FAQs

Krea University offers a 3-year undergraduate B.A. (Hons) and B.Sc. (Hons) programmes, with the option of pursuing a fourth year. During the course of the 3-year programme, students may choose to pursue a combination of“Majors/Joint-Majors”,“Minors” and “Concentrations” offered. Details of the fourth year programme will be released soon.

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 programmes have commenced on this campus. Krea’s main campus will be spread over 200 acres in Sri City, 55 kms north of Chennai. The Phase 1 of the campus is expected to be in place by 2024.

 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 24×7 security staff. There are CCTV cameras with recording systems installed at critical areas around campus for the 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.

At present, the Krea campus is operating subject to social distancing norms and restrictions on movement outside the campus. Since August 2021, senior students are returning to campus in batches and have access to campus resources. However, the classes will continue in an online mode. In-class instruction as well as resumption of normal campus life will depend on external conditions and government policies. We do expect the 2022-25 batch to have full access to residential facilities and in-class instruction.

The applications for UG programme commencing in August 2022 will open on 10th October 2021. Please visit here to apply.

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 set of core and skill courses in the first year.

Krea does not have its own admissions entrance exam for this year. However, as a part of the stage 2 (Online Krea Immersive Case Day) of our admissions process, a quantitative reasoning test is conducted. 

No, students may only apply in one round of the current Admissions cycle. Any duplication of application across rounds will result in its disqualification.

Letters of recommendation are not required 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.

You may choose to apply in any round as per your preference. The round in which you are applying does not affect your selection in any way.

No, there are no discipline specific prerequisites.

Academic scores for standard IX, X, XI and XII.

Before completion of a board examination when scores are predicted for each of the subjects based on prior performance, these scores are referred to as predicted scores.

Various sections of the application form such as academic scores, extracurricular activities, co-curricular activities are given adequate weightage to ensure that an applicant’s achievements can be considered holistically.

No. It is not mandatory to have SAT and ACT scores. However, students can submit SAT and ACT scores if they have taken the test. The College Board designated code for Krea is 7632.

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 needs 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 for more details.

Yes, information on loans is available on the Krea website in the page on Financial Assistance.

You can post your queries in the portal or you can write to us at [email protected]

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