Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, 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 institution is the fulfillment of the vision of its founders Late Dr. D. G. S. Dhinakaran and the present Chancellor Dr. Paul Dhinakaran. Established in 1986 as an Engineering College, it was granted an autonomous status in 2000 and declared Deemed-to-be University by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in recognition of its academic excellence by the Ministry of Human Resources Development under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 vide notification no 9-3-2000-U3 dated 23.6.2004 of the Government of India. Accredited by NAAC, the institution offers a wide array of Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Degree programmes in various branches of Engineering, Biotechnology, Food processing and Agricultural Sciences. From a humble beginning of 180 students, the institution has rapidly grown to 8491 students and 452 faculty representing 18 academic departments.
In the three decades of service to higher education, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences has made significant progression in teaching learning, research and consultancy, innovation and transfer of technology, community service and value education. Translating the vision of the Founders into action, the institution is currently engaged in finding solutions to human problems in the four major areas such as Water, Food, Healthcare, and Energy through scientific and technological interventions.
Our History Our Emblem
The Karunya Emblem has a human face to indicate that the well being of humanity is central to our entire endeavors and that we shall never forget them in the midst of our equations and diagrams. The symbol has a gear wheel as the human eye, in appreciation of the importance of technology in today’s world. The lighted torch stands for the light of knowledge, the light that promises moral, social and economic well being; The hand holding the torch depicts Karunya’s contribution towards enlightening the young minds by spreading knowledge through education. The motto ‘ARISE AND SHINE’ is a motivation to the youth to shine in their respective fields of study. To sum up, Karunya’s emblem reflects the institution's mission in creation and dissemination of knowledge, value addition to men and materials and optimization of human potential for national development in all its ramifications for a bright future.