Village and Outdoor Programmes for students cancelled
- New Batch of 477 future business leaders joins both Jamshedpur and Delhi-NCR campuses
- Classes for the first semester have started in online mode from 10th August
- Students of XLRI’s two campuses have a standard curriculum, syllabus, pedagogy, e-library, and a common admission & placement process and would get the same opportunities and privileges
- The faculty from the main campus will also, be taking classes at the new campus
- XLRI’s compulsory Village Exposure Programme has been dropped this year due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Jamshedpur, Aug 11: For the first time in its history XLRI (Xavier School of Management) started the new batch of students of the new academic session of 2020 through virtual platform. A total of 477 students joined the XLRI student fraternity. The welcome session was conducted online for the students with an inaugural prayer.
Father P. Christie, director, XLRI, welcomed the new batch of students of both the campuses. In his welcome address, he emphasized on the four essential hallmarks of Jesuit education. Elaborating on the four themes, he said: “The first time in the history of XLRI that we have the inauguration online due to the extraordinary circumstances created by Covid-19 outbreak. With all classes online, this term will be a new experience for all of us. We are doing everything possible to provide you with a similar learning experience as in the classroom. However, we look forward to seeing your bubbly selves on the campus as soon as MHRD and the local district administration give us the green signal”.
He further added: “We are happy that we have a new campus in the Delhi-NCR area. One of the reasons for going to Delhi is the growing demand for more business leaders triggered by the economic growth in India. These extension campuses, from its very inception, were conceived as ‘an integral part’ of XLRI Jamshedpur. Our two campuses remain part of the same registered society, the same governing board, and have the same treasurer for all the campuses. Our institutional strategy visualizes both Jamshedpur and Delhi campuses as two entities of the same XLRI institutional brand, and the students of both the campuses belong to the one and only XLRI”, 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. This year the Orientation program will be conducted on a virtual platform.
Every year the first-year students of XLRI undergo compulsory Village Exposure Programme and the Outbound Adventure Programme. Both programs have been specially designed for students to create awareness about the realities of rural India and foster a sense of team spirit. This year due to the pandemic, it would not be possible to organize these programs.
New Batches at XLRI Jamshedpur Campus:
o Business Management (PGDM-BM: 2020-22 batch) – 181 students;
o Human Resource Management (PGDM-HRM: 2020-22 batch) – 181 students;
o Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) – 15 students;
o Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EXEC-FPM) – 28 students
New Batch at XLRI I Delhi-NCR Campus
o Business Management (PGDM-BM: 2020-22 batch) – 72 students