With best wishes,
Office of Admissions
Stage 1: Online Application Form
Krea Immersive Case (KIC)
The purpose of the Krea Immersive Case is to assess those qualities in an applicant that shine through in an interactive, hands-on and real-world setting. The case experience also provides applicants a snapshot of Krea’s Interwoven Learning approach in-action.The Krea Immersive Case consists of:
Based on the information provided by the applicant and the evaluation scores awarded across the two stages of selection, the applicant may receive the following decisions:
In addition, if the applicant submits an SAT/ACT score after receiving a conditional offer, the SAT/ACT score can be taken into account for changing the conditional offer of admission to a confirmed offer of admission.
Timeline for Krea's undergraduate programme commencing August, 2020
* 'The university reserves the right to conduct an additional fourth round in the months of June-July, 2020.
At Krea, we have a need- blind admission process and a need-aware financial assistance process that endeavours to support the financial need of a student who wishes to pursue his/her educational aspirations in the University. Assistance provided will depend on the income status of the parents / legal guardian, but will take into account other assessment parameters as well.
Our Office of Financial Assistance runs separately from the Office of Admissions. Data and information contained in your Financial Assistance application is not shared with the Office of Admissions.
We look forward to seeing you at Krea.
With best wishes,
Office of Financial Assistance
Step 1: Financial assistance form is enabled on the application portal only after the applicant has been shortlisted for Krea Immersive Case (KIC) Day
Step 2: Applicants submit the following details on the financial assistance form:
Step 3: Applicants bring all supporting documents on Krea Immersive Case (KIC) Day
Step 4: Receive decision on financial assistance
Please note: In case the information provided in the financial assistance application is insufficient, then the Office of Financial Assistance may seek additional information or conduct separate interviews and home visits, as required.
Eligibility for financial-assistance is broadly driven by family income. An indicative framework is provided below:
|Family Income||Financial Assistance|
|Less than INR 10,00,000||Up to 100% tuition fees that may also include living expenses depending on actual income and other related parameters|
|INR 10,00,000 – 50,00,000||Up to 75% tuition fees depending on actual income and other related parameters|
|Greater than INR 50,00,000||Nil|
Get up to 100% scholarship for your entire duration of study at Krea with the College Board India Scholars Program. Apply with your SAT score.
College Board India Scholars Program in partnership with Krea University
Students in India who score 1300 or above on the SAT® will be recognized as Top Performers by the College Board at the end of April on an annual basis. Top Performers who demonstrate significant financial need, defined as family income less than INR 8,00,000 per annum, are eligible to receive a full tuition scholarship for the entire duration of their programme of study at Krea University. The family income will be verified by scholarship administration partner, Buddy4Study.
Read more about the College Board India Scholars Program on www.buddy4study.com/collegeboard
Discount on SAT test fee
College Board is also offering a 90% reduction on the SAT test fee and an opportunity to take the SAT at just ~Rs. 700 to students with family income less than INR 8,00000 per annum and 50% reduction on the SAT fee i.e. take the SAT at ~ Rs. 3600 to students with family income less than INR 15,00,000 per annum. See how to request fee vouchers at www.buddy4study.com/collegeboard
*Please note that living expenses include launderette costs up to Rs.500 per month
Note: Applicable for Class of 2020
|Installment||Payment Deadline||Admission Fee||One Time Refundable Deposit||Tuition Fee||Living Expense||Total Payable|
|Acceptance Fee||For each round of application as per specified dates**||INR 35,000||NA||INR 50,000||NA||INR 85,000|
|Installment 1||For each round of application as per specified dates**||NA||NA||INR 75,000||INR 25,000||INR 1,00,000|
|Installment 2||31st July 2020||NA||INR 50,000||INR 75,000||INR 25,000||INR 1,50,000|
|Trimester 2 Fee||30th October 2020||NA||NA||INR 2,25,000||INR 50,000||INR 2,75,000|
|Trimester 3 Fee||26th February 2021||NA||NA||INR 2,50,000||INR 50,000||INR 3,00,000|
|Total||INR 35,000||INR 50,000||INR 6,75,000||INR 1,50,000||INR 9,10,000|
**Specified dates for each round:
Tentative notified last date of admission: 10th Aug 2020
|Last Date for Payments|
|Rounds||Offer release date||Acceptance Fee||Trimester 1 fees – 1st Installment||Trimester 1 fees – 2nd Installment|
|Round – 1||10th Feb 2020||1st March 2020||13th April 2020||22nd June 2020|
|Round – 2||20th April 2020||10th May 2020||10th May 2020||22nd June 2020|
|Round – 3||29th June 2020||15th July 2020||15th July 2020||31st July 2020|
Krea University's refund policy conforms to the norms set by UGC is in accordance with the University Grants Commission (UGC) Notification on “UGC Notification Reg.: Refund of Fees and Non-Retention of Original Certificates”, which was published on their website on November 2, 2018, please click here. The table below details the same:
The tentative notified last date of admissions: 10th August 2020
|Sr. No.||Percentage of Refund of Aggregate fees||Date when notice of withdrawal of admission is served to Krea||Krea will refund if the withdrawal request is received on or before|
|1||100%||15 days or more before the formally-notified last date of admission||26th July 2020|
|2||90%||Within 15 days before the formally- notified last date of admission.||10th Aug 2020|
|3||80%||Within 15 days after the formally-notified last date of admission||25th Aug 2020|
|4||50%||Between 16 days and 30 days after the formally- notified last date of admission||9th Sept 2020|
|5||0%||More than 30 days after the formally- notified last date of admission||No refund for requests received on or later than 10th Sept 2020|
It literally means the ‘freedom to pursue’ different courses of study. It represents an interdisciplinary 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.
