Established: 1955, Top-scoring parameters: Leadership & Governance, Campus Life, Accreditation & Linkages
Differentiator: Building sustainable development plans
The Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS) was established in 1955 in Ranchi and has established its reputation as a premier educational institution for social science in India. The institution was among the pioneering institutes in the country in the field of personnel management, industrial relations, rural development and social welfare. The institute achieved recognition as an independent educational society in 1973, and has since been recognized as one of the leading B-School establishments in India.
XISS offers courses in Human Resource Management, Rural Management, Information Technology, and Finance and Marketing. The institution offers PGDM courses in HRM, Rural Management, IT, Finance, and Marketing along with an NSE-certified Capital Market Professional (NCCMP) program. The institute aims to act both as a center of academic excellence as well as offer service to the society. The institute, therefore, lays a great deal of emphasis on value-driven education. It believes in creating professionals who are committed, trained to have their eyes and ears on the ground, and entrepreneurial. Among the key aspects of learning for a student at XISS is the aspect of building sustainable development plans grounded in solid analytical capabilities.
The institution’s library contains over 45,000 volumes of books besides journals, encyclopedias, almanacs, and magazines. Students also have access to e-library facilities. The campus is Wi-Fi enabled, besides a well-equipped computer lab a resource center. The institute values the benefits of physical enablement, and provides students and faculty with the facility for sports and recreation, including a playground and game courts.
XISS alumni hold key positions in some of India’s prestigious private and public sector business establishments. Many illustrious alumni have also made a mark in the entrepreneurial space. The institution manages an alumni association to stay in touch with its alumni through its web site. The institution also actively manages alumni networks on social media.
The faculty at XISS comprises scholars with doctoral and post-doctoral qualifications from reputed institutions. The XISS website contains a list of its illustrious faculty along with their niche areas of academic focus. Students are selected on the basis of XAT, CAT, and CMAT scores followed by group discussions and personal interviews. The selection process is considered to be among the most rigorous and intensive in the country.
Students at XISS engage in a number of clubs and communities to build a spirit of entrepreneurship and prepare themselves for the challenges of the professional world. These clubs and communities can be grouped under recreational, cultural, intellectual, professional, and charitable interest groups. The intensive experience at XISS is aimed to prepare a student to the role of a future manager.