Bhubaneswar: Xavier University has been renamed as XIM University. In a virtual ceremony the logo of the newly named XIM University was unveiled, here on Friday.

Following the Gazette notification renaming Xavier University as XIM University, the country’s premier B-school has changed name and the logo of the university.

“We are deeply thankful to the Hon’ble Governor of Odisha, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Hon’ble MLAs of the Odisha State Assembly, the Odisha Government, the people of Odisha along with all stakeholders who played an instrumental role in this transformation, ” said XIMU vice chancellor Dr. Fr. Antony R Uvari, S. J.

The logo launching ceremony was attended by university registrar Fr E A Augustine, S.J, other faculty members and media persons.

In 1987, XIM Society, (Xavier Institute of Management Society) established Xavier Institute of Management (XIM) Bhubaneswar. The brand name and the legacy of XIMB are well known across Odisha, India and the world. After 26 years of being XIMB, in 2013 the brand name of “XIM” was replaced by the brand name of “Xavier” for the purposes of establishment of Xavier University.

“But it was felt that the University was losing its rich legacy and brand equity of XIM which was generated successfully over 26 years. Faculty members, staff, students, parents, alumni and industry experts felt that it was necessary to harness XIM brand and make this University stronger. Therefore, it was decided to rename the University as XIM University.”

The VC said this renaming also helps in integrating both campuses of the University into a single legal entity with a shared structure, process, and procedure for better governance and administration of the University. With this renaming, students will get more career prospects all over the world and overseas with the XIM brand name certificate. Industries, corporations, leaders, and the development sectors have all embraced the brand name XIM.

This brand, “XIM”, has thus produced more than 8000 management graduates, and as such, its alumni have spread all over the world and have been serving the common society for a greater good. Retaining the brand “XIM” is critical as it enables every stakeholder to function efficiently and effectively, greater collaboration and networking with the external stakeholders, attracting highquality students and qualified and experienced faculty, more industry-strong recruiters on campus to provide more job opportunities and to be able to positively impact the life of common people. XIM University stands dedicated towards upliftment of the downtrodden and service to the poor and marginalized and promotes compassion, integrity, and a sustainable society.