Jamshedpur : The 60th Annual Convocation of XLRI- Xavier School of Management was organisedwith amidst enthusiasm on Saturday evening.
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 managing director Tata Steel India and South East Asia, Fr. E Abraham S.J., director of XLRI, and Pranabesh Ray, dean, academics at XLRI and other dignitaries.
In continuation of 47 years tradition, XLRI conferred the prestigious ‘Sir JehangirGhandy Medal for Social and Industrial Peace’ on Sunil Kant Munjal, Jt. managing director of Hero MotoCorpand chairman, Hero Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd.
In his convocation speech to the graduating studentsMunjal said: “ You are all set for new innings of your life. But I would suggest that the students must aim to become leaders and not just managers. We are in new era where India is marching ahead on progress path. The students with their leadership quality can pave way for better tomorrow”.
On this significant day, a total of 587 XLRI students received their graduating certificates and medals including – 361 students of Postgraduate Programmes in Management – BM and HRM of batch 2014-16; 119 students of 2015 batch of 15-months PGDM (General Management) Programme; 20 students of Fellow Program in Management (FPM) from Jamshedpur Campus and 70 students of 2013–16 batch of PGDM-BM Programme (Part Time).
The first five rank holders in the Two-year Post Graduate Programmes in Management – BM 2014-16 batch are Aniket Upadhyaya, Shashank Sahu, Madhur Maheshwari, Divya Aggarwal and Gagandeep Singh respectively.
The first five rank holders in the Two-year Post Graduate Programmes in Management – HRM 2014-16 batch are Gyanesh Mishra, Nikita Khanna, Abhinav Agrawal, Apurv Arora and Ramanjeet Singh Sahai respectively.
The first five rank holders in the 15-months PGDM (General Management) Programme 2015 batch are UtsabChakraborty, Naveen Kumar Pathak, Pradip Kumar Bhojania, Vijit Kapoor and Tanmoy Gayen respectively.
The first five rank holders in the Three-Year [Part-Time] PGDM-BM Programme 2013 – 16 batch are Mriganshu Guha, Rabindra nath Panda, Umesh Kumar Agrawal, Ankan Mitra, Aparna Singh and V Satish respectively.
This year, the second batch of the 2014-16 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. 17 Indian students will be 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 said, “ People who manage their failures only go on to become successful. Every successful person has a taste of failure and the one who learn from later becomes leaders.
I encourage you to develop a habit of lifelong learning so that you continue to be an asset to your organisation and the society at large. Always remember to serve the society around you with compassion, honesty and integrity.”
Addressing the students E Abraham said: “I would like to take this opportunity to express my most sincere congratulations to our 587 students who are graduating today.
This is the largest batch that XLRI has ever had. “As you move on to the next phase of your work-life journey, strive to live the kind of life that XLRI envisions us to live – to be leaders who contribute their mite to their respective organisations and also have a sensitive social conscience.”