Xavier University, Bhubaneswar

Xavier University (XUB) is a Jesuit, Catholic university located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. It was authorized by the Odisha Legislative Assembly in 2013.[1] Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, established by the Jesuits in 1987, is now affiliated to the University. The Jesuits have more than 50 colleges and several hundred educational institutes in India but this is the first university they have founded in the country.

With support from Hewlett Packard and IBM, XUB sees itself as the first full-digitized university in India.[2]

Xavier University
TypeJesuit, Catholic
ChairmanRajiv Kaul
Vice-ChancellorProf. Dr. Fr. Paul Fernandes, S.J.
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Taking its inspiration from Saint Francis Xavier, a missionary who founded the first Jesuit college in Goa, India., XUB strives to be of service to the people of Odisha and to become a globally recognized center of learning. It is research-oriented, seeking to generate knowledge and diffuse it to create a more just society, for the benefit of all.[3] Fifty percent of the seats are reserved for Odisha students, with a preference shown to the disadvantaged.[4][5]


As of 2018, XUB has Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB), Xavier School of Rural Management (XSRM), Xavier School of Human Resource Management (XaHR), Xavier School of Sustainability Management (XSOS), Xavier School of Economics (XSE), Xavier School of Commerce (XCOM), Xavier School of Law (XLS), Xavier Emlyon Business School (XEBS), School of Government and Public Affairs (SGPA)[6] and a Center of Urban Management (XUMG) [7] providing UG, PG and PhD programmes.


XUB publishes the following journals:[8]

  • International Journal of Development and Social Research (IJDSR), published bi-annually, peer-reviewed
  • Vilakshan, published bi-annually, peer-reviewed
  • Journal of Case Research (JCR), published online bi-annually, peer-reviewed
  • Research World', published annually, open-access


Institute rankings
Business/Management – India
NIRF (2018)[9]36

XUB is ranked 36th according to National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) by MHRD in 2018.[9]


  1. ^ "Xavier university". Business Standard.
  2. ^ Reporter, B. S. (16 October 2014). "HP, IBM tie up with Xavier varsity to offer tech courses". Business Standard India. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  3. ^ Vision
  4. ^ Behera, Nirmalya (17 April 2013). "Xavier University and XIM-B will be separate entities: Paul Fernandes". Business Standard India. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Xavier University bill passed in Odisha assembly - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  6. ^ https://m.timesofindia.com/home/education/news/xavier-university-bhubaneswar-to-offer-master-degree-in-public-policy/amp_articleshow/68118556.cms
  7. ^ "Xavier Center for Urban Management and Governance". www.xub.edu.in. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  8. ^ XUB journals.
  9. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Management)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.

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Coordinates: 20°10′20.56″N 85°46′39.94″E / 20.1723778°N 85.7777611°E

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Catholic higher education

Catholic higher education includes universities, colleges, and other institutions of higher education privately run by the Catholic Church, typically by religious institutes. Those tied to the Holy See are specifically called pontifical universities.

By definition, Catholic canon law states that "A Catholic school is understood to be one which is under control of the competent ecclesiastical authority or of a public ecclesiastical juridical person, or one which in a written document is acknowledged as Catholic by the ecclesiastical authority" (Can. 803). Although some schools are deemed "Catholic" because of their identity and a great number of students enrolled are Catholics, it is also stipulated in canon law that "no school, even if it is in fact Catholic, may bear the title 'Catholic school' except by the consent of the competent ecclesiastical authority" (Can. 803 §3).

