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Two students from XLRI won the coveted Global Peter Drucker Challenge-

23rd December, 2021

Two students from XLRI won the coveted Global Peter Drucker Challenge-

Jamshedpur: Business School XLRI has once again made the nation proud by winning the “Global Peter Drucker Challenge.” The Forum in Vienna invited students, managers, and entrepreneurs from worldwide to share insights from their experiences that would enable the global workforce to tackle the dynamic challenges of today's VUCA world. They received submissions from 49 countries on 6 continents. All the three winners in the student category were Indians. Two of them are from XLRI, Jamshedpur - Dr Nadeem Ahmed & Prabath Kuzhikkat. Both of them owe the success of their work to the goodwill of peers, the guidance of professors and support from the institution.

Prabath Kuzhikkat a marine engineer who would soon be joining Amazon as a product manager, banked on his diverse experience to pen his essay "From the perils at sea to the predicaments at the shore-what crisis can make of managers?" The essay is an amalgamation of Drucker's wisdom and the multiple crises he faced at sea to deliver to its readers a unique perspective of overcoming any crisis. This bagged him first place and a cash prize of € 1500 and an opportunity to visit the Drucker Forum in person. Apart from attending all the plenaries, he had the fortune of connecting with many like-minded individuals.

"The emphasis XLRI lays on Sustainability, Ethics and human empathy, helped me connect further with the plenaries I attended at Drucker Forum", says Prabhat.

Dr. Nadeem Ahmed a healthcare technology consultant, founded a cross-functional pro-Bono Initiative called 'Corona Consult' with the objective of empowering the startups that are striving to widen the healthcare bottlenecks. The insights gained from battling the pandemic, both in the emergency room and in the board-room of coworking spaces with the help of 16 doctors & 50+ domain experts, inspired him to formulate the Quadruple-P framework for crisis management. The narration of his experience won third place, securing a cash prize of €800. Dr. Nadeem will soon spearhead Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR) as the Managing Editor

"The guidance and goodwill of XLRI faculty mentors equipped me with the resilience needed to persevere through the tribulations amidst the pandemic and the clarity to synthesise my learnings into an industry agnostic framework for managing crises capable of helping countless others.", says Dr. Nadeem.

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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 seven 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.

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