Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Women’s Helpline

Women’s Helpline (Mahila Helpline) is a unique project aimed at providing immediate relief to women in distress. It is a toll free telephone service for women in need of care and protection.The project was launched on October 1, 2004. Women’s Helpline is sponsored by the Department of Social Welfare, Women & Child Development, Government of Jharkhand while Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi is the implementing agency. CSS, Samadhan, ISSS and THUDA are also associated with the project. Ever since its inception, the Women’s Helpline has received a great number of cases several districts of Jharkhand as well as other states such as West Bengal, Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, Chhatisgarh etc.

Objectives of Women’s Helpline include reaching out to every woman in need of care and protection by responding to emergencies on toll free phone, ensuring connectivity of toll free phone through government telephone exchanges in both urban and rural areas, working together with allied systems/agencies to create women friendly environment, advocacy for women’s rights, providing a platform for NGOs working for the welfare and empowerment of women, and formulating strategies to curb violence against women based on field experience.

Women’s Helpline provides a platform for women to report and register cases of violence committed against them and seek immediate relief, socio-legal and psychological assistance and above all, justice. It works from 7.00 AM till 10.00 PM. Women’s Hipline provide counseling, medical aid, free legal aid and temporary shelter. Women from all income groups approach the Helpline in times of crisis. The Women’s Helpline has successfully resolved significantly large number of cases of domestic violence, sexual abuse, rape, dowry, trafficking, etc. During 2006-07, the Women’s Helpline received 1830 phone calls, took up 381 cases for intervention, settled 200 cases while 59 cases are under observation. During this period, the Helpline closed 122 cases.

Some of the constraints of Women’s Helpline are partial phone connectivity in the rural areas, inaccessibility to remote areas, absence of a full-fledged shelter home for women and difficulty in handling women with psychiatric problems and mental retardation. Sometimes the staff members of Women’s Helpline have to bear the brunt a violent person when the visit the home of the victims to settle the issue. Despite all hardships, they are working with a missionary zeal to create an environment enabling women to lead a dignified life sans any fear.

Campus News

Department of Personnel Management

Industrial Relations Camp
An Industrial Relations Camp for the class of 2006-08 was held at Bhilai Steel Plant, Rourkela during 3-13 March 2007 under the leadership of Prof S R Shauq, Dr. Somendu Biswas and Mohit Spring. In the pre-lunch sessions, the students interacted with the practising managers of the plant while they visited the shop-floor and conducted a socio-economic survey in workers’ colony during the afternoon sessions.

Campus Placement
Breaking all previous records, 63 students of the class of 2005-07 got placed in 21 companies. Compensation package ranged from the lowest Rs 2.5 lakhs to the highest Rs 6.80 lakhs with an average offer of Rs. 4.00 lakh per annum. Students were placed in Tata Consultancy Services, GMR, Tech Mahindra, M&M, ICICI Pru, Reliance Retail, Hindalco, ITC, Taj Hotel, Reliance Energy, Raymonds, Essar Steel, VSNL, Pantaloon, ACC, Satyam, Visa Steel, Reliance Infocomm, NTPC, Tata Motors (Telcon), and JK Group.
Summer Placement
Class of 2006-08 have received summer placement offers from over 25 companies: HDFC standard Life, Tata Steel, Ushacomm, Max Healthcare, Hindalco, NTPC, SAIL, BHEL, VSNL, ITC, ALSTOM, TCS, Bluesatar, HUTECH, Mafoi, L&T, Genpact, ACC, Standard Chartered, Airtel, Tata Motors, MMTC, Cadbury, Indian Oil Corporation etc.

Department of Rural Development

Educational Tour
Class of 2005-07 went on a 15-day educational tour (9-23 December 2006) to feel the socio-economic nerves of the nation. The class was divided into three groups who visited north, south and western parts of the country. During the educational tour, the students visited a number of civil society organizations, distinct field projects and interacted with the stakeholders and village communities. The educational tour provided the students with an opportunity to develop their insight, self-confidence, team spirit and learning through mutual sharing at the grass roots level.

Seminars and workshops
A seminar on National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme was held on 1 February 2007. Mr A K Singh of SPAR, Ranchi was the resource person for the seminar.
A three-day workshop on Disaster Management was held on 26-28 February 2007. Resource person for the workshop was Mr R John Suresh Kumar, Group Facilitator, Synodical Board of Social Service, Church of North India, New Delhi.

