St. Xavier's College - Autonomous, Mumbai is pleased to announce that it has been conferred the
'STAR COLLEGE AWARD'
by the Government of India, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi.
THE FADS & FALLACIES OF DIETING - MS. RUJUTA DIWEKAR AT ST. XAVIER'S COLLEGE
Eminent Indian nutritionist and fitness expert, Ms Rujuta Diwekar, delivered a lecture on “The Fads and Fallacies of Dieting” and “Indian Food Wisdom” to a house-full audience of more than 150 participants from colleges across Mumbai, on 14th September, 2015. The lecture was organized by the Department of Life Science and Biochemistry in collaboration with the Women’s Development Cell. Ms. Diwekar kept the young audience enthralled, clearing the nutritional misconceptions bothering their minds. She firmly warned against any kind of quick-fix fat-loss diets stressing that eating well, eating right and eating regularly, coupled to a regular and consistent exercise schedule is the only way to become fit and lose fat. She also warned against falling prey to marketing strategies adopted by food companies and institutes promoting instant weight-loss. Ms. Diwekar emphasized the health benefits of simple, home-cooked Indian meals and the use of traditional recipes and spices. St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, would like to thank Ms. Diwekar for accepting the invitation to deliver the lecture, and also for the gift of the “No Smoking” poster, which has been duly put up in the College Canteen.
ECO - FRIENDLY CLAY GANESHA WORKSHOP
The Dept. of Ancient Indian Culture and Archaeology in collaboration with the Museum Society of Bombay organized an Eco-Friendly Clay Ganesha Workshop on the 15th of September 2015 at the Coomaraswamy Hall of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya between 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.This workshop was attended by total 60 students from the Little Flower of Jesus School, Colaba and Colaba Public High School.The workshop consisted of a presentation by Dr. Anita- Rane – Kothare about the “Story of Ganesh and the Celebration of the Festival", this was followed by a hands on activity where the children were provided with natural clay to create their own idol of Ganesha. After the children finished making their Ganeshas, each of them was decorated with flowers and a haldi kumkum tilak, this was follwed by an Aarti and distribution of modaks. The children, led by Dr. Anita- Rane – Kothare went in procession to Gateway of India for the immersion and snacks. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Anita Rane-Kothare and the group of student volunteers from the department, supported by Times.
The Sir Dorabji Tata Trust has instituted the following Research Fellowships that will be initiated through the Heras Institute, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
1) Doctoral Fellowships – for 10 scholars - valued at Rs. 1,00,000/- for one year.
2) Heritage Conservation Fellowships - for 5 scholars - valued at Rs. 12,000/- per month - for a period of 10 months.
3) Institutional Support Fellowship – for One scholar – valued at Rs. 1,00,000/- for one year. Read More
St. Xavier's College Celebrates College Day
On the 31st of July 2015, St. Xavier’s College celebrates Founder’s Day which is also the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits (in 1540). The day is also celebrated as College Day where in we have the scholarship and prize distribution for the previous academic year. The students also put up a cultural programme. The chief guest for the function was Mr. Alok Kshirsagar - Director, McKinsey & Company and an eminent alumnus of our college. The Principal, Dr. Menezes, gave an inspirational speech along the lines of the college motto “Inciting to fly”
National Seminar held by The Dept. of Political Science
The Political Science Department through the Xavier’s Political Science Association, in association with Canara bank organized “State and Power” a National seminar on Political thinkers. The seminar held on 3rd August 2015 received an enthusiastic participation of around 300 students from Xavier’s and other colleges.
The seminar was inaugurated by the Principal, Dr Agnelo Menezes. The Keynote speaker was Dr. Usha Thakkar (President, Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya, Mumbai), seated third from right.
Bombay Local History Society (BLHS) Annual Seminar held at St. Xavier’s College on the 11th July, 2015.
Dr. Anita Rane, Head, Ancient Indian Culture & Archaeology (AIC) has introduced a paper on Research Methodology for the M.A. Students.
Her students of MA – Part II presented dissertations on The Construction of History through the Oral Tradition with reference to the city of Bombay now Mumbai.
The students reviewed a variety of source materials – epigraphical, archaeological, numismatics, art, architecture, literary, the bardic and oral traditions.
Through the oral tradition, history of "others" is highlighted since it covers the study of every section of society who have contributed to the growth and development of the nation.
Seven students prepared a fifteen minutes presentation of their study which was presented at the Annual Seminar of the Bombay Local History Society on the 11th July at St. Xavier's College. Kindly click below to read the synopsis of the students' presentations.
Malhar 2014 won 5 awards at YIFA for the following categories:
Best Festival, Best Dress Code, Best Social Publicity Campaign, Best Mascot and runners up for Social Cause
The India Geospatial Leadership Award
Dr. H P Samant accepting The India Geospatial Leadership Award for Capacity Development on behalf of St. Xavier's College from R S Sharma, IAS, Secretary, Department of Electronics & Information Technology.
St. Xavier's College was privileged to felicitate our eminent Alumni Mr. Swadheen Kshatriya – Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra, Mr. Anthony de Sa – Chief Secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Mr. Himanshu Roy – Additional Commissioner of Police, ATS, Mumbai, and Mr. Savio Carvalho of Amnesty International, London on 4th of January, 2015
Seated on the left is Dr. (Fr.) Arun de Souza S.J. (Rector) and Fr. Vernon D’Cunha S.J. (Provincial)
National Level Recognition to St. Xavier’s College for Sensitizing Young Minds
St. Xavier’s College is proud to receive the Assocham National Education Excellence Awards 2014 for the Category of Best Institution serving a social cause.
Dr. Rajendra Shinde (Vice Principal) accepted the award in Delhi on behalf of the College from Padma Vibhushan Dr. Karan Singh.
Best Non - Teaching Staff Of Affiliated Colleges Award
We are proud to announce that the University has chosen our Registrar – Mr. Maurice Monis for the Best Non - Teaching Staff Of Affiliated Colleges Award for the year 2013-14.
We are proud of this recognition of his dedicated services to St. Xavier’s College, to the University and to the Joint Director’s office.