Students Recreate Krea University Campus Through A Virtual Spectacular
Four young Krea students have created a virtual tour of the smart and inclusive Krea campus, using Minecraft tool.
With 800 hours of development and able support from the University’s Media Lab, four young Krea students have created a virtual tour of the smart and inclusive Krea campus, using Minecraft tool.
With their relentless efforts, Arnav, Nikhil, Priyam and Shreya have re-created the Krea campus experience.
"In the midst of our online classes and Zoom coffee chats, we often thought of how the campus has been a hallmark in bringing us together as a cohort. Given the current state of the pandemic, a group of us decided to recreate our campus virtually to give our batch, faculty, and administration a sense of nostalgia while also giving the incoming batch an immersive and exciting preview of our campus", adds a member of the student team.
For Krea students, the campus goes beyond being just a physical space. Nestled in the green but equally well connected to urban zones, the campus imparts a sense of belonging as students and faculty co-create a learning experience.
Located 70 kilometres north of Chennai in Sri City, the 40-acre fully residential green campus is equipped with places to learn, engage and play. In line with its academic goals, Krea University's 'smart' campus is a design-driven space, which stimulates learning and interaction. Apart from tech-enabled learning spaces and facilities, the campus provides the infrastructure for sporting, cultural and other leisure activities. It also facilitates enriching students' academic and non-academic life at Krea.
From the academic blocks to contemporary accommodation, student lounges to sports facilities, open-air theatre to learning labs, library, dining spaces, support centres and more, the ethos of the physical campus has been seamlessly captured into the virtual experience.
This is not the first time that Krea students have come together to articulate the university experience beyond the physical realm. In May this year, they created Kreakast- - an open immersive platform, where activities, forums, discussions and events continued, sustaining the unique student experience.
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