Life at XLRIRahul Singh
Life at XLRI is something which almost every MBA aspirant wants to experience once in a lifetime. XLRI has always been counted among the top 5 B-schools of India and has maintained its ranking. XLRI has created a special position for itself in the B-school landscape of the country. The institute was founded by Jesuit fathers in the steel city of Jamshedpur, XLRI is the top-ranked school for Human Resource education not only in the country but considered as one of the finest in Asia-Pacific. The XLRI Business Management programme is counted amongst the top 5 in the country.
The XLRI culture is something which makes it different from the rest of the B schools. A small size batch helps everyone to know each other and you will find seniors helping juniors at various point of time. This amazing bong and feeling of oneness is something which makes the XLRI community outshine. Life in XLRI is not an ordinary life but a lifetime experience which will stay with forever. XLRI provides you with the best culture, best faculty and staff and also great facilities like hostel, library, learning center, etc. XLRI has always maintained a healthy gender ratio and this diversity results in more creativity and provides a whole new perspective to all the student initiatives.
The academic objectivity at XLRI keeps you busy throughout the term. But, the fun at XLRI comes in all the form starting from various on-campus activities ranging from quizzes, debates and various sport meets to adventure treks. These activities are in addition to the enormous inter and intra-college competitions that happen throughout the year. There are several Committee events which keep on happening throughout the year with different teams competing in case studies, advertisement-making, quizzes, sports activities, etc. and of course the management fest.
There are regular student and faculty interactions which happen in XLRI via XL Utsav and dinners by Regional Committees. Regional committee dinners are special kind of regional nights with different cultural performances and delicious food to promote student-faculty interaction.
XLRI has international tie-ups with many top B schools such as Darden, ESADE, EM Lyon, Muenster for its student exchange programme. Almost 20 percent of the batch spends a term in one of its partner institutions.
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And yes the most important part for any MBA student, the Placements. XLRI has been great over the years in terms of both summer and final placements. Even International locations were offered for summer internship including locations like the UK, Switzerland, Australia, and Singapore. Companies like Novartis, McKinsey, BCG, NM Rothschild, Aditya Birla Group, TAS, P&G, Kraft-Cadbury, Goldman Sachs, Citibank, Standard Chartered, DBS, Nomura, Hay Group, Accenture Management Consulting, KPMG, Aon Hewitt, Amazon, Ernst & Young, Unilever, ITC and PepsiCo with diverse profile and XLRI is one of the best choices of the recruiters.
Once you complete your post-graduation from XLRI, you become part of the rich alumni network of XLRI. Being one of the oldest B-school of India, the XLRI alumni network has deep penetration in different sectors. The XLRI pass outs enjoy the topmost positions in many prestigious MNCs.
We hope the kind of experience that XLRI provides you is enough to keep you motivated and start preparing for XAT to get into XLRI.