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XLRI Jamshedpur to hold 65th convocation on April 14, Bata CEO to be receive Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Peace

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Jamshedpur, April 11: XLRI- Xavier School of Management, one of premier B-School, is all set to hold its 65th Annual Convocation on 24 April. The virtual convocation ceremony will be held to bid a final farewell to the 2019-21 batch.

 On this significant day, 509 XLRI students will receive their graduating diploma including – 178 & 181 students of Postgraduate Programmes in Management – BM, and HRM; 101 students of 15-months PGDM (General Management) Programme; 06 students of Fellow Program in Management (FPM) and  43 students of the 2018–2021 batch of  PGDM-BM Programme (Evening).

  Speaking about this momentous occasion, P Christie, director, XLRI, said, “Convocation is a significant milestone event in the academic journey of every student, faculty and staff as it is the culmination of all the efforts put in by an individual during their time at the XLRI campus.”

This year XLRI would confer the prestigious ‘Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace’ to Sandeep Kataria, Global CEO, Bata. He will also deliver the convocation address to the graduating students at the event.

 Sandeep Kataria is the global CEO of Bata Limited. He became the first Indian to hold the position in the company’s 126-year history. Sandeep with 24 years of experience at Unilever, Yum Brands, and Vodafone in India & Europe before joining Bata India as CEO in 2017.  At Bata India Ltd, Mr. Kataria has been tasked with transforming the footwear giant into a modern, contemporary brand for generations to come. In July 2019, Sandeep was appointed President of the newly‐formed India region and was a member of the Executive Committee. Sandeep Kataria is an alumnus of IIT-Delhi and XLRI-Jamshedpur (BM-1993).

Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace, instituted by XLRI in 1966, in honor of the Late Sir Jehangir Ghandy, former Chairman of the Board of Governors- XLRI is awarded to Heroic Leaders who have contributed towards the growth of their respective organizations and also impacted the growth of our nation in a significant way. The medal was instituted by XLRI in gratitude for Sir Jehangir Ghandy’s yeoman contribution to XLRI and the society at large. One of the oldest medals instituted by a higher education institution, the medal is awarded during XLRI’s Annual Convocation Ceremony to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of industrial and social peace in the country.

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