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Alumni Speak - PGDM(GM)

  • Girish Hukkeri
    Class of 2006
    Current Position: Founder, embryoFund and
    VP Sales at SST India Pvt. Ltd.
    The impeccable intellectual pedigree of many of the institute's professors is unmatched even by the best of the best Business Leadership Schools of the world. The profound & powerful foundation for the intellectual quest of wisdom they lay in the fertile, prepared & competent minds of the learners helps them to seek solutions to the myriad & complicated challenges faced in the business world they are thrown in! I've always found great pleasure in seeking and coming out with the most optimal solutions to the most vexing problems I've ever faced! That's how XLRI, Jamshedpur prepares us! The Alumni are probably the most vibrant! I've met the finest professionals with the highest integrity in the alumni meets. Above all else, ... they are the best of human beings!
  • Manoj Jindal
    Class of 2011
    Current Position: Vice President - Supply Chain Management, Himachal Futuristic Communications Limited Group, Gurgaon
    One of the best decisions in my life was to get admission into XLRI GM program. I was always interested in learning the management side of business, and XLRI proved my decision was right. Excellent pedagogy, world-class faculty and industry-focussed curriculum make sure that students learn all the nuances of business. GM program is focussed on producing top-notch mid-senior level leaders. Rigorous admission process ensures that the cohort is of the best quality and so the learning is immense. Diverse student background enables holistic peer learning. Well spread alumni network of XLers, because of XLRI being one of the oldest B school, facilitate excellent coordination with industry.
  • Santosh Kumar Sahoo
    Class of 2010
    Current Position: Senior Director - Customer Success, MuleSoft, New York
    The current batch of XLRI's PGDM(GM) students are an amazing bunch of future leaders. I had the opportunity to interact with them during my session on "Customer Success". I was impressed by their diverse backgrounds, interesting questions and level of maturity to take up the next level role. Having been a graduate of the program from 2009-10, I can certainly attribute a lot of my professional success to this program. Over the years, the program has only improved in terms of curriculum and the quality of students and currently stands out as the premier MBA program for experienced professionals. Would certainly recommend organizations looking to hire their future leaders to strongly consider this program.
  • Pulasta Mahapatra
    Class of 2015
    Current Position: Senior Consulting Manager,
    Deloitte SEA, Malaysia
    Landing in XLRI was a game-changer and joining GM program was even better. I wouldn't deny that initially, I struggled to keep up with the pace of the curriculum when my peers were demonstrating exemplary performance. The curriculum was rigorous more so as we were in abundance of knowledge but not so of time. Apart from the business know-how, this program helped to shape my character to be able to deal with challenging situations, thrive and stay resilient. More than the degree, the program stressed on the need to develop Industry-specific skill-set like Automation, blockchain, analytics and IoT. Vibrant campus, agile curriculum, amazing infrastructure, brilliant faculty and deep industry connect makes GM special.
  • Ambuj Kumar Tripathi
    Class of 2015
    Current Position: Vice President, Deutsche Bank
    The GM Program is quite rigorous, albeit very rewarding in the long-haul of your career. Your experience, when combined with the top-notch management training of XLRI, produces a potent combination for success. However, just being in XLRI should not be construed as a ticket to high salaries and leadership positions; you need to work very hard on your structured thinking, communication skills and all-round knowledge. XLRI provides every bit of infrastructure, support and best quality course curriculum to help you achieve this. I definitely gained a lot from the program, and it helped me advance much faster than usual in my career. I owe a lot to my interaction with peers in the batch and the race against time to finish all assignments while also maintaining a healthy campus life with participation in extracurricular activities.
  • Ayan Banerjee
    Class of 2014
    Current Position: Supply Chain Finance Lead Analyst, GE Healthcare
    XLRI PGDM (GM) was quite a memorable experience for me, after five years working in a Public Sector this was a welcome change to study with batchmates coming from as varied backgrounds as Medical, Legal and entrepreneurs. XLRI has undoubtedly the best academics curriculum in India, and the god-like Professors have equipped me with immense knowledge to springboard my career into diverse functions. The memories I’ve created with my friends on campus would be etched in my life forever as an XLer.