Campus Placement
The department achieved 100 percent placement for the class of 2005-07 with significantly high compensation packages in merely 9 days in February 2007. Altogether 21 organizations participated in the campus placement and offered 103 jobs while 70 students were finally selected. The originations that came for campus selection included NDPL, Udyogini, Aid-et-Action, FES, CCF, World Vision India, KNNA, Srijan, Unnati, Essel Mining Industries, ASA, Basix, PGEI, Aravali, FSS etc.

Department of Information Management

Campus placement
Altogether 51 students of the Class of 2005-07 got employment through campus placement. The companies that came for campus placement included IFB, Lason India, Vati consulting, Newzen Software Technology Ltd., Bridging Talents, Satyam computer Services Ltd., Web Information Technologies –USA, Basix, United Bank of India, ICICI Pru, Life Development Foundation, and Life Business Project Pvt Ltd. Reliance General Insurance.

Summer Placement
Class of 2006-08 have been placed in the following companies for summer internship: Airport Authority of India Ltd., Bombay Rayons, Central Coalfields Ltd., HCL-BPO, HCL Infosystems Ltd., HCL Technologies Ltd., HDFC Standard Life, HPL India Ltd., HP Invent, ING Vyasa, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., J K Tyres, Millipore India Ltd., MTI-SAIL, RDCIS-SAIL, Tata Motors Ltd., TISCO, Satyam Computers, and Usha Martin Industries Ltd.

Department of Marketing & Finance

Workshop / Training
The department conducted a one day workshop cum training on Employee Awareness and Motivation for the junior level officers and promotees of United Bank of India, Jharkhand and Bihar Circle on February 11, 2007. Dr. Fr.Benjamin Lakra, s.j, Assistant Director, XISS welcomed the participants. Mr. A S Bhattacharya, General Manager (Resourses Management) and Mr. S P Sinha (Chief Regional Manager) Jharkhand & Bihar Circle chaired the session. The Workshop was conducted by Prof.Aseem Kandulna who spoke on Personality Development. Prof. Bhaskar Bhowani deliberated on Retail Banking while Prof. Amar Tigga spoke on Customer Service. Prof. Anmol R Bodra discussed Motivation and Behavioural Aspects.

Campus Placement
Within a span of just two years since its inception, the department witnessed a large turnout of companies to the campus for selection of students for suitable positions in Marketing, Finance and Operations areas. Some of the major recruiters were Raymonds, Satyam, Pantaloons, Equations Marketing Consultants, Reliance Telecom, Reliance Infocom, Ajiwika Micro Finance, UTI-Bank, IDBI-Bank, HDFC-Bank, United Bank of India, HSBC Bank, ICICI Bank etc. It was also very encouraging to hear the Company Executives lauding the performance of the graduating students in the interviews. As per the confirmations received till now, 97 students have already been placed. With the placements still on a few more companies are expected to turn up and in the final count, 80 % of the outgoing students would be gainfully placed this year.

Summer Placement
The class of 2006-08 have received summer placement offers from Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Godrej and Boyce, NTPC, IPCL, ESSAR, ONGC, Emerald Energy : Dubai: UAE, TCS, Airtel, ICICI Bank, Bank of India, HDFC Bank, Narnolia Securities, Taj Hotels and The Oberoi Group among others.

Department of Management Development

Certificate Course in Management
The Department of Management Development conducted a Certificate Course in Management from September 2006 to March 2007 in which 26 persons participated. Besides industrial exposure through short term internship, project work and industrial visits, the participants were provided with a holistic theoretical knowledge pertaining to human resource management, leadership, accounting, financial management, communication etc.

Management Development Programme
Human Resource Management for Line Managers (11-13 December 2006 & 14-16 December 2006) at NTPC, Korba
Corporate Social Responsibility and NGO Management for Managers (18-20 December 2006) at NTPC, Korba
Personality Development and Behavioural Science for Managers (12-15 February 2007) at NTPC Korba.
General Management Programme for Assistant Engineers (13-15 February 2007) at NTPC, Korba
Management Development Programme for Scientific Officers (20-24 February 2007) at Uranium Corporation of India Ltd., Jadugoda Mines, Singhbhum.
Personality Development and Behavioural Science for Middle-level executives of Jharkhand State Electricity Board (19-20 March 2007).

Prof Dr R K Biswas, Prof S R Shauq, Prof S N Singh, Prof G Kurian, Prof Dr K K Bhagat, Prof A Kandulna, Prof Dr M H Ansari, Prof Amar Tigg and Sant Kumar Prasad conducted the MDPs.

