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St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata today (25.07.2021) received the prestigious *Education Eminence 2021 Award * for *Excellence in Advancement of Education & Human Relations* from a popular national level news media TV channel namely News 18 Bangla at the College.
Rev. Fr. Dr. Dominic Savio SJ, Principal of the College was glad to receive this popular choice award as the Head of this institution along with Jesuit Fathers, Professor and Honorary Secretary of St. Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association.
The award giving is already on air with repeated telecast slots now.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata observes International Day against drug abuse
June 26 every year is observed as International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking or World Drug Day to create awareness about issues related to drugs and seek international cooperation to combat its effects on health, society, and governance.
This year, the theme is ‘Share Facts On Drugs, Save Lives’.
Kolkata Police arranges various programmes on this day to spread the awareness message. Due to the pandemic this year it is in virtual mode.
In view of the above, the Commissioner of Kolkata Police has an appeal to our students and others to be aware of this menace.
‘De-stressing through Yoga and Meditation’
-Accompanying the young during the pandemic
The 21st day of June is observed as International Day of Yoga all over the world. With the current pandemic spreading its tentacles deep and swift into our daily lives and the rising stress due to studies, examinations, jobs, relationships etc., people in all walks of life have been experiencing a feeling of deep anxiety. Therefore it has become even more important to embrace and adopt yoga and meditation to ensure a positive lifestyle.
On this occasion, the NSS at St. Xavier’s College organised a session on ‘De-stressing through Yoga and Meditation’ – Accompanying the young during the pandemic.
Mr. Adwitio Sengupta, a 2011 pass out and a trained yoga specialist was the resource person. He started the interactive session by asking the students about reasons for stress their lives. The response from the students ranged from exams, jobs, to relationships and pressure to be successful. He then explained that none can evade stressful situations in life, but one can train one’s mind on how to respond to such situations. That training of mind is what yoga and meditation was all about. He went on to explain the various benefits and methods of yoga that can be used to de-stress in the current pandemic situation. He made the session interesting by citing examples from his own life and how he dealt with it.
Towards the end of the session, Mr. Sengupta along with Saptarshi Basu, (NSS student Board member and a semester IV student of commerce from Raghabpur campus) demonstrated some simple techniques to fight stress. More than 70 students (from both campuses) participated in this session. All their queries were answered by Mr. Sengupta with precision and demonstration in the Q&A session. This helped the participants to understand how yoga and meditation can help in the present stressful situation.
St. Xavier’s College Calcutta Alumni Association – West Zone presents *Xaverian Masterminds* a curated series of intellectual exchanges. Launching the first Webisode on *February 21, Sunday at 10.30 am*
*Decoding Budget 2021 and Economy* with Noted Fund Manager, Xaverian Pankaj Tibrewal and Professional Tax Consultant, Xaverian Rajiv Bajoria. Moderated by Xaverian Dr. Jalpesh Mehta, Senior Banker & Mentor, AIM, NITI Aayog, Govt. Of India
*Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Dominic Savio, SJ,* President SXCCAA and Prinicipal, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata would be launching the Series – Xaverian Masterminds
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*PN – This event is open to all the Xaverians, their friends and family*
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata proudly celebrated 161st Foundation Day.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata commemorated National Youth Day 2021 by paying Rich tribute to Swami Vivekananda on his 159th Birthday.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Xavier’s Management Society presented An Insightful Session On Leadership Skills X-ORATE Igniting The Leader in you.
Department of Social Work: NSS & UBA
Online Activities for Students of Raghabpur Campus
In the month of November, the department organised some online quiz and opinion polls for first and second year students. For third year students and 2020 outgoing students, research assignments were posted on the website with deadlines of 28th December and 30th November 2020 respectively. The objective of conducting these online activities was to create some awareness on various contemporary issues among the students.
Below are the details of the online activities and the number of students who participated therein:
|Sl. No.||Dates||Topic||No. of
credits hours allotted
|1.||10th – 12th November||Quiz on NSS||2 hours||Semester – 1||4|
|2.||17th – 19th November||Quiz on UBA||2 hours||Semester – 1||73|
|3.||24th – 26th November||Quiz on NEP||2 hours||Semester – 1||20|
|4.||17th – 19th November||Opinion poll on COVID and its impact on girl’s education||2 hours||Semester – 3||30|
|5.||24th – 26th November||Opinion poll on Effects of Social Media on Youth||2 hours||Semester – 3||8|
|6.||Submission deadline – 28th December 2020||Research assignment on contemporary social issue||30 hours||Semester – 5||
|7.||Submission deadline – 30th November 2020||Research assignment on contemporary social issue||30 hours||Outgoing batch of 2020||4|
Overall in the month of November 135 students of semester 1 And semster 3 have participated in online activities organised by the dept. Moreover, 4 outgoing tudents (batch of 2020) completed their social credit through research assignment, provided by the dept. online.
Beside the above, the department also verified 31 credit sheets (8 of Bengali honours, 11 of History Honours, 4 of B.A. General and 8 of Commerce dept.) and submitted to the Vice Principal.
This month, ten department meetings were held to discuss, plan and finilise forthcoming events, namely, online quizzes, opinion poll and christmas programme for the rural children of 6 villeges in December.
On 24th November, a meeting was held with our Vice Principal Rev. Fr. Johnson Padiyara, S.J. at Raghabpur campus to discuss about the forthcoming Christmas programme and to organise a prelim meeting with Sampoorna Nari Kalyan Sangathan NGO through whom various rural development initiatives will be implemented in college adopted villages.
Telephonic meetings were held with village contact persons to bring children for the Christmas programme.
Unnat Bharat Abhiyan
A virtual meeting was organised on 12th November by IIT Kharagpur to discuss the progress made in the last couple of months and to share any challenges that might be faced by the PIs. All PIs shared that the progress of work was a little slow owing to the current ongoing pandemic. The staff informed both IIT kharagpur and IIT Delhi representatives about the problems they were facing with UBA online portal. The representatives of IIT Delhi assured quick resolve of the issue.
