With best wishes,
Office of Admissions
The purpose of the Immersion Day is to assess those qualities in a applicant that shine through in an interactive, hands-on and real-world setting.The Immersion Day consists of:
|Rounds||Open||Close||Invitations for Immersion Day||Completion of Immersions||Admissions & Financial Aid Decision||Acceptance|
|Round 1||Nov 1, 2018||Dec 15, 2018||Nov 30, 2018 to Dec 30, 2018||Jan 10, 2019||Jan 20, 2019||Feb 10, 2019|
|Round 2||Dec 16, 2018||Jan 31, 2019||Jan 10, 2019 to Feb 12, 2019||Feb 25, 2019||Mar 6, 2019||Mar 26, 2019|
|Round 3||Feb 1, 2019||Apr 15, 2019||Mar 5, 2019 to 25 Apr, 2019||May 20, 2019||Jun 9, 2019||Jun 30, 2019|
|Round 4||Apr 16, 2019||Jul 5, 2019||May 5, 2019 to Jul 8, 2019||Jul 20, 2019||Jul 31, 2019||Aug 10, 2019|
*The round closes at midnight, Indian Standard Time (IST) of the specified closing date of that round.
International candidates are encouraged to apply during rounds 1 and 2. This will ensure enough time to process visa requirements.
At Krea, we have a need-blind admissions process and a need-based financial aid process that ensures that every admitted student is able to pursue their education at Krea. We have provisioned for varying levels of aid depending on the need of the student. The aid may cover up to 100% of tuition fees and living expenses.
Our Office of Financial Aid runs separately from the Office of Admissions. Data and information contained in your financial aid application is not shared with the Office of Admissions.
We look forward to seeing you at Krea.
With best wishes,
Office of Financial Aid
Step 1: Financial aid form is enabled on the application portal only after the applicant has been shortlisted for Immersion Day
Step 2: Applicants submit the following details on the financial aid form:
Step 3: Applicants bring all supporting documents to Immersion Day
Step 4: Receive decision on financial aid
Please note: In case the information provided in the financial aid application is insufficient, then the Office of Financial Aid may seek additional information or conduct separate interviews and home visits, as required.
Eligibility for financial-aid is broadly driven by family income. An indicative framework is provided below:
|Family Income (per annum)||Scholarship (Indicative)|
|Less than INR 10,00,000||Up to 100% tuition|
|INR 10,00,000 – 25,00,000||Up to 75% tuition|
|INR 25,00,000 – 50,00,000||Up to 50% tuition|
|Greater than INR 50,00,000||NIL|
It literally means the ‘freedom to pursue’ different courses of study. It represents an inter-disciplinary perspective to learning, and engages both the right brain and left brain of the student. It spans the natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, arts and literature. The student builds foundations in one or more of these disciplines before specializing. Krea’s paradigm of interwoven learning reimagines liberal arts and sciences education in a manner relevant to the future. Liberal, and in turn Krea, does not stand for left liberalism and elitism. We are an institution promoting independent thought and are agnostic to any ideology.
Krea University will offer 3-year undergraduate B.A. (Hons) and B.Sc. (Hons) programmes, with the option of doing an additional year in advanced studies.
“Interwoven learning” represents the weaving together of creativity and action-orientation, the arts and the sciences, left brain and right brain, east and west, and ultimately weaving together the learnings of the past with readiness for the future.
Yes, it will be possible to do a double major. Please visit our website for updates on the curriculum.
Yes, students will be able to pursue an academic minor as well.
Please visit our website for updates on the curriculum.
Yes, Krea will have research centres and incubators both on and off campus. These may be in partnership with other institutes/universities.
Graduate Essay: Students will be assigned an essay in their first year on a question such as “How to Lead a Good Purposeful Life?” that gets them to think beyond themselves. Each student is expected to work on this essay – not more than 3 pages – and keep changing it as their thinking evolves. It will have to be submitted to their advisor before they graduate.
Well Being Requirement: It is important that students develop their mind/body. Students will be encouraged to pursue physical activities like sports, or outdoor activities like hiking, reflective activities like meditation/yoga. During their time at Krea, they will also be required to take and successfully complete a course on any such activity. It will be a non-graded requirement.
Students will also be exposed to a range of co-curricular activities like lectures, seminars, performances, recitals by upcoming/ eminent scholars and artistes. We wish for our students to develop a strong sense of the aesthetic and the intellectual interests that such activities and interactions promote.
Our first batch will start in August 2019, for the academic year 2019-20. The batch size will be 100 - 125. Please visit our website regularly for admission registration/deadlines
Krea will follow a rigorous process that uses multiple criteria to assess for high potential students. Board marks is only one of them.
No, students don’t have to declare their major at the time of admission. They will elect their major during the second year after taking a core of arts and science courses.
Learning at Krea will be rigorous and unique. We will make sure that the grading is fair and presents ample opportunities for high potential students to perform. Please visit our website for updates.
No, Krea will not have its own admission/entrance test for this year. Please visit our website for updates on admission process, accepted test scores etc.
We aim to attract high potential students, to come, learn, contribute and benefit from this wonderful educational experience, regardless of their ability to pay. We follow need-blind admissions enabling any meritorious student to apply and study at the institution. Please see Financial Aid Eligibility under the Admission tab for details.
We’re working on it, and talking to leading institutions for partnerships.
Krea students will graduate with a high level of preparedness to pursue a number of avenues, like higher studies, sit for the civil service exams, join government organisations or the corporate world, work in the NGO sector, join a research or think tank environment, be an entrepreneur or a performing artist. The world will literally be their stage and they will perform.
One of the key pillars of Krea’s programme design is to keep the boundaries between the class room world and the ‘real’ world, porous. To that end, every student will finish at least 2 immersive learning experiences as internships with a range of organizations. Moreover, these projects also have to be signed off by an academic advisor, which further encourages active conversation between the student and their mentor on how these immersive ‘real world’ experiences are connected to their academic course of study.
IFMR Society, the sponsor of the university, has been operating the IFMR Business School on a 40 acre campus, which can accommodate over 400 students, at Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. Krea’s courses will commence on this campus. We are in the process of appointing architects to design a green-field and learning-friendly campus that will encourage interwoven learning. It will be spread over 200 acres in Sri City, which is 55 kms north of Chennai.
We believe strongly that learning and intellectual enrichment happens both within the classroom and outside. So Krea will create a safe, secure, exciting residential environment, where students will learn not just from faculty, but from other professionals and their peers. The bonds that are formed by the students should remain lifelong bonds.
Safety and security is a top priority and all appropriate measures will be in place.