Institute of Communications (XIC) is a professional media
centre which offers a variety of services in training and
production. The Institute is at two locations; the St.
Xavier's College campus and the St. Xavier's High School
XIC is an
autonomous educational unit of the Bombay St. Xavier's
College Society Trust, which comprises St. Xavier's College,
the Institute of Management, the Institute of Counseling and
the Heras Institute of Indian History and Culture.
By virtue of its
course offerings and enrolments, XIC ranks among the biggest
non-government media centres in Asia.
XIC was initiated in 1969 by The Catholic Bishops'
Conference of India to develop scholarship and
professionalism in the media. It is presently managed by the
Jesus (Jesuits) of the Bombay Province.
Jesuit reputation for excellence is part of a 450-year old
tradition that began when St. Ignatius of Loyola founded the
Society of Jesus in 1540.
tradition of education focuses on the whole person in
preparation not only for a career but for life. It develops
an appreciation for learning as a process of self-discovery
- a process that is both joyous and liberating.
PROFESSIONAL MEDIA RESOURCES
in an education that nurtures
We believe in the potential of the media as a tool for
integral development. This remains the guiding factor in our
striving for professional excellence.
We believe that mastering one's craft is only one aspect of
media training. It is as important to recognise how issues
such as those of culture, class, race, gender and ideology
influence the creation and the `reading' of any media text.
We provide a professional media education which emphasises
the values relevant to our own unique cultural context. In
brief: a pedagogy which is flexible, innovative,
experiential, and encourages professional responsibility; in
which the personal bond between teacher and student is
respected and nourished; which is sensitive to
socio-development needs; and responsive to secular values
and human rights.
We believe that in a shrinking, more interdependent world
the XIC should provide a special space and place for young
graduates not only to discover the media world, but also to
discern how to bond with our worldwide human family through
We believe that XIC can transform students, slowly but
surely, into “people who truly know how to live and
contribute to our global human community”.