The personal impulse was fulfilment of a promise that a loving father had made to his daughter who for her part had dared to dream of a model management school for India’s youth arising from their joint effort, but did not live to see it happen. The daughter was Maria Philip, a young university student of exceptional talent and profound idealism and the father was Prof. J. Philip who had made his mark in the field of management education as Director of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore from 1985 to 1991. Five years after Maria died in a tragic accident, he led a group of kindred spirits in founding a school such as envisioned by his late daughter.
It was that band of experienced professionals who embodied the entrepreneurial spirit – unpretentious but robust – behind the founding of XIME. They included academics, professionals and high minded servants of the Catholic Church.
XIME, its staff and the students salute their vision and commitment in bringing up the institution from its modest origins, to what is a today a model school for India's rising youth and a force to reckon with on the B school map of India.
In an environment which is perceived as 'Elitist', XIME will harness the power of technology, innovation and excellent human resources, to provide its students with 'world class' business education programmes which are affordable, imaginative and relevant to the Indian business environment and ethos. Recognizing that ethics and values are so essential for good business practice, XIME would strive to inculcate these concerns in its management graduates.
XIME's faculty is key to its search for excellence and their development is essential for maintaining the highest standards. XIME would ensure this through adequate and relevant research, consulting and training in their areas of specializations.
XIME would work towards being counted among the first twenty management schools in the country