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Inspired by the Jesuit spirit of Magis (ever greater), XLRI
aims at being a management school with:
• A passion for academic excellence
• Uncompromising human values
• A sensitive social conscience
• An abiding commitment to improve the quality of life
in organisations and society
• Integrity

To offer enriching learning experience to aspiring
managers and business leaders with the aim to:
• Enable them to realise their full potential
• Ensure that they serve as agents of continuous
improvement and change
• Encourage entrepreneurship and service orientation
• Extend the frontiers of knowledge in management
through cutting-edge research
• Disseminate knowledge through a portfolio of
educational programmes and publications
2nd April | 2016

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Medals for Academic Highlights of
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Centres of Excellence Management Overview

Student Activities
Chairman’s Message

Dear Friends,
I am delighted to be part of the 60th Annual Convocation of
XLRI. As Chairman of the XLRI Board of Governors, it is an
honour to be amidst future leaders of the world of business on
this significant occasion.
XLRI, as all of you are aware, has grown significantly in the last
six decades and has established its place as a well-respected,
reputed Business School. Jamshedpur- India’s first planned
industrial township - is truly fortunate to have such a reputed
business school. XLRI not only lays emphasis on high-quality ,
management-centric education but also focuses on inculcating
values and skill-sets required to become responsible corporate
citizens. It is this emphasis on becoming a well-rounded
individual that sets XLRI apart from other business schools in
the country.
On this landmark occasion, I want to acknowledge the role and
contribution of the Director, faculty and staff of XLRI in helping
create a suitably conducive environment for students to realise
their potential and prepare themselves for an effective and
productive work-life .
To the graduating students: In the two years that you have
spent here, XLRI has helped mould and assist you to become
thoughtful and fine human beings. I also encourage you to
develop a habit of lifelong learning so that you continue to be
an asset to your organisation and the society at large. Always
remember to serve the society around you with compassion,
honesty and integrity.
I wish each one of you the very best as you embark on a new
phase of your work-life journey.

T V Narendran

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Dear Friends,
At the outset a hearty welcome to the 60th Annual
Convocation of XLRI Jamshedpur.
I am delighted to present the convocation brochure for the
year 2015-16. This academic year has once again brought
laurels to XLRI in different spheres, which have done us
XLRI has added yet another feather to its cap by receiving
the coveted international accreditation by Association of
MBAs (AMBA), UK. AMBA accreditation represents the highest
standard of achievement in postgraduate business education
and is earned only by the best programmes globally. We
have also received NBA accreditation (National Bureau of
Accreditation) for our three flagship PGDM programmes.
In the last three years - 2013, 2014 and 2015, XLRI has
consistently been ranked as the best private B-school
in India. Moreover, XLRI has been ranked among the top
three business schools in the country in all the nationally
respected B – School rankings.
Today, our present campus boasts of state-of-the-art
infrastructure which includes the new learning center
comprising 26 classrooms with an overall capacity for 2,030
students. XLRI’s infrastructural facilities have been rated as
No 1 in India by Outlook Business in 2015.
I would like to place on record the contribution of our faculty
and staff in strengthening teaching, research and other
related areas concerning our institute.

To the graduating batch of 2016:

As you move on to the next phase of your work-life journey,
strive to live the kind of life that XLRI envisions us to live
– to be leaders who contribute their mite to their respective
organisations and also have a sensitive social conscience.

Wish you all the very best in life.

With prayers and blessings

E. Abraham, S.J.

Convocation 2016
• Programme
• Convocation speaker and recipient of
Jehangir Ghandy Medal: Dr. Sunil K Munjal
• Convocation Speakers
• Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal Recipients
Convocation 2016

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Academic Procession
Prayer Song : XLRI Students’ Choir

Director’s Report : Fr E Abraham, S.J.

Presidential Address : Mr T V Narendran

Chairman, Board of Governors,
XLRI and Managing Director, Tata Steel

Presentation of the Medals for Academic Excellence : Dr Pranabesh Ray

Presentation of the Medals for Long Service : Fr S George, S.J.

25 Years
Mr Andrew Fernandes
Mr Lazerus Athaide
Mr Dilip Kumar Deshmukh
Ms Gracy Sebastine
Mr Subal Gope
Mr Benjamin Tigga
15 Years
Mr Santosh Andrews

Presentation of the Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal : Mr T V Narendran

Convocation Address : Dr. Sunil Kant Munjal

Presentation of the Diplomas : Dr Pranabesh Ray

National Anthem : XLRI Students’ Choir


Convocation 2016

Convocation Speaker & Recipient

of the Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal
Dr. Sunil Kant Munjal is the Jt Managing Director of Hero
MotoCorp Ltd, the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturing
company, and the Chairman of Hero Corporate Services Pvt.
Ltd. He is responsible for developing growth strategies and
implementation of new business plans for the Group.
Dr. Munjal is on the board of several companies including Hero
Management Services Ltd, Hero InvestCorp Ltd, Coca Cola India
Advisory Board, Bharti Foundation and UK India Advisory Board.
A former president of CII, Dr. Munjal served as a member of the
Narsimham Committee, which was set up in 1990’s to chart a
course for banking and financial sector reforms in India.
A distinguished educationist – Dr. Munjal is the guiding force
behind the BML Munjal University and is on the board of
several educational institutions, to name a few: Indian School
of Business at Hyderabad and Mohali, IIT Ropar, University of
Tokyo and UK India Business Council.
Dr. Sunil Kant Munjal
A far-sighted venturer, Dr. Munjal has not only made
Jt Managing Director, noteworthy contributions to business and industry, but also he
Hero MotoCorp Ltd has been instrumental in making significant positive impact
& on various socio-economic reforms of India. He is currently a
Chairman of Hero Corporate member of Prime Minister’s Council on Trade and Industry. Dr.
Services Pvt. Ltd Munjal has also been involved in the preparation of several
socio-economic reports in the fields of skill development,
vocational training, CSR and tribal development.
Dr. Munjal has several accolades to his credit for his
meritorious service. He was selected by India Today as one of
the Faces of the Millennium for business. In 2012, he received
the Globscot Award from the Scottish Government. In 2013,
he was honoured by The Royal Society of Medicine for his
contribution to affordable healthcare.

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Convocation 2016

Year Speaker Year Speaker Year Speaker
1959 Sir Jehangir Ghandy 1979 George Fernandes 1998 C R Irani
1960 Sudhir Ghosh 1980 N A Palhivala 1999 Alyque Padamsee
1961 Michael John 1981 L K Jha 2000 Subir Choudhury
1962 V V Giri 1982 A Mudaliar 2001 Deepak Parekh
1963 S N Sinha 1983 A N Haksar 2002 A P J Abdul Kalam
1964 R G DeCosta 1984 V Krishnamurthy 2003 Raghunath Anant
1965 M C Chagla 1985 K L Puri Mashelkar

1966 P M Menon 1986 R H Mody 2004 J J Irani

1967 K S Basu 1987 Ashok S Ganguly 2005 Kandeh Yumkella

1968 Naval H Tata 1988 D N Ghosh 2006 A M Naik

1969 B P Gajendragadkar 1989 Abid Hussain 2007 R Gopalakrishnan

1970 S K Nanavati 1990 R H Mody 2008 Subodh Bhargava

1971 R D Chokshi 1991 M N Goiporia 2009 O P Bhatt

1972 P L Tandon 1992 K L Chugh 2010 Kumar Mangalam

1973 Mohan 1993 J J Irani
Kumaramangalam 2011 Vineet Nayar
1994 Montek Singh
1974 D P Dhar Ahluwalia 2012 Jaspal Bindra

1975 N A Palkhivala 1995 P Chidambaram 2013 Pratip Chaudhuri

1977 Hiten Bhaya 1996 C Rangarajan 2014 Arundhati

1978 Kanti Mehta 1997 Susim M Data
2015 Mallika Srinivasan

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The medal for outstanding contribution to industrial and social peace is named in the
honour of late Sir Jehangir Ghandy, Kt. C.I.E., the first Chairman of the Board of Governors
of XLRI and Director, Tata Iron & Steel Co. Ltd., and is presented annually by XLRI.

Year Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal Year Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal
1965 S R Vasavada 1989 V G Gopal
1966 P N Krishna Pillai 1990 V R Deenadayalu
1967 K S Basu 1991 Suresh Krishna
1968 Naval H Tata 1992 V Kurien
1969 B P Gajendragadkar 1993 A N Buch
1970 - 1994 Kesub Mahindra
1971 Khandubai Desai 1995 N Vaghul
1972 P L Tandon 1996 P A Sangma
1973 R P Billimoria 1997 Jyoti Basu
1974 G Ramanujam 1998 N A Palkhivala
1975 J R D Tata 1999 J N Godrej
1977 Hiten Bhaya 2000 Brijmohan Lal Munjal
1978 Kanti Mehta 2001 Michael Windey, S.J.
1979 Arvind Mafatlal 2002 M S Banga
1980 H Holck Larsen 2003 Marian Zelazek, S.V.D.
1981 Rajmohan Gandhi 2004 Missionaries of Charity
1982 V R Krishna Iyer 2005 Azim Premji
1983 R H Mody 2006 Subir Raha
1984 S Moolgaonkar 2007 K V Kamath
1985 Gopeswar 2008 R Seshasayee
1986 G L Tandon 2009 Ratan N Tata
1987 P N Bhagwati 2010 E Sreedharan
1988 V Krishnamurthy 2011 Nitish Kumar
2012 N R Narayana Murthy
2013 Shiv Nadar
2014 Arundhati Bhattacharya
2015 Mallika Srinivasan

Medals for
Academic Excellence
& List of Graduates
• Medals for Academic Excellence
• Fellow Programme in Management
• Postgraduate Diploma in HRM
• Postgraduate Diploma in BM
• Postgraduate Diploma in General Management
• Business Management (Three-Year, Evening)
• Postgraduate Diploma In Global Business
Medals for Academic Excellence

Medals for Academic

Divya Aggarwal Aniket Upadhyaya
XLRI Medal : Best All-round Student XLRI Medal : Highest CQPI – BM
in Memory of Parineet Reddy in Memory of Ram Awtar Chachra
(Sponsored by Reddys) (Sponsored by Krishna Lal Chachra)

Tirtha Chatterjee Shashank Sahu

XLRI Medal for Social Initiatives XLRI Medal : Second Highest CQPI - BM
(Sponsored by State Bank of India) (Sponsored by Janardhan Pyda)

Kanika Goyal Utsab Chakraborty

XLRI Medal : Best All-round Woman XLRI Medal : Highest CQPI – GMP
Student in memory of Geeta Saxena in Memory of R S Pande
(Sponsored by Madhukar Shukla) (Sponsored by K G Pande)

Gyanesh Mishra Siddharth Rajeshkumar Jain

XLRI Medal : Highest CQPI – HRM XLRI Medal : Highest CQPI – Global MBA
in Memory of John P D’Costa
(Sponsored by Ronald D’Costa) Mriganshu Guha
XLRI Medal : Highest CQPI – BM [Evening]
Nikita Khanna (2013 - 16)
XLRI Medal : Second Highest CQPI – HRM (Sponsored by Jagans)

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Arun Kumar Paul : 2004 - 2016 Monika Mital : 2009 – 2016
Chitresh Kumar : 2012 - 2016 Nand Kishore Rathi : 2008 – 2016
Girish Balasubramanian : 2011 - 2016 Peruvemba Balakrishnan Srikanth : 2011 – 2016
Sayan Mukherjee : 2012 – 2016 Ratna Sinha : 2006 – 2016
Vivek Kumar : 2011 - 2016 Sriram D : 2007 – 2016
Aby K Abraham : 2007 - 2016 Sujitha Karnad : 2007 – 2016
Agna Fernandez B : 2007 - 2016 Sunil Puliyakot : 2006 - 2016
Apurva Dahyabhai Sanaria : 2010 - 2016
Aravindhan K : 2007 - 2016
Asim Kumar Talukdar : 2011 – 2016
Fr Conrad Clause Pesso, SJ : 2008 – 2016
Kumar Alok : 2010 – 2016
Madnesh Kumar Mishra : 2008 – 2016
Medals for Academic Excellence



2014 - 16 BATCH (Total: 180)
The names of the first five rank holders are in the order of merit
(Both Section A, B & C)

Nikita Mishra Abhinav
Khanna Agrawal
Apurv Ramanjeet
Arora Singh Sahai

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The rest of the names are in alphabetical order

HRM [Section - A]

Abhay Raina Bhavya Choudhary Sangramkishore S Patnaik

Abhishek Deepak Gupta Sanjar Rahman
Aditya Kumar Durga Prasanna Ray Satyajit Tripathy
Aikansh Puri Jasmeet Singh Bhatia Sayonto Kundu
Ajit Kumar Kiran Raj Pattathil Shivika Saxena
Akanksha Gupta Mallika Chugh Shreya Aggarwal
Anamika Kishore Manitam Biswas Sonal Khedia
Ancy Varghese Maulik Rajesh Gandhi Sonika Chandok
Anirudh Joshi Mohit Talreja Srishti Mathur
Ankit Dhankad Muthukumar Thangarajan Subramanya Sai Pratik Bontha
Ankit Kawadiya Priya Singhal Swati Jain
Ankit Kumar Priyadarshini Goswami Tanushree Piplani
Anurag Srivastava Priyotosh Das Tejesvi Dhankhar
Anusha Mittal Rajat Shrivastava Vasu Saraf
Archit Sharma Ratna Prabha Vasudevan L
Ashish Ravi Pareek Ravindra Vadali Vinith Dwarakanath
Asmita Joshi Ritika Chadha Vivekananda Reddy P
Atin Aggarwal Sahil Dipakkumar Kotadia Yanamadala Varun Kumar
Avinash Saket Saurabh
Bhanu Agrawal Samridhi Trisal

Medals for Academic Excellence

The rest of the names are in alphabetical order

HRM [Section - B]

Aakanksha Mahajan Arjit Bhargava Pushkar Pramod Pund

Aakash Parihar Arshdeep Kaur Raj Kiran Saraswat
Aarchit Boora Ashish Gupta Riya Rashmi
Abhinandan Atanu Sahoo Audrey Savina Coutinho Rohan Jha
Abhipsa Panda Avinash Upadhyay Rupesh Kumar
Aditya Kumar Bharath Chandra Reddy K Sahil Jain
Aditya Santpur Devaditya Sanyal Sahil Rajender Gupta
Aishwarya Jain Hemanshu Binnani Sakshi Kapoor
Ajay Krishnan U Keerthilakshmi B R Sarthak Gupta
Akshita Gaur Kiran Baby Joseph Shikha
Aman Bhatnagar Kunal Parwani Shivani Bhatnagar
Anand Kolanukonda Madhur Sansi Sneha Singh
Anchit Rakesh Maria Mathew Somraj Datta
Anjali Rathore Mehak Sharma Sonali Rajpurohit
Anjan Kumar Mahapatra Monika Girdhar Srinivas Sandepudi
Anubhav Agrawal Naishadh Chawla Suyash Hassija
Anuj Venkatrao Deshmukh Naveen B Tushar Prabhakar
Anupama Devis K Prakriti Prabir Kar Yashu Sharma
Anurag Bansal Praneet Kaya
Anushree Rastogi Prashanth R

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The rest of the names are in alphabetical order

HRM [Section- C]

Aakanksha Dahiya Blesson P Jacob Nitisha Kundu Shubham Bhardwaj

Abhisek Patnaik Charu Pallavi Sarkar Soumyajit Pradhan
Abhishek Ahluwalia Ganesh R Paritosha Grover Anand Srishti Gupta
Ajay Kadian Garima Raghuwanshi Payel Mandal Supriya Anand
Akanksha Himanshu Nainani Pranabjyoti Kalita Suraj Narayanan
Akshay Purohit Kangkan Pujari Prateek Gupta Surendranath Potu
Amish Arnav Kanika Goyal Pratyush Saxena Swaroop Kumar Venkata D
Aniruddha Phukan Kruthi T P Priyanka Mitra Tanvi Sharma
Ankit Kumar Kumar Vinit Priyanka Mohan Tushar Mishra
Anshu Koul Mohammed F Darvesh Rachna Periwal Vaibhav Tushar
Anshul Bansal Mohit Budhraja Ravi Bhargav S V Venkatesh A
Arpit Bhargava Mohit Kandpal Ritamaya Chattakhandi
Arshnoor Singh Dhillon Neelabh Mishra Ritika Khajuriah
Ashish Jha Nikhil Haridas Sanchit Khandelwal
Ashish Kumar Nishant Rohatgi Shanti Maria Varghese
Astha Kapoor Nitin Khanna Shradha Dalmiya

Medals for Academic Excellence


2014 - 16 Batch (Total: 181)
The names of the first five rank holders are in the order of merit
(for Section A,B & C)

Shashank Upadhyaya Madhur
Sahu Maheshwari
Divya Gagandeep
Aggarwal Singh

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The rest of the names are in alphabetical order

BM [Section - A]
Abhilash Mukherjee Avishkar Ashok Mhatre Kumar Shaurabh Sahil Kasturia
Abhishek Kishor Taori Bharti [Ms] Mayukh Biswas Saurabh Sunil Deshpande
Abhishek Pal Chirag Garg Meenhaz Ahmed Shirish Shashikant Pathak
Adil Bains Debarka Chakraborty Nikita Midha Shoutik Swadhinkumar
Aiman Faraz Devang Viren Jesrani Nitesh Goyal Chakrabarti

Akshay Khandelwal Dipanjan Saha Parth Govil Siddharth Sahoo

Akshay Mall Harihara Subramanian Parul Sharma Siddharth Sharma

Amberdeep Chugh Radhakrishnan Prashant Buddhi Snehanshu Gupta

Anam Zaman Harish Venkata Krishna Valluri Pratyush Jha Tarun Kumar Bagri

Anil Srinivas T Harkunwar Singh Sethi Priya Ashok Jatia Udit Kathuria

Ankur Gupta Himanshu Singh Raghuvanshi Puneeta Ahuja Venkatakrishnan N

Ankush Pasari Isha Kakkar Raman Deepak Ladda Vikas Kumar

Anurodh Tak Jasdeep Singh Anand Ravi Vatsa Vikas S

Ashutosh Mathur Kaustubh Bijalwan Rohit Gupta Vinamrata Gandhi

Avinash Upadhyay Kshitij Bansal Ruchika Khemani Vishnu V

The rest of the names are in alphabetical order

BM [Section - B]
Abhijit Roy Javaiz Mohamed P Parthapratim Sarma Shoeb Ahmed Danish
Aneesh Monga Jitin S Pavan Sudhindra Shreyas Subhash Nayak
Anirudh Murthy C K Nishitha Bharadwaj Shriya Sukalikar
Ankur Gupta Karan Bohra Piyush Saxena Siddharth
Anmol Hashia Keshav Srinivas Dhavile Poroj Bhuyan Sudeepti Srivastava
Antony George Karimpanal Kriti Jain Prasad N S Suhail Madan Angi
Arpita Joshi Mahboob Reza Prateek Giria Sumedha Sahani
Arun Chandran V Manchitwan Singh Jauhal Pratyush Pankaj Sunny Vig
Atish Sharma Manish Daryani Rohit Hasija Tanveer Ali
Bhavya Jain Mayur Umdekar Roshan Priyadarshi Vasu Sharma
Bhavya Vats Megha Garg Sambit Kumar Dwivedi Vatsal Gupta
Dibyendu Majumder Meherteja Reddy Kallem Sandeep Kumar Jha Vishwajeet Goel
Harish E P Mohit Gauba Shankar Saran Yakshit Jain
Jamesh Bharadwaj Neeraj Garg Shantnu Dewan Yateendra Sahu
Japsowin Kaur Nithish K U Shivam Vashishtha

Medals for Academic Excellence

The rest of the names are in alphabetical order

BM [Section - C]
Aabhas Aeran Harsh Aggarwal Rohit Patnaik
Aayush Raghuvanshi Ishita Bansal Rudrath Kaul
Aayush Sharma Kapil Grover Rushabh Suryakant Vora
Abhilash Parida Karan Tejendrakumar Chhabra Sadashiv Sharadchandra Pradhan
Abhinav Kiran Mettayil Chacko Sagar Malik
Akshay Pandita M V Jairaj Sanjana Rajeev Gupta
Akshya Kattuputhur Murali Manjot Singh Saini Santosh Shyam Kanbargi
Anirban Halder Manvi Govil Sarang Kedia
Ankit Singh Mayank Sethi Siddhanth S Garg
Ankur Patel Mihir Mohan Talnikar Siddharth Joglekar
Anshul Kumar Agrawal Monish Agrawal Siddharth Sharad
Ansuman Mishra Mugdha Sonam Tahilyani
Anupam Maity Mukesh Ranjan Sowmya Lingamneni
Arunava Ray Nikhil Arora Srinivas Maddipati
Ashish Bhatia Prashant Jha Sumit Periwal
Bharat Singhal Prashanth Krishnan R Tirtha Chatterjee
Bhavneet Kaur Prateek Rastogi Utkarsh Kr Juneja
Dhruv Sengar Pratik Kumar Chandak Vaibhav Atulkumar Goel
Eesha Devgan Pulkit Garg Vineel Kambala
Gaurav Himatsingka Rishabh Manish Bhatt Zineet Kumar
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Batch: 2014– 15 (Total: 119)
Fifteen Months Programme
The names of the first five rank holders are in the order of merit
(Both Section A & B)

Naveen Chakraborty Pradip
Kumar Kumar
Pathak Bhojania
Vijit Tanmoy
Kapoor Gayen

Medals for Academic Excellence

The rest of the names are in alphabetical order

GMP [Section - A]
Achalla Venu Gopal Jithin J Mathew Ranadip Chandra
Abhinav Sharma Chittajallu K K Mohan Ravindra Gupta
Abhishek Bharatkumar Raval Karthik H R Reddypalli Sudheer Reddy
Abhishek Srivastava Kavit Sharma Romi Roy
Akash Yashavant Joshi Kishore Hanani Arasavilli Sachin Anna Sonkusale
Amikar Jha Manish Gautam Sahil Baweja
Amit Kumar Bharadwaj Mayank Chandra Salin Kumar Gopinathan Pillai
Amit Prakash Naga Sai Uma Mahesh Puvvala Saurabh Bang
Ananya Das Navin P N Shashwat Kumar
Ankit Jain Niketan Kumar Shrey Talwar
Anup Kumar Sahoo Niladri Sekhar Sarkar Soham Ghosh
Arghya Mukherjee Soumen Satya Sankar Sriram Akula
Avik Chakraborty Peeyush Pankaj Singh Sudip Bose
Bhupathireddy Oruganti Pooja V Sushant Satyendra Vinchurkar
C Abhishek Prabhakar M N Tirthankar Pal
Debabrata Panda Pranshu Naswa Ujjayini Majumdar
Dominic Shree Vardhan Pulasta Mahapatra Vidyesh Shriniwas Warnekar
George Paul Komban Radheshyam Arun Patil Vikas Srivastava
Himanshu Pratap Singh Rahul Rai Vikram Singh
Ipsita Ghosh [Ms] Rakesh Melangi

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The rest of the names are in alphabetical order

GMP [Section - B]
Abhash Chandra Mishra Jayanta Mukherjee Ravi Joshi
Abhinav Singh John Jacob Ravindra Shrikrishna Agrawal
Abhishek Mitra Karanpreet Singh Baidwan Rohit Bhargava
Ajoy Prabakar Karunesh Gupta Sagar Iyer
Ambuj Kumar Tripathi Keshav Gupta Saiprakash Chigullapalli
Amit Pandey Mahendra Nutakki Saloni Nagpal
Angshuman Bala Manish Vijay Sandesh G Ballal
Anoop Chutkay Mayank Sood Shailesh Kumar Mishra
Anoop Kishore Agarwal Navneet Kumar Shishir Pandey
Apurva Shukla Nikhil Ramakrishnan Siddharth Shubhadarshi Samal
Arjun Chandranathan Nithin Thomas Kurian Sravanth Kumar Vobbilireddy
Aswini V Palanivel Somanathan Sriram B
Ayush Pavithra K Sujith H C
Biplab Kumar Gorai Phani Kiran Desu Utkarsh Mishra
Chandrasekar Ravi Iyer Prateek Dutta Varun Ramesh Agarwal
D Vikram Priyadarshani Priyanka Vibha kala Ruwali
Deepak Kumar Rahul Garg Vinay J
Gaurav Singh Rajat Mittal
Hema Raju Baipalli Ram Chandra Sarangi

Medals for Academic Excellence



Batch: 2014– 16 (Total: 17)
The names of the first five rank holders are in the order of merit.

