XIMB


MBA-BM

TWO-YEAR FULL-TIME MASTER'S PROGRAM IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

This residential Program leads to the MBA degree of Xavier University, Bhubaneswar. While the Program is based on the standard model of management education as practised by top ranking institutions, this Program is distinguished by its rigour and discipline.

Program Objectives: This two-year Program is designed to develop competent men and women into accomplished professionals, capable of working in various organisations in the private as well as the public sectors.

This MBA Program is designed to develop holistic perspective about an organization and gain knowledge of various business functions and skills. They would also learn to work in teams and effectively communicate in oral and written form. The program aims to develop strong analytical skills among the students coupled with awareness of social and ethical responsibility.

ACADEMIC SYSTEM

Program Design:The Program consists of core course-credits and elective course-credits totalling 105 credits. A course can be of 1.5, 2, 3 or 4 credits. One credit is equivalent to 10 contact hours. In the firstyear, the students are exposed to the core courses only. These are certain basic and functional area courses. The objective is to expose the students to the social and economic environment within which businesses operate in India.

At the end of the first year (during the summer vacation), the students are required to spend a minimum of eight weeks in an organisation doing a project on some significant aspect or management problem to be given by the host organisation. The objective of the summer project is to provide the students with an opportunity to observe an organisation in operation and to relate what they have learnt to actual practice. The student is required to submit the project report to the guide in the organisation and also to the faculty guide at the Institute for evaluation. This is a compulsory requirement to be eligible for the award of the Degree.

Electives: Every year, each Area announces the list of electives to be offered. In an effort to continually update the syllabus, keeping with the faculty interests and industry requirements, elective courses can be added or deleted from the list. Currently, around fi ty-three electives are being offered from the various functional Areas which is one of the highest amongst B-schools in the country. Only core courses from the OB and HR area offered to MBA - BM students. Electives from the OB and HR are generally not available for students of MBA - BM. Electives will be offered in groups of subjects and students would be required to choose one elective from each group, subject to a minimum and maximum.

This two-year program is designed to develop competent men and women into accomplished professionals.

Academic Calendar: The academic year consists of three terms, each of approximately three months’ duration. The first term extends from June to September, the second from September to December and the third from December to March. The full-time residential Program involves an average of 14 class sessions a week, each of 90 minutes’ duration. The students’ workload, including class sessions, required readings, term papers, project work and field visits, is expected to require about 70 hours of work per week. Practical Exposure: Over and above the regular courses offered in the program, senior executives from industry are also invited regularly to offer Immersion Courses for the students with an objective of providing insightful discussions on specifi topics, which are normally not covered in the regular course curriculum. Moreover, project assignments, seminars by eminent scholars and executives, and summer training in industry help the students acquire practical knowledge about the technical and human problems in organisations. The students are thereby enabled to observe the prevailing methods and practices in organisations, and relate them to the knowledge gained in the class room lectures. These immersion courses, seminars and projects aim at generating and evaluating alternative solutions to management issues. The students are thus prepared to face with confiden e, the problems they may encounter in their professional career.

Student Exchange: The institute has students exchange program under which students from XIMB are sent to Universities in Europe. Similarly, students from Europe visit XIMB and undergo course work along with the MBA Students at the institute. For the work done in different places, the students get credit transfer. Our students have done their exchange Program courses in EUROMED Marseille Institute of Management, France, IESEG School of Management, Lille Catholic University, Lille, France and REIMS Management School, Reims Cedex-France, etc

Extra-curricular Activities: As a policy, the Institute encourages students to develop citizenship qualities in addition to academic accomplishments. The Institute encourages students to understand the community in terms of their problems, difficulties way of living, livelihood systems, interface with the market, etc. Enough scope also exists in the campus for other extra-curricular pursuits such as sports, social service, book club, music, debates, quizzes, contests, etc. through area-specific voluntary student associations.

Degree: The University awards the MBA in Business Management to the students who have successfully completed the course work equivalent to 105 credits, fulfilled the prescribed academic standards, and have done the summer project as per the prescribed requirements. The Degree is awarded at the Annual Convocation which is usually held in the month of March/ April.

MBA-GLOBAL

Two-Year Full-Time Master Of Business Administration (GlObal)

XIMB, Xavier University has collaborated with some of the leading business schools to offer a bouquet of global master’s program in which students pursue their first year at partner institution abroad, and second year at XIMB. This is a proud moment for higher education in Odisha and would enhance the stature of global management education in the state and in the country. XIMB, Xavier University is partnering with four B-Schools in Europe and four in USA. Since it is a dual degree program, students receive degree from each institution on successful completion.

Why XIMB's MBA(Global)?

The Program will give the graduates the power to transform business performance by arming them with knowledge and skills in finance, marketing, strategy and people management that can be directly applied to any business issue. The prospect to network on a truly global scale, integrating experience, attitudes and conditions of business in Europe, Asia and USA as well as augmenting leadership skills that will inspire growth and development towards global management responsibilities.

MBA (Global) courses are taught in an interactive experiential setting by an internationally diverse faculty. Somethings can’t be taught in a classroom setting. They must be learned through experience around the world.

The idea behind our Global MBA degree hinges on three simple values. The focus is first and foremost on personal development. Second, by interacting with an international group of fellow students, international faculty members and personal coaches students will not only take away beneficial management insights, but grow as individuals as well. Third, each student will follow an individual learning trajectory with a personalized evaluation, revealing personal talents, new skills and capabilities and paving the way for a smart career choice.

 

PROGRam GOalS

Top global organisations want global executives who thrive in a multi-cultural environment, who have experience of other cultures and can manage business across boundaries. There will be opportunities to:

  • Get you out of your comfort zone from day one and encourage you to think, question and find solutions to complex business problems. Strategic thinkers with commercial flair and global understanding are always in high demand in most successful organizations operating internationally.
  • Learn from an internationally renowned team of academicians, industry experts and business leaders.
  • Develop professional leadership skills embedded throughout the program to move up the corporate ladder or change career.

MBA (Global) partner schools

Business School Website Country
Antwerp Management School https://www.antwerpmanagementschool.be Belgium
Boler School of Business https://boler.jcu.edu/ USA
Gabelli School of Business https://www.fordham.edu USA
IQS School of Management https://www.iqs.edu/en Spain
Maastricht School of Management https://www.msm.nl Netherlands
Quinlan School of Business https://www.luc.edu/quinlan/ USA
The Manhattan Institute of Management https://mimusa.edu USA
University of Antwerp https://www.uantwerpen.be Belgium

Eligibility

  • Graduation with at least 55% marks in aggregate from a recognized University
  • Students can apply for the MBA (Global) program either through CAT, XAT, GMAT or X-GMT. GMAT score, is preferred by most of the partner institutions, abroad.
  • Partner schools require IELTS or TOEFL score for English Proficiency.
  • Certain partner schools require one or more years of professional work experience.

Note: Please refer to your preferred school website for additional information requirements.

