XIC ranked No. 1, as per Outlook-ICARE 2022 & the The OPEN Media Network among the top 35 Private Mass Communication Colleges in India (July).

Don Bosco International Media Academy (DBIMA) Paris, had workshop on Direction & Cinematography at XIC, Mumbai- for Film, Television & Journalism students.

Due to the pandemic XIC Convocation was live streamed for batch 2021-22, the first time in history of XIC.

Inauguration of new J.B.M. Sound Studio and Edit Studios in the XIC Building of the St. Xavier’s College Campus by Dr. Jehangir Mistry.


Online Memorial Service for XIC staff members who passed away during the Pandemic.

Carnival of Love a musical programme conducted by XIC in association with the Stop-Gaps Cultural Academy, EPEM students were involved.

26th National Convention of Christian Journalism (Dec.1, 2021) Theme: Hit the Streets: Listen, Encounter, Engage Panel Discussion : Our faculty, Dr. Shaison P. Ouseph and Mohan Sivanand were panelists for this programme.

Hybrid mode classes for all Diploma courses were conducted.

Classes and field trips were conducted at XIC’s Satellite Campus, St. Xavier’s Villa (Khandala).

EPEM students got together for a social initiative. They did Ketto crowd funding activity name Aashayein to assist the poor who were affected during Pandemic. Their target of Rs.1.35 lacs was collected in 20 days.

An MOU was signed between St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), curricula unit: Xavier Institute of Communications and Don Bosco International Media Academy (DBIMA) Paris, to have strategic collaboration & to establish and develop their bilateral relationships. This is to enhance research and educational processes at both institutions and thereby expand the academic spectrum and culture awareness between the institutions, students, faculty and staff.


Celebrating 50 years of XIC by Alumni, Faculty, Staff & Management.

Khule Alfaaz - The XIC Literary Fest organised by Journalism students.

Zero Waste Campaign - Plastic Collection Drive (Initiative by Journalism students in association with Project Mumbai.org)

Due to lockdown classes for all Diploma courses and some Workshops were conducted Online using Zoom application.

During Pandemic, XIC donated grocery items to Aged Homes & poor families. The Staff contributed 1% of their salary to the PM Relief Fund.


XIC ranked No. 2 among the Media Institutes in the Country as per Outlook Magazine.

XIC Alumnus, Mr. Shaison Ouseph, received 'LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - For Global Youth Empowerment' from Nigeria.

Inaugural of new classroom in XIC Building named after Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, former Superior General of the Society of Jesus.

Students of Journalism Course bid adieu to Mr. Jehangir Patel, one of XIC’s longest serving faculty member.


XIC Alumnus, Anthony Rose- House of Rose Professional, organized ‘Break the Ceiling, Touch the Sky 2017 - "The Success and Leadership Summit for Women" at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai

Inauguration of Ameen Sayani Studio and R.K. Laxman lecture theatre. Ameen Sayani and Srinivasan laxman (son of late R.K. Laxman) inaugurated their respective rooms.

A Photography Exhibition 'XINGU' Spirit Papers from another World by Maureen Bisilliat at XIC by Consulate General of Brazil in collaboration with XIC, SXC and Dept. of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology

C4D students alongwith their Course Head and senior Journalist, Abhay Mokashi met the Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar at Raj Bhavan on various concern such as the condition of farmers, non-availability of water in certain areas, lack of infrastructure in rural areas and lack of housing, leading to people living on roads and poor sanitation in the country.

Inauguration of Electronic Student Attendance (RF ID) for all courses.

TIFAC and XIC jointly organised "Technology Vision 2035: Climate Change." Key Speakers, Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Dr. Prabhat Ranjan, Dr. Gautam Goswami

HIGHER Education Review presents 'Certificate of Appreciation' to Xavier Institute of Communications as one of the Top 20 promising Colleges of Media & Communications.


Ms. Anu Sinha bagged the 2nd time Award Best Professor Teaching Advertising Management from ABP NEWS National Education Awards

XIC was ranked no.3 by 'The Week-Hansa Survey 2016 and by Outlook-Drshti Survey' of Best Colleges.

