Hyderabad (Hindustan Times, September 21): Jamshedpur-based premier management institute, the Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) has decided to set up its new campus in Hyderabad. XLRI Director E Abraham and Dean (Administration and Finance) C L George called on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah in the Secretariat today and informed him about the XLRI governing board's decision on their Hyderabad plans.
Rosaiah wrote a letter to XLRI on August 18 requesting it to set up a campus in Hyderabad and promised all support from the government.
The XLRI governing board considered and approved the proposal, the Director told the Chief Minister.
He sought allocation of 75 acres of land for setting up the XLRI campus.
The Chief Minister said the required land would be allotted at Jawahar Nagar, close to the BITS, Pilani.
A group of representatives from Alexandria, a US Pension Fund House, led by its head of Indian operations Vishal Goel also met the Chief Minister along with the XLRI team to inform about their likely association with the institute.
Started in the year 1949 at Jamshedpur as an anchor institute catering to the professional and skilled manpower requirements of the steel city, XLRI is one of the top-five managements institutes in the country. It has only 240 seats on offer every year at Jamshedpur while the proposed Hyderabad campus would augment the intake of students in near future.