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Xavier Institute of Social Service
Year Founded : 1955
Contact No : 0651-2200873, 09431101911, 09934101500
Email : admissions@xiss.ac.in
Website : www.xiss.ac.in

About the Institute

Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS) was established as an extension department of St. Xavier's College, Ranchi, in 1955 with the objective of training young men and women in Rural Development, Personnel Management and Industrial Relations. 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 and over the years has developed its own distinct identity as a centre of excellence in management education, research, consultancy and development interventions.


Since its inception, XISS has identified itself both as service institution and centre for academic excellence. As a service institution, XISS has a vision of just, humane, and equitable society where the underprivileged (poor and oppressed) assume their rightful place. XISS also visualizes itself as a centre of excellence in the country, imparting value driven management and development education, and catering to its diverse clientele and stakeholders.


  • To be a top management school and develop committed, down to earth, sensitive professionals, who work with and for others
  • To work towards the empowerment of the deprived so that they shape their own destiny
  • To be a leading catalyst in capacity building, sustainable development, research and consultancy.

Why the Institute?

Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS) Ranchi has a legacy which is more than 500 years old. The Institute is managed and governed by Society of Jesus - more popularly known as "Jesuits". They came into existence in 1540 in Rome by papal decree and since then have been engaged in promoting quality education throughout the world. The best known colleges in India and abroad - St Xavier's Colleges in Mumbai and Kolkata, XLRI Jamshedpur, XIM Bhubaneswar etc - share the same legacy of quality education.

XISS Ranchi believes in the philosophical attitude "Professionals with a difference". This may sound strange to many but we believe, and have believed since inception, that any activity including business exists in society. As such, any business should give back to the society what it takes from the society. In doing so, it should also ensure that the members of the society are not left behind. We intend to make professionals with a different attitude - of caring, sharing and giving to the society while being responsible citizens of the corporate world.

So if you are looking for being A professional who cares - cares for others, cares for the society, and cares for the world - you are welcome to XISS. And in the process you get a rigorous education which equips you to deliver your best in the corporate sector.

Message from the Director

"XISS has carved a niche for itself in the cutting edge areas of management education, rural development, social research, consultancy, training and development interventions in the past 55 years of its existence. As a premier management school today, XISS caters to the human resource requirements of the industries, information technology sector and non-governmental organizations. Moreover, the institute has grown as an important resource centre for development sector in this region.

At XISS, the curricula of various academic programmes are revised and updated constantly so as to meet the emerging needs of the industries and development sector. No wonder, the institute has turned into a favorite hunting ground for both the corporate and development sectors to meet their manpower requirements. Our alumni have also lived up to the expectations of their employers. That is why they participate in the Campus Recruitment Programmes year after year quite religiously. They have placed utmost faith in the integrity and professional competence of XISS fraternity. This is a vivid testimony of our commitment to excellence and endeavor to create professionals with a difference.

Our faculty, staff and students do their best to be efficient professionals in sync with the ground realities of our society and respond to the issues of social justice while taking the side of those who are at the receiving end. Education at XISS means sensitizing the students with appropriate values, attitudes and critical thinking tools that set them apart as professionals with a difference in their career and life.

XISS is one of the oldest B-Schools that started preparing HR and IR professionals to address the problems pertaining to the people dimension of the industry.

Later, a Post Graduate Diploma course in Rural Development was launched at this premier institute to fulfill the growing demand of professionals required to take up the formidable task of working for the development needs of rural India. The rural development professionals graduating from XISS are respected for their sense of commitment and dedication to the cause of the downtrodden and the marginalized.

Research and consultancy services offered by the institute, both, to the industry and the development sector have brought kudos to the untiring efforts of the faculty and the project officers of the institute. Besides, we have made a significant contribution towards dissemination of knowledge through our publishing programme. In the last five years, our quarterly journal - Jharkhand Journal of Development and Management Studies - has emerged as an important platform for the academia, professionals and social activists. The journal has got due appreciation from the international community as well. The Department of Research & Publications has also published a few books and many more are lined up for release in future.

While forging new paradigms in management and Rural Development education, we are preparing new age professionals to cope up with the opportunities and threats posed by the new economy. I sincerely believe that XISS will continue to ascend to new heights, delivering to its customers the very best it has, and live up to their expectations, doing justice to the objectives it holds dear to itself."