Publication of Spanish Jesuits book, "One World is not Enough" by Fr. Lawrence Ferrao, SJ, Director, XIC

Mumbai Police Commissioner, Mr. Dattatray Padsalgikar addressed C4D and MCM students

Jonathan Pershing, Special Envoy for Climate Change had an interactive session with the Journalism students.

Special programme on sainthood of Mother Teresa was organised by students & staff of XIC in St. Xavier's College Hall. Sr. Trecy, Superior of Ashadaan grace the occasion.

A Panel discussion on Demonitisation and After was organized by C4D students Panellists were Mr Aashish Somaiyyaa, MD and CEO of Motialal Oswal Asset Management and Mr Vishwas Utagi, General Secretary, All India Bank Employees Association have agreed to be on the panel. Mr Sanjay Jog, Associate Editor of Business Standard has agreed to be the moderator of the panel discussion. Ms. Rekha Kulkarni, CEO, Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank


XIC Alumnus and Faculty, Mr. Anthony Rose launched a book in memory of his mother, 'Break the ceiling touch the sky' with a day long summit of the success and leadership for Women at Grand Hyatt, Santacruz

Free Workshop on Photography for the children of conservancy labourers conducted by our alumnus and faculty, Sudharak Olwe alongwith Dr. J. B. Mistry.

CCTV installation in all lecture rooms both at College and School campus


Women Development Cell at XIC was initiated with following members on the Board:
  • Dr. Astrid L. Gajiwala, Head, Tissue Bank, Tata Memorial Hospital
  • Jehangir Patel – XIC Faculty Member & Editor, Parsiana Publications
  • Periyanayagi Subramaniam – Head of BMM Dept.
  • Anjoo Daswani – XIC Alumnus & Faculty Member
  • Jeroo Mulla – XIC Alumnus & Faculty Member

Collaboration with GIZ on special courses for C4D students on Reporting Coastal and Marine Biodiversity and Protected Area Management (CMPA).

New names were given to classrooms as follows
  • Hall 6 - Mc Farland Hall
  • Mini Theatre - Gerry Rosario Hall
  • Computer Lab - XIT Lab1, 2 and 3
  • Hall 1 (School Campus) - Charles CORREA Hall
  • Hall 2 (School Campus) - Mother TERESA Hall
  • Hall 3 - JANE SWAMY Lecture Room
  • Hall 4 - Rabindranath TAGORE Hall
  • Conference Room - IGNATIUS Board Room
  • General Office - XAVIER'S Hub
  • Student Lounge - Meeting Point
  • FT Studio - SATYAJIT RAY Studiov
  • Sound and Video Edit Studio (School Campus) - NOT JUST MUXIC

XIC rated no. 3 in The Week and The Outlook Magazine.

A group of Film, Television students (Keenan Burroughs, Anisha Khera, Anudeep Mishra, Amit N., Anurag Pandey, Saumya Rastogi) won a 'Runner-up' Trophy with a cash award for their Short Fiction Film1 "RISHWAT" at All India Student Film Festival, FIRST CUT - FLAME UNIVERSITY


FT Course Head, Mr. Satish Bhatia bagged the Lifetime membership award from WICA (Western Indian Cinematographer's Association)

Alumnus and Faculty, Mr. Josy Paul was honoured with 'The Creative Agency Head of the Year' at the 4th IAA Leadership Awards.

Alumnus and XIC Faculty, Mr. Sudharak Olwe was honoured with Padma Shri Award for his Social Work


  • XIC was honoured the LOKMAT National Education Leadership Award for its industry related curriculum in Advertising.
  • XIC was conferred The DNA & Stars of the Industry Group Innovative B-School Award in Innovation in Building Academic & Industry Interface.
    • 2014
  • Edutainment Awards 2014 in Media, Communication and Design was conferred on XIC to our following courses of Journalism, Public Relations & Corporate Communications and Film, Television.
  • SKYPE interviews featured for the first time in the Online Entrance Test.
  • New Weekend Course – Advanced Integrated Communication Programme was initiated.
  • ABP News Award for Industry Related Curriculum in Communications Management was awarded to XIC
  • The Outlook India Magazine ranked XIC Number 3 among the Top 10 Private Professional Mass Communication Colleges in India.
  • Unicef Film Festival on ‘Women and Children Issues’ was held in the Assembly Hall, XIMR of the St. Xavier’s College Campus. 26 films from 9 colleges from all over Maharashtra vied for the best short film.
    • 2014


