August 2015


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Independence Day


XIDAS celebrated 69th independence day. A short Independence programme celebrated by management, faculty, staff and students of XIDAS held its campus Fr. Alfred Toppo, S.J. hoisted the flag followed by a speech by Mr. Arun Tripathi and culture programme by the students.




Sadbhavna Diwas as per AICTE Guideline via letter dated 18.08.15


Sadbhavana Diwas was observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister of India Late Mr. Rajiv Gandhi. Sadbhavana means having good feelings for others. It is observed every year on 20th August in order to encourage the national integration, peace, national integrity, love, affection and communal harmony among the Indian people of all religions, languages and regions. The students, faculty members and all the staff members of XIDAS, Jabalpur took the Pledge to work for the emotional oneness and harmony of all the people of India regardless of caste, region, religion or language. They further pledged to resolve all differences through dialogue and constitutional means without resorting to violence. Fr. Amritlal Toppo SJ, Administrator inspired the students to work for nation building, Fr. Alfred Toppo SJ, Director and Prof. Mehul Chauhan, Dean were also present for the celebration of Sadbhavana Diwas 2015.




Dr. Kavita Sachdeva joins as  New Doctor for consultation for students and staff at XIDAS


24.08.15 to 5.08.15

Visiting Lecture Series - Micro Finance by Mr. Arpan Sahani, Microsave


The students of 3rd Semester Rural Management at XIDAS had an opportunity to attend a two  2 days Guest Lecture Series from 24th and 25th August,2015 on Microfinance by Mr. Arpan Sahni, Senior Analyst at MicroSave, Lucknow (a renowned Financial Inclusion Consultancy).

During the sessions, he covered various topics like Accounting and Financial Reporting for Financial Analysis, Risk Management for Microfinance Institutions. He spoke about how Microfinance can make a difference by mainstreaming livelihoods that lie outside the formal economy, improving quality of life for the vulnerable and giving greater voice to women. The sessions intended to strengthen analytical capacity and decision making ability of management students who plan to build their careers with financial institutions, working for the Bottom of the Pyramid.


Fr. Alfred Toppo, S.J., Director and Prof. Mehul Chauhan, Dean thanked the resource person for enriching their students.






Visiting Lecture Series

Product & Brand Management by Dr. Pinaki N. Patnaik, NALSAR


A lecture series on Product and Brand Management was organized from 17.08.15 to 26.08.15 for the students pursuing Post Graduate Diploma in Management at XIDAS. It was delivered by Prof. Pinaki Pattnaik who is the Head of Centre of Management Studies at National Law University (NALSAR), Hyderabad.  With almost more than a decade of experience at various educational institutions of repute like Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology, Canada, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, National Law University, Odisha & NALSAR, Hyderabad. He has developed an expertise in the area of ABCL (Activity Based Contextual Learning). Some of the major highlights of his deliberation were that the world is at the present moment ever so competitive. Innovation has taken center stage for business success. Product design has become pivotal to create and maintain market presence. These new/differentiated products need identities and these identities are called brands. Brands help in recall of the products and aid the consumer in decision making during those tough purchase situations. It is hence true that the more proliferated the brand is in the market, the better the market share of the product. Thus, products and brands are like the two sides of the same coin. This lecture series aimed at creating an appreciation for this relationship in the minds of the future business leaders through theoretical and empirical approaches for better decision making. Fr. Alfred Toppo, S.J., Director and Prof. Mehul Chauhan, Dean thanked the resource person for enriching their students.




Industry Interface Guest Lecture Series

CSR & Company Act by Mr. Dinesh Agrawal, NTPC


A one day special input session on CSR under the New Company Act was delivered by Mr. Dinesh Agrawal, Head, Sustainability, NTPC Ltd. New Delhi. He explained the students and Faculty members about the various provisions under the company act and the activities under Schedule VII which can be considered as CSR. He explained the students the importance of having sustainable business practices. The doctrine of “Business of Business is Business” by Friedman was also discussed with the students. Fr. Alfred Toppo SJ, Director and Prof. Mehul Chauhan, Dean thanked the resource person for enriching their students.




Disaster Mgt. Training as per Madhya Pradesh Home Guards to Students by Platoon Commander Ms. Pooja Gound


The representatives from M.P. Home Guards comprising of Platoon Commander Pooja Gound and her team trained the students of XIDAS to save their life as well as life of others during calamities like flood and earthquake. Several students also became the members of the Disaster Rescue Team. Sustainable techniques of making life saving equipments which can be easily made from the household waste materials was also taught to the students. Fr. Alfred Toppo SJ, Director and Prof. Mehul Chauhan, Dean thanked the entire team of M.P. Home Guards with a special token of thanks to Ms. Pooja Gound




Tribute to Fr. Michael Van den Bogaert on his Death Anniversary


XIDAS today offered its prayerful and floral respect to its founder Dr. Fr. Michael Van den Bogaert, S.J. on his 6th death anniversary.  Fr. Bogaert was a Belgian Jesuit priest and an institutional builder. He contributed in building up of Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi; Xavier Institute of Management (XIM), Bhubaneswar; Xavier Institute of Development Action and Studies (XIDAS), Jabalpur and Xavier Institute of Social Action (XISA), Raipur.  He also contributed immensely to the management education system in the country.




Release of Placement Brochure by Final Year Students


The final year students at XIDAS released the Placement Brochure –2016 to carry out the legacy of Fr. Michael Van den Bogaert, S.J. Fr. Alfred Toppo, S.J., Director recalled the tremendous contribution of Fr. Michael Van den Bogaert, S.J. and Prof. Mehul Chauhan, Dean inspired the students to learn from his life. Dr. J.R. Jha fondly remembered him as a nation builder as he introduced Fr. Bogaert to the staff and students.


XIDAS 2016