Jamshedpur: Xavier School of Management (XLRI) is all set to host ‘Annual Homecoming 2017’ on December 2 and 3. Over 250 XL Alumni are expected to participate in this year’s Homecoming.
Father E. Abraham S.J., director, XLRI said : “ The Annual Homecoming is one of the most prestigious and important events for XLRI. 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.”
The highlight of the Annual Homecoming event is the ‘Distinguished Alumnus Awards Ceremony’. This year, 9 distinguished alumni have been selected to receive awards in five categories. The event is to be held on the evening of December 2. This year, the batches of 1972, 1973 and 1977 batch will be joining for their 45th, 44th and 40th year celebrations respectively.
Prof. Pranabesh Ray, Chairperson – Alumni, XLRI said, “Homecoming is the annual XL family get-together that strengthens our XL bond and fosters camaraderie amongst all. It revives the family spirit. Our alumni meet their old acquaintances, classmates and teachers and reminisces memorable experiences they had at XLRI.”
“XLRI can claim to have the most active networking of Alumni amongst Indian Business Schools. Every year the alumni chapters have their get-togethers in cities across India and abroad. In October 2014, alumni meets were held in various cities in USA, Dubai and Toronto. In 2008 we had created the XLRI Endowment Fund (XEF) and today XEF USA is a registered non-profit association,” Prof. Pranabesh Ray further added.
XLRI Alumni Association has alumni chapters both in India and abroad. In India, the XLRI Alumni Chapters are in Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune. XLRI also has Alumni Chapters in Singapore and Dubai. In U.S.A. it has chapters in San Jose (covering Bay Area), Dallas (covering the State of Texas), Washington DC, New Jersey, New York, Boston (covering New England), Chicago (covering mid-west region), as well as in Toronto (Canada).