  • Award: February 1, 2013. Mass Communication Marathi Students, B. N. Purandare and N. K. Bhagwat won the 1st and 2nd prize respectively for the Elocution Competition held by Marathi Vangmay Mandal (MVM) of St. Xavier’s College.
  • Award: Indy's Award for Best B-School Professor who teaches Mass Communication was given to Ms. Asha Sandilya, Course Head of Journalism on February 14, 2013.
  • Prayer Meet: was held in memory of our Alumnus, VivekSamta, PR Batch 2010-11 on Saturday Feb.16, 2013. He passed away suddenly after a massive heart attack. He was the Best All Round student.

    • 2013
    • 2013
  • Event: March 3, 2013 The PR Annual event ISTORIA-inter collegiate media festival was held and organized by the PR students.
    • 2013
    • 2013
  • Award: February 18, 2013: PRATIBIMB 6th National Level Short Film & Documentary Festival, Ahmednagar bestowed following prizes on XIC-FT Students Documentary Films.
    1. Second Prize for its Short Film Documentary "The Allograph"
    2. First prize for its Short Film "Abodh"
    3. Consolation Prize for its Documentary Film "TreetiyaPanthi"
    4. First Prize for its Documentary Film "Face it"
  • Award: "Face It" has also bagged a Certificate of Participation for the Best Documentary Film at Bhopal International Film Festival 2013.
  • Award: Feb 2013 "Abodh" Fiction Film by FT 2011-12 bagged second position in Cynosure 2013 organized by St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi.

    • 2013
  • XIC & UNICEF jointly held a press conference at The Press Club to announce the launch of a new course at XIC called "Communications for Development" or C4D.

    • 2013
  • Outlook Magazine ranked XIC 4th among the Mass Communication Institutes in the country and 2nd among the Privately run Institutions.
  • Xavier Institute of Communications was conferred an Award for Industry Related Curriculum in Advertising. The award is in recognition of leadership, development, marketing an institute and industry interface of Business school

    • 2013
  • ABP awarded XIC with 'BEST Industry Based Curriculum' award for the 3rd consecutive year.
  • XIC Ranchi Student, Syed Samar Mehdi won the best documentary award & the best music score for his documentary film, "Bhopal - Shed - Unsaid" at Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival 2013.
  • XIC Alumnus, AV 1983-84 batch, Gyan Correa's Film, "The Good Road" was nominated for OSCAR.
  • XIC-Ranchi students' one-minute film, CHARADES topped the Ability Fest 2013 organised by the Ability Foundation, Chennai. It beat 280 entries from across the county to win the coveted first prize of Rs. 1 lac.
  • A new Certificate course ABCDE (Announcing, Broadcasting, Compering, Dubbing and E-magazine) in Marathi was started at XIC. The course of 15 sessions was run under the guidance of Mr. Deepak Velankar


