XLRI was founded in 1949 by Fr. Quinn Enright, S.J. in the Steel City of Jamshedpur. Fr. Enright visualized XLRI to be a partner in the liberation and development journey of the independent India with a vision of "renewing the face of the earth". Fr. Bill Tome joined hands with him to bring that vision to fruition. Both, together with the other Jesuit companions, worked tirelessly towards translating the Vision "Renewing the face of the earth" into action.
Over many years XLRI has developed its own identity. The hallmark of this identity is, not to walk on the beaten path but to strike new routes; not to benchmark but to be benchmarked, to be second to none but to be the first to respond to the needs of the people and the nation, by taking up the tasks which are bold but necessary which nobody has hitherto taken up.This enterprising and pioneering spirit can be witnessed throughout the history of XLRI.
The institute has a sprawling campus located in Jamshedpur with the scenic setting of the Dalma Hills in the North and the Tata Iron & Steel Company in the South.
The Library of XLRI came into existence in 1949 when the Institute was established in the Steel City of Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. It was named after late Sir, JehangirGhandy in February 1972. The aim of the Library is to cater to the information needs of our faculty, Research Scholars, Students and itsother Members . It is the heart of the institution and acts as a center for the collection of literature predominantly related to labour relations, management and its allied subjects and intends todevelops a comprehensive collection of information that is useful for teaching, research and learning purpose. User satisfaction is the current day approach to library service. To keep pace with the modern developments in the arena of library, Library has been automated and RFID system has been installed.
Sports & Recreation
S. C. Sarkar Gymnasium
Sports are taken seriously at XLRI. The fields/courts on campus include Badminton, Basket Ball, Cricket, Football, Tennis and Volley Ball. There is a multi gymnasium located in the building named after Mr. S. C. Sarkar.
Indoor sports facilities are available in the students' residences.
In addition to the facilities on campus, students at XL have access to swimming pools, tennis courts, squash courts, and a synthetic athletics track through our affiliation with local clubs and other sports associations.
Information Technology is unarguably the defining force of this millennium, and XLRI is poised to break new ground as the most e-enabled Business School in India. The initial focus of being system friendly has now resulted in a virtual flood of e-initiatives. Beginning with the up gradation of infrastructure like marching towards Wi-Fi campus, supplemented by the introduction of new courses, workshops, seminars, live projects and setting up a Centre for e-Business that aims to facilitate industry-academia interface. Thus enabling the creation of whole new batch of tech-savy managers with the skills to integrate technology solutions to the workplace environment has begun.
The computing resources at XLRI include latest servers and workstations, a state-of-the-art campus network and 90 MBPS raw bandwidth WAN connectivity. There are high-end servers, which host the XLRI web page, Mail and SNTP server, Oracle, Lotus notes, SAS, DB2 and other software.
Apart from value added learning of different packages, access to various database, electronic journal and software, XLRI is providing Web hosted SAP solution for hands on ERP through University Alliance programme.
XLRI has GIGABIT Fiber backbone throughout the campus to support the Institute`s local area network. Every student is equipped with a laptop/desktop in his/her room and has round the clock access to intranet as well as internet. Entire academic activities such as e-bulletin board, e-discussion forum, grades and feedback, on line leave application, course outline, electives, handouts, class schedule are made available to the faculty, students and the administration on their desktop. Apart from the individual nodes, more than 500 units of latest Pentium workstation, scanners, laser printers or desk jet printers, close circuit camera, multimedia projectors, digital camera to serve the desk need of faculty, student's computer centre, classrooms, examination hall, auditorium, library and various administrative offices. The institute also has its own video conferencing facility through dedicated ISDN lines.
Hostel facilities at XLRI, are provided for students of the residential programs, consist of the four hostel blocks with more than 400 rooms in total. Every hostel room has access points linking it to the campus-wide network and the various network resources and services.
The Fr. Enright Men's Residence
The first hostel block to be built, this building is an imposing five-storied structure that was constructed in 1969. GH1 has 100+ rooms in both single-occupancy and twin-sharing formats. This building also houses the XL mess, the kitchens, "Cellar" the convenience store. GH1 has three large open areas for student functions and recreational activities. Enright Hall containing recreation and indoor sporting facilities is also situated inside GH1.