Report written by Ms. Shrawani Jha
Departments of Commerce and Management Studies organized a One-Day Webinar on “Stress Management Skills for Students under the Covid-19 Paradigm”
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dominic Savio SJ, Principal, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata
Speakers: (1) Dr. Prathama Chaudhuri, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Calcutta Medical College and Consultant Psychiatrist; (2) Prof. (Dr.) Nilanjana Bagchi,Associate Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Bethune College, Kolkata; (3) Ms. Subhika Singh, Consultant Psychologist, Counsellor and Corporate Trainer
Webinar Advisors: (1) Rev. Fr. Joseph Kulandai SJ
Vice-Principal, Department of Commerce (Morning),St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata; (2) Rev. Fr. Peter Arockiam SJ, Vice-Principal, Departments of Commerce (Evening) & Management Studies St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Department of History, Raghabpur Campus, organized Webinar on ‘Revisiting the Epidemics and Pandemics in India- A Comparative Study Emphasizing the Outrages of Covid- 19.
Two-Day Webinar on NAAC Assessment and Accreditation Process organized by IQAC in collaboration with NAAC, under the UGC Scheme “PARAMARSH”
Two-Day Webinar on NAAC Assessment and Accreditation Process organized by IQAC in collaboration with NAAC, under the UGC Scheme “PARAMARSH”
Department Of Education organized an International Webinar “Uncertainty And Fear Of The New Normal: Mental Health And Counseling In The Indian Context”
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Department of Education organized Inauguration of Eduvision.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Department of Education Celebrated Father Principal’s Birthday.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, The Post Graduate and Research Departmentof Commerce Organized an International Webinar in collaboration with Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC).
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and Academic Council hosted a National Webinar: “Pandemics and Natural Disacters: Understanding and Coping”.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Post Graduate department Of Computer Science Organized an Invited Web Talk by Mr. Padmanava Ghosh Dastidar, Associate Vice President, Microsoft Corporation, east Asia on “Data Migration – Heads and Tails” as part of the Web series – Trends and Techniques in Computer Science.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Social Work: NSS & UBA, mobilized some essential items (Such as hand sanitizers, soaps, masks and biscuits)for the village children, Visit to Kakdwip, Tele- Conference with UBA NCI and RCI.
St. XAVIER’S COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), KOLKATA, Department of Microbiology,in collaboration with Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), presents ‘Frontiers In Biological Sciences (Chapter IV)’, an International Webinar on ‘Covid 19 – the current scenario’ on
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Social Work: NSS & UBA, in collaboration with XADAM (Xaverian Academy of dance & Music) observed International Day of Yoga.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Sports Department in Association with the SXC Students Council conducted XPL Online Quiz. The Prelims were conducted on 16th June and the Finals were conducted on 18th June from 5pm onwards and were live streamed on Facebook.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department Sports, organised an online chess tournament, SXC LOCKDOWN ONLINE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP, for the students of the Main Campus, where Saptorshi Gupta B.SC. III won the tournament, followed by Shinjini Sengupta B.Com (E) I and Sayantan Chandra B.SC. III.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Social Work: NSS & UBA organized strengthening the NSS Core Team – Online Leadership Training and Skill Development, Relief operation For Cyclone Amphan : Gift A Roof initiative, Unnat Bharat Adhiyan, Symphony Of mind And Body: Observing International Day Of Yoga.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department Sports, In the midst of a pandemic, The Department of Sports organised a virtual seminar via Zoom Meeting on the topic,“Restarting Team Training With Social Distancing” to spread awareness, inform the Xaverians about the rules of the new world and to ensure that the students stay safe.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Social Work & NSS Organized a session on “How to prepare a programme schedule”. The relief operations were carried out to the villages adopted by our College and under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Sports, in the midst of a pandemic, where Xaverian Sportspersons are not able to move out of their homes for their individual/group practices, took a new initiative starting off with its online fitness classes to ensure that they keep up with their daily fitness.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Social Work & NSS Organized Relief Operation for Cyclone Amphan: “Gift a roof initiative”. The relief operations were carried out to the villages adopted by our College and under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Social Work & NSS Organized Awareness Campaign on Covid- 19. The relief operations were carried out to the villages adopted by our College and under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Social Work & NSS Organized (i) Awareness Campaign on Covid- 19.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Social Work & NSS organized Covid- 19 Relief operation work through the rural campus at Raghabpur.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata presented Visions, 2020
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata The Department of Social Work & NSS Celebrated International Women’s day in Collaboration with Agricultural department, Govt. of West Bengal (Office of the Asst. Director of Agriculture Bishnupur Block I, South 24 Parganas) on the Theme: ‘Together Transforming Lives’.
Chief Guest: Dr. Pritam Nandi, Asst. Director of Agriculture Bishnupur Block I, South 24 Parganas
Venue : St. Xavier’s College, Raghabpur Campus
Participants : 150 Villages Women, 80 College Students
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Xaverian Astronomical Society in Collaboration with Department of Social Work & NSS presented an Interactive Session with High School Students -“Beyond The Stars”.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department Of Statistics, organized the annual department event Epsilon Delta 2020 – “Estimate Reality“.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Finance Lab organized Webinar on Data Analysis and Bootcamp.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Fine Arts Society presented Carnival Of Rust ’20.
Rev. Fr. Jeyaraj Veluswamy S.J., rector of St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata spoke on Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAP) of the Society of Jesus as given by Pope Francis.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Mass Communication And Videography presented resonance- Seminar.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department Of Management Studies presented a Workshop (Hand- on) on Anti Plagiarism Software iThenticate. Venue: E-Resource Center of Central Library. Resource Person: Dr. Madhu Agnihotri.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Environmental Studies(Raghabpur) presented Seminar and Workshop on Potential use of Solid Waste in Agriculture. By Dr. Arup Kumar Mitra, Associate Prof, department of Microbiology.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Management Studies presented Two Days Workshop On ‘Financial Markets’. Speakers : Mr. Biswanath Chakraborty, Mr. Rakesh Somani.
Xaverian Research Colloquium “Anusandhan” organized 13th Lecture. Topic – Her Face : Close-up as a Philosophical Category in Fiction Films. Speaker – Prof. Shenjuti Dutta, Assistant Professor.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Physics presented Physics Colloquium, Title: The Birth of Topological Insulators Speaker: Dr. Oindrila Deb Affiliation: Physics Department, University of Basel, Switzerland.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Mathematics presented Father Goreux Memorial Lecture, Invited Speaker : Shubhabrata Das – Assistant Professor, Presidency University. Title : Groups and Symmetries
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Xavier’s Commerce Society under Department of Commerce presented Insignia Main Events, 2020. Reigns Of The Empire
Cadets and ANO of SXCNCC attended the Awards Giving Ceremony at Rajbhawan.Fr. Principal with Honorable Governor of West Bengal along with cadets and ANO of SXCNCC were present during the awards giving ceremony at Rajbhawan.
