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  1. GliMPse - The much awaited Second Issue!
  2. XMAS at XLRI!
  3. XLRI brain to boost teaching of Social Entrepreneurship
  4. Ensemble 2011 - All the final day drama!
  5. Ensemble Celebrations - Day 2
  6. More Recent Articles

GliMPse - The much awaited Second Issue!

It’s been a fun last couple of months and we are excited to present to you the second issue of the GliMPse Magazine 2011-12. This issue comes with enhanced design features, ease of access and diverse range of content - viewpoints and special-interest articles, interviews of faculty and alumni, some fun stuff, GMP batch and campus events.

And many thanks to our generous supporters who have responded with feedback, and told us ways of improving what we do with the magazine.

We hope you enjoy this issue and do drop in a line or two at to let us know what you think! We always appreciate your feedback and support. Wish you all a very happy new year. .

GliMPse Committee 2011-2012
General Management Program
XLRI Jamshedpur



It goes without saying that at XLRI we celebrate and rejoice at the drop of a hat! Pasted below are some awesome photographs of the Christmas Decorations on campus.

Merry Christmas!!

We’re looking forward to bringing the New Year already.

Photographs by: Venkatesh Iyer (GMP 2001-12)


XLRI brain to boost teaching of Social Entrepreneurship

Jamshedpur (The Telegraph, Dec 8, 2008): A mentor in the steel city is leading the way to author a social entrepreneur’s bible in India.

XLRI professor Madhukar Shukla, who heads the institute’s Fr Arrup Centre for Ecology and Sustainability (FACES), will team up with seven academics from across the nation to produce a teaching handbook on social entrepreneurship to guide faculties and students alike.

Shukla, who was recently presented the Academic Contributor Award for 2011 by the Villgro Innovation Foundation and IIT-Madras’s Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, conceptualised the handbook that the group aims to pen within six months.

Shukla co-authors are Shambu Prasad of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar; Harish Chaudhary of Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University; Sourav Mukherjee of IIM-Bangalore; Ankur Sarin (IIM-Ahmedabad); P.K. Biswas, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal; Satyajit Majumdar, TISS, Mumbai, and Krishna Tanuku of Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.

He explained that few dealt with social entrepreneurship as a subject in India. “There are many who would like to take up social entrepreneurship as a teaching course... As most of them tend to get no support, the teaching handbook has been planned to streamline issues and topics in the area for their benefit,” said Shukla, a faculty member of organisational behaviour and strategic management.

The group of professors met at the Khemka Forum on Social Entrepreneurship at ISB-Hyderabad to discuss the initiative in November.

The handbook will comprise guidelines for starters, besides an outline of related courses offered by institutes and professional bodies and classroom material such as case studies, articles, documentaries and research papers.

“We will upload it on the Internet. It may also be given the shape of a social networking site or website. We may later publish hard copies,” Shukla said.

Ensemble 2011 - All the final day drama!

November 13, 2011: ENSEMBLE 2011- The three-day Business Extravaganza at XLRI Jamshedpur concluded on Sunday, bringing to a close a succession of gruelling multi-domain contests in the fields of Human Resources, Marketing, Finance, Strategy and Operations accompanied by high emotions and unadulterated entertainment. With an overwhelming participation from some of the top B-schools of the country, the fest certainly turned out to be an amalgamation of the force of passion, struggle of business acumen and magic of expression.

Day3 which commenced with the Jamshedpur Mini Run – the city’s first ever mini-marathon charging to wake up an entire city to our nation’s obvious and subtle socioeconomic inequalities. The day continued with cluster of events in diverse domains: marketing strategy event – Circus Maximus, Pandora - an event based on game theory and strategy, Banker’s dilemma - a competition based on banking sector cases, business strategy event - Strategikon and general quizzing event - El Dorado.

