Xavier School of management (XLRI) has achieved 100% placement in 3.5 days for its current outgoing batch of 2013-15, the largest batch to ever sit for final placements in the history of XLRI. Placement 2015 at XLRI Jamshedpur was completed in a record time of 3.5 days with probably the shortest ever recruitment season in the institute.
Key Trends in placement 2015
Increase in Batch size : There were 300 students seeking placement 2015 in comparison to the batch size of 241 students seeking placement in 2014.
Rise in Number of recruiters: According to XLRI ‘The Final Recruitment process saw participation from 108 recruiters inclusive of 45 new recruiters and 321 offers were made for a batch of 300 students over a period of 3.5 days.’
Median Salary up: The placement season 2015 at XLRI saw a rise in median salary from Rs.16.25 lakhs per annum in 2014 to Rs.17 lakhs per annum showing a rising trend in the job market.
Rise in PPOs : Pre placement offers (PPOs) also saw a rise of 25% in placement 2015 over 2014. 99 students were offered PPOs (Pre-Placement Offers) from their summer internships, while this number was 79 students in 2014.
BFSI: 40% batch placed: Banking, Financial services and Insurance (BFSI) and consultancy emerged as the prominent recruiting sector in placement 2015 at XLRI.
Recruiters from the BFSI space included Axis Bank, Citibank, CRISIL, Development Bank of Singapore, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ICICI Bank, Standard Chartered and Yes Bank. ICICI Bank was the largest finance recruiter. Corporate Banking roles were offered by Citibank and HSBC among others. Other companies also visited campus offering PE, VC and IB roles.
Marketing /Operations and Human Resources
Asian Paints, Colgate Palmolive, GSK CH, Heinz, HCCB, ITC, Kellogg’s, L’Oreal, Mars, Mondelez, Nestle, PepsiCo, Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever among others offered roles in Sales and Marketing and HR functions. ITC was the largest recruiter in the FMCG space.
The pharmaceutical and medical sector was strongly represented by participation from majors like Alembic Pharma, Bioxcel, Medtronic, Novartis, Novo Nordisk and Roche. The media sector too made its presence felt with Set India, Star TV and HT Media offering roles in their Sales and Marketing function. Airtel, Ericsson and Vodafone represented the Communications and the Networking space while Philips and Samsung were the recruiters from the Consumer Durables sector here at XLRI.
Bosch, Crompton Greaves, Siemens, Lodha Group recruited students from the HR function. Ericsson, GSK CH, Kellogg’s, Ola Cabs, Uber, Tata Steel offered operations related roles including supply chain and procurement.
General Management once again was one of the preferred sectors on campus with major industry players like Aditya Birla Group, Mahindra & Mahindra, Reliance Industries, RPG and TAS offering a large number of roles in this area.
The consulting domain saw the participation of industry majors such as Accenture Strategy, Capgemini Consulting, Cognizant Business Consulting, Deloitte, EY, Everest Group, KPMG, Mercer Consulting, Price Waterhouse Coopers, The Boston Consulting Group, TSMG and Vector Consulting. International roles were also offered to students.
Technology and ecommerce were the other highlights with some of the key recruiters being Amazon, Flipkart, Hexaware, InterGlobe, Lenovo, Microsoft, Ola Cabs, Quikr, Samsung, ShopClues and Wipro who offered roles in program management, sales & marketing, HR and operations.Read Other B-school Placement Reports