The Dominican Order was "the first order instituted by the Church with an academic mission", founding studia conventualia in every convent of the order, and studia generalia at the early European universities such as the University of Bologna and the University of Paris. In Europe, most universities with medieval history were founded as Catholic. Many of them were rescinded to government authourities in the Modern era. Some, however, remained Catholic, while new ones were established alongside the public ones. The Catholic Church is still the largest non-governmental provider of higher education in the world. Many of them are still internationally competitive. According to the census of the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education, the total number of Catholic universities and higher education institutions around the world is 1,358. On the other hand, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops counts it at 1,861. The Catholic religious order with the highest number of universities around the world today is the Society of Jesus with 114.Like other private schools, Catholic universities and colleges are generally nondenominational, in that they accept anyone regardless of religious affiliation, nationality, ethnicity, or civil status, provided the admission or enrollment requirements and legal documents are submitted, and rules and regulations are obeyed for a fruitful life on campus. However, non-Catholics, whether Christian or not, may or may not participate in otherwise required campus activities, particularly those of a religious nature.

Christian colleges and universities in India

This is a list of Christian Colleges and Universities in India:

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

St. Anthony's College

St. Dominic's College

St. Xavier's College of Education, Hindupur

St. Edmund's College, Shillong

Saint Mary's College (Shillong)

Xavier University Bhubaneswar

Karunya University

Assam Don Bosco University

Japfü Christian College, Nagaland

Model Christian College, Kohima

Christ University

Eastern Christian College, Dimapur

Madras Christian College

St. Stephen's College, Delhi

Mar Baselios Christian College of Engineering and Technology, Kuttikanam

St Joseph College of Communication

Bankura Christian College

Christ Church College, Kanpur

Hislop College

Scottish Church College

St. John's College, Agra

St. Paul's Cathedral Mission College

Wilson College, Mumbai

Women's Christian College, Kolkata

CMS College Kottayam

Malabar Christian College

Scott Christian College

Amal Jyothi College of Engineering Kanjirappally

Amala Institute of Medical Sciences

Assumption College, Changanasserry

Bharata Mata College

Bishop Agniswamy College of Education

Christ College, Irinjalakuda

Christ Junior College

De Paul Institute of Science & Technology

Devagiri College, Kozhikode

Divyadaan: Salesian Institute of Philosophy, Nashik

DMI College of Engineering

Don Bosco Community College, Dindigul

Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Father Muller Medical College

