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New Academic Session of 2019 Commences at XLRI

10th June, 2019

New Batch of 522 future business leaders join the Institute

XLRI - Xavier School of Management today welcomed the new batch of students of the new academic session of 2019 at a formal ceremony of commencement.

Today, a total of 522 students joined the illustrious XLRI student fraternity, including the three flagship programmes:

Along with:

The new students were welcomed at a solemn, inaugural prayer service function at XLRI Campus in presence of all the current students, faculty and staff members. The welcome ceremony was addressed by Fr. P. M. Joseph Christie S.J. - new Director of XLRI in presence of Dr. Ashis K Pani, Dean [Academics] and Fr. Jerry Cutinha, S.J, Dean [Administration & Finance] at XLRI.

Fr. Fr. P. M. Joseph Christie S.J., Director, XLRI welcoming the new batch of students. In his welcome address, he emphasized on the four important 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 become 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 in all 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 is 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 section of our society, in our decision making as business leaders so that we can work for inclusive and sustainable growth of India”, he further added.

The new students will be taken through a Special Orientation Programme drawn up by XLRI to update their knowledge before regular classes commence.

The first year students will also be taken for XLRI's compulsory Village Exposure Programme and the Outbound Adventure Programme. Both the programmes have been specially designed for the students to create awareness about the realities rural India and foster a sense of team spirit.

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.