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Xavier University

Xavier University, Bhubaneswar is a private university established in accordance with the Xavier University, Odisha Act, 2013. Xavier University, Bhubaneswar consists of twelve schools: Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB), School of Human Resource Management ,  School of Rural Management , School of Sustainability ,  School of Human Settlements , School of Commerce, School of Communications, School of Economics ,  School of Computer Science and Engineering , Xavier Law School, School of Governance and Public Affairs  and XAVIER-EMLYON Business School (XEBS) & one centre: Xavier Centre for Humanities and Compassion Studies (XCHCS).

APPLICATION

What are the MBA / MBF / Executive MBA Program(s) offered, eligibility criteria and tests required for admission at Xavier University, Bhubaneswar ?

Program Eligibility Criteria Admission Test(s)

MBA-Business Management

[MBA-BM]

(Offered by XIMB)

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate, from a recognized university

XAT-2021
CAT-2020
GMAT-2019/20
XGMT-2021

Executive MBA- Business Management

[eMBA-BM]

(Offered by XIMB)

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 55%
    marks in aggregate from a recognized University
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience (5 years for self-employed persons)

XAT-2021

CAT-2020

GMAT-2019/20

XGMT-2021

Executive MBA-Business Analytics

[eMBA-BA]

(Offered by XIMB)

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 55%
    marks in aggregate, from a recognized University (UG and/or PG Degree in any discipline containing
    at least two core papers on Mathematics and/or Statistics)
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience (5 years for self-employed persons)
XAT-2021
CAT-2020
GMAT-2019/20
XGMT-2021

MBA-Human Resource management

[MBA-HRM]

(Offered by XAHR)

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate, from a recognized University

XAT-2021
CAT-2020
GMAT-2019/20
XGMT-2021
NMAT-2020

MBA-Rural Management

[MBA-RM]

(Offered by XSRM)

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate, from a recognized University

XAT-2021
CAT-2020
GMAT-2019/20
XGMT-2021
NMAT-2020

Rank holders (i.e. 1st, 2nd or 3rd position at the College/Institute/University in their undergraduate program) can apply

NA

MBA-Sustainability Management

[MBA-SM]

(Offered by XSOS)

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate, from a recognized University

XAT-2021
CAT-2020
GMAT-2019/20
XGMT-2021
NMAT-2020

Rank holders (i.e. 1st, 2nd or 3rd position at the College/Institute/University in their undergraduate program) can apply

NA

MBA-Urban Management & Governance

[MBA-UMG]

(Offered by XAHS)

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate, from a recognized University

XAT-2021
CAT-2020
GMAT-2019/20
XGMT-2021
NMAT-2020
GATE-2019/20
CEED 2020
NATA 2019/20

Rank holders (i.e. 1st, 2nd or 3rd position at the College/Institute/University in their undergraduate program) can apply

NA

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.

NA

Master of Business Finance

[MBF]

(Offered by XSOC)

B.Com (Accounting/Finance), or B.Sc.(Mathematics/Statistics), or B.A./B.Sc. (Economics),
or B.Tech, or CA/CS/CMA, with at least 55% marks in aggregate,
from a recognized University.

XAT-2021
CAT-2020
GMAT-2019/20
XGMT-2021
NMAT-2020

Program

Eligibility Criteria

Admission Test(s)

MBA-Business Management 

[MBA-BM] 

(Offered by XIMB)

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate, from a recognized University

XAT-2021
CAT-2020
GMAT-2019/20
XGMT-2021

Executive MBA- Business Management

[eMBA-BM]

(Offered by XIMB)

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate from a recognized University
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience (5 years for self-employed persons)

XAT-2021

CAT-2020

GMAT-2019/20

XGMT-2021

MBA-Human Resource management

[MBA-HRM]

(Offered by School of Human Resource Management)

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate, from a recognized University

XAT-2021
CAT-2020
GMAT-2019/20
XGMT-2021
NMAT-2020

MBA-Rural Management

[MBA-RM]

(Offered by School of Rural Management)

