Krea University: Admission Process, Application Dates


    Krea University: A University focusing on liberal arts and science courses were launched this Friday by corporate leaders like Anand Mahindra, R. Seshasayee, Sajjan Jindal and Raghuram Rajan as associates of the university either as members of the governing or academic councils.

    Krea University is a new learning paradigm that will offer 4-year undergraduate programmes (BA/BSc Hons) from Jul 2019. Krea University

    Krea University Highlights


    The University released following details on the official website.

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    Krea University Status: State Private University (The Andhra Pradesh Private Universities (Establishment and Regulation) (Amendment) Act, 2019 vide the gazette notification published on  30 April 2019).

    Sponsoring body of the University: Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR Society).

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    Name of the Founding Vice-Chancellor: Dr. Sunder Ramaswamy.

    Admission Process: Starts in November 2019 (Only 100 students for the Undergraduate Programmes commencing August 2020.)

    Annual fees for Undergraduate Programmes: INR 700,000 to 800,000 (inclusive of living costs).

    Official Website:

    Krea University Funding: Rs 750 crore University by Anand Mahindra & Others

    As per Seshasayee, chairman of Krea University’s supervisory board and former chairman of Infosys Ltd said that 70-80% of the amount is already in sight from Corporate houses and other donors who have pledged for the university. Furthermore, he added that Around Rs750 crore will be spent in the first phase of setting up Krea University.

    Krea University Founders

    Eminent Personalities like Anand Mahindra, R. Seshasayee, Sajjan Jindal, and former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan will be associated either as a member of the governing or academic councils.

    Krea 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
    Anu Aga Member
    Manjul Bhargava, Ph.D. Member
    Vishakha N. Desai, Ph.D. Member
    John W. Etchemendy, Ph.D. Advisor
    Dheeraj G. Hinduja Member
    Sajjan Jindal Member
    Anand Mahindra Member
    Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Member
    Raghuram G. Rajan, Ph.D. Advisor
    C. Srinivasa Raju Member
    S Ramadorai Member
    Cyril Shroff Member

    Krea Academic Council

    Sunder Ramaswamy, Ph.D. Chairman
    Manjul Bhargava,
    R. Brandon Fradd Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University
    Vishakha N. Desai, Ph.D. 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

    The concept of Krea University

    Rajan stressed the need to nurture the idea of debate and discussion. “We need to learn to respect universities as places where ideas are debated,” he said. The university will focus on liberal arts and science courses. And Krea University will be a private university, it will offer four-year residential honours degrees in arts and science.

    Admission Process:

    The admission process of Krea University is described in this video. And criteria of admission is given in the official website, click here for more details.

    Criteria for Admission

    Krea University Admissions are managed by a team of professional admissions counsellors led by the Dean of Admissions. Faculties of Krea University will play an advisory role in the composition of an entering class.

    • Class 12 Marks – CBSE, ISC, or any other Board.
    • Class 10 Marks – to assess academic achievement in a broad range of subjects (before specialisation).
    • Essay submission – students need to submit essays that are designed to evaluate the student’s character, preparedness, attitudes.
    • On the spot essay – focusing on a case study to ensure that a candidate is ‘able to think on his/her feet’.
    • Personal interview – an Interview with a panel of faculty/admissions staff.
    • Letters of reference – 2 letters; 1 letter from a teacher; 1 from a referee outside the school who has made a difference in the applicant’s life.
    • Parent letter – 1 letter from the parent stating their hopes for their child.

    Krea University Address and Website Link

    Krea University Admin office: 24, Kothari Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034

    India Campus: 5655, Central Expressway, Sri City, Andhra Pradesh 517646 India

    Email: [email protected]

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