6th Dr Verghese Kurien Memorial Oration 21st September, 2019

Dr.Vandana Shiva.

XLRI organised the 6th “Dr Verghese Kurien Memorial Oration on Sustainable Development”. Organised under the aegis of Fr Arrupe Center for Ecology and Sustainability (FACES), XLRI,  in memory of the Founder of AMUL Dr. Verghese Kurien, otherwise known as “the Milkman of India”,  the oration aims to provide a platform to listen to and learn from thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, development sector professionals and policy makers who have made a significant contribution to the idea of an empowered, prosperous and sustainable society. This year, Dr. Vandana Shiva,  eminent Environmental Activist & Ecofeminist  delivered the oration on the topic  “Oneness vs The 1%: Ecological responses to the threat for planet and humanity” . The event was also graced by Ms. Nirmala Kurien,  daughter of Dr Verghese Kurien  with Fr. P. Christie, S. J.,  Director of XLRI , Dr. Ashis K. Pani,  Dean (Academics), XLRI,  Dr. Madhukar Shukla, Chairperson, Fr. Arrupe Center for Ecology & Sustainability (FACES), XLRI and other dignitaries.


XLRI Annual Alumni  Homecoming  2018 & Distinguished Alumni Awards Function

Dec 1st & 2nd 2018

The two-day long celebration of XLRI’s ‘Annual Alumni Homecoming 2018’ was held for the 16th year. Over 250 XL Alumni participated in this year’s Homecoming held at XLRI Campus, Jamshedpur.  The highlight of XLRI Annual Alumni Homecoming, the ‘Distinguished Alumnus Awards Ceremony’ was hosted today at the Tata Auditorium. Fr. E. Abraham S.J., Director, XLRI; Rana Sinha, national president of the XLRI Alumni Association and Prof. Pranabesh Ray, Chairperson, Alumni, XLRI were also present on the occasion. The Winners in different categories of ‘Distinguished Alumnus Awards’ 2018: Distinguished Alumnus Award (Practicing Manager) Debarati Sen, MD - India Region,  3M (PGDBM- 1992  ), Leena Nair, Chief HR Officer,  Unilever (PGDPMIR- 1992)Sandeep Kataria, Country Manager & CEO, Bata India Ltd  (PGDBM- 1993)Distinguished Alumnus Award (Young Achiever) Deepak Garg, CEO & Director, Sany Heavy Industry (PGDGMP- 2005) Distinguished Alumnus Award (Entrepreneur) Shwetank Jain, Founder & CEO, P2 Power Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (PGDBM- 2010) Odette Katrak, Soft Skills Trainer, Writer and Social Change Activist (PGDPMIR- 1986)Guilherme Vaz, Independent International Development Consultant (PGDPMIR- 1980).  At the Award Ceremony, Fr E Abraham SJ, Director, XLRI- Xavier School of Management and former student of XLRI (PGDPMIR- 1978) was felicitated with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution in the management education sector.  This year’s Homecoming saw reunion of the batches of 1993 and 1968 celebrate their Silver and Golden Jubilee respectively while the 1970 and 1978 batches joined for their 48th and 40th year celebrations. Commenting on the Annual Alumni Homecoming, Fr E Abraham SJ, Director, XLRI said, “The Annual Homecoming is one of the most prestigious and important events for XLRI. Our 16000+ alumni are the torch-bearers of 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 and are the ones who truly inspire them to carry forward their legacy. It is a proud moment for us to welcome them back to the campus and felicitate them for their achievements.” Rana Sinha, national president, XLRI Alumni Association said, “Coming back home is a great joy but seeing the changes and the growth of the campus gives greater joy to the alumni returning after a long gap. The occasion helps us reconnect with old friends and old haunts and savour the new campus, which continues to retain the old culture and spirit. This is the 16th Homecoming and now this event has become the flagship alumni event, which everyone looks forward to.”