Development Resource Centre (DRC)
Development Resource Centre (DRC), a Training and Capacity Building wing of Xavier Institute of Social Service organized following training programmes and workshops for the benefit of various stakeholders during January-June 2007:
Training programme on resource mobilization and conflict resolution (8-12 January 2007 & 15-19 January 2007).
Refresher training on micro-planning (21-24 January 2007).
Workshop on NRHM and RCH II (8-9 February 2007)
Training on gender, reproductive health and legal issues (22-25 February 2007).
Workshop on right-based perspective on reproductive health (9-10 March 2007)
Annual review workshop (24-25 March 2007).
Second follow-up training on reproductive health (16-20 April 2007).

XISS Annual Fest: Panache 2007

Students and faculty went for a three-day chill out on the campus just before the onset of summers in the middle of cool February. Well, the occasion was first ever cultural festival of XISS –Panache 2007 during 15-17 February 2007. The campus rejuvenated with a number of innovative programmes and events such as face painting, T-shirt painting, ad-mad-show, crossword, business dumb charade, rangoli etc. Students of other institutes and colleges of Ranchi participated in various contests with matching enthusiasm.

Mr Adish Ekka, CRPF Commandant, Ranchi inaugurated the festival by lighting the traditional lamp in a colourful function on 15 February 2007. In his inaugural address, Mr Adish urged the youth to be more responsive to the social needs. He observed that a holistic education makes one competent to serve the society in most fruitful and creative manner. Speaking on the occasion, XISS Director Fr Beni Ekka said that the fest provides a unique opportunity for the students to showcase their talents in an integrated manner. Vidya performed a classical dance item in the inaugural function. The students also presented a folkdance on the occasion. Fest coordinator Mr Sajeet Lakra presented mementos to the chief guest, director and assistant director on the occasion. Divya Samuel conducted the inaugural function.

Extempore, flower show, collage, quiz and song competition (solo and duet) were held on the first day of the festival. In the extempore, Manjita Osta, Sharpee Tekriwal and Nilendri Biswas won first, second and third prizes respectively. Cap. G Kurian and Prof Anmol Bodra were on the panel of judges. The programme was anchored by Rajni Sinha. Naman Sinha & Vivek Saurabh (NIFFT) won the first prize in quiz. Ankur and Vishal (NIFFT) were the runners up in the quiz which conducted by Vinay Singh of AMS Careers. Amrit Pal Singh coordinated the quiz programme. In collage, Manisha Kindo (XISS), Payal Panchi (BIT, Mesra) and Shruta Singh (XISS) won first, second and third prize respectively. Panel of judges for collage comprised of Prof S R Shauq and Prof Abha Ekka. Collage was coordinated by Tanvi. Divya Samuel stood first, Shweta Singh second and Shruti third in the flower show contest that was judged by Ms Alka Lakra. Flower show was coordinated by Neelam Toppo. In the solo singing contest, Varsha Srivastava stood first while Raj Kumar and Mainak Chaterjee came second and third respectively. Prof S R Shauq and Sujan Pandit served the panel of judges for the singing competition.

On the second day of Panache 2007, face painting, business dumb charade, ad mad show, crossword, laughter show, free style dance and War of Dj’s were held. Amit Lama and Manjita Osta (XISS) won first and second prize respectively while Shantanu Roy (ICFAI) stood third in the face painting contest. Prof S R Shauq and Mr Bashir Ahmad were the judges for this event. Dawn Sangama coordinated the face-painting contest. In the business dumb charade, Ruma Kunar & Soni Sharma stood first while Vikram Anand & Biplab Gupta came second and Anil Kumar Singh bagged the third prize. Sunaina Garodia coordinated the business dumb charade. In the crossword event, Kavita stood first while Ankur and Sunaina won second prize. Wilson David was the programme coordinator for crossword.

The team of Anisha, Manjita and Farzana (XISS) won first prize in Ad Mad Show while Sumit and Akashdeep (BIT, Mesra) won second prize and Pranjal Shukla (XISS) won third prize in the event. The panel of judges for this event comprised of Prof Rohit Vishal Kumar and Prof Pinaki Ghosh. The laughter show was appreciated overwhelmingly. Akashdeep (BIT, Mesra), Amit Kumar (XISS) and Neeraj Kumar (XISS) won first, second and third prize respectively in the laughter show. Prof Mohit Spring and Prof Harpreet Singh were the judges for this event. In the solo dance event, Vidya, Popa Dasgupta and Manjita won first, second and third prize while in group dance event Monalisa & group, Rachita Sharma & group and Kunjit Kaur & group won the first, second and third prizes. Ms Amrita Gupta was the judge for the event.

