‘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/

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

Conference paper authored by IFMR GSB PhD scholar and faculty wins ‘Best Doctoral Paper Award’!

Conference paper authored by IFMR GSB PhD scholar and faculty wins ‘Best Doctoral Paper Award’!

Congratulations to IFMR GSB’s PhD Scholar Ameesh Samalopanan and Prof Vijayalakshmi Balasubramaniam for their papers winning big at two different conferences!

Their conference paper “Defining Dignity at Workplace: A Step Closer Towards Responsible Management”, won this year’s Eastern Academy of Management Conference (EAM) ‘Best Doctoral Paper’ award. The EAM conference was hosted virtually last week.

In addition to this, their second paper – ‘How Indian Managers Define Dignity at Workplace: Exploratory Study on Indian Financial Sector’ – will be presented at the upcoming European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM 2021) next month.

‘World as Family’: Dr Vishakha N Desai in conversation with Prof Prayaag Akbar | 11 May, 7.30 PM IST

‘World as Family’: Dr Vishakha N Desai in conversation with Prof Prayaag Akbar | 11 May, 7.30 PM IST

How significant is the Vedic phrase ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’? Why is the role of family and compassion now more relevant than before, and how does it impact today’s unprecedented public health crisis? 

Krea University and Asia Society India Centre are delighted to invite you for the global launch of ‘World as Family: A Journey of Multi-Rooted Belongings’, by Dr Vishakha N Desai – President Emeritus of Asia Society, Senior Advisor for Global Affairs at Columbia University, and Member of Academic & Governing Council at Krea University.

Published by Columbia University Press, the discussion will feature the significance of familial bond in today’s age of social distancing, as told through Dr Desai’s personal journey from India to the United States and her identity as a global citizen. 

Tune in tomorrow at 7.30 PM IST to catch her share her incredible story, in conversation with Prof Prayaag Akbar – Visiting Senior Fellow, Centre for Writing and Pedagogy at Krea University and award-winning novelist.

Click on the link below to register for the event: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KDNJL1mlTOmuJ7ZM9IELJw

Dr Sunder Ramaswamy to speak at Businessworld’s ‘Wednesday Wisdom Education 4.0’ panel | 5 May, 4 PM IST

Dr Sunder Ramaswamy to speak at Businessworld’s ‘Wednesday Wisdom Education 4.0’ panel | 5 May, 4 PM IST

Dr Sunder Ramaswamy, Vice-Chancellor at Krea University, joins other education leaders to share his thoughts on ‘Addressing Learning Gaps And Building Students Employability’.

Register for this webinar here: https://businessworld-in.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PIl95Ng_Re2doFJAA7Dksw

‘Consulting firms, financial majors hire more from B-Schools’- Times of India features IFMR GSB alongside IIMB, IIMC and ISB

‘Consulting firms, financial majors hire more from B-Schools’- Times of India features IFMR GSB alongside IIMB, IIMC and ISB

A Times of India feature on the big hiring by global financial firms, consulting majors and tech companies, captures the latest hiring trends in leading business schools across the country, like IIMB, IIMC, ISB and IFMR GSB.

Highlighting the placement success at IFMR GSB, the feature mentions “…finance, consulting and tech giants hired over 80% of the students already placed compared to an average of 61% in such domains in previous years. Four of the top five global banks — JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citi — together hired over 40 students (almost 25% of the batch). Despite the pandemic, average salaries rose by 10% in these domains and stood at Rs 11.4 lakh.” 

Read the full article here.

‘Don’t wait for the weekend to escape and do what you love doing’: Mike Murali, Chief Fun Officer – Capgemini, at IFMR GSB annual fest

‘Don’t wait for the weekend to escape and do what you love doing’: Mike Murali, Chief Fun Officer – Capgemini, at IFMR GSB annual fest

The annual culture of bringing together business students of India continued this year at IFMR GSB. The School switched the spotlight on ‘Abhyudaya 2021’ — its annual fest, marked with signatory speakers and over 2,500 participants from Business Schools across the country including the many IIMS, XLRI – Xavier School of Management, Symbiosis Institute of Management (SIBM) Pune, MDI Gurgaon, NMIMS, Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), Great Lakes Institute of Management, TA Pai Management Institute, et al.

The fest was inaugurated by Mike Murali, Chief Fun Officer and Director- Marketing at Capgemini. As a two-time TEDx speaker and Guinness Record Holder, in addition to being a regular stage and TV presenter, Mike Murali had a wealth of stories to share, peppered with his signature wit and words of encouragement for the students.

Relating to the fest’s theme for this year – ‘Escape Escapades’ – he spoke about how we don’t have to wait until we have stopped our professional journey to start doing what we love. He encouraged students to continue the spirit of curiosity and learning even after Business School. He walked them through the 10 commandments to live a happy life, and make way for ‘fun’ along with work.

In line with the theme, participants were encouraged to come up with solutions for unique puzzles, devise different strategic approaches and test their decision-making skills to crack the task of the hour. Divided into various rounds spread out in a number of activities, the event also included ‘Krea Talks’ featuring an excellent line-up of speakers from various career paths; a stand-up show by well-known comedian Sorabh Pant; and a short film screening with participants from other countries.

With a range of activities spread out in three days in two weeks, the annual fest ended with over 120 students winning various prizes and collectively walking away with cash prizes worth INR 2.5 lakhs.

Prof Srajana Kaikini’s recent papers published by noted international journals

Prof Srajana Kaikini’s recent papers published by noted international journals

Krea faculty Prof Srajana Kaikini — Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Humanities & Social Sciences & Literature & the Arts — has had two of her recent papers published by renowned international journals. Her most recent paper explores strategies within the arts practice, while the other paper talks about COVID-19 and its social impact.

Her paper titled, ‘The Aesthetics Of Risk in Artistic Practice: What is at Stake?’, has been published in the Kunstlicht Journal 41(4) (2020). ASSESSING RISK: ON STRATEGIES FOR HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE WITHIN ARTS PRACTICE. The journal regularly features academics, authors, editors and artists sharing their insights on art, visual culture, and architecture. Access the paper here.

Her timely piece on understanding disasters and bringing the ethical language of the collective, bearing COVID-19 in mind, was published by Voices in Bioethics, an online journal in partnership with Columbia University Library. Read the article here.