Karunya University was founded with the noble vision to raise professionals and leaders of high academic calibre and unblemished character, nurtured with a strong motivation and commitment to serve humanity. The Karunya Institute of Technology was started as a private self-financing engineering college on 4 October 1986. In 2004, the institute was awarded the Deemed to be University status in recognition of its academic excellence by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India and subsequently renamed as Karunya University under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 vide Notification No. 9-3-2000-U3 dated. 23.6.2004 of the Government of India.
Karunya University is into its 23rd year of service in Higher education with specific focus on Engineering and Technology. In the short span of its existence it has moved swiftly ahead to carve a niche for itself as an institution promoting all round excellence. In a nutshell, Karunya is a co-educational, fully residential, Technological University imparting holistic education to develop the body, mind and spirit of the students.
The Making of a University
The origin of the Institution is amazing. In the year 1981, Late Dr. D.G.S. Dhinakaran, God's servant received the divine commission to start a Technical University which could turn out outstanding engineers with leadership qualities at the national and global level. Building up such a great Institution was no easy task. The Dhinakarans had to face innumerable trials and tribulations including the tragic death of their dear daughter during the course of this great endeavor. But nothing could stop them from reaching the goal. These details are retrieved from www.karunya.edu
Mission & Vision
In response to the divine command Dr. D.G.S. Dhinakaran received from the Lord Almighty, the Institute was established with the vision of turning out of its portals engineers excelling both in academics and values. They will be total persons with the right combination of academic excellence, personality development and spiritual values.
To provide the youth with the best opportunities and environment for higher education and research in engineering, technology , medical and other arts and sciences to help them to attain very high levels of academic excellence and scientific temper, technical and professional competencies and life skills.
To train and develop youth as total persons who would be endowed with divine power and compassion to serve humanity, to alleviate their suffering through prayer, counseling and good works.
Inculcate in students values and make them appreciate the need for high ethical in personal, social and public life in order to enable them to reach higher levels, to become leaders, to be voice in order to influence society and nation with a view, to uphold and promote a just social order.