XLC

Our Objective

Promoting effective leadership that can deal with change as well as design developmental plans by application of problem solving skills, through a comprehensive course of intensive training. XLC will provide a congenial environment that facilitates the cultivation of the intellect and the inculcation of ethical and moral values, so essential for leadership.

Our Vision

To build up a value based cadre of competent and committed young leaders who are charged with the passion and patriotic fervor to be change agents in society and who have the courage of convictions to pursue the long cherished goal of establishing a just society in an exuberant and prosperous nation.

Our Mission

The Centre's vision is sought to be achieved by organizing for the young highly focused and professionally guided short term and long term training programs by means of which a ferment of enthusiasm and creativity will be generated in the youth population enabling the emergence of energetic individuals full of potential for assuming leadership roles.

Our Course

XLC offers civil service coaching

  • 15 months online/direct classes for Prelims & Mains 2022.
  • Excellent Coaching & Individual Mentoring for Civil Service & other Competitive Examinations.
  • Led by Eminent Civil Service stalwarts.
  • Brilliant, youthful & articulate Faculty with the right background.
  • Focused classes, targeted tests & techniques for writing precise answers to ensure success.
  • Moderate fees.

The training program for the Civil Services examination commencing on the 12th of July 2021 offers the following Optional Subjects:

Management, Economics, Law, Sociology, Malayalam, History

XLC will also continue to offer programs in socially significant sectors such as Education, Health & Public Systems.

Course Details

(All candidates are requested to check UPSC website for checking eligibility)

All our training programs will be conducted online until further directives from Government of Kerala. We have two batches for our training sessions:

Regular Batch:

Monday to Friday Session Timing: 09:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Daily Current Affairs Session Timing: 03:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Wednesdays and Fridays (Weekly Test /or Answer writing practice): 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM

Evening - Weekend - Holiday Batch:

Monday - Friday Evening Session Timing: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday Timing: 09:30 AM to 01:00 PM

** Instructions for Online Sessions & System Requirements

1. You are requested to download the following application for the online sessions: Zoom - https://zoom.us/support/download

2. Please ensure to have a good quality broadband connection with sufficient data (expected to be approx. 4 GB/day)

3. All other instructions will be communicated directly to students once enrolled into the program.

Download Zoom

List of Services

Following are the services which one gets on qualifying the Civil Service Examination:

All India Services
  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  • Indian Police Service (IPS)
  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
Central Services (Group A)
  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS)
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)
  • Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)
  • Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)
  • Indian Information Service (IIS)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  • Indian Postal Service (IPoS)
  • Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS)
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)
  • Indian Railway Protection Force Service (IRPFS)
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS-IT)
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS-C&CE)
  • Indian Trade Service (ITrS)
Central Services (Group A)
  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS)
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)
  • Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)
  • Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)
  • Indian Information Service (IIS)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  • Indian Postal Service (IPoS)
  • Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS)
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)
  • Indian Railway Protection Force Service (IRPFS)
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS-IT)
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS-C&CE)
  • Indian Trade Service (ITrS)

* For detailed UPSC Exam Pattern (please refer UPSC website)

Some of our distinguished Faculty

Mrs. Agnes Anald

Bar-at-Law

L.L.M. (National Law University, Hyderabad), Cleared Civil Service (Prelims)

Ms. Anu Francis

BA, LLB (Hons)

(National Law School) Cleared Civil Service (Prelims)

Ms. Chitra George

LLM

LLM (National University Singapore) LLM (University of Geneva) Advocate Kerala High Court

Remya Tresa

MA Economics

(First Rank and Gold Medal from Pondicherry Central University)

Leo Lukose

B.A, L.L.B. (Hons)

First Rank (CUSAT). Advocate, Kerala High Court.

