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Shaping impactful, ethical leaders for the future

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Interwoven Learning – a unique & rigorous process

Krea University’s unique and rigorous paradigm of interwoven learning weaves together intellectual inquiry with experiential learning, liberal arts and sciences with technical and quantitative skills, subject matter expertise with broad based awareness to create well rounded minds that are prepared for a change-driven future.

Krea University's graduates will be adaptable and resilient, excelling at comprehension, critical thinking, collaboration, computational ability, creativity, and communication. They will have a well-developed sense of purpose and be well-equipped to deal with the ethical challenges they may face in their lives and careers.

Undergraduate Programmes

Krea University offers 3-year B.A. (Honours) & B.Sc. (Honours) degrees, with an option to do an additional year i.e. fourth year of Advanced Studies.

B.A. (Honours) B.Sc. (Honours)
Economics Computer Science
History Environmental Studies
Literature & the Arts Life Sciences and Cognitive Sciences
Political Science Mathematics
Social Studies Physical Sciences

To this end, the curriculum re-imagined by the eminent Academic Council after much deliberation, is based on seven key components, which are woven together to achieve the targeted outcomes

  • Required Core and Skill Courses
  • Chosen Concentration Courses
  • Chosen Electives
  • Immersive Experiences
  • Interdisciplinary Core
  • Capstone Thesis
  • Co-curriculars

Course Structure

Core Courses give students the necessary broad based exposure to a range of subjects (including science, technology and mathematics). This will also help students discover their true passion and interest and choose appropriate concentrations in the 2nd year.

Core Courses will span various disciplines ranging from the Natural Sciences, to Social Sciences, to Literature, the Arts and the Humanities. The broad areas that will make up the Core include the following:

  • Literature and the Arts
  • Mathematics & Logic
  • Social Analysis and Historical Immersion
  • Scientific Reasoning
  • Philosophical Perspectives from the East and the West
  • Creative Expression

In addition, an interdisciplinary core course is required to be taken in the 3rd year; which is a primarily faculty team-taught interdisciplinary seminar. This allows for a more advanced treatment of the subject matter than at the entry level Core classes.

These courses complement the Core courses, teaching specific, marketable skills that are relevant and useful to the student’s education and career path.

Writing & Oral Communication
Given the explosion of media, impactful professionals and leaders should be at home with all forms of communication. The communications course will expose students to various forms of writing, will give them the tools and opportunities to improve their writing and develop strong oral communication skills.

Introduction to Topics in Computer Science
With computers becoming all pervasive, it is critical that students develop tangible skills in this area like basic computer programming, app building, logical thinking, etc.

Data Analytics
The world is awash in data. To make sense of data, finding patterns and building narratives based on data, are indispensable skills in this day and age.

Design Thinking
From consulting companies to start-ups, organisations are turning to design thinking to solve ‘complex problems’. This course will draw upon the students’ imagination, intuition, logic, systemic and systematic reasoning to solve problems. This course will also have a strong “Environmental” bent, so students understand the importance of environmental issues and challenges.

Ethics
The course will have a focused, practical, hands-on approach to key ethical skills and thinking.

From the second year onwards, students need to choose their “concentration” by selecting a set of courses to develop mastery over a chosen field(s). To allow for more exploration, students can choose 9-11 courses in the chosen concentration to qualify for graduation.

B.A. (Honours) B.Sc. (Honours)
Economics Computer Science
History Environmental Studies
Literature & the Arts Life Sciences and Cognitive Sciences
Political Science Mathematics
Social Studies Physical Sciences

Chosen elective courses allow a student to explore the curriculum, make connections between disciplines, and develop new academic interests over time. Such a combination of breadth and depth prepares each student for what he or she wishes to pursue post Krea University.

It is Krea University’s strong belief that students learn more by immersing themselves in a ‘real world’ learning environment, which will be achieved by creating more ‘porous boundaries’ between the real world and the class room. To fullfill this requirement, students need to take up internships or projects (graded) during summer breaks.

To fulfill this requirement, students need to take up internships or projects (graded), during summer breaks.

All students (regardless of concentration) will write a Thesis or a Project in their final year. This graded thesis/project can be done by an individual student or by a team of up to 3 students. This will be done under the supervision of a faculty member.


Advanced studies in the 4th year (optional) - Students will have an option to continue in the fourth year to take more advance courses within their major, more advanced interdisciplinary courses, and do an individual research thesis.


Across the three-year duration, students will undertake distinctive activities, designed to make their journey at Krea University more holistic, inspirational and stimulating.

a. Graduation Essay
Students will be assigned an essay in their first year on a topic such as “How to Lead a Good Purposeful Life?” This essay has to be submitted before they graduate, giving them time to reflect on questions beyond themselves and record their transformation during the course of their three years at Krea University.

b. Well-being Requirement Course
It is important that students develop their mind/body; they will be encouraged to pursue physical activities like sports, or outdoor activities like hiking, reflective activities like meditation/yoga, throughout their time at Krea University. In addition, each student will have to choose and successfully pass one such graded course.

c. Extra-curricular activities
Students will be exposed to a range of activities like lectures, seminars, performances, recitals by upcoming and eminent scholars and artistes. These are designed to help develop a strong sense of the aesthetic and have intellectual interests and interactions outside of the classroom.

Guiding principles of the curriculum

Each major at Krea will be guided by a set of principles, which will be interwoven into the curriculum. All courses will be designed to have an element of these principles such that students are exposed to thinking through multiple perspectives within their own field. Through continuous exposure to these principles, students' ability to think holistically will get reiterated and reaffirmed throughout their course of study.

Student Assessment

Faculty at Krea will continuously and rigorously evaluate students using multiple touch points such as quizzes, class participation, short exams, papers and final exams. No course will have a single unit of assessment to determine the entire course grade. Faculty will have the flexibility to decide on the structure depending on the subject.

For each course, in addition to a grade that will appear on the official transcript, there will also be a “subjective assessment” of the student’s “learning habits” and other intangible aspects of a student’s performance in the course.

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