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TV Mohandas Pai to receive Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Peace

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XLRI to hold 62nd Annual Convocation on March 24

Jamshedpur, March 15 : XLRI- Xavier School of Management, one of India’s premier B-School, is all set to hold its 62nd Annual Convocation on March 24.

On this day, 525 XLRI students will receive their graduating certificates and medals including – 178 & 181 students of Postgraduate Programmes in Management – BM and HRM; 115 students of 15-months PGDM (General Management) Programme; 12 students of Fellow Program in Management (FPM) and 39 students of 2015–2018 batch of PGDM-BM Programme (Evening).

Speaking about this momentous occasion Fr. E Abraham S.J., Director, XLRI said, “Convocation is considered the most significant event in the academic year for every student, faculty and staff as it is the culmination of all the efforts put in by an individual during their time at the campus. This year is an important milestone for us at XLRI as we celebrate the 62nd Convocation of our institution”.

This year XLRI would confer the prestigious ‘Sir JehangirGhandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace’ to Padmashri TV Mohandas Pai, Chairman of Manipal Global Education and Aarin Capital & President of AIMA. He will also deliver the convocation address to the graduating students at the event.

Father Abraham, Director, XLRI further added, “Padmashri TV Mohandas Pai is an extremely accomplished professional, influential start-up evangelist and a notable philanthropist. He is a role model of social impact innovation and responsible leadership. We are immensely happy to present this year’s ‘Sir JehangirGhandy Medal for Social and Industrial Peace’ to Mr. TV Mohandas Pai in appreciation of his multi-dimensional accomplishments.”

One of the oldest medals instituted by a higher education institution, the medal is awarded during XLRI’s Annual Convocation Ceremony to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of industrial and social peace in the country.

In the past years, the medal was conferred on eminent business leaders like Mr. N R Narayana Murthy, Chairman Emeritus and Chief Mentor, Infosys Technologies Ltd. in 2012, Mr. Shiv Nadar, Founder & Chairman, HCL and Shiv Nadar Foundation in 2013, Ms. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, State Bank of India in 2014, Ms. Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman & CEO, TAFE (Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited) in 2015, Dr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Jt. Managing Director of Hero MotoCorp & Chairman, Hero Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd. in 2016 and Mr. Adi Godrej, Chairman, The Godrej Group in 2017.

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