St. Xavier’s College Hostel, Kolkata presented COFRADIA, 2020
Inter College State Sports & Games Championship, 2019-20 from 23rd February 2020 to 29th February 2020,
was organized by St. Xavier’s College in association with the Education Directorate, Department of Higher Education government of West Bengal. Dr. Partha Chatterjee was the Chief Guest for the Programme, Prof. Jayasri Ray Chaudhuri Director of Public Instruction and Gaming Chairperson inaugurated the programme.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Bangla (Raghabpur) presented Bangla Vibhag Ayojit Bishesh Karmashala “Gourio Nritya”.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Physics presented The Andromeda Galaxy: A Testbed for studies of Dark matter and galaxy interactions. Speaker : Dr. Puragra Guhathakurta, Professor, department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.
A cultural programme on the said occasion, titled, ‘Doshobhuja Bangali’ was organized where ten eminent personalities from India and Bangladesh were felicitated by Fr. Principal.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata The Department Of Commerce (Morning) organized a Book Release ceremony, in Fr. D’ Souza Hall (Room 15). Title of the book: Anandadharar Deshe (2nd Volume), Author: Prof. Swapan Banerjee, Dean, Commerce(Morning) department.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Computer Science presented Fourth Edition of the Annual Magazine, “X-Cryptus Vol. IV”. The Inaugural ceremony of the Annual Technological festival of the Department of Computer Science, “Exabyte, 2020”, will witness the Launch of X-Cryptus Vol. IV. The Theme of this Year’s magazine is: “Exploring The Impossibilities”.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Xavier’s Management Society, presented Xavier’s Management Convention’ 2020 – Olympus: Clash For Divinity.
St Xavier’s College with its commitment towards the MOU with Santa Clara University, USA, organized the course on Science and Religion for the Students/Faculty for the Seventh consecutive year. Prof. Alexender Zecevic, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, presented lectures at SXC from 17-19 February, 2020.
Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata & St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous) Kolkata jointly organised the Inaugural Lecture of the Lecture Series on Asian Connections on 17th February 2020 held at St Xavier’s College, Kolkata. The lecture was presented by Professor Tansen Sen of New York University, Shanghai, on ‘Many Facets of Belt and Road: Historical Realities and Contemporary Politics’.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Social Work & NSS presented Shishu Mela, 2020 – To provide an opportunity to the Children to discover and showcase their talent. Over 1100 children participated in the joyful event, Fr. Principal, Fr. Rector and Bishop Linus Gomes graced the occasion.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata The Department Of Political Science cordially invites all faculty members to a panel discussion on: Access to justice: Ideals and Reality. Prof. Dr. Dipankar Sinha, Department of Political Science, Calcutta University. Prof. Nandita Dhawan, School of Women Studies, jadavpur University. Advocate Mr. Atasi Ghosh, Calcutta High Court. Ms. Monami Das, Social Activist and Senior Project Manager, Nishtta Moderator- Prof. Dr. Indranil Bose, Department of Political Science, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Post Graduate Department of Commerce (M.Com) presented A Special Lecture Session. The lecture delivered by Ms. Mohua Roy (Mental Health Counselor and Therapist, Founder – Theta Skills Education & Management Services).
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of History (Raghabpur) presented A Lecture on ” Understanding Sufism in South Asia”. Speaker- Prof. Amit Dey, Department of History, University of Calcutta
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Political Science presented Suffragium, 2020 Theme: Access to Justice – Ideals And reality. Chief Guest ; The Hon’ble Justice Soumen Sen.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Xavier’s Finance Community presented Understanding Capital Markets And Learn To Identify Trends. A Session By Shuchi Rungta (Kredent Academy)
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Political Science presented Fr. Albert Huart Memorial Lecture. Speaker : Professor Geraldine Forbes, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita, department of History, State University of New York, Oswego & Executive Director, Women Founders Collective. Topic : “Camels, cars and Curiosities: Photographs as Documents for Women’s History”
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Xaverian Centre For Equality And Liberty presented CRISTIA– Shape The Calm Of The Dawn.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Commerce (XCS) presented Insignia Auditions, 2020.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Science Association presented Sigma, 2020– A Transit Through Time.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Fine Arts Society presented Workshop Week And Out Of The Box 10th Feb, 2020- Cartoon & Comic Painting, 11th Feb, 2020- Street Jazz, 12th Feb, 2020- Digital Media, 13th Feb, 2020- Photojournalism, 14th feb, 2020- Performance Poetry
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of History (Raghabpur) presented ‘One Day International Seminar‘ on Writing identity: The Symbolic Value of the ‘Bengali’ Script.- Speaker- Prof. Carmen Brandt, department of South Asia Studies, University of Bonn, Germany
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Political Science organized a Special Lecture, by Prof. Dipankar Sinha, Department of Political Science, University of Calcutta on the theme Postmodern Public Administration: What It is and is Not.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Film Studies in collaboration with the Xaverian Flim Academy presented Students’ Seminar and Paper Presentation.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata The Department of Education organised a National Seminar for School Principals and Administrators on Artificial Intelligence: Unleashing the Leadership Potential. The Seminar focused on Learning, Unlearning and Relearning.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Sports (Raghabpur) presented Annual Sports 2020.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Physics presented Dr. Ranjan Ray Commemoration
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of History(Raghabpur) presented INCOME TAX RETURN FILING (ITR – 1)
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Post Graduate department of Commerce(M.Com) presented “Discussion on Budget Analysis”
Hult Prize St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata
Event Objective– Providing the budding entrepreneurs of the youth with a substantial platform to convert their research and B-plans into an organization enhanced by the lights of the UNITED NATIONS. Guest Judge- Mr. Surojit Roy, Mr. Sujay Santra & Ms. Rajul Jain.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Xavier’s Management Society organized Xavier’s Management Convention –Registrations
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Entrepreneurship Development Cell(EDC) presented Entreprise, 2020, Prelims. 2020. (Final Selection Round)
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of political Science organized a Special Lecture, by Prof. Subrata Mukherjee, Former Professor, Department of Political Science South Campus University of Delhi on the theme The Political Ideas of Rabindranath Tagore.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of History (Raghabpur) presented A Lecture on ” Mapping the Multifaceted World of Environment History” Speaker- Dr. Sabyasachi Chatterjee, Department of History, University of Kalyani.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Sports organized Annual Sports 2020.
