Our emphasis is on diversity in terms of ‘thinking’: Fr E Abraham, Director, XLRI Jamshedpur
Ashish Jha, 20 Oct 2015, #XLRI
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XLRI Jamshedpur is among the top B-schools in India and placed above many Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in prestigious B-schools Rankings.

 

In this interview, XLRI Director Fr E Abraham speaks what makes this institute different from other B-schools. Contrary to the emphasis on gender, educational, and work experience based diversity, which is reflected in admission process of top B-schools including IIMs, the XLRI Director believes in the word diversity only in terms of “'hinking'.

 

He advises MBA aspirants to choose a B-school which focuses on refining thinking ability; and teaches cross- functional competence, functional domain knowledge and team work. He also advises aspirants to visit the B-school campus to verify their claims prior to making a final decision on admission.

 

Read interview with XLRI Director Fr E Abrahm below:

 

Careers360: How management education is evolving in India?

Fr E Abraham: With the Indian economy getting more mature and diversified the importance and need for high-end, skilled professional programs like MBA is definitely on the rise. In the years ahead, alongside the start-up boom, various sectors of the Indian economy will require business leaders who have specialized expertise across management domains like finance, marketing, human resources, operations management, IT etc.

 

Careers360: What is the total intake in the flagship PG programme in Management in XLRI Jamshedpur? Please also mention annual fee (excluding hostel charges) for the same?

Fr E Abraham: Our flagship BM & HRM Programmes has a capacity for a total of 360 students. The fee for PGDM -HRM/BM programme is Rs. 8.10 lakh per annum for 1st year and Rs.8.65 lakh for 2nd year (excluding boarding and lodging charges).

 

Careers360: How have been the placements at XLRI for 2015 batch? Any trend you noticed during the placement season?

Fr E Abraham: There was 100% placement at XLRI in 2015. The Final Recruitment process saw participation from 108 recruiters, inclusive of 45 new recruiters with 321 offers made for a batch of 300 students over a period of 3.5 days. The median salary offered to the batch is Rs 17.00 lakh per annum. The top 3 best practices in placements this year at XLRI were –

  • Sales & Marketing - 40%

  • Finance - 23%

  • Consulting - 16%

Careers360: How was PPOs at the campus? How was the share of e-commerce players in the job offers that were made at campus?

Fr E Abraham: It was pretty impressive this year. A total of 99 students were offered PPOs (Pre-Placement Offers) from their summer internships, a near 25% increase over the past year.

 

Further, job offers from ecommerce companies doubled this year. More than 8% of students got offers from e-commerce/start-ups as compared to around 4% last year.

 

Careers360: What will be your selection criteria for PGDM programme for academic session 2016? Is there any institutional emphasis on gender and academic diversity to accommodate more female and non-engineer students?

Fr E Abraham: Like every year, our selection criteria are based on XAT/ GMAT score, besides the GD & PI rounds.

 

XLRI has been conducting Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) for over 45 years at All India level. The paper pencil mode and has always aimed to select the most appropriate candidates who wish to pursue management education.

 

We do not believe in diversity for diversity’s sake. Hence, gender, educational, work experience based diversity is rather restricted way of looking at it. For us, diversity is in terms of “thinking”.

 

Careers360: What is the USP of your flagship programme which differentiates it from the others?  How do you plan to enrich your management programme in next 1-2 year?

Fr E Abraham:  XLRI with its singular vision of Magis, i.e., pursuit of excellence, focuses on three areas - academic excellence, personal values and social concern. Over many years XLRI has developed its own identity. The hallmark 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.

 

XLRI spares no effort to make its curriculum world-class and deliver it in the most effective manner. It constantly scans the developments in business and in society and tries to proactively meet the challenges. Its world-class faculty with its commitment and deep sense of service delivers the curriculum very effectively.

 

Careers360: How has been the XAT registration so far? What are your expectations on total number of registrations for XAT 2016?

Fr E Abraham: We have had a good response for XAT 2016. We expect the registration to cross last year’s figures.

 

Careers360: Any message to B-school aspirants?

Fr E Abraham: It is important that students should analyze multiple parameters while deciding to join an MBA institute such as unique pedagogy, culture prevailing at the institute, updated and relevant curriculum, faculty, infrastructure, alumni and placements. Before taking admission, one should try to visit the campus to get an idea whether the institute fulfils all the parameters or not. A good MBA institute hones your thinking ability, teaches cross- functional competence, functional domain knowledge and team work.

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Got 72% in 10th, 66.20% in 12th, 60% in grad so can i do mba/pgdm from iim/xlri i mean will i be eligible?

Jashandeep Matharoo 3rd Sep, 2019

With such a ascore its difficult to get in top b colleges like XLRI.However you can go for LPU .It is much better than the other colleges.MBA from LPU is rewarding since you get quality education with an innovative updated rigor here at reasonable cost and unbeatable placements.Moreover,The Business School of LPU is accredited from ACBSP, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs from the USA ensuring quality education and industry experienced faculty members, studying in LPU will get a degree accredited from a body of USA.MBA packages at LPU has been worth 37 lacs per annum at the highest till date.

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Got 72% in 10th, 66.20% in 12th, 60% in grad so can i do mba/pgdm from top institutions like mba , xlri etc?

