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Executive PGDM [earlier called PGDM (GM)]

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all" - Aristotle

The genesis of XLRI began when Fr. Quinn Enright, S.J in 1949 laid the corner stone of one of the most celebrated management institutions of India, XLRI. Along with Fr. Bill Tome and other Jesuits, Fr. Quinn with the vision of "Renewing the face of the earth", meticulously transformed the institution into a Brand which is now respected worldwide.

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 people and nation is the most vital 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 Ex-PGDM, previously known as PGDM (General) / 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.


This year the Ex-PGDM program comprises of seven terms with duration of all terms ranges between 5 to 13 weeks depending on number of subjects in each term. Every term ends with an exam. The first 3 Terms are broadly focused on to build rudimentary management concepts across all disciplines. The 15 core courses offered during this time includes subjects from finance, economics, marketing, operations, strategy, business ethics and sustainable development. The remaining Terms of the program can be customized, allowing you to choose approximately 20 different electives that support your career and learning objectives. XLRI offers a rich and varied choice of electives for you to choose from - over 53 altogether



The Ex-PGDM batch consists of driven individuals with a minimum of 5 years of experience representing diverse backgrounds, cultures and functions with a will to thrive and evolve. Many individuals have excelled in industry roles with work experience in top global organisations. The new learning initiatives promote innovation and build on diversity and depth of each of the individuals, ultimately adding to their cognitive content and developing a resilient reaction to the current strenuous season. The individuals learn to represent and work with people from a blend of demographics while adding his or her unique perspectives and learnings to the rich knowledge base. A vigorous weave of people with rich work experiences in diverse fields such as IT, Manufacturing & Engineering, Energy, E-commerce, Education, Retail, Shipping, Automobile, Banking, Petroleum, Medical Sciences, Aviation and Government services make academic interactions and projects even more stimulating.



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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.


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.