Fr. Josep F. Maria Serrano a Jesuit priest from Barcelona, Spain visited St Xavier’s College during 31st January – 4th February, 2020 to do a research on Values and Jesuit Higher Education. The visit consisted of individual as well as collective dialogues with Jesuits, Professors, Support-Staff and Students around the implementation of values in the Institution.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of History (Raghabpur) presented A Lecture on “Some Aspects of the Political Thought of Rabindranath Tagore”– Speaker- Sayantan Ghosh Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College For Women, Dakhineswar.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Department of Education And Environment Studies presented The Kolkata Youth Summit on Climate Change- Kolkata City – “Our responsibility”
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Xaverian Research Colloquium (XRC) – An Endeavour of Anusandhan – invited Lecture “Artificial Intelligence- Boom or Bane?” – Speaker: Prof. Tapalina Bhattasali St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata.
“XAVOTSAV” the annual cultural extravaganza organized by St. Xavier’s College Students’ Council. It had events spread across various spectrums such as performing arts, fine arts, literature, lifestyle and sports. Year after year our resolve to make Xavotsav bigger and better only strengthens. Fifty-five colleges participated this year and spanned over three days – 22nd to 24th January, 2020
Department of Bangla organised its first One-Day International Seminar on 21st January, 2020. Prof. Ghulam Murshid and Prof. Rebecca Manring were the invited speakers for the day.
The seminar started at 1 p.m. with an inaugural speech by the Dean of Arts Prof. Arghya Bandyopadhyay. Prof. Murshid, Former Professor, Rajshahi University and eminent scholar of SOAS was the speaker for the first session. He delivered a speech on Songs of Rabindranath Tagore, its uniqueness and contribution in the Bengali culture. Prof. Manring, Professor of Religious Studies and India Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington delivered her speech in the second session from 2.30 p.m. Her lecture was on Dharmangal by Rupram Chakrabarty, a medieval text which Prof. Manring is translating now.
The seminar ended with a vote of thanks by the Head of the Department.
An invited talk on “Commodity Exchange of India ” was organised by the Department of Commerce, St. Xavier’s College from 11 am to 12.30 pm. Mr. Manish Kumar Singh CA and Mr Sanjiv Gain, Manager MCX were the resource persons. The session was attended by the faculties of Mathematics, Commerce and Economics departments . There were hands on session on the technicalities related to Finance Lab.
Association of Voluntary Blood Donors, West Bengal, 20A Fordyce Lane, Kolkata 700014 admitted
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, 30, Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata – 700016
to the ROLL OF HONOUR of the distinguished blood donor organizations of the State in recognition of the service to mankind rendered through the benevolent Social work of organizing Fifty Blood Donation Camp and recruiting 15359 donors between November 25, 1981 and August 11, 2009.
Association of Voluntary Blood Donors, West Bengal, 20A Fordyce Lane, Kolkata 700014: Sabita Gupta Memorial Award for the competition year 2018-2019 was awarded to
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, 30, Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata – 700016 for outstanding performance in the field of voluntary blood donation by mobilising voluntary blood donors in the year amongst the Educational Institutions.
Certificate Of Achievement : Awarded to St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, for successfully implementing on campus RIO+25 UN Water Action Decade International Short Term Course Program 2019-2020.
Location of Institute Issued, Mumbai 2019-2020.
Mr. Pushkar ganesh Vaidya, Program Head.
Mr. Rathin Dholakia, Development Head.
On 17th January, 2020 Dr. Rituparno Goswami, Associate Professor, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Westville Campus), Durban 4000 gave talk named “Tweedledum and Tweedledee” on how gravitational field can transfer energy and momentum between distant places.
Faculties from the department of Physics and UG, PG and Ph.D. students of the department attended the talk and were benefitted. Photo clips of the event are attached herewith.
On 17.01.2020 an invited talk on “Applications of Finance Lab using Excel and Python” was organised by the Department of Commerce, St. Xavier’s College from 2 pm to 4 pm. The resource person comprises of Miss Eeshani Agarwal, B.E, MS, Corporate Trainer. The session was attended by the students of Commerce and Economics departments. There were hands on session on the technicalities related to Finance Lab.
All the sessions were enriching and thought provoking to open up research paradigms in finance and quantitative techniques.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started”. Entre-prise 2020 organized by Entrepreneurship Development Cell of St. Xavier’s College is the first intra-college Entrepreneural stimulation of the year. The prelims on the 15th and 17th January saw a participation of around 80 teams (of two participants each) stepping out of their comfort zone and putting their skillset to work.
The first day of prelims was based on a strategic game based on gang wars in Bombay and solving a case study within 7 minutes. The participants had to showcase their negotiation skills backed by logical decision making and ensure they fulfilled their purpose of sitting at the game panel. Be it playing the role of a corrupt police head or a power- thirsty politician, the participants did it all and with great drive and purpose. We also tested thier quick analysis and crisis rectification through a written case study. By the end of the day, 20 teams had progressed to the next leg of prelims on 17th January.
On day 2, the top 20 were divided in 2 groups of 10 teams each. The 10 teams were further divided in 2 parts, interviewer and interviewee. Jet Airways had rendered numerous skilled personel unemployed when it went out of business. Participants had to adjust the industry average stratification sheets for various job profiles based on which they sat for interviews and locked the best deal possible keeping their secret agenda in mind. We tested pressure handling, confidence, diplomacy and most importantly, making wise choices.
We ended up with our top 10 teams by the end of the day and saw these prelims as a golden opportunity to get the real flavour of the 21st century corporate world. The finals shall take place on 4th and 5th of February, 2020.
Dr. Srijani Bhattacharjee, Fellow, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata gave a talk on ‘Beginning of British Forestry Practices in India’ at the Raghabpur Campus of St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata. This lecture was arranged for the students of the Department of History, Raghabpur Campus. In her presentation, Dr. Bhattacharjee highlighted the various aspects of the British forest policies in colonial India and the response of the natives. The students were attentive and the speaker was delighted to share her views with them. The lecture was informative, analytical and energetic. The speaker also shared her PPT for the students so that they can refer from the slides whiles preparing their answers for the end-semester examination.
