Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada (JNTU Kakinada) is a public (state government) university, located in Kakinada, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. JNTU Kakinada was originally ‘The College of Engineering, Vizagpatnam’ at the time of its establishment in the year 1946 by Government of the Composite Madras State and elevated as JAWAHARLAL NEHRU TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY KAKINADA On 20th August, 2008 by the Act No. 30 of 2008. It is one of India's leading educational universities focusing on engineering. The university has been accredited by the National Board of Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of University Grants Commission (UGC) with 'A' grade. The university has been consistently ranked as the second best university in the state of Andhra Pradesh after Andhra University and as one of the premiere public technological universities across India.

JNTU Kakinada is known for its EAMCET entrance test where over 250,000 students take the test every year for admission into undergraduate engineering courses. JNTUK also conducts prestigious recruitment examinations for AP Police Recruitment Board, AP Transco, AP Genco, etc.

JNTUK has more than 250 Engineering, Pharmacy and Business Management Colleges under its jurisdiction from Srikakulam District to Prakasam District. JNTU Kakinada has three constituent colleges of Engineering, one at Kakinada and the others at Vizianagaram and Narasaraopet.

The University College of Engineering Kakinada stood first in the state and fourteenth in the Country for the effective utilization of the funds under TEQIP phase-I. All the Engineering Departments of the College has been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) of AICTE. The Tata Consultancy Services has accredited this College as a premier institution with A grade. The Wipro Ltd has accredited this college as Trusted Academic Partner.Several other companies like Honeywell, Infosys, Accenture, Larsen & Toubro, etc have also accredited this college.