PGDM (GM) Student Committee
Placement Committee (email@example.com):
The apex and the vital committee responsible for a smooth placement process in terms of planning, scheduling, and crucial mapping of the student's true potential towards the utmost satisfaction in a holistic manner is the Placement Committee.
The team shoulders the coordination between the institute and industry connections to ensure the most reputable organizations visit campus for recruitment opportunities. The Committee runs the entire placement activity, from engaging with HRs to hunting for opportunities to land the students' desired proposition finally. Regular maintenance of recruiters and students' databases falls on the Committee, and the update is imperative. Arrangements spanning from scheduling pre-placement talks to collecting feedback from recruiters are few of a placement committee members' regular duties. The skillset for client management, stakeholder management, risk assessment, negotiation etc. is some of the standard skillsets expected in a Placecom member. The nodal hotspot for recruitments is a body; student-driven, democratically elected, and is 'by the batch, of the batch, for the batch'.
The Committee is a closely-knit circle of 12 individuals operating tirelessly towards the greater good. There should be no deficit of motivation and dedication amongst the team, and they must relentlessly evaluate parameters for placements to raise the bar every year.
The nominations for this coveted position are many but chosen are few, and the rewards arrive in hindsight. A strategic task meant for individuals an edge above and equipped amply with skillsets to guide the entire batch to their destination, their dream job.
Each triumphant year delivers a pride beyond measure, with the Placecom ensemble basking in glory and celebrating as one cohort in the end.
Career Development Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org):
XLRI's flagship PGDM (GM) program brings together dynamic individuals with rich experience from different Industry domains. While each individual possesses strong skills, it is crucial to identify and adequately project the relevant skills to crack the placement interview. The Career Development Cell (CDC) is a student-driven committee with the primary objective of making every student interview-ready by guiding them with the right inputs and ensuring that they have access to the critical resources that will facilitate them to ace the interview and achieve their dream job!
The CDC 2022-23 comprises twelve members elected by the students of the batch. The responsibilities of CDC include helping the cohort make a concise repository of their skills and experience by tuning the individual Master CV, setting up career conversations to help them make an informed career choice aligning with their interests, and scheduling mock interviews with Industry experts, faculties and Alumni to make them ready for the D-Day!
The role at CDC is exceptionally demanding. One must focus on academics and be available 24x7 before and during the placement season to give personal attention to each student, preparing them for every job role. Apart from being a team player, one must possess excellent communication skills and keep the batch's morale high. Being a part of CDC gives you a golden opportunity to interact closely with people from unique backgrounds and gain through each other's experiences.
At Career Development Committee, we strive to give our best every day for the collective benefit of the batch. After all, we rise by lifting others.
Alumni Committee (email@example.com):
XLRI Jamshedpur, PGDM (GM) programme boasts an extremely rich, diverse, and large alums community. Each year the elected Alumni committee at PGDM (GM) ensures that this community connection stays relevant by connecting, engaging, and celebrating with its alums via the Alumni Conclave held annually. The event provides a unique opportunity each year for the alumni to reconnect and reminisce about their time spent during the MBA while also providing the batch an opportunity of a lifetime to interact with their alums. It is a nostalgic way for Alumni to relive the XL vibe and is generally a free-flowing event where the Alumnae get a chance to interact with the faculty members as well and their colleagues. A fun-filled event full of smiles, laughter, bonhomie, and bonding, the Annual PGDM (GM) Alumni Meet has gone from strength to strength, growing bigger and better with each passing year. The event consists of a confluence of batch and Alumni sharing a myriad of memories, professor talks, special events, and networking opportunities fostering great bonding and strengthening ties between the Alumni with their alma mater. The event is fervently hosted by the Alumni Committee each year. An Ideal Candidate for the Alumni committee should be passionate about:
- Helping the batch to connect with alums and alums with their alma mater to spur meaningful interactions.
- Identifying opportunities, and leveraging connections for the mutual benefit of both the batch and alums and to sustain a healthy, cordial, and engaging environment to foster the growth of the institution, help fellow batchmates and share relevant content/updates with the alums.
- Advocating for the institution before prospective students and resolving queries.
Branding Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org):
The inception of a brand, the core values and virtues that it resonates with and the story that it unfolds over time are factors that help associate with a brand. Branding is, therefore, the perfect mix of good strategy, good communication and good creativity.
Branding can be analogous to gardening, where the 6 highly skilled elected Committee members are the gardeners who nurture the brand with utmost patience, persistence, and care, having not only an aesthetic sense but also a zeal to deliver the commitments with absolute sincerity and dedication.
