Established: 1949, Top-scoring parameters: Leadership & Governance, Campus Life, Accreditation & Linkages
Differentiator: Foremost institute in HRM and IR
XLRI Jamshedpur was established in 1949 by Jesuit Fathers with the vision to become a centre of academic excellence and build the consciousness to improve organizations and the society at large. The institute is a preferred destination for business management program whilst being acknowledged one of the foremost in human resource management and industrial relations in the country by students and recruiters. The institution is one amongst the top in the country with a sprawling campus and modern infrastructure facilities. The institution strives to shape business leaders who are capable of driving organizations and the society towards positive outcomes.
XLRI Jamshedpur has an enviable IT infrastructure and has one of the most e-enabled professional facilities among academic campuses in India. Almost all activities on campus such as workshops, seminars and projects are backed by the technology infrastructure to work in a modern and sophisticated technology environment. For example, the institute’s Centre for e-Business is a facility to enable industry-academic interface.
Besides the academic strength and technology infrastructure, the institution houses several facilities for extra-curricular activities, including modern auditoriums, sports and recreational facilities. The institute is a fully residential campus and students are housed in four hostel blocks with several facilities to maintain a healthy academic and professional environment. The new campus adjoining the present campus at XLRI has a state-of-the art, world-class learning centre and residential facilities that are well-equipped for international programs.
XLRI has over 80 courses across finance, human resources, marketing, strategy, operations, systems and economics. The institution’s placement brochure mentions that out of 100,000+ applications that it receives year over year, about 2,500 are shortlisted and only 360 among them are finally selected for the two-year PGDM programs. The institution has a minimum criteria of around 90 percentile score in the Xavier Admission Test or over in 650 in GMAT for a candidate to be shortlisted on the GD/Interview stage for PGDM (GM) program. XLRI’s alumni feature among the most illustrious in the Indian industry across human resources, marketing, finance and consulting. Some of the most prestigious global employer brands visit XLRI for recruitment every year.
XLRI believes in having a healthy and diverse mix of students from various academic and professional backgrounds. XLRI students are from among the premier educational institutes in the country as well as from some of the most recognized private and public sector organizations. The institution also boasts of having some of the most illustrious faculty with PhDs from recognized national and international institutions. Some very prominent names nationally and internationally have been part of XLRI’s list of visiting faculty both from the academic as well as the professional circles. Students and faculty at XLRI enjoy the privilege of being from one of the most respected academic institutions in India.