The department has organized a Faculty Orientation Program with an objective of preparing our department for the elective paper – Computerized Accounting System opted by 225 students of BCOM (Morning and Evening). Till date two sessions have been conducted for covering few significant application areas of computerized accounting such as Invoice preparation considering GST, Pay-slip generation, TDS treatment, Tax Analysis along with other significant discussions related to the context.
The software used was Tally ERP 9. The sessions were conducted by our own faculty members having expertise in the area and updating the whole team with latest changes in the field. Majority of the members of the Department attended the session and upgraded their knowledge. The sessions conducted were hands-on as well as highly interactive sessions.
Two-day ‘National Conference on Women’s Issues and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance and Representation’ was organised by St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata on 10th and 11th January, 2020. The interdisciplinary conference attempted to provide a platform for discussing the on-going research activities on the trials and tribulations faced by the woman subject in a patriarchal social order. . The inauguration Ceremony was graced by the presence of Prof. Suranjan Das, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Jadavpur University as the Chief Guest. Two panel discussions and numerous track sessions were held over the course of the two days in which eminent scholars and renowned academicians deliberated on several pertinent issues concerning women’s health, social status, role in the work space, representation in politics, media and cinema, presence in decision-making apparatus for higher education, plight of dalit women, to name some. On 10th January 2020 a panel discussion was held on Women’s Issues and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance and Representation. The panelists were Prof. Sanjukta Dasgupta, (Retired) Department of English, Calcutta University, Prof Manabi Majumder, Department of Political Science, Centre for Social Sciences, Kolkata and Ms. Anchita Ghatak, Social Activist. The panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Argha Banerjee, Dean of Arts, St. Xavier’s College. The second day too witnessed an interesting panel discussion titled ‘Charting a New Territory: Women as Change-makers in Higher Education’. The panel was composed of distinguished personalities, Prof. Lipi Ghosh, Director of Women’s Studies Research Centre at University of Calcutta, Prof. Ishita Mukhopadhyay, professor of economics at University of Calcutta, Prof. Krishna Sen (Retired), Department of English, University of Calcutta and Dr. Nandita Dhawan, Director of School of Women’s Studies at Jadavpur University. The session was moderated by Dr. Sugata Marjit, Distinguished professor, IIFT, Kolkata.
The panels on both the days were followed by multiple simultaneous track sessions in which young students and researchers from various institutions around the country, Jadavpur University, Presidency College, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai, Guwahati), to name a few, presented papers on very pertinent issues concerning women’s health, social status, role in the work space, representation in politics, media and cinema, presence in decision-making apparatus for higher education, plight of dalit women, to name some.
The two-day conference came to a close with a closing ceremony at the end of the second day. Prof. Madhuja Mukherjee of the Department of Film studies at Jadavpur University was invited to deliver the valedictory address, for which she chose to highlight the link between ‘Gender and Cinema’. She spoke on the role of women in cinema, issues of representation, labour rights in the field, etc. The academic fraternity looks forward to such crucial initiatives in the domain of women’s studies.
On 10th and 11th January, 2020 a DBT sponsored two-day faculty development programme (FDP) workshop on Experimental Physics at the Graduate Level: Scopes and Challenges was organized by the Department of Physics. About 12 resource persons from different esteemed institutions gave talk and demonstrated different low cost experiments that can be implemented in UG lab. About 42 participants from different colleges turned up in this departmental activity and were benefitted. Some of the photo clips of the event are attached herewith.
The Department of Chemistry, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata organised the Recent Advances in Chemical & Biological Sciences: International Chapter, 2020 on 8th January, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at R. K. Hall inside the college campus. The one day international seminar hosted eminent speaker Dr. Herman Sintim from Purdue University, USA along with speakers from various institutions across the nation like Dr. Pradip Maity from CSIR-NCL, Pune Dr. Prasanta Kumar Das from IACS, Kolkata and our very own Dr. Sanjib Ganguly from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata followed by an interactive session where the house participated in the discussion of the day.
The Departments of Commerce (UG & PG) and Management Studies of St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata in collaboration with the Department of Commerce, University of Calcutta and Lincoln University College, Malaysia organised a two day International Conference on “Innovative Business Practices in a VUCA World” on January 3rd & 4th, 2020 (Friday and Saturday) at the college premises. Registration was open for research scholars, academicians and students. The faculty members of the aforementioned departments extended their support to make this conference a success. A number of students from the Post-graduate Department of Commerce volunteered to extend their help to different committees formed for this conference. The inauguration took place on the 3rd of January, 2020 at 10.30 a.m.
3rd January, 2020 (Day 1)
Dignitaries Present during inauguration:
At the inauguration session, the edited volume of the book containing the selected research papers of the participants was also released.
After the inauguration programme, a Plenary Session was held on the main theme of the conference. The following dignitaries were present:
Four concurrent sessions were held for paper presentation under the themes of Finance, Marketing, Community Development and HRM. The Chairpersons were Prof. Ashish Kumar Sana, Prof. Dipti Chakraborty, Dr. ATM Tariqul Islam, and Prof. Mohua Banerjee. A special interactive session was also organised for the researchers and students, chaired by Prof. Jahirul Haque and Prof. Amiya Bhaumik.
4th January, 2020 (Day 2)
Four concurrent sessions were there for paper presentation under the themes of Finance, Marketing, Community Development and HRM. The Chairpersons were Prof. Siddhartha Sankar Saha, Prof. Soma Sur, Prof. Sharmistha Banerjee, and Prof. Kanika Chatterjee. This was followed by a Panel Discussion on Contemporary Issues in Business Research and Innovation. Following persons were the panellists:
A special lecture session was arranged for Prof. (Dr.) Atiur Rahman, Ex-Governor Bangladesh Bank and he spoke on the topic ‘Ashes to Dignity: Experience from Bangladesh’. Dr. Arup Choudhury has coordinated the session.
The valedictory address was delivered by CMA Biswarup Basu, Vice-President, ICMAI. In this session, certificates and edited book of the conference were distributed among the participants. Dr. Sanjib Kumar Basu, Dean- PG Department of Commerce of the college offered the vote of thanks to all, who contributed for the grand success of the conference.
