How and Why India’s Climate will Change in the Coming Decades: Prof Chirag Dhara explores the impact and risks of climate change in an article for ‘The India Forum’

How and Why India’s Climate will Change in the Coming Decades: Prof Chirag Dhara explores the impact and risks of climate change in an article for ‘The India Forum’

Prof Chirag Dhara, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Krea University, co-authored an important article on climate change and its effect on India for ‘The India Forum’ – a journal-magazine known for covering contemporary issues. Placing an emphasis on regional climate assessments, the authors look at the findings released by the Department of Science and Technology and analyse the potential impacts that await the country.

Read the article here: 

https://www.theindiaforum.in/article/how-and-why-india-s-climate-will-change-coming-decades

TODAY @ 4.30 PM IST: CWP’s Sameer Thomas to present at a conference organised by University of Oxford

TODAY @ 4.30 PM IST: CWP’s Sameer Thomas to present at a conference organised by University of Oxford

Prof Sameer Abraham Thomas, Faculty Associate at Krea’s Centre for Writing and Pedagogy (CWP), will be presenting a paper on “The home and the hostel: Negotiating space and equity in the on/offline classroom” at the ‘Education in Crisis: Rethinking Education in (Post)-Pandemic South Asia’  Conference today, at 4.30 PM IST. This conference is hosted by Education South Asia, based at the Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme (CSASP), Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), University of Oxford, and supported by the University of Oxford’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.

To catch the whole session live, head over to- 

The Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/oxedsouthasia

The YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC10JBDu_cccXAUVLvBpsz9w

The state of Sundarbans amidst a pandemic, calamity, and ecological crisis – Prof Kalpita Bhar Paul pens a thought-provoking article for ‘Mongabay’

The state of Sundarbans amidst a pandemic, calamity, and ecological crisis – Prof Kalpita Bhar Paul pens a thought-provoking article for ‘Mongabay’

Prof Kalpita Bhar Paul, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Krea University, has authored a powerful piece on how Covid-19, cyclones and conservation programmes, in the past 18 months, have altered the economy, ecology and occupations of people in Indian Sundarbans. Highlighting the biodiversity conservation and the developmental activities that have changed the livelihood patterns there, this article was published as an opinion piece on ‘Mongabay’ – a US-based conservation and environmental science news platform. 

Read the article here: https://india.mongabay.com/2021/07/commentary-challenges-of-conservation-cyclones-and-covid-19-in-the-lives-of-sundarban-residents/

Is sustainable tech like EV really sustainable? – Climate Physicist and Professor at Krea University, Chirag Dhara co-authors an opinion article for ‘Scientific American’

Is sustainable tech like EV really sustainable? – Climate Physicist and Professor at Krea University, Chirag Dhara co-authors an opinion article for ‘Scientific American’

Prof Chirag Dhara, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Krea University, co-authored an opinion piece on sustainable technology. In this analysis, the authors delve deeper into the EV paradigm and question its ‘sustainability’. Originally published in the popular science magazine Scientific American, the article was republished in the digital news site Scroll.in.

Read the article here: https://scroll.in/article/999108/in-an-infinite-growth-paradigm-even-electric-vehicles-will-remain-utterly-unsustainable

The Telegraph publishes opinion piece on ‘Covid phobia’ authored by SIAS professors

The Telegraph publishes opinion piece on ‘Covid phobia’ authored by SIAS professors

Life, undoubtedly, is uncertain; but when we experience this uncertainty in our everyday affairs, we end up suffering from a ‘novel’ phobia — ‘Covid phobia’. 

Prof Soumyajit Bhar, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (full-time), and Prof Kalpita Bhar Paul, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, have together authored an important article on rediscovering the human touch amidst a global pandemic. The article elaborates on the importance of collaboration during such an emergent crisis, and how we, as a society, need to find a way to tackle our fears. 

Read the full article here: https://www.telegraphindia.com/opinion/rediscover-the-human-touch-covid-phobia/cid/1821766

MBA Office releases the medal winners, merit scholarship awardees, and Dean’s Merit List from the IFMR GSB MBA batch of 2019-21

MBA Office releases the medal winners, merit scholarship awardees, and Dean’s Merit List from the IFMR GSB MBA batch of 2019-21

We are delighted to share the list of medal winners, merit scholarship awardees and the Dean’s Merit List at IFMR Graduate School of Business (IFMR GSB), Krea University from the MBA batch of 2019-21.

