St Xaviers Varsity to introduce three new under graduate courses

Report by: 
Tohid Ali
15 Jan 2018

St.Xavier's University,Kolkata commenced its teaching-learning process in its Rajarhat campus, New Town, with a view to imparting value based quality higher education.
It had started with four post graduated degree courses, namely,, M.A. in English, M.A. in Mass communication and M.S.W and two under graduate courses and B.M.S. The university will introduce three new under graduate courses, namely, B.A honours in Mass communication and B.A honours in English and two post graduate courses namely in M.A in Economics and MBA.
It was on January 16, 2017 that the governor of West Bengal gave his assent to the St. Xavier's university, Kolkata, Bill 2016, which had earlier been unanimously passed by the West Bengal Legislative Assembly.
For this, January 16, is considered as Foundation Day of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata. But the university has decided to celebrate its foundation day on January 15, at Rajarhat Campus. Among those who were present today included Partha Chatterjee, Minister for Education, Suranjan Das, Vice Chancellor, Jadavpur University, and John Felix Raj, Vice Chancellor of St. Xavier's university.
Said Raj: "We are grateful today to the government of West Bengal, particularly to our chief minister, Mamata Banerjee for her support from day one when we plan to begin this University. The 17 acres of land was a gift from the government of West Bengal.'' 
Suranjan Das, vice-chancellor of Jadavpur University, Kolkata, said: "It is indeed for me a very pleasant privilege to deliver the first foundation day address of the university. It should emerge as a centre of excellence not only of West Bengal but for the country as a whole."
Partha Chatterjee, minister for education, said: "When the proposal for the university came, our chief minister, Mamta Banerjee immediately instructed Hidco to provide land for this university. For the benefits of our students we have created 455677 seats in the UG and PG both together apart from engineering.  He also added "Unless you are employable nobody in the world will employ you, so make yourself employable equal to knowledege, equal to skills, so that you can get a job."