The KL College of engineering was started in the Academic Year 1980-81 and attained autonomous status in 2006 and conferred with Deemed University (Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation Deemed to be University) status in the Year 2009 under Section 3 of UGC act 1956.
The Vision of the University is to be globally renowned and the mission is to impart higher education and to undertake research and extension with emphasis on application and innovation that cater to the emerging societal needs through all-round development of students of all sections enabling them to be globally competitive and socially responsible citizens with intrinsic values. NAAC assessed the University and accredited for a period of five years from 2018 to 2023 with CGPA of 3.57 with A++ grade. The University has accorded Category-1 status. KLEF is UGC Recognized under section 12B of UGC Act 1956. The institute is also having ISO 9001-2015 Certification. NIRF awarded 50th and 56th Rank to the University for 2019, and 2018 years respectively. The KLEF has also achieved All India 1st Rank under Swacctha Institute Rankings-2019 for Deemed Institutions. One of the KLEF girl students, “Ms V. Jyothi Surekha” has received the “Arjuna Award” from the Hon`ble President of India in 2017.
Research has taken a quantum step towards quality improvement through publishing in Scopus/SCI Indexed journals building a h-Index of 42 at the moment. KLEF has established an ecosystem to promote innovations including a centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship development leading to start-ups in different disciplines. The University is very happy that 45 start-ups have been commenced and as many students have been converted as individual entrepreneurs apart from many students who have joined their family businesses. The faculty are encouraged to take up projects from Government as well as Non-Government Agencies. KLEF has initiated promotion of institutional social responsibility through activities undertaken in the neighbourhood rural community. They aim at combining social needs, professional expertise and skilful implementation of various schemes. From 2012, KLEF extension activities centre (EAC) has taken up several initiatives to launch programs involving the faculty, students and the local community. KLEF boasts of placing 100% of the eligible students since 2006 in various reputed National and multi-National companies with competitive packages.
KL (Deemed to be) University, celebrating its 40 years in 2020, is one of India’s leading educational institutions promising quality, affordable and excellent education. Its objective is to build future leaders. With its eight schools spanning Engineering, Architecture, Commerce, Science & Humanities, Fine Arts, Management, Hotel Management and Pharmacy, the institution boasts of over 1000 faculty and nearly 16000 students from across India and several other countries, making it a truly global educational village!