To be a world class Social Sciences and Management institution creating global leaders with high levels of social consciousness for the profit, not-for-profit and public sector as change agents for the social good.

FRED would be a world class institute of repute, for the betterment of Social Sciences and Management Applied Research, Theory and Practice, to develop and nurture the nucleus of global leaders who will function as change agents for a variety of industries and the relevant social sectors

FRED – A Distinctive Education for
Real-World Leadership & Success

The Foundation for Research and Education Development aims to draw together students of ability, promise and character to seek to learn and grow, to discover new horizons and walk new trails. FRED always would strive to gather continuously excellent teaching and research faculty, resident in the campus as well as worldwide acclaimed associate faculty leaders. The faculty will bring the wisdom of maturity and the students, the freshness of youth in a dynamic atmosphere that challenges students academically and encourages everyone to participate.

State-of the art Learning Facilities- Effectively enhanced Curriculum

The Foundation for Research, Education and Development is located at Mysore, in India, the historic city of knowledge, heritage value and a very conducive atmosphere for higher learning. In its endeavour to create a place where leaders are made, FRED is redesigning its strategy to be more of an online institution than setting up a physical campus in Mysore and elsewhere. Since the education sector landscape is fast changing especially after COVID – 19, it is imperative that we need to move to more online space.

We have three distinct Centres of Excellence namely

  • Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD)
  • Centre for Economic Development (CED)
  • Centre for Leadership and Change Management (CLCM)

These centres will focus on Research, Education and Development in respective domains to contribute to the triple-bottom-line: People Profit and Planet. FRED is planning to create associate facilities in few other key centers in India and abroad for conducting various courses suitable to the target students of such locations comprise of Fully Residential or Partly Residential or Contact cum Distance Learning.

FRED –Endeavour to Make a Difference

FRED has offered Certificate Courses in Organizational Development, Strategic Human Resource Development and Sustainability in association with top class Universities like Fielding University USA. Advanced level of discussion is with The Mahsa University in Malaysia.

The Foundation had organized the Global Organization Development Summit (GODS) in the year in 2009 in Hyderabad, in collaboration with the International Organization Development Association (IODA), and with Centre for Leadership, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC) at Indian School of Business (ISB). The summit attracted delegates from around 33 countries across the world. Further, another conference IODA annual conference was organized in Mysore in 2015, attracting delegates from 22 countries.

FRED – The Organisation

Foundation for Research, Education and Development (FRED) is a registered Educational Trust set up with not-for-profit objectives. FRED is founded by Dr. Mohanakrishnan Raman in 2006, and supported by Dr Bhavani Mohanakrishnan, With the sincere intentions to contribute to the world of academia, by bringing together institutional and academic expert resources internationally in an organized manner. Since inception, FRED has collaborated with various educational institutions internationally. FRED has delivered several development programs through associations and academic resource persons. The scope of FRED programs are generally in the areas of managerial, organizational and entrepreneurial skill enhancement in the higher education space. Recently, FRED has also delivered programs in high school education, through it’s of Summer School Programs. FRED has formal collaborations with higher educational institutions, Universities, Schools and industry associations.

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