XLRI Celebrates 61st Annual Convocation

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XLRI Celebrates 61st Annual Convocation

Confers “Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace” to Mr. Adi Godrej, Chairman, The Godrej Group

 

25th March, 2017 – The momentous occasion of 61st Annual Convocation was celebrated at XLRI- Xavier School of Management with great zeal. Students donned their graduation hats and gowns and received their medals and certificates in the presence of Mr. T. V. Narendran, Chairman, Board of Governors at XLRI & MD – Tata Steel India and South East Asia, Fr. E Abraham S.J., Director of XLRI, Dr. Ashis K. Pani, Dean, Academics at XLRI and other dignitaries.

 

On this significant day, 606 XLRI students received their graduating certificates and medals including – 358 students of 2015-17 batch of Two-year Postgraduate Diploma in Management – HRM and BM; 117  students of  2015-16 batch of  Postgraduate Diploma in General Management (GM) – 15 -Months Programme; 56 students of  2014–17 batch of  Three-Year Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management (Evening); 17 students of  2014 – 2017 batch of Three-Year Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management (Dubai); 30 students of  2013 –16 batch of  Three-Year Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management (Dubai) and 11 students of Fellow Program in Management (FPM) from Jamshedpur Campus.  

18 Indian students of the third batch (2015- 17) of the Two-year Postgraduate in Global Business Management  by XLRI in partnership with  Weatherhead School of Management, USA and School of Economics & Management of  Tongji University Shanghai, China received  their graduating certificates.

 

The first five rank holders in the Two-year Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM) – 2015-17 batch are Jayna Maheshwari, Arbab Kausar, Abhinav Shivshankar Temani, Medhavi Gupta and Debaditya Mitra respectively.

The first five rank holders in the Two-year Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management (BM) – 2015-17 batch are Anshul Jain, Anunay Arora, Prakhar Agarwal, Pranav Sanjay Mulay and Akshar Anil Shah respectively.

The first five rank holders in the Postgraduate Diploma in General Management (GM) – 15 -Months Programme 2015-16 batch are Shashank Jain, Dhiraj Kumar, Sumit Kumar, Samudra Kallol Mukherji and Manoj Kumar Mohapatra respectively.

The first five rank holders in the Two-year Postgraduate in Global Business Management – 2015-17 batch are Vineet Vergis George, Prithviram Govinda Narayana Reddy, Yashwanth Reddy M, Mohit Kamboj & Rishav M Raj (jointly in 4thposition) and Siddhant Gajendrabhai Agarwal respectively. Besides certificate and medal from their home school – XLRI they were also awarded a joint certification from the 3-schools’ consortium on the occasion.

The first five rank holders in the Three-Year Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management (Evening) – 2014–17 batch are Subhashis Ghosh, Uttam Mitra, Sohrab Kersi Gandhi, Mita Upadhyay and Alok Kumar respectively.

The first five rank holders in the Three-Year Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management (Dubai) – 2014–17 batch are Md Imran, Dhruv Malhotra, Naina Mohamed A, Shreya Arvind Deshpande and Dalip Sethi respectively.

The first five rank holders in the Three-Year Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management (Dubai) – 2013–16 batch are Mandar Manohar Akhare, Tiny Thomas, Prajesh Prakash Rathi, Jinsu Varghese and Joseph J Manavalanrespectively.

 

Congratulating the students on their graduation day, Mr. T. V. Narendran, Chairman, Board of Governors at XLRI said, “You will be facing a lot of challenges and will be making a lot of decisions which will impact the lives of many of your colleagues and fellow citizens. It is important to exercise your discernment and do the right things at all times.”

 

In his address Mr. Narendran further said, “Helping educate and shape the next generation of scholars and business leaders is a significant task. For over six decades XLRI has steadfastly held on to its mission of proffering world-class education across various management-centric programs. There has never been a more exciting time to pursue management education. Exposing management students to innovate practices and new rising sectors of growth also calls for skilling today’s students with ideas and skill-sets to help shape the world around them. XLRI diligently strives to create a value-based and ethics driven teaching and learning environment whilst underscoring the need for all- round development. This emphasis on inculcating certain core- values is what sets XLRI apart from other B-schools in the country.”

In continuation of forty-eight years tradition, this year XLRI conferred the prestigious ‘Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Social and Industrial Peace’ on Mr. Adi Godrej, Chairman, The Godrej Group. He also delivered the convocation speech to the graduating students.

 

Fr. E Abraham S.J., Director, XLRI congratulated the graduating students and advised them, “As you move on to the next phase of your work-life journey, endeavor to live up to the values that XLRI has striven to inculcate in all of you – to be leaders who contribute their mite to your respective organizations and also to have a sensitive social conscience.”

 

Fr. Abraham also congratulated the faculty and staff for assisting the students on their developmental journey and making XLRI a place of excellence and integrity.If XLRI had a successful year in 2016-17, it is the result of our teamwork and our determination to take the institute forward and make it globally competitive and a force to reckon with in the years to come,” he said.

 

About XLRI:

XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur is a premier, private management institute in India founded in 1949 by Fr Quinn Enright, S.J. in the ‘steel city’ of Jamshedpur (www.xlri.ac.in). Over the last six decades, the institute has grown into a top-ranking business management school of international repute with a wide portfolio of management programs and research publications. Its alumni are spread around the globe and have demonstrated responsible business leadership in their organizations. XLRI continually strives to contribute its mite to the professional growth and management of numerous organizations and institutions across industry sectors. XLRI has been awarded two prestigious International Accreditations, viz., AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and AMBA – Association of MBAs. XLRI has also earned the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) accreditation.

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