On Monday and Tuesday, (23-24 July) St. Xavier’s College campus observed new faces filled with excitement and nervousness as it welcomed its new batch for the year 2018. All the students starting a new phase of their life were addressed by the Rector, Principal and the vice principal in the A.P.J Abdul Kalaam Hall.
The students were seated in the Kalaam hall with their parents and the orientation program started with the Rector, Rev, Joseph Thadanaval addressing the gathering and welcoming the students as a part of St. Xavier’s family.
Then the principal, Rev. T. Nishaant introduced himself to the students and gave a presentation on the Jesuit education institutes in different states of India, the famous alumni of the college and the main aim of the Jesuit education system, i.e. to make well motivated leaders of tomorrow and to build an egalitarian society. After the principal’s presentation, the V.P Rev. Martin Porres welcomed the students and talked about the discipline of the college.
After this, the freshers were provided with refreshments and were introduced to the classrooms where their respective department coordinators and faculty members were introduced to them. Here they were informed about rules and regulations of the college, dress code, attendance system and library rules. The professor talked about the 6 C’s (competence, conscience, commitment, creativity, collaboration, compassion) that form the cornerstone of Jesuit education.
The second day of orientation the program started with prayer song after which the principal addressed the fresher’s. In his presentation he said “The main focus of our college is to make students educated, not only literate”.
“The college follows two Ls that are love and learning. We aim to teach students to love others respect everyone and make our students learn everything to make a good human being” he added.
A small game show and song performances were organized for the students. After that, it was time for the freshers to showcase their talent by singing, dancing, poems and acting.
The 1st years were also introduced to different clubs and were invited to join the club of their choice. The students were also taken on a campus tour by the professors.