ICFAI Founder's Profile
Mr.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, Mr. 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. Mr. 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.
Mr. Yasaswy set up the ICFAI as a single institute 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.
Pioneering Professional Education for over 35 years
- ICFAI was established in 1984 as a not-for-profit society with the broad objective of empowering citizens through world class quality education.
- 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.
To be a top ranking private university of choice for students, staff and corporates, recognized for excellence in Higher Education and Research especially relevant to social needs.
The mission of the University is to offer world class, innovative, career-oriented professional post graduate and undergraduate programs through inclusive technology.
aided pedagogies to equip students with the requisite professional and life skills as well as social sensitivity and high sense of ethics. The University will strive to create an intellectually stimulating environment for Research, particularly in areas bearing on the socio- economic and cultural development of the state and the nation.
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 University), and Dehradun, Himachal Pradesh (Baddi), Jaipur, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Raipur, Sikkim and Tripura are state established private Universities.
ICFAI University - ICFAI Group has established 9 B-Schools across India. Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Pune, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Dehradun.
Awards & Rankings
Ranked 2nd Among Pvt. Universities in Telangana - Education World - University Rankings, 2019
ICFAI University, Tripura
CSR GHRDC - Engineering Rankings 2020 - 7th Overall Rank in India in 2020 - Among Top Engineering Colleges of Excellence.
ICFAI University, Jharkhand
Ranked 9th among Top Multi-Disciplinary Universities – The Week Hansa Research Survey India’s Best Universities 2019
ICFAI University, Jaipur
Ranked 26th among best Pvt Engineering Colleges in North India - India Today Best Colleges Survey 2019
ICFAI University, Sikkim
Ranked 26th in Hotel Management Category and 49th and 50th on All India Basis in the BBA and BCA courses category by India Today.
ICFAI University, Meghalaya
Awarded as Best University in Meghalaya in CCLA – Education Leadership Awards 2017.
ICFAI University, Dehradun
World Ranking from Honorable Governor of Uttarakhand - WURI - 2020 (World's Universities with Real Impact)
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