XLRI Celebrated 65th Annual Convocation

News Desk, News Nation 360 : XLRI – Xavier School of Management, one of India’s premier B-Schools, celebrated its 65th Annual Convocation. The virtual Convocation ceremony was held to bid a final farewell to the 2019-21 batch. On this significant day, 506 XLRI students virtually received their graduating certificates and medals, including – 178 & 181 students of Postgraduate Programmes in Management - BM, and HRM; 101  students of 15-months PGDM (General Management) Program; 06 students of Fellow Program in Management (FPM) and  40 students of the 2018–2021 batch of  PGDM-BM Programme (Evening). Delivering the convocation speech to the graduating students, he said that hearty congratulations as one graduate from this prestigious and outstanding institution. Despite the challenges that the pandemic has thrown, he is sure through hard work and innovativeness, along with ample help from the hard-working faculty members, one has grown tremendously. Everyone is ready to take on the new normal of this VUCA world. As one steps out with the tremendous education that XLRI has given one, one will have the privilege to work in large and illustrious organizations with lots of smart people. At the beginning of career, one may feel intimidated by all the seniors around. Remember to speak up and be heard, as one will undoubtedly add a useful perspective and enrich the discussion. Never let the small voice in head hold back. As one grows and leads big teams, one will often be called to take the final decision. But again, remember to pause, listen and learn from the whole team before one decides. Leadership is anything but doing the popular thing. It is about doing the right thing AND taking people along. One thing that he can promise all is that there are going to be ups and downs in careers. As surely as one will have the highs, wins, successes and lots to celebrate, one will also have the misses and lows. Remember to take both in stride, keeping eyes on doing the best that one can without a sense of victimization or entitlement. Sandeep Kataria, Global CEO, Bata Corporation, graced the convocation ceremony as the chief guest. T. V. Narendran, Chairman, Board of Governors at XLRI & MD - Tata Steel India and South East Asia, Fr. Paul Fernandes. S.J., Director of XLRI, Dr Ashis K. Pani, Dean, Academics at XLRI, graduating students, and their parents connected virtually. 

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Report : Anustup Kundu