History

Xavier University came into being with the Government of Odisha passing the Xavier University Act in May 2013. The identity of Xavier University is distinguished by its philosophy of ‘Inspiring Futures’ by not just walking the well-trodden path but striking out and exploring new paths. There is a clear intent to be the first to respond to the needs of the society and enable the building of sustainable communities that inspire the future of the State and the Country serving as an active agent of change.

The Schools of Xavier University include:

XIMB is the flagship, premier B-school of Xavier University, and was instituted in October 1987. Xavier University inherits the legacy of 29 year old XIMB.

The Xavier School of Human Resources Management owes its origin to the HR specialization of the flagship premier b-School XIMB, grooming HR professions since 1987. It became a separate School under Xavier University from June 2014.

The Xavier School of Rural Management is the second-oldest in the country. The Post-graduate program in Rural Management commenced in the year 1995 as a part of XIMB. The Xavier School of Rural Management became a separate school under Xavier University from June 2014.

The Xavier School of Commerce of Xavier University was inaugurated in July 15, 2014.

The Xavier School of Communications (XCOMM) was inaugurated on July 2, 2015

The Xavier School of Sustainability (XSOS) of Xavier University was inaugurated on July 5, 2015.