The joint UGC & AICTE Expert committee visited KITS during 9-11 Nov 2017 to review the progress of the institution. Impressed by the sprawling campus , excellent infrastructure, serene learning ambience, exceptional residential facilities, student diversity , faculty competence, industry tie ups & placements , International internships , student start-ups , cutting edge research and funding from Govt agencies, the joint Expert committee unanimously recommended extension of deemed to be University status to Karunya for a period of five years viz vide UGC letter dated 16 Jan 2018. Accepting the recommendations, the MHRD in its letter dated 8 June 2018, has granted approval for extension of Deemed to be university status to Karunya institute of technology and Sciences.
With the approval from AICTE dated 10 April 2018 for all the B.Tech, M.Tech and Management programmes, the institution is poised to make a significant impact in the field of higher education. The focus of the Institution to develop products and patents in the areas of social concern , food ,water , energy and healthcare is visible in all its programmes and tangible in the services rendered to the society. The diverse and unique UG & PG programmes , including the new B.Tech in Robotics & Automation and Mechatronics are very much in demand owing to the high academic standards . The state -of - art studios for Media and Communication worth Rs 10 crores that includes facilities for TV production, post production, radio program production, game production, animation, artificial intelligence, graphics, audio, dubbing and music, preview theatres, 15 Research /Centers of Excellence , Incubation & Entrepreneurship Cell, placement with the highest salary of Rs. 30 Lakhs, excellent sports facilities are an added attraction to the students . As KITS is offering Christian minority scholarships to the tune of Rs.5 crores this year, many meritorious and needy students have been eagerly seeking admissions at Karunya.