Xavier School of Management (XLRI) has commenced academic session 2016 with a ceremony to welcome the new batch of 537 students.
Speaking on the occasion, XLRI Director Fr. E. Abraham pointed out that many organisations consider their good name or reputation to be of utmost importance.
Unless organisations and brands, regardless of the size of the firm, are nurtured in a sustainable and responsible manner, day in and day out, one fine morning decades of brand-building might just suddenly collapse, he added.
Fr. Abraham advised the students not to indulge in irresponsible behaviour or celebration just because they would be having high disposable income thereby harming themselves or other people leading to wrecking their own career and bringing a bad name to the organisation or educational institution.
“XLRI views ethical and responsible behaviour as being an integral part of their graduate’s attributes. A student’s ethical awareness includes the ability to understand ethical standards and professional conduct both within the classroom and outside,” he said.
“It is expected that you will hold and nurture personal values and beliefs consistent with your role as responsible members of local, national and professional communities,” he added.
A total of 537 students have joined XLRI, including the three flagship programs. While Business Management (PGDM-BM: 2016-18 batch) has 183 students, Human Resource Management (PGDM-HRM: 2016-18 batch) has 182.
The 15-month General Management Program (PGDM-GM: 2016-17 batch) has 119 students, the three-year Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM-BM, Part Time: 2016-19 batch) has 39 students.
The new batch of Fellow Program in Management (FPM) and Executive Fellow Program in Management (EXEC-FPM) were also inducted in at the ceremony held on June 14.
Prior to commencement of the classes, the students would undergo a special orientation program.
During the first year, the students would also be taken through a compulsory Village Exposure Program and the Outbound Program, specially designed awareness programme about the realities rural India