The XLRI - Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, one of the premier management institutes in India, has decided to increase the intake capacity of its popular HRM program, a two-year full time postgraduate program in Human Resource Management (PGDM - HRM). As per the decision, the XLRI’s HRM seats will be increased from 120 to 180 from the next academic session 2014 – 2016. The AICTE has already approved this increase in intake.
XLRI's other popular course -- PGDM - Business Management already offers 180 seats.
The placement scenario for HRM has been good in the institute, and hence the decision to increase the seats has come up, said Dr Vishwa Ballabh, Admissions in-charge, XLRI.
Prof Ballabh has also asserted that apart from taking the XAT exam, the XAT 2014 candidates have to additionally apply to take admissions in XLRI’s programs. "Often applicants think that just taking the exam ensures them entry into the admission process, this is not the case", said Prof Ballabh.
About the number of candidates registered for XAT 2014, Prof Ballabh said that the numbers are same as last year.
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is an entrance examination conducted every year by Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) School of Business Management on behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) for admissions in various management programs at many B-schools in India. XAT scores are the essential requirement for the admissions in MBA and other management courses at XLRI and over 100 other business schools across the country.
The XAT 2014 has been scheduled to be held on 5 January 2014.