K L University

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K L University
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Motto To impart quality higher education and to undertake research and extension with emphasis on application and innovation that cater to the emerging societal needs through all-round development of students of all sections enabling them to be globally competitive and socially responsible citizens with intrinsic values.
Established 1980
Type Deemed university
Chancellor Gouranga Lal Datta
President Koneru Satyanarayana
Vice-Chancellor R. Sreehari Rao
Principal A. Anand Kumar
Students 8000+
Undergraduates 7500+
Location Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Campus Suburban
Former names Koneru Lakshmaiah College of Engineering
Nickname KLU
Mascot KLUian
Affiliations UGC
Website www.kluniversity.in

K L University, officially the Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, is a deemed university located in the Vaddeswaram Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh, India. K L University consists of 11 academic departments and six schools, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological research.[1]

Established in 1980, the college is located on a 100-acre (40 ha) site adjacent to Buckingham Canal, and is about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Vijayawada in Krishna District and 20 km from Guntur City. The institution is recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi, has been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation, and is certified by ISO 9001 - 2000. It has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council with an A grade.

History[edit]

This university is popular in India, it is awarded as the "BEST PRIVATE UNIVERSITY" in South India[2] and there are nearly 600 research scholars so far in the university, it was rated with 'A' GRADE University in India. The college was established in 1980 at Vaddeswaram by the late Sri Koneru Lakshmaiah and Sri K. Satyanarayana. Sri K. Lakshmaiah, who graduated from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, came up with the idea of establishing an engineering college in order to rectify the local scarcity of engineers.

One of the main objectives of establishing the institute was to develop facilities of education in a variety of specialized engineering and technological sciences. Establishing adequate facilities for postgraduate studies and research was a focal point for the founding years. The institute has recorded 100% placements for the past eight consecutive years. affiliated to Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, the college was granted autonomy in 2006.[3] It has acquired the status of deemed university in 2009,[3] and is now known as Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation.[4]

Departments[edit]

The college was started with four streams in 1980, but now offers nine programmes in the undergraduate courses and five programmes in post-graduate courses. KLU is the first engineering college in Andhra Pradesh to start an Industrial and Production Engineering branch in undergraduate courses and to have an NBA accreditation for Biotechnology. It has a plinth area of 38,045 square metres (409,510 sq ft). The college has three computer centres catering to the computing needs of the students and staff.

Campus[edit]

K L University's 100-acre (40 ha) campus is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Vijayawada and 20 km form Guntur City, on the banks of the Buckingham Canal of Krishna River. The developed area is approximately 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m2).[3] According to sports courts in KLUniversity: We have a indoor stadium in that 4 wooden synthetic badminton courts are there,table tennis are in indoor stadium only and all indoor sports like chess caroms and all are in indoor stadium first floor In college we are having separate Football and Cricket grounds for athletics also having separate ground. Coming to out door we are having separate courts for all types of games like basket ball,tennis,net ball,through ball and all In KLUniversity they are making two new synthetic tennis courts in high level foot ball court also synthetic and nice court

Executives[edit]

Schools[edit]

College of Engineering for BTech[edit]

Post Graduate Programs[edit]

M.Tech Duration : 2 Years with following specializations[edit]

  • Bio Technology
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Computer Networks & Security
  • Communication & Radar Systems
  • Power Systems
  • Power Electronics & Drives
  • Signal Processing
  • Mechatronics
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Non Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Polymer Science and Technology
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Wireless Communication & Radar Systems
  • Structural Engineering
  • VLSI
  • Embedded Systems
  • Microwave and Radar Engineering

K L University Business School (KLUBS)[edit]

http://www.kluniversity.in/mba/default.aspx

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) 2 Years with following specializations
  • Business Administration
  • Technology Management
  • Health Care & Hospital Management
  • B.Com. (Hons.) in Accounting and Finance Duration : 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC): 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM) Duration : 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with MBA Duration : 5 Years

College of Sciences & Humanities[edit]

  • Department of Computer Applications
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of English
  • Basic Engineering Sciences

Academic Staff College[edit]

see this for Academic Staff College

http://www.kluniversity.in/staffclg/events.aspx

Others[edit]

  • Agro-technology
  • Bio-Technology
  • Micro-Biology

Academic Research Division[edit]

Applications in the prescribed form are invited semester wise from the eligible candidates for admission into M.Phil./Ph.D. (Full and Part-time) programmes in the following disciplines: you can see this link: http://www.kluniversity.edu.in/arp/default.aspx

  • Ph. D in Engineering

Bio-Technology, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communications Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering.

