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98% of XLRI students get placements in 4 days

PTI  Jamshedpur, February 16, 2013
First Published: 13:01 IST(16/2/2013) | Last Updated: 13:36 IST(16/2/2013)

XLRI, a premier business school in Jamshedpur, successfully placed 98% of its students in four days with an excellent diversity in job profiles across different industry sectors.


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75 recruiters participated with 255 offers being made for a batch of 240 students  across its Business Management and Human Resource programmes, a XLRI release said on Saturday.

The median salary of the batch was over Rs.16.2 lakh per annum.

XLRI’s reputation for its Human Resources Programme was clearly visible as the HR students secured excellent job offers across sectors viz; Consulting, FMCGs and other sectors in large numbers while around 65 students  got PPOs (Pre-Placement Offers) from their summer internships.

The Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) firms hired in big numbers.

Fr E Abraham, director of XLRI said that "against the backdrop of an economic slowdown this year it is truly gratifying to see many respected organizations coming to XLRI year-after-year for recruiting our talented students.

We attribute the excellent placements this year as an affirmation by the industry of the high-standards of management-centric education that we strive to deliver to our students. The placement process at our campus concluded in a record time of just 4 days, with 98% of the batch getting meaningful placement offers from reputed organizations across industry sectors," Abraham said.

Prominent recruiters included Standard Chartered Bank, Citibank, Nomura, Goldman Sachs and Development Bank of Singapore among others in the finance sector while Unilever, Procter & Gamble, ITC, Kraft Cadbury, Asian Paints, Castrol, GSK Consumer Healthcare, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Loreal, Colgate Palmolive and Pidilite among others offered roles in Sales and Marketing and HR functions. ITC was the largest recruiter in the FMCG space.


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