“Why should I hire you?”

This is the most crucial question recruiters ask candidates during an interview.
On 1st February 2020, Ms. Prity Prasad, Principal Consultant, HR India Solutions, an alumna of the Programme of Human Resource Management of XISS, Ranchi, in presence of Dr. Amar E. Tigga, Director (Acting), XISS, enlightened the students of XISS with a lot of important industry insights during an interactive session. These insights were really helpful for the students, to prepare themselves for their upcoming SIPs and Placement processes.
“Obtain knowledge about the organization and perform a SWOT analysis on it. Ask questions to the recruiters and keep a seller’s spirit, work on your strengths, inculcate an attitude to followup, be open and honest to the interviewer”, these are a few key points she told the students. She also asked the students to apply what they learn in the classes. She also informed them, of being Present-ready in order to be Future-ready.
Ms. Prasad also advised the students regarding their CVs, resumes and what they should mention, so that their strengths are immediately visible to the recruiters.
She also emphasized the point, that one needs to keep a level head and think in a positive manner, to take every rejection as a lesson and not a defeat, in order to improve themselves and emerge successfully with a bright future.
The session concluded with Kunaljeet Roy of HRM-1 presenting a thanking note.

Interactive Session with Mr. S. Alam (VP of Tata Workers Union)

On 21st Jan, 2020, an Interactive session by Mr. S. Alam, Vice President of Tata Workers’ Union took place for Human Resource Management (2nd year) students which focused on the timeline, formation, presidency and the importance of Tata Workers’ Union at Xavier Institute of Social Service.

During this session, the evolution and the related struggles of Industrial Relations and Role of Tata in the evolution of Trade Unions and Labor Welfare Organisations in India were discussed in detail. It was an enriching session which made students feel like going back to the era of industrialization which contained the famous personalities such as Jamshedji Tata, JRD Tata and to name a few.


ileadHR, an HR Consulting firm in association with the Alumni Association of XISS (AAXISS) organized the 2nd session of The HR Talk on Monday, 20th January 2020, at Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi.

Mrs. Kamakshi Raman, Executive Director (HRD), Management Training Institute, SAIL, also the President of NHRD – Ranchi Chapter was present as the Chief Guest for the event. In her address she stressed on the importance of knowing the basic art and science of HRM and the transformation it’s going through with the technological developments and also stated that solution to every HRM problem is never same and has to evolve from the specific context.

Dr. Raman Kr. Jha – Vice Chancellor – Amity University Jharkhand, Dr. Amar E Tigga, Director (Acting) – XISS, Fr Pradeep Kerketta SJ, Assistant Director – XISS graced the event as the Guest of Honor.

Mr. Debashish Ghosal, HR Leader & Executive Coach said: “Are we Future-ready?” for the MSME Sector, from the perspective of the employers and the employees. He shared inputs on what role does the sector play towards the vision 2024 of becoming a $5trillion Economy. He also highlighted the key skills required to be successful in the sector and stressed upon the practices that the small and medium enterprises can adopt from the MNC’s and other larger Organizations.

Mr. Santosh Sharma, Management Expert while speaking said: “”Looking beyond the known”. He is popularly known as the ‘Freedom Man’, through his book “Dissolve the Box”, Freedom Movement and DTB Consulting is adding great value to individuals and organizations across the globe. He also said that MSME sector can nurture and support the development of the new-age entrepreneurs who have the potential to create globally competitive businesses from India.

Meanwhile, Mr. Amritanshu Prasad, Head – Adani Power Jharkhand discussed on importance of Corporate Affairs and Business Development in the MSME sector. He spoke about the difference between Business Development, Sales and the role leaders play in corporate affairs and business development. He stressed on the importance of the public reputation of the organization and how it can help attract the right talent for the organization.

The event was organized in association with Alumni Association of XISS (AAXISS) including members of AAXISS namely Mr. Alok Gupta, Mr. Manish Mishra, Mr. Jasbir Khurana, Mr. Abhishek Victor, Mr. Himalay Indraprasth, Mr. Aditya Raj & other Alumni.

The focus of the alumni association is to work for the upskilling of the students, alumni and other professionals in the industry and also to assist the students for their placements. The association also works to bring the industries and the college on a single platform.

A T- Talk on “Leaders of the future” for XISS students

Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS) organized a T- Talk on “Leaders of the future” in its campus on 5th December, 2019.

