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Karunya University
Karunya University (formerly Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences) is a fully residential Christian private university located in Coimbatore, India. It is known for its strict and mostly orthodox rules, which it implanted on the students. It was founded as a Christian minority institution by the late Dr. D. G. S. Dhinakaran, his son Dr. Paul Dhinakaran, Christian evangelists and founders of Jesus Calls Ministries, India.


In 1981, Dr. D. G. S. Dhinakaran embarked on the path to start a technical university. 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 Indian government.
The institute was 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 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.


• Karunya is ranked 8th in the country as per the infrastructure ranking by Data Quest magazine, two places ahead of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
• The university is ranked among the top 15 private engineering colleges in India and among the top 10 for engineering infrastructure by Outlook magazine.
• The 2009 Times of India Survey named "Ranking of Indian Universities" ranked Karunya University among the top 10 Private Engineering Colleges.
• The university is ranked 22nd overall among "Engineering universities (All India)" by Times of India.
• Karunya School of Management was rated as an 'A level Business School' by Business India's "Tenth Best Business School Survey" 2009.


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.


Undergraduate programmes

B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology)

• Aero Space Engineering
• Bio-Technology
• Bio-Informatics
• Chemical and Food Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Science and Engineering
• Electrical and Electronics Engineering
• Electronics and Communication Engineering
• Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
• Electronics and Media Technology
• Food Processing and Engineering
• Information Technology
• Mechanical Engineering

Postgraduate programmes

M.Tech. (Master of Technology)

• Applied Electronics Engineering
• Biochemical Engineering
• Biomedical Instrumentation
• Nanotechnology
• Applied Electronics
• Communication Systems
• Computer and Communication Engineering
• Computer Science and Engineering
• Control and Instrumentation
• Engineering Design
• Network and Internet Engineering
• Multi Media Technology
• Power Electronic and Drives
• Structural Engineering
• Thermal Engineering
• Embedded systems
• Bio-Technology
• Bio-Informatics
• Food Processing Engineering
• Integrated Water Resources Management

Other postgraduate degree courses are::

• Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
• Master of Computer Application (M.C.A.)
• M.Sc. Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry
• M.A. English
• Integrated M.Sc(five year) Visual Communication
• Integrated M.Sc(five year) Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Faculty of Education

• B.Ed.
• M.Ed.

Ph.D and M.Phil. in core engineering and pure sciences.


Karunya University is located on a 700 acre campus located at the foothills of High ranges 26 km (1hour by road from Coimbatore Airport). The campus is divided in two by the Siruvani Main Road. The campus is a mix of buildings and open green areas. The academic portion of the campus and the women's hostels are located to the south of the main road while the northern portion is occupied by the men's hostels and the auditorium.

The southern side of the campus houses three auditoria and a food service area. The university sporting facilities include an athletic track and field stadium, basket ball courts, tennis courts and football grounds. The campus is a Wi-Fi zone and interconnected with a LAN connection (64 Mbps) for students to access the internet. Karunya University Network is now connected to the National Knowledge Network (NKN) through 1 Gbps pipe (100 Mbps Internet Bandwidth).

Residential complexes

The southern side of the campus houses five women's hostels. The northern section of the campus houses eight men's hostels. They accommodate more than 7000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The twelve hostels are under the administrative control of the three Chief Wardens. They are assisted by two Joint Chief Wardens in administrative responsibilities . The Finance officer of the University looks after the financial responsibilities. Each Hostel Block is managed by a Warden (Welfare and Discipline), who are drawn from the teaching faculty of the University.

There are four messes catering to the students of the hostels. Each mess is administered by a Warden (Mess), who is also a faculty member of the University. The messes serve South Indian and North Indian dishes. Hostels have amenities like internet facilities in each room, telephones, intercom, water purifiers and coolers, newspapers, and indoor and outdoor sports kits. The 13 hostels are :

• Father Duraisamay Residence
• Jerry Manuel Residence
• S G Bobraj Residence
• Hepzibah Residence
• Edward George Residence
• Angelina Residence
• Johnson Victor Residence
• Bethany Residence
• Sevugapandian Residence
• Sundararaj Residence
• Evangeline Residence
• Dakshnamoorthy Residence
• PR Garg Residence

Sports and games

The Evangeline Memorial South India Tournament is organized annually in mid September. Karunya is a dominating team in all the games among the entire league of Tamil Nadu engineering colleges.

Professional Societies' Chapters

• IAESTE (International Association for Exchange of Students for Technical Expertise)

Academic clubs

Computer Science

• Karunya Linux Club
• .Net Club
• Java Club
• Web and Multimedia Club
• Ethical Hackers Club
• Networking Club
• Oracle Club
• Data Mining Group
• Programmers Club


• Design Club
• Manufacturing and Production Club
• 'SAE' - Auto Enthusiasts Club


• Embedded Systems Club
• Robotics Club
• Electronics Hardware Hobby Club
• DSP Club(Digital Signal Processing)
• LAN Broadcasting Club
• Product Design Club
• ECE Enigma

Other certifications

• SolidWorks
• Scjp course (certification from Sun)
• Linux course (certification from Red Hat)
• Oracle course
• Networking course(Cisco systems)
• BEC (Business English certification)
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