XLRI (Xavier Labour Relations Institute) School of Business and Human Resources, Jamshedpur has entered a collaborative relationship with The University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. The relationship will promote joint faculty research, joint case writing, reciprocal exchange programs for graduate students, collaborative executive education programs, the invitation of scholars for participation in conferences and lectures, and licensing of publishing materials.
Peter Rodriguez, Darden's associate dean for international affairs, said in a release, 'Through the collaboration with XLRI, we will offer students and faculty access to the latest research and innovative thinking in India, as well as the global marketplace.' 'Together with China, India is one of the undeniable economic powers of the 21st century,' he said. 'We must learn from Indian businesses about how best to compete and innovate for the Indian economy and much of the rest of the world.' Incidentally, about one-third of Darden's student body is made up of international students. In recent years, Darden has seen a huge surge in the number of Indian applicants and students. The number of Indian students at Darden has more than tripled in the past five years, making it by far the School's largest international market. Darden's Indian graduates number approximately 200.