XLRI- Xavier School of Management, one of India’s premier B-School, recently organized 17th Graduation Ceremony for students of its Virtual Interactive Learning and Executive Programmes.
On this significant day, 500 students of XLRI’s VIL and various Executive Programmes including 407 students from 5 batches of the Virtual Interactive Learning (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 1st 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 2017-18) and 20 students of Postgraduate Certificate in General Management- Mumbai (PGCGM - Batch 2017-18) received their graduating certificates and medals.
The event was graced by Mr. Ramji Ganesh, Head of Operations, State Street Syntel Services Pvt. Ltd. (Atos Syntel) as the Chief Guest, Dr. Ashis K. Pani (Dean – Academics, XLRI), Fr. Jerome Cutinha, S.J., (Dean – Administration & Finance, XLRI), Dr. Santosh Sangem (Associate Dean, VIL Programmes, XLRI), Fr. Francis M Peter, S.J. (Coordinator, Centre for Research & Training in Educational Leadership - XLRI), Dr. Manoj Thomas (Associate Dean, Corporate Programs – XLRI) and other dignitaries.
Mr. Ramji Ganesh also delivered the Graduation Address at the event. Being a XLRI alumnus himself, Mr. Ganesh shared key leadership insights from his illustrious career and advised the students on how to build a successful career in the modern corporate landscape.
The top ranking students of the VIL Programme were awarded XLRI Medals for Academic Excellence sponsored by Unified Collaboration Services (UCS) on the occasion. The students securing the highest CQPI in the programmes like EDHRM, PGCHRM and PGCGM received also Gold Medals. The medals were presented by Dr. Ashis K. Pani, Dean – Academics, XLRI.
Fr. Jerome Cutinha, S.J., Dean – Administration & Finance, XLRI congratulated the graduating students and urged them to uphold the institute’s values of excellence and integrity in their professional and personal lives. He added that XLRI graduates should aim to be model professionals who also serve their communities and society.
Congratulating the outgoing students, Dr. Santosh Sangem, Associate Dean, VIL Programs, XLRI said, “The VIL department has come a long way from its humble beginnings 17 years ago. After many years of offering certificates in Business Management and Human Resource Management, we finally launched long duration programs in Business Analytics and Senior Leadership in 2017 and 2018 respectively. In a short span of time, we launched more than twenty specialized e-Management Development Programs. The programs received excellent reviews, and more such programs are expected in the future.” He also shared updates on the XLRI VIL Programs over the years.
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