Xavier Institute of Social Service

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Xavier Institute of Social Service
जेवियर समाज सेवा संस्थान
Seal of Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi.jpg
Motto leaven in the dough
Type Private Business school
Research Coeducational
Established 1955; 62 years ago (1955)
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Director Dr. (Fr.) Alexius Ekka, S.J.[1]
Academic staff
Total: 58[2][3]
(44 full-time)
Postgraduates 660
Location Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
23°21′36″N 85°19′12″E / 23.36000°N 85.32000°E / 23.36000; 85.32000Coordinates: 23°21′36″N 85°19′12″E / 23.36000°N 85.32000°E / 23.36000; 85.32000
Campus Urban
Nickname XISS
Website www.xiss.ac.in
Xavier Institute of Social Service Logotype.png

Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS) (Hindi: जेवियर समाज सेवा संस्थान (एक्सआईएसएस)) is a Jesuit-run business school in Ranchi, India. It was established as an extension department of St. Xavier's College, Ranchi, in 1955 by Fr. Michael A. Windey, S.J. with the objective of training young men and women in Rural Development, Personnel Management and Industrial Relations.[4] In 1963, Fr. Micheal Van Den Bogaert, S.J. was appointed as the director of XISS and rendered his service to the institute for 23 years.[5] In 1973 the institute was registered as a separate educational society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. In 1978, it moved to its present site.[6]

XISS is governed by a governing body headed by a chairman from the Ranchi Jesuit Society. The governing body is supported by an academic advisory council of senior faculty and directors.[7] XISS has consistently been rated as one of the best business schools in India.[citation needed] The institution is also featured among the top 10 institutions offering MBA-HR in India.[1]

History[edit]

Xavier Institute of Social Service was established in 1955 as a center for social service at St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi. It was named after the Jesuit Saint Francis Xavier for his missionary work in India. XISS was established with the mission to develop human resources for various sectors such as industries, business, rural development, health care etc. in the Chota Nagpur region. Both the founding director Fr. Michael Windey and his successor Fr. Bogeart were Belgian Jesuit missionaries who contributed significantly to the Jesuit mission in India from their youth. Fr. Windey established the Village Reconstruction Organisation (VRO) in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh after having officially ended his career as a professor and teacher in 1971, to fully give himself to the poor helping them in the reconstruction of villages due to natural disasters.[8]

In the early 1970s, Fr. Bogeart made an extensive tour of the rural areas of Chotanagpur meeting with tribal youth and established the Vikas Maitri to assist the tribal youth financially in their higher studies. This organization is active to date in the rural areas of Chotanagpur. Influenced by the welfare works at Ranchi, he started PG diploma in Rural Development in 1974. In 1986, Fr. Bogaert joined the team of Jesuits assigned to start Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. He also started the Xavier Institute of Development Action and Studies (XIDAS) in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh in 1995. Hence XISS gave him his own agenda of doing something special for rural development in all these places.[9]

Admission[edit]

Candidates are required to apply separately to the institute with their required course preferences as soon as the registration process for admission begins, which will be mentioned on the college website. Applications can be submitted online. XISS requires applicants to obtain the adequate cut-off score (as set by the institute) in one of the tests approved by the institute like the XAT conducted by XLRI[10] or CAT conducted by IIMs[11] or CMAT conducted by AICTE.[12] The cut-off scores may vary for different exams. The candidates obtaining the cut-off score will be shortlisted for the subsequent Group Discussion-Personal Interview (GD-PI) held across various places in India. Based on their performance in both the test and (GD-PI) the institute releases the list of the selected candidates on its website.[13]

Academic Programmes[edit]

Currently, XISS offers the following diploma and certificate programmes:

Social Service Field Work[edit]

Social Service Field Work is a compulsory task for all first year students of PGDM-HRM and PGDM-IT in XISS and they voluntarily keep themselves engaged in their first year course with the reputed humanitarian organizations in Ranchi.[20][21] The students visit their respective field work centres on their own, on various days in a week to carry out social initiatives and service.[22][23]

The students of rural management are also involved in rural camps and field trips which help them in understanding the rural society in a better way along with providing them with adequate exposure to the complexities of rural life.[24] The institute has collaborated with UNICEF to launch a Knowledge Management Resource Centre (KMRC) with a view to build a knowledge base for women and children-related issues in Jharkhand.[25]

Infrastructure[edit]

Xavier Institute of Social Service

XISS is situated in the heart of Ranchi. The Institute provides hostel facility to 100 female students. Since 2014, the institute has started providing boys hostel facilities, however there are limited seats which are offered based on availability. The Institute has classrooms with all modern teaching aids. There are separate common rooms for boys and girls, cafeteria and refectory, staff room, seminar rooms, conference halls, staff lounge and a well furnished air-conditioned auditorium with a seating capacity of 300 persons.[26]

The Institute has a very well stocked library containing over 34,000 volumes of books, journals, encyclopedias, almanacs and magazines. It subscribes to more than 150 periodicals and journals. The faculty and students can access over 150 online international journals which are available through institutional subscription.

