Bhubaneswar : 23 April 2023 :: XIM University known for its transformative education and nurturing capable and responsible leaders held its Ninth Convocation for its Postgraduate and Doctoral programmes on 21st April 2023 in the state- of – art colossal Auditorium in its new campus which was very recently inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik.
The institution takes pride in graduating yet another batch of students to take on the legacy of the University which continuously seeks to excel in teaching, research and building capable leaders for tomorrow.
Details of Graduating students: The number of students receiving the degrees for the doctoral and postgraduate programmes are 06 and 639 respectively. The detailed breakup of the number of students who received their degree for various programmes are as mentioned below:
No. of Students receiving Convocation Degree
B. Postgraduate Programmes (PG)
M. Sc. In Economics: 13
Master in Public Policy and Governance: 6
MA – Mass Communication: 14
Master in Business Finance: 15
MBA – Sustainability Management :17
MBA – Urban Management & Governance : 07
Master in Urban Regional Planning: 07
MBA – Rural Management: 47
MBA – Human Resource Management :122
1 year Executive PGDM (VIL): 19
1 year Executive MBA :25
MBA – Business Management : 347
Grand Total (Includes A & B) 645
Nadir B. Godrej, Chairman & Managing Director, Godrej Industries Ltd, was the Chief Guest and Convocation Speaker for the day. With degrees from MIT, Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, he joined the family business more than four decades ago. Established in 1897, the Godrej Group has its roots in India’s Independence and Swadeshi movement. Today, the group enjoys the patronage of 1.1 billion consumers globally across consumer goods, real estate, appliances, agriculture and many other businesses.
On the eve of the 9th Convocation, XIM University conferred Honorary Doctoral Degree upon Nadir B. Godrej.
Among the eminent dignitaries’ present were Fr. Jerome Cutinha, S.J., Chairman, Board of Governors of XIM University, Rajive Kaul, Emeritus Chairman, Board of Governors of XIM University, Fr. Antony R. Uvari, S.J., Vice Chancellor, XIM University, Fr. S. Antony Raj S.J., Registrar, Fr. V. Arockia Das, S.J., Chief Finance Officer, XIM University, Deans of different schools and Officials of XIM University. Few of the elite Board Members also graced the occasion. Prof. Andrew Dutta, Dean, School of Human Resource Management welcomed all the students, parents, dignitaries and guests.
Fr. Antony R. Uvari, S.J, Vice Chancellor, XIM University in his report elaborated the achievements of the University in the past year. He highlighted a few notable points “XIM University has been accredited with 3.14 on a 4- point scale and an ‘A’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.”
Addressing the audience in his Chairman’s speech, Fr. Jerome Cutinha, S.J., expressed “As you step out into the portals of this university and face the vulnerability and challenges that humanity faces, a question that you can ask yourself, What can you do in your own way to help the community at large?”
As the Emeritus Chairman Shri Rajive Kaul addressed the audience, “Have a clear vision for yourself and your organisation. Share this vision and ensure that it is communicated and understood. A shared Vision inspires and motivates.”
As the Convocation Speaker, the Chief Guest of the evening, Nadir B. Godrej spoke “Even while you are busy earning, make sure that you are always learning. If the education is wide one can take it all in stride. Some think education’s learning merely aid our future earnings. And yet the wise are very sure that education means much more.”
The top rank holders across schools were felicitated with Medals for Academic Excellence by the Chief Guest. 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., Registrar.
Quote by the Vice Chancellor:
“I congratulate the graduating class and wish them the best in life and hope and pray that may God watch over them as they progress in life. And may their life be filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and gentleness that would inspire many more to lead such life.”
Quote by the Chief Guest:
“Never fall for either or, our hearts and Minds demand much more. Now to sustain may seem a pain but there is also much to gain. Of course we gain in punity but it is also an opportunity.”