Jamshedpur : XLRI organised its Annual Homecoming’ with fervor on Saturday and Sunday . Around 250 XL Alumni participated in this year’s Homecoming at XLRI.
On the occasion, the name of the new hostel at the XLRI campus was unveiled as – “Fr. McGrath Residence”. The highlight of XLRI Annual Homecoming the ‘Distinguished Alumnus Awards Ceremony’ was hosted at the Tata Auditorium. Nine prominent alumni of the institute received the Distinguished Alumnus Trophy from Fr. E. Abraham S.J., Director, XLRI in six categories. Lifetime Achievement Award went to Dr. Aquil Busrai, CEO, Aquil Busrai Consulting (PMIR ’72).
T V Narendran, chairman- Board of Governors, XLRI commented on the occasion, “To the outside world the reputation of any business school is invariably linked to the contribution rendered by its alumni to the world at large and the business sphere in particular.
For over six decades thousands of post-graduate management students have graduated from the portals of XLRI and rendered yeoman service to organisations and institutions across public and private sectors and various other walks of life.
Very few management schools in India have the DNA that XLRI possesses given its understated Jesuit management background and the emphasis the institute lays on ethical and responsible conduct by its alumni”.
Fr. E. Abraham S.J., director, XLRI said on the occasion, “We extend a hearty welcome to all XLers who have come to attend the 2015 Alumni Homecoming. I want to express our earnest pride when we read about the achievements of Xlers across academia, industry and services both nationally and abroad. Our alumni are the brand ambassadors of our institution.
They are the torch-bearers of the XL-Culture and have taken the vision and mission of XLRI to the world. They are the role models for our present and future students and are the ones who truly inspire them to carry forward their legacy. It is a proud moment for us to welcome them back to the campus and felicitate them for their achievements.”
Rana Sinha, former managing director, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd & National President, XLRI Alumni Association said, “I am privileged to welcome the alumni across all batches back to our beloved institution. I also swell with pride when I see the recent surveys that place XLRI among the top most private business schools and 3rd best in the country.
Apart from the quality education, infrastructure, affiliation with Industry, etc. brand XLRI has also been greatly strengthened by the number of alumni holding key positions across the globe in academia and industry and the power that they wield.”