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MBA Inauguration 2018

07 Aug 2018

Call to become entrepreneurs


New Town, Kolkata: Industrialist Sanjiv Goenka, St Xavier's University Vice-Chancellor Father Felix Raj, Pro Vice-Chancellor Father Sebasti Raj, Registrar Prof. Ashis Mitra and Dean, Prof. Soma Sur jointly inaugurated the two-year, fully residential MBA course in the presence of 90 students of Xavier Business School (XBS) on Tuesday, August 7.

Be entrepreneurs and not managers; that was the advice from St Xavier's University Vice-Chancellor Father Felix Raj to the first batch of students of the institute's B-school.

"There is a difference between a manager and an entrepreneur. A manager will add value to a company but an entrepreneur will multiply...," Felix Raj said at the inauguration of Xavier Business School on Tuesday. The 17-acre campus of the school, modelled on XLRI Jamshedpur, is located in New Town. The University has got the approval of the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) to run the course.

"You are beginning a new chapter in the history of St Xavier's by joining as the first batch of MBA students... Please remember once a Xaverian, you will always call yourself a Xaverian... The aim of the B-School is not just to produce managers.... We are looking at future leaders of industry and the country," he said.
Earlier, Fr. Sebasti Raj, Pro Vice-Chancellor extended a warm welcome to all the students to the Xaverian family and invited them to make the best use of the facilities available in the institute.

Xavier Business School, equipped with all the facilities available in the best business schools in the country, is offering a two-year postgraduate programme in business administration with specialization in finance, marketing, human resource and systems.

The Wi-Fi campus has air-conditioned classrooms equipped with audio-visual systems, eight Amphitheatre, a digital library with access for students and teachers, hostels, a food court, doctors on call and a placement cell that will network with top companies.

The 90 students in the first batch were selected through Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), GMAT and CAT. The university plans to select students through XAT and GMAT - like XLRI Jamshedpur and the XIMB Bhubaneswar - from next year.

Industrialist and Xaverian Sanjiv Goenka, an alumnus of St Xavier's College Calcutta, attended the inaugural programme as chief guest. "Today I am what I am because of the values that were taught to me by the institute... Remember once you enter St Xavier's, you are on the top of a percentile," Mr. Goenka said.

Prof. Ashis Mitra introduced the freshers to the rules and regulations of the B-School and called them to imbibe the Xaverian culture to become leaders. Prof. Soma Sur proposed the vote of thanks.

The new XBS entrants are attending an induction cum orientation programme for a week.