VIL Office
XLRI Xavier School
of Management
C.H. Area(EAST)
Jamshedpur - 831001
Long Term Programs
Short Term Programs
Long Term: +0657 665 3185
3272 /73/13/76/74/75
Short Term : 3487/3273
Fax : +91 657 2227814



What are VIL Programs?

VIL Programs, primarily known as Virtual Interactive Learning Programs, have been introduced to enable working professionals/executives to complete their management education, hone and nurture their existing skills, while living in their own cities, running parallel to their professions. The VIL Programs are formally known as Satellite Programs.

What are the types of VIL Programs that are offered?

  •  Long Duration Programs
  •  Short Duration Programs 

The Long Duration Programs in VIL are?

The 12 month academic programs named as Virtual Interactive Learning Programs have been introduced to enable working professionals/executives to complete their management education from their cities while still being in service or involved with other activities. The program has been designed to enhance one’s skills and upgrade one’s management knowledge with the aid of the best faculties in the country. All these programs have a common feature of Campus Component where the students visit the campus for a period of 5 days of intense learning.

What are the long duration programs offered?

  • Postgraduate certificate in Business Management (PGCBM)
  • Postgraduate certificate in Human Resource Management (PGCHRM)

When were the VIL Programs launched?

The VIL Programs formerly known as Satellite Programs were launched in the year 2002.

Who are the beneficiaries of these programs?

The biggest beneficiaries of this program will be middle and senior management professionals who are looking at growing into general management roles

When do the academic sessions commence?

  • Winter Session – January (with UCS
  • Summer Session – July (with HGEIL) 

How is the program different from an MBA/PGDBM?

These programs are tailored to meet time and resource requirements as well as the time constraints of the aspirants. Priority is given to the quality of education.

  • These programs place a lot of emphasis on work experience whereas for MBA/PGDBM, work experience isn’t mandatory.
  • The classroom contact hours for these programs are around 300 hours while for MBA/PGDBM, the contact hours are more than 1000 hours.
  • There are no entrance/written tests for these programs, whereas for MBA/PGDBM there are stipulated entrance/written exams which need to cracked to gain admission.

This program is neither the regular MBA (PGDBM/PGDPM&IR) of XLRI Jamshedpur nor
its equivalent to any of the regular MBA programs.

Will MNCs and corporate establishments recognize this certificate course?

Since the inception of these programs over a decade ago, more than 4500 students (working executives from top-notch companies) have graduated, which is proof of the market penetration capability of these programs. Apart from this, there are various successful corporate (?) who sponsor their employees for these programs.

How is the program delivered? Is it like a correspondence course?

The VIL Program is offered by broadband infrastructure to deliver real time, synchronous, live education to all the participants/students. ​It is a type of correspondence course.

If the VIL Programs are AICTE Approved or not ?

No , VIL programs are not AICTE Approved.

Technical Support / Partners

Which technical partners facilitate the conduction of these programs?

Where can a student attend these sessions?

Students can attend the sessions from centers/virtual classrooms near to them, in their cities. The centers for UCS and HGEIL.

HGEL (Hughes Global Education)

UCS (Unified Collaborations Services)

How are the center allotments carried out?

While filing the online application form, candidates can select their study centers from the specified list in the application form. The technical partners have the final discretion on the allotments.

Can the program be conducted via internet/desktops?

The program cannot be conducted via internet/desktops. One will have to come to the Virtual Classroom location to attend the sessions.

Can candidates get a demonstration of how the classes will be conducted before applying for the program?

Yes, candidates can visit any of the Virtual classrooms for the VIL Programs in their city for a demonstration.

What happens in the case of travelling or being transferred to another city?

One may opt to take any of the Virtual Classroom Location from whichever city of preference. The only condition being that the study center must be functional in the city for that student’s batch.This is possible only with the prior written approval from both the class-room coordinators in order to make  the necessary infrastructure available to accommodate the additional  students.​ Furthermore, the student needs to fulfill the rules and regulations laid down by the technical partner.


Who is eligible for these programs?

Generally, the eligibility criteria for all the above mentioned programs are:

  • Graduation/Diploma from any discipline (10+2+3 pattern)
  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience, post the completion of graduation.
  • Basic computer knowledge is a must.

