1. What is affiliation and autonomous?
A degree for a graduate programme can only be awarded by a University. When the demand from the society is more, university takes the help of private institutions, to offer its programmes to larger numbers.
University grants affiliation to such institutions, to conduct programmes as per its curriculum, regulations and calendar. The affiliated institutions with their infrastructure and qualified faculty conducts these programmes as per university norms, including examinations as per university. Evaluation, declaration of results, issue of marks memos are done by the university. It confers degree to successful students approved programmes.
An autonomous institution is an affiliated institution with an academic freedom to design and implement its own curriculum, regulations, syllabus, academic calendar, examinations, declare results and issue marks memos for the affiliating university to issue the final degree. Autonomous status is granted by University Grants Commission.(UGC)
2. Who issues the degree to GRIET students?
GRIET, since establishment in 1997, is affiliated to JNTUH and it is conferred with autonomous status by UGC in 2014-15 for six years. As an autonomous institute GRIET exercises its academic freedom to design and implement its own curriculum, regulations, syllabus, academic calendar, examinations, declare results and issue marks memos every semester, CMM and Provisional Certificate. It's affiliating university JNTUH issues the final degree for all the programmes of GRIET.
3. Who regulates GRIET engineering programmes?
All GRIET programmes are approved by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi.
All the above programmes are affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University Hyderabad (JNTU) Hyderabad.
GRIET and its programmes are recognised by the Telangana State Higher Education Council.
GRIET fee structure is decided by the Telangana State Fee Regulatory Committee.