Program Design

First Year Program – Abroad

MBA-Global Program is a two-year, full-time program. Students will start his/her first year at any one of our partner schools abroad. They are exposed to other fellow students who are from different nationalities, and therefore, get to know about different cultures and business styles. The teaching methodology abroad is different from India because of the curriculum structure and design. Most curriculum emphasize industry-related field projects, which involves learning by doing. On successful completion, s/he is awarded the degree after first year.

Second Year Program – XIMB

In the second year, the students undertake three terms at XIMB, which starts in mid of June and ends in end of March next year. The students are required to complete elective courses equivalent to 40.5 credits in second year. The minimum credit requirement in terms of electives for the IV, V and VI terms are 15, 13.5 and 12 credits respectively. In the second year, the students develop holistic understanding of business processes of organisations that operate nationally or internationally. They also work in teams so that they can develop communicational skills. The program also facilitates students to develop a deeper understanding of ethical and social issues as well.

MBA (Global) Program Highlights

  • First year abroad (USA, Europe) and second year at XIMB.
  • Foreign business schools with AACSB accreditation.
  • International exposure to business curriculum, business practices, cultures and market dynamics.
  • Experiential learning by working on real life projects.
  • International credentials of students after completion of program.
  • Affordable program
  • Dual degree (foreign school and XIMB) on successful completion of the program.
  • Guidance (student driven activity) on suitable career options on completion of program at XIMB.

XavIER SChOOl Of humaN RESOuRCE maNaGEmENT (XAHR)

MBA-HRM

TWO-YEAR FULL-TIME MASTER'S PROGRAM IN HUMAN RESOURNCE MANAGEMENT

The two-year full-time MBA-HRM program will be offered by the Xavier School of Human Resource Management (XAHR), one of the first three Schools of Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB). Since its inception in 1987, XIMB has offered a functional specialisation in HRM in the PGDM program. Finding that there was a need for a specialised program in HRM, a full-fledged two-year PGDMHRM program was launched in 2011. Since 2014, this is offered as the flagship program of the Xavier School of HRM as MBA-HRM. The program is offered from the new Xavier University campus, at Kurki, Bhubaneswar, located approx 12 kms south of the Bhubaneswar airport.

Program Objectives: This two-year Program is designed to develop competent men and women into accomplished professionals, capable of working in various organisations in the private as well as the public sectors.

HRM in XIMB and now XAHR has a long history, and today those alumni who specialised in HR, are at very senior positions in industry. With the formation of a separate School for HR, the program now has more focus, renowned faculty, better infrastructure, more resources and greater industry interface. XAHR has the vision of being the school of choice, in the domains of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour, for students, academicians, and practitioners.

aCaDEmIC SySTEm

Program Objectives: The achievement of sustained competitive advantage in any organization largely depends on the effective management of human resources. Technological, financial and operational resources and capabilities provide only short-term competitive advantage. Moreover, faced with the challenges of increasing globalisation and competition, organisations are rapidly expanding. They are facing ever increasing complexities ranging from environmental issues to cross-cultural and geo-political issues. In this context, the conceptualisation and implementation of effective human resource management practices to attract, develop, motivate and retain a highly competent and diverse knowledge workforce is imperative. This also requires highly competent human resource professionals who possess holistic understanding of business, society and government and are well-equipped in all aspects of Human Resource Management.

The MBA-HRM is a two-year full-time residential program with a sharp focus on “People Management” in the emerging knowledge economy. It is designed to develop highly competent human resource professionals by imparting the knowledge, skills and experience essential for managing human resources in an organization.

Curriculum Design: Academic Calendar: The MBA-HRM program is spread over six terms, each of approximately three months duration. An academic year consists of three terms. The first term extends from June to September, the second from September to December and the third from December to March. Students complete a minimum of 105 credits over the six terms, with 73 core course-credits and a minimum of 32 elective course-credits. One credit is equivalent to 10 teaching/ contact (classroom) hours plus another 10 hours of academic work to be utilized outside the classroom in reading, research, assignments and/or activities related to the course, as specifiedby the Faculty. The program involves an average of 16 class sessions a week, each of 90 minutes duration. The students’ workload, including class sessions, required readings, term papers, project work and field visits, is expected to require about 70 hours per week.

Core Courses: The students are exposed to 25 core courses during the first four terms i.e. three terms in the first year and the fourth term in the second year. Each core course is of 2 or 3 coursecredits. The core courses are designed to provide wide exposure to the participants in Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Employment and Industrial Relations disciplines. The students also go through core courses from other management areas like Accounting, Communication, Decision Sciences, Economics, Finance, General & Strategic Management, Information Systems, Marketing Management, and Operations Management, in order to develop a holistic and complete understanding of the complexities of business environments and business organizations with ethical and social sensitivity.

Electives: Electives for the MBA-HRM program commence from the fourth term in the second year. The students are required to take electives having credits equivalent to not less than 32. Although more number of electives would be offered from OB/HR/IR areas, the students are encouraged to take electives from other Areas as well to gain an all-rounded understanding of business management and acquire cross-functional skills. Every year each Area announces the list of electives to be offered during the second year. In an effort to continually update the syllabus, keeping with faculty interests and industry requirements, elective courses can be added or deleted from the list.

Summer Internship: At the end of the first year, the students are required to undergo a summer internship in an organisation for a period of six to eight weeks. They are to carry out a project on some significant aspect of a human resource management problem. The objective of the summer internship is to provide the students with

an opportunity to observe and study an organisation in operation and to relate what they have learnt through concepts, theories and projects to actual practice. This is a compulsory requirement to be eligible for the award of the MBA-HRM degree.

Independent Research Projects (IRP): The program encourages and provides students with an opportunity, to pursue Independent Research Projects (IRP) in their second year. These build on the interest and willingness of students to learn about a specifi topic and develop their research skills. The IRP comprises a research project carried out over a period of one or two terms. It contributes to a deeper understanding of the human resource management discipline. IRPs are customized offerings and are optional in the second year of the program.

Immersion Courses : HR leaders are invited to offer Immersion Courses for the students with an objective of providing insightful discussions on specifi topics, which are normally not covered in the regular course curriculum. The students are provided with an opportunity to take up Immersion Courses, taught by thought leaders and professionals in their areas of interest. The invited faculty provide exposure to and understanding of upcoming areas in the industry and new initiatives in the field of HRM. This unique educational innovation enables the students to broaden their horizons, learn about the cutting-edge developments in their field and explore newer opportunities. Over the years immersion courses have included topics like HR analytics, Appreciative Inquiry, and HR Audit to name a few.

Industry Interface and Exposure: Over and above the regular courses offered in the program, students are exposed to industry practices through talks that are conducted

by senior executives and industry leaders. Moreover, project assignments, seminars by eminent scholars and executives, and summer training in industry help the students acquire practical knowledge about human resource problems in today’s organisations. These Immersion Courses, Seminars and Projects aim at generating and evaluating alternative solutions to management issues. The students are thus prepared to face with confiden e the problems they may encounter in their professional career through blended learning.

Student Exchange:Students have the opportunity to spend one term, during the second year, at Universities in Europe through the student exchange program. For the work done in different places, the students get credit transfer. Our students have done their exchange Program courses in EUROMED Marseille Institute of Management, France, IESEG School of Management, Lille Catholic University, Lille, France and REIMS Management School, Reims Cedex-France.

