Life at XLRI - Incepted in 1949, XLRI, Xavier School of Management over the years has developed an identity for itself. The premier B-School identifies itself as an institute that strikes new routes and not walks on the trodden path. XLRI is known for producing top performing students who spearhead towards future managers and entrepreneurs.
So what attracts a future MBA student to join XLRI? Of course, the institutes’ reputation, world-class faculty and the challenging academic atmosphere top the chart, but what else? When it comes to student’s attraction, several factors come into consideration, peculiarly the non-academic life outside the classrooms. The campus life at XLRI is one major element many aspirants consider before heading to a premier B-school. They want to know how exactly they are going to spend their next two years.
So let us dive right into the everyday life and different phases an XLRI aspirant is going to experience:
All your years of hard work and sacrifices have resulted into a labour of love- XLRI. You should pat your back for having made it into the finest B-schools in India. As you set foot in XLRI, you are first welcomed by the serene green campus that is in contrast to the never-ending and rigorous academic life. You may feel like a kid entering school for the first time backed by tingling sensation in your gut, surrounded by new faces and the seniors who can’t wait to congratulate on your new found journey at XLRI. Be prepared to be known as an XLer, now that you are part of the institute. Before entering the XLRI gates you may have heard a lot about the MBA life and life at XLRI, putting you in a fix about how your experience is going to turn out. Until now you had only dreamed to make it into your dream B-school but now it is time to hustle and what better place than XLRI.
A word of Caution- XL never sleeps!
Now that you have settled in you are going to need all your energy to keep up with the unsparing academic life at XLRI. Your life is going to turn upside down; you may barely find yourself without a book, a presentation, project or an assignment. Be aware, there is always some surprise test, a meeting to attend, and a project to complete with no sound sleep. Yes, that’s true, XLer do not get the 8-hour sleep like the rest of us they barely manage 2-3 hours. Do not be taken aback, once you breathe in the campus life at XLRI and learn the art of multitasking, the half battle is won.
Being here is to going make you want more, excel to be better than yesterday and to work harder. There is going to be tremendous pressure at the academic front but at the same time, having made it into XLRI will give you the confidence to believe you are up for any challenges hurled at you.
Life at XLRI is truly a home away from home experience for those who leave behind their comfort zone and enter XLRI campus. Not in a way that you will be homesick but XLRI will give you the same comfort in a more vibrant manner. The Bishu da and Dadus dhaba are the two most common places where you are going to meet the XLer’s over a bowl of Maggie. The infrastructure is the talk of the campus; you have your own single room in the hostel. The Wifi-enabled campus will not let you miss anything happening around the globe; one can just sit in any corner of the campus and enjoy virtual company of one’s loved ones with the seamless internet connectivity.
Here at XLRI, life paces at its own tempo where you are going to juggle between seminars and lectures and between sleep-deprived sessions and enthusiastic cultural events. Campus life at XLRI will surely be a home away from home, an experience worth a thousand lives. It is going to challenge you and make you want to question your existence at XLRI.
Welcome to the XL family.
Apart from the rigorous academic life at XLRI, you will also be a part of the diverse cultural festivals and events. XLRI is religiously known for its events such as MAXI- the Marketing Association of XLRI, Ensemble- Valhalla and SPIC MACAY among others. Ensemble- Valhalla is an annual festival that signifies the merger of XLRI management fest ‘Ensemble’ and cultural festival cum inter-college sports. The festival has witnessed some biggest personalities including Nucleya, Shreya Ghoshal, Shilpa Rao and Lucky Ali among others.
Becoming a part of XLRI in itself is a life-changing experience that can be only experienced. Few lines and words cannot do justice to the two-year affair you are going to have with XLRI. While the journey is different for each individual, there is no better place to experience this than at XLRI. There may be times when the academic and competitive pressure will break you, but there will always be someone to talk to, to share your thoughts and insecurities.
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