Principal's Message - St. Xavier's College

…. “ I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of Heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”———-Oliver W Holmes.

Another Academic Year 2020-2021 will begin shortly. After going through all the fears and uncertainties, we are here blessed by God with good health, an open mind and a heart filled with love and care towards all.

St. Xavier’s College was founded by the Archdiocese of Goa in June 1963 and was affiliated to Bombay University and since June 1986 it has been affiliated to Goa University. The College has been named after St. Francis Xavier an Educationist par Excellence and has  chosen as  its goal, In Virtute et Scientia ( in pursuit of virtue and knowledge) reflecting the inspiration it draws from the very maxim that turned around the life of this saint.

St. Xavier’s College was accredited in 1999 at the Four Star Level by the National Acssessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission. In 2019 it was reaccredited for the 4th Cycle with ‘A’ Grade and CGPA score of 3.12 on a 4-point scale. 

In addition, the College has been awarded the status of “College with Potential for Excellence, The Best College Award by Goa University, Best College in Sports Award, Geno Award for Best College in Sports for Women, Best College of Commerce Award.

Our College has secured a place in the India Rankings 2020: College (Rank Band:101-150) by National Institutional Ranking Framework  (NIRF).

We feel proud to mention that India Today – Best Colleges in India has ranked our Programmes as follows: BCom – 67th Rank, BCA 68th Rank, BSc 79th Rank, BA 101th Rank.

St. Xavier’s College is a full-fledged multi-faculty college with Arts, Science and Commerce Streams as well as Self finance Courses like BBA, BBA(T&T), BCA, Biotechnology, Mass Communication and Journalism at the Undergraduate level and M.A in Psychology, M.Com and M.Sc in Chemistry at the Post Graduate level.

Our dedicated faculty in almost every department organises field trips/ educational / study tours for its students and faculty. A number of our departments have internship programmes giving students on-hand training / experience related to their respective field of study.

Our college has well equipped laboratories, spacious library with open access facility, wi-fi enabled campus, XRD and IRD Facilities (availed by the students of various colleges and the Goa University). In addition to academics, students are encouraged to participate in the co-curricular and sports activities. The college has a number of Cells, Associations/ Clubs and a number of inter-Collegiate events at state and national levels being organised promoting fellowship among students and faculty.

We are proud to say that our students won many competitions/ events and quite a number of our faculty have registered for PhD.

Technology based innovative interventions has been the result of the pandemic situation. During the covid crisis, the option being online /digital mode of learning and evaluation, hardships had to be faced by students and faculty as well. The faculty have been undergoing training in preparing e-content and conduct of online classes. Let us together strive to make the post covid challenge in education a new horizon of opportunities and potentials.

We hope that this new academic Year will be an opportunity to work harder, in collaboration, with a caring attitude, staying humble and kind to groom our youngsters to be the future men and women of integrity.

We warmly welcome all our new students joining our institution for the first time and we assure them that they will always be proud of their decision to be a part of the Xavierian family that represents excellence in academics, accomplishments in co-curicular activities and well disciplined and responsible members of the society – better, more mature, more humane, more complete and more fulfilled persons.

We also take this opportunity to Welcome Rev. Fr. Antonio Salema as the Administrator of St. Xavier’s College as well as Administrator of Assets of the Archdiocese at St. Xavier’s College / Higher Secondary School, Mapusa, Goa from 1st July 2020 onwards. We are grateful to the ex- Administrator, Rev. Fr. Zeferino D’Souza.

We pray that every student feels welcomed, loved and nurtured by our dedicated, selfless, sincere and compassionate faculty (Teaching and Non-Teaching) and our Management.

Let the mission and vision of the college be the guiding light to all and may our Patron Saint continue to intercede on our behalf and may this academic year be a blessed and grace-filled experience to all of us.

 

Prof. Blanche Mascarenhas

Principal.

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