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XLRI felicitates its illustrious Alumni at 'Distinguished Alumni Awards' on the occasion of Alumni Homecoming 2022

10th December, 2022

XLRI- Xavier School of Management hosted Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony to felicitate its illustrious alumni on the occasion of “Annual Alumni Homecoming 2022.” This year 10 distinguished alumni of the institute received the Distinguished Alumnus Awards in 6 categories.

The two-day long celebration of XLRI's “Annual Alumni Homecoming 2022” is being held on December 10-11, 2022. Over 250+ XL Alumni participated in this year's Homecoming held at XLRI Campus, Jamshedpur. This year, 1972 Batch joined for their Golden Jubilee Celebration. Many alumni of Batch of 1980 and 1984 also joined for Homecoming 2022 celebrations this year.

The “Distinguished Alumnus Awards Ceremony” was hosted on December 10, 2022 at the Tata Auditorium. Fr. S George S.J., Director, XLRI; Mr. Rana Sinha, President of the XLRI Alumni Association and Prof. M G Jomon, Chairperson, XLRI Alumni Association were also present on the occasion.

The Winners in different categories of Distinguished Alumnus Awards 2022 are:

  1. Lifetime Achievement Distinguished Alumnus Award:
    • - Shri Pushp Joshi - Chairman & Managing Director of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd [PMIR 1986]
  2. Practicing Manager Distinguished Alumnus Award: :
    • - Shri Pushp Joshi - Chairman & Managing Director of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd [PMIR 1986]
    • - Anuradha Razdan - Executive Director HR & CHRO Hindustan Unilever & Unilever South Asia [PMIR 1999]
  3. Academician Distinguished Alumnus Award:
    • - Dr. Vanitha Swaminathan - Thomas Marshall Professor of Marketing at the University of Pittsburgh and the Director of the Katz Center for Branding [PGDM BM 1990]
    • - Ravi Dharwadkar - Whitman Advisory Council Professor of Management and Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. [PMIR 1990]
  4. Young Achiever Distinguished Alumnus Award:
    • - Chaitanya Peddi - Co-Founder and Product Hea, Darwinbox [PMIR 2012]
  5. Entrepreneur Distinguished Alumnus Award:
    • - Varun Alagh - Co-founder & CEO, Honasa Consumer Pvt. Ltd. [PGDM BM 2007]
  6. Allied Field Distinguished Alumnus Award:
    • - P N Subramanian - Serial Entrepreneur & An Empathetic Leader [PGDM BM 1983]
    • - Vikram Misri - Deputy National Security Advisor (Strategic Affairs) of India [PGDM BM 1986]
    • - K Pandiarajan - Chairperson at CIEL HR [PMIR 1984]

Commenting on the Annual Alumni Homecoming, Fr.S George S.J., Director, XLRIsaid, "The Annual Homecoming 2022 is one of the most prestigious and important events for XLRI. Our alumni have taken the vision and mission of XLRI to the world. They are the true 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."

Mr. Rana Sinha, President, XLRI Alumni Association said,"The Alumni Homecoming 2022 will make you relive the old days and sustain those precious relationships as you continue on the journey of life. Thank you for joining us in this journey of creating a difference and bringing about the change to elevate yourself and Xavier School of Management - XLRI Alumni Association. Every year the alumni chapters have their get-togethers in cities across India and abroad. This year, we celebrated Alumni Summer Meets in different cities like Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru and also in Jamshedpur and Canada. In earlier years, alumni meets were also held in various cities in the USA, Dubai and Toronto."

Prof. M G Jomon, Chairperson - XLRI Alumni Association commented, “Each one of you is giving back to the alma mater and keeping the XL legacy high. As torchbearers of the spirit of Magis, you serve as notable ambassadors of XLRI in both work and public spheres. XLRI still continues to be one amongst the Best B-Schools in India. I attribute our accomplishments to the committed faculty and staff and their dedication to teaching, research and service. In this context, I also acknowledge the consistent support that we received from our alumni.”

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 the 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 midwest region), as well as in Toronto (Canada).

XLRI Alumni Association also extends a heartfelt thanks to our valuable sponsors: Tata Steel, TCIL Tinplate, Sany, Saizar, VAS Tribo Solutions Unlimited, Jamipol.