Final Placements 2017 at XLRI saw an average salary offer of Rs. 19.15 lakh per annum and median salary of Rs.19 lakh per annum, both registering an increase over the previous year.
The batch of 359 had received a total number of 121 PPOs, a significant rise over the past year.
The average CTC (cost to company) in Marketing was Rs. 21.8 lakh per annum and Rs. 26.5 lakh in Operations. There was an 18% rise in the number of offers with a CTC greater than Rs. 25 lakh per annum.
The number of new roles offered also registered a rise of 17% over last year.
Graduating students in PGDM (HRM) secured job offers across sectors including Consulting, FMCG, General Management and other sectors.
In sector-wise offers, a huge increase was noted in the number of technology management roles being offered. Major recruiters included Uber, Directi, HCL, Capgemini, Infosys, Accenture, Tech Mahindra, Tata Sky and IBM among others.
In General Management, the recruiters were Aditya Birla Group, Mahindra & Mahindra, Reliance Industries, Lodha group, Future group, RPG and TAS among others.
Consulting saw participation of industry majors such as Capgemini Consulting, Cognizant Business Consulting, Deloitte, EY, Everest Group, Gallup, KPMG, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Infosys Global Consulting, Positive Moves and Zensar.
A number of students were offered positions in McKinsey and Company, The Boston Consulting Group and Accenture Strategy.
In Finance, students accepted PPOs in Investment banking roles offered by JPMC, Goldman Sachs and Avendus Capital.
Recruiters from the BFSI space included Citibank, Development Bank of Singapore, ICICI Bank and Yes Bank among others. ICICI Bank was the largest recruiter in this space.
Students were also offered the wealth management role by Avendus Capital and Kotak Mahindra Bank. Other companies also visited campus offering PE, VC and IB roles.
XLRI once again established its strength as an FMCG destination. Asian Paints, Colgate Palmolive, GSK CH, HCCB, ITC, AB InBev, Heinz, Mondelez, Nestle, Reckitt Benckiser and P&G among others opened up roles in Sales and Marketing and HR functions.
The media sector too made its presence felt with Star TV and Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd opening up multiple roles. In operations, good roles were offered by Amazon BOLD, Uber, PayTM, Cloudtail and Rivigo.
The PGDM (Business Management) had a gender ratio of 88.04% male and 11.95 female. In PGDM (HRM) it was 74.03% male and 25.96% female.
In work experience, 37% of PGDM (BM) students had 1-2 years and 33% 2-3 years. In PGDM (HRM), 29% had 2-3 years and 28% had 1-2 years experience.
While almost 50% of students with IT services background were in PGDM (BM), it was slightly more than 30% in the case of PGDM (HRM). However, in Consulting, PGDM (HRM) accounted for about 15% while PGDM (BM) fell below 10%.