XLRI-Xavier School of Management celebrated its 64th Annual Convocation. The first-ever virtual Convocation ceremony was held to bid a final farewell to the 2018-20 batch. Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Unilever Ltd, graced the convocation ceremony as the chief guest. T. V. Narendran, Chairman, Board of Governors at XLRI and MD - Tata Steel India and South East Asia, Fr. P. Christie. S.J., Director of XLRI, Ashis K. Pani, Dean, Academics at XLRI, graduating students and their parents connected virtually.
On this significant day, 527 XLRI students virtually received their graduating certificates and medals, including – 182 and 180 students of Postgraduate Programmes in Management - BM, and HRM; 104 students of 15-months PGDM (General Management) Program; 13 students of Fellow Program in Management (FPM) and 48 students of the 2017–2020 batch of PGDM-BM Programme (Evening). Congratulating the students on their graduation day, T. V. Narendran, Chairman, Board of Governors, XLRI, said, “I urge you to espouse a professional and ethical attitude in your work-life journey and try to give back to society to the extent possible.”
Fr. P Christie S.J., Director, XLRI, in his address said, “It is indeed my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all of you. This convocation was scheduled to be held on March 21st, 2020 nearly a year ago, but due to COVID lockdown, we had to cancel the event at the last moment. We had a successful year in 2019-20, and it is the result of our teamwork and our determination to take this institution forward and make it globally renowned and a top-ranked Business School in the country.”
This year XLRI conferred the prestigious ‘Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Social and Industrial Peace’ on Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Delivering the convocation speech to the graduating students he said, “The only way to stay ahead is to constantly evolve and stay relevant in the rapidly changing world and be a student all your life. If you don’t keep learning and reinventing yourself, how will you reinvent the businesses you lead? The pandemic taught us that we need to stay alert and responsive and adapt to the changing conditions.”