Adhitya Rajesh Rishabh
Gugan kumar Jain
Pramod Soumy
Voderbet Kumar Singh

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The rest of the names are in alphabetical order


Aditya Kulkarni Neelesh Kumar Mathur

Akshay Chaudhary Pranai Devulapalli
Amber Shukla Prasanna Karthik Annamraju
Ameya Milind Choudhari Vicky Kumar Sinha
Arniv Gupta Vishakha Gopal Maliwal
Gaurav Kumar
Mohammad Faheem Shaikh
Medals for Academic Excellence



Batch: 2013– 16 (Total: 70)
The names of the first five rank holders are in the order of merit

Rabindranath Guha Umesh
Panda Kumar
Ankan Mitra V Satish
Aparna Singh

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The rest of the names are in alphabetical order

BM (Evening)

Abu Asif Hasan Ashutosh Kumar Tripathy Jasbir Singh Shadab Akhter
Ajay Kumar Ashutosh Prasad Jaydeep Bagchi Shailendra Kumar Jaiswal
Ajit Kumar Sinha Atul Kumar Sinha Kumar Amitabh Shainu Suresh
Akash Priyaranjan Avishekh Kumar Singh Kumar Vivek Shakti Prakash Sharma
Akhilesh Prasad Shukla Brajendra Kumar Dubey Kunal Ranjan Shashi Kumar
Amit Chakraborty Chandra Bhushan Manoj Kumar Shaurav Kumar
Amit Kumar Santra Chandra Shekhar Mishra Manoj Kumar Singh Shekhar Singh
Anil Kumar Chawar Singh Manoj Kumar Tiwari Shubhayu Sanyal
Anil Kumar Rai Gaurav Gulati Nishant Kumar Shwet Kashyap
Anirban Bhattacharya Gaurav Saxena Piyush Pushkar Arunendu Siddhanta Ranjan
Anshu Jha Gyanesh Dubey Prakash Kumar Somen Dutta
Anurag Tripathi Hadas Saurabh Sushant Rahul Naredi Sumantra Kumar Khan
Rajeev Das Sumit Kumar
Ramesh Kumar Pandey Suraj Prasad Upadhyay
Ranjan Kumar Singh Suyas Kumar Tiwary
Ratish Mayank Uma Shankar Pattanaik
Ravi Narayan Viraj Atmanand Verlekar
Rohit Singh Vishal Kumar Rai
Samadarshi Sarkar Vishav Bandhu Sharma
Sanjiv Ranjan Vivek Banka

Highlights of
the year
• Inauguration of New XLRI Campus
• JRD Tata Ethics Oration
• 8th NCSE Conference
• Dr. Verghese Kurien Oration
• International & National Accreditations
• Valhalla 2015
• 37th MAXI Fair
• XLRI Director’s Activity
• Ensemble
Highlights of the year


XLRI organised the 24th Annual JRD Tata Oration on Business Ethics. Eminent journalist, Shekhar Gupta, Chairman and
Founding Editor of Mediascape Group, delivered the oration on Changing Role of Media in Today’s India at XLRI Campus
on 24 November, 2015.

Shekhar Gupta, Chairman Managerial Ethics for both its HRM observed that, ethics is a set of
and BM programmes. Each year, XLRI principles of right conduct or
& Founding Editor of a system of moral principles;
confers a medal on the best student
Mediascape Group business ethics in particular can be
in Managerial Ethics at the institute’s
• Shared his experiences of a regarded as the study of business
40-year-long career as a journalist annual convocation. situations, activities, and decisions
and talked about the evolution where issues of right and wrong are
of media and its role through the Highlights of the Event addressed.
years. He observed, “Truth never • The session was attended by TV • In his address, TV Narendran,
hurts anybody, but where there is Narendran, Chairman, Board of Chairman, Board of Governors,
nobody to tell the truth, rumours Governors, XLRI & MD, Tata Steel XLRI pointed out that ethics
become the truth.” India and South East Asia, Fr E encompasses the entire spectrum
Abraham, SJ, Director of XLRI, Dr. of human conduct. However, today,
• Discussing about both the positive
Pranabesh Ray, Dean [Academics] at ethical deficit and lack of integrity
and negative sides of media and
XLRI and Fr Oswald Mascarenhas, in public affairs has become such a
news reporting system in India
SJ, JRD Tata Chair Professor of major issue that public confidence
today, he said that ‘a painful
Business Ethics at XLRI. and trust in public officials and
and noisy media is better than
a bunch of lies’. He said that any • In his welcome address, Fr E private organisations have taken a
normal citizen with a smart-phone Abraham, SJ, Director of XLRI severe beating in our nation.
can have access to media, thus
becoming a part of the media.
• He also expressed concern over
media houses being run by the
rich and affluent for their vested

The JRD Tata

Foundation in
Business Ethics
XLRI in association with select Tata
Group Companies established the JRD
Tata Foundation in Business Ethics
in 1991, to mark their long-standing
commitment and contribution
to business ethics in India. The
Foundation seeks to address itself by
publicly affirming the urgent need
for ethics in business and the need
to bring about a conducive culture
in which it can thrive. An increasing
number of organizations are realizing
the importance of ethics in business
in today’s world.
XLRI is the first B-school in the
country to introduce a core course on Shekhar Gupta lights the inaugural lamp as TV Narendran (From Left) Prof. Pranabesh Ray,
Fr E Abraham, SJ and Fr Oswald Mascarenhas, SJ, look on

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8th NCSE Conference

The eight edition of National • India, with its myriad problems of Other speakers and panelists
Conference on Social providing access to basic provisions
(e.g., education, healthcare, energy,
at the event included -
Entrepreneurship was organised • MV Ashok (Chief General Manager,
livelihoods, information, etc.) to its
by XLRI from 29-31 January, 2015. NABARD),
vast population, provides immense
The three-day conference witnessed opportunities for such innovations. • Ajith Basu (Chief Program Executive,
around 150-170 social entrepreneurs, Agastya International Foundation),
• Many social entrepreneurs and
development sector professionals, ventures have designed and • Biplab Ketan Paul (Director, Naireeta
academicians and students. The implemented solutions to social Services),
theme of this year’s conference problems, which are unique and
scalable/ replicable. • Dhruv Lakra (Founder & CEO, Mirakle
was - Social Innovations: Changing Couriers),
Lives and Society. The conference • The essence of social
entrepreneurship is to identify gaps • Franz Gastler (Founder & ED, Yuwa
was organised by Fr Arrupe Centre India),
for Ecology and Sustainability in the provision of social goods and
services, and to design innovative • Nalini Shekar (Co-Founder, Hasiru
(FACES) and SIGMA, XLRI’s students’ and scalable/ replicable solutions Dala Wastepickers’ Collective),
committee for social initiatives. to bridge those gaps. By addressing
the issues which are relevant to the Various sessions held at the
Highlights of the conference: society, these social innovations conference:
The three-day conference was a make an impact on the lives of
people. • Inaugural Panel: Support Ecosystem
platform for showcasing, knowledge for Social Innovations
sharing and building the social The Keynote Speaker was • ICT for People and Development
entrepreneurship ecosystem.
• Prof. Anil Gupta (IIMA, Executive • Innovations in Education Delivery
Explaining the theme, Prof Madhukar Vice Chairman - National Innovation
• Interventions for Youth
Shukla, Chairperson of XLRI’s Foundation & Founder – Honey Bee
Fr Arrupe Center for Ecology & Network).
• Innovations in Farm Support
Sustainability and the coordinator for The conference also featured an open
• Collectives as Entrepreneurs
the conference marked that, house interaction with Anshu Gupta,
Founder – Goonj, and Magsaysay • Livelihoods on the Fringe of Society
Awardee, 2015 • Investing in Development

Prof. Anil Gupta lights the inaugural lamp as

Fr E Abraham, SJ (Second from Left) and Dr.
Madhukar Shukla (Extreme Right) look on

Highlights of the year


MEMORIAL ORATION have- your sense of humour. You have to
go through an unlearning process where
you are coming as a human being first.
The only way to gain respect is actually
to show that you can go down to their
level and become a human being and
live with them and work with them.”
Answering to the students’ questions,
he said, “Change comes out of conflicts,
not violent conflicts but non-violent
conflicts of approaches or methods.
Dr. Bunker Roy lights the inaugural lamp as Prof. Madhukar Shukla (Extreme Right), Fr E Abraham SJ
(Second from Right) and Prof. Pranabesh Ray look on
Solution does not come from outside, it
comes from within itself.”
XLRI organised the 2nd Dr Verghese inspiration and experiences with
In his address, Fr E Abraham, SJ, Director
Kurien Memorial Oration on the students. His life in Tilonia
of XLRI said, “Dr. Kurien’s remarkable life
Sustainable Development in memory village, where Barefoot College is
and achievements are an embodiment
of the founder of Amul Dr Verghese located, exposed him to the immense
of his faith in the ability of the common
Kurien, also known as the Milkman of knowledge that the poor villagers
man to exercise control over his destiny.
India. hold. The college is an initiative to
We decided to institute this annual
The oration was delivered by Bunker make this knowledge mainstream.
oration to commemorate Dr Kurien’s
Roy, Founder and Director, Barefoot The college has adopted the Gandhian
legacy — because his life and work
College, on The 21st Century Gandhian ideas into its lifestyle and work ethics.
exemplifies the model for a responsible
Model to Sustainability. He talked about the participating management leader, combining business
The event began with the welcome villages creating a Village Energy skills with the larger good of the society
address by Prof. Madhukar Shukla, and Environment Committee which and nation-building.”
Chairperson of XLRI’s Fr. Arrupe Center determines the rates the villagers will
Reminiscing his association with Dr.
for Ecology & Sustainability and pay for the solar panels and identifies
Kurien, Fr. Abraham also shared some
convener of the oration.“We decided which of the poorest residents of
anecdotes on Dr. Kurien’s momentous
to institute this oration to create a the town will go to the college for
career and his extraordinary leadership
platform to listen to and learn from training. The students received 6
skills, “XLRI’s relationship with Dr. Kurien
thought-leaders, social entrepreneurs, month training programme learning
goes back to over 23 years. I personally
development sector professionals about solar panels and storage
had an enriching association with Dr
and policy makers who have made batteries before returning home
Kurien and was greatly inspired with his
significant contribution to the idea where they now maintain and repair
strategic foresight and single-minded
of an empowered, prosperous and the systems.
determination in executing his vision for
sustainable society. The oration is Quoting Alvin Toffler, while sharing his the dairy sector and more importantly
to commemorate the memory of experiences to work among the rural in helping raise the living standards of
Dr. VergheseKurien and needless people, he said, “The illiterate of the millions of rural milk producers across
to say there is no better model of 21st century will not be those who thousands of villages in India.”
sustainable development both in cannot read and write, but those who
The event was also graced by Meagan
terms of his life and legacy than Dr. cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
Carahan Fallone, head of global strategy
Kurien,”said Prof. Shukla. Inspiring the students with his and development at Barefoot College,
Delivering the oration on the topic educational works in villages, he said, besides Fr E Abraham, SJ Director of
The 21st Century Gandhian Model “If anyone wants to live and work in XLRI and Dr. Pranabesh Ray, Dean
to Sustainability, Roy shared his a village, there is one thing you must (Academics), XLRI.

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International & National

AMBA Accreditation focused on three inter-related areas: academic
excellence, personal values and societal concern. Our
XLRI, one of the oldest B-schools in India, earns the coveted institution has spared no effort to make our curriculum
international accreditation with the Association of MBAs world-class and deliver it in the most effective manner.”
(AMBA) for its best management programmes.
The Association of MBAs (AMBA) is the international authority NBA Accreditation
on postgraduate business education. Its accreditation service XLRI also received accreditation from the National
is the global standard for all MBA, DBA and MBM programmes. Board of Accreditation (NBA) for a period of five years
The association connects MBA students and graduates, for the following flagship programmes:
accredited business schools, and MBA employers in more than
110 countries. 1. PGDM (BM)
On receiving the AMBA accreditation XLRI Director Fr E 2. PGDM (HRM)
Abraham said, “XLRI with its singular philosophy of Magis
3. PGDM (GM)
i.e. pursuit of excellence in all endeavours, has continually

Highlights of the year

XLRI hosted the 4th edition of
VALHALLA from 24 to 26 July, 2015 at
XLRI campus.
The three-day extravaganza included
a mélange of events ranging from
dance, drama and debate to various
sporting events and were participated
by students from other leading
B-Schools in the country including
IIMs, XIMB, SIBM, and NMIMS along
with the host school.
Valhalla 2015 was inaugurated by
Dr Pranabesh Ray, Dean (Academics)
there was a tie between XLRI and debate added to the cultural aspect of
at XLRI and Fr James Santhanam,
XIMB in the street play competition. the fest on its final day.
SJ, Dean (Student Affairs). The event
commenced with a spellbinding As in the previous years, Valhalla This year’s Valhalla chapter concluded
performance by Prince Dance Group, 2015 yet again presented some of the with the performance by XLRI band
the dance troupe from Odisha. best talents in the field of music and – Bodhi Tree that included a special
dance in their Pro-Nights. After the performance by members of 2003-05
The second day was marked by the
performance by Prince Dance Group batch.
Kabaddi event conducted by Pro
on the first day, playback singer Shilpa In tandem with XLRI’s spirit of For
Kabaddi League players. More than
Rao enthralled the audience at the the Greater Good, Valhalla has always
10 teams participated and all the
Pro-Nights on the second day. had an undertone of social welfare to
players received the Pro Kabaddi
merchandise from Star. The day also The third day witnessed the finals of it. This year too, Valhalla 2015 came
witnessed prelims of all the sporting different sporting events. Teams of the forward to support Milaap, a crowd-
events that had teams of all the participating institutes battled it out funded micro-financing cooperative,
participating B-Schools compete with in the game of football, basketball, and handed over more than Rs 2. 5
each other. Competitions were held in throwball, volleyball, badminton, Lakh collected during the event.
cultural events too. The group dance chess, pool and table tennis. Stage
competition was won my XIMB and play, fashion show and the Valhalla
Note on Valhalla:
Sporting Events Cultural Events
Valhalla, the annual
TT (Men) - XIMB Street Play - XIMB-XLRI tie
sports and cultural fest,
TT (Women) - XIMB Group Dance- XIMB organised by the students
Football - SIBM Solo Singing - IIM-L of XLRI Jamshedpur saw
Throw-ball - XIMB XL Bedrock - XIMB its conception in 2012.
Volleyball (Men) - XIMB Valhalla Quiz - XLRI Valhalla means the hall
Volleyball (Women) - IIM-C Stage Play - XIMB, of heroes in the Norse
Basketball (Women) - XIMB Fashion Show - XIMB mythology and aims to
Badminton (Women) - XLRI Debate - XLRI provide a wide array of
Chess - IIM-C Graffiti - XLRI events for students to take
Pool - XLRI Classical Vocals - XIMB
part in; ranging from several
individual activities to team
Classical Instrumental - XLRI
sports and cultural events.
Classical Dance - XIMB

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37th MAXI Fair

37th MAXI Fair, the annual disguised to business category for the first crowd puller.
market and consumer behaviour time in association with The Tinplate Events like Miss Jamshedpur - a talent
research fair conducted by the Company of India (TCIL). hunt competition, Cooking without
Marketing Association at XLRI (MAXI), MAXI Fair 2016 partnered with Ola Fire - a cooking contest and drawing
was held on 16 and 17 January, 2016 Cabs for a remote controlled Race competition for school children were
at XLRI campus, Jamshedpur. Track that was designed by the organised on both days of the event.
MAXI Fair 2016 was themed on Digital members of MAXI team. Court Marshall – a play was staged by
India. Keeping in sync with the theme Another highlight of the event was members of DRACULA- the Dramatics
of the event, for the first time the the Cleanathon as a part of the Club of XLRI.
entire fair ground was enabled with Banega Swachh India campaign in The fair concluded with a live
Free WiFi. association with the leading hygiene performance by one of India’s most
product brand Dettol to carry forward loved comedian Raju Srivastava.
Highlights of the fair:
responsibility towards a cleaner India.
MAXI Fair 2016 conducted marketing Laser Tag and Unmanned Aerial
research for some of the top FMCG Vehicle (drone) show were the key
companies like HUL, Mondelez, attractions at the event. India’s famous
Marico & PepsiCo Limited and street magician, Babban Khan, keeping
ventured into research for business a few tricks up his sleeve, was another

Comedian Raju Srivastava performs during MAXI Fair

XLRI Director’s Activity

Fr E Abraham, SJ, was awarded the Sharda – Top Rankers Excellence Award as
Institutional Builder on the occasion of the 17th National Management Summit
on Global Corporate Battle: Raising the Performance Bar held on 22 January,
2016 in Delhi.  Dr. MG Jomon received the award on behalf of the Director.
He was appointed as member of the Senate, NIT, Jamshedpur
The XLRI Director was invited to be a member of the Jharkhand Investment
Promotion Board  
Fr Abraham was nominated as a member of the Civic Amenities & Infrastructure
of the Citizen’s Advisory Council, Jamshedpur 
Fr Abraham, was honoured  as one of the Legends of HR by Business Manager
magazine in July 2015
Director, XLRI, Fr E Abraham, SJ

Highlights of the year

Cyrus Mistry Inaugurates

New XLRI Campus
The new adjoining campus of XLRI year students has 384 single-room continually focused on three inter-
was inaugurated by Cyrus Mistry, accommodation for boys and girls. related areas: academic excellence,
Chairman, Tata Sons. • The towering, six-floor international personal values and societal concern.
center includes four offices, XLRI has always been ahead of time
The inaugural ceremony was held 65-seater classrooms, 96 rooms
at XLRI Campus in Jamshedpur on in imparting world class business
with attached washrooms and
17 November, 2015 in the presence education and in providing world-
eight suites. Comfortable dining
of T. V. Narendran (Chairman, Board facility, relaxing lounges and class infrastructure ever since its
of Governors at XLRI & MD - Tata upfront reception desk are few of inception. This new campus signifies
the noticeable amenities at the our preparedness in educating and
Steel India and South East Asia),
international center. mentoring future generations of global
Fr E Abraham, SJ (Director of
• The computing resources include leaders to enter into a challenging,
XLRI), Dr. Pranabesh Ray (Dean -
latest servers and workstations, multicultural and interconnected world
Academics, XLRI), Fr. S George (Dean state-of-the-art campus network
– Administration, XLRI), Dr. NS Rajan of business.”
and 90 MBPS raw bandwidth WAN
(Group Chief Human Resources Officer connectivity. There are high-end
and Member of the Group Executive servers, which host the XLRI web
“We sincerely thank Mr. Cyrus Mistry
Council of Tata Sons) and other page, mail and SNTP server, Oracle,
Lotus notes, SAS, DB2 and other for being present for this milestone
dignitaries. softwares. occasion of our institute. His insightful
• The new XLRI campus, which is thoughts and vision has further
a contiguous extension of the Fr. E. Abraham commented on the
inspired our students and faculty,” Fr.
existing Jamshedpur campus, is occasion, “XLRI with its singular
Abraham further added.
spread over an area of 7 acres. The philosophy of Magis, i.e., pursuit
carefully thought-out architecture of excellence in all endeavors, has
houses a new learning center, an
international center for Global MBA
programme and hostel facilities for
boys and girls.
• The New Learning Center
comprising 26 state-of-the-art
classrooms with a seating capacity
for over 2000 students at any
point of time is meticulously
designed to create spaces that
support innovation and encourage
lively discussions. There are 15
classrooms, each with a capacity for
75, and six syndicate rooms (50-60
seats each). A 75-seater computer
lab is fitted with latest servers
and workstations to facilitate
the learning process. Keeping
in context the growing pool of
outstanding student applicants the
new learning center has two large
classrooms (125-seater each) and
two small classrooms (60-seater
• Fr. McGrath Residence - The new
multi-storied hostel facility for first-
Cyrus Mistry, Fr E Abraham and TV Narendran (From Left) at the inauguration of the new XLRI campus

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ENSEMBLE 2015, the annual national
management conclave was conducted
in XLRI’s Jamshedpur campus with
great fervor. The theme of Ensemble
2015 was Progressive India: Winds of
• The event was inaugurated in
the presence of Fr E Abraham,
SJ, Director of XLRI, Fr S George,
Dean – Administration, XLRI, Fr
James Santhanam, Associate Dean -
Student Affairs, and guest of honour
Shyaam Subramanian, Senior City
Director at Teach for India.
• In his address, Subramanian
recounted his personal experiences
of working for Teach for India and
the new progressive leadership
required to propel our nation to
greater heights by ushering in the
winds of change. He emphasised
on the importance of having Fr James Santhanam, SJ, Associate Dean, Student Affairs, addresses the participants during Ensemble 2015
conviction in our vision, inspiring
leaders and a need for collective
• Poseidon and Apollo (domain focused on growing and eliciting
events of BM and HR) participation in basketball across
• Ensemble 2015 witnessed
• The Next Gen Leader, Circus India by combining exciting on-court
participation of around 3000
teams from top B-Schools in India Maximus, War of Wits and Mock competition with interactive games
including IIM-A, IIM-B, IIM-L, FMS, United Nations witnessed intense and contests designed to engage
IIM-S, NMIMS and MDI. Along with competitions among teams from
college youth and grow the NBA’s fan
intense competitions, the three-day the participating institutes.
event also witnessed an array of
entertaining cultural and sporting ENSEMBLE 2015 also organised a
events. Over 40 events were held A number of fun-events such as series of cultural events including
in three days cutting across all • A unique comedy event called
• MasterChef – a culinary competition
business domains, from finance and Phool Kumari,
marketing to operations, IR and HR. • Debate events like Advocatus
Diaboli and CASH Debate • Solaris, Spell Bee and 20 Questions
Flagship business events • Paintball competition besides 2 • A satirical play titled Taj Mahal ka
organised during Ensemble minutes to fame for performers Tender
were: • Face painting for art enthusiasts • The UnSingle Tour with Abish
Mathew and Kaneez Surka - the
• Strategikon (the flagship consulting • Acoustic JAM for casual singers and
stand-up comedians
event), • Other informal events like
• The Ensemble Quiz
• Prometheus (the flagship event in Karaoke, informal dance and song
Finance), dedications were also lined-up
• Helios (the flagship operations NBA JAM, a touring college basketball
event), and youth festival had enthusiastic
• Strike or Yield (the flagship event participation from school students
in IR), across Jamshedpur as well as
• Genesis (the flagship management students. The traveling
entrepreneurship event) and interactive basketball festival is

Group pictures of
• PGDM (Global MBA)
• PGDM (BM, Evening)
Group pictures of Graduating Batches


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Group pictures of Graduating Batches

General management

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PGDM (Global MBA)

Programme 2014-16

Group pictures of Graduating Batches

Evening Programme

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OFFICES: 2015-16
• Dean’s Office
• Admissions Office
• Placement Office
• International Relations Office
• International & BM(Evening) Programme
• Sir Jehangir Ghandy Library
• Virtual Interactive Learning Programme
• Information Technology
• MDPs & In-company Programmes Office
• Behavioral Research Lab
• Committee Against Sexual Harassment
• Alumni Office
• FPM Office
Reports on XLRI Offices 2015-16

