09 Feb 2018 20:31 IST

XLRI’s HR cohort gets pick of placements from top firms, PSUs

XLRI Placements 2018 students HR

All 358 candidates placed across finance, consulting, PSU, marketing and FMCG companies

XLRI- Xavier School of Management has successfully concluded placements for the outgoing batch of 2016-18 of its flagship programme Two-year Postgraduate Diploma in Management – HRM and BM — with all 358 candidates securing offers through the final recruitment process in 3.5 days.

The Final Recruitment process saw participation from 132recruiters with 370 offers, inclusive of 29 first-time recruiters .

Highlights of Final Placements 2018

The median salary offered to the batch is ₹21 lakh per annum while the while the average is ₹20.1 lakh per annum . The total number of PPOs received were 122, while the number of first-time recruiters were 29.

Prof Uday Damodaran, Chairperson, Placements (two-year PGDM Programmes), XLRI- Xavier School of Management said: “This has been a good year for both summer as well as final recruitments. We are extremely grateful to all the recruiters for showing belief in the XLRI brand and our students. We hope our relationship with the recruiters will go from strength to strength and will be fruitful for all parties involved.”

Sector-wise turnout

XLRI’s unrivalled reputation for its Human Resources Programme was clearly visible as the HR students secured excellent job offers across sectors such as consulting, FMCG and general management in large numbers.


Reputed management consulting firms such as The Boston Consulting Group, Accenture Technology Consulting, Deloitte S&O, KPMG, EY, Deloitte and PwC recruited from the consulitng domain.

Marketing and FMCG

Sales and marketing opportunities offered by the FMCG sector have contributed to establishing XLRI as one of the most preferred recruitment destinations over the years. This year, was no different, with industry majors such as P&G, Colgate Pamolive, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Nestle, RB Johnson & Johnson, Mondelez, ITC India, AB InBev, and Heinz were among the regular recruiters from the FMCG sector.


Avendus Capital, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, DBS, Societe Generale, Edelweiss and Standard Chartered represented the financial services sector.

General Management

XLRI, with its students specialising in both the Human Resource and Business Management functions, continued to see reputed conglomerates such as Tata Administrative Services, Aditya Birla Group, RP Goenka group and Capgemini offering general management roles.


A notable characteristic of the recruitment process was the excellent placements across consulting and operations domains. Boston Consulting Group hired 12 candidates. Students secured placements in prestigious operations roles in P&G, RB and Amazon.

General Electric, Shell, Samsung Electronics, Bharti Airtel and Star also extended offers.

This year also saw healthy participation from PSUs, with GAIL, IOCL and HPCL hiring in large numbers, along with first-time recruiters like National Housing Bank and India Health Action Trust.

Fr. E Abraham, Director, XLRI, Xavier School of Management, said: “We are happy to announce that this year’s placement season has witnessed a remarkable increase in both the number of offers and recruiters. Interest in XLRI’s students has been tremendous, with top companies recruiting. We attribute the excellent placements this year as an affirmation by the industry of the high-standard of management-centric education that we strive to deliver to our students.”