XLRI Jamshedpur commences academic session of 2017 with 537 students

XLRI – Xavier School of Management has commenced the academic year 2017. The B-School conducted a ceremony of commencement for the students of PGDM, GMP, FPM and EFPM programmes on June 12, 2017 at XLRI Jamshedpur campus. A total of 537 students joined XLRI in 2017. There has been no change in intake in comparison to the academic year 2016-17. The welcome ceremony was addressed by Fr. E. Abraham, S.J., Director, Dr. Ashis K Pani, Dean [Academics] and Fr. Jerry Cutinha, S.J, Dean [Administration & Finance] at XLRI. Below mentioned are the name of the programmes with the total number of students enrolled:

  1. Business Management (PGDM - BM: 2017 - 19 batch): 181 Students

  2. Human Resource Management (PGDM - HRM: 2017 – 19 batch): 181 Students

  3. Fifteen months General Management Programme (PGDM - GM: 2017 - 18 batch): 109 students

  4. Three years Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM - BM, Part Time: 2017 - 20 batch): 51 Students

  5. Fellow Programme in Management (FPM): 9 Students

  6. Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EXEC – FPM): 6 students

Faculty members, current students and staff members also attained the welcome ceremony of the new batch who were welcomed by an inaugural prayer service function.


Fr. E. Abraham welcomed the students and said, “XLRI, besides being a higher learning institution is also a social institution. We have to carry out our responsibilities as a social entity. A strong connection with the society will provide the edifice for value-oriented learning. This will instill in future business leaders a sensitivity that will inspire you to search for solutions to vexed socio-economic problems in the environment. It is expected that you will hold personal values and beliefs consistent with your role as responsible flag bearers of this Institution”.


Prof. Joseph addressed the new batch of students on “Future of Management Education”.


 Dr. Pani said, “XLRI is known for its academic excellence as well as instilling in its students the right values through courses, activities, events and the environment it creates. A unique feature in the first term will be the Village Exposure Programme and the Outbound Programme. Both the programmes have been designed to create awareness among the students of life in rural India, as well as the importance of team spirit. Such an integral and value-based formation will impel the future managers to be innovative, competent and creative leaders”.


The new students will have to undergo a Special Orientation Programme to update their knowledge and prepare for the upcoming classes. The first year students will also be taken for XLRI’s compulsory Village Exposure Programme and the Outbound Programme. Both the programmes have been designed for the students to create awareness about the reality of rural India.


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