Dean’s Office Marketing Area

• Managing Corporate Reputation [2 Credit] for GMP

1. No. of Faculty Area-wise OB Area

• Behavioral Strategy & Decision-Making [3.0 Credit]
Sl. Area No. of Faculty for BM / HRM
1. Economics 7
• Cross Cultural Management [2.0 Credit] for GMP
2. Finance 11
• Organization Change & Development [1.5 Credit]
3. General Management 7
for GMP
4. Human Resource Management 10
5. Information Systems 4 • Personal Effectiveness for Leadership for GMP
6. Marketing 12 • Research Designs and Techniques in Organizational
7. Organisational Behaviour 11 Behavior [3.0 Credit] for FPM
Production, Operations &
Decision Sciences
10 5. Electives Re-designed
9. Strategic Management 9 and Re-named
10. Others 1
Total 82 Sl Earlier Name New Name Area
1 Electronic Leading Digital: IS
Business and Turning Technology
2. Faculty Recruitment during Markets into Business
2015 - 16 Transformation
Date of Area / 2 Marketing Marketing Performance MKTG
Sl. Name
Joining Designation Analytics Assessment
Dr Rahul Kumar General 3 Strategic Game Theory for EC
1 08.09.2015
Shukla Management Game Theory Managers
2 Dr K Rajeshwari 01.10.2015 Marketing for Managers
Dr Saurabh Strategic
3 14.10.2015
Kaushik Pandya Management 6. MOUs signed for Student
Dr Trilochan
17.02.2016 Finance Exchange Programmes
3. Faculty who separated during
7. International Exchange
2015 - 16
Sl. Name Date Area
a) Faculty Exchange
Dr Anuratha Human Resource
1. 10.03.2016 The following faculty member has gone on Faculty
Venkataraman Management
Exchange Programme to the institute mentioned
against his name:
4. New Electives Approved during Dr Santanu Sarkar, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan
2015-16 Dr Trishit Bandyopadhyay,
Economics Area • IESEG School of Management, France
• Applied Time Series Econometrics [3 Credits] for FPM • Universitas Pelita Harapan, Peking University,
/ EFPM Indonesia
Finance Area
• Finance Analytics [2 Credits] for GMP

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b) Student Exchange
Thirty Six second year students of Business Management and 20 Human Resource Management (Batch: 2014 - 16)
went on International Student Exchange to the following Institutes during September - December 2015

Sl. No. College Location Sid Student

B14008 Amberdeep Chugh
1. Alba Graduate Business School Greece H14010 Ankit Dhankad
H14179 Surendranath Potu
B14017 Avishkar Ashok Mhatre 
2. Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok
B14182 Utkarsh Kr Juneja 
B14002 Abhishek Kishor Taori 
Aston Business School, H14080 Anupama Devis K [Ms]
3. UK
Birmingham H14154 Nikhil Haridas
H14178 Suraj Narayanan
H14024 Durga Prasanna Ray
H14028 Mallika Chugh [Ms]
H14032 Muthukumar Thangarajan
Audencia Nantes School of
Management H14049 Sonal Khedia [Ms]
4. France
H14052 Subramanya Sai Pratik Bontha
H14061 Yanamadala Varun Kumar 
H14091 Keerthilakhsmi B R [Ms]
H14094 Madhur Sansi
B14037 Parth Govil
B14046 Ruchika Khemani [Ms]
B14119 Vasu Sharma [Ms]
EM Lyon Business School France
5. B14133 Ankur Patel
B14169 Sagar Malik
B14185 Zineet Kumar
6. ESADE Business School Spain H14033 Priya Singhal [Ms]
H14004 Aikansh Puri 
7. Grenoble Ecole de Management France
H14038 Ravindra Vadali 

B14036 Nitesh Goyal 

B14107 Shantnu Dewan 
B14145 Harsh Aggarwal
B14175 Siddharth Sharad 
8. IESEG School of Management France
H14015 Apurv Arora
H14066 Abhinav Agrawal 
H14070 Aishwarya Jain 
H14110 Sahil Rajender Gupta 

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B14059 Vikas S
B14070 Arpita Joshi [Ms]
B14082 Karan Bohra 
B14087 Manchitwan Singh Jauhal 
B14112 Shriya Sukalikar [Ms]
9. KEDGE Business School France
B14116 Sumedha Sahani [Ms]
B14125 Aayush Raghuvanshi 
B14156 Monish Agrawal
B14173 Siddhanth S Garg 
B14184 Vineel Kambala
B14043 Raman Deepak Ladda 
10. Kühne Logistics University Germany B14050 Shirish Shashikant Pathak 
B14091 Meherteja Reddy Kallem 
B14026 Harkunwar Singh Sethi 
11. Malardalen University Sweden
B14120 Vatsal Gupta 
B14040 Pratyush Jha 
B14047 Sahil Kasturia 
Münster School of Business and
12. Germany B14053 Siddharth Sharma 
Economics (MSBE)
B14088 Manish Daryani 
B14094 Nithish K U 
B14061 Vishnu V 
Weatherhead School of
13. Management (Case Western Reserve USA
University) B14167 Rudrath Kaul 

c) Fourteen students came from the following institutes to XLRI on International Student
Exchange Programme to attend courses during June, 2015 - March 2016

SL No School Place Student Name

1. Asian Institute of Management Manila Ayushi Shetty [Ms]
Aastha Aghi [Ms]
Himakar Reddy Galipuri
2. Aston Business School, Birmingham UK
Mukundhan Rajendhran
Prince Hiran
3. Audencia Nantes School of Mangement France Jerome Grondin
Axel Leote
4. KEDGE Business School France Fauvarque Antoine
Leroy Clementine [Ms]
5. EM Lyon Business School France Theophile Edouard Emmanuel Bunichon
Charles Tirdad Modarresi Esfeh
Erwan Rollet
6. IESEG School of Management France
Julien Gandon
Le Gall Madeleine [Ms]

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8. Recipients of the Scholarships for the year 2015 – 16

Sl. Amount
Name of the Scholarship Programme Name of the Student & Roll No.
No. (   )
Kiran Kanthavar [B15086] 1,75,000 / Year
Aditya Birla BM
1. Shreya Parag Shikarkhane [B15112] 1,75,000 / Year
Scholarship [2015 – 17]
Abhijeet Singh [B15124] 1,75,000 / Year

OP Jindal Engineering HRM

2. Kunal Parwani [H14093] 1,50,000
& Management [2014 – 16]

3. T Thomas Gagandeep Singh [B14143] 1,00,000
[2014 – 16]

50,000 +
Aniket Upadhyaya   [B14010] Sponsoring Camp
Certification Fee

BM 25,000 +
4. PMI Scholarship Shashank Sahu  [B14049] Sponsoring Camp
[2014 – 16]
Certification Fee

Sponsoring Camp
Javaiz Mohamed P [B14079]
Certification Fee

5. Pirojsha Godrej Shalini Singh [H15050] 25,000
[2015 – 17]

Joseph M Sciortino
6. No Awardees 25,000
[2013 – 15]
[for ST Students]

Geeta Saxena HRM

7. Arshdeep Kaur [H14084] 20,000
Memorial [2014 – 16]

Kalyan Ganguly XEF BM

8. Tirtha Chatterjee [B14181] 1,00,000
Scholarship [2014 – 16]

Naveen Jain &

9. Distinguished Alumni Bharat Singhal [B14139] 20,000
[2014 – 16]

Vasantha Sankaran BM
10. Divya Aggarwal [B14023] 1,00,000
Scholarship [2014 – 16]

Tuition Fee Upto

Dibyendu Majumder [B14075]
XLRI Diamond Jubilee 2.85 Lakhs
[2014 – 16] Tuition Fee Upto
Ankit Kumar [H14131]
2.85 Lakhs

Tuition Fee Upto

Saransh Mahajan [B15167]
XLRI Diamond Jubilee 2.55 Lakhs
[2015 – 17] Tuition Fee Upto
Anup Chandra [H15009]
2.55 Lakhs

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Anirban Halder [B14131] 1,50,000

Sagar Malik [B14169] 1,50,000
Siddharth Sharma [B14053] 1,50,000
BM / HRM / Madhur Maheshwari [B14085] 1,50,000
GMP Keerthilakshmi B R [H14091] 1,50,000
13. Alumni Scholarship
[2014 – 16 & Abhipsa Panda [H14067] 1,50,000
2015 – 16] Akanksha [H14127] 1,50,000
Kanika Goyal [H14145] 1,50,000
Anupam Kalita [G15071] 1,50,000
Shashank Jain [G15110] 1,50,000

9. CEO Forum
CEO Forum is a platform to give the students an opportunity to interact with the industry leaders and learn from their
experiences. The following CEOs visited the XLRI during 2015 - 16:

Sl.No. Name of CEO Date of Visit Topic

1 Dr Akshay Rao 09th September, 2015 Interactive Session
2 Mr Rajarshi Chatterjee 12th September, 2015 Where will you be 1 year from now?
3 Mr Shyam Saran 12th September, 2015 Climate Change
4 Mr Debasish Ray 26th October, 2015 Innovation
5 Mr Alok Goel 6th November, 2015 Start-ups in India [Virtual CEO Forum]
6 Mr V S Shridhar 13th December, 2015 B2B Sales
7 Dr Radhashyam Giridharadas 11th January, 2016 Consulting Skills
8 Mr Krishan Gopal 13th February, 2016 How to make career transition from IT to Sales
How to make career transition from IT / Core
9 Mr Manish Jain 6th March, 2016
Streams to Consulting Role
How to constantly reinvent / innovate at work
10 Ms Sheela Shenoy 8th March, 2016
place in the 21st Century?

CEO Forum and guest lectures give students an

opportunity to interact with industry leaders

10. Guest Lectures

During June 2015 to March 2016 around 23 guest lectures were organized.

Sl. No. Full Name Company

1 Mr Abhijit Bhaduri Wipro
2 Mr Anoop Bhatia ICRA Limited, A Subsidiary of Moody’s
3 Mr Anup Sahay Tata Steel India and SEA
4 Mr Atanu Ghosh Salt n, Kolkata
5 Mr Bhupinder Singh Reliance Industries, Gujarat
6 Mr Brajesh Bajpai Vodafone, London

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7 Mr Joseph Anthony Kujur Tata Steel, Jamshedpur

8 Mr Joseph H Bosco Global Board of Trade (GBOT), Mauritius
9 Mr Lalit Jain Spencers Retail, Kolkata
10 Mr Laxman Nagar Spencers Retail, Kolkata
11 Dr Mathukutty M Monippally -
12 Ms Nupur Roy Choudhury Tata Global Beverages
13 Dr Prithwiraj Nath University of Leeds, UK
14 Mr Rajnish Tuli Millward Brown
15 Dr Rakshita Shharma Ingersoll Rand, Bangalore
16 Dr Ranjita Biswas Sappho for Equality, West Bengal
17 Mr Sandipan Mitra
18 Mr Sarvesh Kumar Tata Agrico, Jamshedpur
19 Ms Shreosi Ray Sappho for Equality, West Bengal
20 Mr Subhasish Mukherjee Macmet India Limited, Kolkata
21 Mr Sumit Sadana FMCG Distributor in Jamshedpur
22 Ms Surabhi Nigam Avendus Capital Private Limited, Mumbai
23 Dr T K Panda RLC, Bhubaneswar

11. Number of Graduating Students

FPM 20
Human Resource Management 180               
Business Management 181
General Management 119             
BM – Part Time [2013 – 16] 70
Global MBA 17

The XAT and XLRI admission process was simplified to HRM programmes. Though it is not measured formally
make it easy for students to apply. These steps included but based on the estimates, our programmes would be
reducing number of forms to be filled and number of best in the country in terms of ratio of number of seats
documents to be sent by the candidates to XLRI. XAT to number of applications. This year, XAT questions
application was made mobile friendly. More than 20 were designed to measure different intellectual and
percent of candidates applied through mobile platform. risk taking capabilities. XAT continues to be the most
As a result of this, the number of students appearing challenging and fairest MBA entrance examination in the
for XAT saw a decline of 5 percent but number of country.
candidates applying for XLRI increased. We received
approximately 10,000 more applications for both BM and

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Placement PGDM(BM) majors like Uber, Ola, Paytm and PGDM (Global BM)
Flipkart also participated. 
and PGDM(HRM) 2014-16
A total of 386 offers were made, with XLRI Jamshedpur introduced the
TAS, ABG and Mahindra led the
highest domestic package touching two-year, full-time Global Business
conglomerate offerings in general
48 Lakh per annum. The average Management programme in 2013.
management. First-time recruiters
and median package was of 18.5 The Class of 2016 consisted of
like Kotak, Karvy apart from the
and 18 lakh, both an increase from candidates from various IITs, NITs,
regular recruiters — Goldman Sachs,
last year. BITs and others with a good mix
Standard Chartered, ICICI, Mahindra,
of fresh graduates as well as
Yes Bank — from finance domain
experienced professionals.
This year placements were highly ensured that front-end roles were
offered to students majoring in the The new course started by XLRI
critical, as the largest ever batch
field.  was well-received by the industry.
of 361 students were testing their
Leading organisations such as
mettle in a not so optimistic job
scenario. This year’s placements have
PGDM (GM) 2014-15 Standard Chartered, Baker &
McKenzie, Sandvik, Sutherland, ICICI
many achievements to its credit. A PGDM (GM) is a one-year programme
Prudential and Quikr among others
total of 132 companies participated, that caters to the needs of the
made offers to the batch.
of which 36 were first-time recruiters organisations that would like to
to XLRI. This year for the first time hire experienced professionals. The Class of 2016 students got offers
offers in HR Analytics and Executive On a continuous basis PGDM (GM) from organisations across various
Search firms were made. The has been well received by reputed industry domains like IBM, Lenovo,
diversity of roles offered for students organizations like Microsoft, Assa Abloy, PwC, Tata Steel, 3M, Novo
reaffirm the institute’s standing as Accenture, JP Morgan Chase, KPMG, Nordisk, Coffee Day, UAE Exchange
Asia Pacific’s best B school for HR. Daimler, Amazon, Atos, Goldman Financial Services and many others.
Sachs, Genpact, Infosys, OYO Rooms, The top CTC offered grew by over
Pepper Tap, Sutherland, TCS, Virtusa 100 percent, while the median and
The consulting domain for the first and more. average grew by 25 and 27 percent
time saw participation of McKinsey from the previous batch.
and Company, The Boston Consulting CTC offered for the Class of 2015
(106 eligible students) has increased The Class of 2017 attained 100
Group, Accenture Strategy together
by 15 percent from the previous percent Summer Internship offers
offering their coveted roles. FMCGs
batch — in domains like consulting, across various profiles in finance,
have retained their faith in XLRI
general management, technology, strategy, operations and marketing.
by hiring around 30 percent of the
automobile, telecom, e-commerce, Organisations such as SEBI,
batch in marketing, sales and HR.
and more. Rothschild, Sterlite, Zycus, BlueStar
ITC was the largest recruiter with
India, HealthKart and others were
12 offers. Other companies include
prime recruiters.
P&G, RB, HUL, Kellogg’s, Pepsi, Coca
Cola offering their roles. E-commerce

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International Relations Office

Student Exchange Programme Visiting Scholars
• We hosted 14 foreign students from five business • Dr. Sarosh Kuruvilla and Dr. Marya Besharov of the
schools in four countries for one term of study. ILR School at Cornell University conducted a week
• In exchange, we sent 50 XLRI students to 14 business long workshop on “Research Quality, Productivity, and
schools in nine countries. Qualitative Methodology” for FPM students in July 2015.
• Dr. Akshay Rao of the Carlson School at University
of Minnesota spent a day conducting seminars on
Global MBA Marketing for faculty and students in September 2015.
• The second batch (Class of 2014-16) consisted of • Dr. Shyam Giridhardas of George Washington University
17 XLRI students from India, 19 Tongji University spent a day conducting seminars on Management
students from China, and 13 Case Western students Consulting Skills and Authentic Leadership in January
from four countries (USA, Japan, Nigeria and 2016.
Colombia). This batch is due to graduate at the
annual convocation in April 2016.
• The third batch (Class of 2015-17) was admitted
in September 2015. After completing the first
semester at Tongji in Shanghai, the class is currently
undergoing its second semester at XLRI. There are
18 students from XLRI, 17 from China, and 8 from
Case Western (USA, Argentina, Trinidad & Tobago,
and Nigeria)
• Case Western has conveyed its decision to pull out
of the Global MBA consortium after the third batch
completes its full program. Therefore, admission of
the fourth batch has been kept in abeyance until a
new partner is found to take Case Western’s place.

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International Programme Office

XLRI in collaboration with Allied

Institute of Management Studies
(AIMS, formerly known as Al Abbas
Institute of Technology or AIT) has
had 11 batches graduating from
its Dubai campus. The alumni
from these batches are in different
positions and are managing diverse
portfolios in firms in GCC countries,
India and other countries. The
twelfth batch will be graduating
in this calendar year. There is one
more batch of business management
students undergoing the programme
at different levels and they will be
graduating in the next calendar year.

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Sir Jehangir Ghandy Library

Sir Jehangir Ghandy Library came into 590 video cassettes; 500 annual reports of
existence in 1949 when the institute was companies and more than 5000 publications
established. It was named after late Sir of Government and Reserve Bank of India.
Jehangir Ghandy, the first Chairman of the The Library is fully automated and
Board of Governors of XLRI in February 1972. wifi enabled, equipped with the latest
It is housed in the ground floor of a spacious technologies. RFID tags and Tattle tapes
and centrally air-conditioned building have been fixed in all books which facilitate
overlooking the administrative block. self-check in and self-check out of books by
The Library strives to cater to the the users without the assistance of library
information needs of the faculty, research staff.
scholars, PG students and other members of The Knowledge Portal is one of the
the institute. It is the heart of the institute unique features of the library which acts
and acts as a centre for the collection of as a platform to access the entire digital
literature predominantly related to all resources of the Library by a single click.
functional areas of management and its Library has established a full-fledged
allied subjects. It continuously strives to Digital Resource Centre with more than
The library develop a comprehensive collection with 26 commercial online database including
well formulated collection development
houses a strategy of print as well as digital resources
journal database like ProQuest (ABI/lnform),
EBSCO (Business Source Complete, Psych
veritable useful for teaching, research and reference Articles and Academic Premier), Emerald
purposes. As of now the Library houses Insight, Science Direct, J-Gate, Sage online
collection of a veritable collection of 67585 books; , Taylor and Francis online, Wiley online,
67,020 books; 16,964 bound back volumes of print
journals (some of them dating back to the
Springer online, Oxford University Press
online, Inderscience and JSTOR Archives, ,
16,806 bound days of its inception); 167 national and covering almost 21334 full text e-journals;
international print periodical publications;
back volumes of 26 online database; 14,100 PG and Doctoral
The e-book portal e-brary covers 5500 +
e-books; Other industrial and law related
print journals dissertations; 1,452 CD-ROMs & DVDs; database like Bloomberg, ISI-Emerging
Markets, CMIE’s 9 online products, IBID, CRIS
INFAC,, and Supreme Court on
CD-ROM,) Legal Pundit etc. are also available
in library besides myriad collection of
popular open source resources.
Library works for 21 and ½ hours every
day throughout the year barring the
institute holidays and renders specialized
information services like, Document
Delivery Services; Research Assistance
Services; Curriculum Support; Online
Information Services; Reference and Referral
Services; Documentation service; Current
Press Clippings, Current Contents Alerts;
Bibliographic Services; Reprographic services
and User Orientation and education besides
its usual services.

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Ajay Kaul, CEO, Jubilant Food Works, at the 13th Graduation Ceremony for the students of executive diploma programmes

Virtual Interactive Programme

Virtual Interactive Learning represent (PGCBM) and Postgraduate Certificate major highlights of the VIL Programs,
an attempt to break away from in Human Resource Management where students get an opportunity to
traditional lecture style delivery of (PGCHRM) through the Virtual mode visit XLRI and get the experience of
education by reaching out and offering we have witnessed around 5500 the Campus life.
education to anyone, anywhere students graduating from the above XLRI-VIL Programs have become
through online platforms open to all courses till date. a catalyst in aiding the working
who have internet access. Gradually it In collaboration with technical executives with the opportunity of
has become the undisputed and most partners, HGEIL (Hughes Global formal learning to working executive
sought after e-learning institute of the Education) and UCS (Unified at a convenient time schedule from
country. Collaboration Services), we offer their own city without disrupting their
XLRI is the first Indian Management PGCBM & PGCHRM. There are 108 profession for enhancement of their
Institute to introduce the concept of (Hughes- 64 and UCS-44) classrooms knowledge, skills and competencies in
virtual interactive learning. By offering across the country to facilitate the their respective professions.
12 month courses like Postgraduate programs. The Graduation Ceremony
Certificate in Business Management and the Campus Component are the

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XLRI VIL Associate Dean Dr. Ashis K Pani says: “No suite with real-time interactive and participative
doubt, VIL programs are not the silver bullet that virtual classroom sessions. They have launched
can solve all the challenges that we face. Rather, programmes like
it is a tool when used effectively, fosters effective HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
communication, enhances collaboration between – Batch 1 & 2
education institutions and corporates, and lastly
enriches the learning experiences of students.” STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT – Batch 1
• We tied with new technical partners –Talent edge
Accomplishments during - is an innovative learning solutions provider that
academic year 2015-16 creates tangible impact in an individual’s life.
Set up in the year 2012, enable learning with a
• The 13th Graduation Ceremony was organized purpose and instill a sense of self-belief, a direct
for the Virtual Interactive learning Programs link to career progression and job effectiveness.
[VIL] on 11th April-2015.Nearly 492 students XLRI has been in a technical collaboration with
were bestowed with the Certificates. The Talent Edge offering couple of short duration
occasion was graced by Mr. Ajay Kaul, Chief courses namely:_
Executive Officer, and Jubilant Food Works Ltd.
On this occasion; gold medals were awarded
- Batch 1
to the first rank holders of the VIL Programs.
Hughes Communication India Ltd (HCIL), the DIGITAL MARKETING - Batch 1
technical partner of the VIL Program sponsored DATA SCIENCE USING R & EXCEL - Batch 1
the gold medals.
Certificate Program in HRM (CPHRM) jointly
• Campus Component is a significant feature of with SHRM - Batch 1 & 2
the VIL Program. Students from the PGCHRM
Corporate Finance for Business Managers
(18&19) and PGCBM (26&27) batches approx.
590 students got an opportunity to visit the • Around Nine e-mdp programmes are launched
XLRI Campus. in this year covering more than 500 students till
• On 23rd October, 2015 we celebrated
successful completion of thirteen years of our • The social presence and visibility of VIL
academic journey through the VIL platform. We programmes have been tremendous this year
did conduct couple of contests to engage our through Facebook, LinkedIn, twitter and YouTube
students. videos.

• Four new batches PGCBM-28, PGCHRM-20, • LIVE Webcast was conducted on “Advantage
PGCBM-29 and PGCHRM-21 have been Learning”- How corporate India welcomes this
launched this year. new-age Global learning technology by Prof.
Ashis K Pani, Prof. M Srimannarayana, and Prof P.
• Launch of e-MDP Programmes over the Venugopal.
VIL Platform through Education Lanes, a
Tech Mahindra initiative, which offers a • LIVE Webinar was conducted on 1st Oct, 2015
comprehensive direct-to-device education “Scale up Faster” by Professor Ashis K Pani.
• 515 students will be graduating this year from
PGCHRM-17&18 and PGCBM-25& 26 respectively.

