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Monday, 21 January 2019 02:20 Written by

Report;Rajesh Mohapatra,Odishabarta

ROURKELA,20/01/19:One of the premier institute of India, National Institute of Technology (NIT) has organized its 16th Convocation which was participated by the business tycoon of India Kumar Mangalam Birla, Head of Aditya Birla Group. His presence in the event has inspired many young engineers to carry a good spirit to build their career as entrepreneur and also as a good employee. After the inauguration, Kumar Mangalam Birla has paid flower tribute to the first Principal of this institute, late. Prof. Bhubaneswar Behera. Then in his speech to  a large audience in the hall he said, Don’t look at yourself as just another engineering graduate but look at yourself a s a change of force. He said when I llok at you I see a force who is unmatched. He said, people often say disruption is new normal, I would say no normal is the new normal. What is equally important is giving back to individuals, to community, to institution, to society at large. This year the number of graduate is 1540 which surpasses the last year figure of 120. NIT has produced 9998 engineers, scientist, masters, and graduates I addition to 613 PhDs. This year 11 graduates have received Gold Medal. Chinni Rewant of the department of Mechanical engineering received the Best Graduate awards of the 2018 batch, Madan Raj C from Safety Engineering Specialization under the department of Chemical engineering got the Best Post Graduate in M.Tech programme. Miss Ankita Mohanty of the School of Management for Best MBA, Miss Trisha Kundu of the Department of Life Science being aarded for the best among the M.Sc and M.A Students. Mr.Bharat A  B of Department fo Chemistry was awarded as the topper in the Integrated M.Sc programme and ,Miss Rajrani Patra from Transportation Engineering Specialization under the Department of civil engineering got the award of best Post graduate in the B.Tech and M.Tech Dual Degree Programme. Few old alumni were also awarded for their professional and social achievements and they are Dr. Om Agrawal, Dr.Swathi Mohanty, Soma Mandal and Sanajay Kumar Mohanty. These awards were presented by Dr. Santrupt Mishra of NIT. Dr.Swathi Mohanty (1983 Batch, B.Sc (Engg) who is now working as Chief Scientist at CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar, India and has been made significant contribution in the area of process modeling, stimulation, optimization and control. Ms.Soma Mandal (1984 Batch B.E in Electrical Engineering) presently working as a Member of the Board of Directors of NALCO and SAIL has made significant contribution to corporate governance, business planning, domestic and international sale and marketing , logistic and materials management in the metals and minerals industries. Dr. Om Agrawal (1986 Batch B.Sc (Engg) in Electrical Engineering is now working with AMD, Vantis and Lattice Semiconductor, USA and has been instrumental in researching and designing in the semiconductor industries and Sanjay Moahnty (1980 BATCH B.Sc (Engg) in Electrical Engineering is a key entrepreneur and and have created many job opportunities and doing scientific aquaculture in the state of Odisha. This convocation was attended by many professors, staffs and students of the institute.


Saturday, 19 January 2019 11:30 Written by


Bhubaneswar,19/01/19:Xavier Center for Urban Management and Governance (XUMG) in collaboration with HabituX, the association of XUMG students, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB) will be organizing its annual Urban Management and Governance Summit 2019 on 24th-25th January. This year, the summit will witness the participation from various stakeholders of the Xavier fraternity, including students from the diverse schools operating under XUB, as well as connoisseurs from the Urban Management industry. 

Globalization has escalated the level of competition in the international market. Not only does the domestic macroeconomic structure and environment need to be strengthened but elements of the micro- economy including the respective economic sectors and local corporations also need to be made more resilient. In order to enhance national long-term competitiveness, the Government will continue to promote the transition to higher value-added activities in many economic sectors, mainly being, manufacturing and services. New sources of growth in these sectors will be identified and promoted to generate additional income and to develop new sources of economic wealth. The manifestation and aspiration of Vision 2020 set the framework for which development is to be steered. Many of the economic, social and environmental challenges that we are facing have a strong urban dimension. Rapid population growth, an aging population, shrinking and growing cities, climate change, biodiversity loss, disaster risks, migration, unemployment, and social exclusion are some of the major problems affecting citizens living in the urban environment. 

Hence, the UMG Summit will provide a platform for stimulating interaction between the veterans of the Urban Management world and the students on the theme “Transformative Urban Governance in the Developing World and the New Urban Agenda” . 

