Xavier Institute of Development Action and Studies (XIDAS)
Xavier Institute of Development Action and Studies (XIDAS) is the only Jesuit management institution situated in the heart of India. It is known across the globe for 21 years of excellence in sustainability and management education. The Institute has a very unique pedagogy of translating field-level knowledge into classrooms by engaging its faculty members and students into live projects and programmes. The essence of present day modern management education lies in industry interface and XIDAS has been pioneering institution which through the passage of time based upon its implementation knowledge, research, training, and policy level engagements has been nurturing academics.

Over the years, XIDAS has crafted a stimulating learning environment by providing a sprawling campus and high-tech infrastructure. The students are from different parts of India that provides a glimpse of diverse workforce which builds them to survive and adopt a complete work life balance.

The institute offers a year full time residential programme i.e. PGDM (Human Resource, Marketing and Finance) and PGDM- RM (Rural Management). Students are the top priority area for the Institute. The Jesuit pedagogy of learning, sharing and becoming a hub of intellectual data base is witnessed during the period of study. A new breed of corporate leadership with ethics, social and environmental concern is nurtured here.

We welcome you to our website which will give you detailed information about our legacy and activities.

  • Eligibility
  • Qualifying Entrance Tests
  • Application Schedule
  • Special Merits
The minimum requirement for admissions to PGDM & PGDM-Rural Management courses is a three year Bachelors degree in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities. Interested candidates should have obtained this degree with an aggregate of atleast 50% in the case of candidates from General category & 45% in the case of candidates from SC, ST category.
  • Entrance Test Score card of XAT, MAT, CAT, ATMA, CMAT or MPMET scores between September 2018 and May 2019 is accepted.
  • Candidates can submit the application form online by paying the requisite form fee of Rs. 1000/-. Click on Sign Me Up to get started.
  • Sale of Online Application Form for PGDM & PGDM-RM begins in 1st week of January, 2019
  • Last date to submit applications online: Feb 28, 2019.
  • Tentative GD/PI Dates:
           - City: Jabalpur ---> Venue: XIDAS Campus ---> Date: March 9, 2019

           - City: Bhopal ---> Venue: Campion School ---> Date: March 9, 2019

           - City: Patna ---> Venue: St. Xavier's College ---> Date: March 9, 2019

           - City: Jamshedpur ---> Venue: XLRI ---> Date: March 9, 2019

           - City: Delhi ---> Venue: ISI ---> Date: March 10, 2019

           - City: Ranchi ---> Venue: XISS ---> Date: March 10, 2019

           - City: Kolkata ---> Venue: St. Xavier's College ---> Date: March 10, 2019

Shortlisted candidates will be called for Group Discussions, Personal Interviews and English Language test before final selection. All these tests carry merit points that will taken into account while deciding the capability of the candidate. SC, ST, Christian minority, work experience, women candidates from all categories will be given special merit points in the admission procedure.