Life at XIMB - Over the past 30 years, established in 1987, Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB) has been recognised as a premier business school in the country. According to the MHRD’s NIRF Management Ranking 2018, it is among the top management institutes in India. The leading B-school aspires to spearhead the country in management field by focusing on innovation and research. XIMB is known to not only disseminate management education but also apply the socio-economic development projects in partnership with the Government and international agencies.
Many dream of securing admission into the coveted B-school but not many get to live their dream. XIMB is one tough nut to crack, given its rigour admission process starting with the XAT exam. What sets the business school apart from its contemporary is the campus life at XIMB that is offered to the selected ones. Campus life at XIMB or any given B-school is crucial for an aspirant who is curious to explore the madness, the legacy that until now he has been reading about and the student life at XIBM.
Without further delay, let us take you through the B-school life at XIMB,
Before becoming a part of XIMB life you may have done your research on the campus life at XIMB, pedagogy, committees and placement records of the institute. During your initial days, you will be introduced to the XIMB culture; you will be engaged in the orientation where each committee showcase their working and functioning. Two-three days into the course, you will be occupied with group assignments and case studies. From day 1 you will witness the madness that takes place at the campus and without you realizing you will become a part of this madness. You will see students running around the campus to make it to their next class from the canteen. When you assume the day has come to an end, well, you may be wrong as the campus is most active in the evening after class. The phrase ‘XIMB’ never sleeps holds every drop of truth; even if you step out of your room at 2 am in the morning you will find students discussing various topics, be it campus life, their assignments or future plans. You can imagine how you will be spending your time here; XIMB will truly be your home for the next two years.
Joining a premier B-school is bound to give you pre-joining jitters; all your jitters, confusions and worries will be taken care of by your seniors. From day 1 they will be your ‘go-to person’, seniors will be in constant touch with you for your smooth transition. As you go on to embrace your life at XIMB, you will get to know about the traditions followed at XIMB. Roll seniors and Room seniors are one such tradition followed in the campus. Roll seniors are your seniors who share your roll number, while room seniors are your seniors who stayed in your room before you. Each one of you will be assigned a senior who will be your point of contact, senior mentors and your guardian. Any time of the day you can approach them and seek their advice on almost everything. Talking about the way of life at XIMB, you can guess by the way seniors treat you and help you through the course.
Generally, a college is run and managed by the staff and faculty members, but this is not the case with XIMB. Why? You will be surprised to know the life at XIMB is completely student-driven, from placements, college clubs/ committees, to driving the college annual fest; everything is looked after by the student body. Any event you take part in such as Conclaves, Quiz, Leadership talks, Alumni Meets and Guest speaker events, all these are organized by student-driven committees, giving a first-hand experience and opportunity for students to grow and develop into future leaders and managers. ‘Expressions’ is one of the biggest cultural management fests of Eastern India which is again organized by the various student committees. Ask anyone, and they will happily share their experience of witnessing or being a part of such grandeur event. You will witness the ‘XIMB Legacy’ and ‘XIMB Culture’ in a short span of two weeks into course. The culture of XIMB is different, created on the grounds of unbreakable bonds between seniors and juniors.
Through your course, you will realize how time flies, halfway through your MBA programme, when you sit back and reflect on your experience and learning, you will witness a change in you, your thought process and your perspective. Life at XIMB prepares you to manage yourself first and then others and then any organization all within a framework- a framework which only you define for yourself. During your time at this B-school, you will learn the importance of prioritisation, time management, meeting deadlines and handling pressure without losing your cool, all of these skills which are crucial to becoming an effective manager. XIMB is a place that enables you to grow, nurture and develop the ability to dive into the depths of circumstances, analyze different dimensions and inculcate confidence to take the right decisions.
Welcome to XIMB world!
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