Recent Events

Maria Philip Debate Competition


Date- October 8
Place - XIME campus


The Maria Philip Debate Competition, an annual tradition at XIME was held with great vigour and enthusiasm on 8th October, 2012. This inter B-School debate competition is held in memory of Maria Philip, daughter of the President, Prof. J Philip, with teams from eminent B-Schools in Karnataka like IIM Bangalore, TAPMI, Mount Carmel among others. Participants were judged by a panel of judges with Ms. Chitra Talwar, former V.P., International Sales, PEPSICO as the chairperson. The chief guest for the occasion was Mr. S. Chandrasekhar, M.D., Bhoruka Power Corporation Limited and former Chairman of CII-Karnataka.Each team consisted of two members who were asked to speak both for and against the topic : “Should India focus on being a superpower or a developed nation?”.

Participants put forth various facts such as rampant malnutrition, lack of access to basic facilities like electricity and health care, the below poverty line status of a large proportion of the country’s population. All of these questioned India’s quest to attain the status of a superpower, in view of the fact that fundamental developmental requirements are yet to be met by the country. Three key areas of agriculture, tourism and demographic dividend were identified which could be used to overcome the gaps in proper development of the nation. However, there were other viewpoints that elaborated upon the various reasons due to which India should concentrate on becoming a superpower. These mainly involved the country’s military, large sized economy and demographic dividend.

The panel of judges awarded the first prize to T.A. Pai Management Institute, while the participants from IIM Bangalore were declared runners up for the competition. The debate was interesting and informative, and one which prompted every member in the audience section to think about his/her role in contributing towards the development of the nation, whether to achieve a developed nation status or to become a superpower.

Walkathon 2012


Date- September 9, 2012 (9.00am)
Place - XIME campus


Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME) in association with Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals, Ramakrishna Healthcare & Trauma Centre and Electronics City Industries Association (ELCIA), organized a Walkathon on, Sunday 9th of September 2012 at Electronics City. The event was flagged off by Prof J Philip, President XIME and Former Director IIM-B, Mr. Babu Rangaswamy, President ELCIA Trust and Business Head, HP and Ms. Shweta Premnath of Ramakrishna Hospitals.

The Walkathon, which comprised of two events, a five km walk and ten km run, was flagged off by the chief guests from the XIME campus at 9.00am. More than six hundred and fifty participants, including academicians, professionals, staff and students from other B-schools participated in the event. The event was organized by the social wing of XIME called XSEED. The aim of the walkathon was to raise funds for health check up of Government school children of Electronics city area. With active support from leading hospital chains such as Narayana Hrudayalaya and Ramakrishna Hospitals, the proceeds from the event will be used to provide free health check-up to 4099 students belonging to 14 different local government schools located in the vicinity of Electronics City.

INTERCLUB DEBATE COMPETITION AT XIME


Date- September 4, 2012
Place - XIME campus


All the students’ clubs in XIME came together to organize a debate competition on the 4th of September, 2012. Two participants were chosen by each club to represent them. The topic of the debate was “Should Government control social media in the light of the recent North East fiasco.” There was a lot of quality debating undertaken by the participants. The marketing and operations club shared the first prize. They were declared joint winners of the debate competition. Debesh Rath and Nidhi Shah represented the marketing club while Rahul Tholath Mathew and Aditya Pandey represented the operations club. The enthusiasm by the students along with the encouragement given to debate competitions by the faculty made the event a success.

Guest Lecture Series


Date- August 24, 2012
Place - XIME campus


‘In life, it’s not very difficult to get what you want. But it’s difficult to know what you want’ These were the opening words of Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, IBM HR (India, S.E Asia), who visited XIME on 24th August, 2012 and spoke to the students at length. The main message communicated to the students was the prevalent scenario in the market about new jobs and hiring techniques. The tips on getting hired were taken in with lots of gusto by the students. The advice of not running after brands, building up entrepreneur abilities, going after the content of the job rather than the pay scale, building in depth knowledge about subjects and honing the presentation skills were touched upon in great detail.

Further, the challenges of doing nitty gritty work successfully, reinvesting in our own merit to sharpen it further and the ability to differentiate between temporary success and innovation were elaborated. The lecture ended with a general description of the procedure of hiring and the impact of the falling economic stances of the country on various organizations, resulting in decrease in robustness with which MBA students were hired earlier. It was a very informative lecture for the students of XIME about the prevalent trends in the global market.

Flag hoisting ceremony and Anshul Choudhary memorial music competition


Date- August 15, 2012 (9.30am)
Place - XIME main campus


The 65th independence day of the country was celebrated with full vigor at XIME on August 15, 2012. The ceremony began at 9.30 am, when Prof J Philip, President, XIME hoisted the tricolor in the presence of all faculty members and students. It was followed by inspirational and patriotic speeches by student representatives. As part of XIME's noble traditions scholarships amounting to Rupees four lakhs were awarded to four students. A cash award of Rupees twenty thousand was awarded to Ms. Shilpa Subramanian as she scored the highest CGPA in the first year. After a thought provoking speech by the President, the Anshul Choudhary Memorial singing competition was held in the auditorium. Shagun Segan of batch 18 secured first place in Indian music category and Shivani Gokhale of batch 18 got the first prize in Western music category. The competition was judged by Ms. Maya Sara John, Mr. Burzeen Vakil, Mr. Edmund Sundar and Mr. Junior Bay from Congo.

