IFMR Graduate School of Business at Krea University, Sricity organised the convocation ceremony of the class of MBA 2020 and 2021 along with and the PhD, MBA, and UG Cohorts of 2022 at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall (Lady Andal School), Chennai.
Industry leader Dr Naushad Forbes and multi-faceted scholar Prof Velcheru Narayana Rao were the guests of honor.
Dr Raghuram Rajan, ex Chief of RBI, who is also a member of Executive Committee and Governing Council at Krea University, graced the occasion along with Chancellor, N Vaghul, Chairman of the Executive Committee Kapil Viswanathan, Vice-Chancellor Prof S Sivakumar, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Professional Learning Ramkumar Ramamoorthy, Inaugural Vice-Chancellor Prof Sunder Ramaswamy, Divisional Chairs, faculty and other members of the Krea community.
Dr Naushad Forbes addressed the students virtually, sensitizing the outgoing batch on the impacts of climate change carbon carbon footprints.
Dr Raghuram Rajan said, “We have come through a huge challenge and what we have found is that challenges make you stronger and more resilient. Krea University has been tested and the verdict is that we have survived and become stronger.”
He specially mentioned the undergraduate students who joined Krea as the first ever batch of undergraduates, three years ago, and thanked them for taking a chance with Krea University. “The traditions you have created are now imprinted in the culture of the University, he said.
As a piece of career advice and he left the students with three thoughts;
- Know yourself. Learn who you really are, what truly enthuses you what truly excites you.
- Challenge yourself. If things are easy then you are not growing. You don’t know who you truly are. Find something that tests you. You will find the hidden depths within yourself
- Take others with you. You owe it to the society that you grew up in, the country that has nurtured you, to give something back. Giving back is not a chore but a privilege a source of fulfillment that we should all seek
Vice-Chancellor, Krea University, Prof S Sivakumar said, “From its inception, Krea University has been envisioned as an attempt to make a unique contribution to education and research with a focus on cultivating ethics, creativity and interwoven thinking among its students. Our first convocation ceremony on 2nd July 2022 celebrates the success of our endeavor. We see our students as leaders who will strive to uphold ethical values and fairness in any path they pursue. On behalf of the faculty and staff of Krea, I wish every graduating student success in all their endeavors.”
Know more : IFMR GSB at KREA University
Krea University is an Indian state private university located in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. The liberal institution is backed by IFMR and focuses on interwoven learning. It was founded in 2018 by a team of academicians and industrialists. This includes Anand Mahindra, R. Seshasayee, Sajjan Jindal and Raghuram Rajan. IFMR – Graduate School of Business at Krea University is a private business school located at Sri City, in Andhra Pradesh, India, about 70 km from Chennai. IFMR offered a 2-year PGDM program which is accredited by AICTE till 2016. Currently it offers a 2-year MBA program. It is an approved institution by the University of Madras for pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Finance, Economics and Management.
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