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XLRI Holds 17th Graduation Ceremony of Executive Programmes

6th April, 2019

500 students of XLRI's Virtual Interactive Learning (VIL) and Executive Programmes received their graduating certificates and medals

XLRI- Xavier School of Management, one of India's premier B-School, organized 17th Graduation Ceremony for students of its Executive Programmes. The event was held today at the Tata Auditorium, XLRI campus, Jamshedpur.

The event was graced by Mr. Ramji Ganesh, Head of Operations, State Street Syntel Services Pvt. Ltd. (Atos Syntel) as the Chief Guest, Dr. Ashis K. Pani (Dean - Academics, XLRI), Fr. Jerome Cutinha, S.J., (Dean - Administration & Finance, XLRI), Dr. Santosh Sangem (Associate Dean, VIL Programmes, XLRI), Fr. Francis M Peter, S.J. (Coordinator, Centre for Research & Training in Educational Leadership - XLRI), Dr. Manoj Thomas (Associate Dean, Corporate Programs - XLRI) and other dignitaries.

Delivering the Graduation Address, Mr. Ramji Ganesh shared key leadership insights from his illustrious career. Being an alumnus of XLRI and a gold medalist himself, he connected instantly with the students and provided them with valuable advice on how to build a successful career in the modern corporate landscape.

On this significant day, 500 students of XLRI's VIL and various Executive Programmes including 407 students from 5 batches of the Virtual Interactive Learning (VIL) Programmes (174 students of Postgraduate Certificate in Business Management - PGCBM batches 32 and 33, 198 students of Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management - PGCHRM batches 24 and 25, and 35 students of the 1st batch of Postgraduate Certificate in Business Analytics - PGCBAMD); 43 students of Executive Diploma in Human Resource Management Programme (EDHRM - Batch 2018-19); 30 students of Postgraduate Certificate in HRM (PGCHRM - Batch 2017-18) and 20 students of Postgraduate Certificate in General Management- Mumbai (PGCGM - Batch 2017-18) received their graduating certificates and medals.

Like every year, top ranking students of the VIL Programme were awarded XLRI Medals for Academic Excellence sponsored by VIL technical partner Unified Collaboration Services (UCS). This year, Sudeshna Ganguly (PGCBM-32), Mohan Shanmuga Sundaram (PGCBM-33), Babita P Sangras (PGCHRM-24), S Kartik (PGCHRM-25) and Rajiv Kumar Vishwakarma (PGCBAMD-1) received gold medals for academic excellence in their respective batches. The medals were presented by Dr. Ashis K. Pani, Dean - Academics, XLRI.

Kanwar Pravir Singh (EDHRM), Moksha Sharma (PGCHRM) and Chandan Rastogi (PGCGM - Mumbai) also received Gold Medals at the event for securing the highest CQPI.

Congratulating the outgoing students, Dr. Santosh Sangem, Associate Dean, VIL Programs, XLRI said, "I commend the dedication and work ethic of every student graduating today. These skills of time management, hard work and persistence will take you a long way in your career. The VIL department has come a long way from its humble beginnings 17 years ago. After many years of offering certificates in Business Management and Human Resource Management, we finally launched long duration programs in Business Analytics and Senior Leadership in 2017 and 2018 respectively. In fact, I am happy to announce that the first ever batch of Business Analytics certificate graduates from XLRI are sitting in our midst today. In a short span of time, we launched more than twenty specialized e-Management Development Programs. Last year, virtual courses were launched for corporate clients for the first time by VIL. Finance for Non-Finance Executives was conducted for executives of Hindustan Petroleum and SANY Industries. The programs received excellent reviews, and more such programs are expected in the future.” He also shared updates on the XLRI VIL Programs over the years.

Fr. Jerome Cutinha, S.J., Dean - Administration & Finance, XLRI congratulated the graduating students and urged them to uphold the institute's values of excellence and integrity in their professional and personal lives. He added that XLRI graduates should aim to be model professionals who also serve their communities and society.

About XLRI:

XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur is a premier, private management institute in India founded in 1949 by Fr Quinn Enright, S.J. in the ‘steel city' of Jamshedpur (www.xlri.ac.in). Over the last six decades, the institute has grown into a top-ranking business management school of international repute with a wide portfolio of management programs and research publications. Its alumni are spread around the globe and have demonstrated responsible business leadership in their organizations. XLRI continually strives to contribute its mite to the professional growth and management of numerous organizations and institutions across industry sectors. XLRI has been awarded two prestigious International Accreditations, viz., AACSB - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and AMBA - Association of MBAs. XLRI has also earned the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) accreditation.