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 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 libraries at both the campuses are a veritable feast of knowledge and are access round the clock to students, research scholars and the faculty members. From its inception it has had an enviable collection of textbooks, reference materials, electronic databases and professional journals from all over the world. Over the years it has acquired other resource materials, such as, audio visuals, working papers, annual reports, HBR cases, and summer projects.
To provide effective access to learning resources of all formats required for general and research purposes, the libraries at both the University campuses are available round the clock to students, research scholars and the faculty members.
The overwhelming need for virtual access to knowledge has fueled the establishment of a digital library on the Xavier City campus and XIMB campus providing for a web-based Library Information System enabling remote access to different on-line library resources for authorized use by students, scholars and faculty.
The present knowledge repository includes:
|Resources||XIMB Campus||Xavier City Campus|
|Bound Journals (Back volumes)||2050||1555|
|Company Annual Reports||30000+||30000+|
Other Online Resources:
Inter Library Cooperation:
Xavier university library has taken the initiative for inter library cooperation with other libraries like the National Digital Library and the library of the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development & Research, Mumbai. Dr. MG Manjunath, Chief Librarian of IGIDR had visited Xavier University Library for this purpose.
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 University is making rapid strides to fulfill its vision of a true Digital University. The Computer Resource Centre (CRC) at XIMB campus and the Data Centre at Xavier City Campus are further strengthened with IT resources and latest technology with a thrust on security measures across the campuses.
Xavier City campus provides the backbone support to the University’s academic activities, embracing digital technology to an extent very few of its peers have done. This academic year XUB added three new labs housing more than 200 desktops in the new academic block in addition to the four existing labs with more than 300 desktops in the city campus. In addition, XIMB campus, has 5 labs with more than 250 desktops for the students. The core optical fibre network covering all the hostels, administrative buildings,auditorium and faculty quarters in XIMB was overhauled with 1G support and new CISCO switches. The initiation of “Xavier Advanced Cloud Computing Centre," supported by Microsoft Technologies, the first of its kind in the region, takes Xavier University deeper into the realms of a "Digital University".
The University’s 24/7 WI-FI campus was upgraded with 400 Mbps leased lines and increased focus on data security measures. IT security was emphasized through implementing enhanced security features for the datacentres at both locations: establishment of DMZ zones and server migration, implementation of MAC Authentication solutions for enhanced security of devices, deployment of Microsoft Campus licenses, Firewall policy and group mail policy reformulation with the Microsoft Exchange Server configured in the data centre for the smooth functioning of electronic mail for faculty and staff. The 10G Backbone Optical Network Infrastructure work carried out by IBM supporting Juniper Network devices for data and Astra (previously Ericson) for Digital voice (VOIP) devices, was further upgraded to meet the growing needs of the University's new schools and digital initiatives. The current computing facilities of the University include -12 Servers based on Windows and Linux; more than 1000 Work Stations / Notebook PCs; over 100 Software Packages; video conferencing facilities and CCTV surveillance across the campus. Microsoft StorSimple with 15 TB storage and HP SAN Storage up to 10 TB was added to the infrastructure.
XIMB is part of the University Alliance Program of SAP and has access to the latest SAP ERP and BW systems. XIMB has also acquired Clementine data mining software from SPSS, NVIVO, EndNote and other relevant software for both quantitative and qualitative research.
Additionally, the in-house Academic Information System (HIBISCUS), the Admission entrance exam X-GMT, the Examination On-Line (EOL) and the online faculty application process are hosted and managed by the CRC. The University intranet showcases our zeal and desire to IT-enable all our functions. These include internet-related services such as web, email and online library databases to provide complete support to all the schools of the university. XUB presently has nine distinct schools with separate domains and web presence. The resource centres also provides support to these schools in the form of training programs, workshops and live streaming of conferences/seminars.
Xavier School of Communications (XCOMM) has a state of the art studio spread over an area of 4500 square feet. The studio houses a Television Studio, Television Studio Control Room, Master Edit Suites, Edit Suites for students, a Digital Still Photography Room, Professional Audio Studio, Voiceover Booth and a Green Room. The Digital Still Photography Room’s is equipped with Elinchrom 200 (strobe lights), backdrop kit and other lights required for indoor digital photography, including DSLRs such as the Canon 5D - Mark II and the Nikon D7000 with accessories. The Television Studio is High Definition. The studio is capable of producing HD/3D visuals. The studio boasts of a Panasonic HD Data Video Recorder and a Panasonic P2HD Portable Recorder capable of recording in HD format and a professional talkback system. It’s a full-fledged professional TV studio system. The audio is recorded by Presonus 16-input mixer. The studio floor has 6 boundary (condenser) microphones fitted onto the ceiling. The studio has professional tripods (Libec) and 2 professional dollies.
The professional audio studio has some fascinating aspects. The audio studio uses 24-input professional Presonus mixer with Studio Pro software. It uses the award winning Sceptre monitors. The studio has Yamaha Electronic Drums, Roland Midi-keyboard, and a Tabla. The studio has high-quality Blue and Orange condenser microphones, Baerdynamic and Shure microphones besides seven drum-kit microphones of Baerdynamic. The studio assures its users of great sound quality. The students are taught digital sound production through an intensive hands-on learning experience.
The master Edit Suites has the latest cylindrical Apple MacPro with Final Cut Pro is equipped with professional sound monitors. HP workstation uses Adobe Premiere Pro for editing. The student edit suites lab has 10 Mac-Mini operated edit suites and 20 windows desktops with Adobe Creative Suites (registered under Xavier University) for designing and print media.
Professional lights are used on the studio floor namely multi-20 (2), multi-10 (2), cool lights with 4 banks (2), 3 banks (2), 2 banks (2), spot lights (2), 4 babies (halogen) and 4 babies (LED), Canaflow lights (2), Canara LED 300W JEET panel (1), and LED Jagle Panel 400W (all from Canara lighting). Besides these, we have the fog machine. The professional lights make the student enabled audio and video production professional.`
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