Jamshedpur : Xavier School of Management ( XLRI) one of India’s premier B-School, is all set to hold the 59th Annual Convocation on Saturday.
The event is to hold at the Tata Auditorium, XLRI campus, Jamshedpur.
This year XLRI would confer the prestigious Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace to Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman & CEO, TAFE (Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited). She will also deliver the convocation address to the graduating students at the event.
Mallika Srinivasan has helped establish TAFE as a high-quality, mass manufacturer of tractors – a lean and resilient organisation that can effectively weather the cyclicality of the tractor business in a span of 25 years.
Today, TAFE is the third largest tractor manufacturer in the world and the second largest in India, by volumes. She is also on the board of AGCO Corporation – USA, TATA Steel Limited and TATA Global Beverages Limited. She is a member of the Governing Board at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and the Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy.
In January 2014, she was honoured with the prestigious ‘Padma Shri’ award for her contribution to Trade and Industry.
This year, XLRI would also present the Honorary Fellow Award to Rev. Fr Romuald D’Souza, S.J. Former Director of XLRI, Jamshedpur.
Fr D’Souza has had immensely contribution in the field of Education and Literature. He was the Founder Director of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar and was its Director till 1993. He also founded the Goa Institute of Management in 1993 and was its Director till 2004.
He was President of the Association of Indian Management Schools, and was an active member of the Association of Management Development Institutes of South Asia, the All India Board of Management Studies, Government of India, the Executive Council of the Goa University, and the Academic Council of Utkal University.
He is also a professional member of the Academy of Management (USA), International Council of Psychologists, British Psychological Society, and the American Psychological Association.
On this significant day, 526 XLRI students will receive their graduating certificates and medals including – 300 students of Post Graduate Programmes in Management – BM and HRM; 112 students of 2014 batch of 15-months PGDM (General Management) Programme; 3 students of Fellow Program in Management from Jamshedpur Campus; 63 students of 2012 – 15 batch of PGDM-BM Programme (Part Time) and 23 students of 2012 – 15 batch of Executive PGP course from Dubai Campus.