12 Apr 2019 19:44 IST

XLRI hosts 17th graduation ceremony

500 students of Virtual Interactive Learning and executive programmes got their certificates and medals

XLRI–Xavier School of Management organised the 17th graduation ceremony for students of its virtual interactive learning (VIL) and executive programmes last week.

At the event, 500 students of XLRI’s VIL and various executive programmes including 407 students from five batches of the VIL programmes (174 students of Postgraduate Certificate in Business Management – PGCBM batches 32 and 33, 198 students of Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management – PGCHRM batches 24 and 25, and 35 students of the first batch of Postgraduate Certificate in Business Analytics – PGCBAMD); 43 students of Executive Diploma in Human Resource Management Programme (EDHRM – Batch 2018–19); 30 students of Postgraduate Certificate in HRM (PGCHRM – Batch of 2017–18) and 20 students of Postgraduate Certificate in General Management, Mumbai (PGCGM – Batch 2017–18) received their graduating certificates and medals.

The Chief Guest was Ramji Ganesh, Head of Operations, State Street Syntel Services (Atos Syntel). Among other dignitaries were Ashis K. Pani, Dean – Academics, Fr Jerome Cutinha, SJ, Dean, Administration and Finance, Santosh Sangem, Associate Dean, VIL Programmes, Fr Francis M Peter, SJ, Coordinator, Centre for Research and Training in Educational Leadership, and Manoj Thomas, Associate Dean, Corporate Programmes.

Building careers

Ramji Ganesh, a XLRI alumnus, delivered the graduation address and shared key leadership insights from his illustrious career. He advised the students how to build a successful career in the modern corporate landscape.

Ashis K Pani, awarded the top ranking students of the VIL programme medals for academic excellence sponsored by the Unified Collaboration Services (UCS) on the occasion. The students who secured the highest CQPI in EDHRM, PGCHRM and PGCGM programmes were also awarded gold medals.

Fr. Jerome Cutinha, SJ, said that XLRI graduates should aim to be model professionals who also serve their communities and society.