XLRI, Jamshedpur on Tuesday inaugurated three masters level programs in online mode in line with the new education policy framework. The programs are Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM), Graduate Diploma in Finance (PGDF) and Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM). Each program will start with a one-week immersion program at the XLRI campus, Jamshedpur, followed by another week-long campus visit in the second year.
The event was attended by Fr. Paul Fernandes SJ, Director, XLRI, Fr. Donald D’Silva SJ, Dean – Administration and Finance, Prof. AK Pani, Dean – Academics; Teacher. Sanjay Patro President of XOL Programs, all other XLRI staff and faculty. The virtual inauguration ceremony also saw the active participation of the 110 students from the first batch of XOL programs – PGDBM with 60 students, PGDHRM with 26 students and PGDF with 22 students respectively.
The crowd was then addressed by Fr. Paul, who said, “Congratulations on taking the next step and joining XLRI’s learning programs. With advanced technology and accessibility to online platforms, we can reach out, connect and share ideas with our community. Together we can help each other grow in good spirit and we will support you every step of the way at XLRI. We’ll help you grow as a global thinker, contributor, changemaker and responsible leader. We look forward to a value-based transformation and a great learning experience. »
A total of more than 8000 applications were received for the XLRI e-learning programs, out of which more than 3000 applications were shortlisted and only 110 students secured their place in the program. Big, conscious decisions were made to select the best candidates and help them become the next great future leaders. XLRI is still known for Magis & Excellence. XLRI is one of the oldest institutions in the country to see executives as leaders of tomorrow and to help them contribute to growth.
Professor Sanjay Patro, President of XLRI-XOL Programs, addressed the students and said, “Online graduate degree programs aim to bridge the gap between the aspirations of participants and the requirements of skilled professionals; suitable for industry. You will be involved in synchronous and asynchronous learning and have the opportunity to learn from top and experienced XLRI teachers as well as industry experts and peers in an interactive online platform.
The 110 new students were then given the opportunity to introduce themselves in 20 seconds each. This allowed participants to get to know and understand each other. The program then concluded with a presentation from the program directors of each online program – PGDHRM, PGDBM and PGDF.