20 km from the Old Delhi Railway Station and can be reached by taxi or by the Metro (Yellow line)

To locate us, visit:   https://jnu.ac.in/locate-us

Academic Programwise Seats breakup:
Institute CodeProgram CodeAcademic Program NameState/All India SeatsSeat PoolOPENOPEN-PwDGEN-EWSGEN-EWS-PwDSCSC-PwDSTST-PwDOBC-NCLOBC-NCL-PwDTotal(includes Female Supernumerary)
Seat Capacity Female Supernumerary
423 5216 Computer Science and Engineering (5 Years, Bachelor and Master of Technology (Dual Degree)) All India Gender-Neutral 25 1 6 0 8 1 5 0 16 1 63
63 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(including "0" Supernumerary)
423 5234 Electronics and Communication Engineering (5 Years, Bachelor and Master of Technology (Dual Degree)) All India Gender-Neutral 25 1 6 0 8 1 5 0 16 1 63
63 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(including "0" Supernumerary)
     Total Seats 50 2 0 0 16 2 10 0 32 2 126
126 0