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Information MDPs & Incompany

Technology Programme
Network Security CORPORATE PROGRAMMES 2016
In order to strengthen the campus LAN security, Though XLRI is primarily an academic management institute,
XLRI has incorporated security system through the its research, advisory and consultancy services are in the
firewall without any intrusion to user’s privacy. We industry. Based on the body of knowledge and industry
have installed the systems and procedures to ensure contributions, the institute has been developing and offering
the safety and prevention of unauthorised access or corporate programmes with specific objective of developing
damage to computers using wireless networks. management strategies, systems and practices in India and
At the same time, routers were clustered into zones abroad. In the institute, through an internal realignment,
and each zone was given a password protection to we are making an effort to understand the corporate
access internet. This ensured enhanced security to requirements and make available institute offerings and
avoid misuse and optimise the access to the users. services in a single window platform. The major sections of
Corporate Programmes include:
IT Infrastructure • Management Development Programmes (MDPs)
Integrating the IT infrastructure support and • In-company Programmes (ICPs)
extension of LAN at following locations:-
• Certificate Programmes (CPs)
• New wing at Prof. N Mukherjee’s Block for the
• Consultancy Services(CSs)
offices of faculty and research associate
• Executive Coaching (ECs)
• VIL offices, classroom and studio with dedicated
connectivity from ISP’s MUX • Research and Innovation (R&I)
e-MDP – An e-learning digital platform provided
by various technical partners for delivering the MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT
different programmes over a live two-way audio- PROGRAMMES
video platform facilitating the flexibility and
We at XLRI devise training programmes with latest
convenience of learning from any location.
management concepts and techniques. Our motto is
XL-Dock – A mobile friendly android application to groom executives with the right blend of skills and
for the users downloaded through Google Apps in competencies, which will help them to perform significantly
order to access class schedule and other instant in their organisation and thereby contribute to its growth.
We offer programmes in all functional areas of management:
Upgradation and procurement of high end servers. Human Resources, Organisational Behaviour, Marketing,
Finance, Operations Management, Information Systems and
Strategic Management. All these programmes are rich in
content and methodology which encourages participants
to interact and exchange ideas. Experiential learning is a
vital component of the training in addition to lectures. The
summary of the programmes facilitated during the past year
Senior management programmes : 6
Middle management programmes : 54
New programmes : 7
Total Number of MDPs : 60
Number of participants attended : 561
Number of companies participated : 278

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Number of participants from abroad : 46 Agri-Business Management Programme

Foreign countries participated in MDPs: Bangladesh, Postgraduate Certificate in Agri-business Management:
Dubai, Nepal and Sri Lanka XLRI along with Nagarjuna Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd
(NFCL), Hyderabad, designed a unique six -month Certificate
IN-COMPANY TRAINING programme in agri-business management for developing
PROGRAMMES skills for the agriculture sector. This six-month programme
provides a virtual, self-learning environment for working
XLRI also accepts requests from organisations for
professionals in agriculture sector so that they can upgrade
conducting tailor-made training programme. These
and refresh their technical knowledge. The fifth batch would
programmes are developed to match the requirement
be completing their programme by March end and the
of the organisation, keeping in mind their vision and
eligible students would graduate on April 11, 2015.
culture. Some of these programmes are conducted at the
institute, others are held in the premises of the client In addition to the course work the current batch of
organizations. students worked on projects covering different stages of
agriculture. Projects on seed production studied cotton
Number of Companies participated : 143 seed production under drip and surface irrigation systems.
Total Number of Participants : 3,575 Nutrition management and plant protection projects
studied advancement of bio-technology in plant nutrition;
strategic sourcing of water soluble fertilisers; new product
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES introduction in micronutrient segment and use of inorganic
HR Programme mulches and drip irrigation for crop protection. Projects in
value addition focused on socio economic empowerment
Executive Diploma in Human Resource Management was
of tribals in Jharkhand; conversion of banana fibre into
started in 2005 as a joint initiative between L&T, M&M
a marketable product; using coffee extract to prevent
and BHEL which caters to the needs of HR managers
contamination of ground water and also for making wine
to enhance their knowledge, skills and abilities in the
and jam and growing Alphonso mangoes for export. The
field. In 2014 we have increased the scope of the Human
projects providing new insights for increasing productivity
Resource Management Programme by opening it up for
and profitability in agricultural sector have been well
participants from other companies too. The programme is
of 16 months with six terms. The programme comprises
of 15 compulsory courses spread over the first five terms The students also organised three discussion forums. These
and the sixth term is exclusively devoted to Action include; FDI in Indian Agriculture - Good or Bad? moderated
Research Based Project. The first six batches of this by Sanjay Kumar Sahu; Agricultural Subsidies – Boon or
programme have already graduated. The seventh batch Bane? moderated by Mahani Reddy and Impact of monsoon
will be completing their programme by March 15th and on Indian Agriculture, GDP and Inflation moderated by
the eligible students will graduate on April 11, 2015. The Deepa Ponnappa. All the three discussion forums had active
eighth batch started on February 2, 2015 at XLRI campus, participation from different people in the sector.

TV Narendran, MD, Tata Steel, presents a gold medal and certificate to

Rajesh Kumar, a student of Agri-Business Management Program

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Behavioural RESEARCH LAB

The Behavioural Research Lab is persistently involved in
generating insights through different undertakings. As
an extension to the study Financial Inclusion: A Study of
Willingness to Save Among the Urban Lower Income Group
Population, last year we moved to the second phase of the
study to quantitatively validate the model established in
the initial study and subsequently derive a more statistical
significant justification of the prevailing behaviour among
the target group. Field data was collected from areas in
and around Jamshedpur and the resulting output in the Focus group on motivation and effectiveness in progress

form of a report will be shortly published in a suitable

shortcomings in the programmes, if any. The insights from
journal. The lab also undertook a study to decode the
the study were shared with the concerned authority. The
motive among the working professionals behind taking
lab was also a part of re-engineering marketing campaign
up a Virtual Interactive Learning programme. It involved
for MDP by extending data support to the endeavours.
both projective techniques and focus groups and the final
triangulations leading to an insightful finding. Further, the facilities of the lab are also being used
by BM, HRM, Exec-FPM and Global MBA students for
A second study was done to measure the effectiveness
their academic project. Also, Qualtrics support is being
of these Virtual Interactive Learning programmes, the
extensively provided to the students and professors
idea was to understand how beneficial the programme
interested in using Qualtrics for their research or
in real world is for the professionals and what are the
institutional work.

Committee Against Sexual Harassment

Committee Against Sexual Harassment at the workplace (CASH), has been constituted to promote gender equality at
XLRI. The committee regularly meets once in a term to proactively discuss methods of prevention and address redressal
issues as per rules.
Significant activities:
• Sessions on gender sensitivity were successfully held in
all orientation programmes – namely BM, HRM, GMP and
EDC programs. It aimed to make the new students aware
of the committee and its working.
• CASH formed a student wing of the committee
responsible for generating awareness through various
activities on campus. The student wing in association
with Ensemble conducted a debate competition as part of
the awareness drive.
CASH debate organised during Ensemble
• The student wing plans to conduct a photography
competition among students. The competition will
invite entries on the following themes: Shades of
Womanhood, Women: Creating, Doing, Leading and
Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Work.
• CASH organised Celebrating the Spirit of Women,
a small function, around Women’s Day, especially
including the women workers on contract.

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Alumni Homecoming
The annual Homecoming was organised on 7 and 8 November, 2015. A total of 150 alumni participated in the event
this year. Alumni from the batch as early as 1956 participated in the two-day event hosted in XLRI campus. Nine of the
selected alumni were felicitated with the Distinguished Alumni Awards under six different categories.

Summer Meets XLRI Endowment Fund We wish to acknowledge the

contribution of XEF-USA Board
The Summer Meets this year were The total contribution till February for having worked tirelessly to set
organised 8 May to 6 June, 2015. The is over Rs.5.75 crore. A classroom in up XEF-USA. A special website
meets are a platform to renew and the New Learning Centre has been has been created by the board to
remain connected with over 13,000 dedicated to the batch of 1989 for its provide full details to all alumni in
alumni of XLRI. The Director, National contribution exceeding Rs.1.5 crore. the USA.
President and Alumni Chairperson The batch of 1984 has also pledged
participated in seven alumni Rs.1 crore and has a classroom
meets held in Hyderabad, Chennai, dedicated to them in the New
Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, and Learning Centre. XLRI has over
Mumbai. The Director and Prof. Sarin
were present in all the meets. XEF – USA
The XEF-USA Board was formed
Reunions on Campus in October 2014 when the first alumni across
board meeting was held in Boston
The Silver Jubilee Reunion of the
in October 2014 in the presence of
different sectors
batch of 1990 was held on 12 and
13 December, 2015. The batch of Director, XLRI, Fr. E Abraham and all over the world
1979 and 1980 together celebrated Chairperson, Alumni Office, Prof.
their 30th year reunion on 19 and Sharad Sarin. XLRI Endowment Fund
20 December, 2015. The batch of USA (XEF-USA) has been registered
1975 was back in campus for their as a tax deductible 501(3) (C) Charity,
40th reunion. More than 250 alumni where donations to XEF-USA are tax
participated in these reunions. deductible to individual organisations
as per their tax status.

Reunion of the Batch of 1975 Homecoming 2015

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Fellow Programmes in Management

The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) and the
Executive Fellow Programme in Management (Exec-FPM) at
XLRI are Doctoral level (equivalent to PhD) programmes.
The full-time FPM is a residential programme that trains
prospective scholars to become skilled and innovative
researchers and teachers in various aspects of management. It
primarily aims at preparing participants for careers as faculty
members at premier academic institutions.
The part-time Exec-FPM is partially residential in nature
and caters to the need of working professionals and
B-school faculty to grow into scholars for careers not only in
management research and teaching but also in management
Prof. Pitabash Mohanty(Front row centre) along with XLRI faculty
practice, consulting, training and development.
and doctoral students
Eight full-time, doctoral students and 12 Exec-FPM doctoral
students are working under their Thesis Advisory Committees
and are on the final stage of their research.
During 2015-16 the FPM and Exec-FPM students participated
in several national and international conferences. They
have published papers in several journals/proceedings of
conferences. The publications are listed in the Research and
Publication Brochure.

The following 20 students have

successfully completed all the
requirements up to pre-thesis defense
Name Faculty guide Topic
Prof. TAS Vijayaraghavan
Integrative quantitative modeling in closed loop supply
1. Arun K Paul Prof. B. K Mangaraj
Prof. Rajiv Misra
Prof. Munish Thakur Effect of ownership structure and philanthropic
2. Vivek Kumar Prof. Pitabas Mohanty spending on financial performance of firms with
Prof. Saroj K Pani politically connected boards
Prof. Santanu Sarkar
Union revitalization: process model of strategic choice
3. Girish Balasubramanian Prof. Andy Charlwood
and a re-examination of two faces of unionism
Prof. R K Premarajan
Prof. TAS Vijayaraghavan
Effect of urban freight regulation on product cost in
4. Chitresh Kumar Prof. R G Thompson
supply chain
Prof. Abhishek Chakraborty

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Prof. Tas Vijayaraghavan E​xploring risk factors and risk measurement,

5. Sayan Mukherjee Prof. Rajiv Misra assessment and evaluation in supply chains: insights
Prof. Kampan Mukherjee from indian industries
Prof. H K Pradhan
Over-indebtedness in microfinance: an emperical
6. Sunil Puliyakot Prof. D Israel
investigation of its determinants and impacts
Prof. G Balasubramanian
Prof. I S F Irudayaraj
A study on employees’ involvement in csr initiatives
7. Ratna Sinha Prof. D Israel
and its impact on employee related outcomes
Prof. J Singh
Prof. T Bandyopadhyah
Managing iterations in product design and
8. Aravindhan K Prof. S. K. De
Prof. Mahesh Mehendale
Prof. Sanjay Patro
Exclusivity: its existence and role of possessions
9. Aby K Abraham Prof. D Pradhan
Prof. Russell Belk
Prof. Manish Singhal Bringing the bott hypothesis back in: spousal
10. Sujitha Karnad Prof. E S Srinivas network overlap as a basis for cognitive accuracy in
Prof. Prasad Balkundi organisational networks
Prof. M G Jomon
Prof. Munish Thakur
Agna Fernandez The mediating role of personal control between high
Prof. Santanu Sarkar involvement work practices and emotional exhaustion,
intention to quit, moderated by uncertainty during the
pre-merger stage.

Prof. P Venugopal Transactions to ties: role of involvement and

emotional attachments as dimensions of customer
12. Sriram D Prof. Sanjeev Varshney
engagement in early stages of customer-firm
Prof. Munish Thakur relationship

Prof. H K Pradhan
13. Nand Kishore Rathi Prof. Pitabas Mohanty Analysis of government of india bond market liquidity
Prof. TAS Vijayaraghavan

Prof. A Kanagaraj
Corporate governance influence on earnings
14. Conrad C Pesso Prof. Prantik Ray
management in indian firms
Prof. P C Padhan
Prof. E S Srinivas
Conceptualization and development of a scale to
15. Madnesh K Misra Prof. Munish Thakur
measure samatva
Prof. Manish Singhal

Reports on XLRI Offices 2015-16

Prof. Ashis K Pani

Prof. S Chakraborty
16. Monika Mital Issues in implementation of saas
Prof. Suma Damodaran
Prof. Ram Ramesh
Prof. E S Srinivas
How silence and value congruence allow employees to
17. Apurva D Sanaria Prof. S Tangirala
gain positive outcomes from their voice
Prof. Manish Singhal
Prof. E S Srinivas
Svabhava: conceptualization and measurement of an
18. Kumar Alok Prof. Manish Singhal
Indian construct of personality
Prof. Munish Thakur
Prof. M G Jomon
Developing managerial competencies: integrating work
19. P B Srikanth Prof. D Israel
design characteristics and developmental challange
Prof. Anita Sarkar

Prof. L Gurunathan
Emergence of team human capital: a multilevel study
20. Asim K Talukdar Prof. Munish Thakur
with RBV perspective
Prof. M Srimannarayana

Weekly Research Seminars FPM & Exec-FPM 2016

Weekly research seminars are a platform where doctoral Admissions
students and faculty share their research work with • 102 candidates appeared for the XLRI Research
the academic community of XLRI. The objective is to Aptitude Test -XLRAPT 2015 conducted on January2,
strengthen the research culture and environment in the 2016
institute. Around 72 seminars were presented by doctoral
students and faculty in the academic year 2015 – 16 • 108 candidates have applied under non-RAPT
category – having GMAT/GRE/GATE/UGC JRF
• Eight full-time fellow students have presented their (research) results or PGP candidates from XLRI
thesis proposal and are working towards the final or any IIM or MDI Gurgaon or FMS Delhi or XIM
thesis Bhubaneswar/other comparable institutes with a
• Twelve executive fellow students have presented their CQPI of at least 6.00 / 8.00 or equivalent
thesis proposal and are working towards the final • 144 candidates have applied for admission into the
thesis Executive Fellow Programme in Management (Exec-
• Dr. MM Monippally (Chief Consultant at Monippally Life FPM)
Skills) was at XLRI. He conducted an interactive session • Interviews for FPM and Exec-FPM will be held during
on Self-presentation by Teachers for the doctoral the first week of April, 2016
students and faculty
• Payal Kumar, (Ex VP - Editorial & Productions, SAGE
India Publications Pvt. Ltd.) was at XLRI. She conducted
a workshop on How to get published: A publisher’s

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Publications by Faculty and Doctoral Scholars

The following table shows the specific publications in terms of articles in journals both
national and international, cases, working papers, books, book chapters and papers presented
in both national and international conferences.

Number of Publications made by Faculty and

Doctoral Students
Type 2014-15 2015-16
Articles in Journals (International) 19 41
Articles in Journals (National) 33 19
Books 5 6
Book Chapters 5 7
Cases / Notes 19 21
Working Papers/Research Seminars 45 72
Papers Presented at Conferences (International) 18 38
Papers Presented at Conferences (National) 18 15
Total 162 219

Category Faculty FPM Faculty With FPM Total

A* 1 1 2
A 1 1
B 1 1
C 21 3 24
D 4 3 7
E 9 3 12
Case Tier A
Case Tier B 3 3
Case Tier C 14 14
Book Chapters 6 2 8
Books 5 5

Centres of
• JRD Tata-XLRI Ethics Research Centre
• Centre for Global Management &
Responsible Leadership
• Centre for Management Education,
Leadership & Research
• Centre for Rural Management
• Centre for Entrepreneurship Development
• Centre for Logistics & Supply Chain
• Centre for Financial Markets
Centres of Excellence


Founded in April 2014 under the auspices of the JRD ethics of sustainability, and ethics of marketing).
Tata Chair for Business Ethics,
TXLERC is happy to report the following activities since its
JRD TATA-XLRI Ethics Research Center (TXLERC) has the
foundation in April 2014 to March 2016:
following objectives:
1. First Corporate Ethics Conference, September 6,
• Creating ethics research-based knowledge where both
industry and academia will be able to find and reflect on
resources in business ethics and contemporary market XLRI Alumni, Bangalore Chapter, and TXLERC pioneered
challenges. this Conference in Bangalore, Hotel Atria, with over 60
• Business ethics knowledge dissemination through corporate executives present. The Conference theme
Management Development Programs (MDPs), was Corporate Ethics Leverages Sustainable Competitive
Management Training Programs (MTPs), In-company Advantage. It was a full-day executive conference with
training Programs (ITPs) and learning-assured new four 90-minute sessions, each with a speaker, moderator
pedagogies for teaching actionable business, managerial and four industry panellists. Speakers included Fr. Oswald
and corporate ethics cum workplace and executive Mascarenhas, SJ, XLRI, Dr. Vasanthi Srinivasan of IIMB, XL/
spirituality. PMIR 87, and Mr. Anwar Hashmi of Washington, DC. XL/
PMIR 75.
• Conducting theory-building (qualitative) and theory
testing (quantitative) research for measuring and 2. Second Corporate Ethics Conference, April 17, 2015:
assessing organizational ethics cultures (OEC) in XLRI Alumni, Mumbai Chapter, and TXLERC staged this
business and non-business organizations using Conference in Mumbai, ITC Grand Hotel, Parel, with over
academy/industry collaborative research methods and 170 corporate executives present. The conference was
methodologies. inaugurated by Fr. Abraham, Director XLRI, with Dr. Mukund
• Organizing Ethics Research Conferences periodically Rajan, Chief Brand Officer of Tata Sons, as Chief Guest who
in metropolitan cities of India and abroad in active delivered the inaugural address. It was a full day executive
collaboration with XLRI Alumni Chapters of those cities. conference of five 90-minute sessions, each with a speaker,
moderator and a panel of four industry experts. Speakers
More importantly, TXLERC engages yearlong in
were Fr. Oswald Mascarenhas, Madhukar Shukla, and Tata
teaching all graduate students in three domains: a)
Raghu Ram, all from XLRI. The theme was same as that of
general business ethics; b) applied business ethics
the First Executive Conference but nuanced with current
(e.g., ethics of HRM, ethics of accounting and finance,
market challenges of free enterprise capitalism.

First Corporate Ethics Conference, Bangalore

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Second Corporate Ethics Conference, Mumbai In-company Training Program for NHPC, XLRI, Jamshedpur

3. Industry-Interface Business Ethics Research: with major findings will be discussed by early March 2016.
Empirical findings overwhelmingly prove: Organizational
TXLERC inaugurated its first industry-academy
Ethics Culture Leverages Sustainable Competitive
collaborative ethics research with Tata Hitachi, Jamshedpur
Advantage. We thank Mr. Ranaveer Sinha,
around June 2014, with the theme drawn from the previous
Ex MD, THCM, for his keen interest in this collaborative
two executive ethics conferences: Organizational Ethics
Culture Leverages Sustainable Competitive Advantage.
While this theme was theoretically established at the 4. Teaching and Training Activities:
two ethics conferences, it was now empirically tested.
This year we were exceptionally over-engaged teaching
Accordingly, a research instrument was collaboratively
Business Ethics to all 17 batches (3 BM seniors, 3 HRM
designed to measure a) Tata-Hitachi Organizational
seniors, 3 BM juniors, 3 HRM juniors, 2 GMP, one each

First Corporate Ethics Conference, Bangalore

Industry-Interface Business Ethics Research, Tata Hitachi, Jamshedpur

Ethics Culture, b) Tata-Hitachi’s sustainable competitive of Dubai, Global MBA, and Business Evening programs),
advantage (SCA) as perceived by its both internal and covering over 900 students. All courses were problem-
external stakeholders, and c) verify if (a) leveraged (b). After centered, ethics-theory focused, and energized by over 30
months of collaborative designing, vetting and finalizing newly written cases reflecting contemporary market-based
the research framework and instruments for (a), (b) and (c), ethical and moral issues.
we identified and collected required data from 330 internal An In-company Training Program for NHPC on Value Ethics
stakeholders representing all executive arms of Tata- and Organizational Ethics Culture Building was conducted
Hitachi and 74 external stakeholders among its suppliers, for Middle/Senior Level Executives, December 14-16, 2015
customers, and local communities. The research involved at the International Centre, XLRI. Another In-company
framing and measuring Tata-Hitachi’s ethical contributions Training Program together with Tata Raghu Ram was
to nine of its major stakeholders such as customers, offered at Indian Oil Institute of Petroleum Management
employees, suppliers, and local communities. We worked (IIPM) on Business Value Ethics and Sustainability to Indian
with respondent participants at different worksites: Oil Senior Executives, February 12-13, 2016 at Gurgaon,
Jamshedpur, Kharagpur, Nagpur, Dharwad, Bangalore and New Delhi.
Kolkata. A preliminary report was presented to Tata-Hitachi
top executives on November 23, 2015, and a final report Fr Oswald AJ Mascarenhas, SJ

Centres of Excellence

Fr. Arrupe Centre for Ecology

& Sustainability (Faces)
Parivartan – Students’ led by JSLPS scales up across the Governance for Sustainable Forest
state. The field study covered the Management were conducted by Prof.
Rural Immersion functionaries from village level to Tata L Raghu Ram this year.
Programme state team, four districts of the state,
and was conducted by Prof Madhukar Partnership in
This year again FACES organised Shukla, Prof Manish Singhal and
and coordinated the Students’ Priyanka Topno.
Rural Immersion Programme, which Project:
is a mandatory part of induction
programme for the students. To
Research Collaboration The Livelihoods-MANTHAN project,
facilitate the visit and make it a with Rhodes University, which is a consortium of institutes
of higher education and NGOs
meaningful learning experience,
FACES partnered with eight NGOs
South Africa: (Chaitanya, EDI- Ahmedabad, IIM-
(Alternative for India Development, FACES initiated a collaborative Ahmedabad, IIM-Udaipur, MDI-
SEEDS, TSRDS, Samiket Jan Vikas research project with the Rhodes Gurgaon, Instt of Livelihood Research
Kendra, Tagore Society for Rural University Policy Development and Training -Hyderabad, TISS-
Developmenent-Patamda, Kalamandir and the Promotion of Responsible Mumbai, XIM-Bhubneshwar and
and TRTC-Chaibasa) to organise the Resettlement Outcomes: A FACES, XLRI Jamshedpur) completed
week-end visits during the first term. Comparative Southern African-Asian its project funding from the Ford
The groups shared their reports with Exploration. The study is being led by Foundation. The consortium is
the partnering NGOs, who found Prof. Tata L Raghu Ram from XLRI and continuing to do collaborative work
them a useful input to their ongoing Prof. Chris deWet of Rhodes University to develop knowledge products for
activities. along with a research scholar Teboho the National Rural Livelihood Mission
Tsietsi. across different states.
SWOT Study of
Capacity Building 8th National
Jharkhand State
Training of Forest Conference on Social
Livelihood Promotion
Officers on Jharkhand: Entrepreneurship:
Society (JSLPS):
Jharkhand government approached FACES, with the help of students’
FACES completed a SWOT study FACES to organise a series of capacity committee SIGMA-oikos, organised
for JSLPS, which focused on the building programmes for the forest the 8th National Conference on
challenges and opportunities as the officers of the state over next couple Social Entrepreneurship during
National Rural Livelihood Mission, of years. Two programmes on Good 29 –31 January, 2016. This year
the theme of the conference was
Social Innovations: Changing Lives
and Society. The conference was
inaugurated by Prof. Anil Gupta, Exec
Vice-Chairman – National Innovation
Foundation, and featured 27 social
entrepreneurs as speakers. It was
attended by about 170 development
sector professionals (social
entrepreneurs, representatives from
government agencies and NGOs,
multilateral agencies, academics and
Dr. Madhukar Shukla
Parivartan, village exposure programme Chairperson

