Wednesday, May 26, 2010

XLRI Alumni Meet 2010: Kolkata Chapter on Sunday, 30th May

XLRI Alumni Meet 2010: Kolkata Chapter on Sunday, 30th May `2010 at 7:30 pm @ Floatel, Kolkata jetty, Kolkata.

All Xlers are invited with their families. Registration is on the spot. There
are no pre-formalities to be completed.

Event starts at 7:30 pm and will give over at around 1 am. DJ Abhishek would be playing music. (

Address of the venue:

Floatel 9/10, Kolkata jetty, Opp. SBI HQ, (Eastern Region), Strand Road, Kolkata 700001

Landmarks: Next to Millennium Park.

Google map link for Floatel:

Cover Charges: Individual- Rs. 500, Couple- Rs. 800
Charges cover unlimited food and drinks on the menu.

Food Menu:

Welcome Drink :Mango Mantra
Starters: (Non Veg)  Murg-Malai Kebab, Fish Fingers
Starters: (Veg)  Paneer Tikka, Crispy Chilly Babycorn
Salad: Macronian Pasta Salad, Green Salad, Sprouted Green Salad
Main Course:
Assorted Indian Bread, Dal Makhani, Veg Biryani
Non Veg: Fish Tava Masala + Tartar Sauce, Murg Lababdar
Veg: Spinach Corn Angratin,  Kadai Paneer
Miscellaneous: Mixed Veg Raita, Achar, Papad, Chatni
Dessert: Mixed Fruit Truffle, Gulab Jamun, Vanilla Ice-cream + Chocolate Sauce


Ballanatine's Finest Scotch Whisky
Absolut Vodka
Jacob's Creek Red Wine
Jacob's Creek White Wine
Old Monk
Foster's and Kingfisher Beer
Tropicana Juices
Red Bull
Soft Drinks

Special Thanks to all the sponsors of the event:

SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management):

Bharti Airtel:

Pepsico India:

GlaxoSmithKline - Consumer Healthcare:

warm regards,
Vikram :
Gaurav :

Monday, May 24, 2010

xlchennai : Blowout! Thank you!!

To everyone who came for the Alumni Evening on the 22nd: Thank you folks, for making it. 

A big Thank YOU to the "kids" of the 2011 batch who did quite a bit of running around to make sure things fell in place. And to their seniors, from 2010, who did not allow last year's experience dampen their enthu. 

Thanks to Ramaa Ramesh (2010) for putting together that lovely .ppt; we must now get it to go viral!

Thanks to Viji for "pairing off" people - and helping cut across batches!

Thanks to Mohan Kumar for helping the team negotiate rates with Accord.... we'll turn to you more often!

And while the sponsors must no doubt be thanked, many of them were faceless - except for Buildcraft: thank you Ravi, for being one of the sponsors!

And to those who were unable to come - thank you for tolerating all the mails, and the repeated sms-es. We did miss you; hope to see you - and in fact everyone on this group - at the next alumni evening!

(Who, by sending mails and sms-ing, pretends to be part of the organizing team:D)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Love for the human resource

From The Hindustan Times.

Its alumni list reads like a virtual who’s who roll call — Ajay Kaul, CEO Domino’s Pizza, Aquil Bursai, executive director, IBM, K Pandiarajan, founder and CEO of Ma Foi etc. And what seems to unite the old timers with the current batch is Bishu da, the man who rolls up the canteen shutters at 11 pm and leaves at 4 am when most XLers go to bed. “He’s the lifeline of our campus,” says Diwakar Kaushik, PMIR class, secretary, external linkages, XLRI.

XLRI or Xavier Labour Relations Institute is located on a 50 acre picturesque campus in Jamshedpur. Its focus is on creating future managers and its core programmes include a two-year business management (BM) and personnel management and industrial relations (PM&IR). The latter is the institute’s oldest course and the most prestigious. In response to the demand of the corporate and the public sector, a one year general management programme for working executives was launched in 1997. To mark its 50th year, it started a three-year executive postgraduate Programme in 2000. In 2007, it started a six-month general management programme for defence officers.

