The Academic Quotient

XLRI, independent India’s first business school, was born out of an understanding of the need for management education at all levels. In the 75 years of its existence, XLRI has been a driver of management education in the country

Faculty group with CP Radhakrishnan, Honb’le Governor of Jharkhand

At the core of XLRI’s enviable reputation are intelligently designed courses and programmes that address a range of management education needs across domains, accessibility factors and other parameters.

The inception was with some management-centric courses for trade unions. Since then, XLRI has added several management-centred academic programmes to its portfolio. Along with enhancing academic offerings, the institute expanded its infrastructure to meet the growing demand of both industry and students.

Notable among these are also quite a few short and long-term programmes for working executives that have been launched over the years in order to meet the needs of professionals to upgrade their management-centric knowledge base and grow into more competent business leaders.

Programmed to Excel

The various programmes on offer serve to show the breadth and depth of XLRI’s academic heft.

In the Business of Management

XLRI’s Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Business Management) or PGDM (BM)is an extremely prestigious one and has consistently been rated as one of the finest of its kind in India.The success of the alumni of this programme who currently occupy very significant positions in various industries, both in India and abroad, is testament to its quality.

This is a two-year full-time programme on Business Management, on completing which, candidates are conferred with a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM).

Resource at the Heart

The Human Resource Management course is not just the oldest, but also the most prestigious of the Institute’s teaching programmes. This has been ranked as the best programme in India and the Asia-Pacific Region across parameters by various ranking agencies. The programme endeavours to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to manage Human Resources in a way that contributes to the development of both individuals and organizations.

XLRI’s Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Human Resource Management PGDM (HRM) is a two-year full time programme in Human Resource Management on completing which, students are conferred with Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.

Matters of Experience

One of XLRI’s most valued offerings is an eighteen-month full-time residential management programme PGDM (GM), previously known as GMP.

Students who attend this course require a minimum of five years of experience in any field. The programme is known to generate corporate warriors imbued with a human touch. Students are enabled to grasp the latest in management theory, broaden their perspectives and are ready to be launched into new avenues of problem solving. This programme is yet another testament to XLRI’s deep commitment to nation building as this programme is reputed to nurture socially responsible change agents who are committed to transforming the business landscape of modern India into a more ethical, equitable one.

PGDM (BM)is an extremely prestigious course and has consistently been rated as one of the finest in India.The success of the alumni who currently occupy significant positions in India and abroad, is testament to its quality

Fellowship in Academics

XLRI’s full-time, residential doctoral programme offering studies in different fields of management and functional areas is known as the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) and attracts some of the best minds in the country.

The Executive Fellow Program in Management (EXEC-FPM) is a non-residential doctoral programme that also offers studies in different fields of management and functional areas. This programme has been designed to meet the scholarly needs of working executives, managers, faculty members and researchers unable to commit to full-time residential doctoral study.


Both of these programmes – the FPM & EFPM - offered by XLRI Jamshedpur are recognized as equivalent to the Ph.D. programme of an Indian University by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

The Doubles Game

The XLRI-RBS Double Masters Programme in Supply Chain Management & Supply Chain Analytics in association with Rutgers University is one of the premier double degree programmes offered in the country. Students admitted to this programme will complete their first year in XLRI Jamshedpur and the second year at Rutgers Business School, USA. On successful completion of the required courses and other formalities as stipulated by the respective institutions, the students will be awarded PGDM in LSCM from XLRI Jamshedpur and MS in SCA from RBS, US.


Virtual Reality

Given the lessons of the pandemic, XLRI designed a flagship two-year AICTE approved programmes culminating in Post Graduate diploma in online mode to those not able to avail the regular course due to space, opportunity or other related resource constraints. This is under the aegis of XOL – XLRI Online Learning. This offers three programmes - Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management & Post Graduate Diploma in Finance.

Venturing into Entrepreneurship and Innovation

XLRI’s Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Venture Creation) is a 2-year full time AICTE approved course in Entrepreneurship. This offers structured long-term support for aspiring entrepreneurs by combining management education with incubation/acceleration. As of now, this is functional at the XLRI Delhi NCR Campus only.


Education at Work

XLRI as an institute has always been sensitive to the needs of working professionals. XLRI has designed Asia’s first PG Diploma in HRM(Online) for CHROs – this is the first to offer a blended HR PG Diploma for executives. Unique features such as 1-1 mentoring by CXOs, curated curriculum, weekend online immersive learning sessions, 3 on-campus immersions and additionally full XLRI alumni benefits accrue to students.

XLRI also offers a plethora of Management Development Programmes (MDPs) – around 30 - covering all functional areas.

In Good Company

Among XLRI’s most sought-after programmes are customized In-Company Training Programmes, the duration of which range from 2 days to 1 month depending upon the variety, magnitude and complexity of topics covered. Some of these are conducted at the Institute, while many are held at client organisation premises.

As an extension of the above, XLRI also offers Virtual Customized In-Company Programmes for corporate audiences. Such programmes aim to provide corporate India with a cost-effective multiple location option for large-scale training needs.

The Executive Diploma in Human Resource Management (EDHRM) was started in 2014 to help participants to develop capabilities and skills for continued professional success. It provides an opportunity for professionals seeking to update themselves professionally.

XLRI’s VIL Programmes for Working Executives are offered by the Virtual Interactive Arm of the institute.


These programmes have been instrumental not only in the success of its students or the institution but has helped power many an organisation to the next league by creating dynamic, sensitised leaders who are agents of change.

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