The speakers for the event include: 

Keynote Speaker - Yaduvendra Mathur, IAS, Additional Secretary, Niti Ayog

O.P. Agarwal, IAS, (Retd.) Former Transport Secretary

 Prof. Meera Mehta, Professor Emeritus, CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Hitesh Vaidya, India country Manager, UN-Habitat

Dr. Ashok Kumar, Professor, SPA Delhi

Prof. Dr. Dinesh Mehta, Professor Emeritus, CEPT University

Prof. Chetan Vaidya, Director, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi., Director (Additional Charge) SPA Bhopal 

XUMG aspires to offer this summit as a platform to all the students for quality discussions and an enriching learning experience.


Thursday, 17 January 2019 11:23 Written by


Bhubaneswar,Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB) instituted its first annual cultural-management fest, Xamboree from 4th to 6th October 2018. The three days were marked with enthusiasm and exuberance of participants and audience, truly justifying the 3 months of planning and efforts of the students. 

The University conducted several business simulations, gaming and cultural events to unravel the business acumen as well as artistic brilliance of the best brains in the country. The fest also staged music, dance, and drama and fashion capades to showcase the talent of participants across the nation. 

The splendid fest saw an EDM Night by DJ Prinal where the audience grooved to the eclectic mix of EDM and Bollywood music. The students also witnessed the God of Small Strings, Baiju Dharmajan wherein the participants were filled with ecstasy and exhilaration as they had the privilege to jam with the maestro himself. 

With packed grounds, the Celeb Night made a 'buzz' all over, as the stage-hosted country's most famous rapper Badshah, along with singer Aastha Gill.  They rendered magic with their amazing performance and the crowd went grooving to their peppy hits.

Xamboree’s success story is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failures, loyalty and persistence. The festival reached its Pinnacle, when the crowd went berserk watching Badshah live for the first time at Bhubaneswar. There were a lot of peaks and valleys in the journey, but the hard work and efforts of the students really paid off.

The students have captured all the beautiful memories from this spectacular event and prepared an aftermovie of their achievement.

Click Here to watch the aftermovie and rejoice on the entire student fraternity’s hardwork and how they left no stone unturnedto make the fest a huge blockbuster.

XAHR International Conference 2019

Thursday, 17 January 2019 07:55 Written by


Bhubaneswar,Xavier School of Human Resource Management (XAHR) is gearing up for its International HR Conference, which is scheduled to take place on 28th-30th January, 2019. This much anticipated event will witness the participation of various stakeholders of the Xavier fraternity, as well as stalwarts from the Human Resource Fraternity. 

The business world of today is buffeted by technological, legislative and social changes which can potentially alter, radical organizations’ internal structure and their relationship with external stakeholders. These changes are forcing organizations to simultaneously change their business processes and the composition of their workforce. Specifically, organizations must innovate with respect to their internal processes and external products, increase the diversity of the workforce to improve their long-term effectiveness and be more agile in order to adapt to an ever-changing environment. Hence, the International Conference provides a platform for stimulating interaction between the veterans of the Human Resource world and the students on the theme : 

“Organizational Metamorphosis for Innovation, Inclusion and Agility”

The speakers for the event include: 

Dr. Arup Varma,  Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago

Dr. AquilBusrai, CEO, AquilBusrai Consulting

Dr. Paul Hempel, Professor at City University of Hong Kong

Dr.SantanuRath, Director HR Odisha Mining Corporation

Mr. Aashish Kumar Mishra, Vice President Head, Human Resources, IMFA

Mr. AbhinavIyer, Senior Manager and Leader HR Leadership Academy, Wipro Limited.

Mr. Amiya Patnaik. GM (H&A), NALCO

Mr. G.P.Rao, Founder and Managing Partner Good People Relations LLP

Mr. Pradeep Dasan, Head Talent Acquisition & Talent Management, Nayara Energy Limited  

Mr.  Rajeev Bhadauria, Group Director HR, Jindal Steel Limited

Mr. Rhiju Bhowmick, VP & Head - Learning & Change Management, Nayara Energy Limited  

Ms. Subhashini Acharya, Learning Leader – R&D India, Schneider Electric

Mr. Subhasis Mishra, Talent Acquisition Leader, Amazon 

XAHR believes in offering a platform for quality discussions on emerging issues and trends. The school organises a plethora of superlative discussions to ameliorate the students’ learning experience. XAHR International Conference 2019 is one such conference aimed at providing an enriching and interactive session about the role of human resources.


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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 03:11 Written by


Dhenkanal,14/01/19:Filmi Chakkar 2, a three day bouquet of film related programmes begins this morning at IIMC, Dhenkanal. A monograph of Entertainment Journalism in Odia and a compilation of Dr. Mrinal Chatterjee's weekly column Pathe Prantare and special edition of Daily Reporter in English and Odia have been released.  

