Karunya Academy for Theological Education is an outcome of the Divine revelation to the Dhinakarans, who are the pioneers in carrying the gospel of Jesus Christ through the Jesus Calls International Ministry throughout the world.
Vision of KATE
“Preparing servants of God by imparting holistic theological education and practicing with the passion to demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ bringing salvation and healing to humanity”
To produce graduates (M.Div., M.Th., and Doctorates) who are biblically and theologically sound; Spiritually empowered to evangelize with a focus on word, prayer, supernatural gifts and fruits (as in Jesus Calls mission); Passionate to work amidst the poor and the forsaken (as in SEESHA mission); Able to communicate effectively through each media and use technology (as in Karunya mission), to reach every person as well as millions.
Jesus Calls is the ministry with the mission “Praying for the World”. Prayer, love and compassion are key components in the Jesus Calls ministry. All the endeavours of Jesus Calls portray these major dynamics. The uniqueness of this global ministry is that Dr. Paul Dhinakaran and his entire family minister together to various people groups without regard to nationality, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. As a result, Jesus Calls necessitates a multi-faceted approach to a ministry that extends to men, women, youth, children, families, sick, the poor and needy
Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, was founded with the noble vision to raise professionals and leaders of high academic calibre and unblemished character, nurtured with a strong motivation and commitment to serve humanity. The institution is the fulfillment of the vision of its founders Late Dr. D. G. S. Dhinakaran and the present Chancellor Dr. Paul Dhinakaran. Established in 1986 as an Engineering College, it was granted an autonomous status in 2000 and declared Deemed-to-be University by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in recognition of its academic excellence by the Ministry of Human Resources Development under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 vide notification no 9-3-2000-U3 dated 23.6.2004 of the Government of India. Accredited by NAAC, the institution offers a wide array of Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Degree programmes in various branches of Engineering, Biotechnology, Food processing and Agricultural Sciences. From a humble beginning of 180 students, the institution has rapidly grown to 8491 students and 452 faculty representing 18 academic departments.
In the three decades of service to higher education, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences has made significant progression in teaching learning, research and consultancy, innovation and transfer of technology, community service and value education. Translating the vision of the Founders into action, the institution is currently engaged in finding solutions to human problems in the four major areas such as Water, Food, Healthcare, and Energy through scientific and technological interventions.
Samiti for Education and Environment Social and Health Action (SEESHA) is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 2003, by renowned educator and philanthropist Dr. Paul Dhinakaran.
Mission of Seesha
- We demonstrate the Love, Care, and Compassion of Jesus Christ towards all people
- We display honesty, integrity, and transparency in our work.
- We encourage new ideas, innovation, and creativity.
- Our word and deed go hand-in-hand. We do what we say we will do.