  • Event: XIC awarded Indy's Award for the Best Academic Input Syllabus in Mass Communication.
    • 2012
    • 2012
    • 2012
    • 2012
  • Award: XIC awarded Indy's Award for the Best Academic Input Syllabus in Mass Communication.
    • 2012
  • Awards: XIC awarded Bloomberg UTV B-School Excellence Awards for the Best Industry Related Curriculum in Communication.
    • 2012
    • 2012
  • Event: Magnum Opus organized by Public Relations Students.
    • 2012
    • 2012
    • 2012
    • 2012
  • New Course: Commencement of the New DJ & EMP Course.
  • Ranking: June 2012 :The OUTLOOK INDIA Magazine rated XIC No. 2 Media Institute among Mass Communication Institutes in our country.
  • Appointment: June 2012 : Prof. J. B. Mistry was inducted as an Acting Dean of XIC and Dr. Fr. Anthony Dias, SJ was inducted as a member of the Board of Director of XIC
  • Collaboration: June 2012 : Unicef & XIC partnered in creating a programme with its aim of empowering adolescent girls and boys to play an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news pertaining to child rights and related social issues.
  • Award: June 30, 2012 : XIC was conferred with ABP News Award for the Industry Related Curriculum in Communications.
  • Orientation Programme: July 2 and 3, 2012 :, the Theme was Transformers - Be the Change, Key Speaker was Mr. Josy Paul, Chairman and National Creative Director, BBDO India, Alumnus and Faculty Member of Advtg. & Mktg. Communication.
    • 2012
    • 2012
  • A library Committee: October 17 - Library committee Consisting of 6 members was formed, following are the Members : Dr. J.B.Mistry, Satish Bhatia, Vinod Srivastava, Atul Thakur, Margaret da Costa, Saroj Merani along with the Librarian, Ms. AparnaBhagwe and her Asst. Nayana Karvir.
    • 2012
  • Award: Nov. 23 - "Amar Ujala B School Excellence was conferred on XIC for its Industry related Curriculum in Advertising.
  • Award: Dec.10 - XIC-Lievens Institute won the National Film Festival Award for their documentary titled "Black Flame" conducted by Loyola Academy, Secunderabad. The Film was directed by students, Sanjay Surin and co-directed by Arvind Hans SJ, Akash Srivastava, and Rajesh Ekka.
  • Film Festival: XIC and Unicef held at XIC, on December 15, 2012. Awards and Participation Certificates given to students of various colleges who participated in the Short Film Competition.XIC MCM students were awarded the 2ndprize for their documentary film "Hazar".
  • Award: Two films produced by our FT student's films, "Face It" and "the Allograph" won gold and silver medals respectively in the COFFI - Short Films Contest 2012 on December 18, 2012.
    • 2012


  • Event: 'Xuberance in Colours' by Public Relations Students
    • 2011
    • 2011
  • Award: Pratibimb 2011 Film, Television and Video Production Course won 2 awards at the 4th National Level Short Film and Documentary Festival (Pratibimb 2011), Ahmedabad. The two films were: 'City that Never Sleeps' - 1st Prize and 'Me & Me' - 3rd Prize.
  • Awards: XIC won 5th INDY'S Award for Best B-school with Academic input syllabus in Mass Communication.
  • Award: STAR NEWS - National B-School in recognition of its Industry Related Curriculum in Advertising.
    • 2011
  • Ranking: The Outlook India Magazine published Xavier Institute of Communications as the Number 1 Institute among the Top 10 Mass Communication Institutes in the country.
  • Inauguration: XIC its centre LIFE (Livens Institute of Film and Electronic Media) at Ranchi for conducting the FTVP Course.
  • Orientation: Programme 2011-12 Theme "Comfort the disturbed; enlighten the comfortable. The Chief speaker was Mr. M.K. Anand, CEO, UTV Broadcasting & Interactive.
    • 2011
  • Event: JESCOM hosted by XIC at Mumbai.
    • 2011
    • 2011


  • Digital Animation Convocation was held on Jan 9, 2010
  • In Jan, 'XIC Awards Nite' was organised by the PR students of the 09-10 batch. At the function, students, management, faculty and staff were recognised for their abilities and presented with tokens of appreciation under various categories.
    • 2010
    • 2010
  • A lecture cum Exhibition on Photography by well known Brazilian Photographers - Orlando Azevedo and Vilma Slomp organised by the Consulate General of Brazil, in Mumbai, was held at XIC for the benefit of XIC photography students.
    • 2010
    • 2010
    • 2010
  • XIC received the Dainik Bhaskar B-School Leadership Award for its innovative, modern and industry related curriculum in advertising. Fr. Lawrie Ferrao, Director - XIC received the award at an awards ceremony held on February 12, 2010, at Taj Lands End, Mumbai.
    • 2010
  • Presiding at the 40th Annual Convocation were Chief Guest Mr. Joseph St. Anne, Producer - Director Multi-media, and Guest of Honour Mr. M.M. Somaya, Gen Mg, Brand & Public Relations - Bharat Petroleum.
    • 2010
    • 2010
    • 2010
  • For the first time, students dressed in the traditional convocation robe to receive their diplomas. Every student was presented a CD on the activities of the institute, and the projects undertaken by them during the academic year 2009-10.
    • 2010
  • In April, Alumni were offered membership to the facilities available at the Media Resource Centre (MRC).


