XLRI, Jamshedpur, is going to accept applications for XAT from August 12, 2013 till November 22, 2013. The exam will be held on January 5, 2014. This year, XAT has added a few additional centres including Udaipur, besides 44 cities in India and three international cities of Dhaka, Dubai and Kathmandu. The eligibility criterion for XAT 2013 is three-years of bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised university or a deemed university.
As a recent development, XLRI has launched a new programme called positive organisation development and change (MPOD). This programme is being launched in association with Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, USA). It has been designed specifically for mid-career executives with a passion for leading change initiatives. It will aim at enhancing their leadership and change management skills, building sustainable institutions, and shaping vibrant communities. The programme will be open to experienced professionals from all functional areas.
The MPOD programme will commence in November 2013. It will be conducted in six one-week modules spread over 15 months. The modules will be conveniently spaced 10-12 weeks apart, making the programme flexible enough to accommodate the busy schedules of executives and enabling them to attend on-campus classroom sessions without leaving their employment. Each module would be of 4-7 days’ duration. Four modules of the programme would be held at XLRI, Jamshedpur or other locations selected by XLRI; the remaining two modules would be held back-to-back over a fortnight at Weatherhead’s campus in Cleveland, USA. In the intervening period between modules, participants will work on projects in their respective organisations. They will also receive additional online guidance from the MPOD faculty.
Candidates interested in applying for admission into the MPOD programme may visit http://weatherhead.case.edu/ degrees/mpod-india/admission to complete an online application form.
The last date for applying is June 30, 2013. The fee structure for the programme will amount to slightly above $35000 (or its equivalent in rupees).