Could you please explain the rationale behind posting the same post repeatedly in various formats?
Secondly, I am wondering whether you have sound information on the timing of the placements? I think discussion is still ON. Hence it wont be a good idea to assume something and place sarcastic comment on that. FYI - excerpt from the post from PG homepage..
"Sources told PaGaLGuY that XLRI may consider making the last three months an activity-driven work schedule, which will enable students to take part in placements and also complete the course at a convenient pace.
When asked, Father Abraham said that the present year will go on as schedule but may be from the 2013-2014 batch they will consider making changes, which may also mean starting the course earlier than schedule. "We will learn from what happens this year and then make some changes for the next course." "
To put it in another word , the concern expounded by you is shared by many in this forum including the school itself I believe. Hence the best thing would be to wait for concrete information or put across the query to the seniors.
Thirdly , choosing a b-school is subjective. To a greater extent it depends upon your requirement and personal call. However , personally I think : XL brand name is a premiere one and an investment in MBA should be considered a long term investment. Hence comparing on the face of immediate placement might not be the right idea.
Last but not the least , in this thread we are mostly discussing XLRI GMP instead of comparing various programs from various b-schools.
So if you have specific query , I think seniors would be happy enough to answer them.
----No offence meant to anyone. My effort is to get the most out of this forum------