Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) will open its’ new Campus at Balangir

April 12, 2010 at 7:38 am 3 comments

Following is a report from http://www.tathya.in:

Indian’s one of the top B-School, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) soon will be opening its’ new Campus at Balangir.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has green signalled the expansion of XIMB to Balangir.

This will be the first top Management Insitution in Western Odisha.

Thanks to the efforts of A U Singh Deo, Minister Planning & Coordination, XIMB II will provide Post Graduate Diploma in Management(Rural Management)(PGDM-RM).

XIMB Director Fr.P T Joseph has taken all the initiatives to expand the institution in Western Odisha.

Mr.Singh Deo and Fr.Joseph held several rounds of discussion to make it happen during the month, said sources.

Then Mr.Singh Deo brought it to the notice of Chief Minister and Mr.Patnaik agreed immediately for the proposal.

Accordingly a High Powered Committee headed by S P Nanda, Development Commissioner was formed to scrutinize the proposal.

Jugal Kishore Mohapatra, Principal Secretary Finance strongly felt that under the new economic reforms regime there is a crying need to bridge the corporate sector and rural society.

And setting up of a MBA teaching institution at Balangir will go a long way in this regard, felt he.

HPC has decided to provide 25 acres land free of cost and XIMB has agreed to set its Rural Campus at Balangir.

XIMB has made an innovative departure by emphasizing the need to expand the use of management science to rural sector in the form of creating managers not only for corporate sector but also for the social sector.

The basic objective of introducing two years Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management) (PGDM-RM) course is to inject professionalism in the field of rural economy.

XIMB, which is running PGDM-RM courses here with 60 seats has decided to open 120 seats at Balangir Campus.

Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, MP Balangir has discussed the issue at length with Fr.Joseph.

In the meantime the Director XIMB has already visited Balangir to identify the land, which needs to be transferred to XIMB, said sources.

Entry filed under: Balangir, Balangir-Titilagarh-Patanagarh, Higher Education Zone, Region watch, Subarnapur.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Soumyajit  |  April 13, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    “XIMB-II will be Wesren Orissa’s first top Management Insitution.” But we shouldn’t fail to notice that the only course being offered is PGDM-RM, which is an MBA in Rural Management. This campus is not going to offer all-round management education. PGDM-RM is a new subject and I won’t be surprised if a number of seats go vacant. Though the idea seems great from an ethical point of view, I wonder if the pass-outs will be able to find a career they deserve.

    Moreover what benefit does the presence of the institute fetch for the people of the area? An argument may be put forward that the research in the field of rural management will be attuned to the needs of local people because they would be easily accessible as test subjects. To negate this, I’ll give an example. I have witnessed the results of the efforts of Rural Development Centre, IIT Kharagpur. They are hardly noticeable.
    The reason is lack of any benefit for the institute. The philanthropic view of ‘the prosperous should help the needy’ doesn’t go on for long.

    Thus my point is neither is XIMB-II anything close to a top management institute nor is its presence going to be of much use to the locals. So why should we be proud or happy having this campus in Balangir?

    But XIMB-II does serve one purpose. It gives the current State government a chance to say that they have ‘promoted higher education’ in western Orissa.

    Regards,
    Soumyajit

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  • 2. Abhisek Nanda  |  June 19, 2010 at 9:21 am

    hello sir.
    i want to do mba in rm so please send me about the placement
    and about the course

    Reply
  • 3. Banamali Montry  |  August 4, 2010 at 8:03 am

    It is a good news that XIMB is expanding in its mission to expand urban and rural management education in the state. Thinking for South Orissa region also would be more appropriate move in this line. Hence, I put my request to open up its centre either in Berahampur, Rayagada or in Koraput.

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