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THE PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Rev. Dr. J. Felix Raj S.J.

 

 

Respected and our beloved Chief Minister, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Provincial, Rev. Fr. Rector, Vice Principals, members of the staff, teaching and support, alumni/ae, benefactors, well-wishers, friends and my dear students; allow me to wish you a happy and grace-filled 2012.
It is my pleasant duty now to place before you the Annual Report of the College for the year 2011.

 

 

New Provincial
Rev. Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus has appointed Fr. Jeyaraj Velusamy, S.J., as the Provincial of the Calcutta Province of the Society of Jesus from July 2011. Fr. Velusamy is now the ex-officio President of the Governing Body of the College. We wish him all the best and look forward to his guidance and support and assure him of our prayerful support. We thank Fr. George Pattery S.J., the former Provincial for his guidance and support during the last six years.

Christmas Gathering
The Alumni Association of the College organized a Christmas Gathering on December 19, 2010. Besides many alumni/ae we had many friends and well-wishers of St. Xavier's College. Ms. Mamata Banerjee, the then Hon'ble Railway Minister and Mr. Derek O’ Brien had joined us in the celebration. Ms. Banerjee spent almost 40 minutes in the College listening to the carols songs and wishing the Fathers, teachers and others. The Christmas Gathering was an occasion for many of us to come together and experience the presence of the Divine in our midst.

 

 

Sports Day
The Sports Day was held on 8th January, 2011. Mr. Sivaji Ghosh, IPS, Additional DGP (Welfare) was the Chief Guest. Mr. Brijesh Damani, one of our alumni who won the Silver medal in the Asian Games in China was felicitated. There was as usual a lot of enthusiasm among the students especially during the competitive department-wise parade. Sports Day is one of the events that brings staff and students together. We thank Mrs. Feroza Mogrelia, our Sports Director and all other staff and student volunteers for the successful organisation of this yearly event.

Convocation and Valedictory Function
The 4th Convocation & Valedictory Function was held on Saturday, January 22, 2011, at 10 a.m. Shri M.K. Narayanan, Hon'ble Governor of West Bengal graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and delivered the Valedictory address. The Governor being a Jesuit alumnus from Loyola College, Chennai, appreciated the educational work carried out by the Jesuit Fathers and asserted that more students should benefit from the Jesuit educational Institutions, particularly from the poorer sections of the society.

The Hon'ble Vice Chancellor of Calcutta University, Prof. Suranjan Das conferred the degrees on the 1415 graduating students and delivered the Convocation address.


Prof. M.M. Rahman was conferred the Nihil Ultra Award 2011 for his exemplary services rendered to the college for the past fifty years. He continues to serve the college as the Vice Principal of the Commerce (Evening) Department. It is my responsibility to thank all the staff members and alumni/ae who did a marvelous job in organizing the Convocation function.

Xavotsav 2011
Xavotsav, the annual event of the St. Xavier's College Students' Union was held from January 22–24, 2011. This cultural fest brought many Colleges together, thus fostering the spirit of camaraderie. The Students' Union donated from the surplus, Rs. 50,000/- to NSS towards the Shishu Mela and Rs. 4 lakh towards the twin hostel project. I want to appreciate the Students' Union for their wonderful co-ordination and successful performance.

Beyond Barriers: Chapter-XI
Beyond Barriers, the annual cultural fund-raising programme of the Alumni Association of the College was held on 25th January, 2011. The Guest Performer was Mr. Remo Fernandes, who thoroughly entertained the students with his songs. The programme was well-attended and the Alumni Association donated Rs. 7 lakh to the College for the twin hostel project.

 

 

 

Exchange Programmes
Four students from Manitoba University had come between December 15, 2010 and January 20, 2011. They participated in the Science Congress in Chennai. They attended classes and visited different research institutes, agricultural research station, etc. in and around Kolkata.

In January 2011, we hosted 12 students from the College of Saint Benedict / Saint John's University, Minnesota, attending one-semester programme at St. Xavier's College. The programme was co-ordinated by Dr. Sweta Ghosh. Prof. Madhuchanda Mitra, faculty of CSB/SJU, accompanied the students. This was the first time that we had entered into such a long exchange programme. This initial experience has definitely taught us to do better in future.

A team of eight faculty members from CSB/SJU, Minnesota had visited St. Xavier's College on March 18, 2011, and had discussions with the Principal and the Vice Principals with regard to MoU between the two Institutes. I was at the College of Saint Benedict / Saint John's University from 23rd through 28th October, 2011. The MoU was finalized and signed.

