XIM University successfully hosted its Seventh Convocation in the Virtual mode

Bhubaneswar: XIM University which recently underwent a name change in May 2021 successfully hosted its
Seventh Convocation in the Virtual mode on Monday, 23rd of August 2021 at 4:30 PM for its
Doctoral, Postgraduate and Undergraduate programmes.
A total of 812 students graduated from various doctoral, postgraduate, and undergraduate
programmes offered by the University. The detailed breakup of students who received their degree
for various programmes are mentioned below:
The number of students receiving the degrees for the doctoral, postgraduate, and undergraduate
programmes are 07, 697 and 108 respectively.
The convocation is yet another occasion, the University commemorates with great enthusiasm as
the young minds of the institution venture into the world of today with immense zeal, vigor, and
learning experiences to make a mark of their own taking their alma mater to newer heights.
Shri. Harsh Pati Singhania, President – All India Management Association (AIMA) and Vice
Chairman & Managing Director, JK Paper Ltd. was the Chief Guest and the Convocation Speaker
for the event. He is also the Chairman at the Development Council for Pulp Paper & Allied
Industries, Member-Governors Board at International Management Institute, Member of UK-India
Business Leaders Climate Group and Member-Association Council at Central Pulp & Paper
Research Institute and on the board of six other companies. He holds a MBA degree from
University of Massachusetts and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, USA. On the eve of
the 7th Convocation, XIM University conferred Honorary Doctoral Degree upon Shri. Harsh
Pati Singhania.
A. Doctoral Programmes
Programme Name
Students receiving
Convocation Degree
PhD 7
B. Postgraduate Programmes (PG)
MBA(Executive) – Business Analytics 3
MBA – Global 4
1 year MBA(Executive) Full Time 23
MBA – Business Management 374
MBA – Rural Management 108
MBA – Sustainability Management 26
MBA – Urban Management Governance 8
MBA – Human Resource Management 130
Masters in Business Finance 14
MA – Mass Communication 2
M.Tech – DSA 5
C. Undergraduate Programmes (UG)
B. Com – Accounting and Finance 25
BBM – Marketing and Human Resource 36
B. Sc – Sustainable Development 8
B. Sc – Mass Communication 18
B. Tech – Computer Science 11
B. Sc – Economics 10
Grand Total (Includes A, B and C) 812
Among the eminent dignitaries present were Fr. Jerome Cutinha, S.J., Chairman, Board of
Governors of XIM University, Shri. Rajive Kaul, Emeritus Chairman, Board of Governors of
XIM University, Fr. Antony R. Uvari, S.J., Vice Chancellor, XIM University, Fr. E.A.
Augustine S.J., Registrar, Fr. V. Arockia Das, S.J., Chief Finance Officer, XIM University, Fr.
S. Antony Raj, S.J., Deputy Registrar, New Campus, Deans of different schools and Officials of
XIM University. Few of the elite Board Members also graced occasion.
Prof. Shridhar Kumar Dash, Dean (Academics), Xavier Institute of Management warmly
welcomed the guests and audience in the online platform.
Fr. Antony R. Uvari, S.J, Vice Chancellor, XIM University in his Vice Chancellor’s Report
elaborated the achievements of the University in the past year. He mentioned that we have been
able to harness the rich legacy of XIMB with our university and are now XIM University, the old
and the new integrating to create a richness of growth and development despite of the challenges.
He stressed that XIM University focuses on “Building Humans of tomorrow, while harboring
humility in our hearts.”
As the Convocation Speaker, the Chief Guest of the evening, Shri Harsh Pati Singhania
addressed the gathering with his words of inspiration. Congratulating everyone, he stated that the
process of transformation into successful professionals brings challenges, but the learning
imparted during one’s time at the University will guide the graduating students ahead in life. The
only way to stay forward is to constantly evolve and remain relevant in this rapidly changing
He emphasized that “some failures are inevitable, in fact there is no such thing as failure, it is just
life’s way of drifting us towards our destined path. “Loyal and efficient work is a great cause, even
though it may not be immediately recognized, it will inevitably bear fruit.”
The top rank holders across schools were felicitated with Gold Medals virtually by the Chairman,
Board of Governors of XIM University for their Academic Excellence. The list of rank holders is
attached herewith.
Finally, the event came to a successful end with the vote of thanks by Fr. S. Antony Raj S.J.,
Deputy Registrar – New Campus, XIM University
Quote by the Vice Chancellor:
“We build the citizens of tomorrow with humility in our hearts and grace of God on us”, Fr.
Antony R. Uvari, S.J., Vice Chancellor, XIM University.
Quote by the Chief Guest:
“Agility and adaptability are two important traits of today’s successful leaders.” Shri Harsh Pati
Singhania, Chief Guest & Convocation Speaker

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