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The Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU) was established in year 1940 and is located in Hyderabad, Telangana. The university has two colleges that offer various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level programs related to Fine Arts, Planning and Architecture. These are:

  1. College of Fine Arts
  2. School of Planning and Architecture

JNAFAU believes in providing a systematic education in Art and Architecture as per the needs of present society.


JNAFAU Courses

For UG Courses

  • To get admission in JNAFAU, for B.Arch course, candidate must have done 12th with Maths along with NATA/ JEE scorecard.
  • For B.Tech, candidate must have done 12th with score card of EAMCET.
  • For Bachelor in Design, 12th pass and have passed Entrance test taken by University itself.
  • For BFA, the candidate must have completed 12th along with Entrance test by university.

For PG Courses

  • JNAFAU Admissions, for PG courses like M.tech, M.Arch, students must have Bachelor’s degree along with PGECET score card.
  • For PG in BFA in student must have Bachelor’s degree in specific fields such as Sculpture, Painting & Visual Communication, Applied Art & Visual Communication and Painting in addition to Entrance Test by University.

For Ph.D. Courses

JNAFAU also offers Ph.D. program with specialization like:

  • Architecture
  • Urban Planning
  • Building Construction and Management
  • Interior Design
  • Housing & Habitat Studies
  • Environmental Design
  • Applied Arts

To get admission in Doctoral Research programs, students must have Master’s degree with minimum 55% in relevant specialization. In addition, candidate must have cleared Entrance test by University.


JNAFAU Placements

JNAFAU has departments like Industry Consultancy Cell, Quality Improvement Cell and Entrepreneurship Development Cell which helps students to grow themselves to get good jobs and placements. Students get proper training to become professional. In order to achieve professionalism, Students are introduced to workshops, guest lectures and various skill development programs

JNAFAU Scholarships

JNAFAU offers scholarships to students under various schemes. Students who perform well in their studies are granted tuition fee waivers. Also, students who belong to backward class and students with excellent performance in sports are also granted scholarships.


JNAFAU is one of the prestigious Universities which offer courses in Fine Arts and Architecture. The university has 5 departments, such as Architecture, Engineering, Arts, Design and Animation. It imparts degrees in UG, PG and PhD programs and additionally, it also offers PG Diploma & Certificate courses too. 

At UG level, B Tech, B.Arch, BFA and BDes courses are offered by the university. To meet the eligibility criterion for B Tech and B.Arch courses, candidates must pass 10+2 level with PCM as compulsory subjects. For BFA and B.Des students must pass intermediate graduation. To get admission in B.Tech, candidates must secure qualified marks in TS EAMCET. B.Arch admission in JNAFAU is done on the basis of fulfilling the eligibility criteria and followed by the counselling process. Application form for JNAFAU B.Arch and the courses is available on the official website. For admission to BFA & BDS, applicants need to go through entrance exam FADEE to get selected in JNAFAU. 

At PG level JNAFAU offers M.Tech, MFA and M.Arch. To be eligible for M.Tech and M.Arch, students must complete B.Tech and B.Arch. Selection will be granted on the basis of a valid score in TS PGECET. For MFA, applicants should qualify BFA. For selection, students need to appear for an entrance exam conducted by the JNAFAU followed by an interview process. 

Candidates seeking admission in JNAFAU PhD course, must qualify MFA in applied Arts with 55% marks in aggregate. The selection process is based on a valid entrance exam score followed by an interview. Students who have already scored in UGC-NET/JRF, are exempted from the entrance test

JNAFAU B.Arch Admission Criteria 2022

Indian Applicants 

  • The applicants have to be an Indian national and complete 10+2 (K12) level of education with PCM as main subjects. 
  • They are also required to satisfy the domicile of A.P. or ‘local resident’ requirement.

international Applicants: Eligibility criteria for these students is based on their scores at 10+2 level and in PCM.

Upon fulfilling the above conditions, JNAFAU B.Arch applicants are shortlisted for counselling at. 

