Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences: Towards Excellence in the Agricultural Research and Education in the Nation

To raise professionals and leaders of high academic caliber and unblemished character, nurtured with a strong motivation and commitment to serve humanity

Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences was founded with the noble vision of grooming a smart and progressive generation with integrity and concern for humanity. Accredited by NAAC, the institution offers a wide array of Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Degree programmes in various branches of Engineering, Biotechnology, Food Processing Technology and Agricultural Sciences. The institution has made significant progress in teaching – learning, research and consultancy, innovation and transfer of technology, community service and value education. The KITS is currently engaged in finding solutions to human problems in the four major focal areas of societal importance, namely, Water, Food, Healthcare, and Sustainable Energy through scientific and technological interventions.

Culturally rich and diverse campus of Karunya is home to students hailing from almost all the States and Union Territories of India and also international students and interns from different parts of the world. It provides a platform for the students to come together, to learn and groom in academics, stature and personality. The institute has already linked up with the reputed institutions in Israel, such as Technion of Haifa, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ben-Gurion University and Jacob Blaustein Desert Research Institutes of Beer-Sheva and the Agricultural Research Organization (Volcani Institute) of Israel to attract faculty and exchange programmes.

All these institutions in Israel have eminent faculty members and scientists working on different aspects of agriculture dealing with soil-water-plant trinity. The KITS also signed an MoU with the University of Saskatchewan, Canada from where the faculty with specialization in food processing served as Visiting Faculty at KITS.

State-of-the-art Campus of Karunya

Far away from the hustle and bustle of concrete city life, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences is situated in a serene and peaceful valley in the foothills of Western Ghats.

Karunya is equipped with gallery classrooms and latest teaching aids for providing application oriented teaching. Students have the freedom to choose the course of their study according to their liking with the Choice Based Credit System. The institute has nationally acclaimed laboratories for referred water technology and food processing. Its contributions in the field of biotechnology and nanotechnology have been highly appreciated nationally. Computer laboratories are equipped with high-end IBM PureFlex System, Blade servers, Rack servers and Workstations. Green computing is practiced by server consolidation and desktop virtualization using VMware products. A separate Storage Area Network has been commissioned by the Centre for Data Storage. The Computer Technology Center is well equipped with licensed software to cater to the academic and administrative needs. A state-of-the art campus network with 10 Gbps fiber optic backbone connects the entire institution and residential buildings. Internet connectivity is available 24×7 through multiple service providers via Internet leased lines. The Institute also facilitates placement facilities for graduating students.

Modern Artifact of the ‘Agricultural Station’

A Model ‘Agriculture Station’ has been established in the campus of KITS with the technical support of Dr. Avri Bar Zur, the former Agricultural Attache’ to the Israeli Embassy in India with a vision to help in academic, research, demonstration and extension programmes of the School of Agriculture and Biosciences. The Research Station intended to help in introducing precision agriculture in the region will make use of modem tools like Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, Digital Media, Remote Sensing and GIS in the farming sector. Precision farming will be practised both in the poly-houses and the open field. ‘Technology of Tomorrow’ and ‘Interdisciplinary Research’ are the keywords of this initiative.

In addition, with the support of advanced technology and collaboration with the Israeli scientists, a High Tech Poly house facility has been established in Karunya. The poly house is one of the ‘state-of-the-art’ facilities built for Precision Agriculture and High Tech Horticulture and has been used for growing crops in a naturally ventilated, climate controlled environment unlike the crops grown in the open fields.

The institute has provided around 100 ha of land for establishing farms and other related facilities for the agricultural programmes in the campus. The Department of Agriculture offers B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture, B.Sc (Hons) Horticulture and B.Tech Agricultural Engineering programmes. The programmes are designed to develop skills and explore career areas in agriculture, horticulture and agricultural engineering and are tailor-made to fit into the curriculum and syllabi prescribed by the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR).

The Prestigious Chancellor

An eminent academician and educationalist, Dr. Paul Dhinakaran (MBA, PhD) is the prestigious Chancellor of Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences. Apart from this, he is an evangelist who comforts millions of people through his Ministry of hope and love. He heads Jesus Calls International Ministry with its outreach program all over the world. He is a Philanthropist who founded SEESHA (Samiti for Education Environment Social and Health Action) with a noble vision to uplift the deprived and the destitute of the nation. Dr. Paul Dhinakaran played a vital role in the education system of India by serving  as  Member of National Monitoring Committee for Minority Education, Government of India and as Member of the Governing Council of National Mission for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Government of India.

The dynamic leadership and futuristic approach of Dr. Dhinakaran has considerably helped in adding novel and progressive dimensions to the vision of this institute.

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