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January - 2016 - issue > College of the Year 2015

KLU’s College of Engineering: Acing Engineering Education

SI Edu Team
Sunday, January 31, 2016
SI Edu Team
With offers in the range of Rs.6.5 lakh per year, Koneru Lakshmaiah College of Engineering (KLCE), KLU's engineering college, attracted 84 plus recruiters including Deloitte, FMC, GE, Motorola, and TCS for Placement 2015, placing all of the 1600 eligible students across 7 disciplines. Campus Placement Training (CPT), a special training program that is designed and delivered by both external and internal experts annually, has added great value to students on every graduating batch by turning them exceptionally job ready. Being consistently ranked "among the top 10 T-schools nationally" by well reputed media surveys, besides a rich haul of prestigious awards and international recognition the college has earned in the last five years, KLCE is today among India's best private engineering institutions.

Established in 1980, facing the beautiful Buckingham Canal, in the lush environs of Vaddeswaram village of Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh (AP), KLCE is today the flagship college of KL University, with the mission is to impart high quality education with emphasis on research, innovation, extension, entrepreneurship, and human values. In order to enrich academics and facilitate faculty exchange, twinning programs, student internships, and knowledge sharing, KLCE has MoUs in place with 28 leading universities in 10 countries around the globe. "Education of the highest order should aim at training, guiding, motivating, inspiring, and leading young men and women in the highly competitive globalized economy of the 21st century and KL University strives to offer such an education," says Sri. Koneru Satyanarayana, Co-founder and President, KLU.

KLCE's USP: Strong Industry Linkages and Placement Record

The College has created strong linkages with a broad cross section of the industry in order to understand its talent needs, build industry relevant curriculums, and turn out market ready talent, besides to facilitate guest lectures, industry experts' induction on the Board of Studies (BOS), development of state-of-the-art academic and research infrastructure, and projects for students. KLCE has MoUs with 21 industry partners across India including Microsoft, Adobe, CISCO, IBM, HP, TCS, and Honeywell. In addition, KLCE has tie-ups with 150 top employers from multiple sectors in India to place students in the best internships and final placement.

In order to address employers' talent requirements, the College's curricula feature a range of special courses that cover verbal and nonverbal communication, comprehension, group discussions, seminars, and programming languages. As part of the Campus Placement Training program, senior faculty of the University and senior HR executives from industry conduct mock technical and HR interviews and provide valuable feedback and guidance to students so that they get fully ready to ace rigorous, multi-stage interviews by high paying multinationals. All of these leading edge initiatives have greatly contributed to KLCE carving a national record among all private engineering colleges for 100 percent placement for 10 years in a row since 2005.

High Quality Faculty and Research Culture Make up KLCE's Backbone

The College has over 720 highly qualified and experienced faculty members of which 213 hold doctoral degrees, while 327 are pursuing PhD. They are all members of various leading professional bodies like IEEE, ASME, ACM and CSI and each of them is part of one the 32 cutting-edge research groups set up to perform fundamental and applied research. In accordance with the college's policy, each will master a certain number of courses to ensure excellence in classroom delivery leading to a quick and easy grasp of difficult concepts by students. KLCE has 1100 enrolled scholars pursuing doctoral programs in 13 engineering disciplines. In the last four years, the faculty published 2100+ papers in indexed international journals and carried out 40 sponsored projects worth Rs.30 crore in 3 years, while 40 more projects worth Rs.20 crore are under implementation. Since 2009, faculty members filed 25 patents, while students were granted 14 idea patents.

Besides a strong research culture, KLCE has an active Entrepreneurship Development Center to help students incubate their business ideas and innovations from their academic projects. The Center, which extends seed funding to student entrepreneurs, includes a Women Entrepreneurship Cell, to encourage women students to become entrepreneurs.

Koneru Satyanarayana, Eminent Educationist & Industrialist

Sri.Koneru Satyanarayana is a graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Under his visionary stewardship, the Institution grew by leaps and bounds and today it is at the forefront of technical education in the country. As the co-founder and President of KLU, he has influenced its every major decision and scripted its every major initiative for over 35 years so much so that KLU's milestones, successes, and awards not only represent his professional profile, but recognize and celebrate his peerless endeavors, innovation, leadership, and vision for KLU. His vision of KLCE, KLU's flagship college, is to be among the top 5 private T-schools in India by 2020.

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