Thirty students from Computer Science department organized Christmas Carnival for the elderly residents of Tollygunj Homes.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Department of Environmental Science presented International Symposium on “Environment and Climate Crisis”.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Department of Commerce organized Faculty Development Programme on “Applications of Finance Lab in Research” at the “Finance Lab” Jubilee Building.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Department of Statistics and Physics in Collaboration with IUCAA Centre for Astronomy Research and Development presented National Seminar on Application of Statistics in Natural Sciences.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Department of Social Work and NSS observed World Aids Day in collaboration with West Bengal State AIDS Prevention & Control Society at Raghabpur Campus
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Department of Social Work and NSS in collaboration with Xavier’s Management Society (XMS) organized a Christmas Carnival at Ananda Ghar, an NGO which works for HIV/AIDS children.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Department of Commerce (Faculty of Law) organized Faculty Development Programme on Corporate Laws
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Department of Social Work and NSS observed World Aids Day in collaboration with West Bengal State AIDS Prevention & Control Society at Park Street Campus.
Around 41 volunteers of Department of Social Work and NSS attended a seminar organised by West Bengal State AIDS Control and Prevention Society in Swasthya Bhavan
St. Xavier’s College (Kolkata), Entrepreneurship Development Cell presented the event Elevator: The Idea Expro
St. Xavier’s College (Kolkata), SXC Consultancy Cell presented Corporate Training Programme on Finance for Manager: Corporate Training Programme
St. Xavier’s College (Kolkata), M.Com. Dept. presented Workshop (PHASE-II) on ‘Crafting and Conducting Research & How to publish’ (UGC- Care Listed Journal)
St. Xavier’s College (Kolkata), Department of Biotechnology presented National Seminar on Frontier in Biotechnology and released the departmental magazine Chiasma
St. Xavier’s College (Kolkata), Xaverian Theatrical Society presented the event The Third Bell.
St. Xavier’s College (Kolkata), Department of Sociology presented International Conference on “Contemporary Caste, Gender And Minority Questions In West Bengal & Bangladesh”
St. Xavier’s College (Kolkata), Social Work & NSS presented Annual Events on World Aids Day
St. Xavier’s College (Kolkata), The English Academy presented Literaria’2019
St. Xavier’s College (Kolkata), Xaverian Academy of Dance And Music presented Goonj, 2019.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, The Department of History, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Raghabpur Campus organized a lecture. Speakers: External Resource Person: Ms. Arijita Manna, PhD Research Scholar, Department of History, Jadavpur University. Topic of Lecture was ‘Salt smuggling in the frontiers of the early Company state in 18th century Bengal’. Internal Speaker: Professor Arka Deb Banerjee, Department of History, St. Xaviers College (Autonomous), Raghabpur Campus. His Topic of Lecture was The Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre. The First, Second and Third year students of History (Honours) of the Department, also students and faculty of other departments were in the audience.
The Xaverian Theatrical Society (XTS) performed a Street Play on Substance Abuse in collaboration with the Department of Social Work and NSS. It was performed to observe the Golden Jubilee of NSS. Directed by Anweshan Bose, assistant secretary of XTS, the 24 performers received wholehearted appreciation and cheer from the college students and professors. This was one of the many such endeavours taken by the society to promote social awareness.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, The Hindi Literary Society, organized Hindi Diwas’19, the event was inaugurated in the opening ceremony by Father Peter (Vice Principal) and the Dean, B.Com. Morning, Prof Swapan Banerjee. They beautifully described the importance of Hindi language and how influential it is. They wished the entire team of HLS great success and greatness.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Department of Political Science organized a Model Parliament – SANSAD’19. SANSAD 2019 was a simulation of the 17th LokSabha. The programme began with a brief overview of the Agenda for SANSAD 2019 – Draft National Education Policy 2019. It was heartening to host participants from almost all the Departments of the college (BA, BSc, BMM, B.Com, BMS) participating with immense zeal and enthusiasm in the second edition of SANSAD.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Department of Mathematics presented Analytica’19, started with the inauguration ceremony with the welcoming of all the respected dignitaries and the speeches given by the Principal, the Chief Guest and the Head of the Department of Mathematics. The inauguration ceremony was followed by a song presented by Prof. Shruti Goswami, of the Bengali department, and an opening song with a dance.
The Departments of Parliamentary Affairs and Higher Education,
Government of West Bengal organized Youth Parliament Competition every year. This year St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata was selected as the host college for theKolkata district level Youth Parliament Competition.The competition was organized on 17th September, 2019 (Tuesday). The Competition comprised of 4 events: Youth Parliament Competition attended by 14 teams, Youth Parliament Quiz Contest with 29 participating teams, Youth Parliament Quiz Contest on Character Building with 23 participating teams and Extempore Competition with 51 participants. The different competitions aimed at generating democratic awareness among the young citizens of the state. The event was a great success in terms of generating enthusiasm and interest among the students as reflected in their active participation in the various events.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) collaboration with Placement Cell organized Initium’19.
On 14th September, 2019, the Committee for Students’ Welfare and Against Sexual Harassment, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Raghabpur Campus in collaboration with BA General Department, Raghabpur Campus organized Cognitionis’19,a panel discussion on gender sensitization titled- ‘I or We’ – The Societal Approaches to Appraise the Issues related to Gender Sensitization-Theories and Experiences’. The distinguished Speakers who shared their views in this Panel were –Prof. Sujata Mukherjee, Professor, Department of History Rabindra Bharati University, Prof. Kaberi Chakrabarti, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Calcutta, Prof. Sahara Ahmed, Associate Professor, Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Prof. Maroona Murmu, Associate Professor, Department of History, Jadavpur University, Dr. Damayanti Datta, Consulting Editor, The Outlook Group, Ms Priyanka Bhoopal (Bhattacharyya), Clinical Psychologist, SXC, Main Campus, and Mental Health Foundation, Kolkata, and Ms Sanchita Ghosh, Advocate, Calcutta High Court and Alipur Court.
The Xavier’s Commerce Society recently organized Intellegenstia 2019 on the 13th and 14th of September. As was the norm this year, our event was merged with Father Xavier’s International Conference which saw varied groups of participants speaking on conventional topics to influence the nature. The event concluded with the closing ceremony on 14th at 4 p.m. along with the launch of Youthink Vol. XIV. With that, Youthink was distributed by the authorities and the event came to an end.
The Bengali Literary Society of St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata hosted its inaugural event of the year “Bodhon”. The theme for this year’s edition of the programme was “Sahityo o Cholochhitro”, which explored the effects of the rich Bengali literature on the commercial motion pictures that are based on the texts.