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Centre for Global Management

and Responsible Leadership
entrepreneurs to participate in the recycling
• An App to coordinate with e-waste collectors for
discarding electronic products should be developed
• Finally there is a need to change the mindset of the
consumers. This could be done by sensitising young
children and students about the problem of E-Waste
and inculcate good habits towards the disposal of
electronic gadgets
• Although government need not invest much money
in this area, but the government should act as a
facilitator to ensure coordination and communication
Dr. P Venugopal, Associate Director, CGMRL, (extreme left) at the national among various stakeholders so that the e-waste
convention on leadership recycling industry develops and flourishes including
recovery of precious rare earth metals and creating job
National Conference on E-waste Management opportunities
XLRI along with the University of Queensland and IIT • Research institutes should be made partner with the
Kharagpur organised the two-day National Conference on industry to help develop newer technologies for better
E-waste Management on 13-14 January, 2016. Research resource recovery from e-waste
papers covering different themes of e-waste were
presented. Additionally perspectives from the industry and • Develop programmes such as Skill India to train the
consultants and the ethical dimensions of e-waste were informal sector for better resource recovery from
covered. e-waste (especially on collection and dismantling) in an
environmental safe and responsible manner
Overall the conference focused on building a circular
economy to ensure that the e-waste is recycled, reused and • A comprehensive integrated program need to be
reduced to avoid ending up into landfills, which has been developed which should be facilitated by government
causing environmental and health hazards. Towards this agencies with the assistance from institutes such as
goal, some of the obstacles and solutions were discussed IITs and XLRI/IIMs
in small group workshops. Since one of the major obstacles Research Activities
to manage e-waste safely and effectively is the lack of
reliable data that poses a challenge to (a) policy makers The following research papers were written to promote
wishing to design an e-waste management strategy and (b) the objectives of responsible leadership.
to industry wishing to make rational investment decisions; • Responsible Leadership: Learning from Indian Case
the conference had discussed models on estimating the studies. Asian Journal of Business Ethics, special issue
extent of e-waste being generated. on Inclusive Development and Responsible Business in
India, 2016
Following suggestions were identified in the
• Concern for Global Warming Amongst Professionals in
action plan:
Urban India, Management and Labour Studies, volume
• Newer products which are renewable and with more 40, issue 3, 2016 (forthcoming)
environment friendly parts (e.g. modularisation of parts)
• An Exploratory Study to Evaluate the Impact of Social
can be designed and developed
Marketing Campaigns in India, presented in the ANZ
• As it would be costly to build an integrated recycling Marketing Conference, Sydney 1 December, 2015
plant, it is suggested to divide the processes involved
Dr. P Venugopal
in recycling into smaller processes and encourage small

Centres of Excellence

Centre for Education Management,

Leadership and Research (CEMLR)

In 1980 Centre for Education on developing a supportive system the event. In the weeks following
Management Leadership and Research in schools, by organising a two-day the event, students wrote about their
(CEMLR) was established with the workshop for teachers, Meet the streams every Sunday on the facebook
primary purpose to disseminate Mentors, on 18 and 19 September, page for a wider audience.
professional expertise and know- 2015, under the tutelage of CEMLR. Samarthya also hosted Reflections
how in the field of education. Its The programme was attended by ’16, the 4th edition of the annual
activities include designing and 25 teachers from three different conference, on 16 January, 2016, with
handling workshops on effective schools. And thereafter, there has been the main theme Let’s Talk. This was
teaching methodology, developing growing demand from the principals aimed at bringing out in the open
training aids and undertaking specific of nearby schools to organise such the differences in perspectives of the
projects to help client organisations programme for their teachers too. stakeholders in three areas – parent
develop ways and means to evaluate With its vision of being the first to child relation, cyber security and
their various programmes to achieve reach out to the school youth in changing times. The conference was
excellence. CEMLR conducts training their intellectual, emotional and attended by representatives from 8
programmes and workshops in social aspirations, Samarthya had schools in the city and the conference
education management, modern conducted around 70 interactive saw the footfall of over 120 people of
management techniques for a wide sessions reaching out to 700 students all ages. Now that Samarthya is going
variety of educational administrators, in three schools in Jamshedpur. The to be five years in 2017, it has plans
teachers, and young educators in second edition of DISHA 15, a career of organizing memorable events for
business schools and colleges. counselling workshop, was organised the youth to find meaning in all that
CEMLR established Samarthya as its in November, 2015. More than 20 they do.
youth wing in 2012. During the recent students of XLRI gave guidance on In all this is yet another endeavour
years, Samarthya under the guidance 19 different streams to students of from XLRI in contributing towards the
of Prof. ISF Irudayaraj, the coordinator classes 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th. Over greater good.
of CEMLR, has taken up the pressing 300 students, parents and teachers
need in Jamshedpur to help school participated in the event. Subsequent
students to find meaning in their to this event, the school students were Dr. ISF Irudayaraj
lives and thus help them realise their engaged through the facebook page Chairperson
full potential. In their endeavour to with introduction of the speakers
achieve its goal, Samarthya, focused who were interacting with them in

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Centre for Rural Management

Centre for Rural Management Project on Functionality of Drinking Water in Rural
Bihar: Based on the comments received from the Ministry
(CRM) was established in 1992 of Rural Development, Government of India, the report was
with following objectives: finalised. Based on the study following recommendations
were made for improving the drinking water supply system
• To build new rural management knowledge
in rural Bihar.
• To create responsible leaders/managers who can make
• The PHED department should undertake micro
Indian rural society vibrant
groundwater mapping at block and panchayat level.
• Strengthen microfinance, natural resources management, The hand pumps should be installed only in those areas
institutions supporting rural livelihoods where the groundwater is suitable and safe for drinking.
• Identify critical constraints and impediments of rural In other areas, the emphasis should be given to piped
development water supply schemes since in 33 out of 38 districts the
groundwater is contaminated
The following activities were • The private companies currently involved in the
conducted by CRM during 2015-16 establishment, operation and management of the
piped drinking water, have established sound technical
Reinforcement and Appreciative Assessment systems for provisioning safe drinking water. However,
Workshop on Leadership Development (April 15- their operation and management needs to be improved.
16, 2015): In order to reinforce mutual learning and Suitable monitoring and feedback mechanisms need to
sharing of experience among public health professionals be developed.
Reinforcement and Appreciative Assessment Workshops
• Campaigns should be launched to improve sanitation
was conducted. XLRI faculty helped them learn as to why
condition in anganwadi’s and schools. The anganwadi
some of them could achieve greater success and other
staff, parents and school teachers need to be involved in
achievements remained modest. The project is supported
the campaign.
by David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
• Establish village water and sanitation committee with
Strengthening Leadership Development for Public their roles and responsibilities clearly defined and
Health (with emphasis on RH) Professionals: In addition discussed before the formation. However, for Multi-
to Bihar and Jharkhand the outreach of the leadership Village in Multi-Gram Panchayat scheme VWSC will not
development has been extended to West Bengal, Uttar be an appropriate institution for involving people. A
Pradesh and Odisha. A fresh batch of 30 public health hydraulic-based, two-tier people’s institution needs to
professionals received training during 6-13 January, 2016. be created.
The participants comprised civil surgeons, chief medical
• PHED staff needs to be reoriented, their technical
officers, medical officer in charge and regional and district
understanding is strong but the human artifact is weak
programme officers. Unique feature of this batch was, at
and they are incapable of involving the community.
the end of the programme they took oath voluntarily to
Capacity building trainings need to be conducted for
improve the public heath deliveries.
PHED department officials.
Capacity Building Training on Governance, Institutions
and Leadership Development for Rural Drinking Publications:
Water Professional: The 11th training in the series Vishwa Ballabh and Pooja Batra (2015) Socio-Economic
was conducted during 21-23 January, 2016. A total of Transformation of the Tribals in Central India: Lessons
36 professionals comprising chief engineers, executive and Experiences, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics.
engineers, assistant and junior engineers participated. The Vol.70, No.3, July-Sept.2015
mission director chief executives also attended the training.
Participants were of the opinion that such trainings should Dr. Vishwa Ballabh
be conducted on regular intervals. Chairperson

Centres of Excellence

Entrepreneurship Development
Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) was to journals and for national and international conferences
established as one of the centres of excellence of XLRI in as a part of the knowledge dissemination exercise of the
2007 with Chairperson Prof. Prabal K Sen heading Centre.
the centre. The centre provides support to interested students drawn
In pursuance of its objective of promoting from across programmes of XLRI including its flagship
entrepreneurship largely through education and research, programmes in the design and conceptualization of
a full-time, six-month programme on entrepreneurship entrepreneurial ventures in various fields of business, and
management under the title Post Graduate Programme for in obtaining institutional support, among others, from the
Certificate in Entrepreneurship Management (PGP-CEM) government, other regulatory agencies and banks etc. A
was launched in March 2010. formal Entrepreneurship Cell (E-Cell) of students was set
This programme has been designed to provide up in July 2012 as part of EDC, with a view to generate a
competency-based education to eligible candidates and conducive ecosystem for development and promotion of
promote entrepreneurship in Jharkhand and rest of the entrepreneurial spirit among the students.
country. The programme is pursued in such a manner as to
Dr. Prabal K Sen
encourage critical and lateral thinking and integrate theory
with practice. Apart from a number of courses covering
conceptual and operational aspects related to execution
of entrepreneurial ventures (totaling around 360 contact
hours), a project formulation component, carried out under
the mentorship of a faculty member, constitutes an integral
part of the programme.
The institute is pleased to note that over 80 percent of the
students, of the last five batches of PGP-CEM, are running
their own entrepreneurial ventures, being operated in
different parts of the country, and a few outside India.
Five batches having graduated, the sixth batch is currently
in session and is scheduled to complete the course by the
first week of March 2016. The current batch comprises
55 students and 40 percent of them carry some level of Fr E. Abraham, SJ, Director, XLRI inaugurates the 6th batch of PGP-
entrepreneurial exposure. They are drawn from 14 states CEM on 1 September, 2015

besides the Union Territory of Delhi. They are marked by

varied educational backgrounds ranging from humanities
and general science and commerce to engineering and law.
With this kind of diversity among the students in terms
of work exposure, domicile and educational background,
considerable peer learning is expected to accrue to all
Apart from the six-month academic programme on
entrepreneurship management, EDC organises short-term
training programmes in related fields for entrepreneurs
and other stakeholders, and works toward creation
and dissemination of knowledge in the broad area of
development of enterprise and entrepreneurship. The Guest speakers at the Entrepreneurship Meet held at Entrepreneurship
chairperson of EDC and others contribute scholarly papers Development Centre, Gamharia, on 6 February, 2016

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Centre for Logistics and

Supply Chain Management (CLSCM)
The Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management in XLRI was set up to cater to the growing needs of the areas of
logistics/supply chain management and transportation management.

The Vision • As part of the prestigious Annual Publication on

Global Perspectives of the Council of Supply Chain
The Centre for Logistics and Transportation Management Management Professionals (CSCMP) on a country, the
will provide leadership for evolving logistics/supply chain centre was requested to prepare a Report on India about
profession through the development, dissemination, and its Economic Growth, Transportation Infrastructure and
advancement of logistics and supply chain knowledge Issues and Supply Chain Trends and Issues. The report
was published by the CSCMP and is available on their
Activities website
• The centre as part of its activities designed a • The centre has professional ties with major professional
Postgraduate Certificate Programme in Logistics and bodies like Council of Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management (PGCLSCM) for working Professionals, US, Indian Institute of Materials
executives in India and Dubai. The course was launched in Management and CII Eastern Region.
on 20 November, 2005 in India, with five batches having • The centre has proposed few e-Management
graduated, and on 21 February, 2007 in Dubai, with four Development Programmes through Virtual Interactive
batches having graduated. Learning mode and is likely to offer these programmes
• The centre has collaborated to undertake a research soon.
study along with few US Professors to study the Indian Dr. TAS Vijayaraghavan
Supply Chains and Technology adoptions in these Chairperson
organisations. Two papers have been published one in the
Journal of Supply Chain Management and another in the
Transportation Journal.

The Centre for Financial Markets was engaged in research and
training during the year. E-Baat, session on electronic banking
awareness and training, by the Reserve Bank of India was

FINANCIAL organised on 26 October, 2015.

Bloomberg training sessions were conducted for XLRI

students on 4 November, 2015, by Joel Pannikot, executive
from Bloomberg. Bloomberg has become an important
database on a real time basis for analysis and research,
including student assignments. As part of our financial
literacy initiative Sanchetna, collaborative events on financial
awareness were conducted during the year involving students,
NGOs and banks targeted at the financially underserved
communities focusing on their financial wellbeing. XLRI
has been acknowledged by RBI as a centre for promoting
Depositor Education and Awareness activities. Dr HK Pradhan,
Chair of the Centre, has been appointed as an Independent
Director of the SBI-DFHI, a group company of the State
Fr E Abraham, SJ, Director of XLRI, B Sanchetana, an XLRI initiative, joined Bank of India. He was also a member of the jury for India
Sriram, MD, State Bank of India, Vijay hands with SBI for PM’s Jan Dhan
Mahajan, Founder and CEO, BASIX Yojana campaign in Jamshedpur
Microfinance Awards, Access Development Services, 2015.
Group, and Prof. HK Pradhan, XLRI, Dr. HK Pradhan
inaugurate the 3rd International
Workshop on Inclusive Finance

• Administration
• Faculty
• Visiting Faculty
• Non-Teaching Staff
• Maintenance Staff
Management Overview

Fr E Abraham, S.J.

Dr Pranabesh Ray Dr S Chakraborty Mr Kamlesh Thakkar

Dean [Academics] Chairperson, Information Finance & Accounts Officer
Fr S George, S.J. Mr S K Tiwary
Dean [Administration] Prof. Rajiv Misra Administrative Officer –
Chairperson, Placement IT Services
Fr James Santhanam, S.J.
Associate Dean – Student Affairs Fr E Abraham, S.J. Mr Debashish Kumar
Chairperson, PF Trust Systems Officer
Dr Santanu Sarkar
Associate Dean – Programs Prof. Prabal Sen Mr James Tirkey
Chairperson, Entrepreneurship Officer – Administration
Dr M G Jomon
Development Centre
Associate Dean –Corporate Mr Lazerus Athaide
Programs Dr Smitu Malhotra Officer - Maintenance of
Chairperson, Committee Against Campus and Residences
Dr Pitabas Mohanty
Sexual Harassment [CASH] at the
Associate Dean – FPM, Mr Constantius Ekka
Research and MLS Editor Officer – In-charge of
Dr M Shukla Maintenance &
Dr A K Pani
Chairperson –Fr Arrupe Centre for Maintenance Staff
Associate Dean – VIL Programs
Ecology & Sustainability [FACES]
Mr T Mondal
Fr Jerry Cutinha, S.J.
Fr Peter Francis, S.J. MDP Residence Manager
Financial Controller &
Student Counselor
Purchase In-charge Mr Surendra Sharma
Dr Bino Jose Physical Trainer
Fr Oswald Mascarenhas, S.J.
JRD Tata Chair & Professor
of Business Ethics Mr Sunil Varughese
Chief Brand &
Dr Munish Thakur
Sustainability Officer
Chairperson, Admissions
Mr T Madhu Swamy
Dr Sharad Sarin
Head – Placement
Chairperson, Alumni Relations
Mr Arijit Bose
Dr J Singh
Consultant – Industry Interface
Chairperson, International

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Faculty List
1. Amitava Mukherjee 29. James Santhanam, S J 57. Sanjay Patro
2. Apalak Khatua 30. K R Shyam Sundar 58. Sanjeev Varshney
3. Ajit Kumar 31. L Gurunathan 59. Santanu Gupta
4. Alwyn Rodrigues, S J 32. Niharika Garud 60. Santanu Sarkar
5. A Kanagaraj 33. M G Jomon 61. Santoshkumar Sangem
6. Abhishek Chakraborty 34. M Srimannarayana 62. Saroj Kumar Pani
7. Arundhati Sarkar Bose 35. Madhukar Shukla 63. Sharad Sarin
8. Arpita Srivastava 36. Manish Singhal 64. Smitu Malhotra
9. Ashis K Pani 37. Manoj Thomas 65. Soumendra N Bagchi
10. Anita Sarkar 38. Munish Thakur 66. Soumyakanti Chakraborty
11. Atul Pathak 39. Narasimhan Rajkumar 67. Suma Damodaran
12. Basant Purohit 40. Oswald Mascarenhas, S J 68. Sumit Sarkar
13. Bijaya K Mangaraj 41. P K Padhi 69. Sunil Sarangi
14. Bino Jose 42. Pingali Venugopal 70. Supriya Kumar De
15. D Israel 43. Peter Francis, S J 71. Tina Stephen
16. D S Broca 44. Pitabas Mohanty 72. T A S Vijayaraghavan
17. Debasis Pradhan 45. Prabal Kumar Sen 73. T Gangopadhyay
18. Dipankar Bose 46. Pranabesh Ray 74. Tata L Raghu Ram
19. E Abraham, S J 47. Prantik Ray 75. Trishit Bandyopadhyay
20. E S Srinivas 48. Purna Chandra Padhan 76. Uday Damodaran
21. George Joseph, S J 49. R K Premarajan 77. Vishwa Ballabh
22. Gloryson R B Chalil 50. Rajeev Sharma 78. Rahul Shukla
23. Gourav Vallabh 51. Rakesh Pati 79. Sr Doris D’Souza, AC
24. H K Pradhan 52. Ravi Shekhar Kumar 80. K Rajeshwari
25. I S F Irudayaraj 53. Rahul Sheel 81. Saurabh Pandya
26. Indrajit Mukherjee 54. Ram Kumar Kakani 82. Trilocahan Tripathy
27. Jerry Cutinha, S J 55. Rajiv Misra
28. J Singh 56. Sabyasachi Sengupta

Management Overview


Dr A G Balasubramanian Mr Avneesh Gupta Mr Bushen L Raina Dr Manimay Ghosh
Professor Principal Executive Officer Ex - Managing Director Professor
Goa Institute of Tata Steel The Tinplate Company of India Xavier Institute of
Management Jamshedpur Jamshedpur Management
Goa Bhubaneswar
Mr B Chandra Shekhar Mr D P Ghosh
Dr. Anand Retired Sr GM – Finance Consultant Ms Debobani Sengupta
Assistant Professor Tinplate Co. of India Limited Kolkata Consultant
Indian Institute of [A Subsidiary of Tata Steel] Jamshedpur
Dr Dipak Kumar Bhattacharyya
Management Jamshedpur
Professor Dr E M Rao
Prof Bhaskar Bhowmick Xavier Institute of Consultant
Dr Angshuman Ghosh Professor Management Hyderabad
Manager – Consumer Insight Indian Institute of Bhubaneswar
Dr Goutam Sengupta
Star India Technology
Mr Goutam Mukherjee Director
Mumbai Kharagpur
Proprietor Calcutta Business School
Dr Anita Gupta Mr Bijon Pani Creative Information Systems Kolkata
Director Portfolio Management Kolkata
Dr K Jansirani
Ahaana Communications Advisor
Mr James Davis Consultant
Jamshedpur Yati Capital
Consultant Jamshedpur
London, UK
Dr Arun Kumar Misra Jamshedpur
Dr M Kannadhasan
Associate Professor Dr Bijoy Chandra Mohapatra
Dr K Kiran Kumar Associate Professor
Vinod Gupta School of Reader
Associate Professor Indian Institute of
Management Dhenkanal Law College
Indian Institute of Management
IIT Campus Odisha
Management Raipur
Dr Mukesh Chaturvedi
Mr Atanu Ghosh
Salt n Soap

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Mr Munish Sudan Dr Praveen Kumar Dr Sanjit Sengupta Mr Sourav Sanyal

Senior Manager, IP Cell, R&D Professor Professor of Marketing Chinese Language Instructor
and SS JSS Centre for Management College of Business Ramakrishna Mission
Tata Steel Studies San Francisco State Institute of Culture
Jamshedpur Mysore University Kolkata
San Francisco
Dr N Sivasankaran Dr Rachana Baid Dr Sourav Basu
Professor Faculty Dr Santanu K Ganguli Director - Strategic Services
Indian Institute of Indian Institute of Capital Professor Realization Technologies
Management Markets Xavier University Kolkata
Ranchi Mumbai Bhubaneswar
Mr S C Mishra
Mr Naveen N Mr Rajiv Bhutani Prof Santosh Kumar Bishwal Retired Faculty - TMDC
Chartered Accountant Consultant Adjunct Faculty Tata Steel
Mangalore Kolkata XIMB Jamshedpur
Dr Pallab Bandyopadhyay Dr Ramendra Singh Mr Subhasish Mukherjee
Consultant Assistant Professor Mr Satya Chaitanya Assistant Vice President
Bangalore Indian Institute of Consultant Tecpro Systems Limited
Management Jamshedpur Kolkata
Dr Pradeep Racherla
Director of Postgraduate Mr Somashankar Mr Sudipto Sarkar
Programs Dr Richard D Sibbernsen Bhattacharya Head - Metallography
Woxsen School of Business Retired Executive Vice Engineering Services Tata Steel
Hyderabad President Tata Motors Limited Jamshedpur
AT&T Jamshedpur
Dr Pranab Kumar Dan Prof V G Sarangan
Illinois, USA
Associate Professor Dr Soumya Guha Deb Professor & PGP Chairman
Rajendra Mishra Prof Sadhan K De Professor SMOT School of Business
School of Engineering Associate Professor Xavier Institute of Chennai
Entrepreneurship Vinod Gupta School Management
Mr Venkatesh S P
IIT Campus of Management [IIT Bhubaneswar
Kharagpur Kharagpur] Kharagpur
Prof Pratap Chandra Biswal
Mr Vinaya Nand Pandey
Associate Professor
Management Development

Management Overview

Non-Teaching Staff
 Staff  Debashish Kumar  Joyshree Munshi
 Tarit Mondal  Aayurshi
Suyas Kumar Tiwary
 Surendra Sharma  Rashmi Prasad
 John B Aind
 Shibapada Roy  Lawrence Lazarus
 Sandra Rodrigues
 Amit Kumar Bose  Jyoti Biswal
 Sangeeta Gupta
 Jharna Sarkar  Ajit Kumar Sardar
 Fabian Peters
 Manjula Siby  Sunita Gabriel
 Kochurani Abraham
 Alok Kumar Mahato  Vinay Srivastava
 Dulcie Margaret Young
 Deepa Verma  Rumpi Saha
 Lawrence Tigga
 Sarala Devi Dubey  G Geetha Madhuri
 James P Tirkey
 Vikash Chandra Chaudhary  Sanjay Rai
 Andrew Fernandes
 Nirupama Haripal  Raju Kumar Rai
 Dilip Kumar Deshmukh
 Constantius Ekka  Amit Jaywant Kujur
 Manima Sengupta
 Adline Oreya  Amit Pratiti Tigga
 Lazerus Athaide
 Susanta Mandal  Shanta Shashi Toppo
 Gracy Sebastine
 Priya Minz  Clarance Ujjwal Toppo
 Vijay Paul Kindo
 Manisha S Beck  Anjali Kispotta
 Tapash Nandi
 Sushma Thakur  Mark Reid
 Fredrick D`Souza
 Sunil Varughese  Sandeep Chatterjee
 Prabha Verma
 Kamlesh Thakkar  Abhishek Dasgupta
 Sanjay Saha
 N Krishnamurthy  Arindam Guha
 Prabir Haldar
 Ashley Cordeiro
 Shankar Prasad Gupta Contract Staff
 Shubhankar Ganguly
 Sunil Maity  Kumudini Aind
 Prashant Kumar
 Santosh Andrews  Sarah Thomas
 Prasanta Biswas
 K Govind Rao  Kalpana
 Pranab Kumar Shaw
 Bhaskar Balmuchu  Shipra Das
 Madhu Mohan
 Dibiya Suchita Ekka  Dhiraj Shahi
 Ashish Kumar Sharma
 Hardeep Singh Sidhu  Pushpa Meena Lakra
 Devanand Kumar Sahu
 Pravin K Shandilya  Caroline Theresa Daniels
 Pradeep Karak
 Bincy Vinod  Pranove Chandra Dey

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Academic Associates Reseach Associates

Padmini Singh  Reena Murray  Rudra Sen
 Sumi Raka Balmuchu  Seema Jaiswal  Neha Upadhyay
 Sambit Das  Zarina Florence Lazarus
 Nishi Francis  Priti Sudha Hembrom Lakra Office Support Staff
 R Preeti  Shalini Beck Askal Topno
 Divya Surana  Ambika Moonka Devanand Kumar Sahu
 Tanmoy Ghosh Dastidar  Shikha Khamb Pradeep Karak
 Rosalyn Athaide Pereira  Seema Farheen
 Nidhi Mathew  Purvi Raja
 Anuja Vaidyanathan  Pooja Roy Chowdhury
  Amit Kumar Mondal
 Gursharan Bhamra  Dilsha Vyas
 Ashish Dhiraj Manual
 Ruchika Michael  Abhilasha Singh
 Pinky Kumari  Itika Ganguly  Madhavi Nair
 Saranjeet Kaur  Uttam Toppo