Extra-curricular Activities:As a policy, the Institute encourages students to develop team skills and citizenship qualities in addition to academic accomplishments. Enough scope exists in the campus for extracurricular activities through participation in interest-specific voluntary student associations and other pursuits such as sports, social service, book clubs, music, debates, quizzes, contests, etc.

Degree:The Xavier University awards the MBA-HRM degree to the students who have successfully completed the course work equivalent to 105 credits, fulfilled the prescribed academic standards, and have done the summer internship as per the prescribed requirements. The degree is awarded at the Annual Convocation which is usually held in March/April.

XavIER SChOOl Of RuRal maNaGEmENT (XSRm)

MBA-RM

Two-year full-time Masters Program in Rural Management

The two-year full-time residential Program in Rural Management of XSRM is the second-oldest in the country. It has evolved in response to the demand for professionals with the knowledge and expertise to work in rural communities and markets, in businesses as well as the development programs of government and civil society organizations. Its unique feature is the dual competencies - in management and in development – which are built in the graduates. The Program is designed to create professionals with the expertise to run business and development organizations, and the passion to use their capabilities for the betterment of rural communities. This unique program is proud of preparing committed and competent leaders who can analyse, refl ct, plan and execute sustainable development strategies in rural areas.

Program Objectives: A variety of tasks are involved in developing sustainable rural businesses, markets and communities, and the RM graduates must therefore learn to be multi-dextrous. The program therefore aims to do the following

  • Engender the ability to analyse and solve complex problems in rural markets
  • Equip students to support livelihood development and social change in rural areas
  • Enable students to evolve alternative perspectives and paradigms for development
  • Encourage students to plan, nurture and incubate social enterprises

Over a period of two years, the students develop the competencies to analyse managerial and developmental problems in a holistic manner, and to seek, organize and present information for insightful, practical and innovative solutions. They learn to understand and work with rural communities to identify opportunities and develop financiall , socially and ecologically sustainable initiatives that serve all stakeholders. The curriculum helps them decipher the complex and go beyond the obvious; the hallmarks of our graduates are discipline, versatility and creativity.

aCaDEmIC SySTEm

Program Structure: The MBA-RM Program comprises six kinds of learning segments carrying 110 credits, of which 78 credits are core requirements, and 32 credits are elective, spread over six terms in two years. Learning segments include classroom-based courses as well as field seminar and research segments, and carry credits ranging from 1.0 to 4.0. All courses and other components in the first year are compulsory (core). In the second year students can select elective courses of their choice from the many offered, along with a few compulsory courses. Each credit includes 10 hours of classroom contact or its field equivalent, and an equal duration outside the classroom to be utilized for preparatory reading and assignments.

Classroom Learning: The conceptual and theoretical fundamentals of management and development are provided in the core classroom segments, as well as the analytical frameworks and tools which equip them to maximize their learning in the field segments. The core courses provide the essential understanding and skills in all the functional areas of management including Accounting, Finance, Organization Behaviour, Human Resources, Operations, Marketing, Strategy; also of development, such as Community Mobilization and Institution-building, Microplanning, Societal Analysis and Participatory Rural Appraisal, Development Program Management, Development Finance and Rural Project Financing, Microfinan e, Gender, Governance and Social Entrepreneurship. These stand on foundational courses like Managerial Analysis and Communication, Economics and Research Methods. Elective courses offered from Term IV, provide advanced exposure in all the above areas and more, ranging from Agriculture Input and Output Marketing, Consumer Behaviour and Transformational Leadership to Corporate Social Responsibility, Ecosystem Management, Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation and Development Training.

Rural Living and Learning segments are an integral pedagogical component of the MBA-RM and mandatory for all students. Animated by our conviction that students of the MBA (RM) must have the willingness, capacity and drive to learn from the lives of people with whom they are going to work, the main component is the Rural Living and Learning Experience (RLLE). During this the students are attached to a development organization and stay in a village for several weeks to understand village society, economy and polity in all its complexities, learn to appreciate the difficulties faced by communities and experience for themselves the wisdom and resilience with which households and communities order their lives. Students are often placed in underserved rural areas and carry out active projects and the research and documentation necessary for conveying local conditions and processes to the world; this not only helps them to learn but also to add value to the communities and organizations which host them. Fieldwork to learn Participatory Rural Appraisal, and micro research and field application projects included in other courses also provide practical opportunities. These help students to design systems that connect the local, regional and global and plan innovative interventions in rural areas.

Management Traineeship segments for observation and study of organizations in operation, and for practical exposure are also mandatory. They comprise internship opportunities with reputed organizations working in the rural management domain, during the Summer Internship Program (SIP) and the organizational attachments for RLLE. It provides students with an opportunity to understand the working environment of an organisation, observe managerial practices and gain practical experience. It helps to equip the students with more effective techniques and better decision making abilities. It exposes the students to opportunities of real life application of development management concepts learnt in the classroom, and develop innovative and target-oriented solutions to the major issues faced by the organisation. Students are placed in locations which offer opportunities to observe and be part of the operational and strategic processes; to hone both functional and strategy formulation skills

Seminar and Colloquium components include the National Colloquium in Rural Management (NCRM) in the first year and the Development Ethics Seminar (DES) in the second year, both of which are core requirements. The NCRM features eminent speakers from the rural management field to discuss various aspects of the fields development, contemporary issues and future directions. In the DES, students are sensitized to the ethical responsibilities of a development practitioner, the dilemmas which they are likely to confront, and ways to make principled choices and decisions

Immersion Courses are an unique innovation to provide students with an exposure and understanding of topics which are still emergent and not fully explored in the regular courses. These are non-credited modules offered during the second year; students are required to take at least two of those which are offered. The modules are taught by thought leaders and professionals working in new areas in the industry and social sectors, and enable students to broaden their horizons, learn about the cutting-edge developments in their field and explore newer opportunities. Topics covered over the years have included geographical information systems, business planning for social enterprises, product and brand management, commodity trading, ICT for governance, human rights and social justice, renewable energy management and quality certification sys ems.

Focus Areas in the MBA-RM Rural management graduates serve in a variety of organizational contexts, and are therefore required to be competent in a number of substantive areas. The core segments are designed to enable all students to develop this multi-dexterity. In addition, the students can build specialized expertise in any of the rapidly growing areas in the domain, by selecting a combination of elective courses that enables concentrated attention on their focal area(s).

The Agribusiness and Rural Marketing concentration builds the ability of students to catalyse market access for and by the rural citizen. Courses in this concentration equip students more strongly for a career in marketing agri–inputs and outputs, food products, consumer goods, crafts and services, and in developing rural markets and value chains. Courses offered include supply chain management, value chain analysis, product and brand management, design thinking & innovation, sales & distribution management, agri-input & output marketing, procurement management, market research and craft marketing. These are revised in keeping with emerging trends and complemented by frequent industry interface.

