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18 Nov 2018

Hon'ble Vice-President of India launches Krea University : New Delhi

New Delhi, 18th Nov 2018: Krea University, backed by some of the best academics in the world and the top industrialists in India, was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Vice President of India in New Delhi today. Based in Sri City (near Chennai), Krea University offers BA (Hons) & BSc (Hons) degrees in a host of disciplines ranging from economics to computer science. The University has opened its admissions process for the first cohort of undergraduate students who commence classes in August 2019.Krea University brings a fundamentally different approach to higher education-Interwoven Learning which brings together thought with action, arts with sciences, and the learning's of the past with preparedness for the future. In a world where employees are expected to re-skill themselves six times over the span of their career, Krea aims to produce graduates who remain resilient, agile and impactful. Krea's curriculum also contains modules intended to instill in its graduates a sense of purpose, an appreciation for the societal impact of their actions, as well as a moral compass that keeps them steadfast as they navigate the complexities of the 21" century. Krea graduates will be equipped to pursue a world of opportunity of their calling - be it graduates studies, corporate careers, government, public service, NGOs, performing arts or entrepreneurship.Krea University's faculty includes globally renowned scholars in a wide range of disciplines, including natural sciences, computer science, social sciences, arts and environmental sciences. To bring a reallife and practical element to learning on campus, the faculty also includes "professors of practice", whose learning from their substantial achievements in various fields would be a great resource for students to draw upon. The faculty is drawn from the top universities across the world.Krea's rigorous and holistic admissions process seeks to understand the full contours of a student's personality, rather than focusing on "cut-offs" or singular criterion for rejection. As part of its unique selection process, short-listed candidates will be invited to a day of immersion at Krea, where they will work together in groups to solve a real-life problem at a site of business, cultural, historic, political or scientific significance. Krea is deeply committed to inclusivity and follows a need-piind missions process, backed by a generous scholarship programme for students in need of financial support.Krea University is the brainchild of academics such as Dr. Raghuram Rajan, the former Governor o Reserve Bank of India, Prof. Manjula Bhargava, the Fields-medal winning mathematician at Princeton, Prof. John Etchemendy, longest-serving Provost of Stanford University and Prof Srinath Raghavan, Senior Fellow at Centre for Policy Research It is also backed by leading industrialists, with the likes of Anand Mahindra, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Anu Aga, Sajjan Jindal and R. Seshasayee serving on its Governing Council.

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