On 5 August 2014, the birthday of Fr. John Moore s.j, the founder of the school, it ran a blood donation camp. In 2014, it inaugurated a weekly medical clinic. Now every Sunday from 3 to 5 in the afternoon, the clinic is open and at least one doctor is present. Medicines are also provided free. Many who have visited the clinic also reported having got some good advice from the doctor. The school has given rooms in one of its buildings for the Hoxa clinic.
St. Xavier's College (Autonomous) Mumbai has been awarded the College of Excellence (CE) by the University Grants Commission for the period April 2014 to March 2019.
Excellence of an academic institution involves reaching outstanding levels of performance in teaching, research and related academic pursuits and attaining peerless position in the areas offered for study and research. Excellence was achieved in stages through a process of continuous improvement in content and quality of the pursuits. A dedicated academic community and adequate infras tructural facilities are essential ingredients of excellence. The College of Excellence status was awarded based on a score of more than 3.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) awarded by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.
A volleyball match was organized on 8th March 2014 between APX ( Association of Past Xavierites ) and the Staff of the St.Xavier's High School Loyola Hall on the school volleyball ground and witnessed and cheered on by students, staff, alumni and management. This is an activity showcasing the bond between the management, staff, students and alumni.
The APX wishes all the women a Happy Women's Day.
Nineteen students from TRTC (Tribal Research Training Centre, Chaibasa) on Saturday 8th of February. These students are from remote villages undergoing Hospitality training session at TRTC. The students were given exposure to the working inside Boulevard Hotel (Courtesy Rony).
They were divided into 3 groups and were taken around various departments of Boulevard Hotel. It was a full day session.
As discussed with Fr. Ranjit Kindu of TRTC Chaibasa, we will have students from TRTC who are undergoing training for Mechanic & Driver. We will provide them hands on experience at the Service Centre of our Committee Member Mr. Rajiv Singh. This program is scheduled for mid March.
Basic hands on experience will also be given at the Service Centre to the students who are enrolled for Computer hardware maintenance.
The Province Coordinator for Gujarat Province, Fr.Durai SJ ( also the Chairman of APX and School Principal ) and Vice Principal Fr.Raj SJ also witnessed this event along with APX members and players, and other guests. More photos would be sent soon.
INDIA : Mamata Banerjee lays the Foundation Stone to St. Xavier's New campus (The Telegraph via CNUA) The Chief Minister of West Bengal along with the Archbishop of Calcutta, Thomas D'Souza, Jesuit Provincial and the Principal of the College, Father Felix Raj, laid the foundation for the second campus of St. Xavier's College and the proposed Unversity of St. Xavier's Kolkata.
The gift of a blue Alumni blazer on the occasion turned Mamata Banerjee into someone she "never got the opportunity" to become as a student of Xavier's: a Xaverian. "We never got the opportunity to study in a good school or college. So what? We have worked hard and come up to where we are. I still managed to work my way through Calcutta University, law college and BEd. But I feel for it (the need for quality education)," the chief minister said with characteristic candour at the second campus at Rajarhat, New Town.
Dear JAAI Friends,
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the twin blows to the Jesuit Alumni fraternity during the past couple of days, with the passing away of 2 stalwarts of the World Union Of Jesuit Alumni (WUJA). Mr.Fabio Tobon the Past President of WUJA and President of the Organizing Committee of the forth coming World Congress in Medellin passed away on 16th July 2013, while Mr. Tom Bosch the current President of WUJA passed away suddenly on 17th July 2013