Jashandeep Matharoo 3rd Sep, 2019

With such a ascore its difficult to get in top b colleges like XLRI.However you can go for LPU .It is much better than the other colleges.MBA from LPU is rewarding since you get quality education with an innovative updated rigor here at reasonable cost and unbeatable placements.Moreover,The Business School of LPU is accredited from ACBSP, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs from the USA ensuring quality education and industry experienced faculty members, studying in LPU will get a degree accredited from a body of USA.MBA packages at LPU has been worth 37 lacs per annum at the highest till date.

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I got 72% in 10th, 66% in 12th and 70% in graduation so am i eligible for xlri and iim if i get good cat score?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 28th Aug, 2019
Dear Aryan, XLRI conducts admission to its Post Graduate programmes through XAT score.

There are 20 IIMs in India.And all the 20 IIMs have their own Selection Criteria based on your CAT score.Now your 10th, 12th and Graduation marks carry a weightage of 5-7.5% depending on the IIM you are interested in. Few IIMs like IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Lucknow, etc conduct Written Ability Test, Personal Interview and then the Final Selection Process follows. The basic eligibility criteria remains the same but off late IIMs have been giving Sectional weightage to CAT composite score. For example;

IIM Ahmedabad:
                                 QA        DLR       VARC       Overall
General:                   70          70           70             80
NC-OBC/Trans:      65          65           65             75
SC:                             60         60           60             70
ST:                            50           50          50             60
PwD-UR,OBC,SC:   60          60          60             70
PwD: ST:                  50          50          50             60


IIM Bangalore:
                                QA           DLR         VARC     Overall
General:                 80                80            85           90
NC-OBC:                70               70            75            80
SC:                          65               65             70           75
ST:                         60                60             60           70
PwD:                      50               50              50            50


IIM Calcutta:
                                  QA            DLR         VRC    Over All
OPEN :                      75              80             80         85
NC-OBC:                   65             65              70         75
EWS:                         65              65             70          75
SC:                            60               60             65         70
ST:                             55               55            55          65
PWD:                        55               55             55          65


IIM Indore:
                                        QA        DLR         VARC      Overall
General                          80           80               80           90
NC-OBC                         70            70              70            80
SC                                   55            55              55            60
ST                                   45            45               45            50
PwD                                45            45              45             50


IIM Lucknow:


                                        QA         DLR         VARC       Overall
General                           85           85              85             90
NC-OBC                          77           77              77             82
SC                                    55           55              55             70
ST                                     50           50              50             65
PwD                                 50           50              50             65


Method of scoring can be found on the official website of the IIMs you are interested in. Those candidates who are eligible after these 2 rounds are called for Written Ability and Personal Interview Test. The final score is calculated based on this scale for IIM Lucknow:


Common Admission Test: 30
Academic Performance (12th + Graduation): 5+5
Diversity Factor (DF academics +DF gender): 5
Work Experience: 5
Writing Ability Test: 10
Personal Interview: 40
Final Score: 100

Because CAT exam will be held at different slots, CAT scores will be normalised to ensure equivalence in the difficulty levels of the exams for both slots. IIM Kozikhode will normalise the CAT scores using percentile equivalence. Adjustment of location and scale differences of score distributions across different norms and then scores will be normalised. These scores will be then converted into percentiles for shortlisting and selection purposes. So to be honest wih you, if you can manage a 99 percentile score in CAT, you will be able to pull off a feat and manage to get a call from any of the IIMs. Having said that, I alsp want to bring to your attention, the selection process of the IIMs so that your preparation can be target based:
IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta and IIM Bangalore conduct their admission process separately having their own weightage for Academic section, Work experience, Diversity factor, etc.
You can check their selection criteria in detail at:
www.careers360.com/question-i-got-98-in-10th-8983-in-12th-87-cgpa-in-graduation-if-i-get-above-99-percentile-in-cat-can-i-get-a-call-from-iim-abc

The newly established IIMs follow a Common Admission Process which is also called CAP. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for a Common Written Ability Test and Personal Interview Rounds. A separate Institute wise merit list will be prepared and this merit list will be declared based on individual admission and selection criteria.

IIM Sirmaur, IIM Jammu, IIM Nagpur will release their own merit list according to the CAT score or percentile and profile of the Candidate. There are no further rounds for these Institutions

But other Top B Schools and Other Participating Institutions release their cut offs post the declaration of CAT scores.
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What are my chance of getting admission in xlri jamshedpur in hr ? I have 70% in 10th ,45% in 12th, 68% in bsc and im nc obc category.

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 13th Aug, 2019
Hello Aspirant,

As per the information provided by you, your marks are just average and not that good enough to get you a profile based call.. You can get into xlri only if you manage to get good percentile in xat. By good marks i mean a percentile above 96. So I'll suggest you to work hard and study well..

All the best..
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HOW MANY PERCENTILE FOR TO ADMITION IN XLRI

Sumit Gaur Student Expert 12th Aug, 2019

Hello

Last year the cutoff for Xavier School of Management Jamshedpur PGDM(BM) was 96 and this year it has increased due to the increasing population.

and the cutoff for XLRI PGDM(HRM) was 94.

To know more check this link: https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/xat-cutoff.

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