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Founded in 2009 as KL College of Engineering, the Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University Guntur, is Andhra Pradesh’s first private engineering educational institute. Originally established as Koneru Lakshmaiah Charities trust, the college became Deemed to be university in 2012 as per University Grants Commission (UGC) recommendations. KLEF University, Guntur is known for delivering industry-focused academic programmes that meet the global requirements. The institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral courses following the outcome-based international education models.
KL University, Guntur houses colleges, schools, departments, and centres in the varied fields of science and humanities, architecture, engineering, law, fine arts, pharmacy, commerce, business, computer application, and hotel management. The institute places a special focus on innovation and application catering to the evolving needs of the society. Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University Guntur provides both full-time residential and online-distance courses. Apart from offering an excellent scholarly environment, the institute takes pride in being a steady source of socially responsible, skilled, and globally competitive learners to India and worldwide.
KLEF University Guntur conducts regular visits, tours, training, extension lectures, counselling sessions, interactions, and coaching programmes in partnership with various industry verticals. As per the recent NIRF 2021 rankings, KL University Guntur was ranked 50th in the engineering category, 38th in the management category, 69th in the overall category and 35th in the university category. In National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings 2020, the institute holds the 70th position overall, 70th in management, 58th in engineering, and 41st amid universities. Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University, Guntur continuously promotes inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research through conferences, workshops, and seminars in collaboration with premier bodies globally. Introducing the choice-based credit system, new specialisations, financial assistance schemes, ICT-enabled education, and more, the institute aims to provide equal access to education for socially deprived communities, meritorious students, and differently-abled candidates.
Vels University is a deemed to be university established in the year 1992. The varsity is approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accredited the university with an ‘A’ grade. Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies ranked 43rd in NIRF pharmacy ranking 2020 and 100 in the NIRF ranking for engineering category. As per the NIRF ranking 2021, the institute has been ranked 125 amongst engineering institutions with an overall score of 36.63. The university has been ranked 37th in the NIRF 2021 rankings in the pharmacy category. It has 703 faculty members and the campus is spread over an area of 29 acres. As per the official website of Vels University, its mission is to impart knowledge and promote innovative thinking.
The varsity offers diploma, UG, PG and doctoral courses. Vels University has integrated courses as well. Admission to courses is offered on the basis of marks of the last qualifying exam and entrance exam conducted by the varsity, depending upon the programme. Candidates' scores in CAT, MAT, XAT are accepted for admission in the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) programme. Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies provides global exposure to students and has tie-ups with overseas universities.
Vels University Location
The university is situated at PV Vaithiyalingam Road, Velan Nagar, Krishnapuram, Pallavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Chennai International Airport is the nearest airport to the university with a distance of 7.1 km. Tambaram Railway Station is the nearest railway station to the varsity. It is located 7 km away from the campus. With a distance of 9.8 km, Thirumudivakkam-SIDCO Bus Stop is the closest bus stop to Vels University.