Xaverian Academy of Dance and Music(XADAM) celebrated Teachers’ Day with huge fervour this time. With the gracious
presence of the His Excellency, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, Honorable Governor of West Bengal, the celebration escalated to newer heights. The inaugural dance and song presentation by Xadam marked the beginning of the eventful day. The event took place in the Fr. Depelchin Auditorium in St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata.
Sunset Jam is one of the most awaited events organized by the Fine Arts Society and this year it was held on 4th of September. We saw participation from students across all departments. It was an afternoon full of music and enjoyment. The participants belted out several popular songs and it was a successful event.
The second event organized by the society was in the later half of September. Perspective, held on 24th of September, was organized to provide a chance to the students to explore the finer arts. Events like character representation, standup Comedy, dance and quiz were organized and it saw huge participation. We had a guest judge for the event if standup comedy, Mr Aniruddha Banerjee, an actor from the famous online series Filter Copy. The event ended on a beautiful note with Xaverians coming together to appreciate the different forms of Fine Arts.
On 3rd September, 2019, the Xaverian Astronomical Society was inaugurated. A team of students led by Shaashwat Saraff and Ankit Kumar Gupta of the Department of Physics, under the able guidance and supervision of our Principal Rev Dr Dominic Savio, Vice-Principal Prof Bertram Da Silva, Dean of Science Dr. Tapati Dutta and Dr. Suparna Raychowdhury and Dr. Shibaji Banerjee, Assistant Director, Fr. Eugene Lafont Observatory, took the initiative and carried out the planning and preparations for the inaugural program.
One Day National Workshop on Plagiarism and Academic Integrity Organized by Department of Information Technology and Fr. Verstraeten Central Library. The target participants for the workshop are research scholars, academicians, industry professionals and corporates.
A one-day seminar was organized by the Department of Bengali, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Raghabpur Campus.
The theme of the seminar was “Chaitanyite Culture and Medieval Bengali literature”. Professor Aparna Roy of Dept. of Bengali, Visva -harati and Professor Rajat Sanyal of Dept. of Archaeology, University of Calcutta graced the event as speakers. The event was inaugurated with kirtans performed by the students of the department. The address of welcome was delivered by Father Johnson Padiyara, Vice Principal of St. Xavier’s College (Raghabpur Campus).
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Departments of Chemistry & Physics presented an Inter-disciplinary National Workshop on “ROLE OF DFT IN PREDICTING
ELECTRONIC STRUCTURES & REACTION PATHWAY”
(DBT STAR COLLEGE PROGRAMME)
Prof. Swapan K Pati (JNCASR, Bangalore)
Dr. Anoop Ayyappan (IIT, Kharagpur)
Jt. Conveners: Dr. Ankur Ray (HOD, Chemistry) &
Dr. Indranath Chaudhury (HOD, Physics)
Coordinator: Dr. Arup Kumar Mitra
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Department of Commerce (XCS) organized X-PEDITION 2019.
With the end of X-PEDITION 2019, which was held on the 27th and the 28th of August,2019, students had experienced the best, when it came to an industrial visit. Anmol Industries Limited was generous enough to let us know the minute details in which they make biscuits and cakes. Students were also given snacks from Anmol, comprising biscuits and cakes. The overall journey seemed to be reminiscing and everyone enjoyed themselves. The bus journey was also no less of a fun journey, with students socialising and playing games with one another. XCS firmly believes that such experiences help individuals gather experiences of a life which they shall have to face after college, that is, life of a corporate world and hence, such experiences are of immense worth to the students.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Xaverian Research Colloquium – ANUSANDHAN – Lecture 10
Topic- The Visual Identity of the Mahabharata
Speaker- Prof. Sankha Banerjee
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, The Xavier’s Commerce Society recently organized Corporate Prodigy.
Corporate Prodigy involves school students participating in business management simulations. They are given a reflection of the corporate world, a world beyond schools and colleges, a world that they will have to enter in the crucial stages of their life. Three events, namely merger of finance, marketing and hr, merger of business quiz and business plan and best manager are organized for X-Calibre. Participants are made to interact with each other, as well as the XCS Board. The event concluded with Rev. Peter Arockiam (Vice-Principal of B.Com evening) distributing certificates to all the winner schools.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, The Department of English conducted a one -of -a-kind event ‘Blues and Hues’
It was an afternoon filled with poetry reading, poetry slamming and musical performances . The Special Guest for the afternoon was “The Live Guitar God “-Mr. Amyt Datta. This programme strove to relive, revisit and revive an art form that is fast dwindling :The Blues.
The Adivasi Yuva Chetna Manch Commission of All India Catholic University Federation (AICUF), West Bengal organized a seminar on the theme Rights, Resources and Recognition, discussing various pertinent issues regarding the denial of the common rights and resource to the various tribal communities.
A `One Day International Workshop on Coarse Geometry’ jointly conducted by the Department of Physics and Mathematics, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata. The workshop was funded from the DBT Star College Grant. The principal, Rev.Dr. Dominic Savio, S.J. inaugurated the programme and wished it success. The speaker for the day was Dr. Atish J. Mitra from the Department of Mathematics, Montana Tech (University of Montana), USA.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, NCC in collaboration with XADAM celebrated Independence Day. In this day with a special Guard of Honour to the chief guest Brig. Samir Verma, head of Signals, Eastern Command, followed by a meticulously thought out and beautifully executed cultural programme by the Xaverian Academy of Dance and Music, depicting what it’s like to live addressing the issues we still grapple with and fight for freedom from. NCC shares the nation’s pride and joy on the momentous occasion of the country’s 73rd
Independence Day and the year throughout and extends warm wishes to it’s fellow citizens for the same. Jai Hind.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, The Xavier’s Commerce Society organized X-Calibre.
X-Calibre involves participants from all fields participating in 7 different events of their choices. Carrying our legacy forward, X-Calibre again experienced huge crowds and turned into a grand success. The participants were engulfed in ambiguous and mind storming rounds and their positive experience reflected well in the feedbacks collected.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Department of Bangla, organized Maitreyee Sarkar Memorial Lecture and Cultural Programme.