JNAFAU B.Arch Counselling

JNAFAU officially conducts Counselling in Telangana for B.Arch admission. In 2020, JNAFAU issued the notification for Phase I – B.Arch Counselling on November 17. Counselling is conducted in the following series of events:

  • Online registration for document uploading and college selection begins after the official notification is released. 
  • The preliminary round for verification of scanned documents cum certificates is conducted across JNAFAU affiliated colleges. Last year for the first time, this round was conducted online amid COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Within 18 days, the State Architecture Ranking (SAR) list is released. In 2020, the rank or merit list was prepared on the basis on:
    • 50% of NATA scores 
    • JEE Main Paper 2 rank is also included, if candidates qualify for it. 
    • 50% of class XII marks
  • Colleges release the list of provisionally selected students for Phase I. In 2020, a time period of 2 day’s was given to applicants for completing their final admission formalities.
  • This was followed by the release of Phase II list.

TS B.Arch State Rank 2020

In 2020, names of 1151 qualified students were released for 805 seats. The highest score recorded in SAR was 90.75, for NATA 2020 was 177/200 and JEE Main (Paper 2) was 249/500 for B.Arch admission. 

Those applicants whose names appeared in SAR, had to login in to TS B.Arch portal and select their choice of colleges. 

  • The applicants could see the seat availability in JNAFAU affiliated colleges for B.Arch admissions after logging in. 
  • They had to choose their college(s) of choice in order of ranking and lock the choices within the assigned time.
  • Colleges then released the names of candidates as per seat availability for Phase I. 
  • Within 2 days of release of the first list, applicants had to report to the college with their call letter and complete the admission formalities. 

Check: Comparison Between NATA and JEE Main for B.Arch Admission

JNAFAU B.Arch Course Highlights

B.Arch course is 5 years long and is offered across 11 affiliated colleges of JNAFAU. The other details are:

  • Highest number of seats (i.e. 120 seats) are available at Sri Venkateswara College of Architecture, Hyderabad as per CoA approval.
  • Total fee for B.Arch course varies between INR 65,000 to INR 97,000 per annum.
  • More than 90% of the students get internship opportunities each year.
  • Placements are between 30-40% in top companies like DLF. The highest CTC varies from INR 4 - 5 LPA. 
  • There are 07 specializations offered in B.Arch. They are as follows:
Architecture Housing Urban & Regional Planning Landing Architecture
Environmental Design Urban Design Conservation -

JNAFAU B.Arch Application Process

In order to participate in Counselling conducted for B.Arch Admission in Telangana, applicants have to follow the steps for applying online:

  • Applicants whose names reflect in SAR have to register for counselling on https://barchadm.tsche.ac.in/.
  • They must complete the first step for generating login id and password.
  • With the credentials applicants can fill in their basic information.
  • The second step includes uploading of documents and certificates.
    • Recent photograph
    • Signature 
    • NATA score card
    • JEE Main score card (if required)
  • Finally, the applicants will have to give details of their academic background (class VI to XII), NATA/ JEE Main score details and domicile proofs.
  • Upon submitting these details, applicants will have to pay the requisite fee. 
    • General & OBC candidates: INR 1500
    • SC & ST candidates: INR 800

Documents Required at the time of Counselling:

  • Hall Ticket of NATA/JEE Main exam
  • Score card of NATA/JEE Main exam
  • Marksheet or Certificates of Intermediate (10+2)
  • Class X Marksheet for Proof of DOB
  • Certificates of classes VI-XII
  • Transfer / Migration Certificate (if required)
  • Residence Proof Certificate (of minimum 10 years)
  • Parents’ Income Certificate
  • Reservation Certificate / PH Certificate / Other Reserved Categories Certificate
  • Category Certificate

JNAFAU BFA & B.Des Admission 2022

As per the admission criteria, applicants must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Applicants should have passed 10+2, and pursued any stream in +2 (K12). 
  • Should be an Indian citizen, and should fulfil the criteria of being a ‘local’ residing in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Also applicants have to qualify the FADEE exam conducted by JNAFAU. It is conducted for both BFA and B.Des courses.

JNAFAU Interior Designing Entrance Exam

The entrance exam for B.Des is different from the BFA entrance exam. The exam is a mix of both objective and descriptive type questions. The paper consists of the following topics:

Topics  Marks 
GK & Current Affairs 20 marks
General Art  20 marks
Communication Skills  50 marks
Illustrative, Analytical and Design Ability 50 marks
Memory Drawing  30 marks
Colour Coordination 30 marks
Total  200 marks

JNAFAU sets the entrance exam for B.Des with a mix of both modern and abstract art. In order to get admission to B.Des, applicants should score 180/200. An admission list is generated by combining scores in FADEE and class XII.