  • UTV held Film Festival of World Cinema at XIC
    • 2009
  • Shemaroo Movies hosted a festival of world films at XIC.
  • Faculty Dinner: Fr. Myron announces his retirement and the appointment of Fr. Lawrie Ferrao SJ, new Director of XIC from June 1, 2009.
  • 39th Annual Convocation was held on 24 April, The Chief Guest was Mr. Tom Alter, actor, writer, sports journalist.
    • 2009
    • 2009
    • 2009
  • Certificates of appreciation were given on Convocation Day, to the longest serving members of the institution by the director Fr. Myron J. Pereira: Jane Swamy, Jehangir Patel and Vikas Desai (faculty), and Ashok Bane, Prabhakar Gurav, Nizam Pathan, Mohan Gangurde, Jeanne DeSa and Nivedita Bobade (staff).
    • 2009
    • 2009
  • A Special award - the Revathy Gopal Creative Writing - was conferred on two alumni Maryann Lobo D’Mello(JR 84) & Ranjit Lal (JR 79), who distinguished themselves in creative writing. They both received a citation & prize money of Rs. 25,000/- each.
  • On-line Admission Tests were held in six locations: Mumbai, Delhi, Goa, Kolkata, Ranchi, Ahmedabad and Pune.
    • 2009
  • A Farewell was held for Fr. Myron J. Pereira SJ, former director, who retired on May 31, 2009
  • On June 1, 2009 Fr. Lawrie Ferrao SJ, took over as new Director of XIC
  • Orientation Program ( 1-3 July) Theme: Ready to Communicate Creatively?
    • 2009
    • 2009
    • 2009
    • 2009
  • Fr. Anthony J. D’Souza SJ, Provincial of the Jesuit Bombay Province met with XIC Staff in an informal meeting.
  • XIC received ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ from Deakin University for cooperation in delivering effective partnership in India.
  • Teachers Day was celebrated in the institute for Staff and Course Coordinators.
  • "Fleeting Moments" a photography exhibition by the JR 09-10 was held at NCPA. Bhavya Desai (JR 04), Editor, Asian Photography was the Chief Guest.
    • 2009
    • 2009
  • United States- India Educational Foundation, Fulbright Scholar Dr. Jyotsna Kapur (Ex-Staff ASTHA) presented a lecture titled: Childhood’s End or a New beginning
  • Former faculty & staff, the present faculty, staff and alumni, were invited to the ‘XIC - 40 Saal Baad’ dinner celebrations.
    • 2009
    • 2009
    • 2009
  • Christmas Eve function was organized by the staff.
    • 2009
    • 2009


  • Online: The XIC Alumni Directory at www.xxic.org came live on 10 January 2008 . Alumni registered themselves by using the Online XIC Alumni Directory Search
  • Fr. Lawrie Ferrao SJ., Former Principal, St. Stanislaus School, Bandra, joins XIC as Associate Director
  • Workshop: ‘Convergence and Connectivity’, for faculty and senior staff officials held on June 28. 2008 was two fold: practical, viz. to take stock of systems and processes related to professional training in the media, and interaction on how to keep pace with today’s technology


  • XPress organizes "Job Fair" - 95% students recruited through Mrs. Norma Rego, Manager, Finance and Administration
    • 2007
    • 2007
  • Creative Writing Monographs: v.1 by journalism students 2004-06, released by Eunice de D’Souza, poet, editor and columnist
  • Online: First Entrance Test for admissions to the academic year 2007- 08, at Attest Testing Centres all over India
  • XIC and Toonskool Advanced Animation Academy, Bangalore, to conduct a one year diploma course in animation from June 2007
    • 2007
  • Workshop: Technical Writing, a 3-month course by LionBridge / XIC
    • 2007
  • *Global Connection: Between XIC and several foreign universities for exchange of ideas, systems, faculty and students. Deakin University, Melbourne . Jiao tong University’s School of Media and Design ( Shanghai ); Bristol School of Art and Design at the University of West England , and the University of Hertforshire ,UK
  • Fr. Myron J. Pereira, Director of XIC, visited China as the leader of a delegation of journalism and communication schools of Indian Universities
    • 2007
  • *Video Conference: On 3rd October the first video conferencing between faculty of XIC and faculty of St. Xavier's College, Kolkata took place: Theme: "Today's cyber culture and its consequences", followed by "Intellectual Property Rights / Ethical Copy Rights" on 20 Dec 2007, and "Bringing IT/ Internet Usage by Media students under a Scanner" on 21 Feb 2008
    • 2007


