Xavier University renamed as XIM University, harnessing 26 years of XIM brand legacy

Bhubaneswar: On 13th March 2021, the Xavier University, Odisha (Amendment) Bill 2021 was
passed in the Odisha State Assembly, renaming Xavier University as XIM
University. This Amendment Act has now received the consent of the Hon’ble
Governor of Odisha and has been published as notification in the Gazette. With
this Xavier University has been renamed as XIM University.
We are deeply thankful to the Hon’ble Governor of Odisha, Hon’ble Chief
Minister of Odisha, Hon’ble MLAs of the Odisha State Assembly, the
Odisha Government, the people of Odisha along with all stakeholders
who played an instrumental role in this transformation.
In 1987, XIM Society, (Xavier Institute of Management Society) established
Xavier Institute of Management (XIM) Bhubaneswar. The brand name and the
legacy of XIMB are well known across Odisha, India and the world. After 26
years of being XIMB, in 2013 the brand name of “XIM” was replaced by the
brand name of “Xavier” for the purposes of establishment of Xavier University.
But it was felt that the University was losing its rich legacy and brand equity
of XIM which was generated successfully over 26 years. Faculty members, staff,
students, parents, alumni and industry experts felt that it was necessary to
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harness XIM brand and make this University stronger. Therefore, it was
decided to rename the University as XIM University.
This renaming also helps in integrating both campuses of the University into a
single legal entity with a shared structure, process, and procedure for better
governance and administration of the University. With this renaming, students
will get more career prospects all over the world and overseas with the XIM
brand name certificate. Industries, corporations, leaders, and the development
sectors have all embraced the brand name XIM.
This brand, “XIM”, has thus produced more than 8000 management graduates,
and as such, its alumni have spread all over the world and have been serving
the common society for a greater good. Retaining the brand “XIM” is critical as
it enables every stakeholder to function efficiently and effectively, greater
collaboration and networking with the external stakeholders, attracting highquality students and qualified and experienced faculty, more industry-strong
recruiters on campus to provide more job opportunities and to be able to
positively impact the life of common people. XIM University stands dedicated
towards upliftment of the downtrodden and service to the poor and
marginalized and promotes compassion, integrity, and a sustainable society.
With a humble beginning in management education in 1987, today XIM
University has eleven schools offering Doctoral, Masters and Under-graduate
programs in the disciplines of Business Management, Human Resource
Management, Rural Management, Sustainability Management, Human
Settlements, Commerce, Mass Communication, Computer Science &
Engineering, Economics, Law, Governance and Public Affairs. We are dedicated
to the cause of working for the development of education in Odisha, India and
across the world and we stand committed to working tirelessly as XIM
University for ensuring high quality, world class management education to the
world from Odisha.

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