Prof. Amitabha Roy, Dean, BBA and a group of nine students from St. Xavier's College had visited CSB/SJ University during the puja vacations in October 2011 for a one-month exchange programme.
I want to thank CSB/SJU for their full co-operation and generosity to wards accepting our students in October 2011 and I must express my gratitude to CSB and especially to Prof. Joseph Rogers and his team for their wonderful hospitality and whole-hearted support.

I visited FUNDP-University of Namur, Belgium during the Puja vacations. An agreement of collaboration between St. Xavier's and the University was also established. Thanks to Prof. Y. Poullet, Rector of the University.

Two Professors had come from Manitoba University, Canada, between September 18th and 25th, 2011 for the purpose of finalizing the 2+2 programme and also discussing the student exchange programme between the University of Manitoba and St. Xavier's College.

Two UG students and two PG students of Microbiology Department and one UG student of Chemistry Department visited Manitoba University for 25 days during September-October, 2011. They attended classes and visited research facilities, agricultural firms, etc. They also had some cultural exchange programmes.

I visited Manitoba University in October and had a fruitful discussion with regard to the exchange programmes between the two institutes. We are thankful to the University of Manitoba for accepting one of our Microbiology students namely, Devapriya Kundu for her PG studies in Manitoba University under full scholarship. In fact, Devapriya has opened the opportunity for many of our students to join Manitoba University for PG studies after three years of UG studies. I want to express our gratitude to Dr. Mervyn Pritchard and Dr. Michael Trevan for their efforts and co-operation in taking this collaboration forward.

From November 18 to 20, 2011, I was invited by the College of Media Studies & Culture in Torun, Poland to give a lecture on Indian Economic Development. This was an occasion to discuss with the Rector of the above College and sign an agreement of collaboration between St. Xavier's College and College of Media Studies and Culture in Torun, in areas of Media Education and Political Science. I am grateful to Dr. Krzysztof Bielinski, the Rector of the above Institute.

Evaluation of autonomy
A two-member external team consisting of Fr. P. Christie and Prof. Joe Jesudurai from Loyola College, Chennai, had come to St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata, for an external review of autonomy on 24th February 2011. They spent two days in the College, interacted with the Principal and visited all the Departments of the College. They have submitted a report. I thank Prof. Jesudurai and Fr. Christie for their efficient appraisal.

Recommendation of the Forum for Minority Colleges
The Principals of Christian Minority Colleges have formed a Forum. They held their third meeting on 24th March, 2011, at Loreto College. In view of the recent guidelines by UGC for recruitment of teachers, the Forum has recommended a resolution to be endorsed by the respective Governing Bodies. The Resolution has been duly endorsed by the Governing Body of St. Xavier's College.

New Hostel Project
The new hostel site at 219/1, A.J.C. Bose Road was blessed by Fr. Jeyaraj Velusamy, S.J., Provincial of the Kolkata Jesuit Province and Fr. George Ponodath S.J., Rector. The Foundation Stone was unveiled on September 28, 2011 after the due sanctioning by KMC.

The construction work has begun. The Women's Hostel will have a capacity of 150 and the Men's Hostel a capacity of 300. Once the new hostels are in position, the total intake will increase from the existing capacity of 210 to 450 (150+300).

I wish to thank the alumni association and all Xaverians who have come forward to assist the College in this project. St. Xavier's is grateful to them.

In view of the new hostel construction, admissions to A.J.C. Bose Road Hostel were suspended. Admissions to first year were done only in Park Street hostel. We hope and pray that the twin hostels will be ready by June 2013.


E-M Bypass Plans

Fr. George Ponodath, S.J., is working on the EMMRC building at the E-M Bypass land. The plan is to shift the EMMRC from Circus Avenue to the E-M Bypass campus.
Comprehensive plans are prepared for the campus in which we will have the EMMRC building, one main College building, a Research Centre, hostels for PG students, a library building and an auditorium.

Land to St. Xavier's College
The Government of West Bengal had offered 2.5 acres of land in Rajarhat to St. Xavier's College. The land certificate was received on 9/11/2010 by Fr. George Ponodath, S.J.
A request has been placed to the Hon'ble Chief Minister for more land, at least 50 acres. We are confident that the Chief Minister will continue to support us to expand and develop the College infrastructurally and academically to serve Paschimbanga.