  • Vivek Srinivasan
    Class of 2013
    Current Position: VP - Project Management Office, RBL Bank
    The one thing that remains constant before XLRI, on campus and after graduation is the person we are within. For me, the absolute synchronization of the ultimate goal - "For the greater good" was the drive. This once in a lifetime journey made me introspect, analyze, evaluate and made the rediscovery an enriching experience. I hope for this adventure for the current batch and wish them all the best for the road ahead.
  • Chandan Kumar
    Class of 2014
    Current Position: Director, Standard Chartered Bank, New York
    Studying at XLRI gave me exposure to a diverse set of people. It enabled me to appreciate different perspectives on the same topic, you do get that perspective over a period of time anyway, but at XL you have access to it much faster and in a compact form. In XLRI campus, you are exposed to so much knowledge and energy that you are in a constant state of ‘creative tension’. Thank You, XL, for evolving me into the individual I am today.
  • Anshuman Jaiswal
    Class of 2010
    Current Position: Principal, Kearney, New York
    I owe my structured thinking, ability to persevere and have broad perspectives on several business issues to XLRI. I always remind colleagues in my current profession of management consulting that if you have gone to B-school, it is to become a leader and to lead by example. XLRI and the general management programme gave me all the opportunities to flourish and grow - the academic environment, the approachable professors and most importantly, talented classmates with diverse perspectives shaped my professional career. What is most important in life is the ability to learn from others, and listen and respect the point of view, even if it diametrically opposite to yours - and XL environment prepares you for that.
  • Abhinav Srivastav
    Class of 2013
    Current Position: Engineering Program Manager, Google Shopping i18n and Surface Expansion Google, California
    My experience at XLRI was nothing short of life-changing. It helped me navigate my professional journey from the high seas of the Atlantic to deep tech in Google. The General Management course structure gave the ability to put a sounding rod to all facets of business, developing a strong management situational awareness. Peer to peer learning, given some noteworthy work experience people, was a significant plus, and I took away tons of practical knowledge. Above all, the XLRI faculty is not just renowned but also very engaging and approachable both during and long after the course.
  • Sreya De
    Class of 2020
    Current Position: Director - Continuing Education, Sutherland
    The one year spent in XLRI has been a massive breath of fresh air for me. I come with an educational experience of 4 years in an all-girls engineering college and a professional experience of almost six years in a Manufacturing Giant. Getting an MBA school experience was an individual milestone that I had my eyes on since 2015! XLRI made that happen! The General Management Program for me was all about round the clock academic rigour, full-fledged debates, team management, sleepless nights, a laundry list of buzz words, countless roller coaster rides of committee work, some amazing friendships, and lots & lots of learning in one thousand different areas (if not more). The teachers make sure to give you a tough time with a smile on their faces and leave you in awe of the excellence of the XL culture. XL has been XL because of the people - be it the immensely active & dedicated students whose creativity knows no bounds, or the best in class faculty who ensure to make you indebted to them for life, or the staff, who make sure your stay in the campus is worth every sweat, penny, and tear! Once you set foot in the XL premises, it’s the brand that forces you to bring out your best self and make magic. And that’s exactly what happened to me! I will be forever grateful for such an incredible experience in this awesome institution!
  • Anu Senan
    Class of 2013
    Current Position: Business Transformation Specialist, UNICEF, New York
    As a working executive with prior experience, I found the one year executive MBA programme at XLRI to be different from a regular MBA from other B-Schools.
    In the first few weeks of the programme, students are immersed in a team-building exercise that includes living in the wilderness overnight and exposure to rural and tribal communities in the state. In a fashion uncommon to the academic world, the business management programme forces future leaders and managers to leave the comfort of their classrooms to understand the real challenges that India’s poorest and weakest face.
    In the rigorous year-long programme, students are expected to unlearn their existing concepts of management and corporate leadership and learn new ways of working and thinking. It was truly a humbling experience to learn from professors who are some of the most renowned in their field.
    The classroom became a delightful training ground in understanding and accepting differing viewpoints when students with diverse industry backgrounds and varying levels of work experience came together. As they say, the mark of true education is how well you can entertain an idea without accepting or rejecting it.
    XLRI didn’t just provide me with a degree for the corporate world. I walked away with the skills to navigate the challenges that life throws our way and the desire to work for the greater good of society.