32 Glorious Years

On 28th May 2023, XIME completed 32 years of glorious service to the Nation. It was on the same day, 32 years ago that eight founders got together at the residence of the Archbishop of Bangalore and signed the Memorandum of Association of this Institution.

The story of XIME's journey is also one of sheer determination and grit. It has come to symbolize the resilience of our founders, rising as it has done from its humble beginning to a world class Institution with fully residential campuses in Bangalore, Kochi and Chennai.

In developing this Institution, some fundamentals in our approach to Business Education were tenaciously upheld:

  • Value-based Education
  • Receptivity to new ideas and currents of thought
  • Global Orientation
  • Commitment to Entrepreneurship
  • Continued Innovation

And over the years, we have achieved most of them. But, we keep raising the bar for ourselves.

Early years were difficult – just a paltry sum of Rs. 60,000/- as the initial capital, no building or land of our own, and no rich man in the group. But, we were driven by a strong concept, a clear vision and a passion to dare and achieve. XIME's story of growth and achievement is singular, and we are proud of it.

Some of the significant achievements during these years:

  • XIME has produced in these years nearly 4000 brilliant alumni who are presently holding managerial positions in diverse areas of business and industry.
  • Having come a long way from a humble beginning, the Institute has progressed rapidly and emerged as one of the top business schools of the country and is generally listed in the top 1%.
  • From an asbestos shed of 3000 sq.ft. in St. Martha’s Hospital compound at Bangalore, XIME has progressed rapidly and now operates out of three fine campuses, with the first one at Electronics City (1.65 lakhs sq.ft built up area), Bangalore, the second one at KINFRA Tech park (1.17 lakhs sq.ft built up area), Kochi, and the third at Oragadam (1.15 lakhs sq.ft built up area), Chennai, the Detroit of India.  .
  • Commencing with the initial 60 seats for admission to its programme, XIME now operates with a sanctioned strength of 570 seats (300 in Bangalore Campus (240 for PGDM & 60 for PGDM-BA), 120 in Kochi Campus and 150 in Chennai Campus); the biggest private sector B-School in South India.
  • The Institute's first geographical expansion was to Kochi, with a beautiful campus in KINFRA Hi-Tech Park in Kalamassery, Kochi.
  • XIME's growth momentum has taken it to Chennai, where a new campus is up and running at Oragadam – the automobile hub of Tamil Nadu.
  • It is gratifying that all the 3 campuses of XIME are in Industrial areas belonging to governments – KIADB of Karnataka, KINFRA of Kerala and SIPCOT of Tamil Nadu. All the 3 locations are truly great!
  • From the original faculty strength of 5, it has now a strength of 52, which includes some outstanding professionals.
  • The geographical diversity of its students is one of the best [almost all Indian States are represented at XIME] with about 45-50% of girl students almost every year – with a glorious record this year in having 56 per cent girl students, 65% engineers, and nearly 40% with work experience.
  • XIME’s students win laurels at very many intercollegiate competitions including those hosted by professional associations, such as, AIMA, CII Chennai, MMA and NIPM.  In 2014 and 2017 its students won the coveted ‘Champions of India’ title at the AIMA National Competition. And in 2018 it won all the three prizes at the AIMA South India Competition for MBAs.
  • We have always maintained an excellent record of placement. In 2023, we achieved a record of sorts by placing 96% of its students with an average salary of Rs. 10.85 lakhs p.a.
  • In 2014 XIME Bangalore received the coveted International Accreditation for Quality from Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs [ACBSP], USA.
  • All campuses of XIME are fully residential with a combined built-up area of about 4 lakhs sq.ft.
  • XIME has several unique firsts that include the partnership of industries and philanthropists in building XIME's main campus: Dorabji Tata Trust for the XIME Library; The Oberoi Group for the Auditorium; Biocon for the main Executive Conference Hall; etc.

As repeatedly demonstrated in the business context, it is not the infrastructure or the capital that builds a good organization, it is the vision, values, spirit, and the culture. We believe XIME is firmly anchored in all these basics.

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