“Interwoven learning” represents the weaving together of creativity and action-orientation, the arts and the sciences, the left brain and the right brain, the east and the west, and ultimately weaving together the learnings of the past with readiness for the future.
Krea University offers 3-year undergraduate B.A. (Hons) and B.Sc. (Hons) programmes, with the option of pursuing an additional year in advanced studies. Students may choose to pursue a combination of concentration majors and minors offered, including a double major concentration.
Krea’s first cohort, with 113 students started in August 2019, for the academic year 2019-20. To know more about the admissions timeline for the next cohort, please keep checking our website.
Students will be exposed to a range of co-curricular activities like lectures, seminars, performances, recitals by upcoming/ eminent scholars and artists. We wish for our students to develop a strong sense of the aesthetic and intellectual interests that such activities and interactions promote. There are several student clubs and committees on campus to engage and nurture a diverse set of extra-curricular interests that our students have.
Well Being Requirement: It is also important to us that students develop their mind and body. Students are encouraged to pursue physical activities like sports, 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.
Graduate Essay: To inculcate mindfulness and enable our students to reflect upon their journey at Krea, students are assigned an essay in their first year on question along the lines of “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.
Yes, Krea will have research centres and incubators both on and off campus. These may be in partnership with other institutes/universities.
At Krea, faculty and students together form vibrant, cutting-edge learning communities in which highly trained specialists assist novice practitioners in their journey towards expertise, individually and as a collective, with academic integrity and a strong sense of ethics overall as our hallmark. In each Krea student, we seek to hone imagination, depth, and the ability to deliver, in academic contexts and beyond.
In such a view, assessment is not merely grading. It forms a continuous and rigorous evaluative process by which we trace each student’s learning and academic trajectories in order to discover and unleash potential. It is also a means to signpost challenges students may face as part of their academic growth. To fulfil these larger goals, each course at Krea will involve multiple assessment touch points with continual feedback. Students will tackle—and be assessed on—a variety of assignments that elicit depth and breadth of understanding and critical inquiry, as course, major, discipline, and our interwoven learning philosophy demand.
Krea students will graduate with a high level of preparedness to pursue a vast number of avenues like pursuing higher studies, appearing for the civil service exams, joining government organisations or the corporate world, working in a non-profit, research or think tank environment, being 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 classroom world and the ‘real’ world, porous. To that end, every student will complete at least two immersive learning experiences as internships with a range of organizations which may be community-based, corporate, academic or industry. These projects will be in consultation with an academic advisor and a career advisor, encouraging active conversation between students 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 Graduate School of Business on a 40-acre campus, accommodating over 400 students at Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. Krea’s courses will commence on this campus. Krea’s main campus, designed to be a green-field and learning-friendly, will be spread over 200 acres in Sri City, 55 kms north of Chennai, and is expected to be in place by 2022.
We believe strongly that learning and intellectual enrichment happens both within the classroom and outside. Krea creates a safe, secure and exciting residential environment, where students will learn not just from faculty, but from other professionals and their peers and form lifelong bonds.
We are strongly committed to creating a safe and secure campus for our students. The campus is enclosed by well-lit perimeter fencing topped with barbed wire and all access gates including pathways have 24x7 security staff. There are CCTV cameras with recording systems installed at critical areas around campus for safety of students. All external personnel and visitors are issued ID cards and all vehicles are checked during entry and exit. In addition, all campus fire and security measures are overseen by retired senior personnel from the Police and Armed Forces. The security team at Krea also works proactively with the local police establishment to provide a safe environment for students within the larger vicinity of the campus.
Yes, you can send us your request at email@example.com.
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.
Krea does not have its own admissions entrance exam for this year. However, as a part of the stage 2 (Krea Immersive Case Day) of our admissions process, a quantitative reasoning test is conducted. We also encourage students to submit SAT and ACT scores if they have taken the test, albeit it is not mandatory. Please visit our website for more information on the admissions process, sample application format and question papers.
No, students may only apply in one round. Any duplication of application across rounds will result in its disqualification.
Letters of recommendation are an optional aspect and not mandated to be provided by the student during application. However, the Office of Admissions may reach out to select candidates for recommendations in case certain aspects of their application may require additional support.
No, offline applications are not accepted. Please visit our website to access the online application form.
Krea aims to attract high potential students, to come, learn, contribute and benefit from this wonderful educational experience, regardless of their ability to pay. We follow a need-blind admissions process and a need aware financial assistance process that endeavours to support the financial need of a student who wishes to pursue his/her educational aspirations in the University. Assistance provided will depend on multiple assessment parameters, including the income status of the parents / legal guardian.
Students become eligible to apply for financial assistance via an online financial assistance application form once they have been shortlisted for Stage 2 of the admissions process (KIC Day). Students will receive communication regarding this on their registered email addresses.
Please see Financial Assistance Eligibility under the Admission tab for more details.
We are working on establishing partnerships and are in talks with leading financial institutions to enable students to take out loans.