About the Research Centre
The Moturi Satyanarayana Centre for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences is a Centre of excellence for advanced research across the humanities and social sciences through a range of interdisciplinary projects. It serves as a hub for independent and collaborative post-doctoral research and provides an environment that stimulates the spirit of active intellectual enquiry and ethical reflection through critical analysis and empirical studies.
In line with Krea University’s research vision, the centre facilitates exchanges between interdisciplinary hubs focussed on the dominant questions that humanity must understand and address in this century. The Moturi Satyanarayana Centre aims to recognize the enduring value of explorations of the past and critical analysis of contemporary impetus for social change.
The Centre commemorates the life and legacy of Padma Bhushan awardee Moturi Satyanarayana, a veteran freedom fighter, educationist, social worker, Member of Constituent Assembly, Member of Provisional Parliament, and twice-nominated Member of Rajya Sabha. The Centre is supported by the Padma Bhushan Moturi Satyanarayana Endowment set up by his daughter, Sujata Kumar and son-in-law Tatineni Prem Kumar.
Currently, scholarships and honoraria have been established for post-doctoral research fellows. Scholars of eminence are invited to pursue research, reflection, and writing in areas and themes of their choice. The scholars who successfully complete their studies will be known as Moturi Satyanarayana Scholars.
Through continuous exchange, the Centre contributes towards and engage with the vibrant intellectual culture of Krea university. Besides using the traditional modes such as seminars, workshops, publications, interdisciplinary dialogues, The Moturi Satyanarayana Centre embraces digital methods for reaching out not only to the community at Krea but also to the world outside.
The Centre is headed by a Director responsible for interpreting and translating its vision.