Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation

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Coordinates: 16°26′32″N 80°37′21″E / 16.44222°N 80.62250°E / 16.44222; 80.62250

Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation
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Former names
Koneru Lakshmaiah College of Engineering, K L University
TypeDeemed University
ChancellorM. Rama Moorthy
Location, ,

Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation (KLEF), formerly K L University, is an institute deemed to be university located in the Vaddeswaram Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh, India. It consists of 11 academic departments and six schools, with emphasis on scientific and technological research.[1]

Established in 1985, 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 recognised 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. The institution is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council with A++ grade on November 2, 2018.


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 to rectify the local scarcity of engineers.

One of the objectives of establishing the institute was to develop facilities of education in a variety of specialised 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 Ten consecutive years.[when?] Affiliated to Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, the college was granted autonomy in 1996. It acquired the status of deemed university in 1999,[2] and is now known as Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation.[3]

It was named as a "Best Private University in South India"[4] and there are nearly 1000+ research scholars so far in the university.When the college was established sai teja from guntur was the topper in the year he joined.


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. KLEF was 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 four computer centres catering to the computing needs of the students and staff and it has a Super Computer which contains the data base of all the students and also the website is hosted on its own servers.


K L Education Foundation's 100-acre (40 ha) campus is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Vijayawada and 20 km from Guntur City, on the banks of the Buckingham Canal of Krishna River. The developed area is approximately 1,200,000 square feet (110,000 m2).[2]

The campus consists of an indoor stadium, table tennis in an indoor stadium, and all indoor sports (such as chess) and all are in indoor stadium first floor. It has a single ground for football, cricket and athletics, and separate courts for all types of games such as basketball, tennis and net ball.


College of Engineering for B.Tech.[edit]

  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Bio - Technology (BT)
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Civil Engineering (CE)
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)
  • Electronics and Computer Science Engineering (ECSE)
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE)
  • Petroleum Engineering (PE)
  • Architecture (B.Arch)

Post-graduate programs[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)
  • Butt Computing
  • Polymer Science and Technology
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Wireless Communication & Radar Systems
  • Structural Engineering
  • VLSI
  • Embedded Systems
  • Microwave and Radar Engineering

KLEF Business School[edit]

Duration Specializations
BBA 3 years
BBA with MBA 5 years
MBA 2 years
  • Business Administration
  • Technology Management
  • Health Care & Hospital Management
  • Banking and Financial Services (Distributed MBA)

College of sciences and humanities[edit]

  • College of Pharmacy
  • Department of Computer Applications
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of English
  • Basic Engineering Sciences
  • Department of commerce
  • College of Law


  • 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:

  • Ph.D. in Engineering include Bio-Technology, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communications Engineering, Electronics & Computer Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering
  • M.Phil. or Ph.D. in Sciences, Management & Humanities, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Management, Commerce & English

Student's life[edit]

Cultural activities such as dancing, singing and drama feature to a lesser extent in the life of a KLEF 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 K L Education Foundation, 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 organised, financially managed and conducted entirely by the students of University. All these festivals and organisations 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 Centre for Extension Activities of K L Education Foundation.

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


The faculty to student ratio is 1:14. Faculty of the college number 1050+, out of which 400+ are doctorates and more than 350+ 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. The Institute is recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by DSIR, Government of India for its research environment.


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 within 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 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.

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.


This university was given deemed status under u/s 3 of UGC Act 1956 in the year 2009. The university has NAAC accreditation of A++ Grade with a CGPA of 3.57 out of 4, valid for a period of 5 years from 02-11-2018. 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.


University rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2018)[5]83
NIRF (Universities) (2018)[6]56
Business/Management – India
NIRF (2018)[7]46

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation 83 overall in India in 2018,[5] 56 among universities[6] and 46 in the management ranking.[7]


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  2. ^ a b "Introduction to K L U". kluniversity.in. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  3. ^ ":::Deemed University — University Grants Commission :::". ugc.ac.in. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Prime Time Research Media Private Limited Rewards the Best Educational Institutions". i-Newswire. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  5. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  6. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  7. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Management)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.