Xavier Labour Relations Institute, widely known as XLRI was founded in 1949 by Fr. Quinn Enright s.j. in the Steel City of Jamshedpur. Fr. Enright visualized XLRI to be a partner in the liberation and development journey of the independent India with a vision of “renewing the face of the earth”. Fr. Bill Tome joined hands with him to bring that vision to fruition. Both, together with the other Jesuit companions, worked tirelessly towards translating the Vision “Renewing the face of the earth” into action. XLRI with its single vision of Magis, i.e., pursuit of excellence, focuses on three areas: academic excellence.
Over the last few decades, XLRI Jamshedpur has contributed its best to the professional growth and management of innumerable institutions that’s serve the public especially organized industry, labour, service agencies engaged in rural development, education, health and other public systems. Besides the focus on developing managerial competence among the pupils through acquisition of specialized knowledge and skills, the Institute emphasizes the importance of developing a sense of social justice with right attitudes and values of discipline, dedication and commitment among all its members.
XLRI spares no effort to make its curriculum world class and deliver it in the most effective manner. It constantly scans the developments in business and in society and tries to proact to meet the challenges. Its world-class faculty with its commitment and deep sense of service delivers the curriculum very effectively. They are also deeply involved in research and consultancy. Their involvement in industry makes their teaching very relevant and current.