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Xavier Labour Relations Institute
+91 657 665 3333 / +91 657 398 3333

C. H. Area (East)
Jamshedpur - 831001

 XLRI was founded in 1949 by Fr. Quinn Enright, S.J. in the Steel City of Jamshedpur. Fr. Enright visualized XLRI to be a partner in the liberation and development journey of the independent India with a vision of "renewing the face of the earth". Fr. Bill Tome joined hands with him to bring that vision to fruition. Both, together with the other Jesuit companions, worked tirelessly towards translating the Vision "Renewing the face of the earth" into action.

Over many years XLRI has developed its own identity. The hallmark of this identity is, not to walk on the beaten path but to strike new routes; not to benchmark but to be benchmarked, to be second to none but to be the first to respond to the needs of the people and the nation, by taking up the tasks which are bold but necessary which nobody has hitherto taken up.This enterprising and pioneering spirit can be witnessed throughout the history of XLRI.

The serene XLRI campus spanning over 50 acres boasts of a state-of-the-art academic learning center. The learning center has eight air-conditioned amphitheater classrooms, syndicate rooms, a computer center with latest servers and workstations, and an air-conditioned examination hall.

Besides, the campus has a world-class library, superior IT infrastructure with Wi-Fi connectivity, state-of-the-art auditoriums, excellent sporting and recreation facilities and comfortable student and staff residences.

Green Campus,
IT Infrastructure,
Sports & Recreation,
Student Residential Facilities,
Behavioural Lab



XLRI - Xavier School of Management believes that enduring corporate success can only be built on a foundations of ethics and social consciousness. At XLRI, money goes hand in hand with meaning, values and valuations grow in concord.

XLRI provides future business leaders with cutting edge business intelligence, an environment that fosters healthy competition and the chance to leverage personal aspiration for the greater good.

A multi-dimensional course structure, a diverse selection of colleagues and a collection of responsible academic minds make for a compelling milieu in which to develop potential.

Academic Programmes offered at XLRI

PGDM (Human Resource Management)

An organization is fundamentally its people, it is truer now than anytime else. Master the nuances of HR as an intrinsic part of 21st century corporate strategy.

The useful organizations of future would be built on the manager's ability to develop, recognize and tap talents of the people. HRM program at XLRI has shaped HR thinking and Practice in India and abroad. The programme trains future Human Resource managers to how to understand and tap human potential and help shape the future of economy through organizations. The key focus areas of the programme are: employee relations, human resource management systems and practices, legal framework, interpersonal and leadership skills. The programme offers a holistic development with good basic understanding of other subjects like strategy, finance, marketing, IT and operations management.

PGDM (Business Management)

Ethical, flexible, Agile, Decisive - The Art & Science of great management. Tap into the transformative energies and kick-start the journey that makes you.

Shaping future business leaders to create sustainable future. BM programme at XLRI intends to produce highly skilled managers with equal importance given to awareness to self. The rigorous training, right milieu and intelligent peers ensure that we prepare managers with an holistic integrated approach to decision-making, which goes beyond organizations, humans and markets. The programme blends basic and advanced level knowledge to in diverse subjects to broaden horizon of the future managers. The key focus area of the programme are: Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Production Management and Strategic Management. Emphasis on ethics, sustainability and values run through all the courses.

PGDM (Global MBA)

Geography is History in the 21st century. The world is flat now. Learn from the people who made it so. America- China- India.the new axis of commerce.

Success of global organization in the present times would depend upon their ability to understand and operate in the three of the biggest economies India-China and U.S. The global MBA program, one-of-a-kind programme in the world, offered in partnership with the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University (USA ) and Tongji University (China) is constitutes a diverse class of Indian, American and Chinese students. Students would be exposed to global realities as they have to spend minimum three months in the three countries. This exposure would be both experiential and academic. Students would be taught by best of faculty drawn from each of the three partner schools in Shanghai, Cleveland and Jamshedpur.

