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Executive PGDM [earlier called PGDM (GM)]


In the journey of transformation, XLRI didn't just follow others but opened new vistas of management education. For XLRI, catering to the needs of the aspiring business leaders, industry and the nation is an important guiding philosophy. The teaching methodology empowers students to think beyond the possible, providing the guidance and industry related learning, thereby enabling students to become the future leaders with a human touch.

XLRI offers a fifteen-month full-time residential management program PGDM (General Management), previously known as GMP. Incoming students having a minimum of five years of experience in varied fields like IT/ITeS, Energy/Power, Automobile, Manufacturing etc are crystallized into modern corporate warriors imbibed with a human touch. The course enables students to grasp the latest in management theory, broadens perspectives and launches them into new avenues of problem solving. XLRI's deep commitment to nation building is demonstrated year on year as the program nurtures socially responsible change agents transforming the business landscape of modern India.

This one of the flagship programs offered by XLRI and this program has received various prestigious accreditations including AMBA, AICTE etc. The superlative course structure combined with the substantial work-experience of the participants makes them highly sought after by the industry post-graduation.

Placement Overview for 2019-20 batch

The placement drive for Ex-PGDM, XLRI's 15 months flagship Ex-MBA programme, for the class graduating May 2020, was concluded on a prepossessing note. The batch comprised a total of 101 finest and handpicked talents, encompassing of a healthy mix of core and service sector firms augmented by an active interest from start-ups gave rise to a dynamic placement process. While 6 students were on sabbatical, 95 students opted for placements. The average work experience of the batch was 6.2 years which clearly indicated the industry trend of welcoming experienced professionals who were enhanced by management theory. The engagement process with the recruiting partners saw majority of previous recruiters extending recruitment year on year, along with new recruiters showing interest in our program.

The response from the industry was overwhelming, with the likes of Accenture, Axis Bank, Cognizant, Genpact, Larsen & Turbo, Novartis taking part in the recruitment process. The rolling placements started in November 2019 and multiple roles were offered to the class of 2020 including Associate Vice President, Product Manager, Business Manager, Data Analyst, Business Strategist, Senior Consultant, and Decision Analytics Consultant. The roles were offered for functions such as IT/ITES, Strategy, Manufacturing, Banking, Consulting, Operations, Marketing, Sales/Business development, Supply Chain, Quality assurance, and Analytics domain.

Job Roles Offered
Assistant Vice President - HR [Genpact] Operations Manager [Amazon] Executive Assistant to Chairman [L & T] Director - Business Development [Tracxn]
Assistant Vice President - Product Development [JP Morgan] FS Strategic Advisor [HCL] Account Executive [Microsoft India] Assistant Vice President - Credit Risk [Credit Suisse]
Assistant Vice President - BFSI [Axis Bank] Assistant Vice President [Bandhan Bank] Assistant Vice President [Developer Group] Decision Analytics Consultant [ZS Associates]
Assistant Vice President - Master Black Belt [Genpact] Risk and Security Consultant [Cognizant] Senior Brand Manager [Solitaire] Business Development Manager [Schindler]
Gold Grad [Sutherland] Product Manager [Hewlett-Packard] Product Manager [ADP] Sr. Consultant [Cognizant]

Placement Highlights

Head 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18
Salary Details   Amount (in Rs. Lakhs) Amount (in Rs. Lakhs) Amount (in Rs. Lakhs)
Highest Salary 30 48 27.9
Median Salary 18 18.9 17.1
Average Salary of Top 10% 23.5 32 24.1
Average Salary of Top 25% 21.3 23.5 21.7
Average Salary of Top 50% 20 22.6 20.1

Placements 2019-20

Placements 2018-19

Placements 2017-18