Xavier School of Management [XLRI], Jamshedpur, Jharkhand is the oldest B-school in India. It was founded in 1949 by a few Jesuit fathers from the Society of Jesus in the steel city of Jamshedpur as a private business school. XLRI Jamshedpur was given the 9th rank in the management category by NRF in 2020.

Currently, it is one of the top B-schools in India. XLRI Jamshedpur offers a variety of programmes including Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) in three specializations, one fellowship program in management and one executive fellow program in management which are both doctoral-level programs.

Each of these courses have different eligibility criteria but all of these require a valid XAT/GRE/GMAT score for admission.

It has been ranked among top 10 management institutes in the country in previous years. Outlook-ICARE ranked it at #1 position among top 150 private MBA colleges in India.

For the outgoing batch of 2018-2020 XLR has been able to achieve 100% placement in their flagship PGDM program with 362 domestic and international offers from 108 recruiters.

XLRI Jamshedpur: Highlights

Established | Institute type 1949 | Private business school
Approved by AICTE
Affiliated to AACSB, AMBA
Entrance exam XAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE / NET / JRF
Courses offered PGDM BM / HRM / GMP; FPM / Exec-FPM; PGC BM / HRM / SLM / BAMD; EDHRM
Popular courses PGDM BM/HRM/GMP
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Entrance test and Interview score
Top recruiters KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Boston Consulting Group, Accenture Strategy, Microsoft, Amazon, P&G, Aditya Birla Group, ITC, Avendus Capital, Standard Chartered, Capgemini ELITE, Hindustan Unilever etc.
Campus Area 50 acres
Facilities Available World-class library, IT infrastructure with Wi-Fi connectivity, auditoriums, sporting and recreation facilities, student and staff residences etc.
Official website https://www.xlri.ac.in/

XLRI Jamshedpur: Ranking

XLRI, Jamshedpur has been consistently ranked amongst the top business schools in India. Provided below are some statistics:

The Week No 1 Private B-school and All-India ranking no 3 2020
Business Today All-India Ranking No. 5 2020
Outlook India No 1 Private B-school 2020
India Today All-India Ranking No. 5 2020
The Week No. 1 Private B-school and Overall No. 4 2019
India Today No. 1 Private B-School and Overall No. 4 2019
Business Today No. 1 Private B-school and Overall No.3 2019
Outlook India No. 1 Private B-school 2019
Business World Ranked Overall No.4 2018
Business Today No. 1 private institute and Overall No.4 2018

XLRI Jamshedpur: Courses Offered

The institute offers Post Graduate Diploma in Management for three different specializations as well as two doctoral-level programmes as listed below:

PGDM Business Management, Human Resource Management, General Management, International Business
  • Duration- 2 years
  • Eligibility- Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline of minimum 3 years duration or equivalent from a recognized university. Final year students can also apply
PGDM (Part time) Business Management
  • Duration- 3 years
  • Eligibility-Candidates who have completed three years of bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline, recognized by a University or Deemed University, are eligible to apply, after the completion of their bachelor’s education, two years of work experience is required in supervisory/ executive role in organizations
B.Ed Education
  • Duration- 2 years
  • Eligibility- Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline of minimum 3 years duration or equivalent from a recognized university. Final year students can also apply
Fellow Program in Management
  • Duration- 4 years
  • Eligibility- A Master’s degree or its equivalent in any discipline 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)
Executive Fellow Program in Management
  • Duration- 4 years
  • Eligibility- Candidates should have an MBA/Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) or equivalent or GMP/PGPX or One Year full-time residential programme in Management (with 60% marks).

XLRI Jamshedpur: Admissions

  • XLRI conducts the online Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) in January every year. The online exam is conducted all over India in 81 cities.
  • Students can apply for multiple programmes and the selection process depends on the nature of the program. Depending on the number of programmes they apply for they can be called for multiple interviews or group discussions.
  • Short-listing of candidates is done on the basis of scores obtained by students in different sections of XAT and then the final selection is done by group discussion also keeping in consideration factors like academic background, relevant work experience, extra-curricular activities etc.
  • The admission process is online. One has to follow the official institute website for details related to admission procedure and important details.

XLRI Jamshedpur: Cut-Off

XAT Cut-off 2021: PGDM-BM

Male 76 74 83 94
Female 70 70 75 92
SC 60 60 60 65
ST 55 55 55 60

XAT 2021 Cut-off: PGDM- HRM

Male Engineering 80 75 80 93
Female Engineering 75 68 74 90
Male Non-Engineering 80 75 73 90
Female Non-Engineering 75 68 64 87
SC 55 55 55 65
ST 50 50 50 55

XLRI Jamshedpur: Placements

XLRI completed its Final Recruitment Process for the 2019-2021 batches of PGDM HRM and PGDM BM in a total of two days which saw all 358 candidates being placed. About 33% of students received pre-placement offers. There were 108 recruiters with 370 domestic and international offers and 23 new recruiters. The entire process was conducted virtually and despite the global pandemic XLRI was able to achieve a 100% placement record.

XLRI Placements 2021 Highlights

  • Average Salary Up: The average salary rose to Rs 25.08 lakh per annum from Rs 24.30 lakh per annum in 2020.
  • No increase in Median Salary: Median salary remained same – Rs 23 lakhs per annum
  • Top Domains: The top domains based on the roles offered were consulting, sales & marketing and BFSI.
  • Top Recruiters: Among companies, Boston Consulting Group, Bain and Co., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Accenture Strategy, Amazon, ITC and Paytm made the highest number of offers among the regular recruiters.
  • New Recruiters: New recruiters included MasterCard, DE Shaw, Airbnb, DBS Bank, Nykaa, Freshworks, ZS Associates, Tata Electronics, Rebel Foods and IDFC Bank, amongst others.

XLRI Placements 2021 – Sector wise Report

  • About 29% of the candidates were placed in Consulting. Sales & Marketing and BFSI constituted 16% and 14% of the roles offered to the students respectively.
  • BCG, PwC, Accenture Strategy, and PayTM made the highest number of offers amongst other regular recruiters such as TAS, Microsoft, Amazon, P&G, Aditya Birla Group, ITC, Nestle, Standard Chartered, Capgemini ELITE, Hindustan Unilever, and others.
  • New recruiters included companies such as MasterCard, DE Shaw, Airbnb, DBS Bank, Nykaa, Freshworks, ZS Associates, Ganit Inc., amongst others.

XLRI Jamshedpur: Scholarships

There a few different kinds of scholarships an XLRI convert can apply for:

  • Aditya Birla Scholarship: This scholarship is a merit-based scholarship and it is given to students on the basis of criteria decided by the company. The amount of scholarship is INR 175,000.
  • T Thomas: This scholarship is given on the basis of criteria decided by the company. It is given for an amount of INR 100,000.
  • Kalyan Ganguly XEF Scholarship: This is a merit-cum-need based scholarship awarded for the sum of INR 100,000. It is after Kalyan Ganguly, a 1971-73 alumnus of XLRI. It is awarded to one student every year.
  • XLRI Diamond Jubilee Scholarship: This scholarship was started in 2009, and it is a merit-cum-need based scholarship for both 1st and 2nd year students. 2 students from each year are awarded this scholarship every year. 1st Year Tuition Fees up to 2, 55,000, and 2nd Year Tuition Fees up to 2, 85,000 are given to the winners of this scholarship.
  • Alumni Scholarship: The XEF is a platform where the alumni of XLRI try to give back to the college, and one of its initiatives is the alumni scholarship. 4 students in total are given these scholarships from both GM and HRM, and each student wins a scholarship for the sum of INR 150,000.

XLRI Jamshedpur: Facilities

XLRI offers world-class facilities to its students. Some of them are:

  • Library: XLRI has a fully automated library with a rich collection of 66,687 books, 16806 bound back volumes of print journals (some of them dating back to the days of inception), and 170 national and international print periodical publications.
  • Hostel: XLRI has two hostels for boys and girls each in its campus. Boys and girls hostels have 200+ and 65+ rooms respectively, available on single and twin-sharing basis. All the hostels have basic amenities like water purifiers, common room, recreation room, mess, TV, laundry services, internet facility, security and surveillance system etc.
  • Sports Complex: In addition to the facilities on campus, students have access to swimming pools, squash courts, tennis courts, and athletics track through the institute’s association with local clubs and other sports associations.
  • Labs: It consists of computer labs and behavioural labs.
  • Cafeteria: It has a well-maintained and hygienic cafeteria serving different kinds of food.
  • Gymnasium: The campus has gym facilities for both boys and girls with the gyms being extremely well-equipped.
  • Hospital facilities: Emergency medical facilities are available within the campus.
  • Wi-Fi Campus: The entire campus is Wi-Fi connected.
  • Auditorium: It has multiple state-of-the-art auditoriums.
  • Music Room: Recreational facilities include music rooms where students can spend their quality time.
  • AC Classroom: All the classrooms are air-conditioned.
  • Convenient Store: There is also an on-campus convenience store for daily and quick necessities of the students and the staff.

XLRI Jamshedpur: Faculty

  • XLRI has a renowned faculty base that promises to impart sound and quality education to the students.
  • The institute has seventy full-time faculty members across different disciplines. Most faculty members undertake training and consultancy assignments across industry sectors while donning advisory and director roles in government agencies and private sector firms in India and abroad.
  • It also has 38 visiting faculty members. XLRI aims to attract the most accomplished faculty and staff to join its workforce.

XLRI Jamshedpur: FAQs

Ques: What kinds of questions are asked in XLRI interview?

Ans: It depends upon the interviewer solely. Candidates with Work-Ex are mostly asked about their previous or on-going job and the projects they worked on. Other candidates might be questioned upon their general knowledge and even basic knowledge of history, geography and science or notable extra-curricular activities.

Ques: Is it tough to crack XAT?

Ans: Like most other MBA entrance tests XAT has also a certain level of difficulty as XLRI is one of the top B schools of India but it is nothing unachievable.

Ques: How is PGDM different from MBA?

Ans: PGDM is offered by autonomous institutes mostly while MBA is a degree course that can only be offered by the colleges affiliated to universities. MBA is an old version for those wishing to pursue management studies, a two-year diploma course PGDM, Post Graduate Diploma in Management sounds better. Generally, the PGDM course is far more industry-relevant and practical as far as the job market is concerned.

Ques: Are exchange students provided with buddies or mentors?

Ans: Every exchange student in XLRI is provided with a buddy and the buddy system helps them to familiarize with the institute and settle in the new environment and overcome any difficulties they may face in course of that.

Ques: How to reach XLRI Jamshedpur?

Ans: In order to reach Jamshedpur the easiest way is to take a flight to Kolkata, a metropolitan with international airport. Then they can either take a train or flight from Kolkata to Jamshedpur. Direct flight to Jamshedpur airport is only available from Kolkata airport.