What Makes XLRI, A Dream B-School: Know Top Recruiters, Admissions, Key Dates

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Updated on October 21, 2013
Carrying forward its ongoing series of making you more aware about such B schools MBAUniverse.com comes up with the valuable information about one of Indias top B schools, (Xavier School of Management), XLRI, Jamshedpur.
With its world class faculty having commitment and deep sense of service, XLRI spares no effort to make its curriculum world class. Their MDP programmes have helped thousands of executives across the country to update their knowledge and skills.

After taking the CAT 2013 exams you must be gearing  yourself up to know more about India’s top B-schools which can act as an option for you to take admission in. Carrying forward its ongoing series of making you more aware about such B schools MBAUniverse.com has come up with the valuable information about one of India’s top B schools, (Xavier School of Management) XLRI, Jamshedpur. It’s the only management institute in the country which can give a tough competition to all the three top IIMs.

The institute came up with a vision of making the students more passionate for getting academic excellence with uncompromising human values and a sensitive social conscience.

XLRI has a galaxy of alumni who are making the institute proud at both national and international platforms. The distinguished among them include: Sujit Baksi; President, Tech Mahindra, B Muthurman; Vice Chairman, Tata Steel, Vinod Sawhney ; CEO, Bharti Retail , Leena Nair; Executive Director, HR, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Rajiv Burman; Sr. Director, Max New York Life Insurance, Jaspal Bindra; Group Executive and CEO, Standard Chartered Bank, Honk Kong, Jacob R Robbins; Managing Director-Global Sweeteners Coca-Cola, Cross Enterprise Procurement Group, Singapore.

According to the institute’s director,  E Abraham S. J. himself an alumnus of the institute, with its world class faculty having commitment and deep sense of service, XLRI spares no effort to make its curriculum world class. The institute’s MDP programmes have helped thousands of junior, middle and senior executives across the length and breadth of the country to update their knowledge and their skills.

The institute has a total number of 66 permanent faculties and 16 visiting faculties. Among the permanent faculty members 59 have drawn their Ph.Ds from various national and international reputed institutes. Around 20 of them are having a teaching experience of more than 15 years and 15 of the permanent faculties have an industry experience of more than 15 years.


The flagship programmes of XLRI are its two year PGDM (BM) and PGD (HRM) courses having 180 and 120 seats respectively. A total number of 240 students took admissions in the 2013-15 batch.  Apart from them the institute provides various courses like PGDBM (part-time), PGDM(Global MBA), FPM, GMP, Exec-PGP(India) Exec-PGP (Dubai), Exec PFM, PGCBM(satellite), PGCLSCM(satellite), PGCRM(satellite), MPOD and XLRI – Accenture Human Capital Management programme.

The total fees of XLRI is Rs 15,99,000 which includes Rs 8,10,000 tuition fees, Rs 46,000 caution money, Rs 30,000 admission fees, Rs 83,000 hostel fees and Rs, 6,30,000 as other fees.


The 2013-15 batch of XLRI has been dominated by the students having engineering as a background with their numbers touching 263 in a batch having strength of 305 students. Two students were having medical background, 11 had science as their background, and 17 had commerce/BBA/BBS as their backgrounds and ten having a background from arts and humanities.

The whole batch was a mix of students having a prior experience of the industry and fresher. 176 students had an experience of around 1-3 years, 35 had more than 3 years of industry experience, 34 students had up to one year of industry experience while 60 students in the 2013-14 batch were completely fresher. The batch was also dominated by male students numbering 231 as compared to 74 females.


In the placement session 2013, 77 companies visited XLRI for recruiting management graduates and offered 77 jobs. Among the total number of 234 students in the 2011-13 batch, 233 got final placements. The average annual salary offered to the students was Rs 15.53 lakhs and the highest domestic salary was Rs 28 lakhs while the international recruiters offered an annual package of Rs 16 lakhs.

A number of 120 students were placed under the function of HR, 41 were placed in marketing and sales, 34 under finance, 19 under consultancy, 13 under general management 5 under operations/supply chain while 2 students were placed under the function of systems/IT.


  Name of Recruiters Numbers of offers
1. ITC 13
2. Airtel   12
3. ICICI  10
4. Standard Chartered 10
5. Wipro 10
6. Asian Paints 5
7. Kraft  5
8. BCG  5
9. Dr. Reddy’s 5
10 Tata Steel 5

The admission in XLRI for 2014-16 batch will be based on XAT scores which will be conducted on January 5, 2014. XLRI conducts test on behalf of XAMI. According to the institute’s website the test score is used by more than 100 institutes for their admissions. The registration for XAT 2014 has started on August 12, 2013 and will continue till November 22, 2013. It will be on the similar pattern like the previous few years. It will have four sections of Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation and General Knowledge. However the marks of general knowledge will not be used for determining the percentile and cut off at the first stage of selection. But it is used by XLRI at the time of final selection.

The candidates can also apply for more than one programme at the XLRI. Those applying for multiple programmes may be called for multiple interviews and/or group discussions. The selection criteria of different programmes may differ according to the nature of the programme.

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