Dr. Suresh Ghai Memorial Award


The President Prof J Philip received the Prestigious Dr. Suresh Ghai Memorial Award for OutstandingManagement Education leadership by the Higher Education Forum (HEF), at Indian School of Design and Innovation [ISDI], Mumbai on September 3rd 2016.N2016ews

Madras Management Association- Best Manager Award


The Madras Management Association conducted competitions in business plan, paper presentation, debate, business quiz and best manager event on the 29th and 30th of September 2016 at Chennai. The theme of the event was ‘Perspectives in Leadership’. It had participants from all the premier B Schools like IIM-Ahmedabad, IIM-Ranchi etc. Three students from XIMEreached the final round in this event and  Nicolette Francis of batch 21 grabbed ‘The Best manager’ award and won a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000. The runner up was MsJagruti, IIM Ranchi. The Best manager involved several rounds of contests which included an online quiz, an essay, a telephonic interview, group discussion, psychometric test, video interpretation and general questions.

Inaugural Function of Batch 1 of XIME Chennai


The Inauguration of the First batch of PGDM programme of Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship (XIME) Chennai Campus was held on 25th June 2017.  Mr. B Santhanam, President & MD, South Asia, Saint Gobain India Private Limited was the Chief Guest and Prof. Jean-Pierre Helfer, Former Dean, Paris-Sorbonne Business School & Dr. J. Alexander IAS (Retd.), Chairman of XIME Kochi & Former Chief Secretary of Karnataka were the Guests of Honour.

Mr. P. C. Cyriac IAS (Retd.) Chairman, XIME Chennai & Former Additional Chief Secretary Government of Tamil Nadu, welcomed the gathering and looked back on the cherished journey undertaken by XIME to start its Chennai campus.

Prof. J. Philip, Founder and President, XIME, said the opening of the Chennai Campus of XIME, the third after Bengaluru and Kochi, is a dream come true for him. The first batch in Bengaluru had commenced in 1995 and the First batch of Kochi campus had commenced in 2013. In continuation of the cultural and gender diversity of the other two campuses, the first batch of XIME Chennai is composed of 59 students from over 12 states, of which 20 students are girls.

Prof J Philip said that since Oragadam is a manufacturing hub, also dubbed as the Detroit of India, the focus of XIME Chennai will be on Manufacturing Analytics, Operations, Logistics & Supply Chain Management. “We hope to make a significant contribution to the ‘Make in India’ movement.

The Chief Guest Mr. B. Santhanam during his inaugural address said that the world of work has changed and today’s business school students need to be collaborative, creative, connected and driven by conscience. He added that businesses can no longer operate on the age-old adage espoused by economist Milton Friedman, that the only social responsibility of businesses is to make profits for their stakeholders. “If you asked someone a few years ago, what is the most important characteristic that you must possess, in order to succeed in business, most would have said that to be competitive is at the heart of being successful,” he said. However, being narrowly competitive no longer guarantees success. The ability to collaborate is now an absolute necessity.

The last and the most important dimension of change is that the world is suddenly beginning to wake up to its conscience. Capitalism is now focused on building trust, compassion, collaboration and value creation. “The era of conscious capitalism has just begun,” he added.

Mr. Santhanam also proposed a framework to the students and faculty, which he called ‘i10 Leadership Traits’, drawn from success stories of many leaders, and if inculcated, will lead to increased impact. The framework, he explained, has 10 interrelated traits that contribute to effective leadership: intelligence, not analytical but emotional and social; information through knowledge, framework, linkages; insight into markets, customer and industry trends; imagination in envisioning the future and being unconstrained by resources; intensity through passion, drive and involvement; inspiration to be a visionary, role model and get others to commit; influence through persuasion, consensus, teamwork and collaboration; impact through clarity of communication, personality and connect with people; and independence by being autonomous, self-motivated, possessing edge and power balance.

Prof Jean-Pierre Helfer, former Dean, Paris-Sorbonne Business School, talked of three revolutions that are changing the face of business and will impact today’s management students. The first is the absolute necessity for companies to integrate CSR into their approach. Companies have also to be very agile. “The victorious companies are the ones that adapt, those who know how to innovate, how to change markets and those who know how to reinvent business models that lead them to blue oceans instead of staying in wild competition spaces,” he explained.