T-shirt painting, dumb charade, debate, faculty games, rangoli, antyakshari and Mr and Miss Panache 2007 were the fascinating events on the third and final day of Panache 2007. In the T-shirt painting contest, Agnesia Beck & Rensu Joana Minz (XISS) won the first prize while Manjita Osta & Farzana Kausar (XISS) stood second and Amrita Rao and Sujit Kumar (ICFAI) came third. Mr Basheer Ahmed was the judge for the event. In the dumb charade, Kiran Kumari & Shipra won first prize while Snigdha & Anita Jigga won second prize. The event was anchored by Anisha and George. Manjita Osta was declared the best speaker and Smriti Sudha runner-up in the debate competition. The panel of judges comprised of Dr Srirang Jha, Prof Abha Ekka and Mr Leo. The event was anchored by Farzana Kausar and Wilson.

In the Rangoli competition, Shivangi & Rashmi (BIT, Mesra) stood first while Sheela & Pooja stood second and Chandravati & Nirusha came third. The panel of judges for the event comprised of Mr Vinod Ranjan (DPS, Ranchi), Mr Alok Kumar (CCL) and Ms Roshani Chakravorty

Antyakshari for faculty members received tremendous applause. Prof S R Shauq and Prof R K Agrawal won the first prize while Prof S R Roy and Prof Mahua Banerjee were the runners up. The event was anchored by Sanjay Dua and Ankur Chaudhary. Shreya Wali & Anupama (BIT, Mesra), Mona Verma & Devyani (XISS) and Ruma Kunar &Soni (XISS) won first, second and third prize respectively in the Antyakshari event for students.. The last event was selection of Mr and Miss Panache 2007 which ran for several interesting rounds. Manish Thakur was declared Mr Panache while the title of Miss Panache went to Manjita Osta. Ms Namrata Singh and Ms Vandana Gupta were the judges for the event.

Mr Anil Gupta, DGM, State Bank of India gave away the prizes to winners of various events. Fr Beni Ekka thanked all the faculty members and students for making the cultural event a grand success. He also praised the Fest coordinator Prof Sajeet Lakra for all his efforts to make the event unforgettable.

Panache organizing committee comprised of Shoma Rani Bodra, Binay Prabhakar Khalkho, Tanvi, Rajni Sinha, Sanjay Dua, Amrita Singh, Sunaina Gavodia, Ankur Chaudhary, Arunava Ray, P. Jena, Sharpee Tekriwal, Agnesia Beck, Anjana Tirkey, Abhijeet Victor, Malvika Mony, Ruchi Chourasia, Afrina Ahmed, Prasanna Mohan Jha, Ginni Babbar and Naveen Kumar.

Panache 2007 was sponsored by AMS, Bank of India, Birsa Club, Capcom Ltd., Cement Manufacturing Co., Chotanagpur Graphite Industries, Dayal Timberworks & Plywood Centre, Firayalal, Hindalco, Kailash Paper Conversion Pvt. Ltd., Khar Industries, Krishna Hardware Stores, Mangalam, Minmin’s, Novelty Sarees, Maithan Smelters Pvt. Ltd., Metal Power Analytical Pvt. Ltd., Paul Opticals Raj Kumar Chaudhary, Rampuria Cloth Stores,. Siddhant Construction Pvt. Ltd New York Tailors, , State Bank of India, Sweety Medicines, Tekriwals, Telco Construction Equipment Ltd. United Bank of India, Ved Textiles, Vikas Enterprises, etc.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

XISS Publications

Issues of Jharkhand Journal of Development and Management Studies (JJDMS) and books published by the Department of Research & Publications:

Journal Issues with specific themes:
1st issue: Jharkhand Development, November 2002, Pages 1-127, Rs. 125.00
2nd issue: Empowerment of Weaker Sections, Jan-March 2003, Pages 131-249, Rs. 125.00
3rd issue: Perspectives of Rural Development, April-June 2003, Pages 271-397, Rs. 125.00
4th issue: Decentralization and Rural Management, July-September 2003, Pages 415-537, Rs. 125.00
5th issue: Corporate Governance, Oct.-Dec 2003, Pages 555-668, Rs. 125.00
6th issue: NGOs and Development, Jan-March 2004, Pages 679-781, Rs. 125.00
7th issue: Small Scale Industries and Entrepreneurship Development, April-June 2004, Pages 795-909, Rs. 125.00
8th issue: Economic Reforms: The Development Perspectives, July-September 2004, Pages 921-1031, Rs. 125.00
9th issue: Land Alienation, Displacement and Rehabiliation: Issues and Perspectives, Oct.-Dec. 2004, Pages 1039-1155, Rs. 125.00
10th issue: Community Health, Nutrition and Healthcare, and Health Education, Jan.-March 2005, Pages 1173-1323, Rs. 125.00
11th issue: Watershed Management with Special Reference to Jharkhand, April-June 2005, Pages 1324-1450, Rs. 125.00
12th issue: Fifth Schedule and Tribal Development, July-September 2005, Pages 1463-1580, Rs. 125.00
13th issue: Dynamics of Development in Jharkhand: Oct.-Dec. 2005, Pages 1581-1714, Rs. 125.00
14th issue: Tribal Haats and Cooperatives, Jan.-March 2006, Pages 1715-1840, Rs. 125.00
15th issue: Perspectives on Status of Women, Livelihood and Employment, April-June 2006, Pages 1865-1982, Rs. 125.00
16th issue: Human Rights with Special Reference to Children, Women and Dalits, July-September 2006, Pages 1983-2103, Rs.125.00
Consolidated Volume of JJDMS Vol. 1 Nos. 1-5, May 2004, Pages 1-668, Rs. 800.00 (HB)
Consolidated Volume of JJDMS Vol. 2 Nos. 6-10, July 2005, Pages 669-1323, Rs. 800.00 (HB)
Consolidated Volume of JJDMS Vol.3 Nos. 11-13, December 2005, Pages 1325-1744, Rs. 500.00 (HB)

