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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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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Obituary – Soli Sorabjee

Soli Sorabjee, Padma Vibhushan, and legal luminary, who served India and the cause of human rights in a way, perhaps, no one else has done, was one of the most illustrious alumni of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. We mourn his loss at the age of 91 to Covid-19, knowing that the pandemic has claimed one…

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In Memoriam G.D.Padukone: 1942-2021

‘For men may come and men may go…’ is a divinely inspired utterance by the great English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson (“The Brook”), not without sufficient justification. Some people don’t go away forever; their physical frame may be dissolved to dust, but their soul lives on in spite of the ravages of time, until eternity.…

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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