The State Women’s Commission (SWC) of All India Catholic University Federation (AICUF), West Bengal organized a seminar on the theme Women Beyond Belief, discussing various pertinent issues regarding women and religion. The seminar was organized on 9th August,2019 at Rohinton Kapadia Hall, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, The Department of Sociology organized a Talk on “Sociology in and of the City” for 3rd year Sociology students by Prof Peter Doak of School of Sociology and Public Policy, University of Leeds on 9th August 2019. The talk was on “Sociology in and of the City”. It was attended by 3 faculty members including the HOD. The session was a lively interactive one. The students benefited from this session and the Leeds faculty and representative were much impressed by the level of knowledge of our students that became evident in the course of this interactive lecture.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, inaugurated the first event of Hindi literary Society – Aamna Saamna
It was an opportunity for the students to embark with the mastery of language. It was a platform to showcase their debating skills. On the very first day the inauguration was held by Mrs. Kiran Singh, Assistant Professor, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, The Xaverian Academy of Dance And Music (XADAM) organized, ‘Dawn to Dusk – The Rooftop Concert’.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, organized Blood Donation Camp 2019.
112 students volunteered for the 50th Blood Donation Camp. On that day nine blood banks, namely Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre and Research Institute, R.G.Kar, SSKM, IBTM, Canning, Mercy Hospital, National Medical, NRS and M.R. Bangur were present to cater to the steady inflow of donors. The camp started at 7:00 am and came to an end at 6:30 pm with a donor count of 601.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, The Xavier’s Management Society presented X-GENESIS’19. There were two speaker sessions organized by the Xavier’s Management Society in X-Genesis for which distinguished speakers were arranged:
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Entrepreneur Development Cell organized a two-day competitive programme for students and learners. The programme was distributed in six rounds. Starting with about 200 participants the final level ended with 8 finalists. The basis for selection of Top 3 was performance in Rounds 5 and 6, with different weightage. Overall, the event judged Innovation, Spontaneity, Public Speaking, Body Language, Number Skills, negotiations, Composure, Quick Thinking.
One day National Seminar on “Data Science- The key to Future”, was jointly organized by the Departments of Computer Science and Statistics, in collaboration with The Data Science Foundation on 22nd July 2019, at Fr. Depelchin Auditorium. Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs of University of Calcutta, Prof. Asis Kr Chattopadhyay was the Chief Guest and Dean of Faculty Councils for PG studies in Engineering and Technology, University of Calcutta, Prof. Amlan Chakraborty was the Guest of Honour. Mr. Kaustav Majumdar and Mr. Gautam Banerjee, from Data Science foundation were the first two speakers of the day. Prof. Sourabh Bhattacharya from Indian Statistical Institute and Mr. Sanjoy Karmakar from IBM were speakers for the third and fourth session respectively. More than 400 students from our college, along with teachers and professionals from Other Colleges/Universities attended the seminar.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Ninth Lecture of Xaverian Research Colloquium (XRC) – Anusandhan was delivered by Dr. Arindam mandal, Associate Professor and Chair of the Economics Department Siena College, new York, USA on 15th July, 2019 at 3 P.M. in room 15 on the topic “ Does Greater Political representation of Women help to Protect Worker Rights? A Cross-national Investigation.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata The Xavier’s Commerce Society Organized the INCEPTION 2019. Inception seeks to test of participants, who are mainly 1st years and grill them to the highest level. Forwarding our legacy, this year we witnessed a variety of students trying to explore their potential. Proceeding from the Group Discussion, the chosen participants were asked to sit in a personal interview and further rounds.
DBT STAR College Programme
Inter-disciplinary Lecture on ‘Variation of Cooperativety and the role of Ligand-field states in spin-crossover’ as a part of the DBT STAR College Programme, by Dr. Pradip Kumar Chakraborty of the Department of Chemistry, IIT Kharagpur.
Undergraduate students of Chemistry & Physics department participated in the programme.
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, The Xavier’s Commerce Society recently organized INNOVITION’ 19 hosting a plethora of speakers from various educational and corporate institutions, the eminent ones being RDI, Deloitte, World Bank, Toastmasters and many more.
St. Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association organized Tree plantation with St. Xavier’s Community Fathers at St. Xavier’s College Raghabpur
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata Bengali Literary Society (B.L.S) in Association with St. Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association presented Xavullash 2020
St. Xavier’s College Calcutta Alumni Association organized a program with St. Xavier’s Community Fathers.
SANYOG – “An Ode to Language Martyrs”
“Sanyog” rally was organised by St. Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association and Bengali Literary Society to commemorate International Mother Language Day. The rally started from the College Hostel, 219/1 A.J.C.Bose Road at 9:30 a.m. sharp on 21st February 2020 and reach the front gate.
St. Xavier’s College Calcutta Alumni Association organized Interactive session with Mr. Naveen Prakash, IAS, ACS – Industry & Domain Expert at Fr. D’Souza Hall
St. Xavier’s College Calcutta Alumni Association organized Womens’ Forum Seminar. The program was held at Fr. D’Souza Hall
St. Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association presented Beyond Barriers Chapter Twenty Vishal & Shekhar Live in Concert
St. Xavier’s College Calcutta Alumni Association organized Interactive session by Dr. Rahul Jain -Bursting Myths & Health tips on Diabetes at Fr. D’Souza Hall
St. Xavier’s College Calcutta Alumni Association organized 4th edition of International Inter University Challenge Debate 2020 at Fr. Deplechin Auditorium
St. Xavier’s College Calcutta Alumni Association organized Annual Reunion Dinner 2019 – Sangam, at College Grounds
St. Xavier’s College Calcutta Alumni Association organized Christmas Celebrations with Chief Minister of West Bengal, Ms. Mamata Banerjee at Fr. Deplechin Auditorium
St. Xavier’s College Calcutta Alumni Association organized Christmas Meet at Fr. Deplechin Auditorium
St. Xavier’s College Calcutta Alumni Association organized Interactive session by Gautam Mohan Chakrabarti, IPS on Online/Electronic Frauds
St. Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association: Fr. Provincial’s visitation with the Alumni/ae was held at Fr. D’Souza Hall
St. Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association organized An Interactive Session with Ms. Rani Mukherjee at Fr. Deplechin Auditorium
St. Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association organized Annual Tea Meet by Womens’ Forum at Fr. Deplechin Auditorium
St. Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association organized Interactive session by Dr. Shaikh Hassan Iqbal on Fitness & Orthopaedic Tips at Fr. D’Souza Hall
St. Xavier’s College Calcutta Alumni Association organized Interactive session by Dr. Rahul Jain -Bursting Myths & Health tips on Diabetes at Fr. D’Souza Hall
St. Xavier’s College Calcutta Alumni Association organized 4th edition of International Inter University Challenge Debate 2020 at Fr. Deplechin Auditorium