Student Life is considered to be the most enjoyable as well as the pivotal point of a human’s life in today’s world. No matter what happens, education is and must be given the highest priority among all. Some might say that prodigies find their way without education, that is untrue.
You need to have that sense of urgency and networking to guide yourself through the channels, regardless. As far as Odisha is concerned, education is regarded primarily and Xavier University Bhubaneswar leaves no stone unturned to make it memorable and beneficial for its students.
Student life can be broadly classified into two sections based on their presence in schools and colleges. Some students can be day scholars and hostellers. Online education is at its budding stages, hence it will be discussed separately.
Specifically focusing on the infrastructure and the curriculum, there is a perfect balance between studies and other extracurricular activities which would keep the students engaged in the most productive way possible.
Student Facilities at Xavier University
Irrespective of what the educational institution is like, having a structure matters the most. Doing things at random will not only give weird results in the long run, but it will also not yield productive minds to churn out necessary short as well as long term decisions.
An empty mind is the devil’s workshop. When it comes to students, it’s almost a factory then. To make those minds think in the most efficient way possible, it is necessary to put efforts into providing the best possible physical and well as mental assets to use.
FACILITIES AT CAMPUS
The Xavier University is expanded across 55 acres of land across two different campuses, XIMB Campus and New Campus. The campuses of the Xavier University are pretty, tidy, and lush with a peaceful sense that uplifts the soul and delights the heart.
THE NEW CAMPUS
The New campus is positioned on 35 acres of land, enveloped by greenery, and is a digitized campus with Wi-Fi Hotspot, Solar Panelled, and furnished with state-of-the-art facilities. This particular campus is at Nijigada, Kurki, under Pipli Tehsil, positioned 20 km away from our XIMB campus (12 km from the Bhubaneswar Biju Patnaik International Airport). It was inaugurated in July 2014.
The students of XAHR, XSRM, XAHS, XSOS, XCOMM, XSOC, XSE, XCOMP reside on this campus and attend the classes.
The undergraduate programs of Schools of Commerce, Sustainability, Economics, Communication, and Computer Science & Engineering are hosted on this campus. The Wi-Fi-enabled campus houses an Administrative Block and two Academic Blocks which include a Library, Computer Centres, Air-conditioned and smart classrooms, Communication Studio/Lab, Faculty residences, Residences for students – both boys and girls. The Campus has
- 2 volleyball courts
- 2 floodlit basketball courts
- 2 two floodlit tennis courts
- 3 Badminton courts
- A gymnasium
- A mini auditorium
- An International Centre
THE XIMB CAMPUS
The XIMB campus is established on 20 acres of flourishing land on the Nandan Kanan Road at Xavier Square. The entire Wi-Fi enabled, solar-paneled campus houses the faculty residences, auditorium complex, residences for boys, girls, office complex, library and computer center complex, classroom complex and executive programs, Management Development Centre (MDC) and Studio Apartments.
Besides, the Institute has
- A floodlit basketball court
- Two floodlit tennis courts
- Indoor badminton court
- Playgrounds for cricket and soccer
Xavier University Library (both the campuses), goes far beyond the domain of just a collection of books. It is a reserve of data and knowledge that engages trained professionals to conserve, organize and command, so that they can contribute successfully to the progressing education and self-improvement of students, research scholars and faculty members by implementing significant aid in cataloging reference materials, extracting and propagating proper information from the labyrinth of material accessible in its resources.
The student-centered model and a new learning method along with teaching approaches have formulated the essence of the roles and responsibilities of our Library in learning and teaching processes. From its inception, it had a desirable collection of
- Reference materials
- Electronic databases
- Professional journals
Over the years, it has procured other resource materials, such as annual reports, audiovisuals, working papers, and summer projects.
Besides the print materials, Xavier University Bhubaneswar Libraries have several electronic resources in the form of Corporate and Economic databases (Indian/International) like
- EBSCO (Business Source Complete)
- ABI Inform Complete
- Taylor & Francis
- Elsevier (Science direct)
- Emerald Management Xtra
- Sage Database
- ISI Emerging Market database
The library is also subscribing to the BLOOMBERG database. The Library Information System is available to its users both from within and outside the campus.
The libraries at both the campuses remain open from 0800 hours to 0500 hours. Visit the following sites for comprehensive information about the library services:
The Computer Resources and Data Centre (CRDC) at XIMB Campus and New Campus provides all IT and Computing resources to the students, faculty, and staff of the University. All the computers are connected to the Campus LAN/ Wi-Fi, which is supported by Fibre Optic chine. All members on the university network have access to the internet 24/7 through 350 MBPS leased lines each in both the campuses. The CRDC has devised, developed, and executed many software applications in the University and outside. Moreover, a state-of-the-art n-tier web-enabled application is being deployed as part of the Digital University mission to suit the needs of the transforming university -XUB ELVIS.
Xavier University Bhubaneswar is a member of the University Alliance Programme of SAP and has access to SAP ERP and BW systems with courses leveraging the SAP software. Xavier University is incorporated under Microsoft’s Campus License program, providing the students with the choice to administer an assortment of products, and any upgrades or downgrades of those products.