The St. Thomas Men's Residence
GH3 is the newest of the four hostel buildings on the XLRI campus. This building is a sprawling three-storied structure with 100+ single-occupancy rooms. This building has a brand new mess and a large atrium for student functions and social gatherings. It also has a common recreation room with TV.
The Mother Teresa Women's Residence
The New Ladies Hostel was built in 1998 in order to accommodate an increasing number of girl students across the various programmes. A three-storied building, it provides accommodation in 45 single/double occupancy rooms. Each floor is equipped with facilities, such as phones, water filter & cooler, a common room and TV, which create a homely atmosphere. All hostel rooms are computerized and have 24 hours internetaccess. The Internet and the Intranet of the Institute enable the students to constantly interact with each other and be connected to the outside world.
The Nilima Acharji Women's Residence
A smaller hostel block GH2 is a three storied building and shares messing and other facilities with GH1 and GH3. It has 20+ twin-sharing rooms.
The campus has two state-of-the-art auditoriums, both fully air-conditioned. The Small Auditorium, as the first one is called the oldest of the two, with a seating capacity for about 150 people. This auditorium plays host to internal student events, guest lectures and seminars, and the famed XLRI Student General Body Meetings.
The Tata Auditorium, the bigger of the two has a capacity for about 1,000 people, and is known in music circles to have one of the finest acoustic systems in this region. The Tata Auditorium hosts all major events ranging from the Annual Convocation, the Ethics Oration and Ensemble to performances in arts and music from the finest connoisseurs from India and abroad. It has played host to a huge number of eminent personalities over the years.
Established in 1949, XLRI School of Business Management and Human Resources, attracts some of the best talent from all over the country. It has established a niche for itself as a premier institution in the country, apart from being the oldest B-School in the country, and so perhaps a natural pioneer of sorts. XLRI broke new ground with the concept of a Marketing Research Fair as early as 1979 with MAXI Fair, and has been imitated widely in Colleges across India. That legacy of innovation lives on. Then it was MAXI Fair, now it is Behavioral labs.
Why Recruit At XLRI?
Established in 1949, XLRI is the oldest B-School in the country
Faculty at XLRI have taught and researched at schools across the world like ESADE Barcelona, Harvard, LSE, Columbia University, NYU Stern
Faculty members include regular advisors to organizations such as Reserve Bank of India, World Bank, Ford Foundation and United Nations
2nd Overall, Economic Times 2011 India's Preferred Schools - E&Y, IMRB
4th Outlook India 2011 Top 75 Management Schools
4th Overall Rankings 2011, Pagalguy.com Most Preferred B - Schools
1st Operations, Economic Times 2011 India's Preferred Schools - E&Y, IMRB
1st Human Resources, continuously ranked #1 in India for the last 40 years
XLRI BM students have a median XAT/GMAT score 99.00/730
XLRI HRM students have a median XAT/GMAT score 97.2/650
XLRI GM students have a median XAT/GMAT score 94.0/682
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XLRI with its single vision of Magis, i.e., pursuit of excellence, focuses on three areas: academic excellence, personal values and social concern.
A special word of welcome to our Alumni, who are eminent, in every walk of life and in every part of the world. This network with your alma mater will bring nostalgic feeling for you. But XLRI has a loving mother's pride in knowing what you are doing, how you are doing and what XLRI you like to see.
XLRI spares no effort to make its curriculum world-class and deliver it in the most effective manner. It constantly scans the developments in business and in society and tries to proact to meet the challenges.
Its world-class faculty with its commitment and deep sense of service delivers the curriculum very effectively. XLRI tries its best to recruit the best faculty, induct them properly and help them to imbibe Excel culture and value and serve the students and industry with great dedication. They are also deeply involved in research and consultancy. Their involvement in industry makes their teaching very relevant and current.
Our MDP programmes have helped thousands of junior, middle and senior executives across the length and breadth of the country to update their knowledge and their skills.
Our outreach programmes Executive-PGP, Satellite-based Programmes, General Management Programmes and overseas have helped many working people to upgrade their knowledge to climb the career ladder.
These multiple programmes aim to serve many sections of society and many areas of management. We are also planning to serve you in many other ways.
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E. Abraham, S.J.