XLRI felicitates eminent alumni at Distinguished Alumnus Awards’

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    Jamshedpur: The two-day long celebrations of ‘Annual Homecoming 2016’ at XLRI- Xavier School of Management witnessed around 250 alumni participation in this year’s Homecoming held on 10th – 11th December.

    The highlight of XLRI Annual Homecoming, the ‘Distinguished Alumnus Awards Ceremony’ was hosted today at the Tata Auditorium. This year eight prominent alumni of the institute received the Distinguished Alumnus Awards in five categories.

    Distinguished Alumnus Award (Practicing Manager) went to Deepak Kumar Hota, Chairman & MD, BEML Ltd. (PMIR-1983) and Prabir Jha, Global Chief People Officer, Cipla (PMIR-1999). Distinguished Alumnus Award (Academician) Prof. Vasanthi Srinivasan, Professor of OB and HRM, IIM Bangalore (PMIR – 1987) Fr. (Dr.) Paul Fernandes, SJ., Vice-Chancellor, Xavier University Bhubaneswar & Director, XIM, Bhubaneswar (BM – 1986) Distinguished Alumnus Award (Young Achiever) Sandeep Upadhyay, MD & CEO, Centrum Infrastructure Advisory Ltd (GM- 2007) Distinguished Alumnus Award (Entrepreneur) Joshua Karthik Rallapati, CEO and Co-Founder, Stories in Motion (BM-2005).

    Distinguished Alumnus Award – Allied Fields K. Pandiarajan, Minister for School Education, Tamil Nadu (PMIR – 1984) and Abhijit Bhaduri, Advisor to senior business leaders (PMIR- 1984).

    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 world of business in particular.

    For over six decades thousands of post-graduate management students like you all have graduated from the portals of XLRI and rendered yeoman service to organizations and institutions across public and private sectors and various other walks of life.

    Needless to say, most organizations have come to expect outstanding performance from an XL graduate. XLRI persistently strives to help shape students to consistently meet the high expectations of the world and industry at large for decades – perhaps it is this single-minded focus that helps XLRI in upholding its reputation as a top ranking B-School brand in India.”

    Fr. E. Abraham S.J., Director, XLRI said on the occasion, “The momentum that the College is presently experiencing is due in large measure to the alumni of XLRI. Your lives and career achievements are critical building-blocks impacting XLRI’s reputation.

    If you are successful, people know that XLRI had a helping hand in that success and they admire the institute. If you pursue your professional journeys with integrity and responsibility then we have fulfilled our mission.

    We would like to believe that your career and your character were shaped to some extent by the values that you imbibed at XLRI.”

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