12th March, 2020
XLRI- Xavier School of Management has decided to postpone its 64th annual convocation scheduled on 21st March in view of the coronavirus outbreak across the globe. The World Health Organization has characterized the outbreak of the new coronavirus as a pandemic.
More than 520 students were slated to get their diplomas at the upcoming convocation.
Fr. P Christie S.J., Director, XLRI said "We deeply regret to inform that the much-awaited Convocation 2020 stands postponed. We had to take this painful decision of postponing the Convocation following the advisory from the local authorities and the inputs from our stakeholders on the ongoing situation arising out of the Novel Corona virus [COVID-19] outbreak. This was the only way to avoid putting our students and their loved ones at risk posed by the growing menace of COVID-19. Even an unprecedented level of precautionary measures at our end during the program will not totally eliminate the risk it poses"
"We look forward to welcoming students and their families to the Convocation at a later date once the situation becomes normal" He also added.
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.