Pranabesh Ray

PGDPM&IR (XLRI) Fellow (IIM Ahmedabad),Alumni Chairperson

Pranabesh Ray, a senior faculty member at XLRI, did his PGDPM&IR from XLRI Jamshedpur in the year 1977, post which obtained his doctoral degree from IIM Ahmedabad. He had worked with many reputed organizations before moving to academics.

After about a decade of corporate experience, both in the private and public sector, Dr Ray has been teaching at XLRI for more than 27 years. His teaching, consulting and research are in the area of Human Resource Management with special emphasis on Managing Negotiations, Performance Management, Managing Redundancy, Union Management Cooperation and Employment Relations in the service sector. He has published numerous papers in reputed journals.

Prof. Ray has contributed immensely to the growth of the institute & has served in important administrative positions. He is the immediate past Dean (Academics) of the Institute.

Uday Damodaran

BSc (Phy), Kerala; M.Stat (SQC&OR), Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi. Fellow, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore,Professor

Uday Damodaran is a professor in Finance Area. His research interest is corporate Finance, Investments Project Appraisal, Financial Market Architecture and Derivatives and Risk Management. He has worked with Tata Consultancy Services, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, Goa Institute of Management and Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode before joining XLRI IN 2005.He teaches courses in corporate Finance, Investments, Project Appraisal, Financial Market Architecture and Derivatives and Risk Management. He has also been involved in educational administration as Placement Coordinator at XIMB and GIM and as Chairman-PGP-at IIMK.


M. Phil (Delhi), Fellow (XLRI – AHRD),Professor

M.G.Jomon is a professor in XLRI. He earlier worked with Corporate and Consultancy firms in India and Abroad before joining XLRI 2007. He is a gold medallist in Master's from Loyola. He teaches at Doctoral and MBA level courses. His Consultancy , Research and Training areas are varied and many including: Managerial competency and executive performance designing and implementing HR systems, HR audit, Behavioural Event Interviews (BEI), Performance Management Systems (PMS),Mentoring and Coaching , Career/ Succession Planning and Development.

Madhukar Shukla

M.A. (Pshyco) (Lucknow), Ph. D (IIT Kanpur),Professor

Worked with the National Productivity Council and Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad. Was a Visiting Professor at ESADE (Barcelona), Spain during 1993-94. Fields of special interest include Organizational Design, Organizational Change and Development , Learning Organizations and Management of Creativity. Authored two books: “Designing Organizations” and “Competing through Knowledge” and about 30 papers in professional journals. Consultancy with many public and private organizations.

Student Body

Debopam Ghosh

Business Management,Student

Debopam is a Business Management student at XLRI Jamshedpur and also holds a degree in mechanical engineering from NIT Durgapur. He has worked for 11 months in VOLVO engine department as a project manager where he led the prototype builds of the first ever Generator Set engines in the entire VOLVO group. He is also a published poet for many online literary magazines like efictionindia and allpoetry. A state level cricket player, he is currently an integral part of the XLRI cricket team.

Garima Maheshwari

Business Management,Student

Garima is a Human Resource Management student at XLRI. She is an alumnus of NIT-Trichy and has an experience of about 3 years as an Electrical Design Engineer in one of the leading chemical manufacturing firm where she had significantly contributed in electrical system design optimization. Apart from drawing and painting, she like to quill and is trained in gift wrapping.

AVSP Sasanka Kireeti

Business Management,Student

Sasanka Kireeti, a Human Resource Management grad at XLRI, is a manufacturing engineer from BITS Pilani. Sasanka worked for a brief while in Design Engineering before moving to Tata Trusts, the philanthropy arm of the Tata Group. As a development consultant, he led several projects on digital initiatives in the state of Andhra Pradesh, working with firms such as Google, BMGF & the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. An ardent policy enthusiast he has a special interest in Public Policy and Governance, and has completed a graduate certificate in Public policy from the Takshashila Institution.

Aarushi Verma


Aarushi Verma, a Business Management student at XLRI, is a management graduate from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, University of Delhi. She has previously interned with PwC, Bharti Airtel and BEL and has volunteered with Teach For India and the Blind Relief Association. She has served as a Placement coordinator and Alumni Head at her college and is a singer, a Kathak dancer and a writer for a children’s magazine.

Saloni Vyas

Human Resource Management,Student

Saloni is a Human Resources Management student at XLRI Jamshedpur. She has completed her engineering IET DAVV, Indore in 2018. She is a classically trained singer and a Kathak dancer, she also likes to write & recite poetry and read books. She has previously free-lanced as a TV show host and a radio voice over artist and has also worked with a pan-India student led NGO to work towards education.

Tushar Gupta

Human Resource Management,Student

Tushar Gupta is a Business Management student at XLRI and an alumnus of Delhi Technological University, Delhi. He has worked with one of the Fortune 500 companies in the Oil Industry for 2 years prior to joining XLRI. Along with being the PR head of his college’s annual cultural festival, he has been associated with a number of technical and extracurricular activities during his undergrads. An avid reader, he has a penchant for quizzing and is also extremely passionate about Table Tennis.

Ria Mittal

Business Management,Student

Ria is a Business Management student at XLRI Jamshedpur and also holds a degree in civil engineering from NIT Jalandhar. She has worked for 11 months in TEG Analytics as a Business Analyst and for 4 months in ZS Associates as a Decision Analytics Associate. She holds summer internship placement with Aditya Birla Group in the summers of 2019. Having been a dancing enthusiast, she was the lead dancer, opening the annual festival of her graduation college for four consecutive years.