The institute’s entrance exam is known as XAT which generally takes place in January and interviews happen in March. The course begins on June 15. The intake this year has been increased to 120 students each for the two core courses.

It’s the focus on labour laws that differentiates the institute from other management schools around the country. Besides, unlike other schools the faculty student ratio is very high — almost 100 teachers for over 200 students, which makes for a healthy interaction between the two. And much of the learning happens outside the classroom.

Exchange programmes: The institute also sends its students for exchange programmes. These are two-week international cross-cultural projects that expose participants to international perspectives of business and are conducted to ensure that students take on challenges anywhere in the globalised world. Last year, students from Germany had come on a visit and this year 50 students have been chosen for the exchange programme. “I myself will be traveling to Geneva for the programme,” says Diwakar.

The institute made its international foray in 2001 by opening a centre in Dubai. It started another centre in Singapore in 2006. It has an exchange programme with universities in Sweden, the US, Manila, Melbourne, Belgium, Chicago, Poland and Germany.

Fees is around Rs 10 lakh for the two-year programme and includes tuition fees and expenses for lodging. There are about 10 scholarships offered by different associations; selection is based on academics.

Programmes: There are two flagship programme PM& IR, a two-year personnel management and industrial relations course and MB, a two-year business management course.

Extra-curricular: Students enjoy sporting facilities such as football field, tennis court, basketball court. The SC Sarkar gymnasium has an indoor badminton and workouts facility. Ensemble is the annual festival.

Infrastructure: The institute has a 50 acre campus. It is equipped with GIGABIT fibre network. Every student is equipped with a laptop. It also has video conferencing facilities.

FactfileXLRI was founded by Quinn Enright, a Jesuit priest, in 1949. Tata Steel officials had approached Father Enright to open an institute to train the local trade union leaders to help them bargain better with the management on behalf of the workers

I wish we had a locational advantage like other B-schools in major cities across the country. Though XLRI, irrespective of a relatively remote geography, has been able to continuously maintain very high standards in business education, it would have been better if we had more access to industry and academia stalwarts.
- Diwakar Kaushik, PMIR

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hyderabad Alumni Meet - 29th May

Hi all,
It's that time of the year again......................The Alumni Meet is here...........................Mark your calenders.........and Be there................
Eresh Sabhawal
SPOC, Hyderabad Alumni Meet

29th May
7pm onwards

@ The Palms, Boulder Hills.
Golf & Country Club

(near ISB and Oakridge International School)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Chennai Meet - May 22nd

Hello Everyone,
We have finalized the venue and date for XLRI Chennai Alumni Meet'2010.
Date - 22nd May'10
Venue - Accord Metropolitan Hotel
We are now working on the sponsorships front and will soon finalize the details like charges, timing etc.
Warm Regards,
With Warm Regards,
Ashish Dewan
XLRI 2009-2011

Invitation for XLRI Alumni Meet Mumbai Chapter on 15th May @ Mayfair

Dear All
Alumni Committee-Mumbai Chapter cordially invites all XLers for a rendezvous to relive those magical moments spend at the hallowed portals of XLRI- Jampot (We still like to call it Jampot rather than Jamshedpur or Tatanagar )
Date: 15th May 2010, 7 Pm onwards
Venue Mayfair Banquets, 254-C Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli Mumbai - 400030
Cover Charges: 700-1000 Rs. per person
The cover charges are expected to reduce as we get the money through sponsorships. We will keep you updated on the cover charges.
Please ensure that you RSVP using the LINK as given below 

 Also spread through the word of mouth to as many XLers as possible and pass on the information to all your batchmates and get them fill the spreadsheet above.
Lets have the biggest possible gathering of XLers @ Mumbai Meet to recreate the magic


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