Karunya University-The Complete Review

Well, it is the time of admission to universities, and here I bring the complete review of Karunya University.

In this article, I will be covering in depth details of courses provided by Karunya University, fee structure, placement details, Karunya Entrance Exam and the current ranking of Karunya University.

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Karunya University is a day scholar and residential, Christian minority University located in Coimbatore. It was founded as a Christian minority institution by Dr D. G. S Dhinakaran. It was given the status of a Deemed University in 2004 for the excellent academic performance by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956. Karunya University completed 30 years of academic excellence in 2016.

The present Chancellor of Karunya University is Dr. Paul Dhinakaran (Founder, Jesus Calls Ministries). The Vice Chancellor  Dr S Sundar Manoharan worked as Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, Department of Chemistry & Advanced Center for Materials Science 2005- 2014. He has many patents to his name and has published a number of research papers in international journals.

Karunya University Ranking

Some significant rankings of Karunya is-

  1. Ranked 44th among ‘Top 100 Engineering Colleges in India’ by    National Institutional Ranking Framework (MHRD) in 2016.
  2. Ranked 48th among ‘Top 100 Universities in India’ by National Institutional Ranking Framework (MHRD) in 2016.
  3. It’s also one of the best universities in Tamil Nadu with 8th position.
  4. Rank 5th among the ‘Top 50 Universities in India in Outreach category’ by National Institutional Ranking Framework (MHRD) in 2016.
  5. Rank 35th in ‘Research, Professional Practice and Collaborative Performance’ by National Institutional Ranking Framework (MHRD) in 2016.
  6. Awarded ‘5 stars’ among India Top Private University by The Pioneer Newspaper, 2016.
  7. NAAC Grade ‘B’

UPDATE-According to the recently released NIRF Ranking 2017,Karunya University is ranked 62nd among ‘Top 100 Engineering Colleges in India’,71th among ‘Top 100 Universities in India’ and occupies 17th rank in the state of Tamil Nadu. For more details please visit the official NIRF website.

Karunya University Courses Offered

The university offers CBCS(Choice Based Credit System) which offers the flexibility in choosing the courses, timing and teachers.

Undergraduate Admissions-
Karunya University offers 12 Undergraduate Programmes. Students are free to choose the subjects they study every semester.Free electives are also offered understand multi-disciplinary streams.

UG courses offered are-

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronics and Media Technology
  • Food Processing and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

PG courses offered are-

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Applied Electronics
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Communication Systems
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Embedded Systems
  • Food Processing and Engineering
  • Network and Internet EngineeringPower
  • Electronics and Drives
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Structural Engineering
  • VLSI Design

Apart from this, there is Karunya University Business School(KUBS) for business administration; B.Sc. and M.Sc. Visual Communications etc. Some of the new programs include Hotel Management, School of Law, Agriculture, School of Christian Studies etc.

Infrastructure/Student Life

Karunya boasts of fully enabled WiFi campus.(1000Mbps internet bandwidth with 700 WiFi access points inside the campus.) The department buildings are fully equipped with the latest technical upgradations to enhance student productivity.

Major Facilities

Some of the major facilities are CISCO-Centre for Excellence for
Advanced Networking, Novell Centre of Excellence for Cloud Computing, IBM Big Data Software Centre of Excellence, Software Product Development Lab, Computing Security Research Lab, Indian Council of Medical Research Fund Lab and various other softcore specializations.

The college has an incredible infrastructure, classrooms with projector facility, the library is open for students until 11 pm. The WiFi is 24×7.The Central Library is well-equipped with online databases, e-journals, e-books, audio video cassettes, books, journals, project reports.
Karunya has it’s own Campus TV(CTV) and Campus radio which is managed and broadcasted by the students.

courses.karunya.edu is LMS system used in Karunya for uploading PPT’s and Assignments.Parents can easily access their wards mark and check their attendance from my.karunya.edu.


The University has 15 separate residences to comfortably accommodate the students in single, double and four seater rooms.Hostels are well maintained and kept clean on a daily basis. Separate hostels for the first years to prevent possible ragging.
Hot Kitchen Canteen is available for students in the hostels.Gymnasium, Indoor and outdoor sports facilities such as  basketball,cricket, volleyball, cricket, table tennis are some of the other notable facilities.Post Office, Medical Centre in hospital and ambulance facilities is also available. SBI, ICICI and Syndicate Bank ATM is available for easy cash withdrawal. One of the branches of Syndicate Bank is located in Karunya Nagar.

