Professional Media Resources at XIC

Are You Looking For:
  • Specialized Books, Journals, Audiovisual Material Relating To The Media?
  • Video Programmes, Films On Development Issues Specially Produced For You?
  • Professional Sound Recording Facilities?
  • Training Programmes on the Effective Use Of Low-Cost Media?
  • A 100-Seat Air-Conditioned Gerry Rosario Hall with Large Screen Video Projection?
  • An Air-Conditioned Ignatius Board Room?
  • Mc Farland Hall, 120 Seater Air-Conditioned on Hire?

Media Resources Centre

Sound Studio

Video Editing Studio

Facilities For Hire


The Cardinal Gracias Media Resource Centre (CGMRC) has a special collection of books, periodicals and audio-visual material on Media and Social development issues. CGMRC serves a wide category of clientele both internally and externally. Its vast pool of literature and multimedia material in Media Communications persuades you to make the most of the facilities.

As communicators it is right that we not only familiarize ourselves with the various media at our disposal, but that we also keep abreast with the contemporary happenings that use the media.

Our Mission

  • To become the best Media Library in the country.
  • To play an integral part in XIC's academic programmes.
  • To satisfy the specialized needs of the media students, researchers and professionals.
  • To develop skills of creativity and critical appreciation of the media.
  • To foster the habits of methodical research.


The Cardinal Gracias Media Resource Centre (CGMRC), formerly the Media Resource Centre had its origin as the Media Library in 1971. Beginning with an admirable collection of 600 book titles specializing in the media, it grew to become the city's best media library with resources extending into audio visuals and documentations, warranting a change of name.

In 1991 its collection boasted of over 6000 book titles, 1000 audio visual titles and a documentation centre referred to by its users making it the city's best Media Resource Centre.

With the seed money from a generous donor, the library originally on the second floor has been expanded into its new "avatar": Cardinal Gracias Media Resource Centre. Situated on the ground floor of the XIC building this new space keeps records in print, audio-visuals and electronic forms and will service not just XIC students but college under-grad BMM students as well.


Monday to Friday 10.00 am. To 6.15 pm
Saturday 2.00 pm. to 5.00 pm.

CGMRC - Collection

A collection of over 14000 specialised books in the Media stack the shelves, while 19 Newspapers, 33 Periodicals (Magazines and Media related Journals) and over 2700 videos adorn other shelves. CGMRC hosts a range of media and Communication related documents available in various formats.

Subjects covered in the collection

Mass Media:
Journalism , Advertising, Public Relations, Media Production Skills, Photography, Radio, Film, Television, Sound, Video, Animation, Graphics, Cartooning, Broadcasting.

Creative writing Skills:
Script writing, Copy writing, Reporting, Reviews, Features.

Development studies:
Human Rights, Women, Environment, Population, Health, Corruption.

Highlights of the Special Collection and Documentation
Journals, Research Papers, Bibliographies, Extensive Newspaper clippings organized date wise, gleaned from select foreign and Indian dailies are the major resources for the students. Besides Handbooks, Dictionaries, and Encyclopedias.

Audio-visual material in audio and video formats are available for in-class use or borrowing. Over thousand videos on short films, documentaries and features and several audio programmes inculcating music appreciation and language teaching techniques form a part of the library.

CGMRC - The Audiovisual Wing

The collection comprises Over 2700 Audio-Visuals (Dvd, Vcd). The library maintains a fair collection of both educational (documentaries, training videos, students’ projects) as well as entertaining (feature films) audio-visuals on Advertising, Communication, Language, Health, History, Management, Science, Environment, Photography and Multimedia.

These audio-visuals are available for Institutional screening. Students can also borrow these audio-visuals. (Only Reference Videos can’t be borrowed.)

Books - New Arrivals

Ants among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India by Sujatha Gidla

Behind the Lens: Dispatches from the Cinematographic Trenches by Jay Holben

Big Data: Using SMART Big Data, Analytics and Metrics To Make Better Decisions and Improve Performance by Bernard Marr

Building Universities that Matter: Where are Indian Institutions Going Wrong? by Pankaj Chandra 

Conflicts of Interest: My Journey through India’s Green Movement by Sunita Narain

Creating Signature Stories: Strategic Messaging That Persuades, Energizes and Inspires by David Aaker

Dancing with the Nation: Courtesans in Bombay Cinema by Ruth Vanita

Digital Compositing for Film and Video by Steve Wright

Directing and Producing for Television: A Format Approach by Ivan Cury

Documentary Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Non-Fiction Media Production by Kelly Anderson

Dork, The adventures of Robin Einstein Varghese by Vadukut, Sidin

Film Production Management: How to Budget, Organize and Successfully Shoot your Film by Bastian Cleve

From Lehman to Demonetization by Tamal Bandyopadhyay

Haunting Bollywood: Gender, Genre, and the Supernatural in Hindi Commercial Cinema by Meheli Sen

Hinduism: An Alphabetical Guide by Roshen Dalal

How India Sees the World: From Kautilya to Modi: Kautilya to the 21st Century by Shyam Saran

India as a Pioneer of Innovation by Harbir Singh

Jugaad Yatra: Exploring the Indian Art of Problem Solving by Dean Nelson

Life 3.0 : Being human in the age of artificial intelligence by Max Tegmark

Making Sense: The glamorous story of English grammar by David Crystal

Marketing 4.0: Moving from Traditional to Digital by Philip Kotler

Marketing For Competitiveness: Asia To The World - In The Age Of Digital Consumers by Philip Kotler

