Redefining Media Education in the spirit of 'Magis'
‘Magis’ is a Latin word which means “More” or “Greater”. In simpler term aiming at excellence in everything we do. As a result of our ‘magis’ approach.today the Xavier School of Communications (XCOMM) is rated one among the 10 most preferred media and communication schools in the country by the Higher Education Review as well as The Academic Insights.In the pursuit of higher learning, XCOMM has always stood to live up to its motto of ‘Inspiring Futures’. Being one of the new brands of media schools, XCOMM is a pioneer in the field of interactive media education, and is considered most rigorous media and communication programs by the students, where students are facilitated to learn by doing without compromising on values and ethics.Studying at XCOMM means creating a new home where self-expression, innovation and creativity is valued more than just class room teaching. It is a new way of communicating life among peers, faculty and industry partners. With the available scholarship opportunities students can really make the best of Xavier University’s high stands of teaching and learning.
Fr. Donald D’Silva, S.J. , Ph.D
Dean, Xavier School of Communications (XCOMM)
Those who are interested in pursuing media as a career, XCOMM offers B.Sc. Honours in Mass Communication, MA in Mass Communication, Doctoral Studies and short-term Diploma and Certificate Programs. The major courses which students desire to specialize at XCOMM are Media Research, Digital Journalism, Television Production, Advertising, Marketing Communication, Corporate Communication, Public Relations and Event Management, besides the skill-based courses like Photography, Videography, Audio Engineering, Designing and Graphics. Students at XCOMM are provided adequate training by both in-house faculty and industry experts through workshops and seminars.
The excellence in media and communication studies at XCOMM is achieved through its state-of-the-art infrastructure, production labs, air-conditioned classrooms, round the clock Wi-Fi, and student residences on campus. XCOMM houses professional audio studios, studio floor, online TV Production set-up, Teleprompters, Edit suites lab and professional training in high-end software in the industry. “XCOMM Studio” is equipped with online video production facilities along with professional lights and grids. The lab is fully equipped with software for animation, imaging and graphic design.
Faculty at XCOMM are well qualified with doctoral degrees with proven industry experience. They are more mentors than mere classroom lecturers. One to one guidance and tutoring make student life enjoyable and educative in every sense. Feedback by the students after every course helps faculty to bring in changes in the syllabus and make teaching and learning meaningful and enjoyable. Most of the courses have theory, practical and field exposure components that make our program different from others. Strategic Academic Advisory Board (SAAB) of the School consists of members from the industry who periodically review the curricula and relevance of the courses with respect to ever changing demands of the Industry.
Curriculum is designed in such a way that BSc Mass Communication students have to undergo eight full months of internships, and MA Mass Communication students have to complete six months of internship in the reputed media houses across India. Each student is assigned an industry mentor to see the ongoing progress of the student while they are engaged in internships. On completion of internships, students by and large are fully skilled to plan their career. Most of the students are absorbed by the agencies where they do their internships. We are glad to share that all our past students are employed either in production houses, news agencies, film industry, PR firms, Event Management companies, ad agencies, photo studios, social media marketing etc. Career Advisory services (CAS) team of XCOMM plays an important role in creating a blend between curricula and industry exposure.
XCOMM imparts knowledge through practical and live projects. Students are encouraged to use these projects to file nominations in national level competitions. In the last year alone our students have won Best Director Award for the Documentary “Satabhaya” and “Boonte Sapne” won best Documentary award. In the field of photography students have won several awards to name a few, one student won Biju Patnaik award for conservation of wildlife, another student was recognized by the Odisha Government as Youngest Female Photographer of Odisha. Students are always encouraged to participate in any event where they can showcase their talents and skills.
OUTSIDE OF CLASSROOM WALLS:
XCOMM conducts symposium, conclave, media quiz, workshops, industry talks, skype sessions and on field training at news studios, cinema sets, advertising and PR agencies, to help students engage themselves with the practitioners to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses with the timely intervention of the professionals and practitioners. These activities are aimed at bridging the gap between classroom teaching and industry learnings.
YOU ARE MOST WELCOME:
As the scenario in media industry is rapidly changing, XCOMM does make every effort to keep to the basics of media studies with greater commitment to excel in everything we do; aspire to be ever more fearless, creative and self-expressive; look for deeper knowledge in education where one makes ethically sound decisions always to protect truth, value life and respect humanity at all cost. The Xavier School of Communications (XCOMM) welcomes you to be trained as media professionals in the spirit of ‘Magis’.