Will the entrepreneurs who have pursued their graduation, be eligible for the above programs?

Yes, they are eligible, provided they are actively involved in their business post completion of their graduation.

Are candidates with diploma eligible for this program?

They are not eligible for the VIL program. But if a candidate has undergone 10+2+3 pattern of education, their stance for application can be considered.

Are candidates on sabbatical eligible for this program?

Yes, if the eligibility criteria mentioned under question 1 of admissions is fulfilled, then the candidates are eligible.

How can a candidate apply for the program when the admissions are open?

The candidate may apply online by paying an application fee at the time of admission (inclusive of all charges) within the deadline. The application fee is non-refundable.

What if the candidate misses the application date?

The candidate may then register him/herself on our website through the link ( Once the admissions for the programs are open, the registered applicants would be intimated about the admission dates etc. and he/she may apply.

How can the application forms be procured?

The application forms can be downloaded or availed only when the admission link is activated.

Is the prospectus available online? Where can it be collected from?

All the information related to the programs is available on our website.

What are the documents required to apply for the program?

No documents are required to apply for this program. Following the procedure mentioned in question 5 of admissions is sufficient.

When do the admissions open?

The admissions generally open 4 months before the academic session begins. Refer question 5 of Program.

Are there any entrance exams?

As of now, there are none.

What is the admission (selection) criterion?

Admission of a candidate is generally based on their Personal Interview (PI), Statement of Purpose (SOP), academic and professional background. If needed, the admission committee may decide on other mechanisms for the selection process.

How are the admission results announced?

The selected candidates will be informed individually by an e-mail along with a copy of the letter of admission. The candidate can also check the result on our website using their XSAT Login ID and password.

What are the documents required for the selected candidates?

The selected candidates need to upload/submit the below documents in the Academic Information System (AIS):

  • Higher Secondary Certificate and Mark sheet
  • Graduation Certificate and Mark sheet
  • Certificates with 2 years of work experience (after completion of graduation degree)

What is the program fee?

At present the program fee is of Rs.2,25,000/- and can be paid in four installments plus service tax as applicable. The course fee is inclusive of books, study material and the Campus Component fee of Rs. 35,000/-.

How can the programs fees be paid?

The program fees can be paid online through 4 installments. Students need to pay the fees on the scheduled installment dates as notified at the time of admission. Late fee charges will be applicable if a student is unable to meet the deadlines set by the VIL Office.

How can a candidate apply for an education loan?

Once the candidate is selected for the program, the student can get in touch with the technical partner who will guide the student through the loan processes.

How can a company sponsor their employees for the program?

To sponsor employees, the company needs to sign an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with XLRI, after which they may sponsor their employees. For this, the company needs to send requests at 

Does the admission procedure differ for the sponsored employees?

No, the admission procedure and criterion are the same for all other applicants. There is no separate criterion or process for the sponsored employees.

Course Curriculum

How are the courses structured?

The VIL Programs offer a portfolio of varied academic courses along with a Final Project/Dissertation and they are structured in three terms. You may refer to the courses.

What is the Final Project/Dissertation?

Final Project is the last course of the program i.e. at the end of term-III. The objective of the final project is to encourage the students to take upan intensive/live study on some aspects of management and acquaint themselves with the analytical skills learnt during the program. The final project is a non credit course, hence final OAGP will not be affected by the performance in the final project.

What is the eligibility to take up the Final Project/Dissertation?

Students who score more than 5.74 TAGP in term-I are eligible for the final project/dissertation.

Is the Final Project/Dissertation mandatory for all the students?

No, the Final Project/Dissertation is not mandatory. It is optional for the eligible students.

How does a student get updates related to the program?

The only mode of communication for program related updates and the information is through the AIS (Academic Information  System). Students will get access to the AIS only after paying the 1st installment fees.

How can one communicate with the faculty outside of classroom timings?

The mode of communication with faculty is through e-mails; however a student can make a phone call or write to the concerned teaching assistant. They will help you in facilitating the communication with the professor.

What is the minimum attendance required?