Fr. General's Visit to SXC
Rev. Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, S.J., Superior General of the Jesuit Order visited the Kolkata Province on March 10 and 11, 2011. He spoke on the 'Future Thinking of Jesuit Education'. He met the alumni/ae and co-workers of our Institutions.

Spot Evaluation
St. Xavier's College has gone for spot evaluation. The decision was taken after having discussed it in the staff meeting. The spot evaluation in May - June 2011 functioned efficiently and for November-December, 2011, it continued till January 4, 2012. I thank Prof. A.C. Gomes, Controller of Examinations for his efficient co-ordination of the evaluation process and congratulate all Professors for their co-operation.

FIST Program
The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, under the FIST Program had identified our College and called for a meeting to seek applications for allocating funds to the 'College as a whole' to strengthen teaching and research facilities in all Science Departments of the College. The Project Implementation Group was set up comprising of all the Heads as well as some faculties of all the Science Departments. This group had prepared a detailed proposal report for allocation of funds and the same had been sent to the DST. Special thanks to Dr. Tapati Dutta and Dr. Shibaji Banerjee who made a wonderful presentation before the Expert Committee at INSA, New Delhi.
The FIST Advisory Board of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, had approved and sanctioned the proposal of the 'College as a whole' under the FIST Program of DST and had asked us to identify equipments for teaching and research facilities, and for a computer laboratory, etc., to the tune of Rs. 70 lakh. This is of course a holistic development of the College.

Colleges with Potential for Excellence (CPE) Action Plan
Fr. Principal, Profs. Shibaji Banerjee and Romit Beed visited the UGC office, New Delhi on March 30, 2011and presented the CPE Action Plan (Phase-II) for CPE grant. Thanks to Profs. Shibaji Banerjee, Romit Beed, and Shalabh Agarwal for their hard work and co-operation in preparing the Action Plan.

Admissions 2011-12
The admission process for the year 2011-12 was carried out with professional competence. The total intake of students was as follows: UG: 5589, PG: 571 and Others: 722, totaling to 6882.

I thank our Vice Principals, Deans, Heads of Departments, staff members, both teaching and support as well as students for their whole-hearted co-operation in the admission work. The online facility has come as a help for students from abroad to apply. We have now students from Africa, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Nepal and Thailand. I thank our Computer Centre which provided the online facility within the campus for students who do not have computer facilities at home.

Academic Council
I thank Prof. Dhruba Jyoti Bhattacharya for his efficient services as Member Secretary of the Academic Council of St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), for the last five years. The College places his services on record. Prof. Ashis Mitra has been appointed as the new Member Secretary with effect from 1st July, 2011.

Curriculum Re-structuring
St. Xavier's College aims to form men and women for others who will become agents of social change to build a just society. For this, academic programmes are designed to impart high quality education as well as to prepare students for employability. The curriculum re-structuring committee has been working to modernize the curriculum in keeping with the global trends in the field of education. It is my duty to thank the members of the curriculum re-structuring committee, members of the Board of Studies for their whole-hearted co-operation in the process of re-structuring.

New Appointments and Change of Guards
The following appointments have been made since July 2011.

  1. Dean of Science: Dr. Mallinath Mukherjee

  2. HOD of Maths: Prof. Anindya Dey

  3. HOD of Sociology: Prof. Maitreyee Sanyal

  4. HOD of Biotechnology: Dr. Uma Siddhanta

  5. HOD BA (General): Dr. Suchandana Bhattacharya

  6. HOD of Statistics: Prof. Ayan Chandra (w.e.f. December 1, 2011)

Prof. Bertram Da Silva has been appointed the Acting Vice Principal of the Arts & Science Department for a period of seven months w.e.f. November 25, 2011. Fr. Jimmy Keepuram S.J. has taken a sabbatical for seven months to complete his Ph.D. Dr. Argha Banerjee has been appointed the Acting Dean of Arts in Prof. Da Silva's place.

The Governing Body expresses its gratitude to the outgoing Dean of Science, Prof. Kajal Bakshi and all the outgoing Heads of Departments for their commitment and loyalty to St. Xavier's College. Their dedicated services are placed on record.

After the retirement of Fr. George Ponodath S.J., Dr. Someswar Bhowmik has been appointed as the new Director of Educational Multimedia Research Centre - St. Xavier's College (EMMRC-SXC) with effect from December 1, 2011. While thanking Fr. George Ponodath S.J. for his dedicated service, we welcome Dr. Someswar Bhowmik and wish him all the best.

