About

About

ABOUT SCHOOL OF GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Since its inception in 2013 Xavier University has built a reputation as a pioneer of higher education in India. After all, it is a University that inherits nearly 33 years of the rich legacy of one of India’s premier business schools, the Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB). With the School of Governance and Public Affairs, Xavier University has ventured into building capacity for the public affairs space – in government, non-profits and corporations – that will require a vast amount of talent in the near future as India (and, the world) transform at a rapid pace.


The Vision of the School is: “Creating Leaders of Tomorrow”. We are leaving no stone unturned in living up to the Vision. The School will draw on faculties, expertise and best practices from leading global public policy schools. It will collaborate with institutions, public and private, to secure research projects, consultancies and placements.

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Our Mission in the School is three-fold: 

  • Impart education that creates leaders equipped with the tools to transform the world
  • To build a knowledge hub on governance, analysis and policy research.
  • Partner with the best institutions, in India and abroad, in all sectors with the aim of being an agent of change for good.

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

  • Creating capacity – built, future - ready candidates in the public policy domain.
  • Developing several specialized centres dedicated to researching important themes relevant to the future of the planet, including gender, health and water, climate change, governance, business and leadership development.
  • Launching short - term courses that redress capability deficit in grassroots leaders, tribal and rural leadership.
  • Collaboration and exchange with globally renowned public policy schools for knowledge, faculty and students.
  • Short-duration Executive Development programs for professionals in industry and NGOs, bureaucrats, academics and journalists which deal with public policy processes, evolution of policy in thematic areas and governance.

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!