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate, from a recognized University

Rank holders (i.e. 1st, 2nd or 3rd position at the College/Institute/University in their undergraduate program) can apply

XAT-2021
CAT-2020
GMAT-2019/20
XGMT-2021
NMAT-2020

NA

MBA-Sustainability Management

[MBA-SM]

(Offered by School of Sustainability)

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate, from a recognized University

Rank holders (i.e. 1st, 2nd or 3rd position at the College / Institute / University in their undergraduate program) can apply

XAT-2021
CAT-2020
GMAT-2019/20
XGMT-2021
NMAT-2020

NA

MBA-Urban Management & Governance

[MBA-UMG]

(Offered by School of Human Settlements)

 

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate, from a recognized University

 

 

 

 

 

Rank holders (i.e. 1st, 2nd or 3rd position at the College / Institute / University in their undergraduate program) can apply

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.

XAT-2021
CAT-2020
GMAT-2019/20
XGMT-2021
NMAT-2020
GATE-2019/20
CEED 2020
NATA 2019/20

NA

 

 

NA

Master of Business Finance

[MBF]

(Offered by School of Commerce)

B.Com (Accounting/Finance), or B.Sc (Mathematics / Statistics), or B.A. / B.Sc. (Economics), or B.Tech, or CA / CS / CMA, with at least 55% marks in aggregate, from a recognized University.

XAT-2021
CAT-2020
GMAT-2019/20
XGMT-2021
NMAT-2020

Note: SoP is Statement of Purpose; XEEE is Xavier Engineering Entrance Examination

(Table-1)

What are the other Post-graduate Programs offered, eligibility criteria and selection process for admission at Xavier University, Bhubaneswar?

Program

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Procedure

MA-Mass Communication
[MA-MC]
(Offered by School of Communications)

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks in aggregate, from a recognized university.

  • Academic Records
  • Aptitude Test / SoP
  • Personal Interview

M.Tech-Data Science and Analytics

[M.Tech-DSA]
(Offered by School of Computer Science & Engineering)

B.E / B.Tech (Computer Science / Information Technology / Electrical / Electronics / Mechanical) or M. Sc. (Computer Science / Information Technology) or MCA (with Physics and Mathematics / Statistics at B. Sc. Level), or MBA (or equiv.), with at least 55% marks in aggregate, or equivalent, from a recognized University. Candidates with M.Sc. degree, with a sound background in Mathematics and/or Statistics with coding knowledge can apply.

  • Academic Records
  • XEEE / SoP
  • Personal Interview

Master in Public Policy & Governance

[MPPG]

(Offered by School of Governance & Public Affairs)

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate from a recognized University
  • Basic exposure to Economics / Mathematics / Statistics / Engineering / Political Science / Social Science
  • Academic Records
  • SoP
  • Personal Interview

Master in Urban & Regional Planning [MURP]
(Offered by School of Human Settlements)

Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Architecture / Planning or Master’s degree in Geography / Economics / Soc ology with at least 55% marks in aggregate from a recognized University can apply.

Candidates with Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with minimum 60% marks in aggregate can apply.

Candidates who have secured the 1st, 2nd or 3rd position (i.e., any of the top three ranks) in their Undergraduate Programs in Planning / Architecture / Civil Engineering or Master’s Programs in Geography / Economics / Sociology can apply.

Candidates who have secured the 1st, 2nd or 3rd position (i.e., any of the top three ranks) in their Undergraduate Programs in Planning / Architecture / Civil Engineering or Master’s Programs in Geography / Economics / Sociology can apply.

  • Academic Records
  • SoP
  • Personal Interview

Note: SoP is Statement of Purpose; XEEE is Xavier Engineering Entrance Examination

(Table-2)

What are the important dates for online application forms of Xavier University, Bhubaneswar?

