“You miss 100% of the shots if you don’t take it.”
Exemplar-the competitions committee of XIMB, was formed to promote the spirit of “competing fiercely”. Our main objective is to drive participation, help,motivate and spread awareness about the plethora of opportunities for B-school students in both Corporate and other B-School case study competitions that are launched throughout the year.Main inspiration is to develop skills, put theory to practice and present our solutions to top corporate business leaders. This not only brings recognition to the college but also a way to house a number of laurels. Afterall, competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best. Normalcy renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity.
Case Study: Every student is exposed to real-life business problems across industries and domains like marketing, finance, strategy, technology, consulting, etc. Performing research, brainstorming ideas, planning activities, bringing team synergy and managing time are some of the key activities involved.
Towards the end of the year, we organized the “Achiever’s Meet,” wherein the past winners of various competitions engaged with the current students. Exemplar aspires to contribute more towards the college and students.
Team LitSoc stands for the love of literature, creativity and expression. We organize various events and competitions like article writing, micro tale writing, literary quizzes, etc. that give the XIMB fraternity an opportunity to explore their literary potential in an engaging way.
We also maintain a Literary Blog and an annual magazine: “Literati”, both of which feature contributions from XIMB students on various themes. Our flagship event “Flight of Fancy” introduces an innovative theme every year. During the 2017-18 academic year, apart from our usual itinerary of events, we also conducted “Pictionary”: a picture guessing game and “Xubaani”: an elocution platform.
We started “Gyan Pulp”, an informative letter series and we were also successful in getting the chance to associate with the Bhubaneswar Literary Meet organized by Tata Steel.
SpeakUp is the oratory club of XIMB which envisages a vision of developing confident professionals with effective communication and eloquence abilities. We, at SpeakUp provide a platform where people can let their ideas flow in the harmony of their words, are free to express their views with a likeminded crowd and enjoy a rational discussion.
These help in honing the participants’ soft skills. SpeakUp encompasses of a wide array of events that promote public speaking and communication, regardless of the past experience. During the course of a year, SpeakUp hosts events ranging from an informal discussion over tea – Chai Pe Charcha to highly formal and meticulous event like XIMB MUN.
Few other sought after and eagerly awaited events are Xansad, Turncoat, Toastmasters, Vaani, and Sailing My Internship. We also organize various workshops and events to encourage and initiate collaboration, discussion, and dialogue among students to create peer learning opportunities.
SPICMACAY XIMB Chapter is affiliated to the national movement under the Odisha state Chapter. It envisions to promote and conserve Indian culture and heritage among students of XIMB by providing a rich and unique experience.
The committee organizes various programmes, exhibitions and competitions of Indian classical music, dance, paintings, crafts, yoga etc. SPICMACAY along with SRC collaborated with Art of living, welcomed Rupal Shah on the eve of International Yoga Day to create a rejuvenating and soulful experience for students and faculties alike. SPICMACAY in association with X-lens organized an art and photography exhibition which showcased impeccable creations by members of XIMB family.
It also organized inter and intra- college competitions like Pratistha (intra college talent hunt), Paint@XIMB (inter college painting competition), Pratibimb (face painting), Viraasat (classical dance, song and music competition). SPICMACAY XIMB Chapter, in associations with XStage, organized Vikalp (classical and folk themed events across 3 days).
The Indian Food Festival organized by the committee tingled the taste buds with authentic Indian dishes. Being an active SPICMACAY chapter, SPICMACAY XIMB gets the opportunity to organize events at state level with SPICMACAY Odisha chapter.
These events include programmes by award winning artists like Padma Bhusan awardee Pandit L. Subramaniam Ji, Padma Shri awardee Geeta Chandran Ji, Nishat Khan and the likes through which the committee provides chance to students to interact with these living legends.
The Sports committee of XIMB, fondly known as the Sportscom, brings together the student fraternity of XIMB to develop the spirit of sports by organizing and facilitating various sports initiatives all-round the year.
It promotes the values of teamwork, perseverance, patience and resilience among the students and sports enthusiasts in general. It aims to keep the essence of sports and fitness alive among the youth of today.
The committee starts the year with an inter-section sports event, “X-SPORTS”, exclusively for first year to help them assimilate the XIMB culture, then follows the flagship event “ATHLOS”, which brings together, teams from different B-schools across India and the XIMB Alumni team as well.
With the aim of having a healthy interaction with the corporate world, “COLLOSEUM”- a corporate sports meet is conducted that sees the XIMBians battle it out with premier teams from top companies.
A new event is introduced this year, “SYNERGIA”- a friendly clash between the seniors and juniors. To celebrate the end of the session and bid adieu to the departing souls, an intensified inter-section battle is conducted “TBX” for both first and second year. In addition to these, various in-house events are organized to keep the students engaged throughout the year.
The Social Responsibility Cell (SRC) of XIMB encourages students to take responsibility and play a key role as responsible citizens. It imparts a sense of compassion among the students and stimulates them to do their bit for the society in order to make it a better place.
