CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS

Institute Day Celebration: 2nd December, 2016

3rd December is declared as the Institute day of XIMB, XUB.
The special event was celebrated on the 2nd December 2016 for this year. Celebrations held on both the campuses i.e., in the XIMB campus & in the Xavier City Campus of the Xavier University Bhubaneswar. A huge mass of Students, faculty & staffs were present to enjoy the celebration.

XPRESSIONS 2016: 11th - 13th NOVEMBER, 2016

XPRESSIONS : The University’s Annual flagship B-School Event was held from 11th to 13th November, 2016


Sanidhya 2016 Bhubaneswar Chapter was held on 5th November, 2016

The Alumni Committee of XIMB & Bhubaneswar Alumni Chapter organized Sanidhya 2016 Bhubaneswar Chapter on 5th November, 2016 at XIMB Campus

Foundation Day Lecture 2016 was held on 4th November, 2016

The 14th Foundation Day Lecture of Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB), Xavier University Bhubaneswar was held on the 4th November 2016 at XIMB auditorium. Every year we invite eminent leaders from the industry as part of the Foundation Day lecture series, and this year we had the privilege of hosting Shri Kamal Bali, Managing Director, Volvo Group in India.


XIMB, XUB received International Diamond Star for Quality Award 2016

XIMB, XUB received International Diamond Star for Quality Award 2016 from Business Initiative Directions (BID). XIMB has been awarded with the World Quality Commitment (WQC) award in the Diamond category for the year 2016 for commitment to Quality and Excellence by Business Initiative Directions (BID).

XIMB, XUB Ranking 2016

XIMB has been ranked 3rd among India’s Top leading Private B-Schools of Super Excellence as per CSR-GHRDC B-School SURVEY 2016 and 6th among India’s Top 10 private B-Schools for the year 2016 in the Best B-Schools 2016 of the OUTLOOK-DRSHTI SURVEY.


An interactive session with Shri. Bhavish Aggarwal

An interactive session was held by Shri. Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-Founder and CEO, OLA Cabs on 28th Sept 2016, at 7.00 pm in the Auditorium XIMB, XUB.

Shri. Arvind Subramanian Talk on “Economic Survey Outreach”

Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB), Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB) in association with Odisha Television Ltd. organized a talk by Shri Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser to Govt. of India on Thursday, 1st September, 2016 at 10.30 am in XIMB campus.


RM Program of Xavier School of Rural Management is ranked 2nd in India and 19th in the World

RM program has been ranked the 2nd best program in India and the 19th in the world in the Agribusiness and Rural Management category by best-masters.com

RMAX, the Rural Managers' Association of XIMB celebrated the annual Rural Management conclave of Xavier School of Rural Management, Abhivyakti'16 on the 21st AUG 2016 at XIMB Auditorium.

RMAX, the Rural Managers' Association of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB), is a registered students' body with an emphasis on "learning by doing" and "learning beyond the books. To showcase our mettle and wide acceptance as a credible and diligent community, we are into a series of activities like- organizing workshops, seminars and guest lectures on contemporary issues, working on live projects from the industry, providing consultancy services, developing case studies, conducting customized market research and promotion activities.


FINOMICS 2016

FINOMICS 2016: A Business Conclave of XIMB, XUB was held on 6th August, 2016 at Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB)

Prof. SABITA MOHANTY, XIMB,Xavier University appointed as one of the independent Director of the Smart City Project, Bhubaneswar by the State Govt. Odisha.

Smart City project gets five independent directors: The appointment of a panel of independent directors has given the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) domain experts to advise the new company on execution of the ambitious project. The BSCL already has eight board members and with the appointment of the independent directors, the special purpose vehicle is now fully formed. The state government on Monday appointed the five independent directors to BSCL — Madhav Pai, Saveeta Mohanty, Aamer Azeemi, Sandipan Chakravortty and Bhavin Sheth. The Telegraph presents profiles of the independent director.


Sanidhya 2016


Sanidhya ‘16 was held in New Delhi on 21st May, in Bangalore on 28th May and in Mumbai on 4th June

His Excellency Mr. Hyun Cho, Ambassador of Korea Visited Xavier University

His Excellency Mr. Hyun Cho, Ambassador of Korea, his wife Mrs. Jeeyoon Cho and the Honorary Consul General, Mr. Rajive Kaul visited to Xavier University, on 8th April.


Convocation Report 2015-2016

The Second Convocation of the Xavier University Bhubaneswar, Twenty-Fifth Convocation of XIMB was held on March 29th, Tuesday 2016. Shri. Suresh Narayanan, Chairman & Managing Director, Nestle India Pvt. Ltd. was the Chief Guest and the Convocation Speaker.

