Addressing the students at Krea, Osama Manzar, Founder-Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation explained the work of DEF’s foot soldiers in combating the ramifications of COVID-19 across rural India, through robust digital assets and connectivity. He spoke about the evolving face of education, social entrepreneurship and localization of digital in the relevance of today and the upcoming reality. He also touched upon the menace of misinformation and the urgent need for citizens, especially students to be equipped with critical thinking .… Read More
This weekend, VENI- The Ideas Place at Krea University witnessed Dr. Gautam Menon- physicist cum biologist helping us comprehend the enquiries that surround COVID-19 through disease modelling. Addressing the students, staff and faculty, Dr. Menon simplified terminologies, discussed modelling perspective from an intersection of disciplines and emphasised on the importance of predictive models in aiding policy decisions. .… Read More
In a string of many firsts, VENI- The Ideas Place went online and had its first student edition. Ushering in a well-rounded standpoint, Abhinav Ramnarayan navigated the students and faculty through his reflective journey of reportage. From the global financial crisis of 2008 to the Covid-19’s effect, he commented on the panorama of economies, dexterity of predicting stories and the importance of effective storytelling. .… Read More
We witnessed one of the most important narratives of the new reality, as Dr.Raghuram Rajan interacted with the Krea community on the world beyond COVID-19. The interaction traversed over the role of an individual, nation and the entire world in confronting the crisis. .… Read More
Infusing hope and optimism into unpredictable times, the Krea Community kickstarted ‘Weavenings ’ on 03 April, 2020. A first in a series of engaging virtual episodes brimming with conversations, learnings and immersive discussions aimed at building an ethos of community in the ‘New Now’. This effort was orchestrated by the Communications team at Krea, who will present fortnightly editions of Weavenings, knitting together various strands of the Krea fabric. .… Read More
On Feb 3 2020, the Centre for Writing and Pedagogy at Krea University held its inaugural event titled ‘Writers on Writing’ wherein Akash Kapur, author of the critically acclaimed work of non-fiction, India Becoming was in conversation with Prayaag Akbar. Over the course of an hour they had a freewheeling chat wherein Akash Kapur spoke about how his urge to write stemmed from a sense of curiosity about the world around. He also emphasised that honesty towards the subject and empathy towards the reader are crucial to any piece of writing. .… Read More
Krea University’s IFMR Graduate School of Business has now introduced Data Science in the MBA curriculum, to make students industry-savvy.
The business environment today is rapidly changing with new emerging technologies like Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning. MBA programmes have to gear up to meet the unique challenges by equipping students with new age tools and techniques to aid managerial decision. .… Read More
PhD Scholar from the IFMR Graduate School of Business - Ameesh Samalopanan won best paper awards at two conferences held at Pondicherry University and IIM Tiruchirappalli recently. The papers were authored by him and Dr. Vijayalakshmi Balasubramaniam.
Both the award-winning papers were on the subject of startups, based on the experiences of young Indians who have negotiated the entrepreneurial path. The papers reveal how the growth pattern of the Start-up Entrepreneur and a successful Entrepreneur diverges into different patterns after initial similarities. Limitations and future implication were also discussed in the paper. .… Read More
A Model United Nations (MUN) was conducted by IFMR GSB on 11 & 12 January at the Sri City Campus. Attended by student delegates from SRM University, VIT Vellore and Chennai Campus, IIIT, VVIT, IFIM Bangalore, SIAS, Krea University and IFMR GSB, the two main points on the agenda were: UNGA- Developing new and comprehensive approach in the field of information and communication in the context of International Security and AIPPM- Deliberation over Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019. .… Read More
A strategic and innovative HR leader with over 18 years of experience in various facets of Human Resources, Mr. Navneeth Sulakhe, Head of Talent Management at Landmark Group, visited the campus and shared his insights on “HR as an integral part of management and its role towards customer satisfaction”. .… Read More
‘Financial Globalization and Economic Development: Emerging Issues and the Way Forward in Today’s Digitized World’ was the theme of IFMR Graduate School of Business’s research symposium this year, held on 12 & 13 December 2019 at Sri City. Academics, industry experts and doctoral scholars from across the world participated by presenting papers, speaking at the symposium and moderating discussions.
The two-day symposium also had technical sessions on a variety of topics ranging from corporate finance, economic growth and governance to current issues. .… Read More
Restructuring pedagogy and evolving curriculum to make it industry-relevant is a challenge which all top Business Schools across the globe has been facing. While IFMR Graduate School of Business at Krea University, known to be backed by some of the best minds in the country like former RBI Chief, Raghuram Rajan and supported by business leaders the likes of Anand Mahindra, Sajjan Jindal, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw among others, has been no exception. .… Read More
Krea University has today launched the futuristic 'Amphitheatre' on campus. It is expected to be a platform for showcasing diverse literary and cultural activities such as hosting graduation and social events like movie nights, parent meetings, among others. .… Read More
Film Director and National Award winner Prof. K Hariharan, who is also the Director of the Media Lab at Krea University conducted a Masterclass on "Creating a Narrative" for the MBA students of IFMR Graduate School of Business.
Organized as a part of Prof R Sathyanarayanan's Marketing elective course on ‘Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC)’, the masterclass began with a screening of Prof. Hariharan’s film Dubashi (The Translator). He explained narration and effective communication of stories, touching on various aspects of film-narrative, starting with continuity and contiguity, importance of form and the format, covering a gamut of subjects ranging from language constructs to semiotics to constraints of budget. .… Read More
Anshu Gupta, founder of Goonj and winner of the Magsaysay Award in 2015 visited the Krea University campus on Saturday, November 2, 2019.
He shared his experiences with the students and faculty of Krea University, about his journey with Goonj, the ‘Cloth for Works’ exchange programme, urban to rural re-use and recycling and the development challenges that the country faces. .… Read More
The 2-year full-time MBA program specializing in Data Science offered by IFMR-GSB, Krea University was ranked 9th among full-time Data Science programs in the country by Analytics India magazine in November 2019. The program was assessed favorably on all four components of the ranking: curriculum, faculty, the student experience, and external collaborations. .… Read More
Dr. Raghuram G. Rajan, former Governor of Reserve Bank of India, visited the Krea University campus at Sri City on 5 November 2019 and interacted with the students and faculty. He spent time with the students of the School of Interwoven Arts and Sciences, the faculty of IFMR Graduate School of Business, the students of IFMR GSB, the Research Council and the faculty of SIAS across five individual sessions. Dr. Rajan is Advisor – Governing Council & Academic Council at Krea University. This scheduled visit is part of his role as an advisor to the University. .… Read More