The Institute has a state-of-the-art computer lab that hosts over 210 terminals with necessary hardware support in synchronization with the needs. The Wi-Fi enabled campus sets the tone for 24x7 global connectivity. From July 2006, Institute has allotted laptops to every faculty member.

Student Activities[edit]

The institute has a Cultural and Sports Committee (CASC) with a representative in each class for organizing events and cultural activities.[27] Student clubs include EMBARK which hosts interdepartmental, inter-college competitions and PHONiX which organizes management games, business quizzes, paper presentations, guest lectures and other knowledge sharing activities with the students.[28]

Panache[edit]

Panache is the annual cultural & management fest held by the institute at its premises usually in the month of February.[29] It comprises various competitions and events in which students of all the colleges of the city can participate. It consists of outdoor events, cultural events and the battle of the bands in which bands of various colleges and educational institutes of the city participate. The two most popular outdoor games include cross roads, which is based on the format of famous reality show Roadies and thesaurus, which is a treasure hunting game in which the participants have to move across the city finding clues and connecting the missing links. Other events include Finquiz, rangoli, face painting, corporate round 2, politico mania, business quiz, collage making, Business Baazigar, curtain call, Singing Competition and Film festival. The final day includes a Fashion Show, Ramp walk and a DJ night for the students with a performance by a guest band.[30][31]

Alumni[edit]

The institute is known in the corporate world for its Post Graduate program in Human Resource Management with leading multinationals and Indian companies coming for campus interviews. The alumni of the institute work in Global Holding Corporation, IBM, Punj Lloyd, Honda Motors, Ceat, Tata AIA Life, Jindal Steel, Kotak Life, GE, Pepsi, Coke, Cisco, TCS, Alstom, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ICICI Bank, ICICI Prudential Life, Ernst and Young, Nomura, Nestle, Citibank, DELL, Infosys, Wipro etc.[32]

XISS Post Graduate course in Rural Development (PGDRD) course is well known in the sector. Over fifty years, the alumni of XISS have spread their roots not only in India but across the globe. The alumni network, with its reach and power, make it one of the Institute’s valued assets.[33]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Ekka, Alex (January–March 2009). "The Pioneer of Village Reconstruction Organization: Fr. Michael A Windey SJ". Jharkhand Journal of Development and Management Studies. 7, No. 1, (26). Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
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  12. ^ "CMAT-AICTE". AICTE 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
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  20. ^ Bibhas Biswas & Alakananda Bhattacharjee (16 April 2013). "Social Service Field Work (A social initiative of Human Resource Management, XISS)" (PDF). Department of Human Resource Management, XISS RANCHI. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 20, 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "XISS: PGDM (Information Technology) Course". XISS Ranchi. Archived from the original on April 8, 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  22. ^ SAHULIYAR, ARTI S. (13 November 2014). "Clean campus pledge - Swachh Bal Sansad to fulfil PM's mission". The Telegraph, Calcutta, India. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  23. ^ Kislaya, Kelly (5 September 2013). "Ranchi students teach slum kids". Ranchi: Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Times News Network. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  24. ^ "PGDM (RM) Course". XISS Ranchi. Archived from the original on April 8, 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  25. ^ Kislaya, Kelly (28 November 2011). "UNICEF, XISS ink deal for knowledge management centre". Ranchi: Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Times News Network. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  26. ^ "XISS:Infrastructure". XISS Ranchi. Archived from the original on March 26, 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  27. ^ "Student's Club". XISS. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  28. ^ "XISS EMBARK". XISS. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  29. ^ "Panache 2015 to start on February 18". The Times Of India. Times News Network. Feb 9, 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  30. ^ "2-day Panache fest to start today". The Pioneer. The Pioneer. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
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  33. ^ "XISS Alumni". XISS Ranchi. Archived from the original on April 8, 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 

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