Xavier University was established on July 6, 2013 as per the provisions of the Xavier University, Odisha Act, 2013. On 11th May 2021, the Xavier University, Odisha (Amendment) Act 2021 was passed in the Odisha Legislative Assembly, renaming Xavier University as XIM University.
In its endeavour to take up the tasks which are bold but necessary and which hitherto nobody has taken up, the New City Campus of the XIM University was inaugurated on July 7, 2014. Presently it hosts eleven schools offering Doctoral, Masters and Under-graduate programmes. History was made in October 1987 with the establishment of XIMB (Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar), XIM University’s flagship management institute which, over the past 33 years has been recognized as a premier Business School in the country. It aspires to lead the country in management education by focusing on research and innovation. Our intellectual capital rankings have been in the top five in the country consistently.
The XIM University stands tall in its mission of inspiring future generation of students aspiring for excellent quality higher education. We offer a wide gamut of programs in Business Management, Human Resource Management, Rural Management, Sustainability Management, Communications, Computer Science & Engineering, Economics, Commerce, Humanities & Compassion Studies and Human Settlement. The University aims to fulfill its mission by continuing to introduce new programs to groom visionary, competent, committed, compassionate and value-based leaders. It empowers the students with the knowledge, skills, and long-term vision that leads to innovation, service to society and growth. The University encourages the students to cultivate learning opportunities beyond the classroom, through various Student Forums. The academic programs are designed around a “learning by-doing” model that encourages extensive interaction with all components of the University’s ecosystem which serves as a starting point for evolving leadership philosophy and resilient business practices. Apart from academic activities, the co-curricular activities, sports, cultural and community activities, form important parts of the life of the students.
The University lives up to its vision of faith and spiritual inspiration and strives to build a just and humane society. It stands by the poor in their struggle for justice, it stands for the rights of the displaced persons, it promotes compassion, ethics and care for the environment as path to bring about global peace and sustainable. These excellence we have lived through the years has become an example, a legend for all to imitate and follow. This aligns to our motto -not to benchmark but to be bench marked.
Soon after came a unique rural intervention initiative – School of Rural Management, committed to our mission of creating social value, meeting the changing needs of rural businesses, government and development organizations. The School of Human Resource Management is an exclusive course grooming people-sensitive HR leaders equipped to build sustainable organizations and equitable society. With the foundation strongly laid came the courage and strength to a new metamorphosis of a longer lasting higher level change and transformation, leading to the creation of well integrated courses with a common purpose.
The University hosts a unique course of study – the School of Sustainability Management, the first of its kind in the country and among the very few in the world. The School of Sustainability Management stands testament to commitment to giving back to the country and the world through continuous innovation. The University’s School of Communications is the first state of the art, high-quality media school in the State of Odisha. The School of Commerce, School of Law, Economics, Government and Public affairs and Computer Science and Engineering, as well as other career-oriented courses, is an educational initiative to provide holistic and integral career-oriented undergraduate as well as postgraduate programs, fostered in a spirit of academic excellence.
RENAMING XAVIER UNIVERSITY AS
Over the years, Xavier University as an organization has gained experience. As an organization it seeks to strive as a torch bearer of quality education. In this context, the Xavier management feels that the two campuses be named as one single entity called as XIM University, Odisha act. XIM has been the pride of the State as it has laurels, glory and honour and has served the state and the country through its wide network and collaboration. XIM has become a brand name in the country. The certificate issued with XIM brand name enables students to get better job opportunities all over the country as well as abroad. The brand name XIM has gained acceptance by the industries, corporates, leaders, and the development sectors.
This brand “XIM” has thus produced more than 8000 management graduates and as such its alumni have spread all over the world and have been serving the common society for a greater good. Retaining the brand “XIM” is critical as it enables every stakeholder to function efficiently and effectively, greater collaboration and networking with the external stakeholders, attracting high-quality students and qualified and experienced faculty, more industry-strong recruiters on campus to provide more job opportunities and to be able to positively impact the life of common people. XIM University stands dedicated towards upliftment of the downtrodden and service to the poor and marginalized and promotes compassion, integrity, and a sustainable society.
With a humble beginning in management education in 1987, today XIM University has eleven schools offering Doctoral, Masters and Under-graduate programs in the disciplines of Business Management, Human Resource Management, Rural Management, Sustainability Management, Human Settlements, Commerce, Mass Communication, Computer Science & Engineering, Economics, Law, Governance and Public Affairs. We are dedicated to the cause of working for the development of education in Odisha, India and across the world and we stand committed to working tirelessly as XIM University for ensuring high quality, all round education to the world from Odisha.
What starts here changes the world.
Studying at XIM University is an opportunity to be the light that lights the world and be the fire that lights other fires…that lights other lives.
Education… that meets the needs of the society and enables the building of sustainable communities.
XIM University Timeline
Establishment of XIMBHistory was made in October 1987 with the establishment of XIMB (Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar), Xavier University’s flagship management institute which, over the past 33 years has been recognized as a premier Business School in the country.
Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
In its endeavor to take up the tasks which are bold but necessary and which hitherto nobody has taken up, the New Campus of the XIM University formerly known as Xavier University, Bhubhaneswar was inaugurated on July 7, 2014. Presently it hosts eleven schools offering Doctoral, Masters and Under-graduate programmes.
School of Human Resource Management
The School of Human Resource Management owes its origin to the HR specialization of the flagship premier b-School XIMB, grooming HR professions since 1987. It became a separate School under Xavier University from June 2014.
School of Rural Management
The School of Rural Management is the second-oldest in the country. The Post-graduate program in Rural Management commenced in the year 1995 as a part of XIMB. The School of Rural Management became a separate school under Xavier University from June 2014.
School of Commerce
The School of Commerce of Xavier University was inaugurated in July 15, 2014.
School of Communications
The School of Communications was inaugurated on July 2, 2015
School of Sustainability
The School of Sustainability of Xavier University was inaugurated on July 5, 2015.
School of Economics
The School of Economics of Xavier University was inaugurated on July, 2017.
School of Computer Science & Engineering
The School of Computer Science & Engineering of Xavier University was inaugurated on July, 2017.
Xavier Law School
The Xavier Law School (XLS) of Xavier University was inaugurated on July, 2018.
School of Human Settlement
The School of Human Settlement of Xavier University was inaugurated on July, 2019.
School of Government and Public AffairsThe School of Government and Public Affairs of Xavier University was inaugurated on February, 2020.
On 11th May 2021, the Xavier University, Odisha (Amendment) Act 2021 was passed in the Odisha Legislative Assembly, renaming Xavier University
as XIM University.