  • *First Meeting on the International Standard Organization (ISO) certification for Evaluation of the Teaching System at XIC. Major General Ivan D’Cunha organized the programme
  • Talk: "Multiculture as a vision for Equity and Social Justice" by Dr. Paul C. Gorski, Graduate School of Education, USA
  • Talk: "Convergence, blogs and new media" by Prof. Stephen Quinn, Faculty of Arts, Deakin University
  • Workshop: Film Documentary by Prof. Simon Wilmot, Deakin University, for Film and Video Production Students
  • Alumni: First Alumni Meeting - Bangalore
    • 2006
    • 2006


  • Seminar: "Pluralism and Democracy in Bollywood" on how Hindi Cinema looks at Indian Communities
  • Symposium: "Make Communication Your Career" motivating students to pursue a career in mass media, sponsored by Citizen Credit Co-op. Bank, at St. Andrews Auditorium, Bandra
  • Inaugurated: XIC Premises at St. Xavier’s High School Campus. by Prof. J.B. Mistry.
  • Signed: Memorandum of Understanding with Deakin University of Australia.
  • Workshop: "Global Media & Public Relations" by Profs. Grant Roff & Chris Hudson, of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
  • Workshop: "BMM Teacher Training" for English Dept lecturers of colleges
  • Inaugurated: "32-Track and 16-Track Sound Studios" at the XIC School Campus
  • Inaugurated: "Radio Lives" Communication Research Monographs Series inaugurated by Nerita Baptista, Smita Nair and Charlene Rodrigues, journalism students - released by Vijaya Laxmi Chhabra, Director, Marketing, Prasar Bharati (Doordarshan)
    • 2005
    • 2005
    • 2005
    • 2005


  • Seminar: The Digital World - here and now : technology, society
  • Seminar: "Innovation & Creative Solving" by Goodwin Vaz- International Consultant
  • Workshop: "On Understanding our Students" for faculty and staff
  • Ms Jane Swamy appointed Dean of Studies
  • Inaugurated: Computer Lab extension by Fr. Joseph M. Carsi SJ
  • Inaugurated: Library Documentation Room, 1st floor - by Ms Jane Swamy
  • "Free Education" (Nursery 1 to 10 std) for children of XIC staff - Management Relief Fund
  • Advanced Diploma in Advertising, Marketing & Communication (weekend program) begins
  • Workshop: BMM Studies Educators Advanced skills
  • Workshop: Time Management for staff by Vivienne D’Souza, HRD Consultant
  • "Social Marketing Strategies" lecture by the Indian Association for Promotion of Adoption
    • 2004
    • 2004
    • 2004
    • 2004


  • Consultation: "Media and Communal Conflict" with Sabrang to develop a Charter Alert for Media Personnel covering communal conflict
  • Award: to Anand Patwardhan, Mumbai-based renowned activist, environmentalist, journalist and film maker, the Fr.Parmananda Divarkar Memorial Award "Communication for Peace". Chief Guest, Mr. Julio F. Ribeiro, IPS (Retd.), Ex-Commissioner of Police, Mumbai
  • Competition: Peace In Our Time - on Cartooning
  • First Student Directory was printed and distributed at the 33rd Annual Convocation
  • "Conversational English" - classes begin - for XIC support staff
  • Seminar: "Make Your Career in the Media" - a career awareness program by the Bombay Catholic Sabha on Career and Job opportunities, Fr. Myron addressed groups of Catholics in 3 areas of north Bombay
  • Inauguration: XIC Gardens by Fr. Rudolf Heredia SJ, Rector
  • Workshop: First Announcing Broadcasting Comparing and Dubbing in Marathi (ABCD)
  • Fr. Francis Xavier (Packy) Mcfarland SJ, founder of XIC passed away at Fordham, New York. Memorial service at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai on 13th Sept. 2003
    • 2003
    • 2003
    • 2003
    • 2003