Xavier University Bhubaneswar has set up Xavier Microsoft Phoenix Lab, the first of its kind in India to equip the students for the new cloud-enabled computing. The University has obtained Microsoft StorSimple to scale up its hybrid storage capacity in-campus and on the Azure cloud. It also hosts massively enabled classrooms with access to all Microsoft content and certification tracks.
Xavier IT Backbone Network Infrastructure work has been handled by IBM supporting Juniper Networks devices for data and Astra (previously Ericson) for voice IPBX devices.
Xavier University has set up their personalized data center with an in-house DNS system on the Xavier cloud and guarded the websites through SSL certificates. Xavier University uses Zimbra Email Collaboration, providing the end-users full synchronization between all their devices to offer a world-class, open-source collaboration software consumable for the University.
The Classroom Complex comprises AC lecture halls, seminar rooms, committee rooms, multimedia halls, computer labs, and a supervisory classroom. The classrooms are furnished with sharp audio/video equipment, tablet PCs, computers with huge monitors, LCD projectors, and network connections. While most classes are accommodated in the lecture halls, some fancy the lawn nearby the classroom complex for education with the eloquent feel of nature. The University has futuristic A.C. auditoriums which can seat up to 850 people in the XIMB Campus and 300 in the New Campus.
Xavier School of Communications which is established at the New Campus of Xavier University housed in a sprawling studio space of 2000 square feet offers
- A spacious TV studio floor
- TV Studio Control Room
- Edit Suits for students
- Professional Audio Studio
- Voiceover Booth
MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The University has a Management Development Center (MDC) on its XIMB campus implemented with all contemporary facilities. It has 3 suites, and 34 twin-sharing, air-conditioned rooms with an around-the-clock internet connection. The MDC has 4 training halls furnished with the freshest training services.
With academic ventures around-the-clock, students are obliged to live within the campus. There are detached residences for boys and girls. All the rooms have 24-hour Internet connectivity. With the installation of the laser printer and photocopying machines, around-the-clock printing and copying facilities are accessible to the students. The Residences also contain
- The Multipurpose Hall
- A Co-operative
- A Book Club
All the Residences are provided with washing machines, water coolers, geysers, telephones, televisions, and indoor games like carrom and table tennis. We also have conveniences for uninterrupted power supply to all the Residences while power failure.
The Mess is maintained by a students’ committee and serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. The X-cafe presents a variety of fast food for the students who work till late in the night.
The residential facilities at XIMB for Management Training Participants has 48 air-conditioned and self-contained single rooms connected to a mess operated and administered by the Institute. The Studio Apartments have
- 12 self-contained, air-conditioned flats and 5 family quarters for faculty
- 48 self-contained, non AC, twin sharing rooms for regular MBA students
- 48 self-contained, air-conditioned, well furnished, single, and double sharing rooms for MBA-Global Management International students and Management Training Programs.
a. Mother Teresa Residence and Russi Modi Residence house 175 ladies in 164 rooms.
b. CENDERET Residence, Fr. Bogaert residence and Fr. Gnanarethinam Residence has 328 rooms accommodating 362 gents.
A doctor is accessible for consultation in the XIMB campus from 0600 hours to 1900 hours every day, except on Sundays. An ambulance stays on the campus to reach anybody to the hospital in an emergency.
New Campus accommodates residential facilities both single as well as double sharing rooms for 1700 students with all basic amenities. A dispensary is structured in the University Campus where the doctor is available full time. An ambulance is free 24×7 for any emergency. Two full-time nurses are ready to help the residents for consulting any health matters.
The gated campus has security guards to safeguard and to stop any unauthorized outsiders entering into the residences. CCTVs have been fixed in administrative buildings, Library buildings, academic buildings, and students’ residences at both the Campuses to monitor any irregularities and anti-social elements.
SPORTS AND FITNESS FACILITIES
Xavier University promotes the overall advancement of individuals and develops students for the corporate world by rendering the best sports facilities. The fitness enthusiasts can endure body-mind balance by working out in the well-equipped gymnasium and jogging tracks.
The popular campus sports constitute
- Table Tennis
Timely sports events are arranged by the sports committee to add relaxation for the physical build as well as reinvigorate students from intellectual fatigue. Besides sports events, the Student Executive Council (SEC) takes a deep array of leads associated with cultural events and intellectual challenges.
About Xavier University Bhubaneswar
Xavier University Bhubaneswar provides Career information, advice and guidance, and many other support services through
- Facebook live streams
- Online appointments
- Live chats
With multiple online courses on offer, students can now pick their desired stream and approach accordingly by clearing the respective entrance tests as well as being eligible for it, in the first place.
Xavier University Bhubaneswar offers top-ranked specialized programs with a Global, Industry aligned Curriculum, provided by an Eminent and Committed Faculty enriched with Doctorates and Industry Experience.
The university focuses on maintaining gender diversity, academic diversity and demographic diversity for peer learning and enriched classroom experiences. The University also offers merit scholarships.
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