Fatima Mata National College

Holy Cross College, Agartala

Holy Cross College, Tiruchirapalli

Idhaya Engineering College for Women

St. Joseph's College, Irinjalakuda

Jesus and Mary College

Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute

Jyothi Engineering College, Cheruthuruthy, Thrissur

Little Flower College

Little Flower Junior College

Loreto College, Kolkata

Malankara Catholic College, Mariagiri

Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical College, Kolenchery

Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies, Tiruvalla

Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology

Mar Baselios Institute of Technology, Anchal

Mar Ivanios College

Marian College Kuttikkanam

Marian Engineering College

Mary Matha Arts & Science College

Morning Star College

Mount Carmel College, Bangalore

Newman College, Thodupuzha

Nirmala College

Nirmala College for Women

Nirmalagiri college, Kuthuparamba

Patrician College

Pope John Paul II College of Education

Prajyothi Niketan College

Pushpagiri Medical College

Sacred Heart College Chalakudy

Sacred Heart College, Thevara

Sacred Heart HSS Thiruvambady

Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology

St. Agnes PU College, Mangalore

St. Albert's College

St. Andrew’s College of Arts, Science and Commerce

St. Dominic's College

St. Mary's College, Thrissur

St. Mary's Higher Secondary School, Pattom, Trivandrum

St. Teresa's College

St. Thomas College, Thrissur

Salesian College, Darjeeling

Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Trivandrum

Sophia College for Women

St Claret College, Ziro

St Francis College for Women

St John's College, Anchal

St. Aloysius College, Thrissur

St. Berchmans College

St. Francis Institute of Management and Research

St. John's Medical College

St. Joseph's College for Women, Alappuzha

St. Joseph's College of Engineering and Technology, Palai

St. Joseph's College, Moolamattom

St. Pius X College, Rajapuram

St. Thomas College, Palai

St. Xavier's College of Engineering

Stella Maris College, Chennai

Stella Matutina College of Education

Vimal Jyothi Engineering College

Vimala College

Viswajyothi College of Engineering and Technology

Xavier Institute of Social Service

Andhra Loyola College

Andhra Loyola Institute of Engineering and Technology

Arul Anandar College, Karumathur

Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth

Loyola College of Education, Chennai

Loyola College of Social Sciences

Loyola College, Chennai

Loyola College, Mettala

Loyola Degree College, Manvi

Loyola Institute of Business Administration

Loyola Institute of Technology and Science, Thovalai

Loyola Technical Institute, Madurai

Loyola-ICAM College of Engineering and Technology

North Bengal St. Xavier's College

St. Aloysius College (Mangalore)

St. Joseph's College of Commerce

St. Joseph's College, Bangalore

St Joseph's College, Darjeeling

St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli

St. Joseph's Institute of Management

Saint Paul's College, Goa

St. Xavier's College, Mumbai

St. Xavier's College, Ranchi

St. Xavier's Technical Institute

St. Joseph's College, Hassan

St. Joseph's Evening College, Bangalore

St. Joseph's Institute of Management, Bangalore

St. Vincent College of Commerce

St. Xavier's College of Education

St. Xavier's College, Burdwan

St. Xavier's College, Dumka

St. Xavier's College, Kolkata

St. Xavier's College, Nevta

St. Xavier's College, Palayamkottai

St. Xavier's College, Patna

St. Xavier's College, Simdega

St. Xavier's College, Thumba

St. Xavier's Institute of Education

St. Xaviers College, Jaipur

Xavier Institute of Business Administration

Xavier Institute of Development Action and Studies

Xavier Institute of Engineering

Xavier Institute of Management & Research

Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar

Xavier University, Bhubaneswar

XLRI - Xavier School of Management

Alphonsa College Thiruvambady

Baselios Poulose Second College

Berchmans Institute of Management Studies

Bishop Heber College

Bishop Moore College

BPC College Piravom

Catholicate College Pathanamthitta

Christian Medical College & Hospital

Church Missionary Society College High School

CSI College of Engineering

CSI Institute of Technology

Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering

Henry Baker College

Higher and Technical Institute of Mizoram

Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore

Kodaikanal Christian College

Mar Athanasius College of Engineering

Mar Gregorios College Punnapra

Mar Theophilos Training College, Trivandrum

Mar Thoma College

Mount Zion College of Engineering and Technology

Navajyothi College Kannikkalam

Nesamony Memorial Christian College

Pazhassi Raja College, Pulpally, Bathery

Albertian Institute of Management

Sarah Tucker College

Sathyabama University

Senate of Serampore College (University)

St. Thomas College of Teacher Education, Pala

St. Thomas College, Kozhencherry

St. Vincent D E Paul Degree College

Voorhees College (India)

Women's Christian College, Chennai

Christian Medical College, Ludhiana

Martin Luther Christian University

School of Law, Christ University

List of Jesuit educational institutions

The Jesuits (Society of Jesus) in the Catholic church have founded and manage a number of institutions, including the 380 secondary schools and 190 colleges and universities listed here.

Some of these universities are in the United States where they are organized as the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. In Latin America they are organized in the Association of Universities Entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America.

List of institutions of higher education in Odisha

A list of notable institutions of higher education in Odisha.

List of private universities in India

The higher education system in India include both private and public universities. Public universities are supported by the Government of India and the state governments, while private universities are mostly supported by various bodies and societies. Universities in India are recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), which draws its power from the University Grants Commission Act, 1956. In addition, 15 Professional Councils are established, controlling different aspects of accreditation and coordination. Private universities in India are regulated under the UGC (Establishment and Maintenance of Standards in Private Universities) Regulations, 2003. Per the UGC act and these regulations, private universities are established by an act of a local legislative assembly and listed by the UGC in the Gazette upon receiving the act. As confirmed by ruling of the Supreme Court of India, recognition by the UGC is required for the university to operate. Also per the 2003 regulations, the UGC sends committees to inspect the private universities and publishes their inspection report.