Management Overview

 Maintenance Staff
 Staff Contract Staff
 Ravi Kr Dey  Bijoy Mahato  Goutam Chhuria  Vinita Francis
Appa Rao  Sumant Ram  Rupesh Kujur  Baronika Tuti
Krishna Sahu  Krishna Bahadur  Krishna Bahadur Gurung  Shanti Prabha Soreng
Sushil Polas  Bom Bahadur  Santosh  Sanjeeb Kumar Deep
Basanti Pingua  Sona Ram Saran  Rimu Bahadur Bagdas  Harry Francis
Shivbathi Sahu  Madhu Pradhan  Mahesh Prasad Rajak  Anil Kumar Singh
Nirmala Kujur  Srinath Mukhi  Padam Bahadur Kapri  Manoj Dang
J Kispotta  John Samir Barjo  Sonaram Majhi  Deepak Kumar Ojha
Suresh Ray  Sitaram Sharma  Rajesh Thapa  Sourav Kumar Mishra
Rashid Ansari  Uma Kant Pradhan  Jyoti Soreng  Manohar Ekka
S Hamid  Balmiki Prasad  Maya Majhi  Prafulla Chandra Jha
Subal Gope  Amosh Kumar Tandi  Augustina Kindo  Jyoti Kumar Shaw
Benjamin Tigga  James Vincent Malwa  A Venkat Rao  Sanjay Lakra
Mangla Soy  Tarun Mahato  Ram Bahadur Thapa  Bharat Kumar Pradhan
Poornima Bagh  Vishnu  Ranjit Minj  Ganesh Bahadur Gurung
Ajay Kumar  Bappi Kumar Nath  Sachin Purty  Md. Hassan
 Abdul Touhid  Natho Munda  Rajiv Ranjan Singh
 Askal Topno  Johan Murmu
 Surender Sahu
 Ranta Saha

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• Academic contribution by students
• Student Committee reports
Student Activities

Student Achievements: BM and HRM
Sl. Name (All Individual /
Event Institute / Company Prize Level
No. Group)
1 Venkatesh A, Ashish Jha, Trial by Fire XLRI, Fire@x Winners National
Abhishek Ahluwalia
2 Venkatesh A, Ashish Jha Arthagyan IIM Raipur Runners-Up National
3 Priyanka Mohan, Prashant Face Off (Case Study Marico Winners National
Jha Competition)
4 Abhijit Roy ‘Numero Uno – The Next IIM Bangalore 2nd Runner Up International
Best CEO’ , Flagship
Leadership event at IIM
Bangalore’s Vista (Annual
International Business
5 Kapil Grover, Sadashiv Star Inspire - Case Study Star India Winner College
Pradhan, Nishant Rohatgi, Competition
Atin Aggarwal
6 Vineel Kambala KPMG International Case KPMG Campus Finalist College
7 Vineel Kambala FinQ Quiz League FINAX 2nd Runners Up College
8 Vineel Kambala Empires of the Mind IIMC-Intaglio Winners National
9 Abhijit Roy, Anil Srinivas HUL Unplugged Hindustan Unilever 1st Runner Up National
T, Suhail Angi, Gagandeep
10 Anil T.; Abhjit Roy: Kanika Case Study Challenge Accenture Strategy Campus Finalists College
Goyal; Pratyush Saxena;
Siddhartha Jain
11 Keerthilakshmi BR Axe the Tax CNN IBN/ TV 18 Selected among National
top 10 ideas to be
presented to FM
12 Sahil Kasturia, Abhishek Stratos Aditya Birla Group Campus Winners/ National
Taori, Ankur Gupta, National runners
Meherteja Reddy Kallem up
13 Ankit Kawadiya ITC Interrobang ITC Winners College
14 Ankit Kawadiya Citi Day Challenge Citi Bank India Winner College
15 Kapil Grover/ Tirtha Mahindra War Room Mahindra First runners up, College
Chatterjee/ Abhipsa Panda/ Season 8 Campus finale
Monish Agrawal
16 Kapil Grover/ Sadashiv Star inspire case Star India Winner College
Pradhan/ Atin Aggarwal/ competition: Building a
Nishant Rohatgi future for Kabaddi in India

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17 Kapil Grover/ Atin Accenture case study Accenture Strategy First runners up, College
Aggarwal/ Prateek Rastogi/ 2016 Campus finals
Nishant Rohatgi
18 Kapil Grover/ Tirtha “Brew-a-career”, a SAB Miller Campus finalists College
Chatterjee/ Vikas Kumar/ marketing case study
19 Shashank Sahu, Kriti Jain, Blueprint Competition Philips Campus Finalists- National
Pawan Bhardawaj Campus Crown
20 Shashank Sahu, Shoutik Interrobang Case ITC 2nd Runners Up- National
Chokraborty, Dipanjan Competition XLRI
Saha, Puneet Ahuja
21 Shashank Sahu, Gagandeep Pinnacle Case Study XLRI Finalist National
Singh Competition
22 Shashank Sahu, Tarun Opnisient Case Study MDI, Gurgaon Finalist National
Bagri, Aniket Upadhyaya Competitio
23 Japsowin Kaur, Megha Ptak Case Challenge SC Next National level National
Garg, Antony George winners, Global
Karimpanal, Meherteja finalists
24 Amberdeep Chugh, Prometheus, Flagship XLRI Finalists National
Abhishek Taori, Meherteja Finance Case Study @
Reddy Ensemble 2014
25 Siddharth Sahoo/ Ishita CFA Research Challenge CFA Institute Campus Winners/ National
Bansal/ Chirag Garg Zonal Finalists
26 Siddharth Sahoo/ Akshay BIP Africa Business BIP Africa Campus Winners College
Mall/ Shoutik Chakrobarti/ competition
Vikas Sridhar

27 Siddharth Sahoo/ Rishabh Nomura investment Nomura National Finalists National

Bhatt banking competition
28 Siddharth Sahoo/ Rishabh Accenture Case Challenge Accenture Campus Winners College
Bhatt/ Harish Valluri/
Bharat Singhal
29 Siddharth Sahoo/ Mayank Strategikon Ensemble Ensemble XLRI National Finalists National
Sethi/ Kaustubh Bijalwan
30 Siddharth Sahoo/ Mayank Prometheus Ensemble XLRI National Finalists National
Sethi/ Kaustubh Bijalwan
31 Sambit Dwivedi, Anmol Canvas Asian Paints Participant National
Hashia, Shankar Saran
32 Siddharth Sahoo/ Mayank Helios Ensemble Ensemble XLRI National Finalists National
Sethi/ Kaustubh Bijalwan
33 Shankar Saran, Samridhi LIME HUL Participant National
Trisal, Anamika Kishore
34 Rohit Patnaik, Santosh Airtel iCreate Airtel Participants/ National
Kanbargi finalists

Student Activities

35 Santosh Kanbargi, Vineel Empires of the mind IIMC Winners National

36 Nikhil Arora, Prashanth Mahindra Warroom Mahindra & Mahindra Participants/ National
Krishnan, Rohit Patnaik, finalists
Santosh Kanbargi
37 Mukesh Ranjan, Nikhil Nestle 4Ps Nestle Participants/ National
Arora, Rohit Patnaik, finalists
Santosh Kanbargi
38 Kriti Jain, Nikhil Arora, Helios,flagship operations XLRI Runners Up National
Mukesh Ranjan event, Ensemble
39 Kriti Jain, Rohit Hasija HUL Unplugged HUL Winner College
40 Kriti Jain, Mukesh Ranjan, YES Bank Transformation YES Bank Top 3 College
Akshay Pandita Series
41 Kriti Jain, Shashank Sahu, Philips Blueprint Philips Campus Crown College
Pavan S Bharadwaj
42 Kriti Jain, Arshdeep Kaur, HUL LIME HUL Top 5 College
Kunal Parwani
43 Ravi Vatsa C-Suite Challenge @ Indian School of Winner National
Advaita 2015 Business (ISB)

44 Ravi Vatsa, Prashanth The Strategist IIM Shillong Winners National

45 Ravi Vatsa, Vikas Kumar Parivartan IIM Ahmedabad East Zone Winners National
& National
46 Ravi Vatsa, Prashanth Lakshwiz Bazaar NITIE Mumbai National Finalists National
47 Ravi Vatsa, Prashanth Transcend Marketing Case Colgate-Palmolive Campus Finalist & National
Krishnan, Rohit Patnaik Competition National Top 8

48 Monish Agrawal, Mukesh Helios Ensemble Xlri Winners National

Ranjan, Manjot Singh Saini
49 Monish Agrawal, Ashish Yes Bank Transformation Yes Bank Participants International
Bhatia, Roshan Priyadarshi Series
50 Srinivas Sandepudi PepsiCo Apprenticeship PepsiCo Participants National
51 Nikhil Arora, Prashanth Mahindra War Room Mahindra National Finalists National
Krishnan, Rohit Patnaik,
Santosh Kanbargi
52 Mukesh Ranjaj, Nikhil Nestle 4Ps Nestle National Finalists National
Arora, Rohit Patnaik,
Santosh Kanbargi
53 Ashutosh Mathur, Mukesh Snapdeal Stratethon Snapdeal National Finalists National
Ranjan, Nikhil Arora,
Vaibhav Atulkumar Goel

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54 Kriti Jain, Mukesh Ranjan, Helios XLRI Runners-Up College

Nikhil Arora
55 Ratna Prabha, Sahil Novartis Drug Launch Novartis Runners-Up National
Kotadia, Tanushree Piplani, Strategy Case Study
Udit Competition
56 Raj Kiran Saraswat Deloitte Maverick Deloitte US Finalists East India
57 Akshay Purohit/Aakanksha Tata Steel-a-thon Tata Steel First runners up College
Dahiya/Mohit Budhraja/
Nitin Khanna
58 Raj Kiran Saraswat Article Writing Participant National
59 Manjot Singh Saini; Helios; Ensemble XLRI Winners National
Monish Agrawal: Mukesh
60 Manjot Singh Saini; Lime Season 7 HUL Runners Up College
Mukesh Ranjan; Zineet
61 Roshan Priyadarshi/Karan Intaglio Strategikon IIM Calcutta Winners International
Bohra/Pawan Bharadwaj
62 Roshan Priyadarshi HOLT Valuation Challenge Credit Suisse Top 100 International
63 Roshan Priyadarshi/ “Let The Buffet Begin” XLRI Winners National
Siddharth Stock Pitch
64 Anushree Rastogi GE for Genius National GE Runners up National
strategy competition
65 Riya Rashmi, Aman Deloitte Maverick 2015 Deloitte Regional Level National
Bhatnagar, Raj Kiran Qualifiers
66 Poroj Bhuyan, Bharti Coca-Cola Showcase Coca Cola Campus Winners National
Manchanda, Ashish Gupta,
Arshdeep Kaur
67 Anushree Rastogi Citi women’s leadership Citibank Winner National
68 Anirban Halder(b14131), Dealbook 2015 FINAX, XLRI Winners National
Siddharth Sharma(b14053) Jamshedpur
69 Anushree Rastogi Asian paints canvas Asian paints Runners up College
70 Riya Rashmi, Aman Nestle Ingenium 2015 Nestle Runners up College
Bhatnagar, Supriya Anand
71 Poroj Bhuyan, Bhavneet Johnson & Johnson Quest Johnson & Johnson Campus Runners- College
Kaur, Abhipsa Panda Up
72 Riya rashmi, Abhipsa Citi Day Case challenge CitiBank Top 5 campus College
Panda, Sneha Singh, Kunal finalists
Parwani, Abhinav Agrawal
73 Aabhas Aeran/ Manjot Delloitte Maverick Delloitte East Zone finalists College
Singh Saini/ Shirish Pathak

Student Activities

74 Aabhas Aeran/ Manjot Delloitte Maverick Delloitte East Zone finalists College
Singh Saini/ Shirish Pathak
75 Riya Rashmi KSOM Marketing case KSOM, Bhubaneshwar 4th among 2200 National
challenge students
76 Anirban Halder(b14131), Prometheus 2015 Ensemble 2015 Winners National
Anirudh Murthy(b14066),
Puneeta Ahuja(b14042)
77 Riya rashmi, Aman Apollo 2015 Ensemble 2015, XLRI Winners College
Bhatnagar, Sneha Singh
78 Riya rashmi, Devaditya Sambhava 2015 Ensemble 2015 Runners up College
Sanyal, Sneha Singh, Sahil
Aseem Jain
79 Ajit Kumar The Hero Challenge Hero Participants National
80 Ajit Kumar ITC Interrobang ITC Second Runners College
81 Riya Rashmi, Aakash Accenture Strategy Accenture Strategy Campus finalists National
Parihar League’14
82 Ashutosh Mathur Stratethon Snapdeal Finalists National

83 Anushree Rastogi Brandstorm Loreal Winners College

84 Srinivas Sandepudi Pepsico Apprenticeship Pepsico National Finalist National

National Challenge 2015 from XLRI
85 Vasudevan L Business Standard Best Business Standard Among Top 6 out National
B School Project Award of 193 Entries Pan
Competition India, only one to
represent XLRI
86 Srinivas Sandepudi, Somraj Trial by Fire - IR quiz Fireax, XLRI runners up National
Datta, Naishadh Chawla competition
87 Vasudevan L Most Employable InsideIIM Among Top 50 National
Candidates - Class of Most Employable
2016 Candidates Pan
India for the class
of 2016 (1 of 8
from XLRI)
88 Rohit Patnaik, Santosh Mahindra Warroom 2015 Mahindra & Mahindra Participants International
Kanbargi, Nikhil Arora,
Prashanth Krishnan

89 Rohit Patnaik, Santosh Airtel iCreate Zonal Finals Airtel Winners Zonal
Kanbargi 2015

90 Rohit Patnaik, Nikhil Arora, Nestle 4Ps Challenger Nestle Participants National
Mukesh Kumar, Santosh

93 Team Stresspassers- RB Mavericks RB Campus Winners- National

Sambit Dwivedi and Tirtha National Finalists

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94 Team Stresspassers- Tirtha P&G Ceo Challenge P&G Campus Winners- National
Chatterjee, Priyanka National Finalists
Mohan, Kshitij Bansal
95 Shoutik Chakrabarti & RB Mavericks Reckitt Benckiser National Finalists National
Dipanjan Saha
96 Shoutik Chakrabarti, ITC Interrobang ITC 2nd Runners Up College
Dipanjan Saha, Puneeta
Ahuja, Shashank Sahu
97 Shoutik Chakrabarti, GSK CH Business GSK-CH Campus Finalists College
Dipanjan Saha, Snehanshu Excellence Series
98 Abhay Raina, Srishti Steelathon Tata Steel Runners Up College
Mathur, Ratna Prabha
99 Shoutik Chakrabarti, BIP-Africa Global B-Plan BIP Campus Finalists International
Akshay Mall, Siddharth Case Study Competition
Sahoo, Vikas Sridhar
100 Pulkit Garg Internet For All Uninor Finalist from National
Patna/ Jharkhand
101 Ratna Prabha, Muthukumar Star TV Pro- Kabaddi Star TV Campus Finalists College
T, Anand Kolanukonda Promotion Strategy Case
102 Ratna Prabha, Srishti Tata Steel national case Tata Steel Runner-Up College
Mathur, Abhay Raina, study competition ‘Steel-
Jasmeet Bhatia a-thon’

Student Achievements: GMP

• Niladri Sarkar, Pranshu Naswa, Sravanth Vobbilireddy, • Naveen Pathak, Phani Kiran Desu, Sravanth
Ujjayini Majumdar, Vijit Kapoor Sustainability Initiative, Vobbilireddy Business Plan Consulting, SCMHRD-
Wipro, Earthian Award for Rs.150,000 , National with Pune and Ratnakala Exports Ltd., First prize,
over 500 participating institutes National
• Phani Kiran Desu, Saloni Nagpal, Shishir Pandey,Sravanth • Peeyush Singh and Ananya Das Inter College debate
Vobbilireddy Disguised Market Research Case, IIM event, XLRI Ensemble, Runners’ up, National
Ahmedabad, Runners’ up, National

Student Activities

Live Projects: BM and HRM

Name (Team members) Project Topic / Description
1 Abhijit Roy, Anil HUL Sales And Distribution Live Project: To identify the issues and opportunities in the
Srinivas T, Rohit Hasija, current channel programs of HUL at Jamshedpur and Ranchi
Shankar Saran
Bohra, Madhur
Maheshwari, Rohit • Determine the attitude of the target group towards Savings and gauging the ways in
Hasija, Yakshit Jain which saving is performed by them
• Beliefs of the target group towards banks and their knowledge about different
schemes provided by banks
• Saving mechanisms used by the target group along with a description of the reasons
to save for the target group
• Studying the consumer decision making process throughout the lifecycle &
identifying the right consumption basket
• Studying the post purchase dissonance behaviour to understand the mechanisms
used by the target group to address their dissonance
• Determine the ways and the channels used by the target group to gather information
about a brand or a product

3 Abhinandan Sahoo; Digital Brand Activation Plan

Abushree Rastogi;
Kanika Goyal; Kriti Jain • Analyzed the existing market green product and the existing market for GGBs and
identified the target market groups by doing a market potential analysis through
primary and secondary research.
• Identified gaps in the existing marketing strategy and successfully created and
implemented the end to end digital brand activation plan for green garbage bags
initiative by Relearn foundation
• Analyzed the target group demographics to come up with the most effective way of
enhancing reach
• Enhanced the reach of the brand by 100% spanning 15 countries and 40 cities.
• Enhanced presence on online e-commerce platforms by empanelment on to Shoppo,
etc. Identified more revenue streams
• Worked on the content management and creation of digital assets for Relearn
foundation, Conceptualized and developed website for Green Garbage bags and
integrated it with the online shopping and social media platforms
4 Kapil Grover/ Tirtha Sales & Distribution Management (SDM)-Live project-HUL: To identify optimal
Chatterjee/ Ankit Resourcing (ME/ RSSM/ delivery units/ merchandisers) and identify the current gaps
Singh/ Sadashiv (Location: Urban markets at Jamshedpur)
5 Shashank Sahu, Outlet Expansion for Marico in Patna: To work with team working on Project to
Gagandeep Singh, understand/value add/solve issues and driving efficiencies for achieving desired
Anurodh Tak, Keshav objective of Marico’s Project of Adding outlets in Patna. This would also be used as a
Dhavile, Bharat Singhal base for outlet network expansion in other cities.
6 Srinivas Sandepudi Designing HR / IR for TBTC’s new factory setup
7 Shankar Saran Market Simulation for inter state taxi service, AHA Taxi, Service was launched

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8 Siddharth Sahoo/ Title: Study of Fitness Regime in India

Kaustubh Bijalwan/
Devang Jesrani/ Chirag • Thematic Apperception Test to understand consumer attitude/mindset/perspective
Garg/ Udit Kathuria towards fitness
• Recommended customized fitness regimes on the basis of conjoint analysis and
stacking techniques
9 Siddharth Sahoo/ Selected to execute L’Oreal’s project on Assortment Planning and Trade Scheme studies
Shoutik Chakrobarti/
Harish Valluri/
Dipanjan Saha/
Snehanshu Gupta
10 Kriti Jain, Manvi Govil, Competitive and customer experience study of service channels of IVRs, Contact Centres.
Sanjana R Gupta, Recommendation on strategy and process for building superior service - Conducted
Akshay Pandita, Aabhas primary research with 36 retailers, 50 urban and 100 rural customers in Jamshedpur,
Aeron Assessed IVR trees of competitors; proposed self-service IVR system to reduce agent
transfer, Recommended strategy for conversion of contact centers to revenue streams by

11 Kriti Jain, Anushree Brand activation plan for environment-friendly bags- Enhanced online reach by 100%
Rastogi, Kanika Goyal, spanning 15 countries, 40 cities and analysed target group demographics, Executed end-
Abhinandan Sahoo to-end digital activation plan and conducted green marketing potential analysis

12 Kriti Jain, Anurodh Understanding key consumer insights in hair conditioner market for Sunsilk - Among top
Tak, Samridhi Trisal, 5 teams to perform a disguised marketing research on 251 respondents, Determined key
Shankar Saran triggers and barriers to trial, occasions and channels using projective techniques

13 Arshnoor Singh Dhillon, TSAF Compensation and Benefit live project. Designed the compensation structure for
Shubham, Pranabjyoti TSAF under the guidance of professor Gurunathan. The C&B structure designed is also
Kalita, Kangkan Pujari being implemented at TSAF.

14 Nikhil Arora Effect of Six Sigma on Buyer Supplier Relationship : A live project on Implementing
Six Sigma on Alternators at Tata Motors, Jamshedpur Plant . Analysed the effect of six
sigma on improving the Buyer-Supplier Relationships of TATA Motors with its suppliers,
Lucas & Mico bosch. Recommended the company for having the appropriate number
of suppliers, benchmarked the same with the industry and rating methodology for the

15 Ratna Prabha 1. Design and Implementation of Brand Promotion and Employee Motivation Strategy
for Peter England 2. Change Intervention design for improving new PMS at Tata Steel
16 Kanika Goyal A joint article on Dissertation study topic ‘Organizational Culture in Family Owned
Businesses’ with Prof. Jomon
17 Raj Kiran Saraswat Salary restructuring for INOX Group

18 Riya Rashmi, Devaditya Market Research Project- Studied consumer purchase decision determinants in online daily
Sanyal, Aman needs space through a primary research in 7 cities analyzing 154 responses to find actionable
Bhatnagar insights for, the project was given by Backspace LLP

19 Poroj Bhuyan, Mayur Castrol Live Project - To evaluate the online billing software for 164 Rural subdistributors
Umdekar, Aneesh in East and develop the appropriate implementation strategy
Monga, Shreyas Nayak,
Vishwajeet Goel

Student Activities

Live Projects: Global MBA (US Semester)

American Greetings, USA: and quantitative real-estate market conducting an in-depth analysis for
Create a more effective research of the Mid-West United seven competitors and survey with
States. Performed the valuation and 100+ respondents. Suggested features
Prototyping process for
developmental analysis of an existing to tailor the company’s products
the New Products Concepts real estate property, right from to fit into the Indian customers’
(NPC) division of American inception to completion. This complex requirements. Recommended multiple
Greetings (By: Manas Gupta, evaluation included market research, action plans for the company to
Mohak Mehdiratta) project valuation, financial modelling strengthen its position and enhance
as well as analysis on potential the marketability of its products in
Analysis of existing prototype process sources of financing. India using traditional and social
distributed between creative team media.
in America and manufacturing Global Cleveland, USA
vendors in China in a cross- (By: Anudeep Purwar, Vishal Modgy, USA (By: Ankit
cultural team to improve time Tankala, Jeevarasan
and cost. Built customized
Developing a strategy to attract
Elenchalvan, Siddarth
prototyping model by
incorporating desired prototyping and retain new talent in the greater Bhagwati)
processes and data management Cleveland area Implementation of a marketing
system to increase process controls. strategy to expand distribution
Jumpstart, USA: The Strategic network and international presence by
Cleveland International Piano Expansion of JumpStart Into ideation and prototyping to expand its
Company, USA (By: Devender The Foreign Market.  current product line and developing
Negi, Yuvraj Relan) (By: Aditi Murarka, Pallav new packaging ideas. Also formulated
Mathur, Sankalp Akash Singh) the entry strategy for the Indian
Thorough analysis of direct and
Market and Feasibility plan for its
indirect competitors, the industry in Determined the market for products.
which CIPC operates, and the market international business development
in which the company will expand. opportunities for Jumpstart’s solutions. Pulsar Products, USA
Analysis of past and current marketing This project involved identification (By: Saurav Patro)
strategy vs. competition. Consider full of locations and pitching Jumpstart
marketing mix, performance, program This was a craft kit manufacturer
to organizations in these locations.
portfolio, and program positioning. who wanted to expand his reach to
We also researched the marketability
Consider marketing strategies of Piano the global markets. At pulsar we did
of the Mobile application Jumpstart
Competitions in other countries or the test marketing for the Chinese and
was seeking to launch. We gave
U.S. Who is the customer? Who are Indian markets. We worked on his new
recommendations about must- have
potential customers? What is their product development for the specific
features and necessary changes that
buying process and influence process? markets with the design team and
might improve the usability and
Recommend a specific, detailed target identified target markets in the Indian
audience. and Chinese markets.
Mr. Beams, USA: Feasibility Also narrowed down the entire Indian
Cleveland International Plan for replication of Mr. and Chinese customer base to a
Fund, USA (By: Ankur Beam’s USA business model target base and worked with further
Gupta, Atul Kumar, Garvit in India (By: Ashwini Garg, integration of the ideal supply chain
Sharma,Prashast Jain) for the delivery of this product. We
Karan Kamra, Vipul Goel) also identified the price that the
Devised a strategy for market
Designed and developed a growth market is willing to pay and suggested
expansion of Cleveland International
strategy for Mr. Beams motion sensor this thought the company in report for
Fund by conducting qualitative
LED lights for the Indian market after global expansion strategy.

