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 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.
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.Management Development Programme Brochure (Click Here)
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 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.
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:
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
Prof. Subhasis Ray was invited to attend the Global Sustainability Centre Workshop organized by Cornell University.
Future Activities Agenda
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.
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.