• Centre of Excellence in Fiscal Policy and Taxation

  • The Centre for Humanities and Compassion Studies (XCHCS)

    The Centre for Humanities and Compassion Studies (XCHCS) took birth on Martyrs Day, i.e. 30th of January 2018. A unique Centre, and one of its kind in India, the Centre took shape over 2 years of deliberation including a roundtable meeting of some of the best minds in humanities and social sciences in India. The Centre was launched at a 2-day gathering on Gandhi and C o m p a s s i o n promoting nonviolence, peace and compassion. In keeping with the recent development in the humanities, the name of the Centre was changed to Xavier Centre for New Humanities and Compassion Studies (2019).

    The first set of efforts involved building strong foundations for the Centre. Among other things, it involved bringing like-minded institutions and public intellectuals into partnership and co-creator platforms for content and courses development. Among others, the Centre, works closely with individuals associated with SIGNIS, World Catholic Communication Agency (Brussels, Belgium), Rotary Peace Centre, Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand), Centre for Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policies, Department of Sociology, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (Tirunelveli, India), Asian Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies (Chennai, India),

    The Center has also organized critical events on compassion. On the 1st of October 2018, it organized a one-day symposium on Gandhi and Compassion 2: Searching for the ‘Human’ in Humanities in active collaboration with the Xavier School of Rural Management. On the 13th of October, in active collaboration with the Xavier School of Sustainability, it organized an event on Peace, Sustainability and Compassion. This was managed by a group of public intellectuals from the Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM) and International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM). The Centre has also signed a MOU with SIGNIS, the World Catholic Communication Agency to run an intensive 3-month certificate course on Compassion and Social Communication: Caring for Our Common Home.

    The Centre is presently researching and working with four teams in and outside the university and the country, developing content for courses related to Compassion Studies. The courses, which are being presently developed, are Compassion Studies: An Introduction, Compassion and Social Communication, Compassionate Communication (Non-Violent Communication), Peace, Sustainability and Compassion and Empowering People at the Global Margins (An Animators Course for Migrants, Refugees and Victims of Trafficking). In addition to these courses, a team is working on an academic mobile app (version 1) entitled Master of Compassion. Another team is also working towards starting a 3-year Young Public Intellectual Doctoral Fellowship Programme (directed at qualified poor students).

  • Centre for Executive Education

    Centre for Executive Education dedicates itself to providing working professionals with an opportunity to continuing education. It focuses on designing and delivering courses for short to medium term duration to corporate and development sector professional aspiring to acquire professional certifications and keep themselves abreast of academic research that compliments working knowledge. The center engages in coaching professionals and encourages the building and sharing of this knowledge base to be leveraged by the students across course in the University.

  • Management Development Centre

    Management Development Programmes (MDPS)

    The University offers Management Development Programmes, designed to provide training to enhance/upgrade skills and attitude which would enhance the participants’ potential and helpthem achieve the organisational objectives in the corporate and the social sectors. The focus of theseProgrammes is to equip the professionals in the corporate and the developmental sectors with appropriate skills and attitude which would add value to their optimal potential and help themachieve the organisational objectives, keeping in mind the societal needs.

    The Management Development Programmes encompass areas such as Organisation Management, Manufacturing, Finance, Marketing, HRD and Rural Management with the focus on the synergy between the participant’s personal growth and the organizational development. Lodging at Management Development Centre is in a serene and peaceful atmosphere. It also provides an enriching experience to executives to interact with other participants, students and faculties and exchange views on the latest developments in Management and Industry. The facilities provided are comparable to the best anywhere in the country. The Training Programmes are conducted by experienced faculty members of the University who have expertise both in the corporate and academia fields.

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    In-company training programmes

    The University conducts In-company Training Programmes based on the specific requirements of the corporate organisations and the Government. Also, modules from our regular programmes are often adapted to suit the organisation. These programmes are either held in the campus or at a location chosen by the client.

    Names of our client list include organisations such as: NTPC, WBSEDCL, PPL, SBI Life Insurance, VEDANTA, Orissa Finance Service, VISA Steel, CIFT, JSPL, CTTC, OTDC,UNDP, UNIDO, Concern Worldwide, OFSDP, Airtel, DRDO, NALCO, Ministry of Environment and Forest, IDCOL, Indian Oil Corporation, Govt. of Orissa (Panchayati Raj Dept.), RRL, L&T, India Post, CIFA, SCERT, NABARD, World Bank University, NetHawk Networks, OMC, ONGC, OSIL, & Dept. of Science & Technology.

  • Centre for Case Research

    Centre for Case Research focuses on contextual research in the area of business management and social sciences. The center engages in case based research (CBR) and intends to develop CBR as a distinct methodology of research.

    The Center for Case Research undertakes the dual role of conducting various case based researches (CBR) and of developing CBR as a distinct methodology of research within the sphere of business and social science research. The research findings of this center will be disseminated in the form of working papers, conference papers, journal publication and book publication. Through this effort, the center strives to contribute to the intellectual capital of the researchers involved in the various studies and the overall intellectual capital of XUB and that of businesses and social sciences.

