Jamshedpur, India – 12 October 2023 – XLRI Jamshedpur, one of India’s premier management institutes, is delighted to announce the commencement of its Platinum Jubilee Celebration, marking a significant milestone of 75 years of nurturing talent, building leaders, fostering change, and leaving an indelible mark on the world. Since its inception in 1949, XLRI has been at the forefront of producing visionary leaders and fostering innovation in the field of management. The Platinum Jubilee Celebration, spanning from October 11, 2023, to October 10, 2024, is a testament to the institute’s unwavering commitment to nurturing future leaders and making a lasting impact on the business world.
The grand inauguration of XLRI Platinum Jubilee Year was on October 11, 2023, in the Tata Auditorium, at XLRI Jamshedpur campus. The event featured Shri C.P. Radhakrishnan, the Honourable Governor of Jharkhand as the Chief Guest for the event. He was bestowed with the prestigious “XLRI Platinum Jubilee Award for The Greater Good.” This esteemed award was presented by the Director and Chairman of XLRI, recognizing Shri C. P. Radhakrishnan’s outstanding contributions to society and his unwavering dedication to public service. The presentation of this award was a momentous highlight of the event, symbolizing XLRI’s deep appreciation for individuals who lead by example and work tirelessly for the betterment of the community.
Alongside Shri C.P Radhakrishnan, present on the dais were Director – Fr S George SJ, Chairman – TV Narendran, Dean of Administration & Finance – Fr Donald D’Silva SJ, and the Dean of Academics – Prof. Sanjay Patro. The event was also attended by the XLRI faculty members, staff members, alumni network, and the entire vibrant student fraternity. Their participation exemplified the unity and shared commitment that defines the XLRI community. It was a testament to the strong bond that binds XLRI and its extended family, all sharing in the celebration of 75 years of excellence in management education.
During the event, the Honourable Governor, Shri C. P. Radhakrishnan, shared his insights and inspiration with the XLRI community. He stated, “XLRI is a significant milestone in Indian education and stands as a beacon of management education. XLRI is outstanding in nurturing leaders and making an indelible mark on society. Tata, one of the most ethical companies globally, is praised for its leadership and commitment to helping during crises like the Mumbai terrorist attack.
Real leadership involves taking risks and being socially responsible, which was a key lesson from my business administration studies. Tata’s commitment to solving problems in various sectors, including electricity in Mumbai, is a testament to its strong ethics. We should be dedicated and involved in our pursuits, much like XLRI’s success story. Addressing the disparity between natural resources and living conditions is a global issue, and political leadership should focus on utilizing resources for economic growth and improving living standards.” His words resonated deeply with all those in attendance, reaffirming the significance of XLRI’s mission and the enduring impact of education on society.
In a moment of great significance, the Chief Guest, Shri C. P. Radhakrishnan, also had the honor of laying the Foundation Stone for the Scholars Residence at XLRI Jamshedpur during the event. This act marked the commencement of a new chapter in XLRI’s journey, reflecting its commitment to providing exceptional accommodation and facilities for its scholars. The Foundation Stone laying ceremony was a symbol of progress, growth, and the institute’s dedication to nurturing future leaders in an environment conducive to learning and excellence.
Fr. S George SJ, Director of XLRI, expressed his enthusiasm for the Platinum Jubilee Celebration, saying, “XLRI has been a beacon of excellence in management education for 75 years. As we embark on this historic journey, we look forward to celebrating our rich legacy, engaging with our global community, and charting a course for the future that is even more remarkable.”
Prof. Sanjay Patro, Dean (Academics) delivered the vote of thanks and said, “The Platinum Jubilee Celebration will be a year-long extravaganza, featuring a series of events and initiatives that reflect XLRI’s rich heritage, commitment to excellence, and its vision for the future. Highlights of the celebration include the Doctoral Colloquium, POMS India International Conference, International Conference on Ethics, Industrial Relations Conference, and 2 Corporate Conclaves.”
|XLRI – The 1st Business School of India, Established in 1949
1949: Jesuits of the Society of Jesus started XLRI by appointing Fr Q Enright SJ as its 1st Director.
1953: Commenced PGDM in HRM, formerly known as PMIR & PG Diploma in Industrial Relations & Social Welfare.
1956: Tata Steel offered land to XLRI to begin its independent campus at CH Area, Jamshedpur.
1962: XLRI Jamshedpur Campus was inaugurated.
1968: Commenced Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management Program
1969: 1st Indian B-School to introduce “Business Ethics” as a mandatory core course.
1987: XLRI established Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB)
1988: Commenced Fellow Programme in Management
1997: India’s 1st full-time General Management Program for working executives was launched.
2000: A 3-year Executive Postgraduate Programme in Business Management was introduced.
2002: 1st Indian B-School to provide management education using satellite connectivity through its VIL programmes.
2006: 1st Indian B-School to introduce a mandatory course on Sustainability
2007: 1st Indian B-School to sign the UN Global Compact’s PRME
2015: Accredited by AMBA, reaccredited in 2020.
2016: Accredited by AACSB, reaccredited in 2021.
2017: Expansion of XLRI began with XLRI acquiring land in Delhi NCR, Neral Mumbai & Amaravati, AP.
2021: Established Centre for Gender Equality & Inclusive Leadership.
2023-2024: XLRI Celebrates Platinum Jubilee.