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Global BM: Academic Achievements Live Projects: GMP

Naveen Kumar Pathak
The students of the batch have complemented their academic rigour with
certifications such as CFA Level I, II, and III, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, CSCA Feasibility Study of Prerna
(Certified Supply Chain Analysts) and NCFM. Classes’ expansion to Ranchi,
State Level
The students of Global Business Management have been actively involved in The project involved a feasibility
consulting club, BRACE (Business Review and Consulting Enterprise), and in study of Prerna Classes’ (Premier
finance club, WIFT (Weatherhead International Finance and Trade); wherein coaching institute in Jamshedpur)
they engage in simulation exercises, interact with industry professionals, deliver expansion to Ranchi and
presentations, solving case studies, and discuss various current issues of business providing recommendations.
Prabhakar MN mentored
a team of five global MBA
Some of the Global Business Management students have established their own
start-up. Drago Allure was started to serve the underprivileged sections and students Adhitya, Amber,
promote children’s education in Jamshedpur and neighbouring areas. Siddharth, Soumy and
Sports: Vicky
Students from this programme have participated in sports competitions in China Inventory Management Project at
as well as in the annual XLRI vs IIM-C Meet. M/s Aphrodite 4 Wheels Ltd. with
Internships: recommendations leading to over
The students were put under a four-week internship in Jamshedpur. The projects 30% savings per annum.
assigned covered various domains like finance, marketing, and operations.
Pulasta Mahapatra,
In the US, the students were given live company projects under professors who
had consulting experience in various industries. Some of the organisations where
the Global BM students took up internship are GrafTech International, Smart Edrubric is an interactive
VM, Chemsultants, Rustbelt Reclamation, MC Sign, Cleveland Opera, Piccadilly analytics platform which helps
Creamery, and Wireless Environment. measure and analyse the
performance of students.

Article/Papers Published Exams Cleared

GMP Students GMP Students
Articles or Paper published Exams cleared

• Ravindra Agrawal, CFA Level 3

Chandrasekar Iyer, “The Future in B2B is Personal Selling”
• Soham Ghosh, CFA Level 1
Published in “International Conference of Research in Marketing”
• Soham Ghosh, Lean Six Sigma
Description: Personal selling will be a source of Sustained Competitive Green Belt
Advantage for firms. Companies cannot succeed without forging excellent
• Naveen Kumar Pathak, CS
relationships with customers. (Executive)
Amikar Jha, “Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability”
Presented paper: in International Seminar during 67th All India Commerce
Association-2014 at KIIT University, Orissa.
Description: The paper discussed a couple of theories on corporate sustainability
and its application in case of ITC Ltd.

Student Activities

Student Committee reports

Academic Committee (AcadCom) serves as a facilitator between the
students, the professors and the administration. Accordingly, most of
the activities carried out by the committee are critical jobs involving
interaction with professors regarding deadlines, raising the concerns
of students to the administration and coordinating with the entire
student community for carrying out academic activities. Though
the role played by AcadCom in its key responsibility area is that of
a facilitator for lectures, schedules and grades, it involves constant
monitoring of the activities going on at campus while making sure
that all stakeholders agree to the proceedings. Also, Acadcom helps the
Dean’s Office conduct various tasks including choosing of electives and
conducting examinations.
The committee organised XL Utsav, a sports and cultural event, for
faculty, staff and students. Cricket, football and badminton matches
among other sports event were played between faculty and students.

The Alumni Committee organises and is involved
in a plethora of activities that have been bringing
the Alumni of XLRI closer to the institute while
engaging them with the students, and uses the
alumni network in building a stronger brand of
XLRI. Activities organised by Alumni Committee
during 2015-16: Alumni Commsenior team
• Summer Meets 2015: Alumni Committee
objective of bringing the alumni back to XLRI and giving them a
organised the Summer Meets 2015 across
nostalgic experience of their alma mater.
seven chapters in India — Mumbai, Bangalore,
Chennai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, and Hyderabad. • Pole Vault: Pole vault was an interaction session between
A large number of Alumni including stalwarts alumni and students. The alums shared their experience of
from different industries participated in the working in the corporate world with the students.
meets, thus making them a huge success • Silver Jubilee Reunion 2015: The Silver Jubilee Reunion, hosted
• Distinguished Alumnus Awards 2015: The for the batch of 1990, was attended by over 60 alumni of the
Distinguished Alumnus Awards function respective batch.
was attended by over 200 alums and nine • 35th and 40th Year Reunion 2015: Alumni Committee also
distinguished alums were felicitated under organised reunion for batches of 1975, 1979 and 1980 this year.
seven different categories.
• Newsletters: The quarterly newsletters — X-Communique and
• Homecoming 2015: Alumni Committee Glimpse — keeps the alumni connected to the campus and
organised the Homecoming 2015 with the sole apprise them of the latest happenings at XLRI.

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Association at XLRI for The Cronos: The Cronos, a
Industrial and Operations quizzing league, tests participants’
understanding of operations and
Management activities during supply chain management concepts
2015-16 and their application to real business
Bull-Whip: An ice-breaker event
for the incoming batch saw a Other significant activities of
participation of over 140 students.
the year
Helios: Helios, a three-stage event • Round the year events like quizzing,
leading to a case study presentation group discussions and topic-based
in the final round, had entries from knowledge sharing, operations
many top B-schools across the videos were launched as AXIOM
country. Prof. Ajith Kumar and Prof. Lounge
Ravi Shekhar Kumar were the judges
• A special skill development session
in the final round.
was organised by SCNEXT, XLRI
Synergy: AXIOM (jointly with CRUX with special focus on solving
and FINAX) organised XLRI’s annual operation related problems
national business conference Synergy using MS Excel. The session was
on 6 November, 2016 with the theme coordinated by Ramaswamy V
Recipe for Sustainable Profit Growth (Class of 2015), MStat IIT Mumbai
in India. AXIOM also conducts guest • A simulation-based game called
lectures from international experts Helios was conducted during
in logistics and supply chain and Ensemble 2014 which saw teams
arranges for live projects for the from NITIE, VGSOM etc participate
students. • Hosted SCALE: Supply Chain
and Logistics Exposition during
AXIS: AXIS, a quarterly magazine of
November 6-7, 2014 in Mumbai
AXIOM, was launched during Synergy
featured articles from students • Organised SANSHODHAN, a paper
on India’s logistic challenges. The presentation competition
keynote speaker for AXIOM’s chapter • SCNext@ XLRI conducted an
was Dinesh Shyamsundar, software interaction session with Devender
design center leader for WABCO. Madan, Procurement Consultant at
Shyamsundar encouraged students to the World Bank, General Manager
apply innovation to make businesses of ISCEA and Director of Nadder
sustainable. Consulting Group. The theme
of discussion Challenges in the
Pinnacle: A case study competition Field of Supply Chain. The session
saw participation from some of the saw the exclusive India launch of
brilliant minds of the top Indian Ptak Global Case challenge 2014
B-schools. A plethora of innovative supported by ISCEA. The campus
solutions on last mile connectivity launch premiere for India took
and hyper local delivery were place at XLRI. The team from XLRI
presented. Over the course of the two was among top three in India.
days, enriching discussions from the
point of view of both corporations and
startups provided everyone with a
great learning experience.

Student Activities

One of the oldest student societies, Marketing Association of XLRI, was launched
in 1971. The society is also registered under The Societies Act of India.
Significant events hosted during 2015-16
• MAXI Bazaar: A product innovation and marketing strategy event was
organised for the junior batch.
• Ad-Twist: An online competition involving rebranding a product and getting
traction on social media.
• Food for Thought: A lecture series by industry experts from various marketing
areas. Industry stalwarts from Spice Mobile and Millward Brown interacted
with students during the event.
• Circus Maximus: Ensemble 2015 saw MAXI’s involvement in the form of the
flagship marketing event, Circus Maximus, where participating teams had to
solve a real life case study.
• SDM: This was the fourth consecutive year that Sales and Distribution
Management (SDM) live projects were obtained by MAXI from leading FMCG
companies like HUL, ITC, Marico, L’Oreal etc. for the senior BM batch as part of
the SDM course component.
• MAXI Fair: The 37th MAXI Fair, themed on Digital India, was held on 16 and
17 January, 2016. This edition of the fair saw participation from five major
companies as research partners — HUL, Pepsico, Mondelez, Marico and TCIL.
This was also the first time market research giant Nielsen partnered with
MAXI Fair as the official market research advisor and conducted a workshop
on campus for the participating research teams.

PiXL, the photography club of XLRI, is responsible for covering all student
conducted events throughout the year at XLRI. The team provides
photographs for branding of XLRI across social media, news reports and
information brochure.
In collaboration with Ensemble, PiXL launched the photography
competition Per-Shot-Fect in November garnering responses from multiple
participants on the theme Reflections of India.

• DRACULA, the dramatics society of XLRI, hosted several cultural events
during Valhalla 2015 including solo singing, stage play, debate, graffiti and
group dance.
• At Ensemble 2015, the society organised various informal events and also
staged a Hindi play Taj Mahal ka Tender.
• During Joy of Giving the team organised nukkad natak and were up on stage
again for dance performances during sports and cultural fest XL Utsav. DRACULA Senior Team

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Placement CII Yi
Activities organised by CIIYi during 2015-16
Jamshedpur Run: The annual Jamshedpur Run organised by
the Yi (Young Indians) Network, a movement promoted by
PlaceComm co-ordinates with the
the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), was flagged off by
institute’s placement cell for the
internationally acclaimed boxer, Aruna Mishra, on 16 August, 2015.
summer internship process and the final
placements process on campus. Kshitij: Kshitij, an annual event of CII Yi was held on 27 September,
2015. The event provides a unique opportunity to school children
The summer internship placement of 366
of Jamshedpur to showcase their cultural skills. This event brings
students of the 2015-17 batch completed
together children from all strata of the society for an inter-school
within two and a half 2.5 days. XLRI
cultural competition.
continued its parallel placement process
called Parivartan for the students Young Achiever Scholarship: The Young Achiever Scholarship,
who voluntarily withdrew from the initiated in 2014 covers the tuition fees of the less privileged
conventional placement process and students for an entire year, was awarded to deserving candidates.
sat for interviews in various top notch No Smoking Challenge: CII Yi launched a two-day No Smoking
NGOs and not for profit organisations. Challenge wherein students enrolled themselves along with a buddy
Parivartan this year saw participation to help them jumpstart a smoke-free future.
from the likes of companies like Bill and
Silent Auction: Silent Auction, an annual charity drive, was
Malinda Gates Foundation, Tata Trust and
conducted on 11 November, 2015 as part of the Diwali celebrations
on campus. Memorabilia and souvenirs collected from the students
In the corporate placement process and faculty of XLRI was auctioned off and the proceeds were given
firms like ABG, HUL, Kellogg’s, Godrej to lung cancer patients in Tata Memorial Hospital.
offered overseas roles. Amongst the BFSI
Sambhava: As part of Ensemble, XLRI’s annual management festival,
sector, top players such as JPMC, Carlyle,
CII Yi conducted a social entrepreneurship event Sambhava where
Avendus Capital, and European Hedge
teams from India’s top B-schools participated.
Fund made offers. All the FMCG majors –
Coca Cola, HUL, ITC, Johnson & Johnson, TEDxXLRI: TEDxXLRI was organised on 13 December, 2015 on the
Kelloggs, Mondelez, Nestle, PepsiCo, RB theme Soaring High. The speakers for the event were Managing
and others offered multiple roles for Director of Leadership Matters Inc. and Ex-Sr. Executive Vice
students to intern in. President & Chief Learning Officer at Reliance Industries Ltd., Anand
Pillai, a social rights activist, Harish Iyer, India’s first woman civilian
The final placement for the 2014-
BASE jumper, Archana Sardana, and Founder-CEO of Knolscape, Rajiv
16 batch was also a success with
Jayaraman, a stand-up comedian, Kunal Rao, Journalist Meghna Pant,
XLRI witnessing the placement of its
founder-CEO of Banyan Nation, Mani Vajipeyajula, and musician
largest ever batch of 361 students. The
Rasika Shekar.
institute attracted participation from
132 recruiters (inclusive of 36 first-time
recruiters) and a total of 386 offers were
made. XLRI hosted Accenture Strategy,
McKinsey and Company and The Boston
Consulting Group for the first time,
rolling out offers to both BM and HR
Once again, XLRI students were able to
prove their mettle whereby 102 students
were offered PPOs (Pre-Placement
Offers) from their summer internships
and competitions.

Student Activities

Entrepreneurship Cell
The flagship event of E-Cell Ideakon was organised in November. It is a
lecture cum networking event wherein speakers inspire students to become
entrepreneurs. This year’s edition of Ideakon saw founders of young and
successful startups like,, Medinifi, Pharmeasy,
Asian fox developments share their entrepreneurship experiences with the
During Ensemble E-Cell conducted its annual b-plan competition ‘Genesis’,
which saw enthusiastic participation from colleges all over the country.
Total prize money of Rs 70,000 was awarded to the two most promising
The biggest milestone for E-cell in the last academic year was the launch
of a food delivery startup – Gravycart in Jamshedpur. Gravycart facilitates
food delivery from a number of renowned restaurants in Jamshepur to the
residents. This provides the E-Cell members an experience of planning and
setting up a business venture.

Student Affairs Council

Student Affairs Council is the apex student body heading all committees
and representative council for all student activities on campus. It strives
for continuous betterment of the entire course and student amenities
and manages the various domain committees on campus – academic,
placements, co-curricular and extra-curricular.
A host of new initiatives were taken up by SAC this year, with the following
key achievements:
• Launch of XL Dock, an App that brings the Institute Academic
Information System (AIS) to the students on a mobile platform
• First ever Online Voting system with the provision of hosting SOPs online
to facilitate efficient and transparent election process
• Cycles were bought for students to aid ease of commutation between the
two campuses.
• The old campus was renovated for seniors with upgraded WiFi system
and installation of security cameras. Food complex, salon and night
canteen facilities were introduced in the new campus.
• SAC also ensured that the student budget allocation has been fair and
done to ensure equal growth opportunities to all committees on campus
• SAC also oversaw the organisation of two grand fests on campus –
Valhalla and Ensemble.
• SAC continued the tradition of making XLRI a socially aware campus and
collected over Rs 5 Lakhs in donation for social causes through various
events on campus. This money has been donated across various trusts
and social welfare activities.

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Activities hosted by Consulting
and Research Undertaking @
XLRI during 2015-16 Winners of Advocatus Diaboli with the Judges ExLink Senior Executive Team 2015-16

Out of the Box: CRUX began the new

academic year with its icebreaker event,
Out of the Box, for the junior batch
of 2017. The two-round event invited
everyone to don the hat of a consultant The External Linkages Cell is responsible for maintain social media presence
with the teams standing a chance to win of XLRI and for co-ordinating with print and TV media to ensure that only the
attractive cash prizes. accurate information is reported about the institute. Over the last year, ExLink
has tirelessly worked towards branding and promoting XLRI across all media
CRUX hosted an interactive session with forums including aspirant relations groups (PagalGuy, InsideIIM, etc.), social
Vice President, Group Strategy at RPG media networks (regular updates on Facebook, live-tweeting major events on
Enterprises, Avartan Bokil. The session
Twitter, news on XLMeriJaan, YouTube), print media (pre- and post-event press
was on demystifying the life and work
releases for all major campus events).
of consultants. This session was of
particular interest to students who were In July 2015, ExLink conducted Rebrand, the ice-breaker event for the junior
planning to make a career in consulting. batch. The participants had to design a branding strategy for sustaining a
brand as big as XLRI.
To prepare the XLRI juniors for Summer
Internship Placement, CRUX conducted During Ensemble, the flagship cultural fest of XLRI, ExLink conducted
an interactive sessions on case study. Advocatus Diaboli, an engaging debate, which saw participation from
B-Schools across India.
The 5th edition of XLRI’s annual
Throughout the year, ExLink has been active in almost every campus event. We
management conclave, Synergy-2015,
was organised on in November in covered, recorded and livestreamed all the major XLRI events like the 2nd Dr.
association with FINAX (the finance club) Verghese Kurien Memorial Oration, 24th JRD TATA Oration on Business Ethics,
and AXIOM (the operations club). The Alumni Homecoming 2015, IdeaKon and TEDx XLRI. All of these events were
theme for the conference was Recipe for livestreamed on the XLRI Jamshedpur YouTube Channel managed by ExLink.
Sustainable profitable Business Growth ExLink also launched several initiatives for student-sourced branding, the chief
in India. among them being the Quill-A-Thon, a monthly themed submission contest for
Strategikon, the flagship strategy-based featuring our students’ best works on XLMeriJaan, a student blog of XLRI.
even during Ensemble, saw a huge
turn-out. This was accompanied by
Drishtikon, an annual paper presentation Sportscom
Sportscomm, the sports committee of XLRI, organised several events
Orion, a live-consultancy project based round the year.
event, was hosted for the students The Independence Cup saw the campus buzzing with sportsmanship spirit.
of XLRI. The event gives students an Three teams NIT Jamshedpur, IIT Kharagpur and XLRI, battled it out
opportunity to work on live projects
in XLRI campus.
based in Jamshedpur. The project running
for four weeks gives opportunity to The XLRI recorded victory in the third consecutive year in the annual
students to learn the critical nuances XL-IIMC meet.
of consulting, with specific focus on
CricBlitz, a cricket tournament, was organised for senior and junior batches
deliverables, and client-side interaction
of XLRI. To engage the poker addicts, a series of poker nights were organised.
including regular client-visits.
XL-Arena, a sports quiz, was organized during Ensemble.
Other sports events organised by SportsComm include Shuttle Masters, TT
Pratyogita, XL-Futsal League, chess, pool and carrom tournaments.

Student Activities

Samarthya was established to reach Cyber Security and Changing Times. The
out to the school students in the conference saw participation from over
city of Jamshedpur in January 2012 8 schools and a footfall of over 100. The
by a group of 8 to 10 students from stakeholders discussed and reflected on
the batch of 2013. Samarthya is the difference in perspectives and then
recognized as the youth wing of the presented their ideas in the open forum.
‘Centre for Education Management, Team Samarthya organized “Meet the
Leadership and Research’ (CEMLR). Mentors: Train the Trainers”, a workshop
CEMLR is headed by Prof. I.S.F. for school teachers facilitated by CEMLR
Irudayaraj, the senior most professor with the objective of helping teachers

in the department of Organizational be better mentors for their students
Behavior at XLRI. Prof. Irudayaraj is and increase the ambit of Samarthya’s
also the chief advisor of Samarthya. collaborators.
Infracom acts as a bridge between This is the fourth year of operations
students and the administration for Samarthya. Team Samarthya also plans to chart out a
to facilitate the maintenance developmental program for children with
Over the last one year, team thalassemia, for which we have engaged
of student hostels and canteen.
Samarthya has grown tremendously with Anurag Foundation and also
The day-to-day activities include
into a strong 40 member team and visited their site in order to get a better
reporting and resolving of
has consistently conducted weekly understanding about the cause. The team
infrastructural issues related to
sessions in 15 sections (classes IX–XII) is also in discussion with Mr Ronald
student residences and keeping a
of MNPS, DBMS and Loyola School D’Costa - an advisor of the team, to
check on the quality of food served
focusing on social and emotional extrapolate Samarthya’s understanding
in the canteen.
development of school students. The of childrens’ need unto thalassemic
Infracom also assists the Ensemble consistent interaction with students children.
and Valhalla teams during their has helped us establish a bond with
events by ensuring snacks and the students and the trust that they On September 9th and 10th, team
dinner arrangements for students. show in us by sharing their issues Samarthya associated with Tata Main
The committee is responsible for is what motivates us and the entire Hospital in organizing the 2-day ‘World
facilitating residential allocation team. Suicide Prevention Day’ program which
for exchange students. The team involved an “Awareness Walk”, Group
Team Samarthya conducted the Discussions and Debate competition.
maintains a robust feedback
second edition of hugely successful Over 15 schools and colleges including
network through their online
- Disha ‘15, the career counselling NIT Adityapur participated in the event.
portal that was launched this year,
workshop on November 8th, 2016. Team Samarthya also organized an essay
and the Facebook page which
Over 20 students from XLRI gave writing competition for school students
the students use for highlighting
guidance on 19 different career as part of the program.
specific issues and providing
streams for the students of classes
general feedback. To further expand the reach of team
9th, 10th, 11th and 12th. Over 300
students, parents and teachers Samarthya and interact with the school
attended the event. children an active Facebook group with
more than 500 members is maintained.
Team Samarthya hosted Reflections The Facebook page of team Samarthya
‘16 - the 4th edition of our Annual has more than 1000 followers. Team
Conference on 16th January, 2016. Samarthya has recently started an
The theme of Reflections ‘16 was initiative of sharing online, education
“Let’s Talk”. This was aimed to bring and career patterns of students of XLRI
out in the open the difference in from various fields to inspire the school
perspectives of the stakeholders in students to broaden their horizons and
three areas – Parent Child Relation, enable them to understand various fields.

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The FINAX team XLANC senior team


Finance Association of XLRI, is a student Fire@x, Forum for Industrial Relations The XLRI Nature and Adventure
committee that endeavours to promote at XLRI, organises activities to promote Club (XLANC) is the youngest
finance related activities in XLRI. It student interest in Industrial Relation. formal committee on campus.
collaborates with the leading BFSI The Forum for Industrial Relations XLANC commenced the academic
institutions to provide an industrial at XLRI is responsible for promoting year by organising a rifle-shooting
interface to the students of XLRI by means Industrial Relations among the students workshop for XL students at the
of organising workshops, guest lectures, of XLRI and other top MBA schools Rifle Club in association with
seminars, and information sessions. across India. the Jamshedpur Rifle Club and
Significant events of the year: Fire@x conducted the 7th National Tata Steel Adventure Foundation.
IR Confernece in January this year in This was followed by a wall-
• It recently played host to RBI’s e-Baat
partnership with IIRA, FES, Britannia climbing course at the newly
session, an event that saw participation
and IOCL. The chief guest at the inaugurated climbing gym at TSAF.
in huge numbers from students and
banking professionals. conference was Principal Labour and The committee also arranged
Employment Adviser,Govt of India, PP a cleaning drive on the banks
• FINAX helps students streamline and
Mitra. of Dimna Lake in collaboration
pursue a career in finance by conducting
with JUSCO and Environmental
sessions on equity research, trading and The visit to ITC Munger (450 km from
fundamental analysis. Foundation of India.
Jamshedpur) was organised successfully
• The XLRI Student Fund, an initiative of by FIRE@X in December, 2015. The In October a trek to Dalma Hills
FINAX, is XLRI’s in-house equity fund, visit was conducted for the third year in was arranged for the students.
which gives students the experience of succession. The students get a chance During Ensemble in November
managing an investment portfolio. The to witness the life in ITC’s tobacco Paintball and Body Zorbing
Student Fund’s investment philosophy is factory and interact with several trade activities were hosted for the
of value investing through fundamental
union leaders. participants.
analysis. The sector analysts generate
quality research to aid investment Fire@x also conducted the second In December and January, XLANC
decisions. season of the biggest IR management conducted national level quiz,
• FINAX welcomes the incoming batch quiz league, a series of three quizzes Gaia’s Challenge. The quiz was
with the ice-breaker event, the King over the course of two months. The hosted on the TSAF Facebook
of the Pit, wherein students get an event witnessed participation from top page and was carried out in two
experience of market trading. 30 B schools in India and was a widely rounds and boasted participation
• An annual finance conclave, Synergy, appreciated. by more than 350 teams from top
was organised in Mumbai where eminent Among other events of Fire@x were B-schools of India.
industrial figures came together to the events conducted during Ensemble As part of the During 37th MAXI
interact and debate issues related to 2015. Apollo, a simulation event fair held in January, XLANC
finance sector. where students had to bargain among organised a Laser Tag arena on the
• The merger and acquisition competition, themselves, was large participation. fair grounds.
Dealbook, saw 340 teams participate Strike or Yield, the flagship event of
from over 49 B-schools. The teams FIRE@X witnessed participation from
where required to submit a presentation top 20 B-schools in India.
which was adjudged by XLRI faculty.