The UGC publishes and regularly updates the lists of private universities. As of 20 December 2018, the UGC list of private universities lists 325 universities, although as of February 2019 only 324 are actually established. The earliest date of notification is that of Sikkim Manipal University, 11 October 1995. The earliest inspection report is that of Nirma University of Science and Technology, from 15 May 2004. Private universities were established in 24 of the 29 states of India and in none of the union territories.

Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act of 1956 also grants the UGC the right to "allocate and disburse, out of the Fund of the Commission, grants to Universities..." As such, the UGC may declare a private university as "Included under 12(B) f the UGC Act, 1956". Updates to these declarations are done in meetings of the UGC and published in the minutes. The latest list, published by the UGC in October 2018, lists 6 private universities as Included under 12(B).Other types of universities controlled by the UGC include:

Central universities, or Union universities are established by Act of Parliament and are under the purview of the Department of Higher Education in the Union Human Resource Development Ministry.

State universities are run by the state government of each of the states and territories of India, and are usually established by a local legislative assembly act.

Deemed university, or "Deemed-to-be-University", is a status of autonomy granted by the Department of Higher Education on the advice of the UGC, under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956.Apart from the above universities, other institutions are granted the permission to autonomously award degrees. These institutes do not affiliate colleges and are not officially called "universities" but "autonomous organizations" or "autonomous institutes". They fall under the administrative control of the Department of Higher Education. These organizations include the Indian Institutes of Technology, the National Institutes of Technology, the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, the Indian Institutes of Management (though these award diplomas, not degrees) and other autonomous institutes.


Odisha (, ; Odia: ଓଡ଼ିଶା, pronounced [oɽɪˈsaː] (listen); formerly known as Orissa) is one of the 29 states of India. Located in eastern India, it is surrounded by the states of West Bengal to the north-east, Jharkhand to the north, Chhattisgarh to the west and north-west, and Andhra Pradesh to the south. Odisha has 485 kilometres (301 mi) of coastline along the Bay of Bengal on its east, from Balasore to Ganjam. It is the 9th largest state by area, and the 11th largest by population. The state also has the third largest population of Scheduled Tribes in India. Odia is the official and most widely spoken language, spoken by 36.6 million according to the 2016 Census.The ancient kingdom of Kalinga, which was invaded by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka in 261 BCE resulting in the Kalinga War, coincides with the borders of modern-day Odisha. The modern state of Odisha was established on 1 April 1936, as a province in British India, and consisted predominantly of Odia-speaking regions. 1 April is celebrated as Odisha Day (Utkala Dibasa). The region is also known as Utkala and is mentioned in India's national anthem, "Jana Gana Mana". Cuttack was made the capital of the region by Anantavarman Chodaganga in c. 1135, after which the city was used as the capital by many rulers, through the British era until 1948. Thereafter, Bhubaneswar became the capital of Odisha.

Public policy school

Public policy schools are typically university programs which teach students policy analysis, policy studies, public policy, political economy, urban planning, public administration, public affairs, and public management. Public policy schools typically train students in two streams. The more practical stream treats the master's degree as a terminal degree, which trains students to work as policy analysts in governments, think tanks and consulting firms. A more theoretical stream aims to train students who are aiming to go on to complete doctoral studies (e.g., a PhD), with the goal of becoming professors of public policy or researchers.

Public policy schools offer a wide range of public policy degrees. At the undergraduate level, universities offer the bachelor of arts with a major in public policy or policy studies. These undergrad degrees are typically offered by a university's public administration or political science faculties. Master of Public Policy (MPP), the Master of Public Administration (MPA), the Master of Public Affairs (MPAff), the Master of Public Service (MPS), the Master of Urban Planning (MUP), and the Master of International Affairs (MIA). Schools with an international and interdisciplinary focus award the Master of Arts in International Policy Studies. Some schools also offer executive master's degrees in the same topics for mid-career individuals. Doctoral degrees include PhDs in public policy, policy studies, and public administration, as well as the Doctor of Public Administration (DPA). Some schools offer relatively short-duration certificate programs aimed at working policy analysts, government managers and public executives.