National Award winner film writer Dr. Piyush is conducting Film Appreciation Workshop on 14 and 15 Jan. Seminar on Political Narratives in Indian Cinema will be held on 16 Jan. Noted film writer Dr. Shoma A. Chatterjee, Director CBFC Regional Office  Sri Gopal Mahapatra will participate in the seminar as resource persons.

XIMB Organising TEDx event on the 20th of January 2019

Saturday, 12 January 2019 11:20 Written by


Bhubaneswar,11/01/19:A rich mix of speakers coming from diverse backgrounds will share their views and ideas about "Chakravyuh, the inescapable formation". XIMB requests to  join and share experience the  amazing journey of discussion, exploration and learning.The Registrations for the fifth edition of TEDxXIMB 2019 are now open.


Thursday, 10 January 2019 12:19 Written by


Bhubaneswar,10/01/19:Xavier School of Rural Management (XSRM) will be hosting its annual RLLE (Rural Living and Learning Experience) MELA which is a flagship event for the students of rural management on 11th January, 2019. It is a one-day event where students display stalls of various states spread all over India based upon their respective RLLE locations.

As part of the RLLE, students of Rural Management went to different places to experience the diverse rural livelihoods, and undertake various activities like preparation of a village report, working on the development project with the host organization (NGO’s and many other renowned organisations involved with the betterment of Rural areas), and develop a case study. During the RLLE programme students of XSRM stayed in 45 villages, covering 12 States and one Union Territory spread across India. The RLLE MELA every year is able to display a diverse range of cultural and social aspects of rural society, and this time the event would be flaunting various stalls where students will be displaying the following aspects of rural life: 

Various artifacts collected from the respective villages

Unique food materials and food habits

Attires and other cultural aspects

Models of village depicting the landscape

Ongoing development interventions in the villages

A slide showing photos of rural India.

Towards the end, the students will also be performing a skit on a social issue. 

XSRM believes in offering a platform for a quality learning experience on emerging issues and trends in the rural world. The school organises a plethora of events to enrich the students with multifarious experiences. One of the deliverables of RLLE MELA, and the most pertinent one at that is to provide an opportunity for the students’ creativity to reach its summitand thereby express the culture, costumes, developmental activities, challenges and opportunities from across rural India.


Tuesday, 08 January 2019 10:20 Written by


Bhubaneswar,06/01/19:It was an honor for Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) to host Mr. Sumit Sabharwal- the Head of HR at Fujitsu Consulting India, a global information and communication technology (ICT) company known to be one of the world's most admired organisations. It is also a Fortune Global 500 company. The topic of the leadership talk held on 6th January 2019 was “What organizations are looking from Management Graduates.” 

Mr. Sumit, who manages the end-to-end HR for close to 5000 employees at Fujitsu Consulting India, has worked towards creating a sustainable work experience for engaging and empowering the professionals along with organizational development and implementing industry best practices. He has spearheaded large scale HR Transformation Projects and has also instituted Global Learning and Development. He has been instrumental in paving way for Fujitsu India to retain its leadership position for three consecutive years in High Performing Norm category for Employee Satisfaction score. He loves engaging in conversations with people from diverse groundings. He enjoys co-creating undertakings that are interdisciplinary in their essence and efficacious when translated. Mr. Sumit strongly believes in revolutionizingemployee experience, as a buoyant workplace boosts productivity. He also advocates digitization of HR, diversity and collaborative learning as the key players in bringing about a change.  

While addressing an enthusiastic batch of students at XIMB, Mr. Sumit Sabharwal elucidated the roles of an HR Manager in multinational companies like Fujitsu where people from various backgrounds amalgamate together to make the company successful as it is now. By integrating the work ethics of different individuals, and channelizing their potential towards the greater goal, an HR manager handles some of the most crucial issues of any company. He also tried to break some stereotypes usually attached to the HR department witty anecdotes. He shed some light upon the importance of inclusivity, mutual respect, proactive decisions, and seamless coordination among various organizations which are facilitated by the HR department to cope up with the fast-changing landscape of the business environment. By giving some hard-hitting examples from the ruthless realities of corporate life, he made the session enriching for the students who were previously unaware about the importance of HR department in any organization. 

This enlightening and simulating talk helped the students understand what organizations expect from them and which all skills do they need to develop or improve. The talk wasconcluded with an interactive Q&A session whereinMr. Sumit answered thoughtful and challenging questions posed by the students.


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