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Placement Committee (gmpplacement@xlri.ac.in)

The apex and the incredibly vital committee responsible for a smooth placement process in terms of planning, scheduling, and crucial mapping of the student's true potential towards the utmost satisfaction in a holistic manner is, the Placement Committee.

The team shoulders the coordination between the institute and industry connections to ensure the most reputable organisations and opportunities visiting campus for recruitment. The committee runs the entire placement activity, starting from engagement with HRs to hunting for opportunities to land the students' desired proposition finally. Regular maintenance of recruiters and students' database falls on the committee, and the update is imperative for the same. Arrangements spanning from scheduling pre-placement talks to collecting feedback from recruiters are few of a placement committee members' regular duties. The skillset for client management, stakeholder management, risk assessment, negotiation etc. is some of the standard skillsets expected in a Placecom member. The nodal hotspot for recruitments is a body; student-driven, democratically elected and is by the batch, of the batch, and for the batch.

The committee is a closely-knit circle of 9 individuals operating tirelessly towards the greater good. There should be no deficit of motivation and dedication amongst the team and must relentlessly evaluate parameters for placements to raise the bar every year.

The nominations for this coveted position are many but chosen are few, and the rewards arrive in hindsight. A strategic task meant for individuals an edge above and equipped amply with skillsets to guide the entire batch to their destination, their dream job.

Each triumphant year delivers a pride beyond measure with the Placecom ensemble basking in glory and celebrating as one cohort in the end.

Corporate Projects Committee (gmpcpc@xlri.ac.in)

The objective of the CPC is to integrate classroom learning into practical experience by facilitating the students to work on live industry projects. We aim to foster a culture that promotes learning and help the students gain invaluable insights into the industry coupled with practical experience. The 5-member committee is a student driven initiative under the guidance of the GMP placement chairperson Prof. A Kanagaraj. Each of the committee member will be collaborating with Corporates, Start-ups, and other business firms to develop a long-term sustainable relationship while finding the live project opportunities for the batch to pursue. Live Projects provide immense opportunities for the candidates to learn, enhance their managerial skills and business acumen. CPC by means of facilitating these live projects for the batch will be playing a vital role in shaping the careers of the batch's future responsible leaders while empowering them to become the visionary leaders of tomorrow. Committee members of CPC must be enthusiastic and selfless in nature. They need to prioritize the interests of the batch first above all.  The position in the committee is a huge responsibility as the experience from live projects will be vital and will immensely benefit the students in the placement process. The committee needs people who are willing to be held accountable for their actions and are willing the shoulder this crucial responsibility Being a CPC committee member will significantly help in expanding their professional network while collaborating with C-suite executives, gain invaluable insights into the real-world business challenges faced by the organizations. They will also get the opportunities to persuade the organizations to convert these project opportunities into placement offers and assist the batch in the overall placement process.

Career Development Committee (gm.cdc@xlri.ac.in)

Placement in a B-school is an outcome of many variables, most of which are out of students’ control. Preparation is the only aspect in one’s hand. The Career Development Cell (CDC) delivers interview-ready candidates to the interview table.

A candidate’s preparation begins with the all-important Master CV, a document that stores absolutely everything that one may have done in his/her career before XLRI-GMP. Post this, CDC commences a series of interactions with the students to “know the batch,” to understand each candidate’s aspirations, motivations, past experience. This interaction is followed by many career conversations with experts from various fields, XLRI faculty, and the alumni pool. Equipped with this information, candidates narrow down and focus on their possible career choices and are get direction on role clarity and relevant preparatory material.

“Practice makes a person perfect.” CDC takes this adage quite seriously and conducts an extensive mock interview program at XLRI-GMP. Mocks by industry experts, XLRI faculty, CDC members, and alumni make students interview ready for the D-day. Behavioural interviews, functional mocks, case studies, group discussions, stress interview mocks, and various business situations, along with subject matter learning from MBA, are honed at this stage.

The activities above are just about 25% of the critical responsibilities of a CDC member. The role entails several activities in the background such as verification of documents, improvement of CV points, tuning CV to individual JD’s, arranging industry experts’ talks, understanding each candidate’s profile, providing candidates vital feedback at every stage, and coordination with other committees.

While each of the 6 CDC members at XLRI-GMP, 2020-2021, had their reasons to join CDC, common among them all was to help the batch get placed. CDC provides one a golden opportunity to interact closely with varied personalities and gain tremendous exposure to multiple thought processes, raw frameworks, mental models, problem-solving techniques, unique backgrounds, and various experiences.

