XLer posts on the Official Google Blog

We’ve got an XLer who’s posted on the Official Google Blog, and thereby becoming the XL blogger with the largest audience for a single post (note that the blog has an estimated 638,000 readers!)

Manoj Verghese XL pmir 97, head of HR Google India posted this some days ago.

Placement info - XL's One year full time Exec MBA

Many readers may not be aware, since 1997, XLRI has a full-time 1 year Executive MBA program (1000 contact class hours).
Since last year, XLRI is also providing the placement facilities to them (given the difference in profile and coursework, this process is separate from the placement process of the 2 year course). Last year’s placement got average number of offers per candidate equaling 2.16 and average salary for domestic offers being 15 Lakhs INR.
If you know someone who would be interested in the following profile, please pass on this information
The current batch consists of 55 self-sponsored students
Minimum Work-Ex: 5 yrs
Average Work-Ex: 7.5 yrs
Experience in diverse sectors such as Airline, Energy, FMCG, Banking, Government Services, IT & ITES, Management Consultancy, Manufacturing, Shipping and Telecom.
Functions handled: Operations (30%), IT/Consulting (25%), Marketing (17%), Engineering (15%), Finance (10%), R&D (3%)
Average age: 29yrs
The Placement will be a week-long event in Mumbai starting Feb 9th
After the Mumbai event, the process would acquire a "rolling" flavor, on a need basis, where companies can interview candidates at XLRI campus in Jamshedpur.
For more information (and request for profiles/brochure), please contact:
Srinidhi Vavle
+91 99553 27752
Ph: 91 - 657 - 398 3184/ 398 3221
Fax: 91 - 657 - 222 7814

Pre-Placement Offers at XLRI

In an impressive prelude to the annual placement season, XLRI Jamshedpur has announced a total of 57 Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs), translating into corporate invites for one-third of the batch even before signing into the Placement season.

The offers ranged across a varied spectrum of verticals – from Strategy Consulting to Investment Banking, Corporate branding to Human Capital, and Technology Management to Corporate Finance.

JP Morgan Chase, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Reliance Capital and Axis Bank were some of the leading recruiters in the Finance Domain who deemed it fit to offer Trading, Investment Banking, Treasury, Commercial Banking, Equity Research, Human Resources and other coveted roles to students right out of their summer internships.

The Hay Group, Ernst and Young, Hewitt, Mercer, TAS, the Aditya Birla Group and Deloitte were among the recruiters vying for a piece of the Consulting, Human Resources and General Management pie in the batch by confirming their interest in interns.

Unilever, Procter and Gamble, Asian Paints, ITC, Cadbury, and Nestle were the leading FMCG and consumer durable majors that snapped up trainees choosing to pursue a career in marketing, branding and sales.

Microsoft, CTS, IBM, and a host of systems majors were pleased to extend offers in Business Development, Human Resources, and Marketing to students.

‘’While the performance of our students was no surprise in itself, and justifies the recognition accorded by the Industry, the offers are hopefully just the beginning, and set the tone for a robust placement season’’, said Prof. Uday Damodaran, Placement Coordinator, XLRI.

In addition, with more Pre-Placement Offers yet to come in, and Pre Placement Interviews scheduled over the next few weeks, the number is likely to see a significant increase as the students enter the Lateral Recruitment Programme and Campus Recruitment Programme.

- source the XLRI News Network ;-)

XLRI gets a new Director!

Here's the news:

New year is ushering in change at B-schools too. Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubneshwar and Xavier Labour Relations Institute of Management, Jameshedpur have got new Directors at the helm of affairs.

Former Director of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubneshwar (XIMB) Fr E Abraham has taken over the charge as new Director at Xavier Labour Relations Institute of Management, Jameshedpur on Jan 1, 2008. Father P T Joseph is the new Director of XIMB. He assumed the charge at XIMB on December 26, 2007.

Pictures of XLRI alumni Homecoming

Happy New Year dear friends. Here are some great pics of the XL Alumni Homecoming in November 2007 to start off the year on a great note! Thanks to Mr. N Venkatesh !