Mr. Sitaram Kandi, Vice President of HR at Tata Motors Limited addressed the gathering at XISS. Mr.Kandi had an experience of 24 years dealing with leadership development and performance appraisal. During his session, he compared two different generations and focused on how to tackle with the pressure of corporate world that every future leader has to deal with as the customer today wants everything at instant. He also talked about why it is important to adapt a habit of learning, playing and giving for an individual as one should focus on ” giving something that will help an individual to develop and not to donate” these habits will help a leader to build.

He said “Getting a middle rank is easy but sustaining there is difficult” and that we live in a world where negative is sold high and a leader should learn to neglect the negativity.

The talk covered all the challenges that every leader has to face in the corporate world it was a great learning session for the students of management.

“The World is an Amazing Place, so Why aren’t we Happy?” discussed Vinay Ranjan, Director (Personnel) of Eastern Coalfields Limited

Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS) became a heaven of knowledge and learning in the humble presence of Mr. Vinay Ranjan, Director (Personnel) of Eastern Coalfields Limited in its campus on 5th December, 2019.

Mr. Ranjan has rich experience of 24 years in the domain of Human Resources by undertaking roles in fields such as Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Change Management, Employee Engagement, ERP etc. Prior to joining ECL, he has played a pivotal role in organizations such as VSNL, DB Power Ltd., JSW Steel and many others.

The session was attended by Dr. Amar Tigga, Acting Director, XISS; Prof. Ramakant Agrawal, HoP-Human Resource Management and faculty members of the Programme, Prof. K.M. Spring, Prof. Shyamal Gomes, Prof. Nidhi Shukla along with students of the first and second year of HRM programme.

Mr. Vinay began the session while interacting with students as he spoke about the most prevalent topic for the current generation i.e., “The World is an Amazing Place, so Why aren’t we Happy?”

During the interaction, he spoke about balancing health, wealth and good relationships as they are the key to real success and happiness. He also introduced to students the “Theory of Charity” and explained how it is practical and should be implemented in daily routine lives.

Towards the end of the session, he wished the students luck for their future endeavors and advised them to put their best foot forward in this dynamic and challenging Corporate World. Before the session concluded he introduced the audience to his colleagues who are the alumni of XISS from 1984, 1991 and 2009 batches respectively.

The session ended with a Vote of Thanks presented by Riji, a second year student of Human Resource Management Programme. XISS looks forward towards organising such interactive sessions in future.

Talk on how to become Industry ready organized for Information Technology students

The Information Technology Programme of XISS organized a talk by alumni Mr. Lalatendu Das, Account Director for Asia at HireRight Inc. and Mr. Anirban Bhunia, Founder at Skyline Services on November 29, 2019 at XISS.
The talk was attended by Dr. S.N. Singh, Faculty, Information Technology along with Prof. Rik Das, Faculty, Information Technology and around 40 students of Information Technology Programme at XISS.
It was an informal session wherein Mr. Anirban and Mr. Lalatendu discussed on how to be industry ready by having a focused approach on the long term goals. They advised students to ensure that their performance in any organization adds value to them on both personal and professional front while also being profitable to the business.
They shared information on how to be active in participating and grabbing opportunities and keeping minds clear about what the ultimate aim is.
The talk provided deep insights about the present market scenario, the recent IT trends and the ongoing and upcoming placement opportunities. Their talk also enriched the students on how to achieve success in campus interviews as well as prepping themselves for forthcoming challenges and creating benchmarks in the corporate and Industrial world.

Interactive session on “Experiment with My Career” held at XISS

On 25th November, 2019, an interactive session on “Experiment with My Career” was organized in XISS which had Mr. Ashok Kumar, Senior Vice President, Marsh India Insurance Brokers Pvt. Limited as the guest speaker.

Mr. Ashok Kumar is a graduate from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (1994 batch). He has a decade long experience of working in several companies related to the Insurance Sector.

The session started with a Welcome Note given by the students of Programme of Finance followed by Dr. Amar E. Tigga, Acting Director, XISS felicitating Mr. Ashok Kumar with a bouquet.

Mr. Ashok Kumar advised students on how to become more employ-worthy for organisations.

He also encouraged students to continuously adding value to their knowledge base and skill set and be constantly up-to-date with the current Corporate World Scenarios and Government Policies.

Mr. Ashok Kumar stressed on the real fact that honest labour never goes in vain by quoting that “Time and Tide is Different for All.” The session ended with an interactive Question and Answer session followed by a Vote of Thanks by the students.