Memorandum of Understanding with Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Republic of Panama

                     Karunya University, Coimbatore signed an MoU with Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Republic of Panama (SENACYT) on August 4, 2012, the 7th Convocation day of the University.
                      Dr. Paul Dhinakaran, Chancellor exchanging MoU on behalf of Karunya University whereas Republic of Panama was represented by Dr. Ruben Berrocal, Minister of Science,  Technology.

The purpose of this agreement is to promote the following activities:


Exchange of teachers,  students and research personnel


Co-operative development of courses and academic programmes in Engineering and Biotechnology


Development of joint scientific and / or technological research projects


To initiate dual degree programs at under graduate and post graduate level


Any other activity of mutual interest regarding academic, scientific and technological research matters.

Memorandum of Understanding With IDBI Bank for Online Payment Gateway Facility

Karunya University has signed an MoU with IDBI Bank , Coimbatore for online Payment Gateway Facility. The payment gateway enables the students / parents to remit the fees through ATM/ Credit/Debit Cards of any bank ( VISA / Master Card) maintained by the customer through online. This facility provides hassle free environment for the students/ parents/ applicants for fee payment and thus helps to save their precious time. IDBI banks online payment facility can be utilized for all online fee payment irrespective of which bank the customer is having account with and thus the customer need not open an account with IDBI Bank.
Advantages of IDBIs online payment facility.


There is no banker's commission or DD Charge or Transaction charges for using this online facility either for the students or parents.

2. Students / parents and applicants can remit fee through online with ATM Card ( Debit Card) / Credit card of any bank (VISA Card / Master Card).
3. They need not open any account with IDBI bank for making use of online payment facility.
4. Designed to support 24 x 7 operation and for large transaction volume up to Rs.100000 transaction per day.
5. Highly secure, all card holders data encrypted using Triple-DES HSM encryption.
6. Whoever has debit and credit card with an internet facility can make use of this facility even from home. They need not visit to any bank. It is like booking train tickets by using internet facility.
Dr.Anne Mary Fernandez, Registrar, Karunya University and Mr. T.Sanathanakumar, Branch Head, IDBI Bank Ltd, Coimbatore signed the MoU,
Memorandum of Understanding with National Stock Exchange, Mumbai

Karunya University entered into an agreement with the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd., Mumbai on January 7, 2010.

  • The course titled NSE Certified Capital Market Professional (NCCMP) will be launched as a 4-6 months course relating to capital Markets in joint collaboration of NSE and KU.

Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.
Karunya University entered into an agreement and signed an MoU with the Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd. The following are the benefits:

Free e-learning of Microsoft certified courses

Free latest softwares of Mircosoft

Free Microsoft e-reference library

To conduct Faculty Development Programme

Certification Centre at Karunya

Free [email protected] e-mail solution for faculty and students for Karunya

 Certification vouchers at 40% discount

Microsoft official curriculum books at special rate

Student outreach programme

TechNet Alliance Partner

Memorandum of Understanding with Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON)

An MoU was signed with the Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON)  during September 2009. 
The Mou facilitates,

To recognize SACON as a Centre of Research by KU.
To recognize eligible scientific personnel of SACON as approved research guides.
To take up joint research projects in the areas of mutual interest.
To take up joint national and international consultancy works
To provide/share facilities for research, extension, training, workshop/seminars


Memorandum of Understanding with Raffles Academy, Singapore

An Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the Raffles Academy, 120, Oxley Rise, Singapore on November 11, 2009.
                The objectives of the MoU are,

To get a paid internship programme for students who score 60% and above.
To get placement for students who secure 60% and above.
Raffles academy -  represented by Alpha Business School, Trichy will carryout the following activities.


Counselling of students - Provide assistance to Marketing Team of Karunya University at Chennai.


Admission formalities


Collection of fees - through FDD / SWIFT transfer (No money transaction will take place in Chennai) only proof of payment to be produced by the student.


Visa processing


All academic related activity - Training calendar, planner, class schedule, printed study materials for the core modules conducted at Karunya University Video Conferencing Schedule etc.