We encourage students to maintain 100% attendance in every subject as every session has scope for interaction, learning and taking away knowledge. In case the attendance for any particular course is less than 50%, the student will have to repeat the course with the succeeding batch.

Will the course material given by XLRI be sufficient for successful completion of the Program?

The course material supplied by XLRI is sufficient. For further reference or additional information, a student is free to refer to other books (as recommended by professor or out of interest).

What is Campus component (CC)?

The campus component is an integral part of the course curriculum. It requires the students to stay in XLRI campus for five days to get an opportunity to experience the class-room sessions. It’s 5 days of intense and rigorous learning for the students.

When is the Campus Component scheduled?

The campus component is generally scheduled somewhere between April to May.

What are the activities scheduled during the Campus Component?

Campus component offers the students an opportunity to interact with the faculty & VIL staff members, their classmates and feel the XL culture on campus. Apart from the classroom sessions, the CC schedules examinations, quizzes, interactive sessions, cultural activities, informal interactions etc. to give the working executives the scope to relive their school /college days.

Is it mandatory to attend the Campus Component?

Yes, it is mandatory to attend the Campus Component, failing which a student is not eligible for certification with the batch. In case of emergency, if a student is not present, s/he will have to attend the campus component with the succeeding batch to become eligible for certification.

Where is the accommodation provided during the Campus Component?

During the campus component, the stay arrangement will be in the student’s hostel. The program fee is inclusive of the accommodation charges.

Can a candidate take a break from the program?

Break is not encouraged. But in exceptional cases, break is allowed only after the completion of term-1 with prior approval from the VIL office. The candidate has to ensure that the program is completed within a timeframe of 36 months from the date of registration. A student is entitled to avail only one break to complete his/her program.

Is there a scope for deferring the course if one is travelling to international locations where Virtual Classroom studio is not available?

The VIL Programs are offered only to Indian residents. For any international project taken up by the student, then she has to defer mid-program by fulfilling the break formalities.

What do we expect from the students?

Students are expected to maintain proper discipline & classroom decorum, essential to the smooth functioning of the session. Each student will successfully complete the program by fulfilling the minimum course requirements like attendance, submission of projects and assignments in time. Fair participation in all exams is a must, along with their active participation in making the VIL program a grand success. After successful completion of the program, students will get the XLRI Alumni status and is expected to do justice to the program and take the brand forward.


How is the assessment and grading done for the student?

A student is assessed on his/her performance on a continuous basis through quizzes (announced/surprise), assignments (individual/group), case study, examination (midterm & end term), including class participation and surveys, given to them from time to time in each course and accordingly the grades are awarded based on all the components.

What will be the evaluation procedure, grade system or pointer?

A Nine-point grading system is used to evaluate courses. The nine grades, their
corresponding grade points and equivalent marks are given below:

Performance Incomplete Failure Pass Average Good Excellent
Grade IC F D   D+ C   C+  B   B+  A   A+
Grade Points -1.0 0 1    2 3    4 5    6  7    8

Sometimes faculty evaluates each component of a course relatively by considering the entire batch’s performances i.e. a student’s grade reflects his/her position from the mean score of the class. The faculty has the discretion of modifying the cut-offs for different grades.


Is the certification provided at the end of the program from XLRI and/or with Technical Partner jointly?

If a student performs well, he/she can bag 4 certificates towards the end of the program:

  • Program completion certificate for all 
  • Rankers Certificate
  • Gold Medalist’s Certificate 
  • Certificate for Final Project/Dissertation 
  • Transcript for all 

What are the certificates awarded on successful completion of the program?

The certificate will be awarded directly by XLRI.

When are the certifications given?

The certificates along with the transcripts are awarded to the students during the graduation ceremony conducted in the month of April at the XLRI Campus.


Do candidates get the benefit of alumni status after successful completion of these long duration programs?

Yes, on successful completion of these long duration programs, you will be awarded with the XLRI alumni status and you may avail all the related benefits (be a part of the alumni meets, chapters etc.).

What is the contact for the alumni meets and other related details?

You may write to the Alumni office at- (, or call us on (0657-665-3167).


Is there a provision for placement after the program completion?

