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Providing a strong thrust to the domain of human resources and industrial relations knowledge at XLRI is SAPPHIRE, the Students’ Association for the Promotion of Personnel Management, Human Resources and Industrial Relations at XLRI. SAPPHIRE is a student body aiming to integrate the experiences of practitioners with the theoretical knowledge of academicians in the area of human resource development.

SAPPHIRE'S Mission: To enable development of world class, well-rounded HR Professionals who are capable of delivering and creating value in the emerging business environment and make meaningful contributions to the field of Human Resources.

Central to this mission is the unshaken belief that continuous interaction with industry is needed to give a well-rounded, practical business perspective that adds to the quality of management education. It provides students at XLRI with a deeper understanding on real issues and the actuality of corporate existence.

One of the oldest committees on campus, SAPPHIRE over the years, has acted as an interface between the industry and the academia and provided a forum for discussion and debate on the prevalent HR concepts and best practices. Since its inception in 1989, SAPPHIRE has organized a consortium of events, which have served as platforms for debating and discussing state-of-the-art HR and Industrial Relations practices.