Monday, May 25, 2009

Latest Campus Update from Prof M G Jomon

Hello Friends,

May like to catch-up with the happenings at XLRI since the XL News April-2009.

Alumni Meet 2009: Many of you may have seen the communication on Alumni meet 2009 providing specific details of the meet and also the XLRI invitation for the event along with the family. Incase you may have missed out here is a brief indicating the city, date, venue time and contact persons with their mobile numbers:
Delhi: 23rd May, Tivoli Gardens, 7.30 pm, Richa Malik,Nakul Jain;
Mumbai: 23rd May, Mayfair Banquets Worli, 7.30 pm, Gaurava Sahi:, Gayathri Krishnan: ;
Hyderabad: 23rd May, Taj Deccan , 7.30 pm, Siddharth Chatterjee: ;
Chennai: 23rd May, Hotel Abu Palace-P.H. Road, 7.30 pm, Krishnan S: ;
Bangalore: 30th May, Jayamahal Palace Hotel (on Miller's Road), 7.30 pm, Sumit Singla:
Calcutta: 13th June, Vishal Agarwal: ).

Home Coming 2009 Announcement: The home coming 2009 will be organized during the third week end of November (November 21-22, Saturday and Sunday) as per our convention. Let us plan ahead and make it this years Home coming. Kindly pass on your suggestions to making this event successful.

Graduations of XLers: April 4, 2009 witnessed the graduation ceremony for the Satellite Program students of XLRI. Mr B K Jhawar, Chairman Usha Martin Group, was the Chief Guest. 409 students received certificates in this ceremony in the streams of Business Management and Human Resource Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Sales and Marketing Management, and Retail Management.

The Graduation Ceremony of the One-Year General Management Programme was held at XLRI on May 9, 2009. Mr. Shubhendu Amitabh, Senior President (Corporate Affairs and Business Development), Aditya Birla Group was the Chief Guest. May 9, 2009 also witnessed the Graduation Ceremony of the Executive Diploma in HRM Program. This was the first batch of the Dubai Program and the second batch of the program in India.

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations: Two significant events, among others, are being planned as part of the XLRI Diamond Jubilee Celebration. The first is the 15th World Forum of International Association of Jesuit Business Schools being hosted at XLRI from June 7 to 10, 2009. Theme for the event is "Taking the Lead Towards Sustainable Development". About 75 delegates from various parts of the world (Latin America, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and South Asia) will be participating in this Forum. Dr. J. Singh (70 BMD) is the Coordinator ( of the event.

The second event is a Conference of Indian Academy of Management (IAoM) to be held at XLRI in December 2009. Prof. E.S. Srinivas is the Coordinator (

XL at Top: The Special Issue of Business World dated 25 May 2009 on India's Best B-Schools 2009 has ranked XLRI Jamshedpur as No. 3.

Alumni on News: Sandeep Bakshi (83 BMD) is the new Dy. Managing Director of ICICI Bank. Shatrunjay Krishna (PMIR 05) has been appointed as Senior Advisor, Ministry of Education, UAE Government. Shankar Sundaram (78 BMD) has enrolled himself for the Executive FPM Programme of our institute.

Faculty on News: Dr Ashis K Pani and Dr Supriya K De received the "Best Paper Award" on "Digital Strategies in Managing Knowledge and Collaboration in Health Care" at the International Academy of e-Business [IAEB] 9th Annual Conference held in Hawaii, USA during April 9-12, 2009.

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