Neglected Lives by Stephen Alter

Privacy 3.0: Unlocking Our Data-Driven Future by Rahul Matthan

Rebuild: How Indian Brands Overcame Crisis and Emerged Stronger, Better, Wiser by Ramya Ramamurthy

Santro: The Car That Built a Company by B.V.R. Subbu

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Smritichitre: The Memoirs of a Spirited Wife by  Lakshmibai Tilak

Social Media Marketing All-in-One for Dummies by Jan Zimmerman

Superconsumers: A Simple, Speedy and Sustainable Path to Superior Growth by Eddie Yoon

The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production: The People and the Process by Lorene M. Wales

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Omnibus: A Trilogy in Five Parts (Hitchhikers Guide to/Galaxy) by Douglas Adams

The Incredible History of India's Geography by Sanjeev Sanyal

The New Rules of Marketing and PR by David Meerman Scott

The Prince of Patliputra :The Asoka Triology by Shreyas Bhave

The Raisina Model: Indian Democracy at 70 by Meghnad Desai

The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump by Corey Robin

The Religions of India: A Concise Guide to Nine Major Faiths by Roshen Dalal

Upcountry Tales: Once Upon a Time in the Heart of India by Mark Tully

Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production by Mick Hurbis-Cherrier

Women in Tech by Tarah Wheeler

Audio Visuals - New Arrivals

Bridge of Spies by Steven Spielberg

Coco by Unkrich, Lee

Dunkirk by Nolan, Christopher

Ferdinand by Saldanha, Carlos

Hacksaw Ridge by Mel Gibson

Hell or High Water by David Mackenzie

La La Land by Damien Chazelle

Lady Bird by Gerwig. Greta

Lion by Garth Davis

Manchester By the Sea by Kenneth Lonergan

Padmavat by Bhansali,Sanjay Leela

Room by Lenny Abrahamson

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan by Prasanna, R.S

The Blue Umbrella by Vishal Bhradwaj

The Boss Baby by Baldwin, Alec

The Disaster Artist by Franco, James

The Grand Budapest Hotel by Anderson, Wes

The Post by Spielberg, Steven

Three Bilboards Outside Ebbing Missouri by McDonagh,Martin

"For Professional Sound Quality - visit the XIC Sound Studio"

32 Track Sound Studio

The Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC) is more than just a teaching institution. It has a well-rounded approach to media communication that involves more facilities than just classrooms. Inaugurated on November 22, 2005, the Sound Studio is now located at the XIC Campus, St. Xavier’s High School, Dhobi Talao, the extended wing of the XIC premises.

The Sound Studio designed to perfection, is situated on the first floor of this historical building. The exquisitely designed antique wooden doors and columns add classiness to the décor, transmitting a sophisticated look to the fully furnished, clean, quiet and spacious air-conditioned studio.

An added advantage - it is centrally situated and easily accessible.

Studio Facilities available

Pro tools on an ‘Apple Mac’. Recording, dubbing and digital editing facilities for songs, films, ad-jingles and computer animation assignments. Ideal for music composers, singers and dubbing artists. Additional Post-production facilities are also available.

So if you are “Looking for something sound? drop in at the studio and check it out personally”.

For further information, phone Arvind Bait, Sound Recordist on Tel: 22696695 / 96.

"Make video memories effortlessly - Use the XIC Editing Studio"

Technology has revolutionized the media industry and the Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC) has kept pace with these developments.

A Video Editing Studio, covering an area of 200 sq. ft, is available for Video Recording and Editing at the XIC - St. Xavier’s High School campus, an extended wing of the XIC premises.

With so many camcorders out there and with virtually every digital camera being able to record movies, let alone old video tapes we have laying around, video editing is becoming a must.

The Editing system available is the Final Cut Pro - Version 7. It can give you the ability to edit scenes and clips to make the kind of professional looking-movies that would have been impossible a few years ago.

The Editing Studio is already being used by XIC students for their film projects; it is open to you too!
The studio is inexpensive:

Use our Editing Studio, you can have good footage in hand, capture, edit and produce your video film like a pro.

For further information, phone Pradeep Dhopte, Video Editor on Tel: 22696695 / 96. or better still, drop in and check it out personally.

"Planning a conference? Why not hold it at XIC!"

Most people know that the Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC), is a professional media centre which offers a variety of services in training and production. What most people do not know is that the XIC also has facilities to offer in terms of hire of space, which you may be interested in, at a price you can afford.

So, if you are planning a conference, an official meeting, a presentation, or a screening - XIC is where you could come to. We can offer you clean, quiet and spacious air-conditioned facilities with a variety of projection facilities.

An added advantage is that XIC is centrally situated and easily accessible.

Available for Hire

School Campus
College Campus
Satyajit Ray Studio & its Equipment
Charles CORREA Hall
McFarland Hall
Hall charges with A/C
Mother Teresa Hall
Gerry Rosario Hall
Hall charges
Studio charges for production
Video Editing & Sound Recording Studio
JANE SWAMY Lecture Room
Video Editing charges
R. K. LAXMAN Lecture Theatre
Rabindranath Tagore Lecture Hall

Also available at additional charges

  • Satyajit Ray Studio
    • Studio Production Unit A/C
    • Camera / lights / backdrop
  • L.C.D. Projector
  • Large Screen
  • Video Screenings facilities
  • P.A. System
  • Computer Links
  • Room Attendant

A service tax as applicable is added to all billings.

For further information, phone or better still, drop in and check it out personally.
Contact Person: Mr. Mario Fernandes, Administrator
Tel: +91 22 2262 1366 / 2262 1639