XSRM Final Placement Report 2018 - Consulting and Research sector offers highest salary
Sreetama Datta, 19 Mar 2018, #XSRM
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XSRM Final Placement Report 2018 - Xavier School of Rural Management (XSRM) Bhubaneswar has completed the final placement process for MBA in Rural Management batch of 2018 with Agri-Finance and Micro-Finance sectors emerging as the highest recruiters, making offers to about one-fourth of the batch. As many as 33 companies participated in the process of which 11 were first time recruiters. The total number of participating students was 89.  Take a look at the highlights of the placement process in the following table.


XSRM Bhubaneswar Final Placement 2018 Highlights

Number of participating students


Number of participating companies


Number of first time recruiters


Highest domestic salary

Rs. 13.75 lakh per annum (LPA)

Average salary

Rs. 7.67 LPA

Median salary

Rs. 7.40 LPA

Average salary of top 20 percent batch

Rs. 10.05 LPA

Average salary of top 50 percent batch

Rs. 8.70 LPA

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According to XSRM Bhubaneswar, roles were offered from various sectors like Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI), Development, Consultancy, FMCG, Marketing, Commodity, amongst others. “Along with the regular recruiters of the RM program in XUB, such as AMUL, Deloitte, ICICI Bank, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, PRADAN and Sambodhi, several new companies showed a keen interest in the batch, which was evident by the participation of some of the industry giants like Coromandel, Fullerton, Muthoot Fincorp and ORMAS, among others,” mentioned the B-School.

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XSRM also mentions that the highest package was offered by the Consulting and Research sector, where profiles in Government, Utilities, Infrastructure and Development and Research were offered by companies like Deloitte, Sambodhi and Quess Corp. “Although opportunities from this sector were extended to four percent of the batch, the highest package of 13.75 lakhs per annum was offered by Deloitte,” states XSRM.



FMCG domain offered the second highest salary.Second in line, in terms of the pay package, was the FMCG domain. This sector made nine percent offers. Companies participating from this sector included Cargill, AMUL, and Coromandel. The second highest package was offered by Coromandel, which stood at Rs. 10.9 LPA.



BFSI was the highest recruiting sector extending 49 percent of offers in profiles such as rural lending and financial inclusion. Some of the major recruiters were ICICI Bank, TATA AIG General Insurance, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, Spandana Spoorthy and Muthoot Fincorp.


Development Sector

As much as 15 percent of the batch was recruited by companies from Development sector such as RADAN, Basix, Bihar Rural Livelihood Promotion Society, Dilasa Janvikas Pratishthan and Odisha Livelihood Mission (OLM). Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS), Feedback Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. (FEDCO) and National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED) providing offers in the Marketing and Co-operatives domain.


Highlights of Summer Placement 2017-19 batch

As many as 111 students from the batch participated in the Summer Placement process where 32 companies extended offers. The highest stipend offered to the students was Rs. 45,000 per month, while the average stipend stood at Rs. 13,538 per month.

Companies across different sectors like BFSI, FMCG, Consulting, Agri Input Marketing, Policy Research, Development and Livelihoods, and Financial Inclusion visited the campus for the summer internship process. Some major recruiters were PwC, ICICI Foundation, Muthoot Fincorp, Technoserve India, PRADAN, Samunnati, Spandana Spoorthy, and Sarda Group.

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