Induction of faculty and Staff etc.


Raffles will conduct the examinations, awarding mark statement & Convocation.
Memorandum of Understanding with SAP India Pvt. Ltd.

                Karunya University signed an MoU with SAP India Pvt. Ltd. on July 1, 2009.

                The MoU facilities to have the following:

SAP grants University a license for non-productive use of the Software products.
SAP shall provide training courses generally offered by SAP / Faculty Development Programme
SAP shall arrange for University Competency Centres to administer Software use by the University


Memorandum of Understanding with Builder's Association of India - Coimbatore Centre

       An Memorandum of Understanding has been signed with the Builder's Association of India - Coimbatore Centre on September 9, 2009.

                The goals of the MoU are,

To promote co-ordination and co-operation between the parties for training programs.
To provide effective training to skilled workers.
To provide training to UG and PG students in construction practices
To provide participation of students in technical workshops and symposia
To provide guidance to students to execute live projects
To provide for the use of latest technology in design and development of training
To provide economical benefits to both parties
To exchange ideas on latest construction practices and activities through guest lectures, training programs, workshops and seminars for members, staff, students and faculty
To take steps towards creating a truly employable workforce.
Memorandum of Understanding with Central Manufacturing Technology Institute, Bangalore

        Karunya University signed an MoU with the Central Manufacturing Technology Institute, Bangalore on November 2, 2009. 

                The objectives of this MoU are:

Karunya University and CMTI to recognize each other as 'Centres of Excellence' for academic and research collaborations.
To undertake collaborative research in Design and Manufacturing Engineering, emerging areas like Micromachining, Green manufacturing, industrial ergonomics and other advanced manufacturing technology areas.
To design industry focused curriculum with a vocational and research orientation for select Engineering and Management streams of study and launch certificates, Diploma, Degree and Post-graduate courses.
To undertake joint research activities with national and international funding support.
Karunya University to offer a Regional Centre to CMTI at its campus for offering Short-Term Training Programmes, Industrial consultancy and related activities for the benefit of industries and student community of the region.
Karunya University to offer Ph.D. and M.S. programmes for CMTI Scientists engaged in research and Management activities.
CMTI to offer full semester industry relevant UG and PG projects at CMTI to the eligible final year students of Karunya University.

Memorandum of Understanding with
Microbiological Laboratory Research and Services India Pvt. Ltd., Coimbatore

Karunya University, Coimbatore signed an MoU with Microbilogical Laboratory Research and Services India Pvt. Ltd., R.S. Puram, Coimbatore on March 26, 2009. This MoU will enable  

to promote academic research through programmes leading to M.Phil. and Ph.D. of Karunya University under supervision of qualified scientists working in MLRS. Exchange of research scholars between the two organizations to facilitate exertise and experience among them. 
Collaborative research to promote joint programmes in research and development including exchange of publications and scientific reports. 
Indicate joint academic course in interdisciplinary areas of common interest.

Memorandum of Understanding with QAI Global Institute, New Delhi

Karunya University, Coimbatore signs MoU with QAI Global Institute, 1013-14A, Ansal Towers, 38 Nehru Place, New Delhi 110 019, on 05 Feb 2009. This MoU facilitates the following for the benefit of students and faculty of Karunya University

  • Introduce Finishing School Programs (culminating with a QAI certification that is recognized world-wide) in Software Testing, Software Development and specialised certification programs on Project Management, ITIL, Six Sigma and BPO Practices with the goal to improve the employability of students

  • Jointly work towards creating demand for the employable resources by partnering with the industry

  •  Evangelize Software Testing as an exciting career option amongst students

  • Work jointly to provide employment opportunities for students undergoing programs offered as part of this MoU through campus placements

  • Introduce Software Testing into the curriculum by offering multiple elective programs in Manual Testing and Test Automation

