Inheriting the rich legacy as one of India’s premier business schools, the Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar, now XIM University, envisions a future with competent and compassionate leaders and professionals who can serve the public and create a better world for all. The School of Governance and Public Affairs seeks to translate that vision into reality. Since its inauguration by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik in 2020, the school has been growing in creating an impact through education, research, and a strong engagement with policymakers and communities.

The multidisciplinary and problem-solving focus makes the school distinctive and more relevant compared to the conventional areas of learning. By offering unique academic programs, the school equips students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical principles necessary for effective leadership and decision-making in public service and related sectors.

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The Vision of the School is: “Creating Leaders of Tomorrow”. We are leaving no stone unturned in living up to our Vision. Recognizing the importance of hands-on experience in today’s world, the school offers extensive opportunities for internships, fieldwork, and research projects with government agencies, NGOs, and international organizations. Our students don’t just learn theory; they actively engage with real-world challenges, developing the skills and networks necessary for impactful careers in the domain of policy and governance.

Our Mission in the School is three-fold: 

We are powerfully focused on our Vision and Mission for the School and have set the following Goals for the School:

This is a School that is highly purpose-driven and deeply committed to excellence. It invites the best minds in the world to engage with it. The future is ours to build!