This university has been deemed an autonomous one after Act No 30 of the approval of the Andhra Pradesh Legislature known as the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological Universities Act, 2008 which came into force on 18th August, 2008. It is a teaching cum research oriented university consisting of the constituent and affiliated colleges. The main officers and councils of the university are Chancellor, Vice-chancellor, Rector, Executive council and Academic Senate. The Governor of Andhra Pradesh shall be the Chancellor of the university. The first vice-chancellor of the university is Dr.D.N.Reddy a brilliant administrator and widely read scholar.
"Reading makes a man wise" goes a saying. In tune with this, the university library enhances learning through its collection of 20,000 books and subscribes to 95 technical journals. It also has abstracts of 120 journals with the National Centre for Science Information, IISc, Bangalore through INFLIBNET. In addition to this, an audio-visual library is installed containing colour T.V 's and VCR's with video tapes on various subjects. Field-based learning like Current Affairs, Reference services, Online searching are provided. Upgradation plans are also in store like creating a computerized database in the fields of science, Engineering, Technology and Management. Bringing the wealth of knowledge from the comfort of the library to the masses is another venture by its participation in the local area computerized network systems to share information resources.