Jamshedpur: XLRI – Xavier School of Management on Monday welcomed the new batch of students of the new academic session of 2019 at a formal ceremony of commencement. A total of 522 students joined the illustrious XLRI student fraternity, including the three flagship programmes.
The new students were welcomed at a solemn, inaugural prayer service function at XLRI Campus in presence of all the current students, faculty and staff members. The welcome ceremony was addressed by Fr. P. M. Joseph Christie S.J. – new Director of XLRI in presence of Dr. Ashis K Pani, Dean [Academics] and Fr. Jerry Cutinha, S.J, Dean [Administration & Finance] at XLRI.
Father P. M. Joseph Christie S.J., Director, XLRI welcoming the new batch of students. In his welcome address, he emphasized on the four important hallmarks of Jesuit education. Elaborating on the four themes, he said, “XLRI’s successful growth over seven decades has been guided by these four important hallmarks of Jesuit education and we will continue to place a strong emphasis on them.
The first aspect being ‘Excellence’ – to strive continuously for the best, without getting easily satisfied and without become complacent with our achievements; the second aspect being ‘Integrity coupled with Ethics’ – which describes the ethos of XLRI. One cannot achieve excellence, long-term success without integrity & Ethics, both go hand in hand; the third aspect relates to ‘Whole person growth in all quotients’ – Growth of an individual across intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual levels; and the fourth hallmark being ‘Social Consciousness’-to be sensitive to the needs of the less privileged around us.
“Excellence and Ethics are important elements of XLRI’s DNA and is passed on to every student of the institution. One of the goals of XLRI is to produce women and men for others, people with great sensitivity to the needs of the poor and the disadvantaged and the marginalized. We need to be conscious of the needs of the underprivileged section of our society, in our decision making as business leaders so that we can work for inclusive and sustainable growth of India”, he further added.
The new students will be taken through a Special Orientation Programme drawn up by XLRI to update their knowledge before regular classes commence.
The first year students will also be taken for XLRI’s compulsory Village Exposure Programme and the Outbound Adventure Programme. Both the programmes have been specially designed for the students to create awareness about the realities rural India and foster a sense of team spirit.