Program LAST DATE TO APPLY (ONLINE ONLY)
MBA-Business Management [MBA-BM]

December 09, 2020

Executive MBA-Business Management [eMBA-BM]
MBA-Human Resource Management [MBA-HRM]
MBA-Rural Management [MBA-RM]
MBA-Sustainability Management [MBA-SM]
MBA-Urban Management & Governance [MBA-UMG]
Master of Business Finance [MBF]
MA-Mass Communication [MA-MC]

May 31, 2021

M.Tech-Data Science and Analytics [M.Tech-DSA]
Master in Public Policy & Governance [MPPG]
Master in Urban & Regional Planning [MURP]

(Table-3)

Xavier University application form can be filled up through online mode only hosted on our website www.xub.edu.in. You will, therefore, need access to an internet enabled computer to apply to our program(s).

Yes, you may apply to Xavier University’s master’s program even if you are in the final year of Bachelor’s degree program; subject to completing the final part of the degree examinations by June 15, 2021 and expecting your final results by September 30, 2021.

No, there is no upper age limit for the prospective applicants.

Work experience is not mandatory to apply for regular MBA / MBF program(s) in Xavier University, whereas for executive MBA programs, applicants need to have minimum 3 years of work experience in executive capacity in an organization of repute in the public, private or non-governmental sector or 5 years of work experience for the self-employed persons after obtaining the qualifying degree.

Refer Table-4, given below which demonstrates the programs can be applied by filling a Common Application Form or Separate/Individual Application Form. Please note that single Login ID and Password can be used for applying to multiple programs.

Common Application Form Separate/Individual Application Form
MBA-BM

MA-Mass Communication

Executive MBA-Business Management
M.Tech-Data Science and Analytics
MBA-HRM
Master in Urban & Regional Planning (MURP)
MBA-RM
Master in Public Policy & Governance (MPPG)
MBA-SM
MBA-UMG * [Non-test based]
MBA-UMG
Master of Business Finance (MBF)

*Marked program(s) may be applied separately subject to fulfilling the eligibility.

(Table-4)

You can surely apply for more than one program at Xavier University. Go to the login page by clicking here, then you will have to choose the academic programs under different admission test options category in the Academic Program Details section of the online application form. You can also apply for one program through different admission tests (e.g. XAT, CAT, GMAT, NMAT and/or X-GMT). The total application fee will be calculated by the system. You need to use single form for applying to multiple programs and/or applying through multiple tests.

Yes, before filling up the online application form, get ready with a valid Gmail ID, academic credentials, work-related data, and the digital copy (in prescribed size/pixel format) of your passport size photograph and signature.

See Eligibility Table (Table-1 and Table-2  ) for the applicability of Admission Test(s) for different programs under certain categories.

  1. Yes, you can, if admission test is not applicable (NA) for programs under certain categories.
  2. No, you can’t, if admission test is applicable. In such case, the applicable admission test registration is a prerequisite for applying to the concerned program(s) of Xavier University.

X-GMT (Xavier General Management Aptitude Test) is the online admission test for MBA, MBF and executive MBA program(s) conducted by Xavier University at different locations viz. Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi.

You can apply for X-GMT by opting for the program(s) through X-GMT test option in the Academic Program Details section of the online application form for admission to various programs of the University. Once selected any program(s) in the X-GMT – Based Programs, the onetime Only X-GMT Fee (INR) 1200.00 will reflect in the field. There is no separate form for X-GMT.

The X-GMT test is a multiple choice type online aptitude test, which requires comprehension potential of the candidates in quantitative ability, verbal ability & logical reasoning, data interpretation, general awareness and emotional quotient. X-GMT 2021 has been scheduled to be held on Sunday, January 31, 2021

If you are a 1st/2nd/3rd position holder at University/College/Institute level, subject to our eligibility criteria, you can apply for MBA-RM / MBA-SM / MBA-UMG program only, without any Admission Test e.g. CAT/XAT/GMAT/NMAT/X-GMT.

No, once you submit the filled application form, editing of data is not possible. However, if the application fee is paid towards the originally submitted form, you may add any new program(s)/admission test(s) in the Academic Program Details page and pay the additional amount as required. This facility can be used only once.

The second add course provision will be only enabled through X-GMT 2021.

