(1950-2011) Founder, ICFAI Group

The ICFAI Group

ICFAI was established in 1984 and has made a significant mark in the educational field with a pan-Indian network and presence.

It has established 11 Universities and 9 B-Schools across India including The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, which is a deemed-to-be-University.

The alumni of the University are working in renowned companies worldwide.

Sri N J Yasaswy, the founder of the ICFAI Group was a charismatic visionary, institutional builder and a pioneer in promoting higher education in the private sector.

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The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education
(Deemed-to-be-University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956)

The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad was declared as a Deemed-to-be-University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956.

The University has received the NAAC Accreditation "A++" Grade with an impressive score (Institutional CGPA) of 3.59 out of 4.

It has the coveted AACSB International Accreditation for the MBA Program and is ranked 27 in the Management Category of India Rankings-2021 (NIRF 2021). IFHE is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).

The University believes in creating and disseminating knowledge and skills in core and frontier areas through innovative educational programs, research, consulting and publishing.

The Campus based Undergraduate, Post-Graduate and Doctoral programs in Management, Finance, Science and Technology, Law and other areas offered by the University bear testimony.

As a step forward, the University has established a Center for Distance and Online Education (CDOE) to offer programs in online and distance learning modes (ODL).


Awards, Recognitions & Accreditations

Accredited with A++ grade, by NAAC

Accredited for its Regular MBA Program of IBS Hyderabad by AACSB

Accredited by SAQS (South Asian Quality Standards), AMDISA

# 25 on Overall basis, All Over India for its MBA Program, NIRF Ranking 2023

Member, The Association of Common wealth Universities (ACU)

# 2 Private Universities in Telangana State

# 9 among Private Universities, All India Education World Higher Education Ranking 2020

# 2 among Top Universities in Telangana State, Careers 360 University Ranking Survey 2018

India's Most Admirable Education Brand 2020, by The Brand Story

The Extraordinaire Brand for Higher Education 2020 by Brand Vision

'CSR Top University in Innovation' 2020, by Competition Success Review

Leading Universities in India, by Business World in the Top Education Brands Awards

ET Best Education Brand 2020, by The Economic Times

Performance Excellence, by The Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering (IIIE), Mumbai.


The Center for Distance and Online Education (CDOE)

All programs offered under the online and distance learning modes (ODL) are administered through the Center for Distance and Online Education (CDOE), IFHE Hyderabad.

As the real world gets disrupted due to technology, health, economic and social upheavals, businesses face a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment.

The role of management professionals, with relevant skills and knowledge, to meet these dynamic challenges becomes critical.

To enable the aspirants to enter today's competitive business world and sustain their advancement, the CDOE has launched ICFAI Online MBA Program, combining the academic rigour and interdisciplinary perspective.

Students are groomed for leadership roles in management profession by excellent faculty and pedagogy supported by vast content resources.

ICFAI Online MBA benefits graduates who look to pursue career in management, working executives who aspire to progress and those individuals who pursue entrepreneurial ambitions.

The Online MBA Program has been ranked #1 among India's Top 25 Online MBA Institutions 2022 - by Careers 360.