Sri. N. J. Yasaswy (1950-2011),
Sri. N. J. Yasaswy (1950-2011), founder of the ICFAI Group of educational institutions and a pioneer in promoting
higher education in the private sector had a brilliant academic career: B.Com (Andhra University 1969 – First
Rank), CA Inter (May 1971 – First Rank), CA Final (May 1973 – First Rank), ICWA Inter (July 1970 – First
Rank) and ICWA Final (July 1972 – First Rank).
He was the recipient of the Basu Foundation Award for the Best Student of the Year from both – The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (in 1972) and The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (in 1973).During 1974-1980, Sri. Yasaswy was associated with the Administrative Staff College of India as a Faculty Member.
In 1981, he started his consultancy firm, Yasaswy Management Association (P) Limited. Hyderabad. Sri. Yasaswy was appointed by the Government of Andhra Pradesh as Chairman, Andhra Pradesh State Trading Corporation (1985–88), and Vice-Chairman, Public Enterprises Management Board (1986–88). He was a visiting faculty member at the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (1986-88) and was nominated as a Member on the SEBI Committee on Accounting Standards. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Certified International Investment Analysts (ACIIA), Switzerland. He authored several books on finance and investments.
Sri. Yasaswy set up the ICFAI Group in 1985 without governmental sops or institutional funding, in an era where government support was the norm. He chose to spend all his energy on the fledgling institution which over the years grew to become a monument to what ambition can deliver. He was instrumental in building several business schools and universities in the developing states of India, particularly in the North-East region. He stood for professional management, excellence in the quality of education offered in the ICFAI institutions, and absolute discipline.
He was charismatic, a great teacher, an institution builder, a visionary and a genius who was years ahead of his time. His vision will continue to guide ICFAI forever.
ICFAI was established in 1984 as a not-for-profit
society with the broad objective of empowering
citizens through world class quality education.
The Institute announced its arrival into the Indian
education fora by launching a high end, innovative
professional program in financial analysis in 1985.
The Program was first-of-its-kind in India, aimed at
equipping students and working professionals with
cutting-edge knowledge in contemporary areas of
finance. Since its establishment, ICFAI Group has
made a significant mark in the Indian educational field
with a pan-Indian network and presence.
Innovation has been the mainstay of ICFAI Group with innovation prevalent in its programs and even its culture. Subsequently, there was a big leap when ICFAI Group started its chain of business schools (IBS) across India in 1995 to offer management program. Since its inception, ICFAI Business School (IBS) has been consistently ranked among the top ranked B-Schools of India providing excellent academic delivery and infrastructure to its students and transforming them into leaders for the future. Another example that is a testimony to the culture of innovation is the introduction of Case Study methodology at IBS. The Case Research Center at IBS has become a center of excellence and has won several accolades across the world.
ICFAI Group has 2 Strategic Institutional Units, the ICFAI Universities and the ICFAI Business Schools. In all the programs offered across these units, the emphasis is on adherence to academic rigor and differentiated curriculum that bridges the industryacademia gap.
ICFAI Group focuses on learning rather than instruction. In addition, the institute is engaged in important areas of research covering environmental sustainability, agricultural economics, health policy, financial economics, banking, intellectual property rights etc. There have been path-breaking research and good quality publications in these areas.
Flexible and tech enabled learning also plays an important role in ICFAI’s teaching methodology. The delivery takes place with the use of hi-tech learning management system at campus programs and content delivery for distance learning through online medium. ICFAI Group practices the value of academic integrity at all levels. As a policy, admissions are purely based on merit and there is nothing like capitation fee et al. The fee payable is published in the application material and that remains unchanged.
The ICFAI Group’s culture of teaching and learning supports and fosters intellectual and personality development among its graduating students. They carry an attitude of ownership of their work. ICFAI Group strives to make the students - DOERS. The programs are designed such that the students & professionals graduating from the institution have the ability to take risks, make decisions and own the work. ICFAI Group system, strongly believes in developing an ‘entrepreneurial mindset’ among its graduating students.
