Sunday, August 12, 2012

XLRI to invest Rs 110 crore for Delhi, 2nd Jamshedpur campus

From The Hindu Businessline

Big plans: (From left) Vineet Nayar, Jaspal Bindra and E. Abraham, Directors of XLRI, addressing a press conference in Kolkata on Saturday. — A. Roy Chowdhury
Big plans: (From left) Vineet Nayar (BMD 85 - CEO HCL Tech), Jaspal Bindra(BMD 84 - CEO- StanChart, Asia Pacific) and E. Abraham (BMD 78 - Director -XLRI), from Board of Governors of XLRI, addressing a press conference in Kolkata on Saturday. — A. Roy Chowdhury

XLRI School of Business and Human Resources plans to expand its footprint in the country by setting up a campus in Delhi. Plans are also afoot to set up a second campus in Jamshedpur. Both these campuses will entail a total investment of about Rs 110 crore. 

According to E. Abraham, Director, XLRI, the second campus in Jamshedpur will provide an additional 120 seats for business and human resource management courses, while the Delhi campus, which is to come up in the National Capital Region, will accommodate close to 120 students in its first phase. 

The institute has an intake of 240 students a year at present at its existing facility in Jamshedpur.

“The second campus at Jamshedpur will be ready by 2013, while the first phase of the Delhi campus will be ready by 2014-15,” Abraham said at a press meet to unveil the new brand identity and logo of XLRI here on Saturday.

New Course

Apart from expanding its geographical presence, XLRI also plans to add new course into its offerings. 

The institute has launched a global MBA programme in partnership with Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western University in Cleveland, USA, and School of Economics and Management of Tongji University in Shanghai, China. 

The two-year full time residential global MBA course will commence from June 2013. 

Under the programme, each B-school will admit 20 students from its country (India, China and US). The course will be held in three parts — in Jamshedpur, Shanghai and Cleveland.

Brand Identity

XLRI had roped in Water, the branding and design consultancy of the DDB Mudra Group, for designing the new brand identity. 

“The new brand identity represents the institute’s clear focus and direction that allow greater freedom for the brand to grow nationally and globally,” he said.

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