The Education Minister in Telangana requested an amendment to the Telangana State Private Universities Act for approval from the State Assembly. The government decided to include five private universities after receiving recommendations from an expert committee. These universities include NICMAR University of Construction Studies, MNR University, Guru Nanak University, Sreenidhi University, and Kaveri University. The amendment was introduced on September 13, 2022.
Guru Nanak University is only nine months old, but claims to offer over 125 courses and have 15 centers of excellence. They have also started PhD admissions from the current academic year. Sreenidhi University offers only a few courses in computer science engineering. The university does not claim to have been established under the Telangana State Private Universities Act on their website.