University plans to take students on the basis of EAMCET, AIEEE and IIT entrance examinations

Koneru Lakshmaiah College of Engineering (KLCE) has been accorded deemed university status by the University Grants Commission.

The deemed university has five specialisation schools under its ambit - School of Computing, School of Electrical Sciences, School of Mechanical and Civil Sciences, School of Bio-Sciences and Engineering, School of Sciences and Humanities and School of Management Sciences.

“Our institute was accredited the highest CGPA (3.76 on a scale of 4) by NAAC for any engineering institute in India,” said K. Satyanarayana, Chancellor of Koneru Lakshmaiah University (KLU). He also said that it is the only private engineering institute to get six branches accredited for five years. Among the other firsts to its credit, it is the only engineering institute in the State permitted by the AICTE to admit foreign students.

KLU will have an annual intake of 1,700 students for its various B.Tech courses. It will also offer dual degrees (more than one branch of engineering) and integrated programmes like B.Tech in combination with M.Tech or MBA. “This will offer more flexibility to our students to shift careers,” Mr. Satyanarayana avered adding, “the fee has also been accordingly raised to Rs.70,000 for regular course and Rs.95,000 for integrated courses.”

Rather than conduct its own entrance examination, the university plans to take students on basis of EAMCET, AIEEE and IIT entrance examinations. “Seats will be given on merit to AIEEE and IIT rankers because we need good input to raise our standards,” Mr. Satyanarayana opines. Out of 327 faculty members, there are 61 doctorates with an additional 75 pursuing their Ph.Ds, said principal Dr. L.S.S. Reddy.

The university has inked MoUs with various national and multinational industries and institutes to enable its students to train in a real-time environment at these places to get practical experience hands on.

University plans to take students on the basis of EAMCET, AIEEE and IIT entrance examinations

YOGENDRA KALAVALAPALLI

in Hyderabad