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MBA – UMG

MBA – UMG

MASTER’S PROGRAM IN URBAN MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE (MBA – UMG)
OFFERED BY XAVIER SCHOOL OF HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

Eligibility

  1.  Candidates who have secured the 1st, 2nd or 3rd position (i.e., any of the top three ranks, at the College / Institute / University) in their undergraduate program can apply without any Admission Test score by filling the Online Application Form. A certificate from the Head of the Institution stating their rank/ position must be furnished to that effect when asked for.
  2. Candidates with a three-year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate from a recognized University can apply with a valid Admission Test score.
  3. Candidates with Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Planning, Geography (Hons.), and Economics (Hons.) with minimum 55% marks in aggregate AND candidates from other disciplines with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in their three-year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) program are also encouraged to apply.
 

All shortlisted candidates (for all categories mentioned in this section) will have to appear for a Writing Ability Test and/or Group Discussion and/or Personal Interview.

 

Final year degree students, who expect to complete their final examinations and other requirements for obtaining the degree by June 15, 2020, can also apply.

Admission Test

Applicants are required to take any one of the Admission Tests:
a) XAT to be conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur, on January 05, 2020, or
b) CAT to be conducted by IIMs on November 24, 2019, or
c) NMAT by GMAC to be conducted during October – December 2019, or
d) GMAT taken in 2018 or 2019, or
e) X-GMT to be conducted by Xavier University, Bhubaneswar on January 25, 2020.

Applicants opting for XAT/CAT have to follow XAT/CAT advertisements respectively and apply in time. Registering for XAT/CAT/GMAT/NMAT is a prerequisite for applying to XUB, if not opting for X-GMT.

XUB Application

Applicants also have to fill up the online application form separately for XUB programme at: www.xub.edu.in Upon successfully filling the online application form and paying the relevant application fee, the applicant will be intimated by email about the acceptance of the form.

It may be noted that besides registering for XAT/CAT/GMAT/NMAT, one has to apply (online) separately to Xavier University, Bhubaneswar.

 

The extended last date to fill up the application form is 30th April 2020.

Selection Process

The Institute will decide the section-wise as well as overall cut-off marks which will be used for short-listing the candidates to be called for Writing Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. WAT, GD & PI will be held in Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. Candidates will have to meet their own travel expenses for appearing in the Interview session. The final selection will be made on the basis of the candidate's performance in the XAT/CAT/GMAT/X-GMT/NMAT/GATE/CEED/NATA as well as in the Writing Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview (which factors in the past academic record and relevant work experience). The selected candidates will be informed by mail in the month of April 2020.

Admission

The program will commence by the middle of June 2020 for the first-year students. At this time the students will be given a Manual of Policies and Regulations which will be binding on them.

All admission and program related queries may be addressed as follows:

Admission Related

Telephone: +91-674-2377 806 / 2377 878
Email: admission@xub.edu.in

Program Related

Telephone: +91-674-2377735, 8800527523, 8900363173, 8860436466
Email: xahs@xub.edu.in
PROGRAM DETAILS
TWO-YEAR FULL-TIME MASTER'S PROGRAM IN URBAN MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE (UMG)

The MBA-UMG is a new 2-year, full-time residential Program to prepare professionals with the knowledge and skills to develop and run sustainable and adaptive cities and city systems. It brings together the relevant knowledge, techniques and tools from the fields of Management, Urban and Regional Planning, Policy and Governance. The curriculum is designed to meet the specific management expertise required by agencies involved in the financing, development and management of cities, towns and rapidly urbanizing peripheries.

 

Eligibility: The minimum requirement for admission to the Program is a three-year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with at least 60% marks in aggregate from a recognised university.Candidates from architecture, planning, engineering, design, geography, economics, physical sciences, policy and allied subjects are particularly encouraged. Two years of post-degree experience would be an additional advantage. 50% of the seats are earmarked for candidates domiciled in Odisha.

 

Degree: The Xavier University awards the MBA in Urban Management and Governance to students who successfully complete all curricular requirements equivalent to 110 credits, and fulfil other prescribed requirements of the MBA-UMG Program. The Degree is awarded to qualifying students in the Annual Convocation, usually in the month of March.

Sl No. Term - I Subjects Term - II Subjects
1
Theoretical Foundations of Sustainable Planning
City and Metropolitan Planning
2
Statistics for Planning
Urban Heritage Conservation
3
Socio-economic bases for Planning
Urban Politics & Local Governance
4
Social Research Methods
Planning Studio - II – Urban Development Planning
5
Housing
Settlement Planning and Management Practice Colloquium
6
Planning Techniques
Habitat Planning & Development Ethics Seminar
7
Planning Studio I - Settlements Structure and Systems
8
Settlement Planning and Management Practice Colloquium
Sl No. Term - III Subjects Term - IV Subjects
1
Development Finance
Strategic Planning for Settlements
2
Urban Development Management
Infrastructure & Utilities Planning
3
Land Management and Development Guidelines
Law and Professional Practice
4
Planning Studio III – Participatory Local Area Planning
Planning Studio -IV – Regional Planning
5
Planning Research (Pre dissertation)
Resilience and Disaster Management (E)
6
Settlement Planning and Management Practice Colloquium
Spatial Justice & Inclusive Strategies(E)
Sl No. Term - V Subjects Term - VI Subjects
1
Dissertation – Part I
Dissertation – Part II
2
Choice of Specializations :
(a) Housing Development and Financing-I
(b) Urban Economic
(c) Development & Livelihoods-I
(d) Urban Mobility -I
(e) Water and Waste Management-I
One Elective from below :
(a) Housing Development and Financing-II
(b) Urban Economic Development & Livelihoods-II
(c) Urban Mobility -II
(d) Water and Waste Management-II