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LIFE @ XLRI

Life at XL is a vibrant blend of class lectures, study sessions, management fests and competitive sports meets. The unique XL culture springs from its closely-knit student community. An environment of caring and sharing is what makes this B-school different. Despite a highly competitive spirit amongst students to excel academically, the atmosphere outside the classroom is one of great comradeship. A fresher is greeted with warmth and is made a part of the student fraternity. Intense academic rigour and an incredible phenomenon called the XL culture together make up for a hectic yet heady concoction of work and play. As all programmes are residential, the seniors and juniors share an amicable relation. It is hence no surprise that XLRI has the most extensive alumni network among all Indian B-schools. Team work is stressed throughout your tenure at XL. In fact, the environment of bitter rivalry among students that traditionally prevails in B-schools has been removed through conscious efforts by the institute. Instead, an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation has been carefully nurtured over the years and this makes XLers excellent team players and leaders in every organization that they become a part of.

In addition to this, XLRI lays great emphasis on ethics and on social responsibility. The institute is highly regarded in the corporate world for its efforts to instill these qualities in tomorrow's business leaders. Built into the curriculum are novel concepts like the Village Exposure Programme that develop social awareness by taking every student back to their roots. For an Xler there is something happening at XL all the time. There are conferences, seminars, guest lectures and workshops where a student is exposed to diverse views, and opinions of the greatest minds in the world of business. Yet, a good part of the XL life is much more than just academics. While the committee activities by the student body ensures your everyday life is much more than academics, there are also annual events that reiterate it. We have the annual management, cultural and sports fest Ensemble Valhalla, the marketing extravaganza MAXI fair and the age old XL-IIMC sports meet to name a few.

A student, irrespective of her/his stream, always finds an opportunity to explore their interests. Innovation is religion at XL and a little initiative can take you a long way. The formal and informal committees at XLRI take full advantage of this freedom and involve the XLers in numerous activities that help one to experiment and explore new management avenues.