EMMRC-SXC produces about 130 programmes every year. It is one of the best Centres in the country.

Academic Laurels
Congratulations to the following Faculty Members who have received their Ph.D. in 2011:

  1. Dr. Indranil Bose of the Political Science Department.

  2. Dr. Rajib Mukhopadhyay of the Education Department.

  3. Dr. Rahul Sharma of the Chemistry Department.

Research Activities
St. Xavier's College actively promotes research and has developed facilities for this purpose. Research is actively pursued as it is evident from the publication of the faculty. The College has always been generous in making budgetary allocation for research and development.
The St. Xavier's College Centre for Research Committee encourages inter-departmental collaboration and has developed a culture of research within the College. The College research journal “Aviskaar' is regularly published. I thank Prof. Arup Kumar Mitra and the contributors. We have been encouraging participation of our students in research through various academic programmes.
From January 2011 to December 2011, the following UGC Minor and Major Research Projects were undertaken by different faculty members.


Minor Research Projects

Sl. Name of the Faculty Department Date of Sanction by UGC Amount
1 Dr. Rajib Mukhopadhyay Education 30/9/2011 Rs. 74,000/-
2 Dr. Mahasweta Mitra Ghosh Microbiology 30/9/2011 Rs. 1, 35,000/-
3 Dr. Madhumita Bhattacharya Bengali 30/9/2011 Rs. 91,000/-
TOTAL  Rs. 3,00,000/-


Major Research Projects

Sl. Name of the Faculty Department Date of Sanction by UGC Amount
1 Dr. Subhankar Ghosh Physics 14/2/2011 Rs. 4,39,800/-
2 Dr. Chandana Barat Biotechnology 10/3/2011 Rs. 2,49,280/-
3 Dr. Sidhartha Shankar Saha Commerce 12/3/2011 Rs. 2,76,200/-
      TOTAL Rs. 9,65,280/-


Xavier's Centre for Gender Studies
The Xavier's Centre for Gender Studies has been formed in the College during the month of August 2011 for the purpose of initiating various research projects with regard to gender related issues and also introduction of Certificate Course on Gender Studies. Prof. Saswati Chaudhury has been appointed as the Convener of this Committee.

NAAC Accreditation
The College went in for NAAC accreditation in November this year. A three-member team visited St. Xavier's College from November 14 – 16, 2011. The visit went off very smoothly.
St. Xavier's College thanks the team members for their visit and guidance.
The accreditation results were out on 30 November, 2011. St. Xavier's College (Autonomous) has been accredited with CGPA of 3.53 on a four point scale at A Grade for a period of five years. I thank the executive committee of NAAC for their support and guidance. I thank Prof. Dipankar Sengupta, IQAC Co-ordinator.

NSS Activities

  1. Shishu Mela was organized on January 30, 2011 by the NSS Department for more than 700 underprivileged children from rural villages and urban slums. Physically and mentally challenged children were also part of this event. Almost 200 student volunteers entertained the children with games, sports, magic shows and cultural programmes.
     

  2. On the occasion of Women's Day, a Legal Aid Awareness programme was organized on March 6, 2011 at Shalpukur. More than 200 women had gathered from four different villages. Advocates Prabhat Sil and Prabhir Banerjee from Calcutta High Court conducted an awareness session on Women's Rights and shared with them ways and means to address injustices or discrimination. About 20 student volunteers were part of the programme.
     

  3. Prayas camp (village to college) – 50 students (30 boys & 20 girls) from Bholakhali, a village adopted by college after AILA, attended a camp from 24th to 26th June 2011 in the College. Almost 30 college students organized this three day camp. Activities included interactive sessions, group discussions, film show, city tour, campus tour etc. Blood Donation Camp was held on 9th August, 2011 and 667 units of blood were collected. About 100 volunteers got together in organizing one of NSS' biggest events. Students from various departments of the college showed Great Spirit by coming forward in large numbers to contribute to the society. The high number of donors proved the high level of social awareness and responsibility among students. Our appreciation to Ms. Cheryl Francis, the NSS Co-ordinator and her team.


Sports Activities
The Sports Department raised the bar a bit higher for itself this year. Thirty-three of our students represented CU in various sports at the East Zone and All India Level. Twelve Xaverians represented Paschimbanga in various sports at the National level. Our SXC Basketball Men’s and Women's teams played the Association tournaments as well as the State Championships.