Check: JNAFAU Interior Designing Model Test Paper

JNAFAU BFA Entrance Exam 2020

Last year, JNAFAU BFA entrance exam was conducted in the 1st week of November. It is of 100 marks and has MCQ, descriptive and illustration type questions. BFA is usually scheduled for two days: 

  • One day is for Applied Art, Painting & Sculpture applicants. Entrance is common and same for these three specializations.
  • Second day is exclusively for Photography. 
  • Applicants applying for Applied Art, Painting, Sculpture and Animation. have to appear for Paper A, B & C. 
  • Applicants applying for Photography will have to sit for Paper D and E.
  • Following table is a break-up of all the papers tested:
Paper Code Paper Name Total Marks Duration 
Paper A Memory Drawing & Colouring 100 1 hour 30 minutes
Paper B Objective Type 50 50 minutes
Paper C Object Drawing 100 1 hour 30 minutes
Paper D Composition & Visual Communication 100 1 hour 30 minutes
Paper E Objective Type 50 50 minutes

JNAFAU BFA Entrance Exam Model Papers

The model entrance exam papers are given below specialization wise:

  • BFA in Applied Art, Painting & Sculpture
  • BFA in Photography

JNAFAU B.Tech Admission 2022

Admission criteria for B.Tech at JNAFAU is as follows:

  • Applicants must have studied 10+2 from a recognized Board with PCM as core subjects. 
  • Also they must qualify for the TS EAMCET exam to be called for the counselling round. 

JNAFAU B.Tech Course Highlights:

  • This is a 4 year, full time, self-financed course offered at JNAFAU.
  • Admissions usually begin in the month of August each year and the fee is INR 50,000 p.a. Check: JNAFAU B.Tech Fee.
  • There are 160 seats offered only at Aurora’s Design Academy, Hyderabad.
  • Moreover, there are 03 main specializations for applicants to choose from. They are:
    • Digital Techniques for Design and Planning: 60 seats
    • Planning: 40 seats
    • Facilities and Services Planning: 60 seats 
  • Applications are accepted commonly through TS EAMCET portal only.

JNAFAU M.Tech & M.Arch Admission 2022

Admission criteria for the following courses are as follows:

M.Tech: Applicants must have B.Arch / B.Tech (Civil) / Masters in Economics or Geography, from a recognized university.

M.Arch: Candidates should have completed B.Arch from a recognized university, to be eligible to apply for admission.

Selection Criteria is common for both the courses:

  • The above given degree holders can apply for the PGECET exam.
  • Upon qualifying the entrance exam, students will be called for the Counselling round.
  • Colleges affiliated to JNAFAU would offer admission based on Counselling.


JNAFAU M.Tech & M.Arch Course Details:

  • Both M.Tech and M.Arch courses are 2 years long and are full time.
  • Admission commences from August or September each year for these courses.
  • There are 40 seats for M.Arch and 25 seats for M.Tech.
  • The fee is INR 1.40 Lakhs for both the courses. Check: JNAFAU Fee
  • The following specializations are available:
    • M.Tech: Planning
    • M.Arch: Interior Design | Environmental Architecture 

JNAFAU MFA Admission 2022

MFA course at JNAFAU is offered both full time and part time. There are 56 seats for MFA admission. JNAFAU MFA Fee is INR 56,000 p.a. There are various specializations available. They are:

Regular MFA Specializations:

  • Applied Art & Visual Communication: 20 seats
  • Photography & Media Communication: 15 seats
  • Painting & Visual Communication: 15 seats
  • Sculpture: 6 seats

Part time MFA Specializations:

  • Applied Art & Visual Communication: 15 seats
  • Photography & Media Communication: 15 seats

JNAFAU MFA Admission Criteria

  • Applicants who have studied three years BFA in the corresponding specialization, are eligible for admission.
  • The selection would depend upon the applicant’s entrance scores. The entrance is conducted by JNAFAU. 
  • Shortlisted candidates would also be called for an interview.