The Committee's primary focus right from its initiation has been bringing out the best in its annual PGDM (GM) brochure, which is a one-stop repository for all potential recruiters to get a fair understanding of the current cohort. Endorsing the batch profile by highlighting the diverse background, in-demand niche skillsets in correspondence to the market trends, and overall programme endorsement are the main agendas of this Committee. From designing the brochure to enhancing the website to give maximum transparency and visibility about the students, from publishing flyers with a goal of updating everyone with the latest placement events and happenings to branding students, this Committee works diligently and tirelessly to maintain the XLRI brand at the zenith.
This Committee, therefore, helps bridge the gap between the perception of the program in the eyes of the beholder and its reality by critically showcasing the program's design and the quality leaders that it has produced over time immemorial.
Academic Committee (email@example.com) :
Academic Committee consists of Class Representatives who are considered as the face of the batch.
Being the first elects, they serve as a thread between two knots, i.e., the students and the office and are regarded as the first line of communication in the student issues. The class representatives, alongside academics, also ensure that the students are doing well both physically and mentally and in the best of their zones to progress towards success. They are the liaison between the students and the academics and the other students’ committees
Finance Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) :
The Finance Committee of XLRI PGDM (GM) aims to make students proficient in making their own financial and investment decisions. It works towards bridging the gap between financial literacy and financial intelligence by inciting students' interest in Finance and ensuring thorough learning through competitions, seminars, and continuous knowledge exchange sessions. It also envisions diversified portfolio management via student investment funds intending to deliver excellent returns for its investors. The committee also hosts panel discussions and Union budget sessions with academicians and industry stalwarts from the fields of Finance and Economics. The committee consists of 4 elected members who are passionate about Finance and ready to work the extra mile to help the batch learn the nitty-gritty of the finance world.
CEASE Committee (email@example.com) :
Committee for Awareness, Sensitization and Empowerment (CEASE - firstname.lastname@example.org) is the only committee that works across PGDM (GM), BM & HRM. The 20 core committee members are selected from the collective group of all batches of BM, HRM and GM which includes 4 members from PGDM (GM). The committee acts as a medium between the students and the CASH (Committee against sexual harassment - email@example.com), which is an internal complaints (IC) committee constituted under the sexual harassment of women at the workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. CASH has the same powers as vested in a Civil Court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 in respect of summoning and enforcing any person's attendance and examining him on oath; inquiring the discovery and production of documents; and any other matter which may be prescribed. We help students come forward and help them with the process of filing a complaint with CASH and are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of:
- The identity and address of the aggrieved person, respondent & witness
- Information relating to conciliation and inquiry proceedings.
We invite experienced POSH (prevention of sexual harassment act) consultants, workplace diversity advisors, lawyers, psychologists, and counsellors to conduct sensitization workshops to educate the students and faculty to help understand the difference between harassment and sexual harassment, legal framework, the scope of POSH applicability, how to ensure clarity in communications both online and offline to enable the campus to be inclusive, diverse and gender-neutral. CEASE organizes several events & competitions on Men's Day, Women's Day and hosts interactive sessions & guest lectures to discuss pertinent issues surrounding human rights and diversity
Cultural Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) :
The Cultural Committee provides opportunities for students to appreciate and celebrate their cultural diversity on campus by organizing various events and festivals. The committee provides a platform for the students to celebrate campus life amidst rigorous academics. The cultural committee is responsible for executing all the cultural events like Prarambh, Karwaan, and many exciting events, which knit diverse skill sets to create an exhilarating experience for students and faculty during their stay at XLRI by creating imperishable moments that are cherished by all. The cultural committee consists of 10 selected members. If you have any artistic skills and are passionate about socializing, organizing events, and, most importantly, having fun, then the cultural committee is the place for you.
Sports Committee (email@example.com) :
A team of 8 sports enthusiasts strives to strike a balance between the academic pressure & fun enhancing creative as well analytical thinking capability. The strategic/tactical thinking required for sports activities assists budding managers to grow & learn the nuances that can be incorporated into the day-to-day activity. An individual willing to dedicate their time & effort to enable this amongst the batch should pursue for candidature in the Sportscomm and actively contribute to building memories of a lifetime for all his/her peers.