The second revolution, explained the professor, is that teachers of pure management are less important today. The managers of tomorrow, he says, need an openness towards the world, openness towards philosophy, art, geography. “Marketing remains useful, but sociology and psychology are essential. Finance cannot be ignored but the philosophy to better understand whom finance is serving, is a priority. Our students want theatre classes to learn how to behave on the business scene; they want courses on art and culture,” he elaborated.

Lastly, referring to the third revolution, Prof. Helfer said today, schools and universities can no longer live in a closed space of students and their families. The ecosystem is large, and there are a multitude of stakeholders to satisfy today, from international accreditation bodies that come to audit schools, to journalists who want to rank and compare B-schools.

Fr. George Sebastian, Director, XIME Chennai & Former Dean of XLRI gave the Vote of Thanks to end the formal function.

Post Union Budget Discussion - 2017


A Post Union Budget Discussion was organized on 4th February, 2017 in which all students, faculty and five eminent panellists participated. The panellists were:-

  • Dr. Abdul Aziz, Economist
  • Mr. M. S. R. Manjunatha, Director-Brickwork Ratings
  • Mr. Kunal Wadhwa, Partner-PWC, Indirect Taxes
  • Dr. Meenakshi Rajeev, Economist, ISEC
  • Mr. B. Sachin Kumar, CA, Consultant

Methodological Developments in Business Research - International Conference - XIME Kochi

TedxXIME Kochi



Ideas worth sharing is the spirit of TED. An Idea evolves when we embed it in our lives. When we do this, we embrace change and ultimately champion change. TEDxXIMEKochi aims to enable this by breaking conventions and making us rethink our realities. Only then shall we brace to alter ourselves and  our reality. Combat Resilience, Embrace and Champion Change



Prof. J. Philip, Felicitated as Doyen of Management Education


The Doyens – Guardians of Knowledge’ is an initiative of The Hindu Group to highlight the exemplary educationists in Karnataka who have endeavored to make education inclusive, promoted the cause of education and relentlessly worked to change the landscape of education. The efforts of these visionaries, pioneers and edu-preneurs have transformed higher education in Karnataka, and has shaped the course of education in India.


The Hindu Group felicitated Prof. J. Philip, President of XIME for his outstanding contribution to Management Education in an event organized on 26 March 2017 at Ritz Carlton, Bengaluru. Apart from building XIME into a world class institution of management, he has also contributed significantly to education as Dean of XLRI, Director of IIM Bangalore, Founding Member of several Key Association including Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), Association of BRICS Business Schools (ABBS), Indian Association of Autonomous Business Schools (IAABS). This award was a fitting recognition to his grand vision and relentless efforts to build outstanding institutions in India.


A Coffee table book “DOYENS” was released featuring the unusual success story of XIME. 

36th NIPM Annual National Conference


National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM) is going to host its 36th Annual National Conference - 2017 (NATCON 2017) at Chennai, Tamil Nadu on the theme 'HR Positioning in Current Disruptive Business Environment'. NIPM Annual National Conference is one of the India’s largest Human Resources Conferences, attracting leading HR and business professionals from India and abroad. The mega event will take place on 15 & 16 September, 2017 at Hotel Taj Coromandel, Chennai, hosted by NIPM Madras Chapter.

We have been chosen as the Principal Academic Partner of the Conference and this would be an excellent platform to showcase our Chennai Campus. The XIME Team comprising of Rev. Dr. George Sebastian, Director, XIME Chennai, Prof. Sam Placid, Dean (External Program), XIME Group and Dr. Selvam Jesiah, Dean(Academics), XIME Chennai handed over a cheque of Rs. 2 Lacs to Mr S. Rajappan, Chairman Madras Chapter, NATCON 2017 on the 22nd of July at the NIPM Monthly Meeting held at Hotel Savera International, Chennai to confirm our status as the Principal Academic Partner of NATCON 2017.

XIME Offers a New Specalization in Business Analytics


XIME Offers a New Specialization in Business Analytics

Business Analytics is an inter-disciplinary area encompassing statistics (Quantitative techniques), Information Technology (RDBMS, Data warehousing, data mining, Business Intelligence, Big data, Hadoop etc.) and Business Applications (functional areas of Management viz.; HRM, Finance, Marketing, Production & Operation Management).

