November 3, 2014: XLRI- Xavier School of Management, one of India's premier B-School is all set to host ‘Annual Homecoming' of 2014 on November 8th -9th, 2014. About 250 XL Alumni are expected to participate in this year's Homecoming including the batches of 2004 celebrating their 10th reunion and 1979 celebrating their 30th reunion.
Fr. E. Abraham S.J., Director, XLRI commented on the occasion, "XLRI Homecoming is an important annual event for us. Presently, the alumni base of XLRI is around 14,000 and we intend to engage all our alumni, across programmes and year to participate in this event."
The highlight of the Annual Homecoming event is the ‘Distinguished Alumnus Awards Ceremony'. This year, 24 distinguished alumni have been selected to receive awards in seven categories. The event is to be held on the evening of November 8th, 2014.
The Distinguished Alumnus Awards Categories are:
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Distinguished Alumnus Award (Practicing Manager)
- Distinguished Alumnus Award (Academician)
- Distinguished Alumnus Award (Young Achiever)
- Distinguished Alumnus Award (Entrepreneur)
- Distinguished Alumnus Award (Public Service)
- Distinguished Alumnus Award (Communication & Performing Arts)
Prof. Sharad Sarin, Chairperson, Alumni, XLRI said, "XLRI can claim to have the most active networking of Alumni amongst Indian Business Schools. Every year the alumni chapters have their get-togethers in cities across India and abroad. Recently, in October 2014, alumni meets were held in various cities in USA, Dubai and Toronto".
"In 2008 we had created the XLRI Endowment Fund (XEF) and very recently XEF USA has been registered as a non-profit association. Thus, helping our alumni based in USA contributing to the fund get income-tax deduction", he added.
XLRI Alumni Association has Alumni Chapters both in India and abroad. In India, the XLRI Alumni Chapters are in Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune. XLRI also has Alumni Chapters in Singapore and Dubai. In U.S.A. it has chapters in San Jose (covering Bay Area), Dallas (covering the State of Texas), Washington DC, New Jersey, New York, Boston (covering New England), Chicago (covering mid-west region), as well as in Toronto (Canada).
Mr. Rana Sinha, Managing Director, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd is the National President of the XLRI Alumni Association.
XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur is a premier, private management institute in India founded in 1949 by Fr Quinn Enright, S.J. in the ‘steel city' of Jamshedpur. For more information, visit www.xlri.ac.in.