N. J. Yasaswy

(1950 - 2011)

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.

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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.
  • The ICFAI Group’s culture of teaching and learning supports and fosters intellectual and personality development among its graduating students.
  • ICFAI Group system, strongly believes in developing an ‘entrepreneurial mind-set’ among its graduating students. It strives to make the students – DOERS.
  • There are 2 Strategic Institutional Units, the ICFAI Universities and the ICFAI Business Schools. ICFAI Group focuses on learning rather than instruction. Flexible and tech enabled learning also plays an important role in ICFAI's teaching methodology.
  • ICFAI Alumni contribute significantly to the growth story of India. They are currently working in India and Abroad in several sectors at various capacities.
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Vision vission

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.

Mission mission

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. Read More

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), Mizoram, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Raipur, Sikkim and Tripura are state established private Universities.

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