In all, 1,500 students from 42 engineering and technical colleges in the three north coastal districts are participating in the 5th JNTU-Kakinada zonal inter-collegiate sports meet.
The even commenced at Avanthi Institute of Engineering and Technology and Avanthi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences near Tagarapuvalasa on Friday.
Minister for HRD Ganta Srinivasa Rao inaugurated the meet. Anakapalle MP and chairman of Avanthi group of institutes M. Srinivasa Rao presided. Vice-Chancellor in-charge of JNTU-K B. Prabhakara Rao was among others present. The meet will conclude on Sunday.