The Urban Management and Governance Symposium of the Xavier Center for Urban Management, Xavier University Bhubaneswar will be held on December 2nd, 2017. The symposium is an initiative to bring together thought leaders from the industry, profession, and academia to deliberate on Professional needs for Smart Urbanization. The symposium will facilitate the congregation of professors, urban planners, smart city advisors and management specialists from across the nation to deliberate and contribute towards the consolidation of the field of Urban Management.
The conference will consist of Fr. Paul Fernandes, Fr. Alwyn, and Prof. Kajri Mishra and Prof. Dr. Ashok Kumar who shall inaugurate the event. The guest speakers will be Prof. Dr. Ashok Kumar, School of Planning & Architecture, Mr. Dinesh Harode, Team Lead SLPMC for Smart Cities, IPE Global, Mr. Shankar Arumugham, National Head, Jones Lang LaSalle, Mr. Prashant Kumar, Assistant General Manager, Ecorys, Mr. Chandan Sinha, Vice President, Smart City Advisory, Mr. Jamal A Rasheed, Head Urban Planning, L&T Ramboll, Mr. Md. Mahtab Alam, General Manager, Faridabad Smart City and Mr. Supratik Sarkar, Regional Head, IDeCK. They will present their perspectives, focusing on Smart Urbanization in the domain of profession and education.
The Urban Management and Governance Symposium will highlight the need for Urbanization and its aspects which will be at the forefront of global socio economic development. It brings people together from diverse background on one common platform empowering the change through Smart Urbanization.
Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB) was established in accordance with the Xavier University Act 2013 and was inaugurated on 7 July 2014. The University is India’s first digital University and an institution of higher learning for imparting professional and technical education. It is a self-financing institution of higher learning for imparting professional and technical education. XUB offers a doctoral program in different disciplines. It also offers a Masters in Business Management through XIMB, Masters in Human Resource Management through the Xavier School of Human Resource Management, Masters in Rural Management through the Xavier School of Rural Management, Masters in Sustainability Management through the Xavier School of Sustainability, Masters in Urban Management and Governance through Xavier Center for Urban Management & Governance, Masters in Business Finance, and a Masters in Mass Communication. Apart from these, XUB offers undergraduate courses in Mass Communication, Commerce, Computer Science and Engineering and Economics.
Xavier Center for Urban Management & Governance focuses on developing, transferring and disseminating knowledge about building sustainable, smart and liveable cities. It has pioneered a two-year full time MBA program in Urban Management and Governance – the first of its kind in India. In this programme students develop a full understanding of urbanisation plus the full range of functional management and organisational skills. Graduates are therefore capable of understanding places, systems, and smart urban technologies to arrange strategic and operational tasks for building and managing cities.