OdishaLIVE Bureau

Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB) is celebrating 30 years of nurturing talent in the field of academics and business and to the society at large. This celebration aims to bring together alumni from diversified realms of business and to create an insightful blend of ideas, which will make the next leg of the journey even better.
The institute inaugurated a two day Business Excellence Summit on 22nd of September at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, in the presence of twenty six distinguished alumni of the college spanning across 30 years.
This was to initiate an opportunity to interact, celebrate, discuss, reflect and collaborate. The central theme of the event is, ‘Building the vision for XIMB at 40 in accordance with the VUCA world’. This event will be a great opportunity for the institute to celebrate its past, acknowledge the present, and share the collective vision with renewed enthusiasm.
Some of the notable alumni gracing the event with their presence belong to a host of domains like Automobile, Software Technology, Banking and Finance, Health & Pharma, Processed Food, Consumer Durables, Telecom, Research and Education etc.
The summit commenced with Father Augustine delivering the welcome address. He spoke about how XIMB came into being 30 years ago and about the achievements of the college and the students. He mentioned how reflecting and building a vision acts as a roadmap for the future.
Further, the Dean of XIMB, Dr. Subhajyoti Ray introduced the alumni to the audience and felicitated them. Vice Chancellor and Director of Xavier University, Dr. Paul Fernandes, concluded the inauguration ceremony by delivering a speech on excellence and universal education.
The moderators for the panel discussions scheduled for the next day, introduced their respective topics and expressed their expectations from the panel. There was a discussion on overcoming present challenges and to chalk out a strategy for taking business education to further the greater cause.
There were talks on Entrepreneurship, Industry-Academy interface, leadership, about how leaders not just deliver significant results but also inspire and impact other people.
The event concluded with the gala cultural program performed by the students of the institute.