NIHIL ULTRA: Nothing Beyond

Department of Business Administration (B.B.A.)

Rev. Fr. Dr. Dominic Savio

Amitava Roy

In 2016, the Department of Business Administration at St. Xavier's College stepped into its eleventh year. We continue to look into the future, even as we build on and honour the glorious past of this institution. The enduring strength of our department is the quality of our students and faculty. Our priority has always been to provide students an updated academic program with societal interface. Our innovative bachelor's programme in business management is facilitated by multi-media learning environment enriched by face-to-face faculty mentoring and coaching. In the various courses, emerging key concepts are included. In order to strengthen the skills of the students and to expose them to real business situations, students are required to complete a term paper in Semester-IV and an internship in the third year leading to the project and comprehensive viva in Semester - VI.

The corner stone of any department is its faculty. Let me begin with our hearty congratulations to Prof. Supriyo Patra on being awarded Ph.D. degree in Management on 25th January 2016. In addition to the UGC requirements of orientation and refresher courses faculty members' attended number of faculty development programs and published research papers.

Students of the department excelled in academics and in extra-curricular activities. The graduating batch of 2013-2016 produced 101 first classes. In the marketing stream out of 76 students, 52 students were awarded first class and in the finance stream out of 68 students, 49 students were awarded first class. A number of students got placed in top notch companies during the year through the placement cell of the college. Students have also performed well in various all India competitive management entrance examinations. Many students have also gone abroad for higher studies. Two second year students of the department visited College of St. Benedict and St. John University, Minnesota, USA during October as a part of the student exchange program. Mitrashi Das of third year was selected for the Global UGrad Progam, sponsored by the Department of State, USA for the Fall- 2016 semester for studying at the Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..


This prestigious program in management leading to a BBA degree is spread over three years and consists of six semesters, each approximately of six months duration. The program consists of 27 compulsory courses, and 4 specialization papers from any of the three elective groups totaling to 130 credits.

At St. Xavier's we believe theory is important, but it is of little value if students don't know their practical application. The program therefore lays strong emphasis in connecting theory and application. In the various courses key concepts are covered and then students are exposed to how they are played out in real business situations using case studies. To further strengthen this, students are mandatory required to undertake a term paper of 100 marks in semester IV and an internship in the third year leading to a project and comprehensive viva of 100 marks in semester VI.


The objective of the of the BBA program is to provide high quality education in management and prepare students

  • To join industry, business and non-profit organizations
  • Seek entrepreneurial venture
  • Pursue higher education in management