Social Empowerment through Development Interventions: Innovative Experiments at the Grassroots Edited by Beni A Ekka & Anirudh Prasad, Pages 372, Rs 650.00 $ 200, Year of Publication 2005
Land Reforms Administration in India: An Unfinished Task by Beni Alphonse Ekka, Pages 282, Rs. 300.00 $ 100, Year of Publication 2005

Forthcoming titles
Dynamics of Tribal Migration in India by Dr Ranjit Toppo
Construction of Action Research Theories in Social Sciences edited by Beni A Ekka & Anirudh Prasad

For copies of the journal issues and books, please send the Demand Draft favouring Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi as per the prices indicated to
The Assistant Director,, Xavier Institute of Social Service, P B No. 7, Purulia Road, Ranchi 834001 Phone 0651-2200873 Email:,

Faculty Corner

Fr. (Dr.) Alex Ekka, Professor and Head, Department of Research and Planning, visited University of Antwerp in connection with a research collaboration project during April – June 2006. His visit has strengthened the alliance between XISS and Antwerp University.

Dr Anirudh Prasad, Professor & Head, Department of Research & Publications delivered special lectures at Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics, Pune (2 October 2006), Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative and Management on 2 October 2006), Magadh Mahila College, Patna ( May 2006), L N Mishra Institute of Social Change & Economic Growth, Patna (13 June 2006), and A N Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna (13-15 July 2006). He spoke on an array of subjects such as Panchayati Raj Institutions, Corporate Governance, Social Development in Gandhian Perspective etc.

Dr Himadri Sinha, Professor, Department of Rural Development, presented a paper on ‘Copious NTFP Deprived Collectors: Exploring the Trade Offs between Collective and Private Domain’ at the 11th Biennial Conference of ASCP held at Bali (Indonesia) (June 20-23, 2006). Dr Sinaha had received a grant from Ford Foundation for conducting research for the paper.
S N Singh, Head, Department of Information Management, presented a paper in a seminar on Algorithms and Computer Science at Ranchi Women’s College on 4 April 2006. He also delivered a special lecture in a capacity building workshop organized by Employees’ Provident Fund Organization, Ranchi on 1 June 2006. He delivered a special lecture during an orientation programme of young faculty members at Academic Staff College, Ranchi on 26-27 November 2006.

Dr Soumendu Biswas of the Department of Personnel Management obtained Ph D degree in October 2006 from the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He completed his doctoral thesis on ‘Organizational Culture and Psychological Climate as Predictors of Employee Performance and Organizational Effectiveness’ under the supervision of Dr Vijai N Giri and Dr Kailash B L Srivastava.

Dr Srirang K Jha of the Department of Personnel Management and Bhaskar Bhowani of the Department of Marketing & Finance attended an International Workshop on Case Teaching and Case Writing at Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (6-11 November 2006) under the Faculty Development Programme sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education.
Dr Ratnesh Chaturvedi of the Department of Marketing & Finance and Kumar Mohit Spring of the Department of Personnel Management participated in the Management Teachers’ Programme on ‘New Venture Planning’ (4-9 December 2006) organized by Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow & Strategic Management Forum at IIM Lucknow Campus.

Dr Soumendu Biswas & Dr Srirang Jha of the Department of Personnel Management participated in a National Workshop on Labour Jurisprudence: Emerging Scenario (2-3 December 2006) organized by Indian Institute of Coal Management, Ranchi.