Student Activities

ISEP is a student body representation of the International Student Exchange
Programme at XLRI. This functional committee handles the responsibility of
managing tie-ups with foreign colleges. At present the committee has alliances with
13 universities in 9 countries across USA, Europe and Southeast Asia.
Students can study a term in these colleges for a period of three months while
learning from a different culture and experiencing a plethora of changes.
ISEP oversees the application process to these colleges and is responsible for
establishing new tie-ups. Every year around 60 students opt for the exchange
This year ISEP has been host to 14 exchange students from the UK, France and the
ISEP also organised XL-MUN during ENSEMBLE 2015 in which several topics were
discussed ranging from the WTO issue of agricultural subsidies to the FIFA scandal.

SAPPHIRE, the HR committee at XLRI organised several events round the year.
Following are some of the significant events. 2015
CHAOS: A live simulation event which introduced the participating teams to the XLRI hosted the 4th edition of the inter-
concept of negotiations and body-shopping and required the teams to maximise college sports and cultural extravaganza
the value of their human capital. Valhalla 2015 in July in its Jamshedpur
Battle HRoyale: Battle HRoyale is a national HR quiz league with a case study campus. This year the theme of the fest
competition held in the final round. Around 400 teams participated from over 50 was Heroes and a wide range of events
B-schools across India. spanning across sports, culture and
adventure were organised.
Inferno: SAPPHIRE along with Fire@x organised Inferno, at the Ensemble
theme launch. SAPPHIRE also organised of War of Wits, the flagship HR event Valhalla hosted pro-shows by Prince
at Ensemble, the annual XLRI management fest. The event saw participation Dance Group and singer Shilpa Rao. The
from the top HR B-schools all across the country. SAPPHIRE also teamed up fest witnessed a footfall of over 800 with
with FIRE@X and CRUX to organise Apollo, the HR domain event at Ensemble, participation of around 400 students
exclusively for XLRI students. from some of the leading B-Schools.

Live Projects: A target for SAPPHIRE this year was to get more live projects for A series of online events during Valhalla
students and that was achieved in the form of projects on live business problems increased its presence across 60
being faced by organisations like Backspace Consulting and VenueMonk. B-Schools in India.

Leadership Talks: SAPPHIRE also conducted leadership talks led by senior Valhalla never disappoints in its social
consultants from KPMG. ventures. This year we carried out
the first ever cleaning drive at Dimna
Synapse: SAPPHIRE launched its annual publication Synapse, inviting content Lake in association with JUSCO. We
from industrialists, academicians and students. donated more than Rs 2.5 lakh for NGO’s
National HR Survey: SAPPHIRE launched the 3rd National HR Survey in like MILAAP that work towards the
association with Towers Watson, the results of which will be shared at an betterment of society.
industry-facing event to be conducted in summer 2016 in collaboration with
Towers Watson.

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SIGMA-oikos (Social Initiative Group for Managerial The SPICMACAY XLRI organised a number of captivating
Assistance) is a committee at XLRI that undertakes events in the academic year 2015-16.
socially relevant projects on a regular basis. In 2012, A Manipuri dance performance by Sinam Basu Singh was
SIGMA tied up with the international agency oikos based conducted on 14 April 2015.
in Switzerland.
During Valhalla, the committee organised a very unique
Initiatives undertaken during 2015-16 event- Raagalaya and Laasya. Raagalaya was the classical
Proud to Ride Cycling Initiative: SIGMA-oikos in vocal & instrumental competition and Laasya, the classical
association with SAC (Student Affair Council) launched dance competition.
a Campus Cycle Project, with a pilot run of 36 cycles to A lively Talent Night 2015 was organised for all students in
commute between the old and the new campus. August 2015.
Spot Cleaning: The team conducted two Spot Cleaning SPICMACAY also hosted the First Film Festival in campus
drives this year where volunteers from XLRI beautified in association with Federation of Film Societies of India,
spots and painted walls. Eastern Region and Kalamandir Celluloid Chapter Art
Daan-Utsav: Jamshedpur JoyFest: The student society Foundation, Jamshedpur, in September.
anchored and facilitated the Joy of Giving festival in The student society invited Pandit Salil Bhatt during the
Jamshedpur from 2-8 of October. During the week, VIRASAT Concert Series organised in September. Pandit
students from XLRI engaged in a variety of events such as Salil Bhatt, born to Grammy Award Winner – Pandit Vishwa
donating clothes and dry ration, visiting an old age home, Mohan Bhatt, played the Satvik Veena, his own creation.
raising funds for kids in a local orphanage and a friendly In October the teams organised a puppet show by Dolls
football match with the mess workers. Theatre. Dolls Theatre is a Puppet Theatre Group headed
Unified Sports Event: SIGMA-oikos in association with by Sri Sudip Gupta, a contemporary creative puppeteer, of
a local NGO Jeevika, held a Unified Sports Event for Kolkata.
children with special needs in November. Students of In association with the THEPLAXI committee, SPICMACAY
XLRI engaged in various sporting activities with the hosted the Dandiya Night.
students of Jeevika.
SPICMACAY XLRI has always delighted XLers by upholding
Blood Donation Camp: SIGMA-oikos organized two Indian tradition. The team presented SANSKRITI,
blood donation camps this year in July and November showcasing folk and classical dance performance during
respectively. Alumni Homecoming in November.
Mentor Mentee: SIGMA-oikos in collaboration with As part of Ensemble 2015, SAARANG 2015 featured
Kasidih High School and Kerala Samajam Model School Sangam, an Indian classical music group, comprising of
launched the Mentor-Mentee Counseling Initiative. In this young vocalists and instrumentalists who seek to blend
initiative, XLRI students will be mentoring school children Hindustani and Carnatic classical music to bring forth a
belonging to financially disadvantaged background. modern and contemporary narrative to the age old art
Manthan- The Case Study Competition: Sigma-oikos in forms.
association with team Ensemble organized Manthan, a
case study competition as part of Ensemble 2015.
SIGMAtoons: The initiative encouraged XLRI students to
send out socially relevant messages through impactful
cartoon strips.
National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship: SIGMA-
oikos organized the 8th annual National Conference on
Social Entrepreneurship in January. The theme of this
year’s conference was Social Innovations: Changing Lives
and Society. SPICMACAY Seniors

Student Activities

GMP Committees
Branding Operations Club
Committee The Operations Club of PGDM (GM) was formed primarily
to focus on operations related activities in the batch.
The Branding Committee of PGDM (GM) is the single The club has organised various workshops where GMP
point of contact of the batch with the outside world. It is students from different background talk about their
the public relations department of the batch. experience (working methodology, trend in their industry
etc.) for the benefit of other students.
The responsibilities of Brandcomm can be divided into
online and offline activities. The online tasks are aimed The club has also organized various training sessions like
at providing a window into the PGDM-GM life and include Six Sigma Green Belt, PMP and plans to organise trainings
specific outcome based activities such as creating brand like Six Sigma Black Belt, Supply chain etc. in future.
awareness for PGDM-GM, uniting the PGDM-GM alumni The club was also actively involved in organising a case
community and maintaining a healthy footprint across study competition called Engage during Xlerate 2016, a
various social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, sports event.
LinkedIn, pagalguy etc.
We also manage print media coverage and are
responsible for timely delivery of press releases for every
event that the batch organises.
Major activities this year include publishing placement
brochure and branding XLerate.
Career The Placement Committee of PGDM(GM) is the bridge
between companies and the batch. It connects and
engages with prospective employers, schedules, plans
Development and coordinates the entire placement process thereby
ensuring a healthy mix of placement opportunities. By

Committee working closely with recruiters and developing lasting

relationships, the committee strives to make XLRI the
The Career Development Committee focuses on skill preferred business school for corporate placements.
gap assessment and development needs of PGDM (GM)
participants. It coordinates with different clubs and
interest-based groups to inculcate the peer-learning
culture in fellow batch mates.

Activities of the Career Development

Toastmasters Club
The Toastmasters Club at XLRI is a platform that empowers
students and presents them with an opportunity to
• Co-ordinate mock interview sessions for a batch of 119 transform into competent communicators and leaders.
students, through an external agency The club holds weekly meets wherein students hone
• Dividing students into groups as per their sectors/ their oratory skills in an encouraging and stimulating
industries/verticals for group discussions, to enhance atmosphere. The club has participation from all the
cross-functional and cross-industry knowledge programmes including HR, BM, Global MBA and FPM.
• Preparing company dockets, a comprehensive
aggregation of pieces of information before interviews

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XLerate 2016 Leadership

The third edition of XLerate, national-level sports,
leadership and cultural festival, was organised by PGDM-
GM for one year MBA programme students in February,
2016 at XLRI campus, Jamshedpur. The Leadership committee of PGDM (GM) gives students
a platform to interact with industry stalwart through the
XLerate 2016 kicked off its events with XL Aasha — a
XLRI Leadership Series event.
unique sporting event for underprivileged students. The
fest was launched with the aim to serve as a connecting XLRI Leadership Series has hosted in past distinguished
platform for all the students of one year MBA programmes. leaders from industry and even former foreign secretary of
India. The session topics revolve around industry insights,
In the three-day meet students from premier management
case studies, creativity, innovation and pressing corporate
institutes across India, such as IIM- C, L, S, MDI- Gurgaon,
SP Jain- Mumbai, XIM-Bhubaneshwar, Great Lakes, Chennai,
competed in various sporting, leadership, and cultural

Consulting Club
Cultural Consulting Club is a management consulting club
which provides the student community opportunities to

Committee solve business problems using the case method, thus

empowering them with the necessary skills for a successful
The Cultural Committee of PGDM (GM) was formed to career in consulting and strategic management.
provide opportunities to students to appreciate and
celebrate their cultural diversity by organising various
events and festivals.
XLRI weighs peer-learning as one of the strongest pillars
of achieving quality education. To facilitate the same, the
committee organises many formal (like Xlerate, Prarambh)
and informal events (birthday celebrations) where people
get to interact with each other.

Global MBA committees

Placement Activities:
Global (BM)
This year the students received offers from organisations across various industry
domains. Organisations like IBM, Lenovo, Assa Abloy, PwC, Tata Steel, 3M,
Novo Nordisk, Coffee Day, UAE Exchange Financial Services and many others
participated in the placement process. International offers were also made to
The Team Behind Placements of Students
The batch of 2015-17 attained 100 percent placement in summer internship
offers across various profiles in finance, strategy, operations and marketing.
Organisations such as SEBI, Rothschild, Sterlite, Zycus, BlueStar India, HealthKart
and others were prime recruiters.

Student Activities

GMBA Academic Committee

The purpose of the Global MBA Academic readings; scheduling of classes, and
Committee is to supervise the academic other complementary classes, if any.
affairs of the programme. • The faculty personnel policies and
It ensures that: procedures support and enhance
academic priorities and objectives
• Various resources in XLRI and in the other
two schools — School of Economics & • The Global MBA’s academic
Management at Tongji University (China) programmes are relevant for the
and Weatherhead School of Management students of the three countries and
at Case Western Reserve University (USA) that the students are well served by
— are appropriately allocated to support the programme
and sustain the academic programmes • The academic programmes
under six themes across three countries: are effective; and take steps to
The Team Behind Academic
ensuring adequate distribution of case continuously improve them for a
Events and Activities
material, books, and other academic desirable outcome

The Alcom Report

The Alcom of Global Business Home Coming. The summer meet saw
Management (GBM) engages and the GBM-Alcom take on important
interacts with the Alumni of XLRI in responsibilities in ensuring the
conjunction with Alumni Office. GBM, Planning, Logistics and the Invitations
being a flag bearer in XLRI’s pursuit were in order. The summer meet
to stamp its mark on the International also served as an opportunity for the
Business Arena, strives to benefit from students to meet the entire active
the rich experience of XLRI’s Alumni. Alumni for the first time in time in
The GBM Alcom also strives to meet their city of work. For example, in the As a new course, it is vital that the GBM
and network with the Alumni who are Bangalore alumni meet, a meet and program gets good coverage in the
abroad. greet session was held prior to the Alumni circles of XLRI. The Alcom strived
The alumni committee of Global BM Summer meet wherein the Alumni to do this by insightful presentations
met Mr. Nipun Talwar in Shanghai. from various companies and walks during the summer meets and the
Nipun is an alumni of the 1998- of life gave invaluable advice to the Various Alumni events on XLRI campus.
2000 batch of XLRI and has worked current students who were in midst of The GBM-Alcom worked with the other
with Unilever since his graduation. their Summer Internships. programs on campus to unitedly deliver
The alumni committee facilitated During the Silver Jubilee Homecoming all the Alumni events. Alcom also worked
an interaction with him over lunch of the 1989 batch, the Alcom also alongside Placecom to bring prospective
with the Global BM students. Nipun initiated a conversation between the companies to recruit and engage with
gave valuable career advice to all the Administration and the batch of 1989 students.
students, especially to those interested to reflect, and chart a plan for what the 2015-16 has been a year of tremendous
in marketing and also shared some of GBM and other courses in XLRI should progress for Global Business
his old memories from college. It was look like so that the MBA education Management with greater awareness
a pleasant experience to meet a senior offered at XLRI meets the Industry and levels amongst the Alumni Community
successful XLer. students expectations. As hosts in the and the Industry. The GBM-Alcom is
In India, the Alcom has played a new International center, the Alcom proud to be a partner in this initiative
significant role in the success of facilitated various interactions with the and will continue to play its part in
the Summer Meet and the Alumni visiting Alumni who are now in regular furthering the interests of Global
touch with the batch. Business Management and XLRI.

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The Infrastructure Committee strives to provide a healthy
environment for the holistic development of students. By
acting as a facilitator between the Administration and the
students, resolving issues related to the hostel and the mess,
and organising special events to enrich student life, the Global
Business Management Infracom makes the International Centre
feel like a home away from home.
The four-member team, comprising of two Senior Executive
Members and two Junior Members, ensures that the Indian The Team Behind PR Events
students have a comfortable stay while studying in XLRI and
our partner schools in Shanghai and Cleveland. Additionally, the
committee looks after the well-being of the students from our
partner schools while they reside at the International Centre of
Global MBA
XLRI. The committee works closely with the International Centre
management to address grievances related to accommodation,
recreational facilities, internet services and food.
The committee was instrumental in securing convenient housing Relations
facilities in Cleveland for the students’ semester at Case Western
Senior Executive Members: Amber Shukla, Arniv
Reserve University in 2015. Apart from being in close proximity
Gupta, Rishabh Jain
to the management school, each apartment was comfortably
furnished and had a well-equipped kitchen. Junior Executive Members: Mohit Kamboj, Piyush
Madhukar, Swarnim Srivastava, Yashwanth Reddy M
In keeping with the tradition of the program, the Infracom
mobilized help from the Indian batch and celebrated Diwali with The Global MBA Public Relations committee was
grand festivities in Shanghai in 2014 and 2015 along with the founded when the Global MBA program of XLRI was
American and Chinese cohorts. The committee is also involved flagged off in 2013.
in planning events for celebrating the Chinese New Year in As the torch bearer of Global MBA program, the
XLRI and in which the students from all schools participate Global MBA Public Relations committee handles
enthusiastically. The first Chinese New Year celebration in 2015 most aspects of Global MBA program’s internal and
was attended by more than three hundred students, faculty and external promotion and communication; producing
family members of faculty who appreciated the cultural events collateral to support programs, events and
and traditional Chinese food that were prepared by the Global initiatives. Communication is a fast-moving target,
BM students. and the committee is always looking for ways to
The Infracom is constantly attuned to the needs of the “get the word out” while maintaining its focus on
American and Chinese cohorts and ensures the best possible the students and on the consistency of its message.
representation of their cuisines in the mess. The committee also The mission of the Global MBA Public Relations
maintains a fund for students’ birthday celebrations and involves is to promote positive relations between the
all students to bring cheer to the birthday boy/girl by arranging Global MBA batch and its many constituents;
for a cake cutting party exactly at the stroke of midnight. enhance internal and external communications.
Additionally, the committee plays a vital role in placements by It is responsible for the development, design,
handling the logistics, arranging for video conference facilities, preparation, and coordination of college
providing refreshments, and ensuring that recruiters have publications; conceptualizes, produces and edits
a comfortable stay at the International Centre. By handling written communication, including newsletters, press
these various services, Infracom aids the Placement Committee releases, statements, talking points and opinion
in ensuring a smooth and stress free placement process for pieces; coordination of trade shows; coordination of
candidates and recruiters alike. events on campus and the design and maintenance
of XLRI website.
Global BM Infracom – Count on us to protect and to serve.

Student Activities

It also advises students on responding to media interview • To serve as liaison and build relations and connections
requests; helps organize and promote activities that support with local, national and international media outlets,
recruitment, fundraising and marketing; identifies internal creating a strong presence and ensuring that
and external issues that have the potential to generate overall, people are more aware of the activities
public interest or affect the college’s reputation. and accomplishments of faculty, staff and students
throughout the year
Committee Work • To maintain fan pages on various online portals and
• To represent XLRI as a B-school that gives the corporate forums such as Pagalguy, InsideIIM, blogs, and on social
world management professionals who uphold its core media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube,
values of Excellence, Relationship and Integrity, to its LinkedIn etc.
various stakeholders including the media, the industry, • Assist in compilation of the in-house magazine “the
aspiring students and the alumni Magis” by encouraging the students to contribute
• To act as the spokesperson Global MBA for XLRI to the articles of all the happenings on campus
outside world, nurture & manage the brand and utilize its • Spearheaded the rollout of Global MBA Placement
synergies where appropriate Brochure 2014-16

Global BM Sportscom
Senior Members: Amber Shukla, that these might be the last few years other teams at the Province level
Neelesh Mathur that the students play these sports at a tournament consisting of various
Junior Members: Ajit Reddy Kandela, College/University level. sports which includes Badminton,
Siddhant Agarwal The Global BM Sportscom has been an Table Tennis, Tug of War, Football
integral part of the various sporting etc. where students formed lasting
The Global BM Sportscom ensures, relationships with students from some
amidst the hectic schedule and the events that have been a part of XLRI
over the years and has made its of the most prestigious universities
toll that assignments, classes, and from Shanghai. These relationships
academics, in general, have on the presence felt in a big way. Right from
‘Ratanjee’ that looks at identifying were extended beyond the tournament
students of an MBA college, our batch wherein students from the Global
mates have access to the best sporting the best new sporting talent to enter
XLRI to winning ‘Valhalla’ and the BM were invited by CEIBS (China
infrastructure, equipment and an Europe International Business School)
overwhelming participation at all the 3 prestigious XLRI-IIMC Meet, Global BM
students have been at the forefront University for a friendly football match.
universities that come together to form
the XLRI Global BM program. It is the all along. It is no strange coincidence The foreign cohorts showed great
responsibility of the Sportscom to keep then that the college registered 3 enthusiasm in sports at XLRI. This
students updated on time regarding consecutive XLRI-IIMC wins for the motivated the Global BM Sportscom
all the sporting events that happen on first time in a history spanning almost to organize many events such as a
the 3 campuses that the students visit 50 years with the introduction of the Table tennis tournament which saw a
to facilitate and encourage widespread Global BM program. participation of more than 50 students,
participation. The Sportscom consists Being Global citizens, the Global BM and a Badminton Tournament which
of 2 members from the senior and 2 Sportscom is active internationally saw a participation of 40 students.
from the junior batch. by working alongside the sporting These events created great bonding
committees in Tongji University, and lasting memories among the
The Global BM Sportscom works students. Sporting events extended
in tandem with the other Sporting Shanghai and Case Western Reserve
University, Cleveland, USA in to virtual gaming as well with the
Committees from the BM/HRM students having a fun, frolic and
programs as well as the 1-year General encouraging students to train and
leave their mark at an International intense gaming experience in an
Management Program to ensure that evening of Counter-Strike and Age of
students are able to participate in the level. The Sunshine Cup at Jiaotong
University, Shanghai saw Global BM Empires Tournament.
sports they love during the course of
the program, keeping in mind the fact Students sweat it out along with 16

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Career Development
Committee – Global BM

Career Development Committee – Global BM Sunil Khanbahale (MIT Sloan fellow, innovator and entrepreneur)
addressing Global BM students

Senior Members: Gaurav Kumar, Siddharth Jain, Vicky Sinha • To make a database of the interview questions asked
during the placements of the previous batches of Global
Junior Members: Ajit Reddy Kandela, Prithviram G N,
Yashwanth Reddy M,
• To maintain a database of CVs and provide feedback to
Career Development Committee (CDC) is one of the improve them
primary student committees responsible for the personal
• To encourage peers to participate in Business and Case
and academic development of Global BM batches at XLRI.
study competitions that are related to the specializations
The main responsibility of CDC is to enhance employability
of their interest
of Global BM students in the field of their choice.
• To gather information or data about companies that are
We periodically access the skill level of students via mock planning to recruit from Global BM
interviews and group discussions. Based on evaluations, we
provide behavioral and area specific feedback. Additionally, Academic activities (2015-16)
we facilitate interview readiness by providing industry
• CDC organized a leadership talk by Mr. Sunil Khanbahale
and company information. We help the students improve - MIT Sloan fellow, innovator and entrepreneur, where he
their CVs with respect to content and presentation, while spoke about Re-imagining Kumbh Mela.
ensuring that only verified information is entered. The
• Mock Interview and GD preparation session hosted by
CVs go through a comprehensive verification process
Mr.Nishit, Alumni of XLRI and Cofounder of Jabong, was
where each point is checked and verified. We also provide coordinated by the CDC team.
feedback via sessions conducted by CDC members, faculty
• Regular GD sessions were organized at the Weatherhead
members, alumni and also by eminent personalities from
School of Management where students from Chinese and
different sectors. All these activities help the students in
US nationalities were usually invited to participate in
preparing themselves for the placement process and the discussions and debates with the members of the Indian
industry. cohort in the program.
Major Responsibilities: • Created study groups for each specialization (Marketing/
Finance/Operations) to share the learnings and fill in the
• To periodically assess the intellectual, analytical and learning gaps
confidence levels of the batch and to enhance them
• Organized Mock interviews at Tongji University where the
• To act as communication facilitators between participants were evaluated by peer group and feedback
Placecomm and rest of the students i.e. to gauge was given by the CDC team.
the mood of the peers regarding the working and
transparency of Placecomm and calling upon them to
answer the same

Student Activities

T V Narendran
Managing Director
Tata Steel Ltd.

Secretary Vice Chairman Treasurer

Pranabesh Ray E Abraham, S.J. Jerome Cutinha, S.J.
Dean [Academics] Director Financial Controller
Jamshedpur Jamshedpur Jamshedpur

E A Augustine, S.J. Subodh Bhargava Jaspal Bindra

Rector Chairman Former Group Executive Director &
De Nobili School Tata Communications Ltd. CEO Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
Dhanbad New Delhi Hong Kong

George Fernandes, S.J. Paul Fernandes, S.J. C L George, S.J.

President Vice Chanceller, Rector
Jamshedpur Jesuit Society Xavier University Loyola School
Jamshedpur Director, XIM Jamshedpur

S George, S.J. Ajay Kaul Rajive Kaul
Dean [Administration] CEO Chairman
XLRI Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd. NICCO Corpn. Limited
Jamshedpur Noida Kolkata

Sumit Mazumder Rekha M Menon Jose Parayanken

Chairman & Managing Director Chairman Chairman & Managing Director
TIL Ltd., & CII President Accenture India Mozambique Holdings, Maputo
Kolkata Bangalore Mozambique

Varkey Perekkatt, S.J. R K Premarajan N S Rajan

President Professor Group Chief HR Officer &
Delhi Jesuit Society XLRI Member Group Executive Council
Delhi Jamshedpur of Tata Sons, Mumbai

D Shivakumar Ranaveer Sinha

Chairman & CEO Senior Advisor
PepsiCo India Hitachi Construction
Gurgaon Machinery Co. Ltd.

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