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XLRI celebrates 65th annual convocation

Jamshedpur: XLRI  – Xavier School of Management, celebrated its 65 th  Annual Convocation. The virtual convocation ceremony was held to bid...

XLRI – Xavier School of Management, celebrated its 65th Annual Convocation. The virtual convocation ceremony was held to bid a final farewell to the 2019-21 batch.

Sandeep Kataria, Global CEO, Bata Corporation, graced the convocation ceremony as the chief guest. T. V. Narendran, chairman, Board of Governors at XLRI & MD - Tata Steel India and South East Asia, Fr. Paul Fernandes. S.J., Director of XLRI, Ashis K. Pani, Dean, Academics at XLRI, graduating students, and their parents connected virtually.

On this significant day, 506 XLRI students virtually received their graduating certificates and medals, including – 178 & 181 students of Postgraduate Programmes in Management - BM, and HRM; 101  students of 15-months PGDM (General Management) Program; 06 students of Fellow Program in Management (FPM) and  40 students of the 2018–2021 batch of  PGDM-BM Programme (Evening).

 T. V. Narendran, chairman, Board of Governors, XLRI, congratulating the students on their graduation day, said,” It is rare that we come across multiple large challenges in such a short period - a life-threatening pandemic, climate weirding as a consequence of climate change and an economic downturn. As aspiring business leaders of tomorrow, these unprecedented challenges offer valuable learnings as we have all suddenly moved into a scenario where the managerial acronym VUCA (short for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) has acquired totally different meanings. The new VUCA world challenges you to build your resilience quotient, take care of your own health and those of your loved ones and friends and also beckons you to support to the extent possible, all the marginalized people who live life on a day-to-day basis”.

Fr. Paul Fernandes. S.J., director, XLRI, congratulated the graduating students and advised them to uphold the values they have imbibed at XLRI – to be responsible leaders who are extraordinary professionals with a sensitive conscience.

This year XLRI conferred the prestigious ‘Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Social and Industrial Peace’ on Sandeep Kataria, Global CEO, Bata Corporation. He also delivered the convocation address.


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