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KARUNYA UNIVERSITY  
 

Karunya University (formerly Karunya Institute of Technology & Sciences) is a fully residential Pro-Christian private university located in Coimbatore, India. It was founded as a Christian minority institution by Dr. D. G. S. Dhinakaran, his son Dr. Paul Dhinakaran, Christian evangelists and founders of Jesus Calls Ministries, India. The University is ranked among the top 15 Private Engineering Colleges in India and among the top 10 for Engineering Infrastructure by Outlook magazine (June 2008 Issue).

 
History
In the year 1981, Dr. D. G. S. Dhinakaran, believing that he received a divine commission, embarked on the path to start a Technical University which could turn out outstanding engineers with leadership qualities at the national, global level. The institute was inaugurated on 4 October 1986 as Karunya Institute of Technology by Arjun Singh, the Human Resources and Development (HRD) minister in the current Indian government. The institute was then affiliated to Bharathiar University in Coimbatore and functioned as a private self-financing engineering college. It was promoted by the Karunya Educational Trust. In 2004, the institute was awarded the deemed university status in recognition of its academic excellence by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India and subsequently renamed as Karunya University under sec. 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 vide Notification No. 9-3-2000-U3 dt. 23.6.2004 of the Government of India.
 

Mission
To provide the youth with the best opportunities and environment for higher education and research in Sciences and Technology and enable them to attain very high levels of academic excellence as well as scientific, technical and professional competency.

To train and develop students to be good and able citizens capable of making significant contribution towards meeting the developmental needs and priorities of the nation.

To inculcate in students moral values and leadership qualities to make them appreciate the need for high ethical standards in personal, social and public life and reach the highest level of humanism, such that they shall always uphold and promote a high social order and be ready and willing to work for the emancipation of the poor, the needy and the under-privileged.

 
Location
The Siruvani reservoir, which supplies water to Coimbatore City, is about 11 km further up in the hills on the Kerala side. Just 2 km away from the campus on three sides are the Tamil Nadu reserve forests. The famous Kovai Kurtallam falls is located 2 km in side this forest and is accessible by motor road.
  Administration
Late Dr. D. G. S. Dhinakaran is the Founder Chancellor, and Dr. Paul Dhinakaran is the Chancellor of Karunya University . Dr. Paul P. Appasamy is the Vice-Chancellor and Dr.(Mrs) Anne Mary Fernandez is the Registrar.
  Schools
Karunya School of Civil Engineering
Karunya School of Electrical Sciences
Karunya School of Mechanical Sciences
Karunya School of Computer Science and Technology
Karunya School of Management
Karunya School of Science and Humanities
Karunya School of Bio-Technology
Department of Value Education
Department of Personality Development
 

Academics
Undergraduate programmes

B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology)
Civil Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Electronics & Communication Engineering
Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
ELECTRONICS & MEDIA TECHNOLOGY
Information Technology
Biotechnology
Bio-informatics
Food Processing and Engineering

 

Postgraduate programmes
M.Tech. (Master of Technology)

Applied Electronics
CAD CAM
Computer Science and Engineering
Control and Instrumentation
Engineering Design
Network and Internet Engineering
Power Electronic and Drives
Structural Engineering
Thermal Engineering
VLSI
Embedded systems
Bio-Technology
Bio-Informatics
Food Processing Engineering
Other PG Degree Courses offered by the University are

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Master of Computer Application (M.C.A.)
M.Sc. Mathematics/Physics / Chemistry
M.A English
Faculty of Education

B.Ed.
M.Ed.
Ph.D and M.Phil in all subjects

 

Sports and Games
Dept. of Physical Education- Evangeline Memorial South India Tournament-mid September every year.

  Academics Clubs
Karunya Linux Club
.Net Club
Java Club
Ethical Hackers Club(Network Club)
Data mining Group
Programmers Club
 

Electronics

Embedded systems Club
Robotics Club
Electronics Hardware Hobby Club

 

External links
Official website of Karunya University
http://www.karunya.edu/

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