  • Centre for Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Corporate Social Responsibility (CRRCSR)

    Xavier University’s XIMB, established the Center for Resettlement & Rehabilitation and Corporate Social Responsibility (CRRCSR), on October 18, 2010. Over a period of eight years it has created its own equity and has consistently enhanced the brand equity of XIMB/XUB at different international forums and universities. Its key achievements during 2010-2019 include:

    • Three conferences on R&R and CSR
    • Two international funded research projects
    • Multiple consulting projects in the area of R&R and CSR
    • Designing and delivering a unique one-year Executive Education Programme on R&R and CSR
    • Invited to talks on Sustainability, CSR and markets at Harvard Business School, Yale, INSEAD

    One of the main objectives of CRRCSR is to enhance the knowledge base and skills on management of R&R and CSR projects through education and research and disseminate the same by means of training and consultancy activities. It is aimed that such an initiative would enhance the ability of proponents of various development projects to manage more effectively, their R&R and CSR activities.

    The Center aims to play a crucial role with the Government, Corporate sector and people of the State to enhance the basic knowledge and skills for good governance in the areas of Displacement, R&R and CSR.

    Activities for 2018-19

    Ongoing Research

    1. Research on BoP in collaboration with University of Lyon, France.
    2. Sustainable Production and Consumption- University Paris Ouest, France and UNESCO- proposal submitted to UNESCO Paris
    3. Sustainable Cooling in collaboration with ETH Zurich, Switzerland and University of Sussex, UK. Ten students of XIMB had participated in this project and received recognition from UNFCC and the University of Sussex, UK
    4. Sustainability Initiatives at Mahindra & Mahindra

    Outreach

    Prof. Subhasis Ray was invited to attend the Global Sustainability Centre Workshop organized by Cornell University.

    Future Activities Agenda

    • Sustainability innovation at L’Oréal India (India CEO)
    • Joint project on digital transition and sustainability with Sorbonne University UTC, France
    • Eco-innovation project with SystemX, France
    • Joint project with Saint Gobain Limited (France & India)
    • Sustainable City and Markets Project with IE Business School, Barcelona
    • Sustainable Sanitation Project with IIM-A and BMC
    • Innovating for Sustainability with Ivey Business School, Canada
  • Sustainable Community Systems Research Unit

    The centre is an initiative of NABARD and XIMB, Xavier University undertakes Action Research on FPOs and associated dimensions including sustainable agricultural production, institutions both formal and informal, and improve relationships and solidarity among members and develop smooth linkage with governance at GP level for greater convergence in order to understand issues and challenges of stabilizing and sustainably ground FPOs and make them credible, reliable and sustainable single window institution of the producers/farmers in their respective communities/GPs and gradually facilitate towards building sustainable community systems in respective GPs.

    Research Projects

    1. Sustainable Agricultural Systems
      The larger challenges include how to transit from conventional agriculture to sustainable agricultural practices that will require a shift from reductionist agricultural research to holistic research involving the entire eco-system. In the above context, a Sustainable Agricultural Model Farm was set up at Bhubaneswar in 2016. Now it has become a model and exposure field for other farmers. Based on the success of this SAS Model Farm, a similar one was introduced at Rayagada in convergence with the District Administration.
    2. Action Research to optimize sustainable agricultural factors in small family farms, mitigate their risks and make family farming sustainable
      While research on integrated agriculture for sustainability is being undertaken in many of the research institutions; their focus has been largely on increasing productivity of farms in fairly controlled environments. Dynamics of nutrition security, health and educational needs of the farmer family and the cost economics and transitional challenges of a farmer family level have not been studied. Based on the factors mentioned and given the success of the SAS Model farm, with the support of NABARD, the current action research programme is being implemented in three separate locations of Odisha.
    3. Comprehensive action research on FPOs at GP level taking into account the multiple dimensions impacting it and codifying the processes to make it sustainable for its members and community
      The proposal takes into account the inherent vulnerability of resource poor small farmers/producers or people, migration of people from agriculture, unpredictability of weather and high risk to small producers, price fluctuation in agricultural commodity markets, local institutional deficiencies and lack of community-based farmer led local organizations. The objective of the proposed intervention strategy is to improve the well-being of the resource poor, small and marginal farmers/producers and make their communities sustainable on a long-term basis.
    4. Case Studies of FPOs in different states of India to understand the dynamics of success and challenges encountered
      In the recent years, international development agencies such as World Bank, IFAD, FAO, UNDP, Rabo Bank, ProCIF, Technoserve, ICCo, etc have been gradually investing in farmer producer organizations especially in the producer companies. Some of the Indian Banks such as Yes Bank and HDFC have given special focus to support FPOs. NABARD has also started to support producer organizations through its Producer Organization Development Fund (PODF). Additionally, it has created separate independent units viz., NABKISAN and NABFINS for providing credit support to FPOs. On this background, Case Studies of FPOs, as a part of the comprehensive action research on FPOs at GP Level, will be undertaken in different states of India to understand their dynamics and challenges and to provide suggestive measures for further improvements.
  • Center for Corporate Governance

    The National Federation of Corporate Governance (NFCG) has accredited XIMB, Xavier University Bhubaneswar as National Centre for Corporate Governance (NCCG) on January 29, 2016.

    Aligned with the University’s mission towards advancing excellence in management education with social commitment and human values, XIMB, XUB has created a Centre for Corporate Governance. The broad objectives are - to impart education and quality hands-on training encompassing all aspects of corporate governance through short term and long-term courses to practicing and aspiring board executives and independent directors, conduct research and case studies, organize orientation program/seminar/ conference/workshops, publish newsletters and journal in tune with the best global practice.