You are the right person to join CDC if you are selfless, extremely patient, highly dedicated, and supremely disciplined. The role at CDC demands one’s devotion of time and mental faculties for someone else’s success. During your stint at CDC, you will have to juggle between studies and committee activities as long as the placement season is on. You have to be available 24*7 for your batchmates’ help on mocks and all queries. More importantly, you must be a team player, a highly optimistic person who can keep candidates’ morale high, an excellent communicator who can aid candidates in interviews, and versatile enough to advise people from different backgrounds.

Leadership Committee (leadership@xlri.ac.in)

The leadership committee, a flagship committee of the General Management Programme at XLRI, has a rich legacy of inviting Industry leaders and dignitaries to deliver talks and lectures that foster experiential learning beyond the classrooms.

The committee comprises of five members who are elected from the batch by vote. They organize leadership talk series and interactive sessions to strengthen the batch's interface with the industry. Students interact and learn from eminent leaders on the latest trends, disruptions, innovations, leadership lessons, best practices, etc., for that significant uptick in their learning curve. These interactions provide a brilliant platform for the batch to leave their imprint on the leaders who grace us with their presence.

Each year, the committee works in tandem with the GM Office to organize the talk series for the academic year. A lot of work goes behind the scenes as well, right from confirming a date on the calendar to getting the logistics set for the talk to be delivered. Staying ahead of the disruptions brought in by the Pandemic in the year 2020-2021, the committee seamlessly transitioned into hosting the leadership talk series online with equal fervour.

The Leadership committee upholds the spirit of learning, discovering new networking avenues, refining thought processes and mental models with enriching discussions with the industry's best minds. Individuals who share that enthusiasm for continuous learning, zeal in working for the batch's interests, and walking that extra mile should join the committee. Once aboard, it is a thrilling joyride that takes one through a vivid journey of networking, leadership lessons, and insightful masterclasses that stay for life.

Alumni Committee (gmalumcomm@xlri.ac.in)

XLRI Jamshedpur, GM programme boasts of an extremely rich, diverse, and large alumni community. The Alumni committee at PGDM (GM) elected each year ensures that this community connection stays relevant by connecting, engaging, and celebrating with its Alumni via the Alumni Conclave held annually. The event provides a unique opportunity each year for the alumni to reconnect and reminisce their time spent during the MBA, while also providing the GM batch an opportunity of a lifetime to interact with their alumni. It is a nostalgic way for Alumni to relive the XL vibe and is generally a free-flowing event where the Alumnae get a chance to interact with the faculty members as well as their colleagues. A fun-filled event, full of smiles, laugher, bonhomie, and bonding, the Annual GMP Alumni Meet has gone from strength to strength, growing bigger and better with each passing year. The event consists of confluence of GM batch and Alumni sharing myriad of memories, professor talks, special events and networking opportunities fostering great bonding and strengthening ties between the Alumni with their alma mater. The event is fervently hosted by the Alumni Committee each year.

An Ideal Candidate for the Alumni committee should be passionate about,

1) Helping the batch to connect with alumni, and alumni with their alma mater to spur meaningful interactions

2) Identify opportunities and leverage connections for mutual benefit of both the batch and alumni and to sustain a healthy, cordial, and engaging environment to foster growth of the institution, help fellow batchmates and share relevant content/updates with the alums.

3) Advocating for the institution before prospective students and resolving queries.

Branding Committee (brandcommgm@xlri.ac.in)

XLRI’s BrandComm is unique that it represents the batch, and indeed the program, to the rest of the world. It is a unique and significant responsibility, and therefore the BrandComm is one of the most critical committees in the PGDM(GM) Program.

The Committee, made up of five members, is chosen from within the batch by vote – candidates must represent not only a sense of aesthetic, but more significantly, a will to get the job done. This is an important trait that is tested right from the beginning, because the BrandComm is solely in-charge of releasing the XLRI PGDM(GM) brochure, which highlights the program, as well as the profile of every single member of the batch and is placed directly before recruiters across the country. The BrandComm manages everything from coordinating with the external vendor to ensuring quality control over the profiles and pictures of the batch to coordinating with each of the other committees, to ensure the brochure is well-rounded and self-sufficient.

Post the release of the brochure, the BrandComm works round the year to manage the program’s branding – from highlighting key events on social media, to prominently featuring student talent, to managing the XLRI PGDM(GM) website, to organizing events that create awareness about the program and its merits. In 2020-21, the BrandComm organized the Clockspeed Supply Chain Conclave and the Clockspeed Supply Chain Case Competition, attracting almost 2000 entries.

