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XLRI to host its 61st Annual Convocation

18 / 03 / 2017 (Saturday) || 04:19 AM
Jamshedpur based XLRI- Xavier School of Management, one of India’s premier B-Schools, is all set to host its 61st Annual Convocation on March 25, 2017.

This year's convocation will see 606 XLRI students receiving their graduating certificates and medals including 358 students of Postgraduate Programmes in Management - BM and HRM; 117  students of 15-month PGDM (General Management) Programme; 11 students of Fellow Programme? in Management (FPM) from Jamshedpur Campus 56 students of 2014–2017 batch of PGDM-BM Programme (Evening); 29 students of 2013 –2016 batch of PGDM-BM Programme (Dubai) and 17 students of 2014 – 2017 batch of PGDM-BM Programme (Dubai).

18 Indian students of the third batch (2015-17) of the Global MBA Programme by XLRI in partnership with Weatherhead School of Management, USA and School of Economics & Management of Tongji University Shanghai, China will receive their graduating certificates. Besides certificate and medal from their home school - XLRI, they will also be awarded a joint certification from the 3-schools’ consortium on the occasion.

Speaking about the momentous occasion, Fr. E Abraham S.J., director, XLRI said, “Convocation is considered the most significant event in the academic year for every student, faculty, and staff as it is the culmination of all the efforts put in by an individual during their time at the campus. This year is an important milestone for us at XLRI as we celebrate the 61st Convocation of our institution”.

T. V. Narendran, chairman, Board of Governors at XLRI & MD - Tata Steel India and South East Asia said, “For over six decades XLRI has steadfastly held on to its mission of proffering world-class education across various management-centric programmes. 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.”

This year XLRI will confer the prestigious Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace’ to Adi Godrej, chairman, The Godrej Group. He will also deliver the convocation address to the graduating students at the event.

Father Abraham further added, “We are immensely happy to present this year’s ‘Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Social and Industrial Peace’ to Mr. Adi Godrej, Chairman of The Godrej Group.”

Godrej has been the president of several Indian trade and industrial bodies and educational institutions. He is chairman of the Board of the Indian School of Business, and past president of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He has been a member of the Dean's Advisory Council of the MIT Sloan School of Management, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, and a member of the Wharton Asian Executive Board. Godrej is also a patron of the Himalayan Club.

Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace, instituted by XLRI in 1966, in honour of the Late Sir Jehangir Ghandy, former chairman of the Board of Governors-XLRI, is awarded to heroic leaders who have contributed towards the growth of their respective organisations and also impacted the growth of our nation in a significant way. The medal was instituted by XLRI in gratitude for Sir Jehangir Ghandy’s yeoman contribution to XLRI and the society at large. One of the oldest medals instituted by a higher education institution, the medal is awarded during XLRI’s Annual Convocation Ceremony to recognise outstanding contributions in the field of industrial and social peace in the country.

XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur is a premier, private management institute in India founded in 1949 by Father Quinn Enright, S.J. in the ‘steel city’ of Jamshedpur. To learn more, visit