 

INTERVIEWS / RESULT

As a part of the admission process, all shortlisted candidates for MBA/MBF/Executive MBA will have to appear for a Group Discussion (GD) and Writing Ability Test (WAT) followed by a Personal Interview (PI).

The list of candidates shortlisted based on the admission test score will be announced on our website http://www.xub.edu.in , during the first week of February (tentative).

Yes, while filling the online application form you have to choose one city from the list. Xavier University conducts interviews in various cities, such as Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi.

Selected candidates will be notified by email (to primary Gmail ID) and letter (to present address) individually.  Also, candidates can check their status (whether selected/waitlisted/not selected) from our website http://www.xub.edu.in.

Candidates who are placed in the waiting list, need to indicate acceptance of the waitlist offer by paying a certain amount as indicated in the offer letter (which will be adjusted with the course fee, if converted, otherwise the full amount will be refunded). Accordingly, the actual waiting list movement will be updated from time to time & will be posted on our website http://www.xub.edu.in.

ADMISSION

You may refer the Admission Bulletin-2021 from our website http://www.xub.edu.in

There may be separate sets of cut-off marks on the XAT/CAT/GMAT/X-GMT/NMAT score for the candidates who are residents of the state of Odisha.

No, there is no provision to defer the admission. The conditions for accepting the admission offer will be mentioned in the offer letter.

FEES

The application fee is INR 1600/- for the first choice/option, and INR 400/- each for the subsequent options. INR 1200/- will be extra for choosing X-GMT.

You may avail educational loans / scholar loans from nationalized banks, e.g. SBI is the major bank providing study loans to the students of Xavier University, Bhubaneswar. For more details, please visit the bank branch.

HOSTEL

Yes, as our MBA & MBF programs are residential, hostels are compulsory for all the students. For Doctoral, other Post Graduate programs, Executive MBA programs & Bachelor’s degree programs, residential requirements are optional.

There are separate residences for gents and ladies. The mess is managed by a student’s committee and serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. The X-Café provides a variety of fast food to the students who work till late night. The facilities at Xavier University include 24-hour internet connectivity through the latest Wi-Fi technology, laser printing and photocopying machines, multi-purpose hall, co-operative store, book club, washing machines, water coolers, geysers, telephones, televisions, uninterrupted power supply, different indoor games space, a campus doctor, nurses, 24×7 ambulance for medical emergency, CCTV surveillance, security people for safety, bank branch and ATM machines etc.

MISCELLANEOUS

Xavier University has two campuses; the 33 years old campus and the new campus. The distance of the old and the new campus from Bhubaneswar railway station is 7 kilometers & 17 kilometers respectively and from Biju Pattnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar, it is 10 kilometers & 14 kilometers respectively.

The old campus and the new campus are situated in 20 acres & 35 acres of well-maintained compact campuses with all the facilities befitting a world-class B-School. Please refer the Admission Bulletin–2021 for more details.

There are more than 130 full-time faculty members in Xavier University, apart from a big pool of eminent part-time and visiting faculty from academia and industry.

Please refer to the Admission Bulletin-2021 for details.

It is mandatory to possess a laptop, while you are a student of the MBA and MBF programs of Xavier University.

No, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar does not offer any distance education program.

There is a Career Advisory Services cell, which facilitates for the campus recruitment of all students. The placement week is normally around the first week of January, when various companies are invited to recruit the students.

The cut-off marks for various programs are decided and announced by the first week of February. Please refer to the website during that period for details.

NEW Campus

Plot No. 12(A), Nijigada, Kurki, Harirajpur-752050, India

Phone: +91 674 2377 806 (Admissions Office), +91 674 237 7700 (Pilot No.)

Email: admission@xub.edu.in

Website: https://www.xub.edu.in

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/XUBhubaneswar

OLD Campus

Xavier Institute of Management

Xavier Square, Bhubaneswar-751013, India

Phones: +91 674 664 7806/7900 (Admissions Office)

+91 674 664 7777 (Pilot No.), 30 lines

Email: admission@xub.edu.in

Website: https://www.xub.edu.in

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/XIMBhubaneswar