Being in the BrandComm is a crash course in brand management, and people who consider themselves savvy marketers with a can-do spirit should join. A BrandComm member must, first and foremost, have the wider interests of the batch and the program in mind, and be willing to work diligently and consistently for the larger cause.

CR Committee (gmpcr@xlri.ac.in)

The Class Representatives are the face of the batch acting as the prime and official channel between the faculty and the students. Each of these members – a committee of 4 people, are elected by the students. These are two from each of the sections and they represent the interests and feelings of the class on all matters academic. They also liaison with all other committees to facilitate all processes of the batch. The CRs lend voices to the students' concerns and opinions; play an active role in resolving any issues with the faculty and administration in the day-to-day academic activities and encourage and bring new initiatives to table with aim to make the campus life and learning more fun and engaging.

Finance Committee (gmp_fincom@xlri.ac.in)

The first-ever Finance committee of XLRI PGDM(GM) aims to make students proficient in making their own financial and investment decisions. It works at bridging the gap between financial literacy and financial intelligence by inciting students' interest in the field of finance and ensuring thorough learning through competitions, seminars, and continuous knowledge exchange sessions. It also envisions the diversified portfolio management via student investment funds with the aim of delivering excellent returns for its investors. The committee also hosts panel discussion and Union budget sessions with academicians and industry stalwarts from the fields of Finance and Economics. The committee consists of 6 elected members who are passionate about Finance and ready to work the extra mile to help the batch learn the nitty-gritties of the finance world.

CEASE Committee (cease@xlri.ac.in)

Committee for Awareness, Sensitization, and Empowerment (CEASE - cease@xlri.ac.in) is the only committee that works across BM, HRM & GMP. The 20 core committee members are selected from 456 eligible students which includes 4 members from GMP.

The committee acts as a medium between the students and the CASH (Committee against sexual harassment - cash.com@xlri.ac.in) which is an internal complaints (IC) committee constituted under the sexual harassment of women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. CASH has the same powers as vested in a Civil Court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 in respect of summoning and enforcing any person's attendance and examining him on oath; inquiring the discovery and production of documents; and any other matter which may be prescribed. We help students come forward and help them with the process of filing a complaint with CASH and are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of:

1. The identity and address of the aggrieved person, respondent & witness

2. Information relating to conciliation and inquiry proceedings.

We invite experienced POSH (prevention of sexual harassment act) consultants, workplace diversity advisors, lawyers, psychologists, and counsellors to conduct sensitization workshops to educate the students and faculty to help understand the difference between harassment and sexual harassment, legal framework, the scope of POSH applicability, how to ensure clarity in communications both online and offline to enable the campus to be inclusive, diverse and gender neutral.

CEASE organizes several events & competitions on Men's Day, Women's Day, and hosts interactive sessions & guest lectures to discuss pertinent issues surrounding human rights and diversity.

Cultural Committee (gmculturalcom@xlri.ac.in)

The Cultural Committee provides opportunities for students to appreciate and celebrate their cultural diversity on the campus by organizing various events and festivals. The committee provides a platform for the students to celebrate campus life amidst rigorous academics. The cultural committee is responsible for conducting all the cultural activities of functions like Prarambh.  It brings together faculty and students by creating a home-away-from-home experience for students during their stay at XLRI, in the process, creating joyful moments that are cherished by all. The Cultural committee consists of 5 elected members. If you are passionate about socializing, organizing events and most importantly having fun, then Cultural Committee is the place for you.

Sports Committee (sportscommgm@xlri.ac.in)

A team of 5 sports enthusiasts strive to strike a balance between the academic pressure & fun enhancing creative as well analytical thinking capability. The strategic/tactical thinking required for sports activities assists budding managers to grow & learn the nuances that can be incorporated in the day-to-day activity. An individual willing to dedicate their time & effort to enable this amongst the batch should pursue for candidature in the Sportscomm and actively contribute to build memories of a lifetime for all his/her peers.

Infrastructure Committee (gmp.infracomm@xlri.ac.in)

The motto of the Infrastructure Committee is “; Standing Together to Serve You Better."; We believe the primary role of any member of the InfraComm is to stand by the students and help address any and every concern they might have regarding the facilitation at the campus. Previously, the InfraComm was responsible for ensuring that all the campus events are scheduled diligently and run smoothly. However, this year, as we all know, things are different. The InfraComm has developed innovative solutions to keep students enthusiastically engaged in activities while ensuring that the rules are followed, as per the SOPs floated by the college administration. It is the responsibility of the InfraComm to be the students' voice and be a bridge between the students and the college administration. The InfraCom consists of 4 elected members who work as servant leaders to ensure a hassle-free college and hostel life.