21 November 2017 10:20:39 IST

XLRI set to host ‘Annual Homecoming 2017’

The highlight of the event is the ‘Distinguished Alumnus Awards Ceremony’

XLRI-Xavier School of Management is all set to host ‘Annual Homecoming 2017’ from December 2-3. Over 250 alumni are expected to participate.

Fr E Abraham SJ, Director, XLRI, said, “The annual homecoming is one of the most prestigious events for XLRI. Our alumni are the brand ambassadors of our institution. They are the torch-bearers of the XL culture and have taken the vision and mission of XLRI to the world. They are the role models for our present and future students. It is a proud moment for us to welcome them back to the campus and felicitate them for their achievements.”

Award function

The highlight of the event is the ‘Distinguished Alumnus Awards Ceremony’. This year, nine alumni have been selected to receive awards in five categories. The event is to be held on the evening of December 2.

The categories are:

Ø Distinguished Alumnus Award – Practicing Manager

Ø Distinguished Alumnus Award – Academician

Ø Distinguished Alumnus Award – Young Achiever

Ø Distinguished Alumnus Award – Entrepreneur

Ø Distinguished Alumnus Award – Allied Fields

Celebratory year

This year, the batches of 1972, 1973 and 1977 batch will be joining for their 45th, 44th and 40th year celebrations respectively.

Prof Pranabesh Ray, Chairperson - Alumni, XLRI, said, “The homecoming strengthens our XL bond and fosters camaraderie amongst all. It revives the family spirit. Alumni meet their old acquaintances, classmates and teachers and reminisce memorable experiences they had at XLRI.”

The XLRI Alumni Association has alumni chapters in India and abroad. In India, the chapters are in Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. Chapters are also present in Singapore and Dubai. In the US, it has chapters in San Jose (covering Bay area), Dallas (covering the Texas), Washington DC, New Jersey, New York, Boston (covering New England), Chicago (covering mid-west region). There is a group in Toronto (Canada) as well.