Jamshedpur: The momentous occasion of 59th 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 T. V. Narendran, chairman, board of governors at XLRI and MD Tata Steel India and South East Asia, Fr. E Abraham S.J., director of XLRI, Dr. Pranabesh Ray, dean, Academics at XLRI and other dignitaries.
On this significant day, 526 XLRI students received their graduating certificates and medals including – 300 students of Two-years Post Graduate Programmes in Management – BM and HRM (2013-15); 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 Three-Year [Part-Time] PGDM-BM Programme 2012 – 15 batch and 23 students of Three-Year [Part-Time] PGDM-BM Programme 2012 – 15 batch from Dubai Campus.
The first five rank holders in the Two-year Post Graduate Programmes in Management – HRM 2013-15 batch are Adity Agarwal, B. Ramakrishna, Honey Srivastava, Akshay Gupta and Neha Gupta respectively.
The first five rank holders in the Two-year Post Graduate Programmes in Management – BM 2013-15 batch are Devika Handa, Akash Shukla, Jay Jatinbhai Amin, Ajay M. and Sheena Jain respectively.
The first five rank holders in the 15-months PGDM (General Management) Programme 2014 batch are Pavan Kumar Krishnamurthy Bhat, Dnyanesh Jugalkishore Kabra, Priyank Ritwik, Abhisek Nag and Deepak Garg respectively.
The first five rank holders in the Three-Year [Part-Time] PGDM-BM Programme 2012 – 15 batch are Mainak Sinha, Rupesh Kumar Singh, Soummo Bose, Sonal Raghuvanshi and Nidhi Kumari respectively.
The first five rank holders in the Three-Year [Part-Time] PGDM-BM Programme 2012 – 15 batch from Dubai Campus are Firoj Kumar Meher, Ved Prakash Shukla, Indranil Roy Chowdhury, Pooja Sharma and Sajit Karunakaran respectively.
This year, the first batch of the Global MBA Programme launched by XLRI in partnership with Weatherhead School of Management, USA and School of Economics & Management of Tongji University Shanghai, China also received their graduating certificates on completion of their 2-year course.
20 Indian students of the 2013-15 batch of the GMBA Programme were awarded the certificates and medals from their home school – XLRI and a joint certification from the 3-schools’ consortium at the Convocation.
Congratulating the students on their graduation day, T. V. Narendran at XLRI said, “There will be tough decisions for you to make, ethical dilemmas to confront. Remember, that no matter what be the outcome, you will need to choose the righteous path. Remember, that it is you who can make a difference to those around you.
This is what XLRI strives to be and this is what each and every one who leaves this portal today must be known by”.
In continuation of almost forty-six years tradition XLRI conferred the prestigious ‘Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Social and Industrial Peace’ on Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman & CEO, TAFE (Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited).
Srinivasan also delivered the convocation speech to the graduating students. She congratulated and inspired the students with her words and shared some of her experiences on approaching work-life challenges which they may face in the corporate workplace.