New Delhi (India Education Diary, June 15, 2011): XLRI Jamshedpur, one of the top B Schools in India, announced commencement of the new academic year 2011. A total of 390 students drawn from the following programmes: Business Management, Human Resource Management, General Management Programme, FPM (Fellow Programme in Management) and EFPM (Executive Fellow Programme in Management) joined the XLRI student fraternity. The new batch of students are from diverse backgrounds: engineering, arts, science, commerce and medicine.
The fresher students will take part in a special Orientation Programme which has been outlined to refresh their knowledge base before regular classes commence. A unique feature in the first term will be the Village Exposure Programme as well as the Tata Steel Adventure Programme. Both the programmes have been drawn up to sensitize students to the tough life in rural India, whilst inculcating values of team spirit, fellow feeling, etc.
As a thought leader, XLRI has always been at the forefront of driving innovation and expanding the horizon of modern education system. Village Exposure Programme and the Tata Steel Adventure Programme exemplify XLRI's innovativeness.
Announcing the new academic year Fr. E. Abraham, S.J. (Director) said that, "XLRI is a Business School which concentrates not only on knowledge development, but gives equal importance on personal, spiritual and social development. XLRI strives to offer an education regimen which goes beyond a mere degree and aims at grooming students as leaders for the society at large."
"Recently we have been rated as the second best Business School in India by Economic Times Business School Ranking, which is based on feedback by India's largest conglomerates of the country's top business schools. This rating is a reflection of our efforts at grooming our students as leaders of tomorrow", he added.
XLRI announced the commencement of its new Academic Year at a solemn prayer service event organized at the campus for the new batch in presence of Director, Dean, former Director Fr. E.H. McGrath, S.J. as well members representing the Faculty, Staff of XLRI and Students with their parents. Readings from the Holy Quran, Bhagavad-Gita and Bible marked a special spiritual significance to the ceremony.
Prof. P. Ray (Dean Academics) addressed the students and introduced the faculty across different functional streams of management. Prof Ray highlighted XLRI's continual efforts in molding managers with values. The Dean reminded students that the India growth story will run into turbulent waters if leaders and managers of tomorrow pursue high growth whilst sacrificing values and integrity. He added that it is important to pursue even small chores and tasks in one's daily life with honesty and probity.