St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), 30 Mother Teresa Sarani Kolkata 700016 West Bengal, India

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Post Graduate Department of Statistics (M.Sc. in Data Science)

After completing more than sixty glorious years of undergraduate teaching, the Department of Statistics is set to offer MSc in Data Science from the academic year 2022-23.

Data Science is a dynamic interdisciplinary field unifying Statistics, Computer science, Mathematics, Data visualization and integration to solve problems covering a wide range of applications using knowledge extracted from noisy, structured and unstructured data, typically large. From capturing data to communicating results, data scientists play an important role in making high-level decisions in a variety of applications, including strategic business solutions for small, medium and large-scale companies. This course not only includes data mining, programming skills and analysing sets of data but goes beyond to look at the entire data science life cycle.

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P.G. Department of Education (M.A. in Education)

The M.A. in Education is an intensive two-year post-graduate programme being offered by the Department of Education, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata from the academic session 2021-22 at the Park Street campus of the institution. The programme has been envisaged to provide an engaged and impactful learning experience to selected candidates through a substantive and comprehensive curriculum. The unique curriculum seeks to provide a global perspective to the four-semester course, besides instilling in the candidates the fundamental values of inclusivity and social justice in the field of Education. The specially designed post-graduate syllabus focuses on providing rigorous training that includes modern trends in research methodology, leading to the completion of the mandatory requirement of executing a dissertation in the relevant chosen field of specialization. The programme, through its unique curriculum and specific formulated courses seeks to provide a platform that will combine both asynchronous and synchronous learning experiences.

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P.G. Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology at St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous) Kolkata has established itself as one of the most sought-after Undergraduate programmes in Sociology, especially in West Bengal. A group of competent faculty members and an alumni worth brandishing motivated us to extend an opportunity for students to enrol in our research-oriented Postgraduate course in Sociology. In 2019, we preceded the launch of our PG programme with a three-day unique international conference on “Contemporary Caste, Gender and Minority Questions in West Bengal and Bangladesh: Some Explorations” in collaboration with Ambedkar University Delhi, Observer Research Foundation, Kolkata, Victoria University of Wellington, Nagorik Uddyog, Dhaka. Speakers and participants were from India, Bangladesh, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Singapore, Germany, UK and USA. The success of this conference actuated our aspiration to start our Postgraduate programme in Sociology.

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P.G. Department of Economics (M.Sc.)

The Post-Graduate Department of Economics started its journey in July 2020. Considering the praiseworthy performance of the undergraduate department of Economics, our Principal Rev. Dr. Dominic Savio S.J. gave the call for extension into a full-fledged post-graduate department. He encouraged the faculty to design a post-graduate course commensurate with the needs of contemporary academics. In this spirit, the experienced faculty, with the help of the ever supportive Board of Studies carried out a detailed exercise culminating in the present post-graduate course offered by the department. Read More

P.G. Department of Biotechnology (M.Sc.)

Post Graduate Department of Biotechnology, since its inception, emphasizes on both teaching and research. Five years integrated course in Biotechnology intends to equip students with theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary Biology and Biotechnology such that they can contribute to the frontier areas in Biotechnology. The Department generates adequate human resources to meet the requirement of trained personnel in the multi-disciplinary field of Biotechnology both in India and in the world. Meritorious students join the department every year.
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P.G. Department of Commerce (M. Com.)

The M.Com. department, one of the newly introduced post-graduate courses offered by St. Xavier’s College since its post-autonomy period, is governed by the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm of ‘conscience, competence, compassion and commitment’. Born in 2007, the motto of the department is to offer quality education in the higher studies of commerce and to develop human resources with social values catering to the needs of both, industries and academia, at the national and international level.
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P.G. Department of Computer Science (M.Sc.)

Ever since Computer Science was first introduced as an additional subject in class XI in the year 1995 the Department has come a long way. The B.Sc. with Honours in Computer Science was introduced in the year 1998. Our College is one of the pioneering institutes to begin the B. Sc. Course in Computer Science. Since its inception the Department has produced University toppers in all the years till 2008 after which the College started producing batches as an autonomous institute. The year 2005 proved to be a hallmark for the Department as M.Sc. (Computer Science) course was introduced as the first autonomous course of the College and it was the first autonomous course among all Colleges under the University of Calcutta.
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P.G. Department of Microbiology (M.Sc.)

The Department of Microbiology was initiated in 2003 as a general Department and subsequently upgraded tothe Honours Department since 2005. From 2006 onwards, it started to teach a syllabus different from CalcuttaUniversity under the autonomous system. The first group of graduates did exceptionally well with about 60 %first class and occupied the first two positions under the CalcuttaUniversity.The results under the autonomous mode were even better and the students were admitted in the different institutions of international repute like the IISc, TIFR, NIV, JNCASR, NCBS and IIT etc. The students also joined Universities like the CalcuttaUniversity, JadavpurUniversity, BHU, JNU etc. The Department also has a uniquestudent exchange program with the University of Manitoba, Canada.
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P.G. Department of Physics (M.Sc.)

The physics department offers an M.Sc. course in physics. There are two specializations: (1) Astroparticle Physics and (2) Solid State Electronics. The students are taught computer programming in Matlab and Python. They are also taught computer interfacing of experiments. The expEYES Junior Kits have been procured also for use by the students.
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P.G. Department of Political Science (M.A.)

The Department of Political Science is inaugurating its Post Graduate programme in July 2019. The two-year MA course has two types of papers. Core papers are compulsory for all students opting for the course and are designed to give students a thorough grounding in core areas of the discipline such as Political Theory, Political Thought, Public Administration, International Relations etc. The course also offers an exciting set of elective/specialization papers such as Public Policy, World Politics and Global Political Economy, Politics of Development to name a few which students choose from the several options that are on offer. Staffed by competent faculty active in research and publications the dept looks forward to attracting students from different parts of the country and abroad.
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P.G. Department of English (M.A.)

The idea of creating an M.A. course in English was conceived after due deliberation on the strengths and achievements of the department, its exemplary track record and the quality of students it produces. The Department of English has achieved a recognised level of excellence and the repeated and insistent requests from our students and the general public to start an M.A. in English are a positive indicator that the course will attract many students.
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P.G. Department of Bengali (M.A.) – Raghabpur Campus

The course envisions a rigorous training in the major areas of Bangla literature while providing detailed knowledge of specific domains. While the programme will offer core papers in Ancient, Medieval and Modern periods of Bangla literature, Folkloristics, Linguistics and Literary theory; the students will be able to opt for specialization in Medieval Studies, Literature and Culture of the 19th and 29th Centuries or Tagoreana.
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