MOU with Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade ( SIFT)


The Maria Philip Debate Competition on the topic ‘The current anti corruption movement led by Anna Hazare and supporters will deliver the country from corruption’was held on the 1st of October, 2011, in Chennai at MSSW. which is the alma mater of the late Ms Maria Philip, daughter of Prof J.Philip. The year 2011 marks the 25th year of Maria’s death and to commemorate her memory, the debate competition extended to the entire of South India. Over 80 top B-Schools from the States of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu engaged in fiery debates battling to the top.

The runners up of the competition were T. A. Pai Management Institute, while the winners were Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship.


Prof J Philip conferred the AIMA Kewal Nohria Award


Professor J Philip, President, XIME Bangalore was awarded the AIMA Kewal Nohria Award for Academic Leadership in Management Education 2011 on 14 September by All-India Management Association during its 16th Convocation in New Delhi. 

Prof. Philip received the award from Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Member, Planning Commission, in the presence of Mr. Gautam Thapar, President AIMA and Ms. Rekha Sethi, Director General, AIMA. Prof Philip was also felicitated in an exclusive ceremony hosted by the XIME family in honour of the recognition bestowed on him.


MOU with Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade ( SIFT)


The Maria Philip Debate Competition on the topic ‘The current anti corruption movement led by Anna Hazare and supporters will deliver the country from corruption’was held on the 1st of October, 2011, in Chennai at MSSW. which is the alma mater of the late Ms Maria Philip, daughter of Prof J.Philip. The year 2011 marks the 25th year of Maria’s death and to commemorate her memory, the debate competition extended to the entire of South India. Over 80 top B-Schools from the States of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu engaged in fiery debates battling to the top.

The runners up of the competition were T. A. Pai Management Institute, while the winners were Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship.


Curriculum Review Workshop at XIME :


XIME organized a Comprehensive workshop for Curriculum review, at its campus in Electronics City on Saturday 3 September 2011. The objective of the meet was to ensure that the curriculum is integrated, contemporary, globally-oriented and aligned to industry requirements. The workshop was a meeting of experienced Academicians from different institutes, including IIM Bangalore, Experts from leading corporates, XIME alumni, Board members of XIME, Faculty Members and Student representatives. A team of 70 reviewers participated in the extensive brainstorming exercise and came up with recommendations and reviews on the curriculum.


Blood Donation Drive at the XIME Campus


"Donate Blood, Save Life" – this was the slogan chanted at every corner of the XIME Campus during the month of October, finally culminating with the blood donation drive on the 20th October, 2011. The event has become part of the XIME-ean tradition, carried out every year at the initiative of XSEED Club, which is XIME's social activists' wing, that strives to make the world a better place. Everyone including the Faculty, Students as well as the Administrative staff of XIME took part in this drive and made it extremely gratifying as well as a big success.


Visit to Sisters of the Poor by the XIME students


The social activity club of XIME, XSEED, organised a visit to one of the old age homes in Bangalore, Sisters of the Poor. Students from batches PGDM-16 and PGDM-17 participated. The visit was a great experience for the students and instilled in them a feeling of giving back to society which is absent in modern day managers.


Webinar on Bringing Passion into the Workplace


The HR students of batch 16 attended a webinar conducted by Mr. Elango R. the Chief HR Officer, Mp hasiS on bringing Passion into the workplace. Confronting the fact that one is not usually employed in pursuit of one's passions, Mr. Elango talked about creating the connection with one's passions and one's job. During the two hour address, the modes of contribution by HR in facilitating the change were discussed. Important issues like recognizing the need in introverts and building the required framework for them were touched upon.


Industrial Visits


Industrial visits were organized for the PGDM students, to launch them into the corporate and the business world. Some of the companies and factories visited were, Times of India Printing Press, British Oxygen Company, Ultra Filter Private Limited and the Buhler Group, amongst the many.


Viva Voce Conducted for Batch 16 students


Following the extensive summer project of the students, a viva voce was conducted in September. The project presentations were judged by internal and external faculty. The external faculty were Professor Ashwathnarayana Shastry, Mr. D.T. Devare (HR), Professor Vasant M. Cavale and Professor Krishnaswamy (Marketing), Mr. Dennis Rajakumar and Professor K.L.S.N Rao (Finance)


Regional Level competition for National Business Olympiad


iInteract Learning Solutions, the partner of IIM Ahmedabad in conducting the annual National Business Olympiad organized, on request, the regional level contest for XIME students. Two teams from XIME were selected to represent the college at the finals – consisting Sree Murugan, Theagarajan Thanikachalam and Vivek Arjun, and Manivel, Anita Bhoopal and Ram Babu Jami. The finals are scheduled between 25 and 27th November 2011.

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