The Rural and Inclusive Finance concentration provides the specialized understanding of rural financial markets, institutions, products and services necessary for extending the range of financial services to those who lack access. Deeper understanding of the financial intermediation process and the complex inter-dependencies of different stake holders enables the development of the specialized capabilities required for building viable architectures for sustainable rural financial delivery, and enabling wealth creation and poverty reduction. Courses including micro finan e management, commercial and development banking, commodity derivatives and insurance & risk management are available in this area.

The Livelihood and Development Management concentration provides a closer understanding of various livelihood models and approaches, and their applications and experiences at national and international level, and the issues and challenges confronted in building sustainable livelihoods. While the primary focus is on the development of agri-based, livestock-based and natural resourcebased livelihood options in rural areas, a richer understanding of development Programs in various sectors (Health, Education, WASH, Food Security and Nutrition) can be built, including about policies, institutional mechanisms and the groups served. The concepts and tasks of decentralized planning and governance are also taught, set within an overarching rights-based approach to development, and linked to rights-based policies and legislation.

The Social Entrepreneurship concentration enables those students with innovative

social-business ideas who are keen on developing their own enterprises; it also enables students to work with start ups in the social enterprise sector. The courses train students to understand newer forms of organisations such as producer companies and the emerging domain of social impact investing, manage social enterprises and measure their social impacts. Students interact with social entrepreneurs in the XUB network who offer specialised modules on social business plans and the management challenges in start-ups. Students will be encouraged to intern with social enterprises during their field work components, and encouraged to opt out of the placement process, access venture funds to start their own enterprises and thus expand the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country.

Industry Interface & Practical Exposure: The MBA-RM students organize and conduct a number of events and activities, geared to designed to develop their managerial and team-work capabilities and also increase their involvement with local communities and with industry segments. A flagship event is the Gramotsava, a weekend of rural and social marketing fairs organized in villages in the region. Students undertake live projects in partnership with sponsoring

organizations, and collaborate with the village leaders and the community to organize the events. In the RLLE mela at the end of their village stay, students share the details of the village, their experience and the projects undertaken with the students, faculty and visitors of XUB. The RMax – the association of the RM students – organizes Abhivyakti, the annual Rural Management Conclave, with senior leaders from industry and sector organizations; it also publishes Dhwani, the rural management magazine and organizes case-writing competitions during the year. Leadership Talks are also a regular feature, bringing business and social leaders to campus to interact with students.

Academic Calendar: The MBA-RM academic year comprises three terms of approximately 12-14 weeks. The RLLE segment is part of Term II in the firstyear, and the SIP is scheduled for 8-10 weeks between terms III and IV. The weekly schedule typically has 16-20 sessions, which include classroom sessions and time for other segments such as the NCRM and the DES. The Gramotsava, Abhivyakti, RLLE Mela and some other co-curricular events are scheduled on working days, while Leadership Talks and Immersion courses are often organized over some weekends.

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

PROGRAMS IN URBAN MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE (UMG)

A. MBA-Urban Management and Governance (MBA-UMG)

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.

B. Master in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)

TWO-YEAR FULL-TIME MASTER'S PROGRAM IN URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

The ever-present need for Planners in the country has multiplied manifold and become urgent in the rapid urbanization in the country and the concomitant economic, social and infrastructural changes in the rural hinterlands. Moreover, with transformations in the Constitutional provisions for local governance, new modes of urban development overtaking the erstwhile state-led Masterplan approach, and a renewed focus on regional planning, Planners equipped with more contemporary understandings and skills are needed.

Xavier University has therefore launched an innovative and relevant Planning Program, in tune with prevailing national and international perspectives and approaches to urban and regional planning and development. Foregrounding participatory and developmental approaches, integrated considerations of equity and ecological sustainability, end-to-end solutions, and citizen-centered and inclusive planning, the MURP Program of XUMG is geared to developing Planners for a sustainable and just future.

ACADEMIC SYSTEM

Program Objectives:
MBF is a specialized program in Finance comprising 4 semesters in two years. The course curriculum has 94 credits of classroom instruction and other credit components including two sets of elective specializations – “Banking and Insurance”, and “Finance”. In addition to this, the program covers immersion courses on current issues, seminars, workshops and interaction with industry experts.

Academic Calendar:
The MURP academic year comprises three terms of 12-14 weeks each. The Summer Internship Program (SIP) is at the end of the First Year, for 8-10 weeks between Terms III and IV. The week usually has 18-20 sessions, including classroom sessions and Studios, and other segments such as the Settlement Planning and Management Practice Colloquium (SPMP), the Habitat Planning & Development Ethics Seminar (HPDE), the PlaceX, an exhibition of Studio projects. Co-curricular events including Leadership Talks and the PlanneX–the XUMG Annual Planning Conclave are often organized on weekends.

Program Structure:
The MURP Program includes core and elective courses and other learning segments of 105 credits. Each credit requires 10 hours of classroom contact or its Studio/field equivalent, and another 10 hours outside the classroom for preparatory reading and assignments. Students are thus expected to spend about 70 hours a week for their academic work, in preparation for the rigours of a career as a Planner. The core courses provide the conceptual and theoretical fundamentals of Planning, spatial analysis and development, and the analytical frameworks and tools for Studio work and field learning. Planning Internship, Planning Practice Colloquium, seminars and leadership talks are mandatory components which provide industry exposure and engagement.

Students have the opportunity to specialize by selecting appropriate electives and completing a final dissertation by research or design, in any of the following areas –

  • Water and Waste Management
  • Urban Mobility
  • Housing Development and Financing
  • Economic Development & Livelihoods
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

XavIER SChOOl Of SuSTaINabIlITy (XSoS)

MBA-SM

TwO-yEaR full- TImE maSTER’S PROGRam IN SuSTaINabIlITy maNaGEmENT

Xavier School of Sustainability offers a Value-Based Two Year Masters Program (MBA) in Sustainability Management.

In keeping with the challenge of building a better corporate business and aiming to attain the goal of sustainable business and also facing the challenge of building a better Society with the aim of creating a Sustainable community, this Program aims to equip students with values of Sustainability and how to manage Sustainability in creating a future world of the 21st century which deeply connects business and society.

Drawing inspiration from the Jesuit tradition of learning to care for environment, human development and sustainable communities and societies, the Xavier University in keeping with its vision and mission hopes to promote values of greater environmental justice and peace and thus create enlightened innovative Program to bring about change in the way corporate business is carried out in our Society and Economy. In the 21st century, a new school of business management conceived to have MBA Program in Sustainability. This Program offers unique opportunity to specialize in one of the functional areas of management and also to specialize in Sustainability offering its students a competitive advantage and a global advantage to their careers. In any economy production and consumption and its market equivalent of supply and demand are innovatively and holistically rethought in the context of conserving and preserving the natural commons for future generations of responsible citizens and for building up of our nations to play its rightful place in the global world.

Sustainability has become a guiding principle and a strategy for business growth and sustainable development. Business corporations, UN agencies, government departments, civil society and other development actors are seeking a different cadre of human resources who can align profit with ecological and social mission.