Ms. Ann Mary Jose

MA Economics

1st Rank (Hyderabad Central University)

Anisha Francis

MA History

(St. Stephen’s College, Delhi), (Best Outgoing Student)

A Briefing

UPSE CSE

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a nationwide competitive examination in India conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India, including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and Indian Police Service (IPS). Also simply referred to as the UPSC examination, it is conducted in three phases - a preliminary examination consisting of two objective-type papers (General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II also popularly known as Civil Service Aptitude Test or CSAT), and a main examination consisting of nine papers of conventional (essay) type - Descriptive, in which two papers are qualifying and only marks of seven are counted followed by a personality test (interview).

Process

The Civil Services Examination is based on the British era Imperial Civil Service tests, as well as the civil service tests conducted by old Indian empires such as the Mauryan Empire and Mughal Empire. It is considered to be the most difficult competitive examination in India. A single attempt takes two complete years of preparation - one year before the prelims and one year from prelims to interview. In total, one sits in actual exam for 32 hours from prelims till interview. On average, 900,000 to 1,000,000 candidates apply every year and the number of candidates sitting in the preliminary examination is approximately 550,000. Results for the Prelims are published in mid-August, while the final result is published in May of the next year.

  • Stage I: Preliminary Examination
  • Stage II: Mains
    Examination
    Personality Test (interview)

Number of attempts

The number of times a candidate can appear for the exam is given below:

  • General category candidates – 6 attempts with maximum age limit of 35 years
  • OBC – 9 attempts with maximum age limit of 35 years.
  • SC/ST candidates – unlimited attempts till 37 years of age.

Appearing to attempt one of the papers in the preliminary examination is counted as an attempt, including disqualification/ cancellation of candidature. However, applying to sit for the exam but failing to attend is not counted as an attempt.

The Group

About Us

XIME- the flag bearer in management of change

About XIME

XIME, the premier management institute of South India established a quarter century ago, has been in the forefront of introducing impactful innovations in management education through its centrally located three campuses in Bangalore, Chennai and Kochi. Led forward by the penetrating vision and the wealth of experience of six decades of management education of its legendary founder Prof. J Philip, the former Director of IIM Bangalore and the doyen of management education in India, XIME has forged ahead as the spear head of the movement of management institutes to counter the threat of obsolescence and irrelevance posed to education by the looming forces of automation and knowledge explosion.

XIME has been shaped by its founder's profound conviction that all leaders are managers, but all managers need not be leaders. The exciting and often delirious pace of change calls for leadership qualities, which can maintain resilience and dominance over change, and transcending the management of processes. XIME has been acutely aware of the Oxford University's 2018 study, which analyzed 702 viable occupations and predicted that by the next decade 47 percent of jobs might be automated. Enlightened leadership alone can provide vision, motivation and creativity through effective communication and demonstrable knowledge and skills that will help navigate organizations in such choppy seas. Building up of leadership skills has therefore been a prime focus in XIME's plans for the future.

Xavier Leadership Centre, Kochi

About XLC

Xavier Leadership Centre (XLC), Kochi is the latest initiative of the premiere management education institute in South India, Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME), Kochi. The Xavier Leadership Centre is the brain child of Prof Philip who has always thought ahead of times and has laid out the contours of the Centre which will be dedicated to the pressing task of developing leadership skills in the youth of this country through carefully crafted and closely monitored training programs that touch every sphere of productive activity, whether in Entrepreneurship, Skilled Jobs, Education, Social Mobilization, livelihood creation, Public Service or even spiritual and philosophical realms which promote creativity and ethical orientation. The seeds were sown in the year 2019 when a series of short term training courses were organized for youth by throwing open the portals of XIME to connect the campus with the life of the community so that management students understand real life problems that affect people and learn to develop an empathy and creativity that will build up future leaders equipped with problem solving skills and ability to communicate their ideas with the community. The interaction between the youth coming from ordinary colleges and students of management proved immensely beneficial to both and yielded insights which are crucial for assuming leadership roles.

