The Xavier University is spread across 55 acres of land across two different campuses, XIMB Campus and Xavier City Campus.The Xavier City and Xavier Square campuses of the Xavier University are beautiful, clean and green with a serene sense that uplifts the soul and gladdens the heart.
The XIMB campus is located on 20 acres of verdant land on the Nandan Kanan Road at Xavier Square. The entire Wi-Fi enabled campus houses the faculty residences, office complex, library and computer center complex, class room complex, auditorium complex, residences for gents, ladies, and executive programme participants, Management Development Centre (MDC) and Studio Apartments. In addition, the Institute has a floodlit basketball court, two floodlit tennis courts, indoor badminton court, gymnasium and playgrounds for cricket and soccer.
The Xavier City campus is located on 35 acres of land, surrounded by natural beauty and it is a digitalized campus with Wi-Fi and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. This campus is at Kurki-Najigarh under Pipli Tahsil, situated at a distance of 20 km from our existing campus (12 km from the Bhubaneswar BijuPatnaik International Airport). It was inaugurated on 7th July 2014 by Shri Naveen Patnaik, the honourable Chief Minister of Odisha. The first year students of MBA-RM, MBA-HRM and two sections of MBA-BM reside on this Campus and attend the classes. The Xavier University Schools of Communication, Commerce and Sustainability Management offering various doctoral, graduate and undergraduate programmes are located on this campus. The Xavier City campus houses a Administrative Block and an Academic Block which includes a library, 4 Computer Halls, 21 class rooms,Faculty residence Block, residences for students – gents and ladies. The Campus has 2 volleyball courts, 2 floodlit basketball courts and 2 two floodlit tennis courts, 3 Badminton courts and a gymnasium.
The Library, as one of the key resources for the budding managers, practicing professionals and world class faculty, occupies a place of honor in the campus. From its inception, it had an enviable collection of text books, reference materials, electronic data bases and professional journals from all over the world. Over the years, the University has acquired other resource materials, such as, audio visuals, working papers, annual reports, and summer projects.
Besides the print materials, Library has various electronic resources in the form of Corporate and Economic databases (Indian/International) like EBSCO (Business Source Complete), ABI Inform Complete, Taylor & Francis, Elsevier (Science direct), JSTOR, Emerald Management Xtra, Sage Database, J-gate, ISI Emerging Market database, CMIE, and Indiastat. Library is also subscribing to BLOOMBERG database.
The Library Information System is accessible to its users both from within and outside the campus. The library remains open from 08:00 hours to 05:00 hours.
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The Computer Resource Centre (CRC) provides IT resources to the students, faculty and staff. The University provides notebooks and workstations to all faculty and staff. All the computers are connected to the Campus LAN/ Wi-Fi, which is supported by Fibre Optic backbone. In addition, wireless hotspots are spread all across the campus making it possible to remain connected anywhere in the campus, all the time. The campus network covers the University academic block, class rooms, library, hostels and faculty residences. All members on the intranet have access to the internet 24X7 through 300 MBPS leased lines.
The CRC has designed, developed and implemented many software applications in the University and outside. These include open source Academic Information System (HIBISCUS), HR System, Alumni Information System, Library Information System (LIS), Project-based Accounting Information System (PAMIS), Inventory Management System, Pay Roll System, Leave Accounting System, File Management System, Office Automation System, Examination On-Line (EOL) and I-Survey. Furthermore, a state of the art n-tier web enabled application to suit the needs of the transforming university -XUB ELVIS is being designed based on the Open Source platform as part of the Digital University mission. XUB ELVIS will facilitate student learning across the world on a 24X7 basis via multiple modes for the greater good of the society.
XUB is a member of the University Alliance Programme of SAP and has access to SAP ERP and BW systems with courses leveraging the SAP software. XUB is covered under Microsoft’s Campus License program, giving the students the option to run a selection of products, and any upgrades or downgrades of those products.
Microsoft Corp has partnered with Xavier University in their vision towards developing the student’s skill base and adoption of new technologies by setting up Xavier Microsoft Phoenix Lab, the first of its kind in India to prepare the students for the new cloud enabled world. XUB also hosts massively empowered classroom with access to all Microsoft content and certification tracks.
Xavier IT Backbone Network Infrastructure work has been carried out by IBM supporting Juniper Networks devices for data and Astra (previously Ericson) for voice IPBX devices. The fibre backbone network is high capacity network with a 10G speed, scalable up to 192Gbps and supports integration of data, voice and video. The architecture is scalable to support 10000+ users. Campus citizens can access resources from anywhere, and from any devices – mobile, tablet, or notes.
Xavier University has set up their own data centre with in-house DNS system on the Xavier Cloud and secured the websites through SSL certificates. It has the capability to host multiple websites with DMZ zone configuration of web servers and firewall policies in place. Xavier University uses Zimbra Email Collaboration, providing the end users full synchronization between all their devices to offer a world-class, open source collaboration software consumable for the University.
The Class Room Complex includes air-conditioned lecture halls, seminar rooms, syndicate rooms, multi-media hall, computer labs and an executive classroom. The class rooms are equipped with educational audio/video equipment, tablet PCs, computers with large monitors, LCD projectors and network connections. While most classes are held in the lecture halls, some prefer the lawn adjacent to the classroom complex for education with the soulful touch of nature.
The University has a hi-tech air-conditioned auditorium which can seat up to 850 people.
Xavier School of Communication which is situated at the Xavier City Campus of Xavier University offer a spacious TV studio floor, TV Studio Control Room, Edit Suits for students, Professional Audio Studio, Voiceover Booth, and Green room and Lobby. All this is housed in a sprawling studio space of 2000 square feet.
The University has a Management Development Center (MDC) on its XIMB campus equipped with all modern facilities. It has 3 suites, and 34 twin-sharing, air-conditioned rooms with round the clock internet connection. The MDC has four training halls equipped with the latest training aids. In addition to all these, the Institute has built a hi-tech air-conditioned auditorium which can seat 850 people.
With academic activities round-the-clock, students are required to live on the campus. There are separate residences for gents and ladies. All the rooms have 24-hour Internet connectivity enabled via latest Wi-Fi technology. With the installation of laser printer and photocopying machines kiosk, round-the-clock printing and copying facilities are available to the students. The Residences also house the Multi-purpose Hall, Cooperative Store and a Book Club. All the Residences are equipped with washing machines/laundry services, water coolers, geysers, telephones, televisions, and indoor games like carom and table tennis. We also have facilities for uninterrupted power supply to all the Residences during power failure.
The Mess is managed by a student's committee and serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. The X-Cafe provides a variety of fast food to the students who work till late in the night.
A doctor is available for consultation in the XIMB campus from 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. every day except on Sundays.
A dispensary is set up in the Xavier City Campus where the doctor is available from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. every day except on Sundays. A fulltime nurse is engaged to help the residents for consulting any health concerns. An ambulance is available for 24x7 for any emergency.
The gated campuses are made secure through round-the-clock security guards to restrict any unauthorized outsiders accessing the premises.
XUB supports the overall development of individuals and prepares students for the corporate world by providing the best sports facilities. The fitness enthusiasts can experience body-mind balance by working out in the well-equipped gymnasium and jogging tracks. Basketball, Badminton, Cricket, Football, Tennis, Table Tennis and Volleyball are the popular campus sports. Periodical sports events are organized by the sports committee to add relaxation for the physique as well as rejuvenate from intellectual fatigue. Besides sports events, the Student Executive Council (SEC) takes a wide array of initiatives related to cultural events and intellectual challenges