With the objective of providing a systematic education in Art and Architecturecatering to the present needs of society Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University was established by Act of Andhra Pradesh State Legislature No. 31 of 2008. India is very rich in its culture and heritage and has a great mythological background. Its culture and philosophy are highly regarded and valued by the rest of the world. Art and Architecture play an important role the cultural context. JNAFA University is the first of its kind in the entire country and was established in Andhra Pradesh/Telangana with headquarters at Mahavir Marg, Masab Tank, Hyderabad. It is highly specialized and focuses on the fine arts and the built environment. The traditional disciplines in these fields like architecture, painting, sculpture, applied art and photography have been offered for several decades now. In addition, new departments in the creative fields have been added, in response to development in technology and changes in society. These are urban and regional Planning, facilities and services planning, digital techniques, interior design and animation.
Situated in the busy urban area of the city, the college has its own sprawling campus, buildings, workshops, library, Computer Labs & required amenities. It also has a Boys Hostel located centrally near Abids.
The broad scope of creative faculties under its umbrella makes the position of the University unique. In addition, the University has collaboration with other institutions which are based on industry needs and seek to inculcate skills to make students employment-ready.These are VFX, Film and Media, Fashion Design etc.,
<span">The University has developed a strong regional position and offer courses at postgraduate level in almost all its departments. It has also emerged as an important centre for research with several registered scholars.
The alumni of the College who have occupied prestigious and responsible positions in various organisations stand as unique testimony to the college.