  • For HRM/BM/Global MBA: NRI/PIO/Foreign candidates can apply either through XAT ( or GMAT score ( GMAT taken between December 1, 2012 and December 20, 2014 

Eligibility : (For HRM/BM/Global MBA) Candidates must hold a recognized bachelor's degree of minimum three years duration in any discipline or complete their graduation by June 10, 2015.

Candidates having experience of three or more years will be given preference for Global MBA.


HRM/BM programme

Global MBA programme

Rs. 8.40 lakh per annum*
The fee does not include board and lodge

Rs. 26 lakh for two years*
The fee includes accommodation but not boarding and other incidental cost including travel to USA and China

  • * The Institute reserves the right to revise fee


PGDM (General Management Programme)

The future won't belong to 'Employees', but to those who take charge. Discover the leader within and get a second- wind in your career.

The General Management Program aims at augmenting the skill-sets and competencies of practicing managers. Exposing them to recent trends, tools and techniques in Management would not only provide them with extra skills sets but also help them reflect upon the previous experience of working in organizations. Though the program offers concentration in conventional subjects like Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Production Management and Strategic Management but the focus of program is to prepare current managers for the leadership roles. This 15 month, full time AICTE recognized course incorporates a 3-month field based training in a functional area.

Eligibility : Candidates must hold a recognized bachelor's degree of minimum three years duration in any discipline with at least 5 years of managerial/supervisory experience by March 31, 2015. PGDM (GMP) candidate may choose to apply through XAT 2015 or GMAT score (taken during December 1, 2012 to December 20, 2014).

PGDM (GMP) Interviews will take place during 2 - 8, February 2015 (tentative)


Candidates may apply for more than one programme. Those who apply for multiple programmes may be called for multiple interviews and/or group discussions. The selection criteria for different programmes may differ depending on the nature of the programme. XAT written test will have multiple components and you need to maximize your performance in each of these components. In its pursuit of academic excellence, XLRI actively encourages the students from diverse backgrounds. While preparing the shortlisted candidates for the interview, in addition to XAT performance, we may factor in academic ability and the relevant work experience. Besides performance in the personal interviews (and/or group discussions) we also consider XAT performance, relevant work experience, academic ability, extra curricular activities etc. while preparing the final list. For candidates who cannot be present physically for the XLRI interviews due to their being out of the country, interviews would be carried out in online mode via Internet only for General Management Programme (GMP).

Note : Candidates may please note that the tentative dates for interviews are likely to be scheduled during February 16 to March 9, 2015.

Stage 1: Applying through GMAT/XAT

Prerequisites for GMAT Applicants :

All GMAT applicants must take their GMAT between December 01, 2012 and December 20, 2014 and pay a fee of Rs 1500/- through cash/online/demand draft/banker's cheque (US$ 75 for NRI applicants) in favor of " XLRI Programmes" payable at Jamshedpur.

Print the XLRI confirmation page and send along with the payment proof/ pay in slip or Demand Draft to the Admissions Office, XLRI, Circuit House Area (East), Jamshedpur - 831 001 within 15 days from the date of payment/ issuance of Demand Draft. Enclose photo copies of 10th, 12th and graduation by December 26, 2014.

Stage 2: Shortlist of Candidates

  • The names of the GMAT candidates will be shortlisted by 12th January 2015 (tentative).

  • The names of the XAT candidates will be shortlisted by January 31, 2015 (tentative).

Stage 3: Interview Process

  • The interviews for GMP candidates through GMAT and XAT will be conducted between February 2-8, 2015 (tentative) in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Jamshedpur only.

  • GMP Interviews can be conducted over G-talk / Skype for overseas candidates. Candidate needs to get in touch with the admissions office for scheduling the interview online.

Stage 4: Result Announcement

  • The short listed candidates will be announced via email along with an offer letter for XLRI-PGDM (GMP) by end of February or 1st week of March 2015.


