XLRI to hold 62nd Annual Convocation; TV Mohandas Pai to be conferred with the prestigious Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal


Jamshedpur: XLRI- Xavier School of Management, one of India’s premier B-School, is all set to hold its 62nd Annual Convocation on 24th March, 2018.

On this significant day, 525 XLRI students will receive their graduating certificates and medals including – 178 & 181 students of Postgraduate Programmes in Management – BM and HRM; 115 students of 15-months PGDM (General Management) Programme; 12 students of Fellow Program in Management (FPM) and 39 students of 2015–2018 batch of PGDM-BM Programme (Evening).

Speaking about this momentous occasion Fr. E Abraham S.J., Director, XLRI said, “Convocation is considered the most significant event in the academic year for every student, faculty and staff as it is the culmination of all the efforts put in by an individual during their time at the campus. This year is an important milestone for us at XLRI as we celebrate the 62nd Convocation of our institution”.

Mr. T. V. Narendran, Chairman, Board of Governors at XLRI & MD – Tata Steel India and South East Asia said, “For over six decades XLRI has steadfastly held on to its mission of proffering world-class education across various management-centric programs. XLRI diligently strives to create a value-based and ethics driven teaching and learning environment whilst underscoring the need for all- round development. This emphasis on inculcating certain core- values is what sets XLRI apart from other B-schools in the country.”

This year XLRI would confer the prestigious ‘Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace’ to Padmashri TV Mohandas Pai, Chairman of Manipal Global Education and Aarin Capital & President of AIMA. He will also deliver the convocation address to the graduating students at the event.

Father Abraham, Director, XLRI further added, “Padmashri TV Mohandas Pai is an extremely accomplished professional, influential start-up evangelist and a notable philanthropist. He is a role model of social impact innovation and responsible leadership. We are immensely happy to present this year’s ‘Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Social and Industrial Peace’ to Mr. TV Mohandas Pai in appreciation of his multi-dimensional accomplishments.”

Mr. TV Mohandas Pai is the Chairman of Aarin Capital, Chairman of Manipal Global Education, President of AIMA. He is an Investment Committee Member of the SIDBI India Aspiration Fund and the India Fund of Funds and board member of many financial and educational institutions. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2015 and Karnataka Rajyotsava Award in 2004. In 2000, he co-founded the Akshaya Patra Foundation, a mid-day meal program for school children. Today, this program feeds over 1.6 million children each day in 13,500+ government schools across twelve Indian states. He also served as a member of the Board and as CFO at Infosys, one of India’s largest software services companies

He was elected as the Best CFO in India by AsiaMoney (2004) and by Finance Asia (2002) and was the prime mover behind the launch of over 14 different private equity and venture capital investment vehicles.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from Bangalore University and is also a fellow member of ICAI.

Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace, instituted by XLRI in 1966, in honour of the Late Sir Jehangir Ghandy, former Chairman of the Board of Governors- XLRI is awarded to Heroic Leaders who have contributed towards the growth of their respective organizations and also impacted the growth of our nation in a significant way. The medal was instituted by XLRI in gratitude for Sir Jehangir Ghandy’s yeoman contribution to XLRI and the society at large. One of the oldest medals instituted by a higher education institution, the medal is awarded during XLRI’s Annual Convocation Ceremony to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of industrial and social peace in the country. In the past years, the medal was conferred on eminent business leaders like Mr. N R Narayana Murthy, Chairman Emeritus and Chief Mentor, Infosys Technologies Ltd. in 2012, Mr. Shiv Nadar, Founder & Chairman, HCL and Shiv Nadar Foundation in 2013, Ms. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, State Bank of India in 2014, Ms. Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman & CEO, TAFE (Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited) in 2015, Dr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Jt. Managing Director of Hero MotoCorp & Chairman, Hero Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd. in 2016 and Mr. Adi Godrej, Chairman, The Godrej Group in 2017.