Xavier University is now renamed as XIM University. On 3rd April, 2021, the Xavier University, Odisha (Amendment) Act 2021 was passed in the Odisha Legislative Assembly, renaming Xavier University as XIM University. Thus, the Gazette Notification was published on 11th May, 2021. As per its provisions, the University has its main campus in Nijigada Kurki, Harirajpur, in Puri District, and an additional campus at Xavier Square, Bhubaneswar, where the Xavier Institute of Management functions.
With the passage of time and based on the experience acquired over the past seven years, the Management and Board of Governors of Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, believe that the name ‘Xavier University,’ Odisha Act, 2013 should be replaced with ‘XIM’ University, Odisha Act. The University had to be renamed to keep the ‘XIM’ brand name, which had been known in the country and around the world for 34 years since its inception in 1987. Students who receive a certificate bearing the ‘XIM’ brand name will find better career prospects in the country and abroad. The business, corporations, transformation leaders, and the growth sectors all recognize this brand. XIM has brought laurels, prestige, and honour to the state of Odisha and has served the state and the nation through its extensive network and relationships.
Currently, the Jesuit-run XIM University views itself as a distinguished university that provides quality education to top-notch students worldwide. The XIM University inherits the legacy of the 34-year-old XIM (Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar), the country’s premier, world-class B-School. XIM University’s identity is described by its ethic of ‘men and women for and with others’. Our faculty, staff, and students represent diverse faiths and identities, but we all aspire to be men and women for and with others. What else distinguishes a Jesuit XIM University? Our students are taught the value of experience, curiosity, global experiences, and ‘cura personalis’, which translates to ‘care for the whole person’. There is a strong intention to be the first to respond to society’s needs and encourage sustainable societies that motivate the state’s and country’s futures, acting as a change agent. Education for moral character, adaptability, world affirmation and faith that serves justice are all hallmarks of this philosophy.
Vivian Richard, SJ | Bhubaneswar