A research paper on ‘All to all Broadcast on OTIS-Ring’ by Kenny Thomas Lucas of the Department of Information Management has been accepted for IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems at University of Texas, Dallas, USA. His paper will be published by ACTA Press, Canada.

Anant Kumar of the Department of Rural Development presented a paper on ‘Women’s Self-Help Groups and Role of Caste and Class in Equitable Health Access’ in the 4th Biennial International Conference on Creating Healthy Societies through Inclusion and Equity (11-13 September, 2006) at Adelaide, Australia. He presented another paper on ‘Self-Help Groups and their Role in Women’s Health and Empowerment’ in the 11th World Congress on Public Health and 8th Brazilian Congress on Collective Health, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (21-25 August 2006). He also participated in the NBCC International Global Mental Health Congress at New Delhi, India (23-24 October 2006). He also participated in the training programme on “Strategic Communication” organised by Population Foundation of India (PFI) and Spitfire Strategies, USA, supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. (8-10 November, 2006).

Campus Events

Seminar on Right to Information
The Department of Rural Development organized a seminar on Right to Information Act 2005 in the XISS Auditorium on 31 August 2006. A K Singh, Chief Coordinator, Society for Participatory Action and Reflection, Ranchi was the Resource Person for the seminar.

Seminar on HR Issues
The Department of Personnel Management organized a three day special seminar on various H R issues in the XISS Auditorium during 8-10 September 2006. Mr. K. Bhanumurthy, AGM (HRD), Bhilai Steel Plant served as the Resource Person for the seminar. He conducted interactive sessions on Six Thinking Hats, Emotional Intelligence, Business Etiquette, and Stress Management

Rural Camps

Students of Rural Development (1st Semester) visited Hetha-Kotta in Ratu block, Anandi in Ormajhi block, and Kuli in Bero block in Ranchi district during 19-28 September 2006 under the guidance of Prof M H Ansari and Ajit Tirkey, Sanjay Verma and Abha Ekka, and Arup Sarkar and Roshni respectively. Students of 3rd Semester visited Jaratoli and sinjusereng in Namkum block and Bichna in Khunti block in Ranchi district during 19-28 September 2006 under the guidance Dr Himadri Sinha and A Ahmed, Fr Benjamin Lakra and Pratul Chandra and Dr KK Bhagat and Dr M Sahu respectively.

Management Meet
A select group of 1st Year PGDBM (Marketing & Finance) students participated in the Management Meet (XPRESSIONS-06) organized by Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar. The XISS team comprising Kunjan Tiwary, Rahul Sinha, Umesh Kumar Soni and Abhishek Bhowmick turned runners up in the IT quiz.

Business Management Simulation
Students of PGDBM (Marketing & Finance) organized a business management simulation on 13-14 November, 2006. Vikas Gupta and S C Tyagi of All India Management Association, New Delhi conducted a number of management games. Twenty teams comprising four students each participated in the games. Team comprising Vishal Samson, Malay, Vikram Singh and Rajesh Sharma was adjudged first while team of Ashish Agarwal, Atindra Mukherjee, Vikas Srivastava and Indranil Nayak stood second. The Consolation prize went to the team comprising of Ritu Mishra, Pragya Tripathi, Nisha and Pakhi Agarwal

An inter-class quiz was held in the department of Marketing & Finance. Amit Burman, Jagat Lal Murmu, Rajesh Kumar, Shweta, Anupam, Dhiraj Kumar and Abhishek lal were adjudged winners. The quiz was conducted by Sudhir Bharadwaj, Steven Hsiao, Rigvendra Ayush, Manisha Kindo and Mounita Dutta while Prof. Nitish Raj facilitated the programme.

Inter-class Football and Basketball Tournament
An inter-class football and basket ball tournament was held during 6-13 November 2006. Fr Dr Benjamin Lakra, Assistant Director, XISS, inaugurated the tournament. Br. Pradeep Indwar was declared best palyer in football while Ms Sangita Tirkey was adjudged best player in basket ball.