The committee has taken a number of initiatives under its four verticals – “YAE – Young Adult’s Education”, where we equip the various staff members of XIMB with education; “Saakshar Yuva” – under which we spread awareness and bring people together on various national/international occasions such as Women’s Day, Yoga Day, and Independence Day through workshops; “Umeed” – which involves partnerships with various organisations and NGO; “Shiksha Kunji” – where we sponsor the education of students coming from poor financial background.
“X-ENABLE”, a sports event for the differently abled kids is conducted during the annual fest. Numerous Blood Donation camps and Stem Cell Registration camps are organized in association with various reputed organizations at regular intervals. Joy of Giving (JOG) weeks are conducted to extend the idea of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
“STREET STORE” – students set up store of the clothes collected during JOG week and the people in need are invited to browse through them and pick anything they like. Card and Craft Shop is also set up on-campus to encourage creativity and generate funds for differently abled children and mess staff.
In collaboration with The Rotaract Club of Bhubaneshwar, monthly visits to various NGOs and Social Units are arranged; where events and activities are conducted for the underprivileged neglected sections of the Society. We as Social Responsibility Club of XIMB strive to bring in small but meaningful changes in the lives of the people and the environment around us.
A community of shutterbugs, X-Lens aims to bring together photography enthusiasts on the campus and provide them a platform to develop and showcase their skills.
The social media handles of X-Lens showcases photographs of enthusiasts in the campus as part of its social media initiative- XFrame. Kala Sanchika, an event organized in association with SPICMACAY, features exhibition of photographs clicked by the members of X-Lens.
By taking on photography duties in various student activities, X-Lens ensures everyone in the campus has photographs to reminisce their XIMB journey. X-Lens encourages budding photographers to never stop clicking.
XQuizzite is the knowledge and quizzing committee of XIMB. The committee aims to foster healthy quizzing culture in the college and sustain it. It serves as the launch pad for students to step into the vibrant world of quizzing.
It conducts quizzes throughout the year across categories. Regular trivia questions are posted on its social media page to keep quizzing minds buzzing.
Over the past academic year, XQuizzite organized a plethora of events, including its flagship event, Inquizzitive, the annual national level open quiz competition. The quizmaster was Mr. Kaushik Saha (an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur & IIM Calcutta), one of India’s most popular quizmasters. The event saw huge participation.
To celebrate 100 days to Xpressions ’17, the committee conducted Lanciare, a 100-day online quiz. The committee co-hosted Quizzicus Indica, in association with Odisha Quiz Association (OQA), an open quiz which was East India’s biggest India-themed quiz. The biggest quizzing event of the year, Tata Crucible Campus Quiz was conducted at XIMB, in association with XQuizzite.
X-SEED, the Entrepreneurship cell of XIMB is committed for the growth of Entrepreneurial culture at XIMB. It conducts various events throughout the year which attract various successful entrepreneurs. It conducts entrepreneurship talks, conclaves, workshops, live projects and also organizes entrepreneurship fair for startup enthusiasts.
The unit annually organizes Bhubaneswar Innovation Startup weekend. The three day extravaganza witnesses huge footfall of students, industrialists, academicians and entrepreneurs. X-SEED also co-hosted an Outreach Campaign for National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017.
X-SEED participated in the Petrochemical Investor’s conclave 2017 and presented views on developing Entrepreneurship in Eastern India. The unit publishes stories of success among start-ups, under the “My-Startup” initiative, to foster Entrepreneurship among young minds.
The society conducted the annual Entrepreneurship Summit – “XAVION-18”- its flagship event. It was graced by eminent personalities such as Mr. Smruti Parida (Co-Founder and CTO – NestAway), Mr. Avelo Roy (MD – Kolkata Ventures), Mr. Subrat Pani (Cofounder – OneAssist) and Mrs. Sonya D. Choudhury (Columnist, Mint & Forbes), who led the Panel Discussion on “Indiapreneur 2025: Opening up to the Global Frontiers”. We also had Mr. Sanjay Enishetty (Founder – 50k Ventures), Mr. Hari Nair (Founder & CEO – HolidayIQ.com), Mr. Amit Agrawal (Former Head – YouTube Content, South East Asia and Founder – Ocky Pocky), Mr. Avinash Parhi (Former Director – Shopclues), Mrs. Wilma Rodrigues (Founder – Saahas Zero Waste), Mr. Vikas Das (Founder – Vat Vrikshya), Mr. Binayak Acharya (Founder & CEO – Thinkzone) and Mr. Abheet Dwivedi (Manager – Invest India) who spoke on an array of interesting topics like “Go to Market Strategy for Startups”, “Following your passion”, “How startups can leverage Online Videos to grow”, “How to acquire new customers and retain them”, etc.
One of the most prominent societies of XIMB, X-Seed is committed to create a start-up culture and to foster the entrepreneurship spirit among the students.
X-Stage, the cultural committee at XIMB is responsible for a host of cultural events in the academic year.
Members of the committee do not just work in this committee, they also experience it. Some of the key events that X-Stage is responsible for organizing include ‘XCapade’ – the official ice-breaking event that launches, among other things, the fresh talents of the new batch, Xpressions – eastern India’s largest B-School fest, Decibelz – the war of the bands event, Thirkan – the dance competition, etc. Apart from this, X-Stage also conducts Salsa workshops, Comedy Nights, Karaoke Nights and theatre workshops throughout the year.