Friday, July 04, 2008

XLRI welcomes Author, Army Major for GMP Class of ‘08

Jamshedpur – XLRI, One of the oldest Management Institutes of Asia has welcomed students for GMP its one year full time General Management Program. The Institute has increased its intake from 60 to 100 this year following increased demand from corporate world.

The incoming class profile represents an interesting mix of students from diverse sectors. To name a few, a writer who has authored text books for Graduate studies and an Army major who has served on Indo-Pakistan border in Kashmir. The class has an average experience of 7 years with professionals from Shipping, Power Generation, Retail, R&D, Automobile, IT & Telecom, Indian Engineering services and many other sectors. This year only 2.5 % of the applicants could make it to the hallowed campus, making it one of the Asia’s toughest General MBA program to gain admission to.

What brings these elite professionals into this programme is the extent of learning offered through GMP & a chance to realize their true potential. As Captain Samir Ranjan, a student puts it “After having worked in shipping industry for 12 years I felt an MBA would add the right vigor & zest to my career. Nearly 40% of the class has worked on multiple international assignments, which adds a unique dimension to the learning of these participants.

The students represented middle to senior management in organizations such as General Motors, DRDO, WalMart, Suzlon, V-Ships, Alcatel-Lucent, NTPC, Cognizant, Infosys, Accenture, Oracle, TCS, SAP Labs, HAL, Mahindra and many more.

So, what’s on their plate for next 1 Year – they will brainstorm for solutions to the emerging challenges that businesses face in 21st Century. The batch will also attend a 3 week International immersion program to learn nuances of International business. The outgoing batch had an average of 2 jobs per participant with an average domestic package of 17.8 lakhs and International package of $130000 per annum.

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