XLC - The Journey

Arising from the lessons learnt from such short interactions and encouraged by the great enthusiasm it created in the youth, it was considered worthwhile to introduce a longer term training course that will sustain the fruits of inter mingling and support further development of personality, broaden areas of knowledge and deepen understanding of important issues that are vital for utilizing the demographic dividend in productive occupations and promote the national goal of inclusive growth. It was therefore decided that the Centre will start a long term program of training youth and empower them to assume leadership roles in politics, development, social justice, economic management, public administration and justice systems. At present the best avenues to provide such holistic training and development are competitive examinations that are held by the Central and State governments for recruitment to public services such as the Civil Services and to specialized agencies concerned with development such as the Banks, the RBI, NABARD, Public Sector Undertakings, NGOs, Banks and major industries which operate CSR schemes of welfare. XLC is devoted to the task of developing leaders in sectors like Education, Health, Public Systems, and Public Administration.

XIME Management has been watching with growing concern the alarming trend of decline in performance of graduate students of Kerala in admission tests and corporate placements year after year and their comparative failure in clearing competitive exams for recruitments to higher public services. In order to halt this unfortunate trend, XIME Management Kochi has conceived of a scheme of training to empower Kerala graduates and to equip them with skills and confidence to prove their merit in competitions at the national level.

XLC - Objective

Keeping in view the above mentioned objectives of promoting effective leadership that can deal with change as well as design developmental plans by application of problem solving skills, the Centre has announced a 15 month long comprehensive course of intensive training by engaging highly talented and experienced young faculty under close supervision and guidance of eminent civil service officers who have retired after distinguished service in highly varied roles of development and public administration.

The scope of training takes into account serious limitations that have crept into the system of school and college education in Kerala in terms of failure in inculcating in the young the habit of serious reading and in developing in them communication skills. Lapses of the education system in this regard have the effect of confining the student's mind to rote learning, which results in snuffing out intellectual curiosity and in stunting the critical faculty during the growing years.

In order to help graduate students to overcome such initial handicaps, XLC will provide a congenial environment that facilitates the cultivation of the intellect and the inculcation of ethical and moral values, so essential for leadership. The Centre for Leadership is placed under direct supervision of experienced civil service officers who have held with distinction senior positions in government and have assumed leading roles in social, cultural and educational activities.

Vision Statement

To build up a value based cadre of competent and committed young leaders who are charged with the passion and patriotic fervor to be change agents in society and who have the courage of convictions to pursue the long cherished goal of establishing a just society in an exuberant and prosperous nation.

Mission Statement

The Centre's vision is sought to be achieved by organizing for the young highly focused and professionally guided short term and long term training programs by means of which a ferment of enthusiasm and creativity will be generated in the youth population enabling the emergence of energetic individuals full of potential for assuming leadership roles. It is further intended that the ripples created by the movement will touch every sphere of activity and travel across all levels of society that will promote a quest for excellence and a passion for achieving quality. Such a disruptive and transformational change can hopefully inspire and motivate a tradition bound and inert society into taking up meaningful and productive activity.

Key leaders involved in the Centre

Our Management

Prof. J. Philip

Founder Chairman

Mr. P.C. Cyriac, IAS

Chairman - XLC

Mr. Abraham Kurien, IPS

Director - XLC

Dr. J. Alexander, IAS

President XIME

Dr. Kuncheria P Isaac

Director General

Mr. V.O. Sebastian

Vice Chairman, XIME Kochi

Rev. Dr. George Madathiparampil

Board Member

Mr. Biju Parayinilam

Board Member

Mar. Tony Neelamkavil

Auxiliary Bishop of Thrissur

Mr. P. H. Kurian IAS (Retd.)

Board Member

Dr. T.V. Francy

Board Member
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Address

Xavier Leadership Centre (XLC)
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship (XIME)
KINFRA Park, HMT Road, Kalamassery,
[Near Cooperative Medical College],
Kochi - 683 503, Kerala.

Whatsapp

+91 8590641640

Email Address

xlckochi@xime.org