Established: 1987, Top-scoring parameters: Leadership & Governance, Faculty Profile, Infrastructure, Campus Life
Differentiator: Most technology intensive campus in the country
The Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) was instituted in 1987 through an agreement between the Government of Orissa and the Orissa Jesuit Society. XIMB focuses on academic rigour, providing good academic infrastructure, and aspires to be on the leading edge of technology and innovation. As a result, XIMB supports its vision for academic and innovation excellence by building the right environment and the campus is considered as among the most technology intensive campuses in India. The institution also believes in continuous improvement through interactive feedback and self-evaluations.
XIMB makes conscious efforts in having its students break away from an elitist mind-set and become effective professionals by having their eyes and ears on the ground. The institution’s industry interface is comprised as much by representatives from NGOs, villages, and youth organisations as they are from Chairpersons and MDs in top and middle level corporate firms. These industry interactions are either in the form of lectures and seminars, or in the form of management development programs and other training programs at the institute’s Center for Development Research and Training (CENDERET).
The institute has adopted the “Open Access System” in its library, which allows readers to access information easily. Besides print material, XIMB provides access to electronic databases, such as EBSCO, ProQuest, and ELSEVIER. Corporate, academic, and cultural events comprise an integral part of the XIMB experience. The institution hosts several national events, including the business school fest titled, ‘Xpressions.’
The institution encourages social media activity and the institution’s Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn pages are actively managed and regularly updated. The institution employs social media to engage with students and faculty for its several events, stay in touch with alumni, and create a face of the institution to the industry.
The institution offers a wide spread of management programs for students in various roles and professional positions. Two-year full time programs are offered in business management, HRM, Rural Management, and Global Management and Leadership. Besides that, the institution also offers Integrated Doctoral Program in Management, and a three-year post-graduate program in business management.
The faculty comprises a mix of teachers with national and international affiliations in specialised areas of business. Students, therefore, receive expert guidance on several aspects of business making the time spent at XIMB, academically and professionally rigorous. The institution has a long and illustrious list of alumni working in several key positions in both the public, as well as the private sectors.