India: XLRI – Xavier School of Management welcomes the new batch of students of the new academic session of 2021. A total of 613 students joined the illustrious XLRI student fraternity.
New Batches at XLRI Jamshedpur Campus:
• Business Management (PGDM-BM: 2021-23 batch) – 179 students
• Human Resource Management (PGDM-HRM: 2021-23 batch) – 178 students
• Executive – Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Ex-PGDM) – 114 students
Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) – 14 students
Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EXEC-FPM) – 20 students
New Batch at XLRI I Delhi-NCR Campus
Business Management (PGDM-BM: 2021-23 batch) – 108 students
The welcome session was conducted online for the students with an inaugural prayer. Fr. Paul addressed the welcome ceremony. Fr Paul Fernandes S.J, Director of XLRI- Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, Fr Sebastian George, SJ, Director, XLRI, Delhi-NCR Campus and the Dean (Academics), Prof. Ashis K Pani.
Fr. Paul. Fernandes S.J, Director, XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, welcomed the new batch of students of both the campuses. In his welcome address, he emphasized the four essential hallmarks of Jesuit education. Elaborating on the four themes, he said, “XLRI’s successful growth over seven decades has been guided by these four important hallmarks of Jesuit education, and we will continue to place a strong emphasis on them. The first aspect being ‘Excellence’ – to strive continuously for the best, without getting easily satisfied and without becoming complacent with our achievements; the second aspect being ‘Integrity coupled with Ethics’ – which describes the ethos of XLRI. One cannot achieve excellence, long-term success without Integrity & Ethics both go hand in hand; the third aspect relates to ‘Whole person growth across quotients’ – Growth of an individual across intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual levels; and the fourth hallmark being ‘Social Consciousness’-to be sensitive to the needs of the less privileged around us.”
“Excellence and Ethics are important elements of XLRI’s DNA and are passed on to every student of the institution. One of the goals of XLRI is to produce women and men for others, people with great sensitivity to the needs of the poor and the disadvantaged and the marginalized. We need to be conscious of the needs of the underprivileged sections of our society in our decision-making as business leaders to work for the inclusive and sustainable growth of India. Our new campus in the Delhi-NCR area, from its very inception, was conceived as ‘an integral part’ of XLRI Jamshedpur. Our two campuses remain part of the same registered society, the same governing board, and have the same treasurer for all the campuses. Our institutional strategy visualizes both Jamshedpur and Delhi campuses as two entities of the same XLRI institutional brand. The students of both the campuses belong to the one and only XLRI”, he further added.
The new students were taken through a Special Orientation Programme drawn up by XLRI to update their knowledge before regular classes commenced. This year the Orientation program was conducted on a virtual platform.
Every year the first-year students of XLRI undergo compulsory Village Exposure Programme and the Outbound Adventure Programme. Both programs have been specially designed for students to create awareness about the realities of rural India and foster a sense of team spirit. This year due to the pandemic, it would not be possible to organize these programs.