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XLRI To Conduct its 66th Annual Convocation

18th April, 2022

Jamshedpur: XLRI- Xavier School of Management, one of India’s premier B-School, is all set to hold its 66th Annual Convocation on 23 April 2022. The convocation ceremony will be held at the XLRI Jamshedpur campus to bid a final farewell to the graduating students.

On this significant day, 497 XLRI students will receive their graduating diploma including – 176 & 180 students of Postgraduate Programmes in Management – BM, and HRM; 93 students of 15-months PGDM (General Management) Programme; 11 students of Fellow Program in Management (FPM) and 37 students of the 2019–2022 batch of PGDM-BM Programme (Evening).

Speaking about this momentous occasion, Fr. Paul Fernandes S.J., Director, XLRI, said, “Convocation Ceremony is a significant & huge step towards the future. The accomplishments of our students during a worldwide pandemic wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of XLRI family - governing body, faculty members, staff, students and alumnus”

Mr. T. V. Narendran, Chairman, Board of Governors at XLRI & MD – Tata Steel India and South East Asia said, “Established in 1949, XLRI has consistently striven to uphold its mission of shaping business leaders who are competent yet upholding high personal values and societal concern. XLRI has always given high importance to its students adopting ethical conduct, cultivating a value-driven culture and shaping an integral character formation of its students and this is what sets XLRI apart from other B-Schools in the country.”

This year XLRI would confer the prestigious ‘Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace’ to Dr. Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited. She will also deliver the convocation address to the graduating students at the event.

Dr. Preetha Reddy is widely recognized for her contributions in making high quality healthcare accessible to millions and for her support to various entities and industry bodies, working for the betterment of India. She works closely with the organization’s 11,000 clinicians in introducing contemporary protocols to continuously enhance clinical outcomes. She leads the thrust on quality improvement processes to achieve the highest standards in patient satisfaction. She is the Managing Trustee of the Apollo HospitalsEducational Trust, a principal body steering the educational endeavors of the group.

Dr. Preetha Reddy was awarded the Economic Times Business Woman Of The Year award. She was also conferred with the ‘Healthcare Personality of the Year Award’ by FICCI for her farsighted vision, exemplary work and notable contributions to the fields of healthcare and social science. She is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award for distinguished service in the field of Social Science conferred by the Loyola Forum for Historical Research. She was awarded the NHRDN ‘People CEO Awards – Women Leadership’ byTheNational HRD Network. The Asian Business Leaders Forum (ABLF) had conferredher with the ABLF Award for Business Courage

In the past years, XLRI has conferred the Sir Jehangir Ghandy medal on eminent business leaders like Ms. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, State Bank of India in 2014, Ms. Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman & CEO, TAFE (Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited) in 2015, Dr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Jt. Managing Director of Hero MotoCorp & Chairman, Hero Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd. in 2016, Mr. Adi Godrej, Chairman, The Godrej Group in 2017, Mr. TV Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education and Aarin Capital & President of AIMA in 2018, Ms. Anu Aga, Former Chairperson of Thermax Ltd in 2019, Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman & MD, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. in 2020 and Sandeep Kataria, Global CEO, Bata Corporation in 2021.