St. Xavier's College congratulates Alumnus RAKESH MARIA on his appointment as Police Commissioner of Mumbai! Mr. Maria graduated from St. Xavier's College with a B.A. degree in 1977. He was an academically inclined student who took his studies seriously. He is remembered in College as a member of our Cricket and Basketball teams, showing his all-round interest in good formation. The College felicitated him among other distinguished alumni in 2010, for the pursuit of excellence in his profession.
The Police force are often maligned, especially when things go wrong, but it is a comfort to know that there are upright, competent and dedicated men like Mr. Maria, who will spare no effort at keeping our city safe for us all. The human side of Mr. Maria is clear when in his first public interview as Commissioner, he promises to form a police force that is more present and effective on the streets and he also promises to work for the welfare of the police women and men of the force - something so essential and often ignored.
We are also happy that another alumnus, Mr. Himanshu Roy, has been appointed to take Mr. Maria's place as Additional Commissioner, Anti Terrorism Squad, after serving for some years as the Additional Commissioner - Crime.
We pledge our support to these distinguished alumni and their colleagues and pray for God's blessings on their work.
Padma Awards 2014
We are proud to announce that two of our Alumni have been honoured with the Country's Padma Awards:
Vidya Balan - Dr Milind Kirtane -
Art & Cinema - Padma Shri Medicine - Padma Shri
St. Xavier’s College was privileged to host the President of the University of Notre Dame, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on Thursday (Feb. 6). He delivered a lecture entitled, “Educating the Mind and Heart” to faculty and students of St. Xavier’s. Principals of a few neighbouring colleges were also present. The discourse was followed by an interaction session. He also signed an agreement to formalize a relationship with St. Xavier's College that includes study abroad and summer research programs, faculty exchange and research collaboration. He signed similar agreements with St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and IIT Mumbai. View Gallery
"The Indian Music Group of St. Xavier's College, encourages young people to appreciate and enjoy the rich cultural heritage of Indian Classical Music, through the JANFEST which features the best of Indian Classical Music and Dance Traditions." YESBANK - IMG JANFEST 2014 brought the excellence of these traditions to our heritage campus on the 25th and 26th of January.
_____________________________________________________________________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.
To celebrate 80 years of the Nadkarny-Sacasa Research Laboratory, the Chemistry Department and the NSRL organized an international conference “Chemistry Cutting Edge: Nano, Green and Beyond.” The conference held at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai on 6th and 7th January 2014, attracted 150 delegates from across India as well as from US, Canada, UK and Germany. The total faculty and students involved in the conference was around 300.