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XLRI Placement Report - 2017

The Placement Committee of XLRI would like to sincerely acknowledge the efforts of every student, faculty member as well as other key contributors towards running the placements of 2017.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude towards our recruiters who have once again reposed their faith in the institute and the students who graduate from its flagship programs year on year. We have seen an overwhelming increase in the number of recruiters willing to partner with XLRI and we owe this to the efforts of the students who consistently perform well and bring laurels to the institute.
Batch Snapshot

Final Placements 2017
  • Total Number of PPOs received: 121 for a batch of 359, a significant increase in PPOs over last year
  • The median salary offered to the batch is INR 19.00 lakhs per annum while the average is INR 19.21 lakhs. Both these figures have shot up over last year
  • Average CTC in the Marketing Space: 21.8 lpa
  • Average CTC in the operations Space: 26.5 lpa
  • Number of participating firms: 139, with 42 first time recruiters/roles
  • Number of offers with a CTC greater than 25 lpa up by 18%
  • Number of new roles opened up on campus see a rise of 17% over last year
  • XLRI’s unrivalled reputation for its Human Resources Program was clearly visible as the HR students secured excellent job offers across sectors viz. Consulting, FMCG, General Management and other sectors in large numbers
Sector-wise Turnout
Human Resources

Human Resources and Industrial Relations has for the longest time now been an immensely renowned degree offered by XLRI with most number of CHROs in the corporate space being its alumni. XLRI prides itself in the breadth of HR roles it brings on campus, spanning the FMCG, BFSI, Technology, Consulting sectors.


Reputed Management Consulting firms such as The Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Co., Accenture Strategy have continued to recruit students from XLRI. This year, XLRI has also seen an increased participation from industry majors such as Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Everest Group, Gallup, KPMG, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Infosys Global Consulting, Capgemini Consulting, Cognizant Business Consulting, Positive Moves and Zensar.

Marketing and Media

Sales and Marketing opportunities offered by the FMCG sector have contributed to establishing XLRI as one of the most preferred recruitment destinations over the years. This year, was no different with industry majors like HUL, P&G, ITC, Mondelez, Nestle, Reckitt Benckiser, Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Asian Paints, Colgate Palmolive, AB InBev, Heinz, GSK CH, HCCB among others opening up roles in the Sales and Marketing space. The media sector too made its presence felt this Placement season, with Star TV and Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd opening up multiple roles on campus.


XLRI, this year has seen a huge increase in the number of technology management roles being offered on campus. Few of the firms that have recruited in this space include Uber, Directi, HCL, Capgemini, Infosys, Accenture, Tech Mahindra, Tata Sky and IBM among others.

General Management

XLRI, with its students specializing in both the Human Resource and Business Management functions, continued to see reputed conglomerates such as Tata Sons Group (TAS), Aditya Birla Group, Mahindra & Mahindra, Reliance Industries, Lodha group, Future group, RPG among others recruiting students in good numbers for their General Management roles.


In continuation with the positive growth of offers from the Financial space, that has been observed during the Summer Placements earlier in the year, XLRI has seen offers made by reputed firms in the financial sector. Students picked up PPOs from Investment banking roles offered by JPMC, Goldman Sachs and Avendus Capital. Recruiters from the BFSI space also include Citibank, Development Bank of Singapore, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank among others. ICICI Bank was the largest recruiter in this space. Students were also offered the wealth management role by Avendus Capital and Kotak Mahindra Bank. Other companies also visited campus offering PE, VC and IB roles.


The Operations space at XLRI this year has been a major bright spot, with some of the best roles in this domain being offered on campus. Amazon BOLD, Uber, PayTM, Cloudtail, Rivigo are among the firms to have made offers to students this year.

About XLRI

XLRI - Xavier School of Management (formerly known as XLRI - Xavier Labor Relations Institute) is a Premier, Private Management Institute in India founded in 1949 by Fr Quinn Enright, S.J. in the Steel city of Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. Over the last seven decades, XLRI has helped shape responsible business leaders who serve organizations of repute across the globe. As an institution, XLRI continually strives to contribute its mite to the professional growth and management of innumerable organizations that serve the public.

XLRI Summer Internship 2016
  • Largest ever batch size of 361 gets placed in record time of 2.5 days
  • This year saw steep rise in the stipends being offered across all sectors in summer internships
  • XLRI successfully continued its parallel placement process - 'Parivartan', for students willing to work with social sector organizations

10th October, 2016: Xavier School of Management (XLRI) has achieved 100% placements for the batch of 2016-18 consisting of 361 students in just 2.5 days, reinforcing its dominance among premier B-schools in India.

The summer internship recruitment process saw participation of 92 companies offering 156 roles across domains including consulting, finance, sales and marketing, operations, business development, Human Resource and Industrial Relations.

Once again XLRI's traditional recruiters demonstrated their confidence in the students and hired in large numbers. The top recruiters on campus in terms of numbers were: Accenture, Aditya Birla Group, Akzonobel, BCG, General Electric, ITC, Hindustan Unilever, Mahindra, Mondelez, Procter & Gamble, Star India and TAS.

In addition to the above, 21 first time recruiters participated in the recruitment process and offered 28 new roles across domains.

The flagship Business Management program too continued to receive a resounding response from the industry while XLRI maintained its dominance as the foremost recruitment destination for budding HR managers. The sector wise split of offers is as follows: FMCG at 26%, BFSI at 13%, Conglomerates at 13%, Manufacturing at 12%, Consulting at 7%, and the remaining 29% in Technology, Media, Pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas, Power, Retail, Automotive etc.

While e-commerce was a major recruiter last year accounting for 8% of the offers, this number has halved this year and the share has reduced to 4%.

Fr. E Abraham, Director of XLRI commented "We are overwhelmed with the 100% success yet again in summer placements and I congratulate the batch of 2016-18. Our students have got into diverse industry sectors which is an affirmation of the all-round integral formation we strive to impart to our students"

"As a socially aware and conscientious institution, XLRI prides itself in its association with social sector organizations and in a calibrated way has launched a parallel placement process called 'Parivartan'. The aim of this initiative is to show our solidarity towards social causes." he added.

The Parivartan program: An opportunity for students to explore summer internship opportunities with Non-Government Organizations and Not-for-Profit Organizations received applications from several students. The 'Parivartan' internship program is conducted a week prior to the summer internship recruitment week to ensure students can make a conscious decision of contributing to the society rather than opting for the corporate stint.

About XLRI

XLRI Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur is a premier, private management institute in India founded in 1949 by Fr Quinn Enright, S.J. in the 'steel city' of Jamshedpur (www.xlri.ac.in). Over the last six decades, the institute has grown into a top-ranking business management school of international repute with a wide portfolio of management programs and research publications. Its alumni are spread around the globe and have demonstrated responsible business leadership in their organizations. XLRI continually strives to contribute its mite to the professional growth and management of numerous organizations and institutions across industry sectors.