No, but there is a portal named Virtual Placement Notice Board (VPNB) which is driven by students. The students are expected to be actively involved in this initiative to maximize utilization.

Is a facility for a library provided to the students?

Library facility can be availed by VIL students during their campus visit.

On completion of the VIL program, is a candidate eligible for the regular/fellow XLRI programs?

The completion of this certification course does not make a candidate eligible for the regular/fellow program. They must undergo a separate selection process.

Can the candidates interact with the students who have previously taken up the course?

Yes. It can be done with the help of the technical partner or the VIL office.

Can this program be converted into a diploma with proper specialization?

Diploma is awarded after 900 hours of full-time class interaction. However, a post graduate certificate can be awarded after 300 hours of part-time program ranging over 12 to 14 months. The program has been designed accordingly.

Will there be guest lecturers from the industry or alumni?

As per requirement, guest lecturers/industry experts may interact with the students during the curriculum.

Will the faculty visit the study centers during the program?

Yes, there is a possibility.

This has been one of my best learning experiences. It has got me to appreciate business management in a better way.The teaching faculty have been brilliant, the TA’s have been approachable and helpful throughout the course and I would rate this course a 10 on 10 when its gauged against other similar courses offered.I have been interacting with the students who are from the other institutes at our Hughes center and I have learnt that none of those courses have the rigor that PGCBM demands. This is something I appreciate about the PGCBM course as this has forced us to study and work hard towards achieving a good grade albeit at a cost. The cost is the toll it has taken in managing the work and personal life as the course has been heavy and requires a focused study of a good 2-3 hours every day on an average. But I believe if it was not so then there would not have been any learning. With regards to the campus component I felt it was brilliantly organized and the effort put in by the VIL team is commendable. The faculty was superb, the accommodation was excellent and the food was an absolute treat.

I thank the entire XLRI team for this and hope to be associated with the XLRI family in the years to come.
Mr. Darshan Krishnamurthy – PGCBM 26

I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU…. for all that you all did when we were on campus.I wish we as HR, can be to our employees what you were to us in that week.It was one of the most hectic week but I loved every bit of it. If another week of campus stay is announced, I will register without a thought! Everything was almost perfect. Hearing, knowing of and admiring XLRI is different from experiencing it. In one word, I lived the most inspiring week of my life in Jamshedpur! Thanks again for everything.
Ms. Anindita Dey – PGCHRM 19

I am very proud to be an alumnus of the great institution ‘XLRI’ that has produced some of the greatest leaders in various fields. To have been taught by the professors at XLRI who are great academicians and who guide many global companies to drive their strategies was indeed a sought-after experience. I am very proud to have been a part of XLRI where students are not just students but managers, strategists and leaders in the making. Being an alumnus of XLRI where values and patriotism are omnipresent even today is one of my biggest achievements.
Ms. Rudrani Nalubolu – PGCHRM-14

I am proud to say that XLRI is my alma mater, and extremely happy to have done so well in the course. The best part about the VIL courses is the quality of teaching – we interact with the finest minds in the subject, and the intellectual stimulation that comes out of classroom discussions is simply mind blowing. I will always remember this one year as one of the most valuable years of my life.
Ms. Pushpa Jagadeesan – PGCHRM-13

I have had a wonderful experience as a student of the program and have learned a lot from my professors and fellow students. There are many options available in the education market to continue your education as a professional. However, the experience, exposure and access to years of research in the field of HR cannot even come close to what one can find at XLRI. Being a part of this institution makes me stand apart in the crowd and to believe in what I stand for as an HR professional. I am proud to call myself an XLRI alumnus and it is my honor to be one.
Godfrey Mitchell – PGCHRM-12

Its been an awesome ride at XLRI.I’ve meet some wonderful friends and meet some great leaders who have helped me take critical decisions of my life.I’ve already been recognized by top companies in my sector with offers from companies as renowned as pepper fry, which i had to let go cause i had a different vision.
Currently i have got an opportunity to lead the HR team of one the companies with not only the biggest vision’s in INDIA but in the world which has a vision to save millions of life’s on a click of a button and i would owe this to XLRI for giving me the XL tag, it certainly counts. i am working as a consultant though for 3 months but the opportunity is what I have always wanted lets just hope i make this count. Cheers!!!. Thanks a ton. Its just the beginning… 
Thanks a ton, Team XL.
Archie D souza – PGCHRM-20