Development Resource Centre
Development Resource Centre (DRC), a Training and Capacity Building wing of Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS) organized following training programmes and workshops for the benefit of various stakeholders during 2006:
Workshop on Development monitoring plan and systems at East Singhbhoom (20-22 May 2006), Gumala (24-26 May 2006) and Dumka (29-31 May 2006).
Strategy formulation for Operationalisation and Functioning of Gram Sabha and Gender Sensitisation and Mainstreaming Training cum Workshop at XISS, Ranchi during 19-23 June 2006 and 26-30 June 2006.
Training of Jharkhand Panchayat Raj Act at XISS, Ranchi during 4-8 Jjuly 2006.
Training of Micro Planning at XISS, Ranchi during 19-23 July 2006 and 25-29 July 2006.
Workshop on role of NGOs in promotion of Local self governance and National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) at XISS, Ranchi on 1-2 August 2006.
Workshop on “Traditional Leader’s Role in the Functioning of Gram Sabhas at XISS, Ranchi on 10-11 August, 2006.
Seminar on Gram Sabha and Right to Information at XISS, Ranchi on 12 August 2006.
Training on Gram Sabha Management and Record Maintenance at XISS, Ranchi during 21-24 August 2006 and 31 August-3 September 2006.
Seminar on Women’s stake, role and participation in Gram Sabhas at XISS, Ranchi on 8 September 2006.
Training on RBM- Planning/ Project formulation at XISS, Ranchi during 11-16 September 2006.
Training on NGO Management at XISS, Ranchi during 9-13 October 2006.
Training on RBM-Monitoring at XISS, Ranchi during 6-11 November 2006.
Workshop on functioning of Gram Sabha as an autonomous body at XISS, Ranchi on 15-16 December 2006.

Programmes held under THE DAVID AND LUCIE PACKARD FOUNDAT Supported Project on Training Reproductive Health Professionals

Seminar commemorating the celebration of the world breast feeding week (1-7 Aug 06) held on 7th Aug 2006 in collaboration with BPNI Jharkhand Chapter at XISS \
(Facilitated by Dr Katyayani of BPNI Jharkhand)

Seminar on “Population Myths and Facts” on 14th Nov 2006 in collaboration with Population foundation of India at XISS Ranchi
(Facilitated by Dr Sanjit Nayak and Ms Sudipta of PFI Delhi)

Special input sessions on Safe Motherhood, ARSH, HIV/ AIDS to the first year students of Rural development session 06-08
( facilitated by Debashish Chakravorty , Youth Coordinator CARE Ranchi)

Seminar on WORLD AIDS DAY as part of urban field exposure on Dec 1 2006
( Sri PN Singh Director SRC Jharkhand was the chief guest on the occasion)

Seminar on NRHM and RCH II held on 8th Nov 2006 ( facilitated by Dr Suranjeen Prasad of CINI Ranchi)

Research and Planning

IFAD Study
As part of the study on Local Governance in select states in India, sponsored by International Fund for Agriculture Development, Dr. Alex Ekka, Head of Research and Planning, has submitted the report for Jharkhand. The study was conducted both at IFAD assisted villages in Arki Block of Ranchi District and at non-IFAD assisted villages in Dumri Block of Gumla District of Jharkhand. The study indicates that despite the long history of tribal self-governance in Jharkhand, today it is unable to deliver the goods in terms of people’s participation in the governance of the village, management of resources and effective dispute resolution.
Livelihood Reconstruction through Sustainable Agriculture Practices
Prof Himadri Sinha has undertaken an economic development project for the Kui tribe in Kalahandi district of Orissa in association with Corporate Social Responsibility department of Vedanta Aluminium Limited. Kui tribe is living between life and death with rain-fed single cropping system without any significant secondary livelihood. The Project aims at enhancing the annual household income of poor tribal of Lanjgarh Block by 300% in three years time by ensuring year round livelihood through sustainable agricultural practices, cultivation of medicinal plants and processing and marketing of NTFP. Project emphasizes on using organic manuring and bio control of pest in phase wise manner. Project also discourages use of ground water and promotes judicious use of surface water for irrigation.
During June to October 2006, as a pilot effort, the project has assisted nearly 150 households to grow vegetables and other cash crop besides growing their traditional paddy crop in nearly 150 acres of land. An extraordinary success was achieved in nearly 70% cultivated land. Farmers have earned an average net profit of Rs. 10,551 per acre from one crop with benefit cost ratio 5.1: 1. This has generated much enthusiasm among villagers. For winter season around 300 farmers have come forward to use the technology to grow crops in around 220 acres of land.

NEED Assessment Study for Farakka NTPC
Mr. S. R. Irfan, Mr. Arvind Dey, Mr. Mrityunjay Ray, and Mr. Herman Ekka have completed a need assessment study for 150 villages to be adopted by NTPC Farakka under their CSR programme.

Introduction to XISS

The Beginning
Academic Programmes Curriculum of all the courses are revised periodically on the basis of inputs obtained from alumni and other stakeholders.
Infrastructure XISS has a sprawling campus spread in 14 acres with a built-up area of approximately 72,000 square feet in the heart of Ranchi. The Institute provides hostel facility to 100 female students. The Institute has quite spacious classrooms with all modern teaching aids. Moreover there are separate common rooms for boys and girls, cafeteria and refectory, staff room, seminar rooms, conference halls, staff lounge and a well furnished auditorium with a seating capacity of 300 persons.