In North America, students typically pursue a graduate public policy degree after having completed an undergraduate degree, either in a public administration or political science field. Some programs admit students with any undergraduate degree; however, students without a background in public administration or political science may be required to do qualifying courses in these areas. Some universities allow students to complete both degrees concurrently. North American public policy programs are generally located in an autonomous graduate or professional school within a larger university.

Rural management

Rural management is the study of planning, organising, directing, and controlling of rural area, co-operatives, agribusiness and allied fields. It merges the knowledge of management studies and applying it in the rural context. Most of the courses are designed in such a way that the concepts taught in the class is applied in the real life through training in the rural areas through case-studies and interaction with the rural people

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St. Xavier's College, Mumbai

St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, (informally Xavier's) is a college affiliated with the University of Mumbai offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Arts, Science, Commerce and Management. Xavier's was the first college to be granted autonomy by the University of Mumbai in 2010. In 2006, St. Xavier's was awarded 'A+' grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).The college is named after Francis Xavier, the 16th-century Spanish Jesuit saint. Its campus in South Mumbai is built in the Indo-Gothic style of architecture, and recognized as a heritage structure. Founded by German Jesuits in 1869, Xavier's developed rapidly from 1884 to 1914. The imprisonment of German Jesuit priests during the First World War (1914–1918) led to a dislocation of the administration, which was mitigated by the appointment of other European Jesuits. While it began as an arts college, by the 1920s science departments were established. The college was greatly expanded in the 1930s.

The college is now run by Indian Jesuits, with a distinct focus on affirmative action for minority students. It offers undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Arts, Science, Business, Commerce or Public Policy. It has spawned several research institutions within its campus including the Blatter Herbarium, and is known for its inter-collegiate youth festival 'Malhar'.

Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar

Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) is a business school located in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the eastern Indian state of Odisha. It is governed by the Government of India, the Government of Odisha, and the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). The school was founded in 1987 under what the parties called a 'social contract' between the Government of Odisha and the Jesuits in Odisha. The institute is known to carry out research and development activities regularly in collaboration with government departments in the state. It is also the Centre of Excellence in Fiscal Policy and Taxation (CEFT) set up by the state government. Admission is through the XAT, GMAT and CAT examinations.

Xavier University (disambiguation)

The name Xavier University may refer to the following educational institutions:

Xavier University, in Cincinnati, Ohio

Xavier University of Louisiana, in New Orleans

Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, in Odisha, India

Xavier University School of Medicine, in Oranjestad, Aruba

St. Francis Xavier University, in Canada

X-Mansion, a fictional school in X-Men founded by Charles Francis Xavier.

Xavier University Bhubaneswar

Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB)(Odia: ଜାଭିୟର୍ ବିଶ୍ଵବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ, ଭୁବନେଶ୍ଵର)is a Private Jesuit University in Nijigada, Kurki, in Puri District in the Indian state of Odisha.

XUB is a private Jesuit self-financing institution. Established in 2013 under the Xavier University Act of the Government of Odisha, it carries the 30-year legacy of the Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar. With the establishment of the University, the longstanding PGDM Programs of XIMB - Business Management and Rural Management - and the more recent PGDM in Human Resource Management, are now housed in separate Schools of XUB - XIMB, the Xavier School of Rural Management (XSRM) and the Xavier School of HRM (XAHR). These three are the flagship Schools of XUB.

XUB has set up other Schools in Urban Management, Sustainability, Commerce, Communication, Law, Computer Science and Economics.

Universities in Odisha
State universities
Central universities
Private universities
Deemed universities
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Jesuit Colleges in India

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