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.
Over many years XLRI has developed its own identity. The hall mark of this identity is, not to walk on the beaten path but to strike new routes; not to benchmark but to be benchmarked, to be second to none but to be the first to respond to the needs of the people and the nation, by taking up the tasks which are bold but necessary which nobody has hitherto taken up.This enterprising and pioneering spirit can be witnessed throughout the history of XLRI.
|1949 :||Courses for Management and trade unions.|
|1953 :||Two years full time programme, Main Industrial Relations Welfare.|
|1966 :||Two years part time programme in Business Management.|
|1968 :||Two years full time programme in Business Management. Three years part time programme in Business Management.|
|1969 :||Management Development Programme ( Intensive short term programme for Middle & Senior level executives ).|
|1985 :||Two years full time programme in PM & IR.|
|1989 :||Fellow Programme in Management.|
|1997 :||One year full time programme in General management.|
|2000 :||Three-years Executive Postgraduate programme in ( Business Management India & Dubai ).|
|2002 :||14 months Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management programme ( Satellite based live classrooms acros the country ).|
|2004 :||14 months Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management ( Satellite based live classrooms across the country ).|
|2005 :||14 months Post Graduate Certificate ( PGC ) in Financial Management,PGC in Software Management and PGC in Logistics and Supply Chain Management ( Satellite based live classrooms across the country ).|