At ICFAI, students inculcate research and analytical orientation due to its institutional strength and support for the research and development activities. Holistically, the student undergoes a transformative change.
The alumni of ICFAI Group are working in renowned companies world-wide. Collectively, ICFAI Group alumni contribute significantly to the growth story of India.
ICFAI has established 11 Universities across India. The ICFAI Universities are located at Hyderabad [The
ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE), which is a Deemed-to-be University], Dehradun, Himachal
Pradesh (Baddi), Jaipur, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Raipur, Sikkim and Tripura.
The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education is
a Deemed-to-be University established in the
year 2008 under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956.
The University is a member of the Association
of Indian Universities (AIU) and Association of
Commonwealth Universities (ACU). IFHE campus
is a 92 acre lush green sylvan campus with builtup
area of over 16 lakh sq. ft. The campus is fully
Wi-Fi enabled and equipped with the state-ofthe-
art facilities like amphitheaters, auditoriums,
academic blocks, fully equipped library block,
computer center, language lab, hostels and canteen
and faculty accommodation.
|IcfaiTech (Faculty of Science & Technology)|
|B.Tech I B.Sc (Mathematics) I B.Sc (Physics) M.Tech I Ph.D (Full-time)|
|ICFAI School of Architecture (ISArch)|
|ICFAI Business School (IBS) (Faculty of Management)|
|BBA | BA (Eco.) | MBA I Exe. MBA (Part-time) Ph.D (Full-time & Part-time)|
|ICFAI Law School (Faculty of Law)|
|BBA-LLB (Hons.) | BA-LLB (Hons.) | LLM PhD (Full-time & Part-time)|
Accredited by NAAC as ‘A+’ grade University
with score of 3.43/4.00 and AICTE recognition
Ranked 1st among Top 10 Private Deemed
Universities in India, Silicon India, 2017 award.
Ranked 1st among Top 10 Emerging Engineering Colleges in India - Silicon India, 2017.
Ranked 9th among Outstanding Engineering Colleges of Excellence - CSR-GHRDC, 2017.
The Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering (IIIE), Navi Mumbai, has conferred the Performance Excellence Award 2014 (Organization) on The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, for its outstanding contribution made towards excellence.
Great Place to Study Certification 2017-18 by GPTS Research Institute.
|Executive Body of the University|
|Chancellor||Dr. C Rangarajan (Since November 2015)
|Vice Chancellor||Dr. J Mahender Reddy|
|Registrar||Dr. S Vijayalakshmi|
|Eminent academicians as nominated by the Chancellor||Dr. Abad Ahmad
President, Aga Khan Foundation, Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, Delhi University
Dr. R Natarajan
Former Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education,
Former Director, IIT Madras.
Dr. T Tirupati Rao,
Former Vice Chancellor, Osmania University
Dr. S Raghunath,
Dean Administration, IIM, Bangalore
|Directors of Faculties||Dr. S Venkata Seshaiah,ICFAI Business School
Dr. M Srinivasa Reddy, IcfaiTech
Dr. A V Narsimha Rao, ICFAI Law School
The ICFAI School of Architecture (ISArch) is a constituent of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher
Education. ISArch is established in 2018 with the approval from Council of Architecture (COA), New
Delhi. ISArch offers five year full time Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) Degree Program which trains the
students to emerge as professional Architects.
The aim is to make the school a center for excellence in Architecture, through a wholesome approach in Architectural pedagogy. At ISArch, we strongly believe that teaching should focus on having the student achieve an awareness of ideas and values which needs to be focused and realized. The idea is to expose the student to various dimensions in Architecture, and to support them with the latest technology and infrastructure, that enables them to express themselves.
The objectives of the school frame the overall approach to this committed establishment:
|Board of Advisors|
Dr. Shailesh Agarwal
Ar. Sirish Beri,
|Board of Studies - External Members|
Prof. Dr. Kavitha Daryani Rao,
Ar. Asoka Katakam,
|Board of Studies - Internal Members|
Prof. Dr. Srinivas Reddy,