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XLRI Jamshedpur



XLRI, one of the oldest B-schools in India, was founded in 1949 by a few visionary Jesuit Fathers to bring a change in the economy and society at large. The institute always strives to be a B-school with a pursuit of academic excellence, fostering the holistic growth of students. The hallmark of its identity is, not to walk on the beaten path but to strike new routes; not to benchmark but to be bench-marked, to be the first to respond to the needs of the people and the nation, with the enterprising and pioneering spirit.


XLRI has a lush green campus in the city of Jamshedpur, with playgrounds and sports arena for cricket, football, basketball and badminton courts. The campus has two gates approaching the Marine Drive and the Circuit House Area respectively. On the opposite side of the playgrounds, stands a huge Tata auditorium with a seating capacity of 1500. Its legacy goes back to the old hostels and residents constructed years ago. The new hostels are also constructed accommodating about 400 students on the other side of campus. Also, one of the oldest infrastructures takes us to its Sir Jahangir Library and many learning centers. The campus holds all facilities including a barbershop within its premises. There are three night canteens serving till 5 am in the morning, the most favorite snack of all students being Masala Cheese puff. Since the college is situated away from the hustle-bustle of the city, it has all utilities within its premises. 

Life @XLRI:

Apart from five courses, XLRI has 25 committees for extra-curricular, co-curricular, and functional activities. They are dedicated to activities like sports with dedicated coaches, drama, debate, etc. One of the famous bands of India, Bodhi Tree is of XLRI that frequently holds jamming sessions for students to hang out together. Also, on Sundays, CSR activities are taken up by certain responsible clubs.


The Jamshedpur Railway Station, known as Tatanagar is well connected with Kerala, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, and Pune. XLRI Campus is about 7 km from the Tatanagar Railway Station and can safely be reached by auto-rickshaws and taxis at any time at a reasonable charge of Rs. 120/- and Rs. 200/- respectively. The nearest airports to Jamshedpur are from Kolkata and Ranchi. The journey duration to airport from campus varies from approximately 2.5 hours to 4 hours by road/train.


XLRI has a Behavioural Lab where students conduct research on consumer behaviour and functioning of the individual brain.

Exams Applicable

Selection Criteria

The following are the selection criteria for PGDM Business Management and PGDM Human Resource Management.

  • Students applying need to have a bachelor's degree of minimum three years from a recognized institution.
  • XAT Scores:
Business Management VALR DM QA Overall
Male 79.46 80 90 96
Female 75 75 75 95
Human Resource Management VALR DM QA Overall
Male 85 75 72 94
Female 80 70 67 93

Courses Offered

1. PGDM - Business Management (BM)

XLRI offers a two-year full time programme on Business Management, on the completion which, candidates are conferred with Postgraduate diploma in Business Management (PGDBM). This programme is extremely prestigious and is rated as one of the finest of its kind in the country. The alumni of this programme currently occupy very significant positions in various industries, both in India and abroad.

The curriculum lays the foundation for a conceptual and analytical understanding of Indian and international business. XLRI's BM programme is designed to closely integrate current management theory and practice. The course imparts knowledge and fosters attitudes essential for the growth of students into competent, responsible managers. The course has an evolving programme content and is constantly updated to be in tune with the emerging trends.

2. PGDM - Human Resource Management (HRM)

The Institute offers a two-year full time Programme in Human Resource Management on the completion of which, students are conferred with Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. The HRM course is the oldest and the most prestigious of the Institute's teaching programmes. Ranked as the best programme in India and the Asia-Pacific region, it aims to equip the students with the knowledge and skills required for managing HR in a way that contributes to the development of individuals and organizations.

The major thrust areas are Human Resource Planning, Human Resource Information Systems, Selection, Performance Management, Training and Development, Compensation Administration and fostering harmonious employer - employee relationships in the framework of state regulations. This programme has produced some of the top HR professionals in the industry today.

Besides the courses directly related to HRM, the programme also includes a series of courses in various functional areas of management. Being a specialized programme it does not provide for further specialization. Students choose an appropriate mix of elective courses according to their preferences. Graduates of this programme are qualified for executive positions in Human Resources Development, Personnel Management, industrial Relations, Labour Welfare and other related areas. The alumni are occupying senior level positions in private and public sector organizations and in multinational companies in India and abroad.

Programme Fees

INR 23,00,000

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