The Day also saw continuation of Idea summit presentations which revolved around the theme of Ensemble - “Bridging the gap”. Mr S Siva Kumar, Chief Executive of Agri-Business Division of ITC, who is the architect of ITCs famous e-Choupal concept, addressed the audience by first stating the reason of the divide between haves and have-nots in the world and then zoomed it to India by bringing forth the plight of Indian farmers. Banking on his experience of working with the farmers through the e-Choupal, he stated how information technology could be leveraged for that strata and giving them what they deserve. He put forward service to nation in pure business terms and explained the vision of ITC in that direction. The students appreciated the fact that profits and nation building can go hand in hand;

Later in the evening Mr Krishna Kumar, the Managing Director of the State Bank of India gave a lecture on the Role of banking in Indian growth story. He dwelled upon various causes of income disparity throughout the world. Mr Kumar, a Delhi School of Economics graduate, accentuated the need of financial literacy to fill this gap. He also gave illustrations, how SBI is working towards same by their rural branches and special schemes for small entrepreneurs and self-help groups.

The results of Biz Quiz conducted by quiz master Bishwabijoy Sen were declared; teams from XLRI grabbed top two positions with team from IIM Lucknow emerging as third. GENESIS a social B-plan event was won by DIMAT-Raipur, NITIE and IIT-Kharagpur emerged as first and second runner ups.
 St. Xavier’s College Kolkata won the quizzing event El Dorado followed by XLRI as runner up. Clairvoyant - a Sales & Marketing sponsored by SHELL was won by XLRI followed by IIM-Shillong.
XLRI maintained their dominance in field of IR by winning IR event “Strike or Yield”. XLRI also won Evolvere - a marketing case study event brought in association with Aircel, with IIM-A being the runner-up. Results of Banker’s Dilemma were also declared; XLRI got first position and NMIMS-Mumbai second.

Quest Adventura, an adventure sports event, which was conducted in association with Jharkhand Tourism, continued for the third day with participants sweating it out for the thrill of competition. Cultural committee Dracula continued with assemblage of cultural & informal events, street plays on social issues, couple mania and face painting events.

The day ended with renowned Kochi based rock band, Motherjane. The performance was truly an adrenaline rushing experience. The songs “Mindstreet” and “Brocken” mesmerized a crowd of more than 1000 people at Tata auditorium. They also sang some songs from their album ‘Maktub’ along with many contemporary and legendary rock numbers.


Ensemble Celebrations - Day 2

November 12, 2011: The second day at XLRI Ensemble 2011 continued the promise of providing intellectual stimulation in diverse fields of Management along with entertainment in the form of adventure sports and cultural events. The highlights of the day included thought-provoking sessions by Dr. Kiran Bedi and Mr. Rajeev Dubey, President (Group HR and After- Market) and Member, Group Executive Board, Mahindra and Mahindra as part of the Idea Summit speaker series.
Dr Kiran Bedi arrived at XLRI at 1 pm and her talk lasted for an hour and a half. She spoke about the Leadership of Today and Tomorrow. She started the session by talking about the poor state of affairs in Jharkhand, MP, UP and Bihar whose human development indices are comparable to some of the poorest countries of Africa. Dr. Bedi urged the students of XLRI and other management schools to take up a more proactive role on the national front. She asked the faculty member of XLRI to include such courses and projects in the curriculum which make the corporate leaders of tomorrow more empathetic and sensitive to the grave problems our country is facing. To quote her, she asked the youth to “Take charge. This country is ours”. Motivating the educational institutions to invoke patriotism in the youth, she said, “More than a professional degree, it is the spiritual degree which is important.”
While Dr Bedi’s talk stimulated patriotism in the minds of the listeners, the session by Mr. Rajeev Dubey satisfied the hunger for business knowledge amongst the future corporate leaders from the top B Schools of the country. The session by Mr. Rajeev Dubey emphasized that the source behind a successful business is human resources and thus their potential must be completely utilized. He stressed upon “Trust” to develop strong relations with the employees so as to makes them walk that extra mile which results in excellent performance by the organization.
 XLRI witnessed massive participation in the events throughout the day. The result for Flagship Event War of Wits (HR Management Event) was announced where the team from ISB Hyderabad stood first followed by Delhi School of Economics at the second position. In Prometheus, Flagship event for Finance Management, XLRI stood first, followed by IIM Indore. Helios, flagship event for Operations Management was won again by XLRI followed by Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. In ENT(HR)ONE, domain event for HR Management, XLRI stood first followed by ISB Hyderabad at the second place. XLRI maintained leadership in CASCADE, domain event of Operations Management followed closely by IIM Ahmedabad at the second position.

The day concluded with a rocking performance by the original Bodhi Tree! Satadru Bagchiand Abhishek Narain delighted the current batc h of XLers with their scintillating performances.

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