  • Encourage contact and cooperation between academic staff

  • Faculty Development through Train The Trainer Programs

  • Promote Software Testing Education & Research

  •  Establish Testing Centre of Excellence by partnering

  • with Testing Service Providers and Test Automation Tool Vendors

  •  Evaluate the feasibility and establish a Nodal Centre to offer programs to colleges around Karunya University

Memorandum of Understanding with SYMBIAN Software Ltd, Bangalore

Karunya University, Coimbatore signed an MoU with Symbian to provide hands on training in the following courses

1. Symbian OS: Application Engine Development

2. Symbian OS: Essentials

As mobile communications is the frontier technology in today's world, getting an exposure to the Operating System for a mobile is very unique. The Symbian OS helps the students to be exposed in such a technical area. Being trained in this field and with a Symbian OS certification they could easily be placed in any of the top mobile companies. This training involves a prerequisite of C++ with complete OOP concepts.

The faculty of the Department of Computer Applications are trained by Symbian to offer this training to Karunya University students. The UG and PG students of various disciplines in Karunya University could be enrolled to take up this training. At the end of the training, the students will be assessed and given Internationally accepted certificate by Symbian Software Limited.

Symbian Software Limited, a company incorporated in England and Wales, with registered number 4190020, whose India office is at Bangalore ('Symbian'). Symbian owns the intellectual property rights in a proprietary operating system known as Symbian OS.  Symbian has developed a program to encourage academic institutions to train students in the use of Symbian OS, known as the 'Symbian Academy'.               

Memorandum of Understanding with Vi  Microsystems Pvt. Ltd., Chennai

             Karunya University has entered into an agreement with Vi Microsystems Pvt. Ltd., Chennai on 25th September 2008. 

             To establish a common platform between the University and Vi Microsystems Pvt. Ltd., which facilitates a) Establishment of Centre of R & D of Biomedical Kits at the University premises b) the employees of Vi Microsystems an opportunity to pursue their higher studies / research at Karunya University c) Vi Microsystems will recommend project work and provide guidance to the PG and UG students of the University in implementation.

Memorandum of Understanding with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd., New Delhi

                Karunya University and BSNL Ltd., New Delhi jointly signed an MoU on 25th September 2008. BSNL has agreed to share the knowledge resources with Karunya University by resource persons from BSNL in technical seminars, conferences, workshops etc. conducted in the premises of Karunya University, to entertain the students and faculty members to BSNL for industrial visits, to impart the students of Karunya University, in-plant training conducted in BSNL premises free of charge, to conduct regular specialized training courses to the students of Karunya University.

Memorandum of Understanding with GVK Biosciences Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad

                  Karunya University has entered into an agreement with GVK Biosciences Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad on 1st September 2008. To establish a common platform between the University and GVK Biosciences Pvt. Ltd., which gives the students and faculty the opportunity to get trained under close expert guidance of industry.  To conduct training for students and faculty in the areas of Drug Discovery & Modeling, Protein Modeling and Rational drug design at Biocampus, Chennai or Hyderabad, to conduct "Add on Programs" and certification programs in Molecular modeling, Drug design, Chemo informatics, Genome and Proteome Analysis for students at Karunya campus.

Memorandum of Understanding with Sutherland Global Services Pvt. Ltd., Chennai

 Karunya University has signed an MoU with Sutherland Global Services Pvt.  Ltd., Chennai on 30th June 2008. 

  • Sutherland shall provide technical know-how for setting up Language Lab.

  • Sutherland shall provide the complete course material / curriculum for training in stored in compact discs (CDs)

  • Sutherland would offer the Communication Skills Training free of cost.

  • Sutherland shall provide assessment tools to help evaluate the performance of the students.

  • Sutherland shall nominate a training personnel who would periodically supervise the training activity


Memorandum of Understanding with Sun Microsystems India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

           Karunya University has signed an MoU on 25th August 2008. Karunya University has been identified as the "Authorised Academic Sun Education Centre (ASEC)". This is the first of its kind in South India and second of its kind in the whole India to establish such an authorized learning Centre. 

