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XLRI Lays Foundation Stone for New Campus in Amravati - Andhra Pradesh

17th January, 2019

XLRI- Xavier School of Management, one of India's premier B-Schools today laid the Foundation Stone for XLRI AMARAVATI - their new campus in Andhra Pradesh.

At a formal function held today, the foundation stones of the new campus were laid by Sri Nara Chandra Babu Naidu, the Honorable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh; Fr. B. Chinnabathini D.D., Bishop of Guntur; Fr. T. Joseph Raja Rao, D.D., Bishop of Vijayawada; Fr. P.S. Amalraj, S.J., Provincial, Andhra Jesuit Province along with Fr. E. Abraham, S.J., Director, XLRI Jamshedpur; Fr. Jerome Cutinha, S.J., Dean- Administration & Finance, XLRI Jamshedpur; Dr. Ashis K Pani, Dean- Academics, XLRI Jamshedpur and Fr. K.S. Casimir, S.J., Chief Administrative Officer, XLRI Amaravati and other dignitaries.

Commenting on this occasion The Hon'ble Chief Minister, Sri Nara Chandra Babu Naidu said, "XLRI Jamshedpur has thoughtfully designed world-class infrastructure facilities and has become one of the most reputed national B-Schools. XLRI practices what it preaches. It observes Value orientation in every sphere of life. I am happy to learn that XLRI has completed 70 glorious years of educating global business leaders and for seventy years the institution has diligently focused on training future business leaders who can help shape the destiny of India with integrity, competence and commitment. It is a matter of happy coincidence that XLRI is entering into its Platinum Jubilee Celebration year in 2019."

The new campus of XLRI AMARAVATI is being set up in Inavolu Village in Thullur Mandal in Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh covering a sprawling area of 50 Acres. The new campus would accommodate around 5000 students to provide Post-Graduate and Undergraduate Programs in Management Education. Proposed courses to be taught at the new XLRI Institute would include Post Graduate Management Programs along with other Programs.

In his address, Fr. E Abraham, S. J. Director, XLRI Jamshedpur said, "It is our belief that in emphasizing value-based management education, we will be grooming business leaders who will serve as catalysts of change and become responsible leaders of tomorrow that will carve the destiny of a new India. As we recall XLRI's historic legacy of 70 years of shaping global business leaders, we need to look towards the future and not be content with our existing laurels. For that we decided to spread our wings in the other parts of India, and today we have come together at this historic event of laying the foundation stone for the XLRI-Amaravati campus. XLRI has a special sense of gratitude to the Chief Minister's Office for the support and assistance."

Talking about the new campus in his address, Fr. Jerome Cutinha, S.J., Dean- Administration & Finance, XLRI Jamshedpur said, "Our project team and the architect and designers have worked very hard on every aspect of the design and feasibility and helped create a world-class, sustainable building plan. We hope that XLRI-Amravati will go a long way to become an institution of repute in the years ahead."

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.