  • Award to: Teesta Setalvad , Editor, ‘Communalism Combat’, Journalist and Peace Activist - the Fr. Parmananda Divarkar ‘Communication for Peace’ Award. Chief Guest, Cardinal Simon Pimenta
  • Inaugurated: Cardinal Gracias Media Resource Centre, Elizabeth C. Braganza. Former Librarian - XIC
  • Online: Telexic, Distance education. First module on News Reporting
    • 2002
  • Workshop: "Soft skills in Human Relations" by Fr. Gordon Daniells SJ., for Corporate Houses
  • Inaugurated: Film & Television Studio with state-of-the-art equipment by Fr. Myron. J. Pereira SJ, Director
  • Talk: "Success in Business can be corruption-free" by Sir Gulam Noon, MBE, Queen Elizabeth II had knighted Mr. Noon for his services to England in commerce and industry
  • Workshop: First cartooning workshop by Suresh Sawant, India-Editor of Witty World International Cartoon Centre
  • All departments in the Institute were air-conditioned
    • 2002
    • 2002
    • 2002
    • 2002


  • Workshop: "Sheep In The Big City" Maurics (Mo) Willems, creator / writer / director, Cartoon Network, for Digital Media students
  • Resource Kit: "Sahajeevan Shikshan" on Sexuality Education for Disadvantaged Children and Adolescents (Hindi)
  • Resource Kit: "Vikas Kaushalyancha" on Skills Development for Rural Non-Formal Education" (Marathi), Producer, ASTHA-AXIS
  • ‘Xpress’ Placement Service, launched
  • Zain Verjee, Anchor, CNN, "Q & A South Asia" - addressed the students.
  • Inaugurated 2nd Computer Lab with ten computers
  • Advertising Campaign: Anti terrorism drive on the wake of the 9/11 U.S tragedy, Advertising & Marketing students
    • 2001
    • 2001
    • 2001


  • "In Search of Excellence" - a Staff development programme
  • Best Student Award - PR, instituted by Procter & Gamble (I) Ltd
  • Best Student Award - Journalism, instituted by P & G Ltd


  • Online: XIC linked by email and Internet.
  • Online: www.xaviercomm.org XIC web-site launched
  • 'Century of Fantasy' - XIC Festival 1999


  • The Digital Media Group of XIC was invited to Sheridan College, Toronto, Canada. Sheridan College is one of the foremost art and communication institutes in the world. During the visit several possibilities were looked into, viz., close interaction between the two institutions, involving the exchange of curricula, faculty and students.
  • Conference: "From Classroom to Public Campaign" an all India conference hosted by Mediaworld
  • "Xcell" XIC Newsletter released
    • 1998
    • 1998


  • On the sudden death of Fr. D'Monte in an accident (Oct.11),
  • Fr. Myron J. Pereira, S.J., takes up the directorship.


  • NACO Manual: Communication about STDs/AIDS, Producer, AXIS
  • Management Advisory Board formed
  • Marathi Journalism - basic course launched


  • "Lakh Malache Dhan" on Breastfeeding for UNICEF, Producer, AXIS
  • Workshop: Radio Documentary in collaboration with Independent Broadcasting Asso. (Julian Crandal Hollick), USA, and MID-DAY, Bombay.


  • Seminar: Health Communications: An Asian Perspective - In collaboration with Health Wrights / Princeton Health Care, London; World Health Organisation - Geneva
  • Fr. Desmond D'Monte, SJ, Director 1994


  • Five public service spots on "Communal Harmony" produced by the Film Students and accepted by Mr. C. Gurunath, Director of Doordarshan for telecast. (30 February 1993).
  • Workshop: "Imaging Technologies '93" - In collaboration with Industrial Light and Magic Ltd. USA
  • Seminar: "Media & National Unity" - with AMIC, Singapore
    Fr. Desmond D'Monte, S.J. succeeds Fr. Joseph Velinkar, S.J. as director. 1993


  • January: Fr. Gerry D’Rosario SJ, Director expires
  • Fr. Joseph Velinker SJ, Director 1992


  • 1st batch of 3D Computer Graphics Course. XIC was the first to realize the importance of computer education in communications. The course provided a technical overview, practical application and hands-on practice. At the end of the five week course, each group produces a 5-second animation sequence. (20 July 1991).
  • "Story of the Jesuits in South Asia" - Producer, XIC
  • UCIP - Orientation Programme for 23 international Catholic journalists
  • Media Library becomes Media Resource Centre (MRC) 1991


  • Launched Science Communications course
  • Three research papers are prepared and awarded at the first Advanced Media Studies Programme Convocation, July 25.
  • "Interpersonal Communication for Key Trainers", a 3-day workshop for the State Family Welfare Bureau, Pune.


