About XIDAS - Xavier Institute of Development Action and Studies (XIDAS) is a charitable, non-profit, minority educational institution and it is also a social and developmental organization. It works in close collaboration with some of the reputed Management Schools within India and abroad, such as: XLRI (Jamshedpur), XIM (Bhubaneswar), XISS (Ranchi), LIBA (Loyola College, Chennai) and Vlerick School of Management (Ghent, Belgium). It was founded by Dr. Fr. Michael Van den Bogaert SJ (Belgian Educationist). Father Bogaert has also immensely contributed in other Xavier Institutes (XLRI, XISS, XIMB) across India. He was a firm believer in the idea of sustainable development and had set up XIDAS, Jabalpur as an institute to cater to the needs of Sustainable Development in the region and across the country. Xavier Institute of Management Jabalpur (XIMJ), an educational unit of XIDAS, offers Post Graduate programmes in the area of Rural Development and Management Studies. The Institute through its various Departments undertakes various field projects and research studies. It believes in building a nation in accordance with the dreams and vision of the Constitution of India, as spelt out clearly in its Preamble - Justice, Equality, Liberty and Fraternity. We are contributing to the building up of a new world order, where everyone has a place and, therefore, it has opted deliberately to side with the poor and the marginalized, who live
About Dept. of SE & CSR - The Department of Social Entrepreneurship and CSR at XIDAS undertakes several social engineering projects for rural and urban development programmes supported by CASA, TATA TRUST etc. We have also been undertaking various studies for Corporate Houses like Socio Economic Survey, Social Impact Assessment, Need Assessment Study, Formulation of Rehabilitation Action Plan, CSR Plan for Community Development etc. for organizations like NTPC Ltd., MPPTCL, Moser Baer, CBM, CAPL Ltd., the department is actively engaged in academic publication, organization of ‘Enlightening the Young Mind Talk Series’ and organization of conferences and workshops.
In the year 2012 the Department had hosted an International Conference on CSR (ICCSR-2012) which was graced by H. E. Hon. Shri Ram Naresh Yadav Ji, Hon. Governor of M.P. and other prominent national and international dignitaries. The details for the same is available on http://www.ximj.ac.in/ICCSR/Keyspeaker.htm