  • M.Phil. or Ph.D. in Sciences, Management & Humanities

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Management, Commerce & English

Student life[edit]

Cultural activities such as dancing ,singing and dramas also feature in the life of a KLU student. The annual cultural festival, Surabhi, is held in February. It is a two-day event, featuring games, exhibitions, competitions and musical concerts.

The annual Science & Technology national level festival of KLUniversity, Samyak, is held in October every year and is one of the largest of its kind in Andhra Pradesh. It comprises various events like competitions, exhibits and talks from guest speakers from around the world.

These college festivals are organized, financially managed and conducted entirely by the students of University. All these festivals and organizations are sponsored by private enterprises.

Apart from cultural and technological activities, students actively involve in various 'social outreach' activities with the help of generous funding provided by Center for Extension Activities of K L University.

The university houses several hobby clubs and forums like Women's forum, LINUX groups etc.

Academics[edit]

K L University knowledge-base stems from the presence of eminent and highly qualified academic staff that brings with them rich industrial, research and teaching experience. The average age of faculty is about 35 years. The wisdom, vision and values they impart to the students go a long way in making the students successful professionals. http://www.kluniversity.in/faculty.aspx The faculty to student ratio is 1:13. Faculty of the college number 617, out of which 187 are doctorates and more than 140 are pursuing their PhD.

The Freshman Engineering Department helps first-year undergraduate students adapt to the requirements of technical education. The Institute has a Communication and Soft Skills (CSS) Department, headed by professors and having more than twenty faculty members.

The Institute offers Bridge Courses to the students coming from disadvantaged backgrounds to make them competent to take up the courses on a par with other students. Emphasis is given on participation in the Hobby clubs. The Institute is recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by DSIR, Government of India for its research environment.

Administration[edit]

Every department has 24 committees which administer activities and students are members of these committees. There is an advisory board in every school with academicians from IITs and foreign universities and eminent personalities from industry.

An entrepreneurship cell is established in the Institute in association with IIT Madras to guide students who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs.

Student Housing[edit]

Separate hostel facilities are available for both male and female students.

The girls hostel is with in the campus and houses 1024 with a capacity of 1192 with 500 rooms. Different rooms accommodating 2 per room, 3 per room with attached toilets as well as A.C. rooms are also available. Suite rooms with modern furniture and separate study room are also available.

The Boys Hostel is at a short walk from the university accommodating 1957 students with a capacity of 2040 with 780 rooms. Different rooms accommodating 2 per room, 3 per room with attached toilets as well as A.C. rooms are also available.

Facilities in Hostel[edit]

Non Protected drinking water, state-of-the-art kitchen, dining hall, newspapers, telephones, toilets and bathrooms are well maintained. Every student in the hostel is provided with a cot, study table, chair and a rack. Fan and light are also provided in each room. Wifi enabled with limited access.

Industry Interaction[edit]

The Institute is a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The Institute has signed memorandums of understanding with national and multinational industries, which allows the students to visit the industries to earn practical experience. The institute has an Industrial Relations and Placements Department with offices in cities in India that oversee the industry-Institution interaction and placements.

Companies have established a "virtual industry" on campus which allow the students of the Institute to do the industry projects within the campus. Full-semester industrial training is mandatory for the students through Practice School.

Accreditation[edit]

This university was given deemed status under u/s 3 of UGC Act 1956. It is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of UGC as ‘A’ Grade with a CGPA of 3.12 on a 4-point scale. It is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, and accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). It is an ISO 9001 - 2000 Certified Institution, and has been autonomous since 2006.

Research groups[edit]

In order to enhance R & D and consultancy activities within the university, 49 faculty research groups are functioning effectively. These groups also deliver quality courses and take research into the classroom. Each group is headed by a Senior Professor with a Ph.D. These are actively involved in setting research labs and also obtaining the funded Research and Consultancy projects from research organization and industries. Being an young institution, research activities in some departments are plentiful. However quality of research is maintained under the purview of research groups.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schools". kluniversity.in. K L University. 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Prime Time Research Media Private Limited Rewards the Best Educational Institutions". i-Newswire. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Introduction to K L U". kluniversity.in. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  4. ^ ":::Deemed University - University Grants Commission :::". ugc.ac.in. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 

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