MBA-HRM recognition by Society of HRM

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) , USA, has certified that the MBA-HRM curriculum of Xavier University, Bhubaneswar is aligned with the recommended requirements for HR degree programs as outlined in the SHRM HR Curriculum Guidebook.

This certification places the MBA-HRM programme of XaHR, Xavier University as a globally aligned curriculum programme which is benchmarked against the best academic curriculum standards and therefore is a great milestone in the development of the XaHR as well as XUB.

This is another step forward for internationalizing the academic curriculum and academic environment of Xavier University and standardizing its alignment at the global level.

Aarya Award 2016

Prof. Snigdha Pattnaik, Dean, Xavier School of Human Resources Management (XaHR) been awarded with the AARYA AWARD 2016 on 6th March, 2016 at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar to mark the International Women's Day, by the Parichay Foundation in recognition of her contribution and achievement in the field of education.

The award was presented to her by Hon'ble Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri. Jual Oram along with several other dignitaries including the Bhubaneswar North MLA Shri. Priyadarshi Mishra seen in the photograph.

Many congratulations to Prof. Snigdha Pattnaik on her illustrious achievement and her contribution to education and more so in being an institution-builder at Xavier University, Bhubaneswar. The entire XUB community is proud of her achievement and wish her the very best in the years ahead.

National Conference on Commerce - Feb 2016

1st National Conference onCommerce in 21st Century: Innovations, Trends and Practices

Xavier school of commerce organised its 1st National Conference on Feb.20, 2016. The theme of the conference was “Commerce in 21st Century: Innovations, Trends and Practices”. Prof. Dr. Fr. Paul Fernandes, S.J., Vice chancellor of the university while inaugurating the conference said the commerce graduates have a lot of responsibilities towards mother earth and stressed the need for green accounting.

The conference was attended by many eminent guests, delegates, faculty and students from different colleges and universities. Dr. P.K. Mohanty, dean of the school and convener of the conference delivered the welcome address.

Sri Niten Chandra, IAS, Principal Secretary to Govt., Dept. of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilitieswas the chief guest on the occasion. In his speech, Sri Chandra said that commerce held the key to every success in 21st century.

CMA Bhabatosh Banerjee, Retd. Professor of Calcutta University and Prof. Banikanta Mishra, Professor of finance were guests of honour in the inaugural session.

A plenary session was held on the theme, “Role of Commerce Education in Nation Building”. CMA Bhabatosh Banerjee, Retd. Professor of Calcutta University, Prof. Hanifof St. Xavier College, Kolkata, Prof. Achalapathyof Osmania University, Hyderabad, CA RajibSahoo, Sr. Practicing Chartered Accountant, spoke on the occasion. Prof. Ranjan K. Bal, Professor, PG Dept. of Commerce, Utkal University, moderated the session.

The speakers were of the view that commerce served both at the macro and micro levels and played a very significant role in “nation building”. Almost all of them unanimously agreed that commerce education was in fact currently at the cross road and required collective effort of both academicians and professionals for a more pragmatic change. While some members stressed the need to align the course curriculum with international standards, others emphasized on the importance of research and industry-academia interface. All the members advised the participants to bring innovation in pedagogy and understand the importance of technology in imparting education.

Research papers were presented by researcher scholars, faculty from different colleges and universities and students of the school of commerce in two technical sessions. Many research topics were well discussed and debated. The sessions were chaired by eminent researchers who gave their expert views after each presentation.

Fr. Tony Uvary, Registrar of the university graced the valedictory session and gave away the certificates and prizes. Prof. Sibanjan Mishra, conference secretary and Prof. RanjanDasgupta, co-convener of the conference proposed vote of thanks in the inaugural session and valedictory session respectively.

Collaboration with World's No.1 Thunderbird

International Learning Opportunity

THUNDERBIRD, the world’s No.1 ranked institution, leading global business innovation for seventy years, now partners with XIMB, Xavier University to offer the world’s No.1 ranked programme Master of Global Management and MA in Global Affairs and Management to the students of Xavier University, Bhubaneswar.

Mumbai International Film Festival Bhubaneswar Chapter, Xavier University- 2016

The Films Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Film Society Bhubaneswar in association with Xavier School of communications, Xavier University organized a three-day film festival at Xavier University, Xavier City campus from 28-30 January 2016. Twenty-four selected documentaries and short films were screened at 14th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF). Fr. Dr. Paul Fernandes SJ, Vice Chancellor, inaugurated the festival. It is the first of its kind to happen in any university campus in Odisha. National Award-winning Film-makers Mr. Subash Das and Mr. Susant Misra were part of inauguration. Sumoya Mukherjee, Branch Head, Films Division Kolkata spoke on the importance of MIFF.

