Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences

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Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences
Former name
Karunya University
MottoArise and Shine
TypeDeemed to be University
Established1986; 32 years ago (1986)
FoundersD.G.S. Dhinakaran, Paul Dhinakaran
ChancellorPaul Dhinakaran[1]
Vice-ChancellorP. Mannar Jawahar[2]
Location, ,
CampusRural
AffiliationsUGC, NAAC
Websitekarunya.edu

Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, formerly Karunya University, is a private residential institute deemed to be university in Coimbatore, India. It was founded by D. G. S. Dhinakaran and his son Paul Dhinakaran.

Activities[edit]

The Evangeline Memorial South India Tournament is organized annually in mid September. Karunya is a team in all the games among the entire league of Tamil Nadu engineering colleges.

Accreditation[edit]

Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences was accredited in 2014 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a A grade.[3]

Rankings[edit]

University and College rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2018)[4]101–150
NIRF (Universities) (2018)[5]89
Engineering – India
NIRF (2018)[6]72

The university was ranked 89 among universities in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018,[5] in the 101–150 band overall[4] and 72 in the engineering rankings.[6]

Controversy[edit]

In November 2017, Karunya was ordered to close two off-campus centres in Periyanaickenpalayam, which was opened without permission. In addition, a letter from the UGC showed that Karunya has not renewed its deemed-to-be-university status, which as expired in 2007.[7] The institute has agreed to close the centres, leaving 750 students to find other solutions, since the courses they were pursuing, management, science and social science courses, are not offered at Karunya's main campus. The UGC had also formed a committee of experts to inspect the institution.[8] As of April 2018, Karunya is still listed as deemed-to-be-university in the UGC's website.[9]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 10°56′19″N 76°44′48″E / 10.93861°N 76.74667°E / 10.93861; 76.74667

  1. ^ "Profile of Dr. Paul Dhinakaran :: Jesus Calls Ministries | Prayer Tower Online". www.jesuscalls.org. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  2. ^ "VC Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  3. ^ "List of Institutions Accredited by NAAC (1st Cycle) (on 24th September 2014)" (PDF). 24 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  5. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  6. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  7. ^ "Karunya Univ to shut off-campus centres - Times of India". The Times of India. 19 November 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Karunya Univ to shut its illegal off-campus centres by Dec-end - Times of India". The Times of India. 10 December 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Deemed Universities in Tamil Nadu". www.ugc.ac.in. Retrieved 15 April 2018.