The role of universities in this context assumes significan e in order to create and nurture the next generation of managers and leaders who can anchor and accelerate sustainability as a strategy for economic growth and sustainable human development. Building on XIMB’s cutting-edge Programs in business and rural management and its uncompromising spirit of connecting business and society, Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB) has decided to respond to the global call and cry to promote the cause of sustainability. The School of Sustainability is established in XUB to fulfil this indispensable mission. You can be part of the mission of creating a sustainable future for all. We have a distinguished Strategic Academic Advisory Board (SAAB) to guide and inspire the school. The SAAB members constitute of leaders from Industry, Academic Institutions, Civil Society, Government and Research institutions, UN and Bilateral Agencies and International Monitoring and Reporting Agency.

The two year full time residential MBA in Sustainability Management offered by the Xavier University, Bhubaneswar is designed to prepare students for managerial and leadership

positions in both business corporations and national and international development agencies. It is a bold initiative to join the global movement for protecting Earth’s systems and resources as well as the spread of social and economic opportunities for all people. It will challenge and support the students to engage with the growing international debate and practice around sustainability, business and social responsibility. Our curriculum provides in-depth knowledge and skills in core sustainability competencies and how to apply them in the business and social environment for competitive advantage.

Program Focus

  • Human Development
  • Climate Change and Natural Resources Management
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Policies, Laws and Governance
  • Sustainability Leadership and Entrepreneurship

PROGRAM STRUCTURE In the firstyear, students will learn general management courses and some courses in the above mentioned domains and in the second year, they will have the opportunity to specialize in Sustainability and one of the functional areas such as Accounting and Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Marketing, and Operations Management. The total number of credits that a student has to earn is 105 credits in two years. Total number of credits for the core segment is 65 credits. The total number of credits in the specialization on Sustainability is 20 credits. The total number of credits in the specialization in a functional area is 20 credits.

PEDaGOGy:

The Core segment will use multiple teaching methods, including interactive lecture sessions, case analysis, group discussions, interaction with experts and practitioners and use of videos, documentaries and films related to sustainability. The core segment will also have the following practical components. The students will have opportunities to engage in sustainability activities

Sustainability Discovery Program (SDP3 Credits) is an additional component to equip the student get ready for a sustainable world and to contribute to creating such a world on a broader scale. The discovery Program enables the students to explore and witness various sustainability Programs and activities engaged by corporate, governments and NGOs and implemented at community level in rural, tribal and urban settings to promote sustainability and sustainable development both in India and in Asia Pacific Countries. The Sustainability discovery Program depends on students’ interest and capacity to meet the additional cost. The maximum duration of this discovery Program is four weeks.

Summer Internship Program (SIP): Students will spend eight weeks in various organisations to learn and experience how sustainability is being mainstreamed in both organisations and the community. One of the important elements of SIP is conducting a Sustainability Audit of the host organisation. The SIP intends to equip the students focus on sustainability challenges in industry, government and civil society, and participate in the analysis and the problem solving process.

Independent Research Project (IRP) or Capstone Project (CP) - (4 Credits): As mentioned earlier, in order to specialize in a particular area, each student can either opt for an independent research or undertake a capstone project. Capstone Projects are usually more “experiential” projects where students take what they’ve learned in the class and apply it to examine a specifi idea in the form an action project and write his/her learning and experiences which can add to development of knowledge, skill and behavioral change. Independent Research Projects are micro studies, either desk based or desk and field based on a topic of current interest.

Immersion Courses: Immersion courses involve thought leaders and professionals who provide inputs to the students on upcoming areas in the field sustainability and sustainable development. This unique academic innovation at XUB enables the students to broaden their horizons into uncharted territories and provide intellectual stimulation.

Degree: The Xavier University will award the MBA in Sustainability Management to the students who successfully complete classroom and field learning equivalent to 105 credits, including SDP, and fulfil all the prescribed academic requirements of the Program. The degree is awarded at the Annual Convocation which is usually held in the month of March/April.

CORE COURSES (65 CREDITS)

Sustainability Focus (30 credits)

Human Development

  • Human Development and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Frontiers of Human Development: Economic Growth, Equity, Rights, Freedom, Peace, Gender and Security

Climate Change and Natural Resources Management

  • Society, Science, Technology and Environment
  • Natural Resource Management: Protection, Preservation and Promotion

Sustainable Energy

  • Energy System, Society and Sustainability
  • Renewable Energy: Policies, Planning and Management

Policies, Laws and Governance

  • International Environmental Law and Institutions
  • Governance and Management of Natural Resources

Sustainability Leadership and Entrepreneurship

  • Sustainability Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Designing Organisations for Sustainability and Change

General Management Courses (20 credits)

  • Sustainability Communication
  • Social Research Methods
  • Natural Resources Economics
  • Decision Modelling
  • Environmentally Sustainable Behaviour and Teamwork
  • Quantitative Analysis and Environmental Statistics
  • Strategy, Systems and Sustainability

Functional Area Core Courses (15 credits)

One subject each from five functional areas of 3 credits each viz., Accounting and Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Marketing, and Operations Management

  • Financial Reporting & Analysis
  • Overview of Human Resource Development
  • Information Systems for Sustainabil
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management

Sustainability Discovery Program (3 Credits)

SPECIalISaTION/ ElECTIvE COuRSES: (33 COuRSE-CREDITS + 4 INDEPENDENT RESEaRCh PROjECT/CaPSTONE PROjECT CREDITS=37 CREDITS)

For specialisation, the students have to select 6 courses (18 credits) either from Cluster A or from Cluster B, and 6 courses (18 credits) from the list of electives offered by any one of the functional areas, viz., Accounting and Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Marketing, and Operations Management. Those who wish to specialize in any one of these areas, need to take at least 5 courses (15 credits) in that area only. The remaining 4 credits are either from IRP or from CP.

The list of elective courses offered by the functional areas can be referred on page 42 under list of courses for MBA-BM, and on page 43 under list of courses for MBAHRM.

The four focus areas of the Program have been divided into two clusters. The following table presents the cluster specific courses.

Cluster A

Human Development
Poverty, Deprivation and Human Development
Agriculture, Food Security, Vulnerability, Adaptation and Livelihoods
Political Ecology of Food and Agriculture
Development Induced Displacement and Rehabilitation
GIS, Spatial Planning and Sustainable Communities
Sustainability Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Community Mobilisation and Campaigning for Sustainability
Corporate Social Responsibility
Conflict Resolution and Peace Building
Designing and Management of Innovative Business Models for Sustainability
Sustainability Consulting and Networking

Cluster B

Climate Change and Natural Resources Management
Land, Water, Forest and Sustainability
The Earth’s Climate System: Mitigation, Modeling and Life Cycle Analysis
Green Accounting and Carbon Finance
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Measuring and Minimising Carbon Footprint
Environmental Risk and Impact Analysis
Sustainable Energy
Energy Markets and Innovations
Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Green Building and Sustainable Urban Development
Geo-Politics of Minerals, Petroleum and Energy
Energy Analysis and Energy Based Enterprise Development

Extra-curricular Activities: As a policy, the Institute encourages students to develop citizenship qualities in addition to academic accomplishments. The Institute organises exposure visits and leadership talks to provide a holistic learning platform to the students . Enough scope also exists in the campus for other extracurricular pursuits such as sports, social service, book club, music, debates, quizzes, contests, etc., through area-specific voluntary student associations.

