The Koneru Lakshmaiah Charities was established as a trust in the year 1980 with its official address at Museum road, Governorpet, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh – 520 002 and started KL College of Engineering in the Academic year 1980-81. The trust was converted into a Society by the name Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation in the year 1996. The KL College of Engineering has attained autonomous status in the year 2006 and in February 2009, the Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation Society was recognized as Deemed to be University. In short Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation is named as K L University. There are many facilities such as Library, Data centre, Special labs, Physical Education, Communications and Soft skills etc.
There are many schools and Departments in the KL University such as KLU College of Engineering, KLU College of Science and Humanities, KLU Business School, KL college of Pharmacy, KLU School of Architecture, KLU College of Law, KLU College of Creative arts and Media Studies, KLU College of Commerce, KLU College of Hotel Management, KLU Academic Staff College.
In order to enhance R & D and consultancy activities within the university, 49 faculty research groups are functioning effectively. Each group is headed by a senior professor with a Ph.D. The faculty to student ratio is 1:1. Faculty of the college number 617, out of which 187 are doctorates and more than 140 are pursuing their PhD. They are actively involved in setting research labs and also obtaining the funded research and consultancy projects from research organisation and industries. Being a young institution, research activities in some departments are plentiful. However quality of research is maintained under the preview of research groups. Research held in departments of Biotechnology, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, English, MBA. Every department has 24 committees which administer activities and students are members of these committees. There is an advisory board in every school with academicians from IITs and foreign universities and eminent personalities from industry.
K L University has realized this and has been paying attention in this direction for the last five years and has been able to establish nearly 25 Memorandums of Understandings with fairly well-known universities abroad. With these Memorandums, it is possible for students of K L University to derive many benefits such as spending short duration internships abroad, participation in Twinning Programs with MoU Institutions to acquire Double Degrees as well as join for PhD programs at those Universities etc. Incidentally, it provides an opportunity for K L University faculty also to utilize many benefits through establishing contacts with well-known faculty also to in those institutions as well as to improve their own academic stature through joint research publications and conduct of international workshops and conferences.
KLU-CE Ranked Top 1 in AP and Telangana by Government of Indias NIRF 2016. KLU-CE Ranked India’s No.1 Private Engineering College by Silicon India. KLU Faculty Dr. Pradeep Kumar Brahman has been awarded a "Best Poster Award" in prestigious 104th Indian Science Congress. K L University has full-fledged convention centre of various capacities to conduct National/ International conferences.
The following is the list of articles by scholars from K L University that are published in OMICS International journals.