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A platform for the 21st century and beyond,
Krea University continuously seeks to reimagine learning.


Governing Council

N Vaghul

Chancellor & Member

R. Seshasayee

Chairman, Executive Committee & Member

Sunder Ramaswamy, Ph.D.

Vice-Chancellor & Member

Kapil Viswanathan

Vice Chairman, Executive Committee & Member

Academic council

Manjul Bhargava,

R. Brandon Fradd Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University

Vishakha N. Desai,

Senior Advisor for Global Affairs, Columbia University

John W. Etchemendy, Ph.D.

Stanford University’s 12th Provost and Patrick Suppes Family Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences

Akash Kapur, Ph.D.

Writer and Journalist. Former Columnist, International New York Times. Senior Fellow, New York University (NYU) GovLab

TM Krishna

Renowned musician and public intellectual

Srinath Raghavan, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research

Gaurav Raina, Ph.D.

Faculty, IIT, Madras

Raghuram G. Rajan, Ph.D.

Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor, Chicago Booth; 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

Jessica Seddon, Ph.D.

Director of Integrated Urban Strategy at the World Resource Institute.

Tara Thiagarajan, Ph.D.

Chairman and Managing Director, Madura Microfinance Ltd. Founder and Chief Scientist at Sapien Labs

Board of Management

  • Sunder Ramaswamy, Ph.D.

    Vice Chancellor – Krea University

    Chairman – Board of Management, Krea University

  • Vivek Khemka

    Consultant - Egon Zehnder International Pvt. Ltd.

    Advisor – Board of Management, Krea University

  • Rajiv C. Lochan

    Managing Director and CEO - Kasturi & Sons Ltd.

    Member – Board of Management, Krea University

  • S. Mahalingam

    Former Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director - Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.

    Member – Board of Management, Krea University

  • Ramesh Mangaleswaran

    Senior Partner - McKinsey and Company

    Member – Board of Management, Krea University

  • Paula Mariwala

    Managing Director - Hinditron Group

    Member – Board of Management, Krea University

  • Rajeev Mecheri

    Managing Director - Mecheri Smart Capital Pvt. Ltd.

    Advisor – Board of Management, Krea University

  • Archana Ramasundaram, IPS

    Former DGP and Director General - Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

    Member – Board of Management, Krea University

  • D. Sundaram

    Vice Chairman & MD - TVS Capital Funds Ltd.

    Member – Board of Management, Krea University

  • V. Anantha Nageswaran, Ph.D.

    Dean - IFMR Graduate School of Business

    Member - Board of Management, Krea University


Akshay Jain

Project Manager
Student Life and Partnerships


Lalitha Janakiraman

Chief Financial Officer

C. Krishnan

Executive Director
Institutional Development

Kanchi Khanna

Communication and Outreach


Vikram Patel

Senior Manager
Communication & Outreach


Shefali Poojary

Senior Manager
Outreach and Admissions


Gaurav R. Pradhan

Project Manager


S. Sundara Rajan

Registrar and Chief of Staff

G. Janaki Ramachandram

Head of Academic Administration and Admissions


Krishanu B. Singh

Senior Manager


Venkat Subramaniam

External Relations

Balaji Venkatesan

Chief Information Officer


V. Menaka



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