Fees and other charges for 15-month PGDM (General Management) will be approximately Rs. 16,00,000/- (or equivalent in $ US) for the academic year 2015 - 2016. Food, electricity and other personal expenses would be charged extra depending on the type of accommodation preferred by the student. Fee may change next session based on the recommendation of Fee Fixation Committee.

Doctoral Level Programme

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is Doctoral Programme of XLRI, Jamshedpur. The FPM is a full-time, residential programme that trains prospective scholars to become highly skilled and innovative researchers, management thinkers and teachers in various aspects of management. It primarily aims at preparing students for careers as faculty members at premier academic institutions.

Eligibility and Admission Process

Applicants for the FPM may choose ONE of the following options:

Option - 1 (XL-RAPT)

Candidates with Post Graduation from Universities (MBA/Master's degree in any discipline India/Abroad) and Centres of Higher Learning with at least 55% marks (50% for SC/ST candidates) with the Bachelors degree/ equivalent qualification with at least 60% marks (55% for SC/ST candidates) obtained after a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary education(10+2) or equivalent.


A professional qualification like CA, ICWA or CS with at least 55% marks (50% for SC/ST candidates).


BE/B.Tech degree or its equivalent with at least 60% marks (50%for SC/ST candidates) and 2 years of relevant work experience.

May choose to appear in the XLRI Research Aptitude Test (XL-RAPT) to be conducted all over India on January 3, 2015.

Option - 2 (Direct)

Candidates with above qualification may submit UGC JRF/NET; GMAT/GRE/GATE scores for admission to FPM.

Option - 3 (MBA/PGDM candidates)

Candidates who have done their PGP from XLRI, any IIMs, FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, XIM Bhubaneswar, IRMA, SP Jain, School of Management of IITs & NITs, TIFR, TISS, ISI and other comparable Institutes with a CQPI of at least 6.00/8.00 or equivalent will be exempted from appearing in the XL-RAPT. The list of comparable institutes for FPM Admission purpose is provided in

Short listed candidates will be required to appear for personal interview at XLRI, Jamshedpur for final selection.

Course Structure

The FPM would ordinarily demand four years of residential requirements in two stages. In the first stage, the selected candidate needs to meet the course requirements over two years. During this stage, the student is given appropriate exposure to the basic discipline of management, thus preparing him/her for the thesis work in the next stage. The course work that will be undertaken by the student in the first year will be from among those courses that are offered to the PGP students, and in the second year will include specially designed doctoral and advanced courses.

The FPM student who has done his/her PGP from XLRI, any IIMs, FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, XIM Bhubaneswar, IRMA, SP Jain, School of Management of IITs & NITs, TIFR, TISS, ISI and other comparable Institutes with a CQPI of at least 6.00/8.00 or equivalent in the last seven years, may be exempted from some courses as recommended by the Fellow Programme Committee.

On successful completion of the course work, the student has to qualify in the comprehensive examination before taking up the thesis work.

The thesis stage is of two years. The student will select a thesis topic from among the specialization areas:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing,
  • Production, Operations & Decision Sciences
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Personnel Management & Industrial Relations/Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Management.

The student is expected to identify a thesis topic in consultation with a thesis adviser, and work under the supervision of a Thesis Advisory Committee. On successful completion of all the requirements of the FPM, a student will be awarded the title 'Fellow in Management of XLRI'.


Fellow students are awarded a fellowship of Rs. 25,000/- per month during 1st and 2nd year and Rs. 30,000/- per month for the next two years, and no fees (admission, tuition, course material, computer, or library) will be charged. Fellowship will be paid only to fulltime residential students for a maximum period of four years, which may be extended by six months on the recommendation of the thesis advisor and Associate Dean, FPM and Research. From third year, a student can work as Research and Teaching Assistant (RTA), for which Rs.30,000/- per course will be paid extra.

