The ALL INDIA CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY FEDERATION (AICUF) is a university students’ movement which began in 1924 by the Jesuit Fathers. Today, it is an all India movement with a membership of 30,000 students in 12 States. It has its national headquarters in Chennai and is affiliated to the International Movement of Catholic Students (IMCS), Pax Romana.
The AICUF works through university students, who as a team want to do something for their own growth and the welfare of the society in which they live. Our motto is “We were born into an unjust society, and we are determined not to leave it as we have found it.”
Through social action, AICUF aims to subvert structures of injustice in our society and our world. Our AICUF West Bengal State Advisor is Rev. Fr. Arockiasamy, S.J., the State Co-ordinator is Prof. Dr. Charlotte Simpson-Veigas, the Co-ordinator of the Santali Unit is Prof. Aparajita Hembrom.The State Team members for the working year 2017-18 were Rhea Murmu (State Convenor), Minnu Malieckal (State Co-Convenor), Manohar Beng (State Part-timer) and Michelle Tirkey (State Part-timer).
The West Bengal State Secretariat is situated at St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, with 5 units and 2 commissions, operating out of Room. 108, Jubilee Building.
The Current AICUF State Team comprises of the following third year students:
- aahil Agnelo Periwal – State Convenor
- Kimberly Ann David – State Co-Convenor
- Rini Konchita Xess – State Part-Timer
- Animesh Kujur – State Part-Timer
During the period 2017-18, AICUFWB conducted and organized a plethora of programmes, events and visits.