  • 16-Track Sound Studio opened


  • Seminar: "Communication Challenges in Asia" - The New World Information and Communication Order. ( In partnership with WACC & AMIC)
  • Kurt Lewenhak, Visnews, London, conducts an advanced video workshop. Workshop in Video-Umatic production, and editing introduced.


  • "Partly True and Wholly False" - ASTHA produces a media kit on communal stereotypes
  • AMS - Advanced Media Studies programme commences
  • The diploma courses in Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising and Film Production are enhanced with an Advanced Media Studies Programme, open to select students. A Sound Recording workshop is also introduced.
  • "Communication Challenges in Asia", a 2-day workshop on the theme of the New World Information and Communication Order at XIC, in partnership with WACC, London and AMIC, Singapore (March 20-21).
  • "House Journals for Editors", a 2-day workshop, in collaboration with PTI, New Delhi (April 9-10)


  • Workshops: Video Production; Announcing & Broadcasting; Public Speaking and Film Appreciation
  • Govind Sajnani & Arvind Vinayak, Advertising & Marketing course coordinators


  • "Thank You for Coming" Audio Visual on St. Francis Xavier
  • Roshan Vajifdar - Public Relations course coordinator
  • "Wake-up Bombay" an Advertising students’ campaign for the BMC
    • 1983
    • 1983
    • 1983
    • 1983


  • John Macia, SJ, Dean, Jane Swamy and Jehangir Patel, members of the faculty in a pleasant moment
  • A 35 mm film shooting exercise by Film Production students led by course coordinator Anju Daswani
    • 1982
    • 1982


  • Several audio-visuals made at XIC set a standard for scripting and visualisation. Among them: The Giving Tree; Thank You for Coming (on St. Francis Xavier); No Sugar Tonight (on drug addiction); Kahani Nahanachi (on sexuality and childbirth). Also produced was a workbook on communal stereotypes Partly True and Wholly False, and audio-cassette and street-plays on stories about women, Streekatha.
  • Modular system of courses commence
  • Certificate course in photography started
  • AXIS, Film & Video production department 1980


  • Fr. Gerry Rosario SJ Director
  • 4-track sound studio is opened
  • AV workshops with International Films, Los Angeles and GIFTS (India)
  • Anand Akerkar, course coordinator Public Relations (1979-83)
  • Aughi Dalton, course coordinator (1979-85)
  • Mediaworld - a media education program for schools launched - Fr. Myron J. Pereira, SJ. Coordinator 1979


  • Fr. Anthony D'Souza SJ, Director
  • Fr. Gerry D'Rozario SJ, Dean
  • *XIC formulates a BA syllabus on communications for Bombay University, but it is not accepted Set-up: Photography darkroom, Mini Theatre, Closed Circuit (B/W) TV studio
    • 1978
    • 1978


  • "Television for Adult Education" project. XIC produces TV serial 'Dnyandeep' for Doordarshan
  • XIC moves to its present location on campus under the direction of Fr. Anthony D'Souza, S.J.


  • ICA moves to the old college hostel on the campus and becomes XIC, Xavier Institute of Communications 150 students on the rolls
  • 2- Track Sound Studio opened
    • 1976
    • 1976


  • 1st Indian TV series on Adult Education 'Aisi Aksharen Melveen' A broadcasted joint venture between ICA and Doordarshan


  • Public Relations and Advertising courses introduced


  • Media Library open with 600 titles 1971


  • ICA - Institute of Communications Arts established, Fr. F.X. McFarland SJ, Director. (1919 - 2003)
  • 2 yrs / 4 semester / evening classes for PGs - Journalism, Radio, Cinema & TV 1969