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XIMB BUSINESS EXCELLENCE SUMMIT- CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

XIMB BUSINESS EXCELLENCE SUMMIT– CELEBRATING 30 YEARS  22nd and 23rd September, Bhubaneswar  Xavier Institute of Management celebrated 30 years of distinguished service in the field of academics and  business, and society. This celebration was aimed at bringing together alumni from diversified realms of  business in the hope of creating an insightful blend of ideas, to make the next leg of the journey even more  fulfilling.   In this pursuit, the institute inaugurated the Business Excellence Summit on the 22nd of September at Xavier  Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, in the presence of twenty six distinguished alumni of the college  spanning across the 30 years. This was done to initiate an opportunity to interact, celebrate, discuss, reflect  and collaborate. The central theme of the event was, ‘Building the vision for XIMB at 40 in accordance with the  VUCA world’. Reflecting the glorious history of XIMB, it was evident that this milestone was possible due to the  collaborative efforts of the management, faculty, students and the entire Xavier fraternity.  The summit commenced with Vice Chancellor and Director of Xavier University, Dr. Fr. Paul Fernandes,  delivering an enlightening speech on excellence and universal education. He spoke of “wings of excellence”  about which, he quoted, “We need to put on and make sure we are able to have conviction and commitment in  the future.” He believed that there is a need to, “think, reflect, inspire, and empower” minds to achieve this  excellence.   Day 2 of the summit comprised of panel discussions on topics that aimed to discuss the challenges XIMB  would have to surmount in the next ten years. “Without compassion, you cannot become a good leader,” Mr.  Sidharth Rath (Group Executive, Axis Bank) quoted as the panel discussed on how management education  inculcated leadership capabilities. Moderated by Ms. Sunita Raut(Chief Inspiration Officer at her Own  consulting practice), the panel consisting of eminent guests like Mr. Sanjib K Ambasta (Senior VP, Aftermarket  Business CV & Vespa 2W, Piaggio) and Mr. Prithwish Mukherjee (Marketing Head, Vodafone, Kolkata) put  forward their constructive thoughts and views on leadership. “Leadership is not a part of education system. It is  something we develop over time,” Mr. Ashish Pati (COO, Care Hospitals) added.  The summit also witnessed leadership talks by esteemed alumni like Mr. Shreeprakash Hota (Associate  Director, HSBC), Mr. Subrat Sarangi (Associate Professor in Marketing, KIIT University) and Mr. Dipankar Das  (Business Development Head & APAC Sales Leader, BridgeI2I).  “90 percent of what I learnt was from XIMB,” Mr. Simanta Mohanty (VP HR, Community Empowerment Lab)  said in his insightful leadership talk. Mr. Nilanjan Roy (Business Head, Global Health & Group Benefits, Cigna  TTK) gave a heartfelt talk about how having a mentor is very important. Ms. Mrinalini Khusape (Head Special  Projects- Sales and After Sales, Skoda India), Mr. Lalit Desiraju (Senior Director, Capgemini), Mr. Krishna K V  (Senior VP, Transactional Banking, Yes Bank), Mr. Vijay Sinha (Senior VP HR, JSW Energy Ltd) and Mr. Sanjay    Nayak (Strategic Business Practice Head-Industry Solutions, Infosys BPO) delivered motivational speeches  during the session by insisting on using persuasive leadership to get people to contribute. “If you create values,  money comes on its own,” said Mr. Chittaranjan Mohanty (Own Venture, Former Executive Director, JP Morgan  Chase) while Mr. Ashok Dash (Director-Partner Development (Tier I System Integrators), Microsoft) ended the  session with a brilliant sermon on Growth Mindset.   “Try to help others; if you can’t, at least don’t harm them,” a quote by Mr. Rakesh Kumar (Senior Consultant  and Program Director, International Solar Alliance) was the sweet note on which the talks ended.  There were also panel discussions on certain industry relevant topics like that of VUCA, which saw leaders like  Mr. Sidharth Rath (Group Executive, Axis Bank) marvelling at how impactful the change in the next thirty years  will be; stating that, “India is at the cusp of a big change, the seeds of which are already sown.” The panel  discussed strategies which XIMB needs to adopt to surmount these challenges and be an enabler in the VUCA  world, with Mr. A.L. Jagannath (Senior Director, Dell-EMC Alliance, VMware) noting, “If we are not prepared to  change, we will be VUCA-ed.”  On how management education could foster entrepreneurship, Mr. Chandra Sekhar Chitrala (Managing  Director, Catalyst IT Solutions) stated that management education is giving a huge boost to the employment of  our country. Mr. Om Prakash Agarwal (CEO, Plastend) believed that entrepreneurship can be taught but a  ...

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Drinking water scheme inaugurated

Union Minister for Civil Aviation P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated a protected drinking water supply scheme at Dokisila in Parvatipuram mandal on Sunday. The scheme was executed at a cost of ₹33 crore to supply drinking water to 66 villages. Later, as part of the ongoing ‘Intintiki Telugu Desam’ programme, Mr. Ashok ...

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Join marketing fair of smart village at Gramotsava 2017

PRESS RELEASE Launch of Gramotsava 2017 21st September 2017, Bhubaneswar Today marked the beginning of Gramotsava, the flagship event of Xavier School of Rural Management, Xavier University Bhubaneswar. It was started way back in 2006, with the purpose of spreading awareness among the rural population and making them aware of ...

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Sports Cabinet re-evaluate Khelo India Scheme, each selected athlete will get scholarship of Rs 5 lakh

The PM Narendra Modi led Cabinet has approved the revamp of Khelo India scheme. The news was confirmed by Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore during a press conference at the PIB Conference Hall, Shastri Bhavan. While addressing the media in the presence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Health Minister ...

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Join rural marketing fair : Gramotsava 2017

Gramotsava is a flagship event of RMAX, a three day rural marketing fair which was started in 2006. Its well-recognized success over the years holds a remarkable place in the history of Rural Management of the University. The entire event has three phases: Adi Parva (Pre fair phase), Madhya Parva ...

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PM employment scheme faces delays in loan sanctioning: Study

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) is plagued by delay in the process of sanctioning of loans at different stages, a study study commissioned by the MSME Ministry has observed. The evaluation study, conducted by the Management Development Institute, Gurugram, to examine the impact of the ...

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In about to change, Haryana Govt initiated Cyber Security Policy

Cyberspace is vulnerable to a wide variety of incidents and large-scale cyber incidents (identity theft, phishing, social, engineering, cyber terrorism, compound threats targeting mobile devices and smart phone, compromised digital certificates) may cause complications of a magnitude that may threaten lives, economy and national security. Rapid identification, information exchange, investigation ...

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