| November 03,2012 09:56 am IST

Bhubaneswar: Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) has established itself as a premier institute recognized globally for management education. Established in 1987,this year XIMB celebrates 25 years of its glorious existence.

Xpressions is the annual B-School fest organised by the student community of XIMB, in their endeavour to foster interactions with the corporate world and among the B-School fraternity. It is amongst the largest business school festivals in India and this year it promises to get bigger and better. Xpressions is held in association with major corporate and media houses of India. This year Tata Steel is the title sponsor for Xpressions.The theme for Xpressions this year is ' CRESCENDO acCREte, aSCENd, outdo. The theme inherits its roots from the spirit of XIMBians to take the institute to greater heights with higher levels of energy, determination and power.Xpressions 2011 had nearly 50 events, both business and cultural, and saw participation from over 60 B-schools and 20 Undergraduate colleges culminating in more than 3000 participants and a footfall of nearly 30000. Xpressions draws participation from IIMs, ISBs, XLRI, IIFT and IITs and is home to some of the fantastic in-house games which resonates among the b-schoolers.
Xprsessions is the host to Conclave which will bring together some of the best and brightest in India for a series of discussions and interactions on the theme Creativity at a premium in a wave of 1.2 billion.Keynote speaker for the event will be the distinguished film director and writer Anurag Basu .Founder of Innovative Ideators Mr Dinesh Goel and CEO of Dharma Port Company Limited Mr. Santosh Kumar Mohapatra will also share their views and ideas on the theme.
The flagship events at Xpressions include Gladiator - a cross functional event which tests the expertise in all the fields of management; Kurukshetra - a business strategy game that tests business acumen and interpersonal skills by simulating a real world business scenario comprising of markets,customers and business owners; Skill City a melange of creative games, which compels one to take logical reasoning and analytical thinking to the next level.; Helios- a management game designed exclusively for undergraduate students; Spardha- a test of social entrepreneurship quotient. Apart from these are the events organized by the academic committees of XIMB-Dalal Street, Nirnay, Case in Point, Maven and Parikrama.
Celeblitz is the star night of Xpressions. Organized on the last day of the fest, Celeblitz offers participants a chance to unwind, sit back, and soak in the XIMB spirit.The glitterati this year is Salim-Sulaiman. Nukkad Natak is The Street Play Competition for those who have a passion for theatre. With fascinating themes like Argentum, Guru Cool, and Panch Tatva, Carnival De Vogue - The Fashion 'Ramp'age is the true fashion fiesta in its own way. Goonj is the ultimate Solo Singing Extravaganza -Voice of the soul.Thirkan is a battle for the crown of Group Dance champions and headlines on the first day of the Xpressions.
Xpressions is a perfect symposium of knowledge , skill , creativity and innovation.This year Xpressions brings along with it the tradition of Ximbs rich culture and camaraderie of the momentous 25 years. A tryst to remember,cherish,reminscene and most importantly to be lived.Let the carpet roll and the show begin.