Dr. Fr. Alex Ekka sj
Director XISS

Admission Procedure

XISS Ranchi offers AICTE approved Post Graduate Diploma's in the following streams - Human Resource Management, Rural Management, Marketing, Finance and Information Management.

Students wishing to apply for XISS Ranchi need to appear in any one of the following management aptitude test - XAT, CAT or CMAT (January 2016) - and then apply separately to XISS Ranchi via the online application form available at http://forms.xiss.ac.in. A candidate - while applying - needs to declare his preferences for the courses on offer. A candidate cannot opt for more than two (2) courses while filling up the form. Based on the number of candidates and the number of seats on offer the Institute decides the cut-off and the student qualifying the cut-offs are called for the Group Discussion and Personal Interview process.

Group Discussion and Personal Interviews are conducted in Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Ranchi. Besides Ranchi, all other centers are dependent on the number of candidates applying for a particular centre. After the Group Discussion the students face a panel of faculty members for their personal interview.

Once the Group Discussion and Personal Interview is over a combined merit list is prepared for each course and the successful candidates are offered admission to XISS


XISS campus is equipped with the following infrastructural facilities:

Library: The Institute has a well stocked library with treasure of books. It has over 45000 volumes of books. Along with the books there are Journals, Encyclopedias, Almanacs and Magazines. The library subscribes to more than 150 periodicals. Moreover, XISS library is also equipped with e-library facilities. Library provides CAS (Current Awareness Service) through Indexing Services and new Arrival List, both of which are computerized.

Auditorium: The Institute's air-conditioned auditorium is housed in its main building. It is well furnished with a seating capacity of 300 which is extensively used for hosting seminars, cultural and other functions.

IT Infrastructure: In this IT dominated era, the Institute has a state of the art Computer Lab and resource center. In the competitive and challenging corporate arena the institute’s IT Lab hosts a range of latest software together with the LAN facility with over 90 terminals and the necessary hardware support to synchronize with the IT needs.

Wire Less Fidelity: The wi-fi enabled campus sets the tune for 24x7 global connectivity which helps students in their college assignments & research projects.

Conference rooms & Class rooms: The Institute has a number of state-of- the-art conference rooms. The classrooms are multimedia enabled and are designed to facilitate effective interaction.

Playground: The Institute has its own playground and basketball court which the students use extensively to let off the strain of a very demanding student life at XISS. Sports provide a break from the rigor of intensive study and help the students to be in good shape.

Hostel, Guest House & Canteen: The Institute has well-furnished Hostels for boys and girls and Faculty Quarters in a separate campus of its own which is at a walking distance from the main premises. The Institute also has a Guest house, which can accommodate 30 participants for various Management Development Programmes and two separate canteens for students and MDP trainees.


Besides the above, XISS believes in student empowerment. As such, it gives a multitude of freedom to the students to achieve their best potential. The following are student driven communities which add to the vibrancy of the campus:

CASC (Cultural & Sports Committee): CASC serves as a platform for showcasing the students sporting prowess and cultural activities like singing, dancing and dramatics. It is also responsible for organizing the Annual Fest of XISS – Panache which is instrumental in providing the Eastern Region a showcase for student talents.

PHONiX (Promoting Human Operations & Event Nurturing in XISS): PHONiX is a democratic students’ committee, which organizes management games, business, quizzes, paper presentations, guest lectures and other knowledge sharing activities with the students, for the students and by the students.

XAR (Xavier Alumni Relations): The objective of this association is to continuously update contacts and keep in touch with the Institute’s vast alumni spread across the globe.

MART Voice: MART Voice is a group formed by and for the students. This group acts as a roof under which four clubs namely Kotler Marketing Group, Buffet Finance Group, Dhirubhai Entrepreneurship Group and InFi Group operate. Through these clubs students engage themselves in case competitions, management games, business quiz, debates, financial analysis, market research, etc. which not only helps them to improve their analytical, logical and interpersonal skills but also provide them with opportunity to apply their knowledge in solving problems practically faced by business organizations in real life situations.