Mr. Satyajit Puhan, member of Bhubaneswar Film society was the initiator of the event. At the opening ceremony, a few personalities from Odisha film world were honoured. The programme started with the screening of MIFF logo animation film, followed by two films namely “Not a Victim” and “Break-up” produced by the School of Communications.

The students of MA Mass Communication and PG Diploma in Film & TV Production scripted, edited and directed the films. While “Not a Victim” was a part of the course “Directorial Practices,” “Breakup” was scripted and directed by Mr. Abhijit of MA Mass Communication. The students of BSc Mass Communication helped their seniors by acting and assisting in the film production. The films that were screened on all the three days included variety of topics picturing the socio cultural realities, political issues and concerns of the people and the country. Another film “missed call” scripted and directed by Ms. Anubha Sourya, PG Diploma student of XCOMM was shown on the third day and it’s a 22-minute film.

Besides the students of Mass Communication, the students of other schools of XUB watched selected films. A big number of the students of Biju Patnaik Institute For Film and Television, Cuttack, watched the films on the last two days. Number of interested XUB and XIMB faculties, film lovers from in and around Odisha, persons from Doordarshan, OTV and other media houses were also present. “Muzzaffarnagar Eventually” won the appreciation of many viewers for its deft handling of the subject with some bold interviews. “Famous in Ahmedabad,” a film that portrayed kite festival too had captivated the viewers for its colour and the story.

The viewers expressed their impressions, opinions and critical views on the feedback chart kept out side on all 3 days of the festival. On an average viewership of 60-70 people were present in the hall throughout the day and the last day it touched 100 viewers. The effort of the organizers was highly appreciated by everyone. The hall was full for the films like Muzaffarnagar Eventually, Tracking Phalke, 18-feet etc.

A press conference was arranged by the Film society and XCOMM, in which Fr. Lourduraj addressed the media on the significance and the content of it. All the English Newspapers and some Odia dailies carried the information on the next day. The president of film society and the four members’ team were present throughout the festival. Mr. Satyajit guided the students to mark their impression about the films. Mr. Amrit Amlan Pattanaik was the faculty-in-charge of organizing the film festival. Mr. Ratiram Khakha, technical assistant, set up the 5.1 surround system for the film screening and Amit Parichha, lab assistant did the video and still photography along with the students. Our Strategic Academic Advisory Board members Mr. Satyajit Puhan and Subrat Beura have conceived the event with the support of our loving Fr. Paul, Vice Chancellor of XUB and the dean of XCOMM.

HBS Club Inclusive India Forum- Jan,2016

A one day Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) conference titled Inclusive India Forum 2016 was organized in collaboration with Harvard Business School Club of Indiaand Xavier University Bhubaneswar.The event washeld at Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University Bhubaneswar, Odisha on 22nd Jan 2016.

The conference was facilitated by Dr. Subhasis Ray, Coordinator- Centre for Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Corporate Social Responsibilities. More than 90 participants from Government, Industry and NGOs participated. The Forum has identified its focus areas as Education, Employability and Healthcare.

The program was inaugurated by Mr. PradeepAmaat, Finance Minister, Government of Odisha. Panelists included 7 CEOs, leading NGO leaders and institution builders like PadmashreeDr. T. P. Das.

National Round Table Discussion Jan 2016

National round table discussion on optimal FPO Design and on Sustainable Agricultural Systems(SAS)was organized in XIMB on 18th and 19th Jan 2016 in coordination with NABARD Chair unit.Expected outcomes of the deliberations may be Optimal FPO Design,Optimal Institutional Architecture at District level,Convergence Strategy for making collective action by resource poor possible, Common understanding and appreciation of the different approaches to sustainable agricultural practices in India and agreement and agreement on some common terminologies for policy, Plan for compilation and codification of different sustainable agricultural practices,Draft on Transition Strategy & Policy for replication on sustainable agricultural practices.

14th ICIT-December 2015

ICIT is a premier international forum for sharing high quality research in the areas of Information Technology. XIMB,XUBhosted the 14th International Conference on Information Technology 21-23 December, in collaboration with Orissa Information Technology Society and IEEE.The conference signifies a milestone in keeping pace with the latest research trends in the various fields of IT.The three-day event comprised of several Keynote Addresses, Invited Talks and Paper presentations. There were 54 participants and 24 paper presentations during the conference.

