XILUR 2019 - Inauguration and orientation program of academic year 2019-20
The inauguration and Orientation program of Xavier School of Communications for the academic year 2019 -20 was held on 1st and 2nd of July. XILUR symbolizes the beginning of a fresh and eventful academic journey and it stands for Xavier initiative to learn, unlearn and relearn.
The Chief Guest for the inaugural event was Shri Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi, Hon’ble Minister of Tourism, Odia Language, Literature & Culture, Government of Odisha and Dr. Lopamudra Tripathi, Communication for Development specialist at unicef, was the Guest of Honour. Xavier University dignitaries, Prof. Dr. Fr. Paul Fernandes SJ, EX-Vice Chancellor,Xavier university, Prof. Fr. E. A. Augustine SJ, Registrar and Fr. Donald D’ Silva SJ, the Dean of Xavier School of Communications were part of the esteemed panel.
Shri Panigrahi, who is also a board member of the University, elaborated on the need for a responsible media and how as budding professionals one should be aware of the needs of the society. He also deliberated on how Xavier University has spearheaded the changing landscape of higher education across the nation.
The Guest of Honour, Dr. Tripathy emphasized on a sense of heightened empathy towards society, which she believes is the foundation stone of the media profession. She urged students to focus on contextualized communication in which the communicator should be able to address the apprehension of the common man, thus becoming the agents of social change. With even a greater zeal, Dr. Tripathy an erudite speaker, readily answered the questions put forth by the students. The session was moderated by Prof. Fr. Alwyn Rodrigues SJ, faculty Xavier School of Communications.
With XCOMM’s motto of communicating life, the School has always stood apart from its contemporaries in the way that it has never succumbed to the dominant trend of churning out ‘market’ ready graduates. Rather, it has groomed students as socially conscientious young men and women who would be the future thought leaders with vision, creativity and imagination.
XCOMM XILUR 2018 – Xavier Initiative of Learning and Unlearning
It was perhaps one of the most awaited moments for the Xavier University Alumni Committee and the ALCOM Team to see the day unfolding on February 15, 2020. It was a maiden attempt made by the Xavier University. Since its inception, barely four batches of PG and three batches of UG students had passed out from the Xavier City Campus at Harirajpur. February 15th witnessed an air of excitement, emotion and nostalgia where entire day was chalked out with common as well as school specific events.
With a goal of continuing the relationship with the Xavier University students, and believing that an institution of higher learning is a partnership; partnership among students and alumni, faculty and alumni, administrators and alumni, benefactors and trustees, neighbourhoods and more, to build a robust learning community and a culture of ongoing education.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Fr. Fernandes said, “We extend a warm welcome to our fresh batch of students pursuing mass communication courses. Xavier University is committed to provide excellent educational opportunities and a world-class experience in its variety of courses.” He also exhorted the students for hard work and honesty and encouraged them to take up the challenges and be the forerunners in the development of the media industry.