Sustainability Summit: Sustainability Summit is an initiative to enhance engagement with different stakeholders of sustainability management. This will act as a platform to discuss, debate and build consensus on current topics, values, conflicts concerns, principles and tools in sustainability arena. Sustainability Summit is an annual event. This is a congregation of great minds from Industry, Academic Institutions, UN and bilateral Agencies, NGO’s, Government and Research Agencies and Social Sector Institutions representing different sustainability leadership stakeholders. In order to put sustainability in the centre of development agenda and nation building, a first of its kind Summit on Sustainability Leadership was organized on 5th and 6th July 2015. 40 noted national and international (representing countries like Russia, Lebanon, Japan) speakers presented their views and perspectives to the participants.

XAVIER SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS (XCOMM)

Xavier School of Communications (XCOMM) is the new kid on the block of professional training in media in India. XCOMM has specialized studios like professional audio studios, studio floor, online TV Production set-up, Edit suites lab and professional training in top high-end software in the industry like Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver and InDesign besides offering training in 4C+ and Quark XPress.

The idea behind establishing a school like XCOMM is basically aimed at training students for the media industry on professional lines using a well-equipped studio of XCOMM.

Another specialty of this school is that the equipment is given to the students. The students use high-end cameras like Panasonic P2HD PX 270 cameras and Canon 5D and Nikon D7000 for their production. Professional lights, Steadicam and professional tripods enhance the productions.

The edit suits lab which houses 10 apple Mac Mini and 10 Dell workstations give students ample chances to practice what they learn in class rooms and professional editing of video is done on all the 20 systems using Final Cut Pro (10) and Adobe Premiere Pro (10).

Audio is an important component of film and television production. Professional audio studios are part of the studios. The studios use the latest registered software Presonus Studio One Professional with a midi keyboard. Another Presonus hardware uses Pro Tools LE.

Faculty for XCOMM is drawn from both academics and industry. The visiting faculty is basically from the media industry coming from different disciplines of Film, Television, Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations. XCOMM faculty has experience and expertise.

ACADEMIC SYSTEM

Academic System of XCOMM follows semestral pattern. Each semester will have a minimum of 25 credits and a maximum of 36 credits. 50% of the courses are practical and a student has hands-on experience with all the equipment at Xavier Studios.

Admission Procedure: Applicants are required to fill-up the application form online at: www. xub.edu.in or at: www.ximb.ac.in. The eligible candidates will have to appear for an online entrance test, which will be held on May 15, 2016, at Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. Final selection of the candidates will be on the basis of entrance test score, academic performance and personal interview. Proper weights are assigned to the test score, academic performance and performance in the personal interview.

MA-MASS COMMUNICATION

The Program offers hands-on approach that allows students to experience the full range of technical expertise, conceptual skills and artistic expression that are required to become accomplished practitioners of the electronic media and teachers.

Through a comprehensive education in extensive production skills (in Photography, Radio, T.V. and Film) and theoretical knowledge, the Program encourages the students to adopt creative, professional and scholarly approach to media practices. The graduates of the Xavier University could distinguish themselves in a diversity of media related careers as television producers, feature film directors, documentry filmmakers, reporters, editors, camerapersons, production designers, scriptwriters, teachers, and scholars.

It is also recommended that each student make provisions to have access to or purchase as SLR camera on their own for the still photography module.

LIST OF PROGRAMS

  • MA-Mass Communication : (2 Years - 4 Semesters)
  • BSc-Mass Communication : (3 Years - 6 Semesters)

FACILITIES

XCOMM has a fully equipped airconditioned studio, a soundproof control room, a sound studio, cameras and lights to enable students to prepare productions that will simulate real life work situations. XCOMM has a HDTV Studio with professional lights and all that go with professional Film & TV Production. The studio has facilities like professional Panasonic HD cameras; edit suites, online switcher which can handle 8-inputs, and a teleprompter.

ELIGIBILITY

Any graduate in Arts, Mass Media, Science or Commerce. There is an admission test followed by an individual interview

Working persons are not eligible.

Attendance is compulsory for all the lectures, film screenings, workshops and other group activities in order to graduate and receive the diploma. As the course is physically demanding, absenteeism because of ill- health may disqualify a student.

Xavier School of Commerce

Master of Business Finance (MBF)

TWO-YEAR FULL-TIME MASTER'S PROGRAM IN FINANCE

MBF is a new specialized 2-year, full-time program which aims at helping students sharpen their conceptual as well as analytical skills in the areas of financial decision-making.

ACADEMIC SYSTEM

Program Structure:
MBF program in Finance comprising 4 semesters in two years. The course curriculum has 94 credits of classroom instruction and other credit components including two sets of elective specializations – “Banking and Insurance”, and “Finance”. In addition to this, the program covers immersion courses on current issues, seminars, workshops and interaction with industry experts.

In the first two semesters, students get inputs on the basic areas such as Financial Accounting, Financial Management, Corporate Laws, Statistics, Economics, Research Methodology, MIS, Quantitative Techniques and many more. These core courses set the foundation for more advanced courses such as Project Planning, Appraisal and Finance, Behavioral Finance, Financial Modeling, Business Analytics, Corporate Tax Planning and so on. In the fourth semester students will be required to opt for the electives of their choice. Currently, two sets of elective specializations are offered- “Banking and Insurance”, and “Finance”, out of which each student will have to select one. While the program covers a wide range of courses, “finance” remains the main focus area. The knowledge base of the students also gets further strengthened by summer projects, immersion courses on current issues, seminars, workshops and interaction with industry experts.

This program which is a fine blend of theory and practice will make the students ready, at the end of two years, to face the challenges of tomorrow. It is expected that the students will get rewarding career options in the field of Corporate Finance, Merchant Banking, Venture Capital, Investment Advisory Services, Portfolio Management, Forex Advisory Services etc.

Course Design:
MBF is a specialized program in Finance comprising 4 semesters in two years. The course curriculum has 94 credits of classroom instruction and other credit components including two sets of elective specializations – “Banking and Insurance”, and “Finance”. In addition to this, the program covers immersion courses on current issues, seminars, workshops and interaction with industry experts.