The Institute has a very well stocked library containing over 34,000 volumes of books, journals, encyclopedias, almanacs and magazines. It subscribes to more than 100 periodicals and journals. The faculty and students can access over 150 online international journals which are available through institutional subscription.

The Institute has a state of the art computer lab that hosts over 90 terminals with necessary hardware support in synchronization with the needs. The Wi Fi enabled campus sets the tone for 24x7 global connectivity.


Dr. Fr. Beni A. Ekka, s.j. DirectorM.A., M. Phil. Pol. Sc. (JNU), Ph. D. (R.U.)
Dr. Fr. Benjamin Lakra, s.j. Assistant DirectorPh.D. (State. Univ. Ghent, Belgium)
Dr. Fr. Alex Ekka, s.j.HoD –Research & PlanningP G Dip. in RD (XISS), M.Phil. (TISS), Ph. D. (JNU)
Dr. R. K. Biswas, Dean of Studies, M.A. in Labour & Social Welfare (B.U.), B.L. (B.U.), Dip. State Enterp. (The Hague), Dip. in HRD (Ahmedabad) Ph. D. (R.U.)

Department of Personnel Management
S. R. ShauqHoD - Personnel Management
M.S.W. (Indore), Dip. Lab. Wel. (Madras)
Dr. R. K. AgrawalM.A. (Eco.), Ph. D. (R.U.)Sajeet Oje Kr. Lakra
Kumar Mohit Spring
MLPM (Lucknow University)
Dr Soumendu Biswas
PGDBM (HRM), Ph.D. (IIT Kgp)
Dr. Srirang K. Jha
M.A. in Labour & Social Welfare, Ph. D. (TMBU, Bhagalpur)

Department of Rural Development
Dr. M.H. Ansari
HOD - Rural DevelopmentM. Com., PGDPM (XISS), Ph.D. (R.U.) Dipl. in Mass Comm. (Chennai)
Fr. Dr. Ranjit Toppo, s.j.
M.A. Sociology (Delhi University), Ph. D. (RU)
Dr. Himadri SinhaM.Sc. Agriculture (AAI, Allahabad.), Ph. D. (IIT, Kharagpur)
Dr. K. K. BhagatM. A. Sociology, Ph.D. (JNU)Anup SarkarB.Sc. Agriculture (Edinborough)
Abha EkkaMSW (Delhi University)
Anant Kumar
M.A. (Allahabad University), M. Phil. (JNU)

Department of Information Management
Satya Narayan Singh
HoD - Information ManagementM.Sc. Math. (R.U.), MCA (BIT, Mesra), LLB (R.U.)
S. R. RoyM.Sc. Chem. (R.U.), MCA (BIT, Mesra)Cert. in Social Science Data Analysis (Essex Univ., U.K.)
George KuriyanPG - LW, Adv. Mgt. - IIM, Kol
Viplava ThakurM.B.A. (Pune Univ.)Ms. Madhumita S NeogiM.Sc. (R.U.), MCA (BIT, Mesra)
Ms. Mahua BanerjeePGDCA (XISS), MCA(IGNOU)
Rajesh KumarM.Sc. Physics (R.U.), PGDCA (XISS), M.Tech. (BIT)
Keny Thomas Lucas
M. Tech. (BIT, Mesra)

Department of Marketing & Finance
Anmol R. Bodra
HOD - Marketing & Finance
B.Sc. (RU), PGDBM (Marketing), XLRI
Marketing stream
Anmol R. Bodra
B.Sc. (RU), PGDBM (Marketing), XLRI
Pinaki Ghosh
B.Sc. (RU), PGDBM, MMM-Marketing (SVS, FB MIT)
Rohit Vishal Kumar
M.A. Economics (JNU), MBA Marketing (IISWBM, C.U.)
Aseem Kandulna
B.A. (RU), PGDBM (IIM, Kozhikode)
Amar E Tigga
PGDM (IIM, Calcutta)
Finance stream
Bhaskar Bhowani
M.Com (RU), MBA (Finance), BIT, Mesra
Dr. Ratnesh Chaturvedi
M.Com, ICWAI, MBA (Fin), PhD

Department of Research & Publication
Dr. Anirudh PrasadHOD - Research PublicationM.A. Economics & Sociology (P.U.) Ph.D. (P.U.)

Department of Library & Documentation
H.K. SinghHOD - Lib & Doc.M.A. Sociology (B.U.), M.L.I.S.