‘Taru Lalvani Environmental Protection Award’ has been conferred upon Dr Rashneh Pardiwala

The Taru Lalvani Environmental Protection Award has been conferred upon Dr Rashneh N. Pardiwala by the Rotary Club of Bombay in January 2022. Dr Rashneh N. Pardiwala, the Founder and Director of the Centre for Environmental Research and Education (CERE), is a pioneer in developing Carbon Management and Environmental Sustainability Systems for corporate India andContinue Reading

Alumnus Chaitanya Marpakwar receives the prestigious Prakash Kardaley Award for Civic Journalism

Eminent journalist Chaitanya Marpakwar from Mumbai Mirror has won the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Foundation- Prakash Kardaley award for civic journalism. The accolade is for his in-depth reportage on the citizen-led Save Aarey Movement, an initiative against the hacking of 3000 trees to construct the Metro car shed in Aarey forest, Mumbai. The award, instituted inContinue Reading

Ketaki Bachal – SRISTI Award 2021

Ms. Ketaki Bachal (Batch of 2015-2017, PG Dept. of Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai) and her team is selected for this year’s SRISTI (Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions)-GYTI (Gandhi Young Technological Innovation) Award 2021, for their work on- ‘Lithography-less, Frugal and Scalable Microfluidic Device for Drug Discovery and Drug Screening’.Continue Reading

Naomi D. Satam clears UPSC in the first attempt

Naomi Dasharath Satam completed her B.A. degree in Economics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, in 2019. This year she has cleared the Civil Services Examination in her first attempt with an All India Rank 162. “I feel very grateful to my alma mater, St. Xavier’s College and my teachers here, for playing an integral role inContinue Reading


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Obituary – Khorshed Pavri

The eminent Indian virologist, who was the first female director of the National Institute of Virology in Pune, India, died on December 27, 2021. Khorshed Pavri, a renowned Indian virologist known for her contributions in research relating to HIV, enteric and hepatitis viruses, and various other viral diseases, died in Mumbai on Dec 27, 2021,…

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Obituary – Fr. Conrad Mascarenhas S.J

Fr. Conrad Mascarenhas passed away to his eternal reward on 17 February 2022.  He was 84 years old and had been a Jesuit for 63 years. He was ordained a priest in 1974. An alumnus of the Microbiology Department of St. Xavier’s, Fr. Conrad began with teaching for two years in the Junior College at…

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Tribute to Gerson da Cunha (June 1929 – 7 January 2022)

Gerson da Cunha (Alumnus 1945 – 1949): “A Colossus of a human being. Whence cometh such another?” That’s with due apologies to the bard: ‘But let me begin by sharing the stage with a bouquet of mutual friends, all Xavierites.(I have been well trained by that once pernicious MRTP provisions that governed quite a sizeable  chunk …

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COVID19 – Social Outreach by St. Xavier’s College

St. Xavier’s College has provided its hall, canteen foyer and the XIMR terrace to the BMC to set up a 160-bed quarantine centre. This for people who had contact with Covid-19 patients, and then have tested negative, but need to be under observation for 14 days. Since these are healthy people they are likely to moveContinue Reading

Arinjay Banerjee plays key role in isolating COVID-19

Dr. Arinjay Banerjee graduated (2012 batch) in Microbiology and Biochemistry from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, did his M.Sc from the National Institute of Virology and Ph.D. on bat viruses at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Arinjay Banerjee, a scientist who specializes in coronaviruses and bats helped isolate the SARS-CoV-2 virus [the agent responsible for COVID-19],Continue Reading

Prem Bhatia Award 2019

The Prem Bhatia Awards, instituted in the memory of the late Mr. Prem Bhatia, the eminent journalist, have gone this year to yet another three exceptional journalists reporting on politics and environment and development issues respectively.  Rajdeep Sardesai the well known media personality, and Consulting Editor India Today Group has been selected for The PremContinue Reading