  XLRI Holds ‘27th Annual JRD Tata Ethics Oration on Business Ethics’ November 29 th , 2018 at XLRI

The 27th JRD Tata Oration on Business Ethics  by Dr. Jennifer J Griffin

This year,  Dr. Jennifer J Griffin –   Raymond C Baumhart, S.J., Professor of Business Ethics and Professor of Strategy, Loyola University Chicago, USA   delivered the oration   on the topic –  ‘Ethics in Action: Corporate Social Responsibility in the 21st Century’ . Please find below the YouTube link for:  The Twenty-Seventh JRD Tata  Oration  on Business  Ethics 


https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=xQUX2rBq5BY&t=12s


5th Dr Verghese Kurien Memorial Oration 22nd September, 2018

Day with Dr Jean Dreze

Dr Jean DrezeDevelopment Economist & Activist   delivered the  Dr Verghese Kurien Memorial Oration  on  "Economic Growth and Social Development" at 6:00 pm, 22nd September 2018 in the Tata Auditorium


For full details of the programme please visit  for the following  YouTube  link:  https://youtu.be/qiI9sT8Vk3I?t=2m27s


XLRI Annual Alumni Homecoming & Distinguished Alumni Awards Function

Dec 2nd & 3rd 2017

XLRI- Xavier School of Management hosted two days long celebrations of ‘Annual Homecoming 2017’ on 2nd – 3rd December, 2017Around 250 XL Alumni participated in this year’s Homecoming held at XLRI Campus, Jamshedpur.

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

The highlight of XLRI Annual Homecoming the ‘Distinguished Alumnus Awards Ceremony’ held on 2nd December, 2017. This year 9 distinguished alumni of the institute received the Distinguished Alumnus Awards in 5 categories.

Fr. E. Abraham S.J., Director, XLRI; Mr. C. V. Sastry, President, XLRI Alumni Association, Jamshedpur Chapter and Prof. Pranabesh Ray, Chairperson, Alumni, XLRI were also present on the occasion.

Fr. E. Abraham S.J., Director, XLRI said on the occasion, “I want to express our earnest pride when we read about the achievements of Xlers across academia, industry and allied service fields, both nationally and abroad. They have made us proud as alumni of XLRI and torchbearers of the spirit of ‘Magis’. They serve as notable ambassadors of XLRI in both work and public spheres.” He urged all alumni to live their work- life as role models in both their workplace and in the community at large.

Mr. Rana Sinha, National President, XLRI Alumni Association commented about the Homecoming, “Coming back home is a great joy but seeing the changes and the growth of the campus gives greater joy to the alumni returning after a long gap. The occasion helps us reconnect with old friends and old haunts and savour the new campus, which continues to retain the old culture and spirit.”

Prof. Pranabesh Ray, Chairperson – Alumni, XLRI said, “Homecoming is the annual XL family get-together that strengthens our XL bond and fosters camaraderie amongst all. It revives the family spirit. Our alumni meet their old acquaintances, classmates and teachers and reminisces memorable experiences they had at XLRI.”

“XLRI can claim to have the most active networking of Alumni amongst Indian Business Schools. Every year the alumni chapters have their get-togethers in cities across India and abroad. In October 2014, alumni meets were held in various cities in USA, Dubai and Toronto. In 2008 we had created the XLRI Endowment Fund (XEF) and today XEF USA is a registered non-profit association,” Prof. Pranabesh Ray further added.

For full details of the programme please visit  for the following  YouTube  link:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yGSZ0W3shU 


 The Twenty-Sixth JRD Tata Oration on Business Ethics  

Wednesday,  November   29 ,  2017  at 6.00 pm

Dr J J Irani, Former MD of  Tata  Steel and Former Chairman of XLRI Board of Governors   delivered the  JRD   Tata   Oration  on  Business   Ethics on Wednesday,  November   29 ,  2017  at 6.00 pm in the  Tata  Auditorium .     


For full details of the programme please visit  for the following  YouTube  link:  

 https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=GEjdFrULNDQ