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“Passion and execution combined with perfection will help you achieve goals”, said Dr N S Ranjan, former CEO of IDFC Foundation and Group CHRO & CMO at IDFC Bank: XLRI 20th Graduating Ceremony - Corporate Programs & VIL Programs

30th April, 2022

Jamshedpur: Xavier School of Management, one of India’s oldest and premier B-Schools, celebrated its 20th Graduation Ceremony - Corporate Programs & Virtual Interactive Learning Programs on 30th April, 2022 in the Tata Auditorium, XLRI Jamshedpur.

Dr N S Rajan , former CEO of IDFC Foundation and Group CHRO & CMO at IDFC Bank was invited as the Chief Guest and he graced the occasion.

This year for Virtual Interactive Learning (VIL) programs a total of 562 students graduated with 2 batches of PGCBM ( Postgraduate Certificate in Business Management-37 & 38) comprising 126 students , 2 batches of PGCHRM(Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management- 29 & 30) comprising 234 students, 1 batch of PGCBA(Postgraduate Certificate in Business Analytics - 3) comprising 38 students, 1 batch of PGCF( Postgraduate Certificate in Finance-1) comprising 18 students, 1 batch of PGCSL( Postgraduate Certificate in Senior Leadership-3) comprising 87 students and 1 batch of EDAMP (Executive Diploma in Advanced Management for Senior Managers Program -1) comprising 59 students .

This year for Corporate Programs in PGCHRM (Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management - Accenture 2022) a total of 26 students are graduating whereas EDHRM-19-21 batch it is 42 , EDHRM-21-22 it is 52 respectively.

Fr. Paul Fernandes. S.J., Director, XLRI, congratulated the graduating students and said, “Dear students, hearty congratulations on graduating today. It’s good to see how you have found a new work life and learning balance while leading your organization. I want you to excel, sustain, succeed and we strengthen you as you walk forward.”

He also advised the students - “Be professional and follow the integrity, values and virtues of other professionals. Be authentic, be your true person and be accountable as you navigate through the world . Be universal in your thinking and approach. Be a learner, light and guidance will help you to make right choices in life.”

Chief Guest, Dr N S Rajan , former CEO of IDFC Foundation and Group CHRO & CMO at IDFC Bank addressed the gathering by sharing his memories as a student at XLRI. He graduated in 1983 from XLRI, Jamshedpur. “The special ambience at XLRI can be experienced and not explained. XLRI is a forerunner in embracing virtual learning. Indicating the success of the new training programs that we have created, the Director is taking it to greater heights. The best of me is behind me. The best of you is surely ahead of you.I see in front of me those who will shape the future of the country as you embark on this exciting journey.”

“Be resilient. Show courage and conviction in combating the crisis and make a comeback when things settle down. Knowing your ignorance is the first step to wisdom. Support your team, build their knowledge and go to their core areas. Your character is built on values and it reflects in our conduct and behavior. Values are shaped by parents, family and teachers. Be a role model and an exemplar who can live up to values. Doing things right is different from doing right things. Compromise on tactics if required, but not on values.”, he added.

This year a new program on VIL has been launched called the Postgraduate Certificate in Human Capital Management.

For Corporate Programs an MOU has been signed between Coal India Ltd. and XLRI to train maximum 500 executives from personnel discipline and approx. 30 executives in each batch through XLRI, Jamshedpur on a specifically designed customized training program (5 days)on Human Resource Management.

Apart from that some other MOU were signed to deliver Customized short term executive programs as per the competency required by the organization (Mahindra & Mahindra, L&T, Accenture ,IOL etc.)

To conclude, over the years XLRI’s VIL Programs has earned a reputation of being one of the finest online management education programs in India. With teamwork, perseverance and continued support from the institute, we hope to achieve greater heights in the coming year.