K L University, officially the Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, is a deemed university located in the Vaddeswaram Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh, India. K L University consists of 11 academic departments and six schools, with emphasis on scientific and technological research.Established in 1980, the college is located on a 100acre site adjacent to Buckingham Canal, and is about 8km from Vijayawada in Krishna District and 20 km from Guntur City. The institution is recognised by the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi, has been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation, and is certified by ISO 9001 - 2000. It has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council with an A grade.HistoryThis university is popular in India, it is awarded as the "BEST PRIVATE UNIVERSITY" in South India and there are nearly 600 research scholars so far in the university, it was rated with 'A' GRADE University in India. The college was established in 1980 at Vaddeswaram by the late Sri Koneru Lakshmaiah and Sri K. Satyanarayana. Sri K. Lakshmaiah, who graduated from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, came up with the idea of establishing an engineering college in order to rectify the local scarcity of engineers.