XISS-Embark: is a student powered initiative to create a platform for showcasing talent, honing business skills and exhibiting creativity by hosting pan-India online competitions. These range from business case studies to poster designing competitions, relating to advertising and strategizing, and all else that emerges out of the dynamics of the corporate world, the economy and the tricks of the management trade. These events are hosted on available popular competition hosting websites.

MAXISS (Music At XISS): This is the Musical Band of XISS which is composed of students. The band has achieved success at various regional and national level competitions.


University of Antwerp, Belgium: XISS has a tie up with the Department of Law at the University of Antwerp for student and faculty exchange program. Every year a group of Belgian students visit XISS and Jharkhand for understanding the problems and prospects of the under-developed nations. And faculty members and students go to Belgium for interaction with their peers.

Human Rights for Development (HR4DEV): HR4DEV is a course run by a consortium of Belgian Universities for students across the globe for so as to sensitize them about human rights. For the past two years, University of Antwerp has been providing free ship to two of our students to attend the course.


"It is almost 15 years I have passed out and I still feel a strong bondage towards the institute. The most important thing which I have learned is to be committed and passionate towards the most marginalized community"

Mr. Saibal Baroi
Director (Advocacy), CARE India PGD-Rural Development, Class of 1997

"The very culture of XISS taught us the value of dignity of labor, empathy, empowerment and service before self. Today when we say that emotional intelligence is the key to one's fulfillment, I reckon that those learning make critical contribution in our professional lives; and this gives XISSians an Edge"

Mr. Rohit Sinha
Head (Human Resources), Larsen & Tubro Ltd. PGD- Personnel Management & Industrial Relations, Class of 1988

"I have been recognized in every assignment that I have done and this is the result of my studies at XISS that developed the strategic thinking, inherent discipline and thirst to excel. The core values gets cemented and focus on people gets sharpened by virtue of the inputs I got from the Institute"

Ms. Renu Chaturvedi
Senior Manager Personnel (Recruitment), Coal India Ltd. PGD- Personnel Management & Industrial Relations, Class of 1987

"The two years at XISS has given shape to my career. I learned 'the tricks of the trade' there and implemented them successfully at my workplace. I have always received special attention for my colleagues and professionals because I am a XISSian"

Ms.Mrikha Pradip
Key Account Manager, Diageo PGD- Marketing, Class of 2007

Placements/Summer Internship

Final Placements: Because XISS has been producing well rounded professionals from its inception, placements have always been good at XISS. In the last year a total of 82 organizations visited the campus – out of which 40 were first time recruiters or visited the campus after a long time. A total of 242 job offers were made and accepted at an average salary of Rs. 5.11 lakhs per annum and the median salary of Rs. 5.00 per annum. The highest domestic salary on offer was Rs. 13.10 lakhs per annum.

The key sectors recruiting from XISS are in the area of Consultancy, Manufacturing, Logistics, FMCG, IT, Telecom, Retail, Social or Non-profit Organizations, Banking Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI). The partial list of recruiters is given below:

  • ACC Ltd.
  • Adani Group
  • Adhunik Group
  • Aditya Birla Retial ltd.
  • Airtel
  • Allahabad Bank
  • Allergan India
  • Ambadi Enterprises Ltd.
  • Annapurna Micro Finance
  • ASA Bhopal
  • Asian Paints Ltd.
  • Atkins Global
  • Atos Ltd.
  • Axis Bank
  • Azim Premji Foundation
  • Bajaj Allianz GIC Ltd.
  • Bajaj Allianz LIC Ltd.
  • Balmer Lawrie & Co.
  • BASF
  • Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.
  • British Paints
  • BRLPS – Jeevika
  • Blue Star Ltd.
  • Cairn India
  • CapitalVia
  • CASA
  • Centre for Research & Dev.
  • CESC Ltd.
  • ChildFund India
  • Cholamandalam Finance
  • CII, Jharkhand
  • Knowledge Consortium Gujarat
  • L&T Finance
  • L&T Hydrocarbons
  • L&T Infra
  • LG Electronics
  • Mahindra and Mahindra
  • Mahindra Finance
  • Maruti Suzuki
  • McNally Bharat
  • Metro Cash & Carry
  • Mjunction
  • MMTC Ltd.
  • Modi Trust
  • MTR Foods Ltd.
  • Naandi Foundation
  • National Stock Exchange
  • National Dairy Dev. Board
  • Netafim irrigation
  • Neutral Publishing House
  • NIIT Foundation
  • Nirmana Oak Foundation
  • Odisha Livelihood Mission
  • Odisha Trial Dev. Society
  • Omam Consultancy
  • Operation ASHA
  • Oracle India
  • Orient Fans Ltd.
  • Pantaloons
  • Polaris Software Ltd.
  • Pradan
  • CREA India
  • Crompton Greaves
  • Crystal Crop Sciences
  • Cognizant
  • Cummins Ltd.
  • Daimler (Bharat Benz)
  • Data Resolve
  • Delphi
  • Dev. Support Agency of Gujarat
  • Dexter Consulting
  • DLF Pramerica LIC Ltd.
  • East West Seeds
  • eClerx
  • Ekjut Foundation
  • Electrosteel Ltd.
  • Emco India Ltd.
  • Essel Mining Ind. Ltd.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Essar Power Ltd.
  • Exide Industries Ltd.
  • Federal Bank
  • FLIP Ltd.
  • FES
  • Future Generali
  • Future Logistics Ltd.
  • Global Web Technologies
  • Golden Tulip Hotel
  • Google AdWords
  • Gramin Shiksha Kendra
  • Pravah
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Punj Lloyd
  • Raymond ltd.
  • Reliance Foundation
  • Reliance GIC Ltd.
  • Reliance Power
  • RSPL
  • Ruchi Soya
  • SAB Miller
  • Samagra Vikas Sansthan
  • Satyam Auto
  • SBI General insurance Co.
  • SBI Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
  • Seva Mandir, Udaipur
  • Shree Cement
  • Skoda
  • Kutch Nav Nirman Mandal – SETU
  • Siesta Group
  • SKGFS – IFMR Trust
  • Skill Pro Foundation
  • SOS Children’s Village
  • SPML Ltd.
  • SREI Finance
  • Stanely Black & Decker
  • Sterlite Technologies
  • SUPPORT, Hazaribagh
  • Taj Group of Hotels
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Havells Ltd.
  • HCL Comnet Ltd.
  • HCL Technologies Ltd.
  • HDFC Ltd.
  • HDFC Bank Ltd.
  • HDFC Securities Ltd.
  • Hindustan Copper ltd.
  • Hindustan Media
  • Hindustan National Glass Ltd.
  • ICICI Bank Ltd.
  • ICICI Prudential LIC Ltd.
  • ICICI Securities Ltd.
  • IDBI Bank ltd.
  • Idea Cellular
  • IIM Net Ventures
  • IndiaCan Education
  • Indian School of Microfinance
  • Indian Steel & Wire Products Ltd.
  • IndusInd Bank
  • Info Edge
  • ITC Ltd.
  • JAIPUR Rugs
  • Jharkraft
  • Jet Airways
  • Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.
  • Jindal Steel Ltd.
  • JK Trust
  • JSLPS – Aageevika
  • JSW Ltd.
  • Jubilant Lifesciences
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • Tata Motors Ltd.
  • Tata Steel ltd.
  • Tata Technologies Ltd.
  • Tata Telcon Ltd.
  • Team Satyam
  • Teach for India
  • TCI Ltd.
  • TERI
  • Tinplate Ltd.
  • Titan Industries Ltd.
  • TNT India Ltd.
  • Trident Grop
  • UCO Bank
  • Uflex Industries
  • Ultra Tech Cement Ltd.
  • Uninor India
  • USEL
  • Usha Martin Ltd.
  • Vati Consulting
  • Vedanta Group
  • Vizag Steel
  • Vodafone Ltd.
  • Volvo Eicher
  • Wipro
  • WNS ltd.
  • Writers Safeguard
  • World Vision
  • Yes Bank

All placements at XISS are coordinated through the Central Placement Cell

Summer Placements: The Central Placement Cell and the Departments are responsible for summer placements. Summer placement assistance is made available to all the students.

Name : Xavier Institute of Social Service
Location : PO Box No: 7
Dr. Camil Bulcke Path
City : Ranchi
State : Jharkhand
Country : India
Contact No : 0651-2200873, 09431101911, 09934101500
Contact Email : admissions@xiss.ac.in
Website : www.xiss.ac.in   
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