FIRST SEMESTER
Sl No. Subjects Credit
1 Financial Accounting 4
2 Financial Management 4
3 Business Economics (Micro and Policy Perspective) 4
4 Business Statistics & Quantitative Techniques 4
5 Financial Institution and Markets 2
6 Corporate Laws 4
7 Fundamentals of Management 2
8 Organisational Behaviour 4
Total Credits 28
SECOND SEMESTER
Sl No. Subjects Credit
1 Cost and Management Accounting 4
2 Corporate Finance 4
3 Financial Statement Analysis 2
4 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management 4
5 Research Methodology 2
6 Management Information System 2
7 Business Communication 2
8 Business Valuation 2
Total Credits 22
Project Dissertation (08 credits)
Immersion Courses
THIRD SEMESTER
Sl No. Subjects Credit
1 Commercial Banking 4
2 Project Planning, Appraisal and Finance 4
3 Behaviourial Finance 2
4 Financial Modelling using Excel 2
5 Business Analytics 4
6 Corporate Taxation 4
7 Business Ethics and Corporate Governance 4
Total Credits 24
FOURTH SEMESTER
Sl No. Subjects Credit
1 Business Sustainability 2
2 International Finance 4
3 Financial Services 2
4 Elective - Group 12
Total Credits 20
SPECIALIZATION
Sl No. Banking & Insurance Credit
1 Treasury and Forex Management 4
2 Insurance and Risk Management 4
3 Assets Liabilities Management 4
Sl No. Finance Credit
1 Fixed Income Securities 2
2 Risk Management 2
3 Options, Futures and Swaps 4
4 Corporate Restructuring 4

XAVIER SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

The Xavier School of Computer Science and Engineering (XCOMP) is envisioned as a unique school that will leverage the high quality computer courses of Xavier University and emphasize sound computer science fundamentals, coding, research, innovation, entrepreneurship and start-ups.

With the objective of developing competent, committed and compassionate engineers with advanced level of knowledge, skills and right attitude required to manage change in sectors they serve.

A. Master of Technology in Artificial Intelligence (M.Tech. - AI)

TWO-YEAR FULL-TIME M.TECH. PROGRAM IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

This is a two year program offered by XCOMP under Xavier University Bhubaneswar. AI is one of the fast-growing areas of Computer Science. The program will empower the aspirants with AI skills and competencies through innovative and smart learning experience. This professional program offers excellent career opportunities.

COURSE DURATION

The duration of the Course is two years consisting of four semesters. Ordinarily the odd semester examinations shall be held in January and even semester examinations in the month of June.

School of Computer Science & Engineering, Xavier University will offer this course under semester system. It will have internal system of valuation.

ELIGIBILITY

The eligibility for admission to M. Tech. in Artificial Intelligence shall be Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/Technology/Science or MCA (with Physics and Mathematics/ Statistics at B. Sc. Level) with 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent.The selection of students shall be done based on the academic credentials and personal interview.

FIRST SEMESTER
Sl No. Subjects Credit
1 Mathematical Foundations for Computer Science and Engineering 4
2 Analysis and Design of Algorithm 4
3 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 4
4 Distributed Operating System 4
5 Digital Signal Processing 4
6 Computer Programming Lab 3
7 Software Engineering Lab 3
8 Seminar 3
Total Credits 29
SECOND SEMESTER
Sl No. Subjects Credit
1 Advanced Computer Architecture 4
2 Data and Knowledge Mining 4
3 Financial Statement Analysis 4
4 High Speed network 4
5 Elective – I 4
6 Elective – II 4
7 NLP & DSP Lab 3
8 Web Programming Lab 3
9 Seminar 3
Total Credits 29
THIRD SEMESTER
Sl No. Subjects Credit
1 Knowledge Management 4
2 Machine Learning 4
3 Advanced Software Engineering 4
4 Elective – III 4
5 Elective – IV 4
6 Software Systems Lab – I 3
7 Software Systems Lab – II 3
8 Seminar 3
Total Credits 29
FOURTH SEMESTER
Sl No. Subjects Credit
1 Comprehensive Viva-Voce 4
2 Thesis/Dissertation & Viva-Voce 15
Total Credits 19

Elective Courses

  • Machine Learning
  • Multi-modal Interface
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Image Processing Technology
  • Speech Processing Technology
  • Innovative Cross-Lingual Application
  • Cryptography and Network Security
  • Mobile Communication and Cloud Computing

B. Master of Technology in Data Science and Analytics (M.Tech-DSA)

TWO-YEAR FULL-TIME MASTER PROGRAM IN DATA SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS

This is a two year programme offered by the Xavier University Bhubaneswar. It will be taught by Professors from different schools of the Xavier University such as the Xavier School of Computer Science and Engineering, Xavier School of Economics, Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB).

This is a unique programme for those who are interested in shaping and creating a future world where AI and Machine Learning, Natural Language processing, and business intelligence are providing opportunities and competitive advantages. It will empower the students with Data Science skills and competencies. The students will acquire the following skills: Research Design, Data Cleansing, Data Engineering, Data Mining and Exploring, Data Visualization, Information Analytics, Ethics and Privacy, Statistical Analysis, Machine Learning, Communicating Results, and many others.

The programme is designed to educate data science leaders and help them earn a professional degree. The programme features a multidisciplinary curriculum in computer science, statistics, management and law.

COURSE DURATION

TIn order to earn Master of Data Science and Analytics degree, the student must complete a minimum of 100 credits from 27 courses of 4 credits each and 18 credits in practical projects, internship, and capstone project, which is mandatory.

The Curriculum is a blend of machine learning and programming and business oriented subjects. The programme includes an internship and a capstone project to foster interaction with the data science community and offers opportunities of applying data science knowledge.

Opportunities for various workshops such as SAS , Linux, Hadoop, Python, R will be available.

ELIGIBILITY


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Technology, Science and Management with at least 55% marks in aggregate.
  • Candidates with a sound background in Mathematics and/or Statistics are preferred

The Candidates will be shortlisted based on academic credentials and Statement of Purpose (SoP). Shortlisted candidates will be invited for Personal Interview.

FIRST SEMESTER
Sl No. Subjects Credit
1 Linear Algebra for Machine Learning 4
2 Introduction to Prob & Stats 4
3 Operations Research 4
4 Information Visualization with Data 4
5 Data Structure and Management for Data Science 4
6 Scalable Data systems and Algorithm 4
7 Contemporary Analytics 4
Practical and Project
8 R- Programming Python Programming 2
9 SQL, NOSQL 2
Total Credits 32
SECOND SEMESTER
Sl No. Subjects Credit
1 Big Data Management and Platforms 4
2 Advanced Statistics 4
3 Research and Experimental Design 4
4 Advanced Machine Learning for Data Scientists 4
5 Software Design for Data Science 4
6 Data Mining and Exploring 4
7 Leadership Skill-Teams, Strategies and Communications 4
Practical and Project
8 Text Visualization, Summarization, Customer Opinion Mining 2
9 Neural Network, k-NN, k-means Clustering, CNN, SVM 2
Total Credits 32
THIRD SEMESTER
Sl No. Subjects Credit
1 Deep Learning 4
2 Natural Language Processing 4
3 Data engineering Platforms for Analytics 4
4 Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics 4
5 Cloud computing 4
6 Human Centered Data Science 4
7 Modeling in Operations Management 4
8 Elective Courses (any one) 4
Practical and Project
9 Live Project with Data Analytics 2
Total Credits 34
FOURTH SEMESTER
Sl No. Subjects Credit
1 Business Intelligence 4
2 Project Management 4
3 Elective Courses (any three) 4
4 Internship 4
5 Capstone Project 4
Total Credits 20

Elective Courses

  • Digital Marketing Analytics
  • HR Analytics
  • Media Analytics
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • Financial Analytics
  • Ethical and Legal Considerations in Analytics
  • Healthcare Analytics

Xavier School of Economics

Postgraduate Program in Economics (M.Sc.- Eco)

TWO-YEAR FULL-TIME POSTGRADUATE PROGRAM IN ECONOMICS

The program aims to provide students with cutting-edge knowledge and advanced technical skills in Economics that will equip them for high profile jobs and competitive edge in a variety of professions, and inculcate research capabilities in economics and related disciplines at par with the best in India and globally acclaimed institutions around the world.

