A School of Government and Public Affairs under the Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB) is in the offing. Due to an initiative by XIMB Board alumni representative Amar Patnaik, the school will begin from July offering a two-year Masters degree in Public Affairs. Dr Patnaik is the chief of the BJD’s IT Cell.
For the new school, an MoU has been signed with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of the Syracuse University, New York.
Dr Patnaik has revealed that the new school would also focus on building leaders in business, NGOs and media through short and medium-term courses. The launch events for the new school would be held at New Delhi (May 27), Kolkata (May 28), Mumbai (May 30) and Bengaluru (May 31).