XAVIER’S MANAGEMENT SOCIETY
The Xavier’s Management Society was established in September, 2010 as an inevitable step towards progress and ever since its inception, the students and faculty of the Society have proved themselves ideal and worthy of this message and have scaled new heights every year since the Society’s commencement. The BMS department, with its strength of 450 students, realized the need to form an association with proactive members who valued practical learning as much as theoretical knowledge.
X-Genesis, the first event of our academic session, is organised exclusively for the first-year students of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata with the objective of introducing the aspiring corporates into the bona fide business sphere characterised by fierce competition. The event acts as a pioneer for them to discover their strengths, examine their skills and explore new ideas giving them a real-world experience.
It consists of events ranging from various management domains such as Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and Public Relations, to cite a few. The Keynote Speaker Sessions wherein eminent personalities are invited to enlighten the young minds further add to the essence of X-Genesis. The Xavier’s Management Society has had the opportunity of hosting notable speakers like Mr. Venogopal Nair (Managing Director & CEO of Shoppers Stop) and Mr. Satish Veerappa (Former Vice President of Shell India and CEO of Kokuyo Camlin) during X-Genesis’21.
X-Confero is the product of the Xavier’s Management Society’s ideology in pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones and continuing to examine the need for progress. We have realised a responsibility in offering a platform for the city’s young minds to debate about their beliefs and theories, thereby creating a union mark of intellectualism and pragmatism based on rationality. Students from St. Xavier’s College as well as other universities participate in several strenuous dialogues to reach the finals and win accolades accompanied by enticing internships and cash prizes.
X-Confero’22: ‘Undiminished Passion’ witnessed prominent personalities as its speakers, namely, Ms. Kiran Bedi (First Female IPS Officer of India), Sister Brahma Kumari Shivani (Spiritual Leader), Mr. Tarun Arora (CEO, Zydus Wellness), Mr. Ashok Ramachandran (CEO & President, Schindler India) & Mr. Vipin Sondhi (Former MD & CEO, Ashok Leyland).
XAVIER’S MANAGEMENT CONVENTION
The Xavier’s Management Society hosts the annual Xavier’s Management Convention, an internationally recognized management conclave. It serves as a rallying point for management students in India, as well as students around the world, allowing them to put themselves in the shoes of corporate executives and focus on pressing business concerns. Each academic year concludes with the annual event of XMC, with participation of students from colleges like SRCC, Christ University and NMIMS among others. The meet lasts two days and includes eleven events, covering all the various fields of management with ‘Best Manager’ being our flagship event.
The theme for the 2021 edition of XMC was “Ascension: A Cosmic Crusade”. XMC’21 was graced by Mr. Rajat Sharma (Chairman, India TV), Ms. Anupria Goenka (Indian Actress and Model), Mr. Frances Miralles and Mr. Hector Garcia (Co-Authors, Ikigai), Mr. Sumit Sawhney (Former MD, Renault India), Mr. Aman Gupta (CMO and Co-Founder, BoAt), Ms. Vandana Chamaria (Head of Business Marketing, Google), Mr. Karan Kumar (CMO, DLF) and Mr. Naveen Jindal (Chairman, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd).
The magazine is a veritable mirror of today’s youth and conveys the ideologies, experiences, and opinions of students of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. It comprises vibrant features and articles that aim to enlighten the readers from the various aspects of the corporate world. The X-Ecutive is the annual departmental magazine of the Department of Management Studies at St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata which aims at bringing together personalities from various facets of life who have driven the hearts of the youth, of not only the nation but also worldwide through their work and indomitable spirit. It is an amalgamation of inspiring journeys and unparalleled learning.
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X-Talk aims at enlightening the minds of the students through some very relevant yet compelling discussions and conversations. Not only is the dialogue engaging in itself, but also the event has seen the likes of some eminent personalities like the Dr. Utpal Chatterjee, Sheriff of Kolkata and Mr. Shailendra Singh, Joint Managing Director of Percept Ltd. The synergy of these personalities along with the well-crafted format of the discussion makes the event a success year after year. X-Talk’21 witnessed Mr Senapathy Gopalakrishnan (Co-founder, Infosys) and Mrs. Deepali Nair (CMO, IBM India) as the Keynote Speakers.
X-Orate was a new addition to the previous year’s event calendar of the Xavier’s Management Society. The rationale behind launching this event was to motivate the students to be hopeful and not lose sight of their aspirations amid the pandemic. The vision of this event is to instil the importance of hard work in the minds of the students to achieve success. The inspiring stories of influential personalities act as motivation for the students to accomplish their goals in life. X-Orate’20: ‘Igniting the Leader in You’ was a tribute to the fortitude and heroism of the nation’s Covid Warriors who have inspired each individual to become better people even at times of uncertain circumstances. The Keynote address was delivered by our honourable guest Mr. Suresh Narayanan, MD and CEO of Nestle India.
The Xavier’s Management Society firmly stands by the belief that giving back to the community is our incessant responsibility. Standing by the true meaning of business management, XMS realizes its Corporate Social Responsibility and tries to do its bit by contributing in every way possible. Eye and Health Check-Up Camp with Kolkata Swasthya Sankalp, Christmas Carnival with Anandaghar NGO and Christmas Celebration with Unmish have been our most recognisable initiatives that we have conducted so far.
The Xavier’s Management Society conducts industrial visits at the end of every year which is regarded as an immense learning experience for the attendees as they rummaged into the manufacturing process of the most widely consumed FMCGs in the world.