Inauguration of New Academic Session of batch 2022-24 at XISS

Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi organized its new academic session of batch 2022-24 on 2 August 2022 in the Fr Michael Van-den Bogaert Auditorium in its campus. Faculty and students from four programmes of XISS namely Human Resource Management, Rural Management, Financial Management and Marketing Management participated in the inauguration.

The chief guest for the event Mr Salil Lal, CHRO, Maruti Suzuki and an esteemed alumnus of XISS fondly recalled his journey in the Institute. He shared his success mantra with the students and said that rigorous trainings through social work apart from academics helped him become a professional with difference and also be down to earth. He inspired the students to be firm, fair and fast. He motivated the students to be courageous and to practice confidence with consistency. Thereafter, the prestigious Awanish Kumar Dev Memorial Scholarship for the Human Resource Management batch 2021-23 was presented by him to the winners.          

Fr Xavier Soreng SJ, Superior, XISS, commenced the inauguration programme with an inaugural prayer and presented in brief the transformative journey of St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit Society emphasising the Jesuit Education values such as showing the way to God, walking with the marginalized, journeying with youth and caring for our Mother Earth.

Dr Joseph Marianus Kujur SJ, Director XISS, in his welcome address to the new batch, said that we live in a world of vast opportunities, vis-à-vis stark contradictions and challenges. He mentioned that XISS will teach them teamwork and these two years is a beginning to something new which will make them who they never were. He further stated that the Institute focuses on sustainable development and inclusive growth of everyone and thus, encouraged the new batch to be proactive, prodigious and innovative.

Provincial of the Ranchi Jesuit Society and Chairman - Governing Body, XISS, Fr Ajit Xess SJ, gave a goodwill message to the students, said that our lives and our future are in our hands and it depends on us what we want to become. He enunciated that what one becomes is determined by one's attitude, aptitude and values. He then encouraged students to strike a balance in life, take risks and think out of the box.

Dr Amar E. Tigga, Dean Academics, XISS, introduced the guest of honor at the event, Mr Salil Lal, and described him as the visionary leader and an industrial stalwart. The inauguration programme was well-coordinated by Dr Pinaki Ghosh and Dr Raj Shree Verma.

Awanish Kumar Dev Memorial Scholarship

During the Inaugural Ceremony the names of winners of the Awanish Kumar Dev Memorial Scholarship 2022-23 were also declared by the chief guest. Ms Sudipta Dutta, Ms Shalini Banga, and Mr Amit Kumar Paul were each awarded with Rupees One Lakh only as the winners of the memorial scholarship this year which is being awarded since 2013.

The Awanish Kumar Dev Memorial Scholarship, is constituted in the memory of Mr Awanish Dev, GM Plant HR, Maruti-Suzuki India Ltd. who was an alumnus of XISS PM&IR batch 1982-84. He lost his life during a clash at the auto major’s Manesar plant on July 18, 2012.

XISS with Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. had jointly set up the Maruti Suzuki XISS Awanish Kumar Dev Memorial Trust where the purpose of the scholarship was to encourage competitiveness and learning amongst the HR specialization students at XISS, Ranchi.