The 11th convocation and valedictory of S. Xavier’s College was held today at 11 a.m. in the college ground which witnessed distribution of medals to students while teachers who have completed their PhD were honoured. Several renowned personalities graced the occasion.
Lt General Abhay Krishna, General Officer Commander- in-Chief (GOC-in- C), Eastern Command of the Indian Army, was the chief guest while Rev. Fr Raphael Hyde S J, Provincial of the Calcutta Jesuit Province, presided over the ceremony. On behalf of the Senate of the University of Calcutta, Prof Dipak Kumar Kar, pro vice-chancellor for academic affairs, University of Calcutta, conferred the degrees on the students.
“We have imbibed the Xaverian spirit of commitment to work and society, a sense of commodity and feeling of social responsibility which has prepared you to serve the country and the world to make it a better place to live in,” said Prof. Kar. A total number of 2168 students were awarded their degrees.
Rev. Dr John Felix Raj SJ, vice-chancellor of St Xavier’s University, Kolkata, and the immediate former principal, received the ‘Nihil Ultra Award’, the highest honour conferred by the college. The Annual Report of College was presented by the principal Rev. Dr Dominic Savio SJ. On 18 January, the prize distribution ceremony of the 11th convocation of the college will take place in Fr Depelchin Auditorium.