Friday, May 4, 2007

XLRI Spreads Wings to Hyderabad


Jamshedpur, May 3 (The Telegraph): Come June 2009, and an XLRI campus would come up in Hyderabad.

Officials of the B-school said they had recently completed the necessary formalities for acquiring 30 acres of land at Alwal near Hyderabad.

The construction work of the new campus is expected to begin by the end of this month and the second campus is expected to start functioning in June 2009. The new campus would be adjacent to the Loyola College in Hyderabad.

XLRI, Hyderabad, is being set up as part of the B-school’s expansion programme. The XLRI here has no scope for expansion due to land constraints.

The Jamshedpur campus is spread across 35 acres.

The dean (academics) of XLRI, P. Venugopal, said the B-school had two options — either to increase the intake at the Jamshedpur campus or develop another. After a lot of analysis, he said, it was decided to start a new one.

The B-school authorities wanted to set up the campus in a major metro. As finding faculty would be a major concern in smaller cities, the business school authorities debated between Delhi and Hyderabad. But the southern city won as Delhi has several management colleges.

Venugopal said talks are also on with the government of Andhra Pradesh to get more land for developing additional facilities.

Apart from the flagship courses in business management and personnel management, the new campus would offer management development programmes (MDP), added Venugopal.

The MDP division at XLRI was established in 1969 to contribute more effectively to the professional development of Indian managers and administrators. Now, the division offers more than 90 MDPs every year.

As Hyderabad is well connected with other parts of the country, said XLRI officials, MBA aspirants wouldn’t find it difficult to pursue management courses from this campus. The city’s air-connectivity would also prove to be a major advantage for the B-school’s new campus.

Posted By Madhukar to XLRI Jamshedpur - News and latest Updates at 5/04/2007 04:46:00 PM __._,_.___

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