Sunday, August 09, 2009

XLRI grads getting pre-placement offers despite economic downturn

From The Economic Times

XLRI Jamshedpur’s 2008-10 batch is already witnessing good pre-placement offers (PPOs) and pre-placement interviews (PPIs) despite the

overall downturn in the economy. About 10% of the Class of 2010 has already received such offers, primarily from the FMCG and general management sectors.

The leading organisations that have made these offers include Hindustan Unilever, TAS, Aditya Birla group, L&T and The Times Group.

XLRI School of Business and Human Resources director Fr E Abraham, S J, said: "We are expecting more offers to come in from the financial and consulting sectors apart from the other ones during August and September 2009 as hiring decisions are finalised by most of the companies during the second quarter. With improved signs of recovery in the economy, after good Q1 results, students are hopeful of better placements and internships in the year ahead."

This year, XLRI’s Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (PMIR) has seen the size of the batch doubling as against 60 last year. The batch size of XLRI has gone up to 240 this year including 120 students from the Business Management (BM) programme.

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