Saint Xavier’s Kolkata to introduce ten postgraduate courses this year

Saint Xavier’s Kolkata – Reverend Father Dr Dominic Savio SJ, the Principal of Saint Xavier’s College Kolkata said that from the academic year 2019, the management has firmed up plans to expand its existing education programs by increasing at least ten new courses in post graduation at its Park Street campus, IE reported. “As part of our expansion program, we have decided to begin MA courses in English, Political Science and Bengali at Raghabpur campus and M.Ed course, if possible”, Father Dominic was quoted as saying by the report.

In 2020 and 2021, MA in Sociology and History and MSc in Chemistry, Statistics/ Data Science and Economics will be commenced. For all PG courses available, there are plans to start PhD programs after two years.”

Also, the institute plans to begin a PhD programme in Computer Science from the 2019 academic year, in addition to the setting up of a modern finance laboratory for students pursuing a specialisation in finance. “The new finance laboratory is the first-of-its-kind in any college in the country. It is a research laboratory for students with finance specialisation. It can also be of use for faculty and researchers,” Savio told the daily.

Convocation

Meanwhile, the 12th convocation ceremony of the college will be held on January 16, which is also its 159th Foundation Day. Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das will be the chief guest. He will also be awarded the prestigious Nihil Ultra Award for his contribution to higher education in the state in general and for his support and patronage to St Xavier’s in particular, said the report.

St. Xavier’s College is a hundred and fifty-five years young. St. Xavier’s is a metaphor for commitment, care and service, and this momentous hour of the history of our college makes us, the Xaverians articulate our pledge for posterity, our ‘vision’ of the ‘mission’ of St. Xavier’s College, our ambition and aspiration for future. We are proud of the progress of St. Xavier’s College of today – a precious seed has prospered into a vital, virtuous tree. The college has evolved into a nationally ranked, multifaceted and co-educational institution.

St. Xavier’s has, during the days of its journey welcomed those of all beliefs and traditions, and has respected and valued ‘the diversity which their membership brings to the College Community.’ Accommodation of such diversity has always been the abiding attribute of any Jesuit enterprise. Founded under the auspices of a particular religious denomination, we, today, find ourselves completely secular in character. We are determined to preserve this identity.

We firmly believe that the distinctive Catholic and Jesuit character of the College, both in tradition and spirit is integral to its identity. The management believes that St. Xavier’s College can remain faithful to its heritage and extend its intent to meet the intellectual and spiritual challenges of the contemporary and future academic world.

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