Futuristic Amphitheatre at IFMR GSB, Krea University

Krea University has today launched the futuristic ‘Amphitheatre’ on campus. It is expected to be a platform for showcasing diverse literary and cultural activities such as hosting graduation and social events like movie nights, parent meetings, among others.
Gp Capt P Ramesh (Retd), Chief Administrative Officer, Krea University, Mr. Senthil, Project Team member, Krea University & Dr. Bishnu Mohapatra, Dean, School of Interwoven Arts and Sciences lit the ceremonial lamp. The student committees of IFMR GSB and SIAS worked in collaboration under anchors Joseph Anthony and Kinny Singh (IFMR GSB) to organize the inaugural ceremony themed ‘Cinema’.
Dr. Bishnu Mohapatra during the address to the student community emphasized the need to utilise the space as a venue for performance, assembly, and informal gathering calling it an ‘Agora’ or an ‘Adda’.
The formal addresses transitioned into an eve of performances by students of both schools. The audience stayed entertained by an array of performances ranging from music and dance performances, poetry reading, stand-up comedy and more.
One of the highlights of the evenings was the dance performance of Leila Majnu put up by Abhinay, IFMR’s Theatre Club. The ceremony also witnessed a display of talent during the ‘Open House Performance’ segment with Geetesh Mahobia winning the award for the Best Open House Performance with his humorous and ‘relatable’ poetry about college relationships.
The formal ceremony transitioned to ‘an informal night of fun with ‘DJ Night’, where students donned their dancing hats.
The inauguration of the amphitheatre was a success as everyone, performers and spectators alike, were overpowered by a sense of joy and enthusiasm. Ranging from the star-crossed lover’s tale of Leila Majnu by IFMR GSB’s Abhinay to the fun light-hearted dance by SIAS’s dance club… poetry on hopes by Pooja Basutkar to the bitter-sweetness of graduation by Ojal Jain, the inauguration evoked a range of emotions among the students.
I FMR GSB is located in Sri City in a 40 acre campus, 55 kilometers from Chennai. The state of the art campus has infrastructure encompassing modern classrooms, seminar halls, library, computer labs, faculty offices, residential hostels, cafeterias, gymnasiums, indoor and outdoor games, ATMs and other facilities.
Applications for its two-year post-graduate Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree is currently open in Finance, Marketing, IT, Operations, HR, and Strategic Management, with additional specializations in Banking Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) & Data Sciences (Business Analytics) and is available online.

Krea University is a liberal arts and sciences private university located in Sricity, Andhra Pradesh, India. It was established in 2018 under the Andhra Pradesh Private Universities. The university was established by a group offormer Governor of the Reserve Bank of India Raghuram Rajan. N Vaghul, the former chairman of ICICI Bank, R Seshasayee, former chairman of Ashok Leyland and Infosys, Anand Mahindra, Sajjan Jindal, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw.