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XLRI - Xavier School of Management
Xlri logo.JPG
Motto For The Greater Good
Type Private business school
Established 1949; 68 years ago (1949)
Chairman T. V. Narendran
Dean Ashis Kumar Pani
Director Fr. E. Abraham, SJ
Academic staff
81 + 27 visiting[1]
Postgraduates 720
Location Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
Campus Urban, 40 acres
Affiliations Jesuit, (Roman Catholic)
Website XLRI.ac.in

XLRI – Xavier School of Management is a management school founded in 1949 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and based in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India.


XLRI Learning Centre

XLRI began by offering courses for management and trade unions in 1949 before setting up a two-year, full-time program in industrial welfare in 1953.[2] In 1955 it took on the name Xavier Labor Relations Institute, and became India's oldest business management school. The Jesuit-managed school offers numerous programs: a full-time, 2-year, post-graduate program in Business Management, Personnel Management, & Industrial Relations (renamed Human Resources Management in 2011); Global Business Management; a 15-month, full-time, General Management program (PGDM-GM); a doctoral fellow program (FPM); and several executive education programs including a three-years, part-time programme in Business Management for Working Executives and Business Owners.


The Director is Fr. E. Abraham, the Dean of Academics is Ashis Kumar Pani, and Fr. S. George, S.J., is the Dean of Administration. The Associate Dean of programs is Santanu Sarkar, Associate Dean of Student Affairs is Fr Antony Uvari and Associate Dean of Corporate Programs is M.G. Jomon.[3] The Chairman of the Board of Governors is Mr. T.V. Narendran. The Board includes Rajive Kaul (Chairman of NICCO Corporation Ltd.), Sumit Mazumder (President of Confederation of Indian Industry and Chairman & Managing Director of TIL Ltd.), and Rekha M Menon (Managing Director-HR, Accenture), Subodh Bhargava (Chairman of Tata Communications Ltd.), and others.[4]

Academic programs[edit]

Full-time residential MBA
  • General Management Programme (PGDM-GM) – 15 months
  • Business Management (BM) – 2 years
  • Human Resource Management (HRM) – 2 years
  • Global Business Management (Global BM) – 2 years
Research program
  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) – 4 years
Masters program
  • Masters Program in Positive Organization Development & Change (MPOD), offered jointly by XLRI Jamshedpur and Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management (Cleveland, USA) - 15 months [5]
Executive programs
  • Executive Fellow Programme in Management (Exec-FPM)
  • Executive Post Graduate Programmes (Exec-PGP) in India, Dubai, and Singapore – 3 years
  • Post Graduate Programme for Certificate in Entrepreneurship Management (PGP-CEM)
  • Post Graduate Certification in Agri-Business Management (PGCABM) – 6 months (Ikisan Ltd. and XLRI Joint Management Program)
  • Post Graduate Certification in Business Management (PGCBM) – 12 months
  • Post Graduate Certification in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (PGCLSCM) – 12 months
  • Post Graduate Certification in Human Resource Management (PGCHRM) – 12 months
  • Post Graduate Certification in Retail Management (PGCRM) – 12 months
  • Post Graduate Certification in Sales & Marketing Management (PGCSMM) – 12 moths
  • Executive Diploma Programme in Human Resource Management – 12 months
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) in Singapore
  • General Management Programme for Defence Personnel
  • Management Development Programmes
  • International Student Exchange Programme

Admission to these programs is through XLRI's entrance test, Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), and GMAT. After applying for XAT, candidates apply to other member colleges, which use XAT scores for their respective admissions.[6] XLRI updates the admission procedure on its website every year.[7] XLRI has 180 seats each in its Business Management & Human Resource Management (erstwhile PMIR) programs, 20 seats in its two-year Global Business Management, and 180 seats in the one-year General Management Program (popularly known as GMP). In 2015, 360 first-year students found Summer Internship Placements in 92 companies, in addition to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sir Ratan Tata Trust, and EVidyaloka Trust.[8]

Father McGrath Residence, XLRI

As reported in Business Line in 2015, 83% of its entrants had previous work experience.[1]

Human Resource Management[edit]

The Institute offers a two-year, full-time Programme in Human Resource Management (earlier known as "Personnel Management and Industrial Relations"), on the completion of which students are conferred with PGDHRM. The program is the oldest of the institute's teaching programs.[9]

Business Management Programme[edit]

XLRI offers a two-year, full-time programme in Business Management, started in 1968, on the completion of which candidates are conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM).

Global Business Management Programme[edit]

XLRI launched its Global BM Programme in partnership with Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western University, Cleveland, USA, and School of Economics and Management of Tongji University, Shanghai, China, on 12 January 2013. This full-time, two-year, residential, Global BM programme began in August 2013.[10]

General Management Programme[edit]

Post-graduate Diploma in Management-General Management (PGDM-GM) is a 15-month, full-time residential program (previously known as GMP). The programme focuses on producing socially responsible business leaders and designed to fast track seasoned professionals. It offers a mix of core courses and a large variety of electives. Core courses include subjects from finance, economics, marketing, operations, strategy, business ethics and sustainable development. Completion of core courses opens the way to electives, chosen by the participants.

Fellow Programme in Management[edit]

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is a doctoral level (PhD) programme. The FPM is a full-time, residential, doctoral programme that trains prospective scholars to become researchers and teachers in various aspects of management. Fellow students are awarded a fellowship of Rs. 25,000 per month during the 1st and 2nd year and Rs. 30,000 per month for the next two years.

