XLRI spreads wings to Cyberabad

Jamshedpur, May 4 | Updated: May 5 2007, 05:30am hrs
XLRI is spreading its wings to the cyber city of Hyderabad by way of starting a second campus there on a 30-acre plot located on the 135-acre Society of Jesuits-run Loyola College premises at Alwal in the city.

The B-School has planned to start its regular two-year courses in business gement (BM), personnel management & industrial relations (PM&IR) there from the academic year 2009-10. We have got the land and now we have to start building the institute, Fr N Casamir Raj, director, XLRI, told FE here Friday. The institute wants to restrict the number of seats available for each of its two courses to 60.

Asked about the cost it would incur to build and run the campus, the director said, To begin with, it would cost us Rs 3 crore; thereafter it would become self-sustainable.

The new campus would also initially be controlled from Jamshedpur. XLRI envisions the Hyderabad campus to slowly grow by itself and become independent one day, like the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) on Friday.

We already have some faculty at the Jesuits-run Loyola College, Hyderabad and if required, we would be moving from here, said the director, adding that Cyberabad was chosen from among several other places.