KL University, Guntur Andhra Pradesh is established in the year 1980 as Deemed University Educational Institute to provide higher education to build career in the field of Engineering, Management and Humanities. KL University is having Affiliation with reputed AICTE, UGC and NAAC-A. Management of KL University, Guntur is working under Dr. S. S. Mantha (Chancellor).
Koneru Laksmaiah University better known as KL University started its journey as KL College of Engineering from the academic year 1980-81. The establishment of Koneru Laksmaiah Charities as a trust in 1980 paved the way for laying the foundations of KLU. Koneru Laksmaiah Charities was rechristened KLEF (Koneru Laksmaiah Education Foundation) after the trust became a society.
It was in 2006 that KL College of Engineering achieved autonomous status and the college attained ‘Deemed to be University’ status in 2009. Since its inception, KLU University has entrenched its position as one of the premier engineering schools in South India. The university houses eight distinct schools of studies and four separate academic departments within its expansive 100-acre campus in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
Some of the schools of study include the K L College of Engineering, K L College of Law, and K L College of Science and Humanities. The academia has the approvals of UGC, AICTE, PCI (Pharmacy Council of India), BCI (Bar Council of India), and CoA (Council of Architecture). NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) has awarded an ‘A++’ grade to the university and the establishment is also an ISO 9001 – 2015 Institution.
Since its institution, K L University has bagged more than thirty-five awards and felicitations. The academy earned #71-75 Rank in QS India University Rankings 2019; ranked #1 among Young Universities by Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings 2019, and placed in 12th position amongst the top 140 engineering institutes by Times Engineering Survey 2019. Prof. L. S. S. Reddy is the vice-chancellor and chairperson, and Dr. A. Rama Kumar is the pro vice-chancellor of K L University.
The university’s mission is to accomplish excellence in teaching and research, foster creativity, and instill ethical values to enable students to evolve into effective professionals and responsible citizens. The academia’s vision is to be looked upon as a world-class knowledge-based and research-oriented institution.