College: Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS)
Year Established: 1955
Summary: Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS) is a Jesuit-run business school in Ranchi, India. It was established as an extension department of St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi, in 1955 by Fr. Michael A. Windey, S.J. with the objective of training young men and women in Rural Development, Personnel Management and Industrial Relations. In 1963, Fr. Micheal Van Den Bogaert, S.J. was appointed as the director of XISS and rendered his service to the institute for 23 years. In 1973 the institute was registered as a separate educational society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. In 1978, it moved to its present site. XISS is governed by a governing body headed by a chairman from the Ranchi Jesuit Society. The governing body is supported by an academic advisory council of senior faculty and directors. In the Times Group B-School survey 2016, Xavier Institute of Social Service is ranked 119th overall among the business schools in India.
Courses at XISS
Currently, XISS offers the following diploma and certificate programmes:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Managementin Human Resource Management PGDM (HRM)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Managementin Rural Management PGDM (RM)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Managementin Information Technology PGDM (IT)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Managementin Finance PGDM (Finance)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Managementin Marketing PGDM (Marketing)
- NSECertified Capital Market Professional (NCCMP)
Admissions to XISS
Candidates are required to apply separately to the institute with their required course preferences as soon as the registration process for admission begins, which will be mentioned on the college website. Applications can be submitted online. XISS requires applicants to obtain the adequate cut-off score (as set by the institute) in one of the tests approved by the institute like the XAT conducted by XLRI or CAT conducted by IIMs or CMAT conducted by AICTE. The cut-off scores may vary for different exams. The candidates obtaining the cut-off score will be shortlisted for the subsequent Group Discussion-Personal Interview (GD-PI) held across various places in India. Based on their performance in both the test and (GD-PI) the institute releases the list of the selected candidates on its website.