Foundation Day Celebration –December 2015

The Institute’s Foundation Day celebration was made special with Mr. D Shivakumar, Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd. delivering the 13th XIMB Foundation Day Lecture.

National IR Conference - December 2015

National Conference on “Make- in- India initiatives and changing paradigms of Industrial Relations” –December 4th-5th 2015
Xavier School of Human Resource Management (XSHRM), in collaboration with IIRA AND FES hosted a National Conference on “Make- in- India initiatives and changing paradigms of Industrial Relations.” Hon’ble Justice Shri Gopal Ballav Patnaik, former Chief Justice of India delivered the Inaugural keynote address. Prof. (Dr.) E.M Rao, was felicitated and honored during the conference for his immense contribution to the field of IR and Labour Laws.

Mass Media Conference– November 2015

Mass Mediated Culture and Trend Today: Challenges and Opportunities– November 7th 2015
The Xavier School of Communications hosted the international media conference on “Mass Mediated Culture and Trend Today: Challenges and Opportunities” on the 7th of November 2015. Mr. Krishna Prasad – Editor in-Chief of Outlook, was the Chief Guest and OTV the Conference partners.

Jesuit Higher Education Conf- Oct 2015

The University hosted the National Conference on Jesuit Higher Education “Strategic Leadership in Higher Education: Options For The Future” was held at the University during October 22-25, 2015. Dr. B. Muthuraman, Ex-Vice-Chairman, Tata Steel Ltd., Fr. George Pattery, S.J., Provincial of South Asia, Prof. T. V. Rao, Chairman, TVRLS, Ahmedabad and Mr. SimantaMohanty, Executive Chief consultant, RashtriyaUchchatarSikshaAbhiyan (RUSA), Ministry of HRD, New Delhi, took sessions and sharing their views with the participants.

Bhubaneswar Sanidhya October 2015

Bhubaneswar Sanidhya 2015- October4th 2015
Sanidhya 2015: the annual Alumni meet was held across cities and came home to Bhubaneswar on the 4th of October. The Annual General Body Meeting of the XIMB Alumni Association, a body registered at the national level was held during Sanidhya. Indian Cricket commentator HarshaBhogle and revered action, director RajatKappor interacted with the alumni and the students.

CEFT- September 2015

Inauguration of Centre of Excellence in Fiscal Policy & Taxation (CEFT)- September 7, 2015
The Government of Odisha joined hands with Xavier University to establish a Centre of Excellence.Shri Naveen Patnaik, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha inaugurated the Centre of Excellence in Fiscal Policy & Taxation (CEFT) on September 7, 2015 followed by a National Conference on “Fiscal Policy and Taxation”

GREAT Conversations:by British Council-August 2015

A Discussion session by the British High Commission, Kolkata and the British Council organized on 26th August, 2015 "GREAT Conversations - Future of Indian Cities", moderated by Mr. Scott Furssedonn-Wood, the British Deputy High Commissioner for Eastern India with expert speakers, Ms. KarunaGopal, an internationally acclaimed thought leader, columnist, keynote speaker and advisor on SMART CITIES & Ms. Bee Rowlatt, a writer, journalist, author of the best-seller “Talking about Jane Austen in Baghdad” in Oct 2015.

University Chapel & Jesuit residence Blessing May 2015

Blessing of the University Chapel & Jesuit residence - May 31, 2015
His Excellency, Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, the apostolic Nuncio to India & Nepal, blessed the University Chapel, Jesuit residence & other facilities of the university on Sunday May 31, 2015along with Archbishop Most Rev. John Barwa, SVD, Most Rev. Albert D’ Souza, Most Rev. Simon Kaipuram, CM, Most Rev. Niranjan Sualsingh and Rev. Fr. George Fernandes, S.J..

First Convocation of XUB, March 27, 2015

The First Convocation of Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB), was held on Friday, March 27, 2015. His Excellency Dr. S.C. Jamir, Governor of Odisha presided over the Convocation ceremony.

XUB’s2015 …. A transformative journey

XUB’s2015 …. A transformative journey. As we bow out 2015 in thanksgiving and stretch out to embrace 2016, a quick look at how far we’ve come and ….miles to go!

During 2015, we welcomed on-campus two new School’s – Xavier School of Sustainability, inaugurated on July 5, 2015 & Xavier School of Communications inaugurated on July 2, 2015, offering Doctoral, Masters and Undergraduate courses. Both Schools offer Masters Programs in their respective areas.