India August 25, 2016: Students of XLRI - Xavier School of Management, Jagruti Vojjala and Anunay Arora have won the International INF Challenge organized by Global Innovation Company – 3M. The global competition was held at 3M Headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA in July, 2016.
The XLRI Student team was adjudged winner among competing B-School students from 13 other countries including Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Japan, Panama, Poland, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates and United States of America.
The winners Jagruti and Anunay have been offered six-month mentorship with a 3M senior leader and mentorship opportunity besides a vast international exposure. Both winners have also received a pre-placement offer from 3M India.
Reacting to her victory, Jagruti Vojjala, a second-year business management student at XLRI-Jamshedpur said, “It’s been a long journey and I have thoroughly enjoyed each part of it. This is a platform where my ideas were appreciated and that felt even better than winning.”
The XLRI team represented India at the global competition after winning the National Case Competition - Invent a New Future Challenge (INF) 2016 organized by 3M India. The competition sought to recognize extraordinary thinking of B-school students saw participation through video entries from top business schools in India such as IIFT, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode, SPJIMR, NMIMS, NITIE, XLRI among others.
Fr. E. Abraham S.J., Director, XLRI commented, “This win is the result of our students’ sincere effort and their passion for excellence. I am extremely happy for our student team and congratulate them for this achievement”.
About 3M India:
3M was established in India in 1988 and has completed more than 25 years of operations. 3M India headquarters is based in Bengaluru with branch offices at Mumbai, Gurgaon, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai. 3M leverages its global innovation expertise to develop home-grown solutions that address unique needs of diverse customers in the Indian market. 3M has invested in Innovation Centers at Bengaluru and Gurgaon to boost local product development and its manufacturing footprint is spread across Bengaluru, Pune and Ahmedabad. From products that improve manufacturing efficiency and impact improved healthcare delivery to safety markers that help increase road visibility, everyday kitchen and home care aids and car care products; today, 3M innovation touches millions of Indians – making lives easier and better.
3M is the global innovation company that never stops inventing because we are passionate about making progress possible. Our people capture the spark of new ideas and transform them into thousands of ingenious products and practical applications that help make people’s lives better. With $30.8 billion in sales and operations in more than 70 countries, 3M sells more than 55,000 products and employs more than 88,000 people worldwide who collaborate actively to design, manufacture and engage in the delivery of innovative products & services.
XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur is a premier, private management institute in India founded in 1949 by Fr Quinn Enright, S.J. in the ‘steel city’ of Jamshedpur (www.xlri.ac.in). Over the last six decades, the institute has grown into a top-ranking business management school of international repute with a wide portfolio of management programs and research publications. Its alumni are spread around the globe and have demonstrated responsible business leadership in their organizations. XLRI continually strives to contribute its mite to the professional growth and management of numerous organizations and institutions across industry sectors. XLRI has been awarded two prestigious International Accreditations, viz., AACSB - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and AMBA - Association of MBAs. XLRI has also earned the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) accreditation.