The collaboration will entail setting up of a unique faculty development program, which will package the advantages of Sun's academically superior curriculum with Sun's industry expertise and market leadership along with access to a state-of-the-art curriculum of Sun's technologies, supported by globally recognized and certified learning paths.
            As part of this collaboration, Karunya University will also
launch two diploma programs on Java technology and mobile applications which will be supported by course material and official curriculum from Sun Learning Services and Sun Professional Certification Examinations.

 Memorandum of Understanding with Oracle India Pvt Ltd.

The School of Computer Science and Technology of Karunya University has signed a MoU with Oracle India Pvt Ltd on the Oracle workforce development program. The Vice Chancellor of Karunya University Dr. Paul P Appasamy exchanged the agreement with Mr. Anand Kapai, Oracle India Pvt Ltd.
         This MoU facilitates Karunya University to receive technical support from Oracle India Pvt Ltd for conducting Oracle Certification courses such as Oracle Certified Associate and Oracle Certified Professional on Administrator track as well as Developer Track to the students. Faculty training, guest lectures by Oracle professionals have also been planned to strengthen the faculty team at Karunya University.
    These interactions and certification courses will enable students of Karunya University to be better fit for IT companies and will attract multinational IT companies with high initial salary.

Memorandum of Understanding with Jasmin Infotech

An MoU was signed between Karunya University and Jasmin Infotech Private Ltd., Chennai, a leading business organization engaged in helping the world's leading product manufacturers to develop new products and enhance and sustain current products in hardware and software, on 22 April 2008. The MoU will facilitate the establishment of a common platform between the University and Jasmin Infotech to provide the students the opportunity to get trained under close industry expert guidance and the employees of Jasmin Infotech an opportunity to pursue their higher studies.Other major initiatives under this MoU are the establishment of a "Centre of Excellence in Signal Processing" at the University premises, guidance for the students in project work/laboratory exercises by Jasmin Infotech professionals, running a co-certification course on "Signal Processing", deputation of company employees for higher studies to Karunya University and short term deputation of company employees to Karunya University with a view to update their knowledge in selected areas. Dr.Paul P Appasamy, Vice Chancellor and Dr.Anne Mary Fernandez, Registrar, Karunya University and Mr.T.Prasad, President and CEO of Jasmin Infotech Private Ltd. Signed the MOU.

Memorandum of Understanding with CISCO systems

Cisco Systems signed an agreement with Karunya University on 5.11.07 to have its 'Regional - Local Academy' in the Karunya University Campus.  Mr. Jegan Jothivel, Cisco Area Academy Manager - India & SAARC and Dr. Anne Mary Fernandez, Vice Chancellor I/C, Karunya University signed the  agreements  in  the  presence  of  the  former Registrar Dr. Joseph Thomas and Director I/C (Computer Science & Technology) Dr. Elijah Blessing.

This agreement will enable Karunya University to run CISCO certified programmes such as CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), Network Security and Wireless LAN. These certification programmes will commence from Jan 2008 for the Karunya University students. For the benefit of people from Coimbatore, these certification courses will also be run at the Karunya University City Centre. Karunya University is investing one crore of rupees for developing the school of Computer Science and Technology into a centre of Excellence in the areas of Networking.

 Memorandum of Understanding with Nanonics Ltd.Israel

Karunya University, Coimbatore and Nanonics Ltd., Israel signed an MoU on 15 October 2007 to establish a Centre of  Excellence in Nanoscience and Technology and to take up application oriented R&D at Karunya University with expertise in physics, electrical, electronics, bio-technology and University Hospital. Collaboration between Karunya University and universities such as Cornell University, Hebrew University and Hadassah medical hospital is also envisaged according to the MoU.

A technical team from Nanonics Ltd., is to evolve relevant programs for Centre of Excellence for Nanoscience and Technology as a nodal centre in India for R&D and initiate nanotechnology programs for under-graduate and post-graduate students to meet the requirements of nanotechnologists in India.