There are many analytics tools built incorporating the above by various organizations. Some examples are SPSS, MS Excel (+ extensions), MS Power BI Desktop, Tableau, Hadoop, Hadoop tools like Hive, and programing languages with analytics libraries like Java, R, Python, SAS etc.

Just as the technologies of internet, E-commerce and Cloud have pervaded our everyday lives within such a short span, Business Analytics is going to play a pervasive role in the life of future managers. With data growing very big encompassing traditional databases, Excel based data, unstructured data like Emails, Facebook, videos, photos and chat messages on the web, new tools are required for mangers to analyze these data-spaces and find patterns to derive business intelligence (BI). This BI can be used for competitive advantage in various functional areas. This is already happening.  

We want to prepare our students by offering this Business Analytics specialization stream which consists of 7 elective courses, for job readiness and future readiness.



Sl No

Course Name


Introduction to Database Management (RDBMS,) Data ware-housing, and B.I [Business Intelligence].


Business Analytics using Excel / R / Python  (Multivariate Analysis, Multiple Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, Time Series Analysis, Forecasting, Bayesian Analysis. In depth use of EXCEL. Introduction to R)


Introduction to Big Data and Big Data Analytics, with Tools (Hadoop based tools, MS Power-BI, Tableau etc.,)



Application of BA in
4.1) Finance,
(4.2) HRM,
(4.3) Marketing and
(4.4) Production and Operations

(All these courses will run in parallel)


Adv. Stat Course Multi Regression, Factor Analysis, Principal Component Analysis,  Canonical Correlation, etc., using SAS/SPSS or any other  Statistical tool)


Data Mining: (Using EXCEL /SPSS /SAS /XLMINER/ Power BI or any other D/M package)

Partitioning data, Data Utilities (Sampling), Classification Affinity,

Prediction, Predictive modelling and analysis,  Time Series Analysis,

Data Reduction and Exploration, Charting


Applications of Cloud computing and IOT [Internet of Things] and Overview of AI (Artificial Intelligence).

Business in his bones!

Prof. J. Philip, honoured with the Golden Leaf Excellence Award





Hon. Sri P. Sathasivam, Governor of Kerala, presenting the Golden Leaf Excellence Award to Prof. J. Philip, President XIME for his outstanding contributions to Management Education.

The Future Kerala Education Conclave 2017, was a first-of-its-kind conference where political leaders, industry leaders, education leaders, and distinguished thought leaders assembled to review the achievements of Kerala education so far; and to brainstorm on what should be the vision for Kerala education by 2021. Prof. J. Philip, President XIME inaugurated the Conclave on 21st June 2017 at Hotel Crowne Plaza, Kochi; and shared his thoughts on the future of education in Kerala.

Hon. Governor of Kerala, Shri P. Sathasivam honoured Prof. J. Philip with the Golden Leaf Excellence Award for his outstanding contributions to Management Education.  Hon. Shri. P. Sathasivam was the chief guest at the concluding session, and in his key note address, he said, “There is a need to revive the education system in Kerala and such platforms can be helpful for visionaries to share their ideas and help people work for the better future”.

The event included thought-provoking sessions, informative and enlightening speeches delivered by the eminent dignitaries. The conclave also discussed the need for education reforms and the future of the education sector in Kerala. Entrepreneurs and Education analysts who immensely contributed to the field of education were also honoured in the event.

Prof. J Philip, honoured with the Dr. KCG Verghese Excellence Award




Prof. J Philip receiving the Dr. KCG Verghese Excellence Award from Sri. K.V Thomas, Member of Parliament and Former Minister Food and Civil Supplies Govt. of India, and Justice Dr. P. Jothimani, Judicial Member, Green Board of India.

Hindustan Group of Institutions on its 50 years of exemplary services to the nation organized the Hindustan Awards Event at Hotel Crowne Plaza, Chennai, Tamil Nadu on the 29th of July, 2017. To commemorate this Golden Jubilee year, 50 eminent personalities were felicitated with the Dr. KCG Verghese Excellence Award for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions. At this event, Prof. J Philip, President XIME was recognized for his distinguished contributions to Academics, and was honoured with the prestigious Dr. KCG Verghese Excellence Award.