Koneru Lakshmaiah College of Engineering was established in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh in 1980. Three years later, the institute was declared as a deemed university by the Government of India. The name was consequently changed to Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation – K.L. University (KLU). It is headed by Mr. Satyanarayana Koneru.
At the under-graduate level, the institute offers bachelors in technology (B.Tech.) in bio-technology, civil engineering, computer science and engineering, mechanical engineering, electronics and communication engineering, etc. The institute also offers non-engineering courses like bachelors in commerce (B.Com), bachelors in journalism and mass communication (BJMC) and bachelors in hotel management and catering technology (BHMCT). At the post-graduate level, it offers masters in technology (M.Tech.) in bio-technology, computer science and engineering, computer networks and security, communication and radar system, power electronics and drives, signal processing, cloud computing, embedded systems, mechatronics, thermal engineering, VLSI, structural engineering, etc. It also offers masters in business administration (MBA) in technology management, health care & hospital management and masters in arts (English).
Students attend extra classes for improving their reasoning skills. These are held by the institute’s department of communication and soft skills (CSS). KLU was accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of India with “A” grade.
For admission, the university mainly prefers candidates who have obtained a good rank in its own test – KLUEEE. Admission is also open to top rankers of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)–Main, JEE-Advance and Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET).
The institute at present has around 9,000 students and more than 625 faculty members. More than 200 faculty members are PhD degree holders. Industry experts visit the campus regularly to deliver guest lectures.
KLU has huge conference halls, an open air theatre with a capacity of 4,500 people, separate hostel facility for 2,500 boys and 1,500 girls, and a massive library having 28,098 titles and 108,533 total volumes of books with a seating capacity of 800 people.
Organisations like Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, CISCO, Adobe and National Instruments have established their academies on the campus which offer certificate courses in the emerging areas to give additional value to the students.