18 Jan 2019 19:44 IST

XLRI lays foundation for new campus in Amaravati

AP CM Chandra Babu Naidu hails premier B-school’s success in shaping top leaders for 70 years

XLRI- Xavier School of Management has laid the Foundation Stone for XLRI Amaravati, its new campus in Andhra Pradesh.

At a formal event function held on Wednesday, the foundation stone for the new campus was laid by Nara Chandra Babu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh; Fr B Chinnabathini, Bishop of Guntur; Fr T Joseph Raja Rao, Bishop of Vijayawada; and Fr PS Amalraj, Provincial, Andhra Jesuit Province, along with Fr E Abraham, Director, XLRI Jamshedpur; Fr Jerome Cutinha, Dean-Administration & Finance, XLRI Jamshedpur; Dr Ashis K Pani, Dean-Academics, XLRI Jamshedpur and Fr KS Casimir, Chief Administrative Officer, XLRI Amaravati.

Speaking on the occasion Chandra Babu Naidu said: “XLRI Jamshedpur has thoughtfully designed world-class infrastructure facilities and is one of the country’s most reputed B-schools. XLRI practises what it preaches, and observes value orientation in every sphere of life. I am happy to learn that XLRI has completed 70 glorious years of educating global business leaders who have shaped the destiny of India with integrity, competence and commitment. It is a matter of happy coincidence that XLRI is entering its Platinum Jubilee year in 2019.”

XLRI’s new campus is being set up in Inavolu Village, in Thullur Mandal of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, covering an area of 50 acres. The new campus will accommodate around 5,000 students and will offer Post-Graduate and Undergraduate Programmes in Management Education.

In his address, Fr E Abraham, SJ, Director, XLRI Jamshedpur, said: “It is our belief that in emphasising value-based management education, we will groom business leaders who will serve as catalysts of change and become responsible leaders of tomorrow, carving the destiny of a new India. As we recall XLRI’s historic legacy of 70 years of shaping global business leaders, we need to look to the future and not be content to rest on our laurels. For that we decided to spread our wings in other parts of India, and thus we have come together at this historic event of laying the foundation stone for the XLRI-Amaravati campus. XLRI has a special sense of gratitude to the Chief Minister’s Office for the support and assistance.”

Talking about the new campus in his address, Fr Jerome Cutinha, SJ, Dean-Administration & Finance, XLRI Jamshedpur, said, “Our project team and the architect and designers have worked very hard on every aspect of the design and feasibility and helped create a world-class, sustainable building plan. We hope XLRI-Amravati will become an institution of repute in the years ahead.”