Infrastructure Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) :
The motto of the Infrastructure Committee is "Standing Together to Serve You Better”. We believe the primary role of any member of the InfraComm is to stand by the students and help address any and every concern they might have regarding the facilitation at the campus. The InfraComm is responsible for ensuring that all the campus events are scheduled diligently . It is the responsibility of the InfraComm to be the students' voice and be a bridge between the students and the college administration. The InfraCom consists of 4 elected members who work as servant leaders to ensure a hassle-free college and hostel life.
Corporate Workshop Committee (email@example.com) :
The Corporate Workshop Committee (CWC) of the PGDM(GM) batch has two pronged objectives of preparing the students for placements, and improving their industry readiness.
The CWC plays a vital role in identifying the aspirations of the students, and helps them in developing and honing the required skills, in tandem with their aspirations, by organizing numerous relevant workshops. These workshops help the students to expand their knowledge base, sharpen their skill set, and provide relevant experience in consonance with their desired job profiles, which are in sync with the roles offered by the companies visiting the campus during the placement process.
Social Media Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) :
Social media is a cluster of interactive platforms which when used judiciously, can prove to be the biggest boon. PGDM (GM)'s Social Media Team, also referred to as the "eye of the programme" aims at presenting a holistic view of all events, key highlights, and innovations undertaken here, creating awareness about the programme and its merits. This Committee is responsible for endorsing the student talent, promoting the batch as a whole, covering major events for a seamless virtual experience, and finally building a strong and constant network to maintain a healthy and cordial relationship with industry prominent and influential people. To be relevant and create an identity in the virtual world is the mission of this Team
Professional Mentorship Programme (email@example.com) :
Professional Mentorship Programme (also known as PMP) provides a structured approach for the professional development of students. The vision is to help students of PGDM (GM) to establish a valuable mentoring relationship that will help them enhance their skills and promote meaningful connections with leaders who have experience from various aspects of work and life. Mentors will get to connect and engage with us, thereby gaining new ideas and perspectives. It is also a platform for mentors to showcase their leadership skills. This experience will enhance the students’ career journey and help them build relations that could last for a lifetime. The Professional Mentorship Program has also allowed the students to maintain a strong Industry connect and with the immense support from the mentors the students will carry forward the strong values and traditions, making them the future XLRI brand ambassadors. The vision is to help students of PGDM (GM) to establish a valuable mentoring relationship that will help them enhance their skills and promote meaningful connections with leaders who have experience from various aspects of work and life. Mentors will get to connect and engage with us, thereby gaining new ideas and perspectives. It is also a platform for mentors to showcase their leadership skills. This experience will enhance the students’ career journey and help them build relations that could last for a lifetime. The Professional Mentorship Program has also allowed the students to maintain a strong Industry connect and with the immense support from the mentors the students will carry forward the strong values and traditions, making them the future XLRI brand ambassadors.
Corporate Competition Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) :
Corporate Competition Committee, also known as CCC, is an associate committee to PlaceComm of PGDM (GM) batch at XLRI, Jamshedpur. The main role of CCC is to organize national-level competitions in XLRI on behalf of the PGDM (GM) batch. In addition, CCC strives to keep the PGDM (GM) batch up to date with the information about the ongoing competitions organized by elite B-Schools of the country or any corporates by sharing the latest news from time to time. It comprises of 5 dedicated committee members selected from the batch along with a SPOC from PlaceComm for the newest updates on current market trends in terms of the company's expectations.
Conclave Committee (email@example.com) :
Conclave Committee working in close collaboration with the PGDM (GM)'s Placement Committee, aims to organize theme-based conclaves in different domains of Human Resources, Consulting, E-commerce, Information Technology/Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, and Startups during the academic year 2022-23. Through the Conclaves, the Conclave Team ambitiously aims to increase business school–corporate collaborations and foster strong bondings. Another objective is to increase the visibility of the PGDM (GM) Class of 2022-23 among corporate recruiters and source potential corporate leads for campus placements through various conclaves.
Guest Speaker Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) :
The Guest Speaker Committee (GSC), one of the Corporate Relations Committee of the PGDM (GM) (General Management) at XLRI, dons the hat of bringing forth the industry experts across different industries and foster professional relationships between the speaker and the student beyond the classroom experience. The Committee comprises of five focussed members who come from diverse backgrounds. Leveraging the XLRI platform to invite impactful speakers for the interactive sessions to help strengthen the cohort's linkage with the industries. Students' active involvement in learning from the speakers on the latest business trends, strategies, market opportunities, career growth, etc., contributes to their steady rise on the ladder of practical managerial pedagogy.
