XLRI - Xavier School of Management

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XLRI - Xavier School of Management
Xlri logo.JPG
Motto For The Greater Good
Type Private business school
Established 1949 (1949)
Chairman T. V. Narendran
Dean Ashis Kumar Pani
Director Fr. E. Abraham, SJ
Academic staff
81 + 27 visiting[1]
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.


XLRI Jamshedpur[3] offers admission in three full time post graduate programs:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) - Two year full-time MBA programme
  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
  • Executive Fellow Programme in Management (Exec-FPM)

In addition to the above, XLRI offers other programmes like:

Part Time Programmes for Working Executive

  • BM (Part-Time) – 3-year programme
  • Executive Development in Human Resource Management (EDHRM)

Virtual Interactive Learning

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management (PGCBM) – 12 Months
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (PGCHRM) – 12 Months

Corporate Programmes

  • Management Development Programmes
  • In-Company Training Programmes
  • Virtual Customized In-Company Programmes
  • Consultancy Services
  • Executive Services
  • Research & Innovation Cell

Entrepreneurship Programme

  • Post Graduate Programme for Certificate in Entrepreneurship Management (PGP- CEM ) – 6-month

Certificate Programmes

  • Agri-Business Management Programme

Xavier Aptitude Test[edit]

The XLRI conducts Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) every year on behalf of XAMI every year. XAT is an all india level entrance test which is held for admission in various PGDM programs such as PGDM in Business Management, PGDM in Human Resource Management, etc offered by XLRI, Jamshedpur and various other management programs offered by 150+ B-schools. XLRI has been conducting XAT exam for more than 60 years. Since the year 2018, the entrance exam has been shifted from pen-paper to online mode. The entrance test is held on the first Sunday of January every year.


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.[4] 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.[5]


Institute rankings
Business/Management – India
NIRF (2018)[6] 10
Business Today (2016)[7] 4
Outlook India (2016)[8] 3

XLRI was ranked tenth among management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018,[6] fourth by Business Today's "India's best B-schools 2016"[7] and third in India by Outlook India's "Top 100 Management Schools" of 2016.[8]

Village program[edit]

Students visiting village, XLRI

Fr. Arrupe Centre for Ecology and Sustainability (FACES), a multi-disciplinary centre at XLRI, organizes a mandatory Students' Rural Immersion Program.[9] 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.[10]

Student activities[edit]

XLRI has around 21 committees on campus dealing with academics, sports, socio-cultural, and administrative activities. The Students Affairs Council (SAC) [11] 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 the interface between the students and administration and can give input on academic, school plant, and activities issues. It assists with XLRI's annual Inter B-School festivals, Ensemble and Valhalla. It envisions future activities and oversees all student-related activities on campus, such as MAXI Fair – a country-wide marketing research fair, Kshitij school fest, IdeaKon – an entrepreneurial event, Gnosis – a finance symposium, and Synergy – an operations and consulting event, and Disha – a career fair.[12]


XLRI Ensemble Theme Launch

Ensemble, organized by XLRI students, is the annual international management festival of XLRI School of Business and Human Resources, launched in 2001.[citation needed] Its purpose is to challenge the business acumen and social sensitivity of tomorrow's leaders, bringing together students, industry leaders, and researchers.[13][14] Around 4,000 teams from various business schools participate, including IIMs, FMS, TISS and IIFT.[15]

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, offering the highest prize money yet.[16]


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.[17] 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.[18]

Notable alumni[edit]

XLRI Alumni Network is the school's alumni club. Notable XLRI alumni include:


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