From Hindustan Times
It is an institution where learning is a life-changing experience,” says
Anusheel Shrivastava, who is pursuing an MBA in human resource
management at XLRI, Jamshedpur.
For students at the institute, studying for an MBA degree is not just
about learning from books, it’s about gaining
knowledge from everyday activities.
“XLRI gives you tremendous
scope to be part of a plethora of academic and extra-curricular
activities that make learning fun and interesting,” he adds.
USP: Established a few years after Independence, the
business school has earned an impeccable reputation both for academic
rigour and its emphasis on a value-based managerial approach. The
facilities it offers are comparable to any top-ranked institute.
“It produces not just students with management degrees but also
inculcates a sense of social responsibility and ethical behaviour in
them. We strive towards producing responsible global business leaders of
tomorrow,” says Pranabesh Ray, dean (academics), XLRI. The institute
boasts of an excellent placements record and a very strong alumni
Programmes: XLRI runs a range of full-time and
part-time courses. The flagship ones are the two-year full-time
postgraduate programmes in business management and human resource
management and the 15-month, full-time general management programme. It
also offers a doctoral-level qualification through a fellow programme in
management and one-year certificate courses via satellite links called
virtual interactive learning (VIL) programmes. The VIL programme is
accessed by students in 100 classrooms across India. An executive fellow
programme in management, a certificate in entrepreneurship management,
an international students’ exchange programme, a certificate course in
agri-business management, an executive management programme for defence
personnel, PGDM for working professionals and entrepreneurs are in place
Proposed programmes include a master’s in positive organisational
development and change in partnership with Weatherhead School of
Management at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, United States,
and the three-country global MBA programme.
To get admission to a flagship programme, candidates have to appear
for the Xavier Admission Test (XAT) conducted in the first week of
January every year. The candidate has to first register for XAT and use
the XAT ID and password to apply to XLRI. The process starts in
mid-August every year.
Faculty: XLRI has more than 80 members in the faculty, including 65 permanent.
IT quotient: The IT network helps students learn and
collaborate with peers. The campus is Wi-Fi-enabled. The computing
facilities include latest servers and workstations. There are high-end
servers, which host the XLRI web page, mail and SNTP server, Oracle,
Lotus notes, SAS, DB2 and other software. The institute also has video
Infrastructure: The campus is spread over 50 acres
and has excellent classrooms and comfortable residential facilities. It
has a mix of heritage buildings and modern architecture, a world-class
library, top-of-the-line IT backbone, besides a good support system
necessary for value-added management research and publications.
Residential facilities include four hostel blocks with around 500 rooms
for students in two-year programmes. For sports, there’s an indoor
badminton court, football and cricket fields and basketball courts and
an auditorium with a capacity for about 1,500 people. The institute
recently set up an inter-disciplinary behavioural laboratory on campus
to enable researchers to explore the minds of prospective consumers
Clubs and societies: CRUX -
consulting and research undertaking at XLRI, aims to nurture research
initiatives to develop consultancy skills among students. ECT (Ensemble
core team) is responsible for managing the institute's annual
international management festival. FINAX is the finance association at
XLRI, a committee focused on increasing the knowledge and enthusiasm for
finance among students. MAXI, the oldest committee on campus, is a
forum for discussions, event, conferences and industry interaction.
SIGMA - the social initiative group for managerial assistance creates a
platform to network with NGOs, corporate governance cells and government
departments for community capacity building.
FactfileFounded by Father Quinn Enright, SJ, XLRI started its journey in 1949 in Jamshedpur
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