‘Krea Lecture Series: History’ with Dr Dinyar Patel | 29 Sept, 3 PM IST

‘Krea Lecture Series: History’ with Dr Dinyar Patel | 29 Sept, 3 PM IST

How did a Scotsman found the political party which eventually led India to independence? The story of Allan Octavian Hume is a fascinating one. From starting off as a British civil servant to advocating Indian rights and his evolution into the ‘Father of the Congress’, Hume was regarded as a deeply controversial figure in Indian colonial history.

Join Dr Dinyar Patel for an informative lecture as he narrates the story of this historical figure and his contribution to India’s independence. 

This lecture is open to all. Attend the session via https://krea-edu-in.zoom.us/j/99434563966?pwd=UnE5WWxmeE94UEJhWHdFL2RTcElndz09

‘Krea Lecture Series: Environmental Studies’ with Dr R Brawin Kumar | 28 Sept, 6.30 PM IST

‘Krea Lecture Series: Environmental Studies’ with Dr R Brawin Kumar | 28 Sept, 6.30 PM IST

In the world of mammals inhabiting the Indian subcontinent, the Madras Hedgehog is very poorly studied. Did you know that, unlike porcupines, the hedgehog’s spines are not easily detachable, and it rolls its fur-clad face and abdomen into a complete ball of spines in defence?  

Join Dr R Brawin Kumar (National Post Doctoral Fellow – School of Biology, IISER Tirupati) for an insightful and ‘edgy’ lecture — titled “The untold story of my spiny neighbour – The Madras Hedgehog!” — exploring the few species of hedgehogs in India, sharing interesting facts about them, and explaining why efforts need to be doubled towards studying these fascinating creatures.

The ‘Krea Lecture Series: Environmental Studies’ is a forum to share research and ongoing work in the broad domain of environmental issues and climate change. The series invites speakers to explore these themes from multiple dimensions including but not limited to climate science, conservation, policy, culture, social movements and more. 

This lecture is open to all. Register here: https://krea-edu-in.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMscu-gpzooGtRWQu3ulqF1OmZPFSrnPqgm

Prof Chirag Dhara to share insights on education for climate action at the ‘International Conference on Sustainable Development 2021’ | Today @ 10.30 PM IST

Prof Chirag Dhara to share insights on education for climate action at the ‘International Conference on Sustainable Development 2021’ | Today @ 10.30 PM IST

Prof Chirag Dhara, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Krea University, will present at the ‘International Conference on Sustainable Development 2021’ along with Prof Vandana Singh from Framingham University, USA. In line with the theme of the conference – ‘Education for Climate Action: Towards an SDG 4.7 Roadmap for Systems Change’ – their presentation (titled ‘Why Transformative Education Must Address the Problem of Endless Exponential Economic Growth’) aims to provide a conceptual scaffolding around which learning frameworks may be developed to make room for diverse alternative paths to truly sustainable social-ecological cultures. Their presentation is based on a book chapter that they have contributed to an upcoming edited volume on the same theme, to be published by UNESCO.

For more information about the conference, visit: https://ic-sd.org/

‘Krea Lecture Series: History’ with Dr David Arnold | 15 Sept, 3 PM IST

‘Krea Lecture Series: History’ with Dr David Arnold | 15 Sept, 3 PM IST

As the Covid-19 pandemic has shown, the past remains a vital resource for us to understand the present. However, the present can act as a trigger for the past, impelling us to re-examine significant historical events and issues. 

Join Dr David Arnold from the University of Warwick (UK) for an insightful lecture on how a “living” history can evoke human experiences that make us re-evaluate the past with a new perspective.

This lecture is open to all. Attend via https://krea-edu-in.zoom.us/j/98952450106?pwd=VVhZTXlQeW5KTTVJVWw2bHlKUnRQdz09

Honourable Vice President of India inaugurates Moturi Satyanarayana Centre for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Krea University

Honourable Vice President of India inaugurates Moturi Satyanarayana Centre for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Krea University

The Honourable Vice President of India Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Moturi Satyanarayana Centre for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Krea University on Wednesday, 08 September 2021. The official inauguration event was hosted at Raj Bhavan in Chennai. 

Moturi Satyanarayana Centre for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences aims to promote scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. The centre commemorates the life and legacy of veteran freedom fighter, Member of the Constituent Assembly, the Provisional Parliament two-time Rajya Sabha MP, Shri. Moturi Satyanarayana.

Dr Mahesh Rangarajan, Vice-Chancellor of Krea University explained, “While aligned with and integral to Krea’s larger vision and mission, Moturi Satyanarayana Centre for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences aims to create a centre of academic excellence. The scholarship, exchange and dialogue within and by the centre will help promote a vibrant intellectual milieu both within and beyond Krea. Research is vital to our future and the work done here will help think about the past and present in preparation for a better future.”

Speaking at the inauguration, The Honourable Vice President said, “Today I commend the management, staff and all those associated with this momentous milestone in Krea’s journey synonymous with quality education in Humanities and Social Studies. Named after the eminent son of India, Shri. Moturi Satyanarayana, I am certain this centre with its academic rigour and quality will be a transformative and engaging hub of teaching and learning.”

Happening Today @ 6PM | ‘Evolution of HR: Creating a workplace for ALL’

Happening Today @ 6PM | ‘Evolution of HR: Creating a workplace for ALL’

The human resource management profession continues to evolve and it has never been more crucial than it is now. What used to be viewed as a routine function within an organisation is now one of the most dynamic places to work, with its renewed focus on employee experience and the future of work. In this interactive session with Anupa Sadasivan (Co-head – Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs Services India), learn more about how diversity plays an important role in organisations; how HR leaders are re-calibrating the hiring process; and the impact that organisations like Goldman Sachs create as they uphold their organisational values.

Click here to join: https://krea-edu-in.zoom.us/j/96844078322

Evolution of HR: Creating a workplace for ALL

Evolution of HR: Creating a workplace for ALL

The human resource management profession continues to evolve and it has never been more crucial than it is now. What used to be viewed as a routine function within an organisation is now one of the most dynamic places to work, with its renewed focus on employee experience and the future of work. In this interactive session with Anupa Sadasivan (Co-head – Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs Services India), learn more about how diversity plays an important role in organisations; how HR leaders are re-calibrating the hiring process; and the impact that organisations like Goldman Sachs create as they uphold their organisational values.

Click here to join: https://krea-edu-in.zoom.us/j/96844078322