The Xaverians Club Hockey team had an extremely good run and were champions in the Bengal 6s tournament. The team lifted the prestigious Lagden Shield and came 5th in the Division I League conducted by Bengal Hockey Association. Our Women's Hockey Team too played a novice tournament. Students in the College are given vast opportunities to play Intra-mural tournaments and try out for twenty-two college teams which participate in the CU Inter-College tournaments. I congratulate Ms. Feroza Mogrelia, the Sports Director and her team.

India Today Rating
Thanks to our well-wishers, India Today's survey placed St. Xavier's College at No. 2 rank for Commerce, No. 3 for Science and No. 6 for Arts in 2011.

Some Important Programmes of the College during 2011

  • A workshop on SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Science) was held on December 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2010 and January 9, 2011.

  • A seminar on “Emerging Frontiers in Chemistry -Series II” was organized by the Chemistry Department on February 4, 2011.

  • A Seminar on 'Linear Algebra' was organized by Mathematics Department on February 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2011.

  • The 31st Annual Conference of BEA (Bengal Economic Association) in collaboration with Department of Economics of St. Xavier's College was held on February 12 -13, 2011.

  • An inter-disciplinary workshop on “Recent Concerns in Environmental Issues” was held on February 19, 2011.

  • A Seminar on 'Professionalism in Teacher Education' was organized by the Education Department on February 21 - 22, 2011.

  • A Seminar titled “ SPECTRUM “ was organized by the Physics Department on February 25-26, 2011.

  • A Seminar on “Governance and Ethical Deficit” was organized by M.Com Department on February 28, 2011.

  • A Seminar was organized by the English Department on March 2, 2011.

  • An International Conference on “St. Xavier's Global Earth Summit on Sustainable Earth” was organized by Department of Environmental Science on March 11 and 12, 2011 .

  • An Orientation Programme for the support staff was organized by the College on March 12, 2011 .

  • A workshop cum seminar on “Information Retrieval” was organized by the Computer Science Department on March 27, 2011.

  • A seminar on Value and Ethics was organized by the M.Com. Department on April l, 2011.

  • A seminar on “Historical background of the Development of the Concept of (Ideals) in Abstract Algebra” and “Workshop in Mathematics” was organized by the Mathematics Department on April 6, 2011

  • A Faculty Improvement Programme of the Mathematics Department was held on April 6, 2011

  • Fr. Jimmy Keepuram, Vice Principal Arts & Science, visited Beijing for the selection of Chinese students for admission to St. Xavier's College on June 7 - 12, 2011.

  • A Staff Orientation for the faculty of Commerce and BBA Departments was conducted on July 2, 2011.

  • The book “Babu – His Life and Mission” written by Fr. Albert Huart S.J. was released on July 9, 2011.

  • Mr. Amitabh Bacchan visited St. Xavier's College and interacted with students on July 27, 2011.

  • The “Green Clean Neighbourhood” Project was launched by the College in collaboration with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and the Kolkata Police on September 5, 2011.

  • Dr. Abdul Kalam, former President of India and a Scientist of international repute visited St. Xavier's College and attended an interactive session with the students of the BBA Department on November 14, 2011.·

  • A UGC-sponsored national level seminar was organized by the Department of Commerce in collaboration with Netaji Nagar College on December 8, 2011.


Students Activities and Cultural Fests 2011

  • A play called 'Bhanumatir Khel' was organized by the Xaverian Theatrical Society (XTS) on January 21, 2011.

  • IMAGO – intra College short film festival was organized by the MCV Department on January 22, 2011.

  • National Science Day was organized by the Science Association of SXC and celebrated in the form of science exhibition, quiz, debate, etc. on January 28, 2011

  • An international marketing Summit titled 'INERTIA” was organized by the Department of Commerce (Marketing) on January 28 - 29, 2011

  • VIVIDHA - Cultural Fest was organized by the Hindi Literary Society (HLS) on February 5, 2011

  • A Photography Competition cum Exhibition was organized by the Fine Arts Society (FAS) on February 11, 2011.

  • A Dance Workshop was organized by XADAM from February 14 -16, 2011.

  • INSIGNIA – A National Management Festival was organized by the Xavier's Commerce Society on February 17 -18, 2011.

  • § XAV-ULLASH, an annul inter-college Fest was organized by the Bengali Literary Society on February 19 - 20, 2011.

  • A workshop on Western Classical Dance was organized by XADAM from March 1- 4, 2011.