With great pleasure and humility I would like to share this moment of happiness with my Respected Professors and Students.On 18th February 2017, I was honored  with prestigious ‘100 most Impactful CSR Leaders ( A Global Listing)’  by World CSR.The 100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders (Global Listing) is a tribute to those who are missionaries and passionate about CSR. Those Leaders who have believed that CSR Leadership must contribute to Social change are recognized. The World CSR Day pays a tribute to such leaders who are transformation agents. By recognizing Leaders who have contributed value & made a change. Such Leaders who are impactful & believe that there is a MAD (Making A Difference) approach to their workThe approach is driven by passion & commitment towards Social Change.I am really grateful towards  XLRI and  my Great Professors for the wonderful learning that helped me develop a new vision and  better approach to my work.I am a proud student of XLRI PGCHRM -20 Batch.
Kindly convey my gratitude to all the professors and batchmates who have contributed significantly for this achievement.
Vibha Natraj – PGCHRM-20

Wonder why something happens suddenly in our life? Explore not. It’s the lord who connects the dot. Such was the amazing experience when I first came to know about XLRI course. I had a quick glimpse of all the details, and thought why cannot I join this? After working for Indian Air force, for seventeen long years, I made up my mind to be an HR person, so that I can render my long term of experience so far to the organization, where I could get an opportunity to work.
The XLRI PGCHRM -21 courses gave me an extreme outlook, to enhance my HR skills to a large extent. The journey from day one was fantastic. It created a platform for getting to know each other, from different parts of the country. Each XLRI’an had many stories to share and learning experiences. In spite of all the hurdles faced by me professionally & personally during the course completion, I made it a point to succeed in all the areas of assessment. Now, a person with many master degrees in hand, feel proud and happy to say that XLRI has great impact on my career. Now after having so much of learning experience, I had been successful in dealing with many issues in my organization.
I should definitely quote here, an HR person deals with human resources, the most challenging task. It requires really great skill and learning. And I believe, XLRI has rendered me those skills. Now when I look back, I feel my quick judgement of enrolling myself in XLRI then was really a great decision.
Sreenivas.K RH-16142 – PGCHRM-21

I found the course extremely useful for working executives like me. The course coverage was exhaustive with all contemporary issues covered at length. The course pedagogy that included quizzes, assignments, mid-term and end-term exams, ensured that along with conceptual learning we also mastered the application of such concepts in real life situations. It was indeed a privilege to learn from the hugely experienced faculty, most of whom shared deep insights from the corporate world, which made our learning more practical and useful.In order to make the programme even more useful, I would like to suggest the following:
Presently, the immersion programme at XLRI campus is for a week during the entire duration of the programme. This needs to be conducted twice (a total of two weeks) during the programme. Such ‘face-to face’ interaction with the faculty is particularly helpful in having a better grasp of such courses/topics as Labour Laws, IR&PM, Collective Bargaining, Social Research Methods, etc.
On the whole, it was a great learning and enriching experience for me as a professional. I shall continue to have fond memories of the wonderful time spent in the classroom and campus with professors and co-students alike!
Arup Kumar – 26th March, 2017

Thank you all so so much for making our stay in the campus super comfortable and a memorable one. We are back at our work stations loaded with funtastic memories and friendships to be cherished forever.
Thank you all once again.
Ms. Srimoyee Basu – PGCBM 26

Campus Component was most wonderful event and it was an experience for lifetime.I never imagined myself as a student again attending classroom lectures. This was possible because of the Campus Component. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality during our stay.
Mr. Santosh Pawaskar – PGCBM 26

Though it was a VIL platform, but I didn’t observe any lack of quality in the teaching pedagogy. Faculty was always approachable. Studying through this platform was the same as studying at college.
                                           Bhim Sain Mirg – PGCBM-19

Visiting the XLRI campus is one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I appreciate the effort you and the team invested in the 1 year VIL program and CC. Hats off to the team. 
                                       Sonia Singh – PGCHRM 18