Medal winners:

The first three medals – the C.M.Kothari Medal; the A.Sivasailam Medal; the A.M.M. Arunachalam Medal – are awarded to students based on their academic performance (CGPA) at the end of their two-year MBA programme.

The HT Parekh Medal is given to a student for their best all-round performance in academics and extracurricular activities. 

Here is the list of winners: 

S.No.NameRankMedal
1Swasti 1st rankC.M.Kothari Medal 
2Harini G2nd rankA.Sivasailam Medal 
3Sonu Agarwal3rd rankA.M.M. Arunachalam Medal
4Srishti MaheshwariBest all-round performanceHT Parekh Medal 

Dean’s Merit List (Batch of 2019-21):

The top 5% students in a batch, on the basis of academic performance (CGPA) at the end of second year, will be included in the Dean’s Merit List. Below are the students from MBA batch of 2019-21 who made it to the Dean’s Merit List:

S.No.Name
1Aditya Logad
2Tanmoy Acherjee
3Utkarsh Srivastava
4Srishti Maheshwari
5Sumit Jha
6Modi Yash Kamleshbhai

Merit Scholarships:

We are also delighted to share the list of students who secured the Merit Scholarship. Merit scholarships are awarded to the students securing top four ranks, based on the CGPA at the end of the second year.

The Merit Scholars from the MBA batch of 2019-21 are:

S.No.Name
1Swasti
2Harini G
3Sonu Agarwal
4Aditya Logad

TODAY @ 4 PM | Prof Joya John to speak at a panel discussion on liberal arts education and interdisciplinary learning

TODAY @ 4 PM | Prof Joya John to speak at a panel discussion on liberal arts education and interdisciplinary learning

Prof Joya John, Assistant Professor of Literature at Krea University, will be speaking at ‘Career Counselling 2021’, an initiative hosted by The Hindu EducationPlus. The webinar will feature academics and researchers from the field of education discussing how a liberal arts education helps promote interdisciplinary learning.

Tune in today at 4 PM IST to hear the experts.

Register here: https://thehindutheme.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_djB84D1zSj6NdO8zvV_NNQ

‘Social Science and Medicine’ Journal accepts impactful paper on supply chain co-authored by Prof Vijaya Subramanian

‘Social Science and Medicine’ Journal accepts impactful paper on supply chain co-authored by Prof Vijaya Subramanian

Prof Vijaya Subramanian —  Sundram Fasteners Associate Professor of Operations Management at IFMR GSB — has co-authored a paper titled “Essential medicine shortages, procurement process and supplier response: A normative study across Indian states”. Accepted in the “Social Science and Medicine” journal, the paper analyses the supply chain factors leading to essential medicine shortages in the public health system in India. Access the paper here.

‘Career Dialogues 2021’ – Day 2 | 15 May, 09.30 AM IST

‘Career Dialogues 2021’ – Day 2 | 15 May, 09.30 AM IST

After a successful Day 1 of ‘Career Dialogues 2021’, we are delighted to invite you to another eclectic day of panel discussions on career progression opportunities for the graduates of tomorrow.

Much like Day 1, the second day of ‘Career Dialogues 2021’ will feature popular industry voices, academics and educators from reputed organisations and schools of excellence, and our very own Krea students sharing their insights on pursuing History & Politics, Literature & the Arts, Social Studies, and Computer Science & Mathematics as Majors.

The keynote address will be delivered by Mr Glenn RR, Senior Director of Higher Education Partnerships (Global) at Cialfo, highlighting global trends in liberal education based on Cialfo’s extensive work with several schools around the world. The panellists for the day feature representatives from a range of global organisations and institutions including Google, Asia Europe Foundation in Singapore, RN Podar School, The George Institute of Global Health, Centre for Policy Research, Tiger Analytics, The Hindu, Oakridge International School, and several others.

For more information, please visit: https://krea.edu.in/career-dialogues-2021/

‘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