  • The annual Fest of the BBA Department and launching of the departmental magazine, “X-ecutive” was organized by the Xavier Management Society (XMS) on March 4 -5, 2011.

  • CINEMATHEQUE', a short film festival was organized by the Xaverian Film Academy on March 8 - 9, 2011

  • A Management Festival at the intra-college level 'X-Calibre' was organized by Xavier’s Commerce Society of the Commerce Department on August, 29 – 30, 2011

  • An inter-departmental debate 'X-Confero' was organized by the BBA Department on September 1, 2011.

  • The Xavier's Commerce Society (XCS) of the Commerce Department organized a panel discussion 'Intelligentsia 2011' (Chapter 3), the topic being “What does India Need – A Growing Economy, or a changing mindset?” The departmental journal “YouThink” was also launched on September 15, 2011.

  • “Goonj” a fest of the Performing Arts department was organized by XADAM on September 16 – 17, 2011.

  • “Hindi Divas'” a fest of the Hindi Department was organized by the Hindi Literary Society on September 19, 2011

  • “Literaria” – fest of the English Department was organized by the English Academy on September 20-21, 2011.

  • The annual fest of the Mathematics Department, “Analytica” was held on September 22-24, 2011.

  • A Gender Sensitization Workshop was organized by the Women's Cell on September 29, 2011.

  • A fest titled 'SIGMA' was organized by the Science Society of the College on September 29 – 30, 2011.

  • ‘Confluence 2011' was organized by the Economics Department on September 25-26, 2011.

  • The annual Photography Competition was organized by the Fine Arts Society on November 11, 2011.


Placement Records
This year a total of 34 companies had come on campus and recruited 278 students between January 2011 and December 2011.

Our Strength
As of December 2011, St. Xavier's runs 16 UG, 5 PG and 1 B.Ed courses. Under the Career Oriented Programmes we have 3 Diploma Courses and 5 Certificate Courses running. The College also runs 5 IGNOU Convergence Courses.

We have a total strength of 230 teaching faculty, 133 support staff and 6882 students.
Among the new hands that have joined us this year are 22 full time teachers, 9 part time teachers and 6 support staff.

The College will commence the BA Bengali Honours course from the session July 2012.
The Computer Centre has started a Diploma course in Multimedia and Animation from August, 2011.

Alumni/ae Activities
The 2nd International Convention “Beyond Boundaries” was organized by the Alumni Association in Dubai from April 14-18, 2011. Around 300 members attended this Convention. The Principal graced this Convention as the ex-officio President of the Alumni Association.

The Alumni Association had its annual meet of the Singapore Chapter for two days, September 9 -10, 2011. The purpose of the Meet was to raise funds for the hostel projects. It was also decided that the next 'Beyond Boundaries' would be held in Singapore in May 2012.

The Alumni Association inaugurated the UK Chapter on October 22, 2011. The occasion was graced by Mr. L.N. Mittal who assured Fr. Principal and St. Xavier's of his full support in its expansion projects.

The Alumni Association has also taken the initiative and has been very supportive to its alma mater in building its twin hostel projects at AJC Bose Road. Many alumni members have contributed generously towards the construction of these two hostels. We are grateful to them and we continue to pray for them.
 

ADIEU to the following Professors :  

  • Dr. Sweta Ghosh, faculty in the Department of Sociology retired on August 1, 2011.

  • Prof. Shukla Ray, faculty in the Department of History retired on September 1, 2011.

 The College thanks them for their service and the Governing Body places their services on record.


 

R I P

  • Fr. Joseph Maliyekal S.J., who was the Rector as well as the Vice Principal of the Commerce Department of St. Xavier's College passed away on November 6, 2011. He was 84. St. Xavier's has lost a great educationist.

  • Mr. Murlidhar Gochayat who was a Class IV staff of our College, expired on May 21, 2011.

  • Mrs. Ishani Dutta, faculty in the Department of Education passed away in the tragic fire accident which occurred in the AMRI Hospital on December 9, 2011. She was admitted there for an operation.

  • We have also lost two of our students namely, Vidhika Tulsyan, an Economics student and Debanjan Sen, a Commerce student. May their souls rest in Peace.

I wish to thank God for his constant guidance and blessing on us. Let us pray that He continues to bless all of us throughout 2012. Let me conclude with the words of Kavi Guru Rabindranath Tagore: “The sacred memory of St. Xavier's remains un-faded in my mind – the memory of its teachers.”

Rev. Dr. J. Felix Raj S.J.
Principal

 

 

 

 

 


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