Xavier Institute of Social Service is a Jesuit-run business school in Ranchi, India. It was established as an extension department of St. Xavier's College, Ranchi, in 1955 by Fr. Michael A. Windey, S.J. with the objective of training young men and women in Rural Development, Personnel Management and Industrial Relations. In 1963, Fr. Micheal Van Den Bogaert, S.J. was appointed as the director of XISS and rendered his service to the institute for 23 years. In 1973 the institute was registered as a separate educational society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. In 1978, it moved to its present site. XISS is governed by a governing body headed by a chairman from the Ranchi Jesuit Society. The governing body is supported by an academic advisory council of senior faculty and directors. In the Times Group B-School survey 2016, Xavier Institute of Social Service is ranked 119th overall among the business schools in India.