About us

IFMR Graduate School of Business at Krea University (formerly known as Institute for Financial Management and Research), is a leading business school with the objective of moulding ambitious young men and women into competent and socially responsible organisational leaders in a global setting. IFMR currently offers full-time and part-time PGDM/MBA programmes, a Ph.D programme as well as both open and customised management development programmes.

Established in 1970 as a not-for-profit society, IFMR was sponsored by ICICI, the House of Kotharis and other major industrial groups. The current Board of Governors, headed by Mr R Seshasayee – Chairman, IndusInd Bank Ltd, Mumbai, consists of leaders of major corporations in India as well as respected academicians.

IFMR is fortunate to have pre-eminent faculty members, most of whom have Ph.Ds from well known institutions in India and the United States. They have worked and consulted with both national and international organisations. Students are involved in these projects as well, ensuring continuous interaction with industry during their study years.

IFMR has recently inaugurated a sprawling 40 acre campus in Sri City near Chennai. Located in a manufacturing hub comprising some of the world’s leading companies, the campus provides students and faculty with world class infrastructure and outstanding opportunities for collaboration with industry.


Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) in Chennai was established with the help of industry in the year 1970. This institute over its four decade long existence has been recognized by different bodies:

• Institution of Importance across India by the Government of India (Ministry of Finance – under IT Act section 10(23)(c)(iv))
• As a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

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