Entrepreneurship Management (PGP-CEM)[edit]

The Post Graduate Programme for Certificate in Entrepreneurship Management (PGP-CEM) is a six months, full-time, classroom contact program. Candidates must hold a minimum of a three-years bachelor's degree from a recognised university in India or abroad in any discipline.[11]

XLRI overseas[edit]

XLRI began offering the Executive Programme in Dubai in collaboration with the Al Abbas Institute of Technology from October 2001. A new chapter was set up in Singapore in March 2006 in alliance with Image International.

XLRI Accenture HR Academy[edit]

Accenture and XLRI have launched the Accenture-XLRI HR Academy,[12] a training academy[13] dedicated to the human capital management needs of the information technology and BPO industries.

XLRI Virtual Interactive Learning[edit]

In 2002, XLRI in technical collaboration with Hughes Communication India Ltd (HCIL) launched a satellite based program for practicing managers.[14] In 2015 it initiated totally online but still live learning courses in collaboration with Talentedge.[15]


Institute rankings
Business – India
NIRF (2017)[16] 9
Business Today (2016)[17] 4
Careers360[18] 4
Outlook India (2016)[19] 3

XLRI was ranked ninth among management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2017,[16] fourth by Business Today's "India's best B-schools 2016",[17] fourth by Careers360's "Top MBA Colleges in India 2017", first among private institutes,[18] and third in India by Outlook India's "Top 100 Management Schools" of 2016.[19]

Outbound programme[edit]

The presence of Tata Steel Adventure Foundation near XLRI is a driving force for the adventure enthusiasts who leverage their unique infrastructure and expertise to satiate their desire for adventure. This 3-day outbound programme to TSAF camp at Tumung(Jharkhand) is organized for each entire batch, section-wise. Activities like rock climbing, cave exploration, and rafting are engaged in by the students.[20]

XLRI students rafting at TSAF adventure camp

Apart from allowing students to experience adventure first hand, this also help to hone their managerial and organizing skills.[21]

Village program[edit]

Students visiting village, XLRI

Fr. Arrupe Centre for Ecology and Sustainability (FACES), a multi-disciplinary centre at XLRI, organizes the mandatory Students' Rural Immersion Program.[22] In this FACES partners with 10 NGOs (Society For People's Awareness and Rural Development Action – SPARDA, Development Alternatives Group, SEEDS, TSRDS, Samiket Jan Vikas Kendra – SJVK, Tagore Society for Rural Developmenent-Patamda, Centre for World Solidarity, Kalamandir, and TRTC-Chaibasa) to organize week-end visits during the first term. The groups share their reports with the partnering NGOs, as input to their ongoing activities. In the village, students talk to villagers about their community, family, education, sources of income, ideas on opportunity as well as concern for future. Students thus receive first-hand experience of village life.[23]

Student activities[edit]

XLRI has around 21 committees on campus dealing with academics, sports, socio-cultural, and administrative activities. The Students Affairs Council (SAC) [24] is responsible for all student-related issues and activities. SAC is headed by a General Secretary and includes four elected representatives from the senior batch.

SAC is also the interface between the students and the administration. It is responsible for all student-related issues on campus and envisions future activities. SAC organizes XLRI's annual Inter B-School festivals, Ensemble and Valhalla. It has a voice on issues such as restructuring academic content, enhancement of infrastructure and facilities, and coordinating extra-curricular activities.

Multiple major events such as MAXI Fair - India's biggest Marketing research fair, Kshitij - One of the largest School fest, IdeaKon - An entrepreneurial event, Gnosis - Finance Symposium, Synergy - An operations and consulting event, Disha - A career fair, are conducted round the year.[25]


XLRI Ensemble Theme Launch

Ensemble is the annual international management festival of XLRI School of Business and Human Resources, launched in 2001.[26][27][28][29][30][31] It plays host to contemporary and futuristic competitions, aimed at exploring and challenging the business acumen and social sensitivity of tomorrow's leaders. The meeting is a conference of industry leaders, business school students, and thinkers from the Indian MBA community.[32][33] Around 4,000 teams from various reputed business schools participate, including IIMs, FMS, TISS and IIFT.[34]

The festival is organised by the students of XLRI. Themes of the conference have included "Progressive India: Winds for Change" in 2015, "Reinventing leadership, redefining strategies" in 2014, "Beyond Conventions" in 2012, "Bridging The Gap" in 2011, and "Towards A Better Tomorrow" in 2010.

The end of Ensemble is usually marked with cultural events including performances from big-name bands of the country. Ensemble 2011 featured Motherjane, an Indian rock band from Kochi, and the original Bodhi Tree band.

In 2016, Ensemble became the biggest management festival in the country with the highest prize money ever offered.[35]


Prince Dance Group at Valhalla 2015

Valhalla is the national, three-day, inter-college sports and cultural festival. Participants engage in a variety of team and individual activities such as acting, dancing, rapid fire quizzes, football, and other sporting events. In tandem with XLRI’s spirit of "For the Greater Good", Valhalla has an undertone of social welfare to it. In the evenings, celebrity bands are hired to entertain the crowd with grand stage shows. The festival's fifty events draw about 3,000 students from more than ten management institutes including IIM Ranchi, IIM Kolkata, IIM Raipur, FMS Delhi, XIMB-XUB, and SIBM Pune.[36] Valhalla 2015 featured a performance by Prince Dance Group, the ensemble dance troupe from Odisha, an event conducted by the Pro Kabaddi League players, and celebrity singer Shilpa Rao. It supported Milaap, a crowdfunding platform.[37]

Notable alumni[edit]

XLRI has a strong alumni base with an alumni association called XLRI Alumni Network. Some of the XLRI alumni have excelled in various fields like Technology, Finance and Entrepreneurship.

Notable XLRI alumni include:


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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°48′48.32″N 86°11′28.52″E / 22.8134222°N 86.1912556°E / 22.8134222; 86.1912556