As far as the student background is concerned, most of the students are from South Indian states of Tamil Nadu,Kerala and Andhra Pradesh but not limited to any state.We have a number of students from Northern India especially from New Delhi, Punjab, West Bengal, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

A complete spiritual, as well as academic environment, welcomes all first year undergraduates.Morning assemblies(Trust me, you don’t have to stand but be comfy sitting in the auditorium.) are also conducted where announcements and daily message is given. I genuinely love the morning assembly as it brings a lot of daily motivation. Only Karunya is capable of doing so.


It really depends on the choice of Mess opted by the individual.3 options are provided – South Indian, North Indian and NRI.
The International mess is available for regular students as well. Prices are reasonable in Karunya University. Recently for the first years, a private mess from Bangalore(Sattvic Food Solutions ) was introduced.

Student Clubs

Some of the student clubs are NCC, NSS, Rotaract Club, Nature Club, Journalism Club, Software and Networking Club, Astronomy Club, Music Club, IAS Academy, Youth Red Cross etc.

Here is a video to get a glimpse of Karunya University.

Major Events at Karunya University

Some of the major yearly event held are KEMT (Karunya Evangeline Memorial Tournament)[Mid October], Christmas Megaplay [Mid December] and MindKraft [Mid February] which is a national level techno fest. Apart from this workshops and national level conferences are also conducted round the year.

Some glimpses of the recently concluded MindKraft 2017 –

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music show karunya

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Courtesy- fb/karunyauniversity

Placements In Karunya University/Industrial Collaboration

Karunya has active IAESTE Program for students to go abroad and study abroad in highly reputed institutions.
Karunya has national collaborations with  CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), Coimbatore,CODISSIA (Coimbatore District Small Scale Industries Association), Coimbatore,National HRD Network (NHRD), Hyderabad,Small Industries Development Bank of India, Coimbatore ,  National Institute of Small Industry Extension Training, Hyderabad as well as international collaborations with  Ben- Gurion University of Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, University of West England, UK, CINVESTAV, Mexico,Moody Bible Institute, USA, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic,University of Manitoba, Canada,RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany etc.

Memoranda Of Understanding

MoU’s with Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Republic of Panama, National Stock Exchange, Mumbai, Salim Ali Center for Ornithology and Natural History, Raffles Academy, Singapore and much more.

Recently a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Southern India Engineering Manufacturers’ Association (SIEMA), Coimbatore and Karunya University.

The Department of Computer Science and Technology offers various certification courses like CCNA, OCNA, NCLA,OCPJP and RHCE.
Placement is good with over 1600+ students placed in 2015-2016.Some of the top recruiting companies are Accenture,IBM,Infosys, TCS,HP,Capegami, Zoho, Huawei, Amazon, Odessa Technologies, Siemens, Cognizant etc.

The graph will help you to understand better-

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Highest package in 2016 was INR 22 lakhs/annum for 3 students from a German company. Alumni visits the campus every year and train the students in various fields.

Karunya Entrance Examination(KEE)

From this year onward, Instant Admissions can be taken in any of the branches.For more details go here. The eligibility criteria is a pass in 10+2 examination with a 50% aggregate in Physics,Chemistry and Mathematics(Biology for Bio-streams).
The entrance test will be conducted for all provisionally admitted students except NRI candidates.The admission will be confirmed on the basis of eligibility norms and the marks obtained in the entrance examination.

Karunya University Fee Structure

The fee structure for B Tech Indian Nationals can be viewed here .
The fee structure for B Tech NRI candidates is available for download here.
For further doubts and clarifications,you can easily contact The Admission Officer of Karunya University. Go here and contact for admission details.For more details log on to admissions.karunya.edu.


Jesus Calls Young Partners can avail a one time scholarship of Rs 50000
Wards of Alumni or Staff can avail a one time scholarship of Rs 30000
Child of Pastor/Missionary for registered organization or church can avail a one time scholarship of Rs 30000. Sports quota students are eligible for 100% fee concession including hostel charges.

For You-

Scholarships for Girl students

There are adequate provisions setup to give scholarships to all girl students in Karunya.

Final Review Of Karunya University

If you want to join interesting discussions, excelling in academics motivated by great teachers, growing spiritually guided by caring mentors and becoming a refined personality to bring a change in the world and to arise and shine, Karunya is the right place for you!

And don’t forget to say a ‘Hi’ if you see me crossing paths in Karunya. 🙂

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