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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yes girish bro!! dont worry about ur future and dont neglet ur future thoughts. I think you should remember onething in your whole life, i.e fix one goal and do hard work for that goal again and again and dont compare with others by yourself but you should improve by yourself and once again all the best for your future.
Hello Ayush Singh,
There are 3 programmes in the XLRI. i.e., PGDM,FPM,
Yes you can get the admisiion in XLRI if you clear the eligibility:
Eligibility Criteria (For PGDM (Human Resource Management Programme)):-
Candidates should be holding a bachelor’s degree of minimum three years from any recognised university.
Eligibility Criteria (For PGDM (General Management Programme)):-
Eligibility Criteria Fellow Programme in Management (FPM):-
Take XAT and qualify. Eligibility for XAT is as follows-
Candidates must be holding a postgraduate diploma from universities with at least 55% marks (50% for SC/ST candidates) with the bachelor's degree/ equivalent qualification with at least 60% marks (55% for SC/ST candidates).
Candidates must be holding an Integrated Master's Degree programme in any discipline, with at least 55% marks (50% for SC/ST candidates), after completing higher secondary education (10+2) or equivalent.
Eligibility Criteria (For Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EXEC-FPM)):-
here is the link for your further reference:
Hope it helps.
All the best.
In order to be eligible to apply for XLRI Jamshedpur you need to have a bachelor's degree with minimum three years of duration and from recognized university. The criteria for NRI or foreign students is different and they are required to apply through GMAT or XAT entrance exam.
Getting selected after entrance exam you are required to appear for group discussion and personal interview.
I hope it helps and all the best.
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