Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, formerly Karunya University, is a private residential institute deemed to be university in Coimbatore, India. It was founded by D. G. S. Dhinakaran and his son Paul Dhinakaran. Established in 1986 as an Engineering College, it was granted an autonomous status in 2000 and declared Deemed-to-be University by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in recognition of its academic excellence by the Ministry of Human Resources Development. The institution offers a wide array of Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Degree programmes in various branches of Engineering, Biotechnology, Food processing and Agricultural Sciences.
Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences has made significant progress in teaching & learning, research and consultancy, innovation and transfer of technology, community service and value education. The institution is currently engaged in finding solutions to human problems in the four major areas such as Water, Food, Healthcare, and Energy through scientific and technological interventions.
From a humble beginning of 180 students, the institution has rapidly grown to 8491 students and 452 faculty representing 18 academic departments.