Corporate Projects Committee (email@example.com) :
The objective of the CPC is to integrate classroom learning into a practical experience by facilitating the students to work on live industry projects. We aim to foster a culture that promotes learning and helps the students gain invaluable insights into the industry coupled with practical experience. The 5-member committee is a student-driven initiative under the guidance of the Convenor - Placements Prof. A Kanagaraj. Each of the committee members will be collaborating with Corporates, startups, and other business firms to develop a long-term sustainable relationship while finding the live project opportunities for the batch to pursue. Live Projects provide immense opportunities for the candidates to learn, enhance their managerial skills and business acumen. CPC will be playing a vital role in shaping the careers of the batch's future responsible leaders while empowering them to become the visionary leaders of tomorrow. Committee members of CPC must be enthusiastic and selfless in nature. They need to prioritize the interests of the batch first above all. The position in the committee is a huge responsibility as the experience from live projects will be vital and will immensely benefit the students in the placement process. The committee needs people who are willing to be held accountable for their actions and are willing the shoulder this crucial responsibility. Being a CPC committee member will significantly help in expanding their professional network while collaborating with C-suite executives, gain invaluable insights into the real-world business challenges faced by the organizations. They will also get the opportunities to persuade the organizations to convert these project opportunities into placement offers and assist the batch in the overall placement process.
AURACIA-The Aura of Oration :
The art of communication has the power to change the world, and “AURACIA-The Aura of Oration” comes with the same vision, to influence, inspire and teach the love for public speaking. It is the first-ever public speaking cum communications club of XLRI. We believe in being “the voice of the program,” which pivots upon creating effective communicators of tomorrow who fluently transform ideas into speech. Introduced this year, it focuses on improving public speaking skills, building leadership skills, fostering the art of networking to gain a competitive advantage in the workplace, and maximizing potential by supporting self-confidence.
Apart from offering a stage where you can bring out your passion for public speaking, the club has also taken up initiatives of training the cohort to strengthen their articulation skills during interviews and discussions in any public forum, eliminate anxiety and enhance Impromptu Speaking Skills while creating synergy in the group through the collaboration of communication skills.
It is a 7-member team that aims at fostering the love for public speaking within the boundaries of XLRI and transcending to the nation's top-tier educational institutes by arranging inter-college competitions and bringing guest speakers who are industry leaders and communication experts.
Innov8: The E-Cell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"It's never about the idea; it’s always about the implementation."
We all have numerous business ideas every day, dream of one day beginning our businesses, and want to be entrepreneurs. However, most of us cannot pursue this dream due to a lack of resources, skills, and ecosystem. The mindset that affects how we approach problems while starting a business or while working there is entrepreneurial. It's not simply about creating a start-up from an idea. Every student we encounter should have this mindset and this the mission of this e-cell rightfully named as Innov8.
There are eight members of Innov8, the E-cell of XLRI PGDM (GM), who have a variety of backgrounds and extensive expertise in various industries. They plan extensive conclaves that bring the top founders in the country to share their knowledge of the start-up industry with all aspiring business owners and fresh start-ups.
By giving the students a fantastic platform for exhibiting their abilities, cooperating in teams, and participating in B-Plan competitions for live funding from top investors in the country, Innov8 will help them and inspire young talented brains. The club offers comprehensive growth and start-up exposure. Innov8 aims to give students a platform to connect with others, learn about the industry, develop their ideas, and create a mindset for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Kautilya Consulting Club (email@example.com) :
“Preparing students to become the consultants and leaders of tomorrow” - A mission to help individuals prepare for a changing world, with the vision, foresight, and knowledge to be the experts who can lead that change.
Named after the world's first prominent management consultant, the Kautilya Consulting Club (KCC) is a student-driven club with the purpose of stimulating the minds of students and molding them into consultants of the future. The core Kautilya team comprises five members from diverse backgrounds, and the club focuses on facilitating a process of rigorous peer learning, with its operations being of the students, by the students, and for the students.
Kautilya provides the flavours of real-world business dilemmas and the frameworks for strategic decision making - to bring to light its vision of making XLRI's PGDM(GM) programme the pre-eminent hub of consulting in India.
Leveraging the XLRI platform, Kautilya also hosts the annual flagship consulting conclave Fulcrum, hosting thought leaders and top strategists from all over the world, bringing together the smartest minds in the sphere of consulting to synthesize the approach to a better future. With regular speaker sessions, bootcamps, and case competitions, Kautilya prepares students for the future they wish to create.