Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vijaywada
KL Deemed to be university was established in 198081, as KL College of Engineering. Established in 1980 as a college of engineering, it consists of eight schools. It was upgraded to KL College of Engineering Autonomous in 2006 by UGC, and was declared as a Deemed to be University in 2009 by UGC, MHRD Government of India. In 2012, as a Deemed to be University, the institution was accredited by NAAC with A Grade and later in 2018, was re-accredited by NAAC with A++ grade. In 2019 UGC, MHRD declared this intuition as Category I Institution.
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation 74 overall in India in 2019, 50 among the universities, 58 in the management ranking and 52 in the engineering ranking.