Graduates here obtain skill sets which give them opportunity to explore and apply competency in the industry as well as the academia. Hitherto, these were mostly available in just a couple of select academic institutions in India, mostly in and around the National Capital Region of Delhi. Xavier School of Economics extends that access to outside that region, combining these with the world class infrastructure and facilities that are scarcely available elsewhere in India. The Faculty to nurture those skills are among the best anywhere in the country.

CURRICULUM DESIGN

The School follows a course structure based on the UGC guidelines, and benchmarked at the highest professional standards of institutions in both India and globally ranked top institutions abroad. The course is spread over two years comprising of four Semesters. There are altogether sixteen courses, nine among which are compulsory and seven optionals from among a range of possible choices. Following global best practices, options can be chosen from a diversity of subjects or from some core ‘areas of concentration’.

In some cases, based on the merit and inspiration of the student, the School may allow a dissertation to be prepared in lieu of an optional course under the overall guidance of a Faculty. The School strives to inculcate in the student the spirit of learning at the frontiers of knowledge and extend them beyond.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE

Candidates who have secured a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate, in Economics (B.A./B.Sc.), or a first class in any discipline (preferably in quantitative-based subjects of Natural and Biological Sciences, or in technical subjects such as Engineering/Technology) are eligible to apply for the program. Other candidates who prove themselves of exceptional merit may apply with prior approval of the Dean, Xavier School of Economics.

Applicants are required to fill-up the application form online at: www.xub.edu.in. Selection of candidates shall be done on merit based on academic results. Depending on the quality of candidates who present themselves from among those eligible, personal interviews may be conducted. In the initial years of the M.Sc. Program in Economics, there shall be no written tests for admissions.

The Selection Board may admit candidates for admission who may have figured in the admission lists of other high profile academic institutions which conduct rigorous admissions tests. These include Indian Statistical Institute (Kolkata/Delhi), Delhi School of Economics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR, Mumbai), etc., and those who possess a meritorious B. Tech. degree from IITs.

DEGREE

The Xavier University will award the M.Sc. in Economics degree to the students who successfully complete classroom learning and fulfil the prescribed academic requirements of the program.

Sl No. Semester - I Subjects Semester - II Subjects
1 Microeconomics-I Microeconomics-II
2 Macroeconomics-I Macroeconomics-II
3 Mathematical Methods in Economics Econometrics-I
4 Development Economics Indian Economy
Sl No. Semester - III Subjects Semester - IV Subjects
1 Econometrics-II Dissertation continued or Optional Course-IV
2 Optional Course-I Optional Course-V
3 Optional Course-II Optional Course-VI
4 Dissertation or Optional Course-III Optional Course-VII
Optional Courses
Sl No. Optional Course List - I Optional Course List - II
1 Advanced Mathematics for Economists History of Economic Thoughts
2 Applied Microeconomics Human Development
3 Corporate Finance Incentives and Organization
4 Data Envelopment Analysis International Trade
5 Issues in Development Economics Labor Economics
6 Topics in Macroeconomics Law and Economics
7 Economics of Education and Health Political Economy
7 Economics of Education and Health Political Economy
7 Economics of Education and Health Political Economy
7 Economics of Education and Health Political Economy
7 Economics of Inequality Behavioral Economics
7 Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development Monetary Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy
7 Econometric Methods and Applications (I-IV) Public Economics & Finance
7 Game Theory-I. Social Choice Theory
7 Game Theory-II Theory of Mechanism Design
7 Growth Theory Gender Economics
*Additional papers selected from across Schools in XUB

School of Government and Public Affairs

Master in Public Policy (MPP)

TWO-YEAR FULL-TIME POSTGRADUATE PROGRAM IN PUBLIC POLICY

This Program has been designed by Xavier University in association with renowned global experts to offer a degree of global standards to participants, and to set them on a higher trajectory of professional and academic growth in the public policy arena.

Among its many course offerings across nine existing Schools XUB treats the Master in Public Policy as a defining program for the University and invites the very best students to join the Program that will launch in July 2019. We intend the School to attract many academics and practitioners in the public policy area including elected representatives from Odisha and elsewhere, bureaucrats, administrators, managers and NGO leaders.

CURRICULUM DESIGN

2 year full-time Program leading to the award of a Degree. The first year is dedicated to the study of 16 Core Courses listed below. These Courses are delivered over two Semesters. In the second year participants work on a Capstone Project and a Case Study, apart from a Dissertation. Participants will also have the option of spending 10-weeks at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs to gain additional global exposure to public affairs scholarship and practices.

1-year full time course for participants with, at least, three years of relevant work experience and who demonstrate the potential for a long-term career in public policy arena. Candidates will complete all class-room based course work and then undertake a project and submit a dissertation.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE

Eligibility Criteria:


  • Minimum Eligibility Criteria: Minimum three-year Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate from a recognized university. Candidates who expect to complete the final part of their degree examinations by June 30, 2019, can also apply.
  • Recommended: Basic exposure to Economics/ Mathematics / Statistics / Engineering.
  • Work Experience: Candidates with demonstrated leadership skills in previous work/assignments shall be preferred.

DEGREE

The Xavier University will award the Master in Public Policy degree to the students who successfully complete classroom learning and fulfil the prescribed academic requirements of the program.

Sl No. 1st Semester - 1st Term Subjects 1st Semester - 2nd Term Subjects
1 Introduction to Government, Business and Society: The Policy Making Process Project Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation
2 Public Policy Analysis and Framework Personal Leadership and Communication
3 Research Methodology – Quantitative IT, Governance and Public Policy
4 Economic Analysis and Policy Business and Public Policy
5 Introduction to Public Leadership
Sl No. 2nd Semester - 3rd Term Subjects 2nd Semester - 4th Term Subjects
1 Research Methodology – Qualitative Public Finance and Audit
2 Ideology, Policy and Ethical Regimes Citizenship, Democracy and Institutional Development
3 Sociology and Analysis of Social Transformation Projects Policy Implementation Strategy and Executive Leadership
4 Negotiation and Communication Global Context of Public Policy
Sl No. Electives at School of Government and Public Affairs:
1 Advanced Methods in Data Analysis
2 Public Policy Impact Analytics/Data Analytics for Public Policy
3 Corruption Transparency and Governance
4 Sustainability and Climate Change Politics
5 Citizenship and International Policy
6 Media and Government
7 Human Rights, International Community, and Global Relations
7 International Business and Government
8 Constitution, Law and Government
9 Democracy, Politics and Institutions
10 Public and Non-Profit Management
11 Problem Solving and Decision Making for Public Policy and Social Change
12 Business and Government Policy
13 Social and Urban Policy