XLProviding a strong thrust to the domain of human resources and industrial relations knowledge at XLRI is SAPPHIRE, the Students’ Association for the Promotion of Personnel Management, Human Resources and Industrial Relations at XLRI. SAPPHIRE is a student body aiming to integrate the experiences of practitioners with the theoretical knowledge of academicians in the area of human resource development.
Our mission is to enable the development of world class, well-rounded HR Professionals who are capable of delivering and creating value in the emerging business environment.

One of the oldest committees on campus, SAPPHIRE over the years, has acted as an interface between the industry and the academician and provided a forum for discussion and debate on the prevalent HR concepts and best practices. Since its inception in 1989, SAPPHIRE has organized a consortium of events, which have served as platforms for debating and discussing state-of-the-art HR and Industrial Relations practices.


Battle HRoyale

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One of the primary aims of SAPPHIRE is to keep the students updated with the emerging industry trends in the HR area. A similar attempt to ensure the same could be seen through our annual quizzing league “Battle HRoyale”.

A power packed event consisting of multiple rounds to test students on diverse elements that go into making an HR Professional. The event gathers a participation of over 1000 candidates from the premium B-Schools of the country every year.

This knowledge warfare sees the students getting down to decipher questions posed at them at each round to maintain their position on the leader board where the points from each round are added. The Online Battle ends with a campus finale conducted at the National HR Conference every year.

HR Colosseum 4.0


Human Resource Management is arguably one of the most important facets of management and management education. Yet if you see the number of competitive engagements present in the space of HR as in comparison to other management disciplines, the ratio is rather regrettable. And it is in such a scenario that SAPPHIRE, the HR committee of XLRI Jamshedpur steps up to fill the void with a unique national level event HR Colosseum.

A one of a kind event, HR Colosseum started in January 2017, as a National level HR event with a variety of innovative events designed to test the different competencies of participants as they square off against some of the brightest minds in the country.

Colosseum plays host to a plethora of engaging events such as Domestic Enquiry, Employee Value Proposition, Tending Tutelage, and Case-A-Blanca in turn fulfilling our goal of spreading awareness and interest in the field of Human Resource Management across the country.

National HR Conference

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Running in its eighth edition, the National HR Conference is the flagship event of SAPPHIRE where we provide a platform for the stalwarts from various industries, academics and legal practitioners to discuss on the current trends and challenges of HR landscape. The conference will consist of paper presentations, panel discussions, lectures by industry experts and specialized workshops for students as well as delegates.

Contact Us:

sapphire@xlri.ac.in | +91 8904204432 | +91 8340379058