JNAFAU MFA Entrance Details

The following criteria needs to be fulfilled in order to be selected for the choice of specialization:

  • There is a bifurcation of 30 marks questions for MCQs (subject specific) and 50 marks for 1 question in practical exam.
  • Total duration of the entrance exam is 3 hours and 45 minutes.

JNAFAU Phd Admission 2022

This is a 4 year long programme, offering only one specialization - Applied Art. JNAFAU Phd Fee is INR 20,000 p.a. 

Admission Criteria:

  • Applicants must hold an MFA degree in Applied Arts with at least 55% aggregate in order to apply for admissions.
  • Admission selections are based on entrance scores followed by an interview.
  • Entrances conducted at national level are also accepted like - UGC-NET / JRF.

JNAFAU Online Application

Applicants have to apply online if they wish to apply for admission to JNAFAU courses. The courses which require national level entrance exams accept common applications. While those who would appear for the FADEE or JNAFAU entrance exams will have to apply through JNAFAU website. The following instructions for submitting applications are as follows:

  • Log on to the official website of JNAFAU at https://www.jnafau.ac.in/.
  • Click on apply and register for credentials generation.
  • Register using a valid email id and create a password.
  • Upon receiving credentials, log in to access the application.
  • Fill in the details with course choices.
  • Attach relevant documents and pictures of the portfolio.
  • Pay the requisite fee, check all details and submit the application.

Documents Required:

  • Hall ticket number of the qualifying examination (class X / XII / graduation / masters)
  • Name & Date of Birth (from 10th Class Memo or Equivalent Certificate) 
  • Caste Certificate (SC/ST/OBC) issued by MRO
  • PH, NCC, Sports, CAP Certificate as issued by competent authority
  • Income Certificate of parents
  • Study / bonafide certificate or Residence Certificate for proof of local status (from study / bonafide certificates issued by School / College)
  • Aadhar Card
  • Recent passport size digital color photograph (file size less than 100KB in JPEG file format)
  • Signature of candidate

JNAFAU Application Process 2022

The university offers online mode of application to the candidates. Follow the steps given below:

  • Go to the official university website, and click on the ‘Click Here to Apply Online’ tab.
  • A new page will open where candidate must next click on Click Here to Apply Online.
  • Fill the form, upload passport size photograph and signature and click on Submit to submit the application.
  • Click on Pay button and pay the application fees via Debit Card/Credit Card or Net Banking.
  • Download the final submitted application form.

Application Fees: INR 1500 (for General Candidates) and INR 800 (for SC/ST Candidates)

JNAFAU Admission Reservation

Admission enrollments at JNAFAU depend upon the reservation of seats as per the guidelines. There are 85% seats reserved for local candidates who were admitted in the following institutions previously:

  • Andhra University Area (Andhra)
  • Osmania University Area (Telangana)
  • Sri Venkateswara University Area (Rayalaseema) 

Fees and Eligibility

B.F.A 20000/Yearly
B.Arch 60000/Yearly
B.Tech 50000/Yearly
M.Tech 70000/Yearly
Ph.D 25000/Yearly
Ph.D 25000/Yearly


Admission Content

Entrance Exam :TS PGECET
Mode of Application :Online
Application Fee :General & OBC candidates: INR 1500 SC & ST candida Admission Process :Applicants whose names reflect in SAR have to register for counselling on https://barchadm.tsche.ac.in/. They must complete the first step for generating login id and password. With the credentials applicants can fill in their basic information. The secon
Placements :Yes
Scholarship Schemes :JNAFAU offers scholarships to students under various schemes. Students who perform well in their studies are granted tuition fee waivers. Also, students who belong to backward class and students with excellent performance in sports are also granted schola
Specializations : Architecture and Fine Arts University
Intake :TS PGECET/ UGC-NET/JRF JEE Main Tuition Fee :N/A

Admission CutOff Criteria


TS-EAMCET Cut Off Round

Round 1
Courses General SC ST BCB BCA BCD BCE
male female male female male female male female male female male female male female
B.Tech Planning
95242 37688 120937 - 68053 - - 104824 - 80702 - 75938 - -
B.Tech Digital Techniques
116393 117605 125016 115210 125210 - 117979 104168 91475 101782 115535 117820 - 108095
B.Tech Facilities and Services Planning


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