Establishing a speciality hospital with stem cell research is one of the highlights of the MoU. Student Exchange Programme is another area identified for collaboration.

Dr. D.G.S. Dhinakaran, Chancellor and Dr. Joseph Thomas, former Registrar signed the MoU on behalf of Karunya University whereas Nanonics Ltd., Israel was represented by Mr. Albert Amini, Chief Executive Officer, Nanonics Ltd., Jerusalem and  Ms. Sheeba Josef, Nanonics Ltd., Israel in the presence of Dr. Anne Mary Fernandez, Vice Chancellor i/c, Karunya University and Dr. T. Chellathurai, Director (Projects) and Dr. Paul Appasamy.

Memorandum of Understanding with RedHat India Ltd.

Red Hat India Ltd., has signed an agreement with Karunya University, to have its Red Hat Academy at Karunya University Campus. This MoU facilitates student, faculty training on open source technologies and also to run RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) certification course at Karunya University Campus.


Memorandum of Understanding with Tata Elxsi Ltd.

An MoU was signed with Tata Elxsi Ltd. On 15 march 2008 at Karunya University. Under the terms of the MoU  the signatories will explore the development of technologies, improve capabilities of common interest and engage in research projects. A common platform will be established between the institute and the company which will give the students the opportunity to get trained under close industry expert guidance and the employees of TEL an opportunity to pursue higher studies/research at Karunya. The MoU envisages to establish a Centre of Excellence in VLSI domain at Karunya. TEL will recommend project work and provide guidance to the students of the University. The Vice Chancellor, Dr.Paul P.Appasamy and the Registrar, Dr.Anne Mary Fernandez, Karunya University and M.M.Thangarajan, General Manager & Head, Operations of Tata Elxsi Ltd. signed the MoU.

Memorandum of Understanding with Robotics Institute Technosolutions Pvt.Ltd.


                          Karunya has entered into another Memorandum of Understanding with Robotics Institute Technosolutions Pvt.Ltd, a service provider in the business of development supply and operation of products and services related to technical education and training in the field of embedded systems. Under the MoU, Karunya will open a TRI Innovation Centre at its premises which will be certified by Indian Innovators Association and  the Company and backed by IIT, Bombay. The Innovation centre can interact with various similar organisations nationally and internationally. The company will help in client design, procure and set up a robotics and embedded systems laboratory and premium products proprietary software and training resources. The MoU was signed by Vice Chancellor, Dr Paul P.Appasamy, and Registrar, Dr.Anne Mary Fernandez, Karunya University and Abishek Biswal, Director Robotics Institute Technosolutions Pvt.Ltd

 Memorandum of Understanding with SIEMENS Ltd., Mumbai


Karunya University has signed an MoU with Siemens Ltd on 18th April 2008.  As a result of this agreement, Karunya will make available a pool of scientific personnel and trainers to Siemens for providing learning solution consultancy to the personnel from Industry and Academia.  The agreement envisages to synergise the expertise and infrastructure available with Karunya and technical expertise of Siemens to provide world class training to personnel from both industries and academics at Karunya University.   It is noteworthy to mention that this will be the first Siemens training centre in Southern India other than the existing one in Mumbai, catering to the clients of Siemens in the entire southern region.


            Dr.(Mrs) Anne Mary Fernandez, Registrar, Karunya University and Mr.Alex Nazareth, Head, Automation and Drives and Mr.Manohar Joshi, Head, Customer Care-Commercial, Siemens, Mumbai signed the agreement.

Memorandum of Understanding with Sun Agro Biotech Research Centre, Chennai

The Sun Agro Biotech Research Centre, Chennai has entered into an agreement with Karunya University on 9th April 2008 which will facilitate for

  • Joint programs in Research & Development in Biotechnology to seek financial assistance from funding agencies.

  • Planning and organization of seminars, workshops and conferences including the exchange of mutual experiences in R & D and
                industrial practice

  • Seeking affiliation to Karunya University in the field of Agri-biotechnology for Ph.D. program by research with SABRC
                Scientists registered as co-guide.