A fellow student is entitled to a contingency grant of Rs. 25, 000/- per annum for four years and a grant of Rs. 20,000/- for Data Collection during third year.

Conferences and International Exposure

The Institute provides support for attending National and International conferences after successful completion of the comprehensive examination. A fellow student will be reimbursed all related expenses up to Rs. 2,00,000/-.

Last Date for Applying to FPM: November 30, 2014.

Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EXEC-FPM)

Executive Fellow Programme in Management (Exec.FPM) is a non-residential Doctoral Programme that has been designed to cater to the scholarly needs of working executives / managers / faculty members / researchers.

The objective of the programme is to develop prospective scholars for careers not only in management research and teaching but also in management practice, consulting, training and development.

Eligibility and Admission Process

Applicants for Exec. FPM should :

a. have an MBA / Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) or equivalent or GMP/PGPX or One Year fulltime residential programme in Management (with 60% marks), Candidates from Premier B-Schools will be given preference.

b. be currently employed in a full-time job.

c. have at least 5 years of full-time executive/managerial/ teaching/ research experience as on March 31, 2015.

Candidates who are less than 50 years of age shall get a preference.

For application process & details, kindly visit

Short listed candidates will be required to appear for a personal interview at XLRI, Jamshedpur for the selection process.

Course Structure

There will be four campus visits of 20 days' each during the first two years after which they are required to plan for 3 visits of 7 to 10 days in the campus which is mandatory. The dates for the classroom courses in the first two years will be intimated by the FPM office in the time of admission. These visits are normally to finish the course work, Seminar and Comprehensive Examination, or defend the Thesis Proposal, make Research Progress Seminar and defend the final thesis. The doctoral scholars are encouraged to spend more time with the academic community at XLRI.


The students need to complete their course work within 4 years of admission. If the student fails to complete it within 4 years, he/she need to re-register with a fee Rs. 1,00,000/-. The total time taken for the programme is 8 years or 3 years from the completion of course work whichever is later.

On successful completion of all the requirements of the Programme, a student will be awarded the title 'Fellow in Management of XLRI'.

The programme will commence in June, 2015.

Last Date for Applying to EXEC FPM: November 30, 2014.


The fees and other charges payable for the Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM) is Rs. 7,00,000/-. Boarding Lodging and other expenses incurred during stay in campus will be charged separately.

The placement drive for PGDM (GM), XLRI's 15 months MBA programme, for the class graduating May 2013, was completed with many firsts to its name. The batch comprised a total of 119 students, of which 5 were not seeking employment, either being on sabbatical or being company sponsored. In the backdrop of a recessionary economic scenario with corporate freezing recruitments, the process experienced a spree of companies both from core as well as service sectors. The experience range of the batch was between 5 years to 16 years. The mean work experience of the batch was pegged at 7 years which depicted the industry's preference to absorb young experienced professionals on their bandwagon. The engagement process with the recruiting partners saw majority of previous recruiters extending recruitment year on year, cementing the confidence of the recruiters on the batch and the course alike.

Despite the economic slowdown, the response from the industry was overwhelming, with the likes of PwC, ZS Associates, Bharti Walmart, Mu Sigma, Cognizant Business Consulting, Nissan, Genpact taking part in the recruitment engagement process. The rolling placements had started in November 2012.

The roles offered to the class of 2013 included AVP, Project Manager, HR Head, Product Manager, Program Manager, Senior Consultant, Business Development Manager, Senior Manager, Deputy Manager and Analytics Manager. The roles were offered for functions such as IT/ITeS, manufacturing, banking, consulting, operations, marketing, sales/business development, supply chain, quality assurance, and analytics space.

Placement Statistics for Class of 2013

Mean Salary (Domestic)

Rs. 16.2 lakhs

Median Salary (Domestic)

Rs. 15 lakhs

Highest Salary (Domestic)

Rs. 26 lakhs


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