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What makes the HRM Programme at XLRI the best in India and Asia-Pac Region

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What makes the HRM Programme at XLRI the best in India and Asia-Pac Region

The two-year full-time PGDM in Human Resource Management is touted as one of the best HRM programmes across India and the Asia-Pac region. The students who opt for this course need to earn a minimum of 108 and a maximum of 114 credits. In the first year, students can earn up to 66 credits which constitute the core courses. The second years offers elective courses which amount up to 42 credits.

In the last 40 years, it has been ranking as the number one HR programme in India. Here are ten reasons that make it a popular choice amongst MBA aspirants:

1. Tough Entrance and Selection Process

The difficulty level of the XAT/GMAT exams is high. The Decision-Making section is unique to the XAT exam. The median XAT/GMAT score is 97.2/650. The selection process consists of multiple group discussions and interviews. The academic scores and work experience (if any) is taken into consideration while short listing the candidates. Candidates are quizzed about their performance in the entrance exam like XAT or GMAT.

2. Best of the Best

One in 400 candidates is accepted for the XLRI programmes.

3. Cross-Cultural and Cross-Functional Exposure

The specialized HRM programme enables learning of human resource concepts and techniques in relation with other functional areas of management as well. Students are exposed to the socio-economic environment of India. They are taught the ethical and legal frameworks within which business operates in India.


Subjects like Human Resource Development, Industrial Relations, Labor Law, Information Systems, Strategic Management, and Organizational Behavior that provide penultimate focus on HRM are taught through a span of two years.

5. Pedagogy

The pedagogy focuses on the individual as well as group work. It is a perfect blend of lectures and case discussions. Year-round students are busy with individual and team assignments. Technology is used as an aid, and students get to learn through audiovisuals, simulation games, and role plays to understand the real-time cases and challenges.

6. Rural Exposure

Students get to undergo mandatory village exposure programme.

7. Continuous Evaluation

Students experience a constant evaluation process throughout the expanse of the programme. They are assessed in mid-term tests, class discussions, assignments, and quizzes. The guidelines to get promoted to the second year are quite strict. If the students fail to attain a minimums core, they are even asked to discontinue from the programme.

8. Team Building

The three-day team building programme and the Summer Internship Project are ways to develop teamwork and leadership qualities in students.

9. Faculty

The PGDM(HRM) boasts of some of the top academic and research minds in India. Most of the faculty members have completed (or in the process of) their Ph.D.s.  They have taught and researched at schools like Harvard, LSE, and Columbia University.

10. Placements

The HRM graduates are placed in some of the top companies across the world in various strategic senior and mid-level HR management roles. The median salary is around 18-20 LPA.

The above reasons make the XLRI (HRM) the most sort after management programme in India.

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