With the objective of providing a systematic education in Art and Architecture, catering 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 in 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.

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 Boy’s 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 seeks to inculcate skills to make students employment-ready. These are VFX, Film and Media, Event Management, etc. It has also emerged as an important center for research with several registered scholars.