K L University

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

K L University
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Former names
Koneru Lakshmaiah College of Engineering
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.
Type Deemed university
Established 1980
Affiliation UGC
Chancellor Dr. M. Rama Moorthy
Pro Vice-Chancellor A.V.S.Prasad
Students 15000+
Undergraduates 10000+
Location vaddeswaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
Campus Suburban
Nickname KLU
Mascot KLUian
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 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. It has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council with an A grade.


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 as an '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 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 eight consecutive years. Affiliated to Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, the college was granted autonomy in 1996. It has acquired the status of deemed university in 1999,[3] and is now known as Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation.[4]


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 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.


K L University's 60-acre (24 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 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m2).[3] According to sports courts in K L University: We have an 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. 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.

On 4 December 2016, University students from Tanzania was accused to participate in a brawl with locals and 5 students were arrested.


College of Engineering for B.Tech.[edit]

  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Bio - Technology (BT)
  • 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(Barch).

aeronautical engineering

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) ◾Cloud Computing ◾Polymer Science and Technology ◾Computational Intelligence ◾Wireless Communication & Radar Systems ◾Structural Engineering ◾VLSI ◾Embedded Systems ◾Microwave and Radar Engineering

KLU Business School[edit]

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)[edit]

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with MBA Duration : 5 Years[edit]

Master of Business Administration (MBA) 2 Years with following specialisations[edit]

  • Business Administration
  • Technology Management
  • Health Care & Hospital Management
  • Banking and Financial Services (Distributed MBA)

College of Sciences & Humanities[edit]

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

Academic Staff College[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:

  • 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's life[edit]

Cultural activities such as dancing, singing and drama feature to a lesser extent 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 K L University, 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 University.

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


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. The Institute is recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by DSIR, Government of India for its research environment.

But Unfortunately some of the faculty being recruited here were not being professional and also confining their knowledge to only a particular area of their interest. They were ordered to teach for other areas of subjects which they don't even know what it is.


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. 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.

Notable Alumni[edit]

Prasad V. Potluri, a well known serial entrepreneur founded Procon, Inc. and Albion Orion Company LLC in Michigan. He also cofounded IREVNA Ltd which was acquired by CRISIL Ltd. an S&P company.

Research groups[edit]

In order to enhance R & D and consultancy activities within the university, 49 faculty research groups are functioning effectively. 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 organisation and industries. Being a young institution, research activities in some departments are plentiful. However quality of research is maintained under the purview of research groups.


  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 "Introduction to K L U". kluniversity.in. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  4. ^ ":::Deemed University — University Grants Commission :::". ugc.ac.in. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2011.