The Tenth Convocation and Valedictory was a solemn occasion of celebration on July 17 at 12.30 pm. Father Rector offered the inaugural address as he welcomed all. He introduced the audience to the vision and mission of the College.
Honourable Minister, Dr. Partha Chatterjee reiterated the principles and purpose of Higher Education and congratulated St. Xavier's College for pioneering the noble task of imparting knowledge beyond the barriers of cultural, social and religious inequities.
Father Principal, in his address and annual report, highlighted the salient achievements of the College over the last one year. He observed that the stride towards the University is an awareness of the role of St. Xavier's in extending its scope to a larger section of students. "St. Xavier's is the work of God and we have His blessings to continue our service".
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calcutta, Prof. Ashutosh Ghosh delivered the convocation address, welcoming the students into the fraternity of higher educational pursuit.
Father Provincial presided over the ceremony, invoking the holy presence of the Divine in every act and gesture of each Xaverian.
1972 students received their degrees, 7 professors were felicitated for achieving Ph.D. degrees and 21 gold medals instituted by various stakeholders were given out to students with extraordinary merit and academic credentials.
The XADAM presented a short cultural programme.
|The St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata Bill 2016 was passed unanimously on December 15 in the West Bengal Assembly, paving the way for a new university at New Town, Rajarhat, to meet The growing need for quality facilities and to encourage private investment in the state’s Higher Education. The SXUK will be a private, minority and constituent university. The bill provides that the SXUK may have as many constituent colleges situated within Bengal that are established and administered by the Jesuits.
St Xavier’s College Kolkata Educational Trust is the sponsoring agency of the university. It will have the power to manage all higher education institutions run by the Jesuit Trust across the State.