XIC 53rd Annual Convocation
The XIC 53rd Annual Convocation was held on 15th April, 2023 at the iconic St. Xavier’s College quadrangle, Mumbai. The event was attended in large numbers by parents, faculty members esteemed guests and students. Rector of St. Xavier’s College, Dr. Fr. Keith D’Souza, SJ welcomed the gathering with a prayer and also addressed.
Later, Fr. Conrad Pesso, Director-XIC addressed the gathering, followed by review of Academic year 2022 – 2023 was given by Dean, Sandra D’Souza Rana.
The Chief Guest was Mr. John Mathan, Filmmaker, who shared his insights and work experiences in this speech, the Guest of Honour was Mr. Vilas Bade, Senior New Anchor at News 18 Lokmat, who also sharing his own media experiences and the challenges ahead.
Ignatian Award was awarded to Utkarsh Agarwal., who gave his accpetance speech, and the Best All-Round Student was Ankur Kumar Pandey, who gave his Valedictorian speech.
Public Reations & Corporate Communication, Best Student to Prashi Sinha, and Best Student Runner-up to Rujuta Deshmukh.
Advertising & Marketing, Best Student (Batch A) to Priya Shrivastava , and Best Student (Batch B) to Mahi Tewari, Best Student Runner-up (Batch A) to Divya Metkar, and Best Student Runner-up (Batch B) to Palak Kirti Atha.
Journalism & Mass Communication, and Best Student to Gayatri Menon, and Runner-up to Kairavi Amit Lukka.
Event Planning & Experiential Marketing, Best Student to Jugat Gulati.
Film, Television & Digital Video Production, Best Student to Akshay Shringarpure, Best Student Runner-up to Elricho De Garca Gomes.
The Ranjana Kacker Memorial Award for Outstanding Research Paper in Journalism & Mass Communication, 2021-2022 was Yamini Kalia.
The Ranjana Kacker Memorial Award, for the Best Video Documentary Production Journalism & Mass Communication, 2022-2023, was "Watch Wizards" team members: Chinmay Vasdev, Esha Lohia, Shristi Lalwani, Deepjoy Das & Tarkesh Jha.
Venkat Vemulapalli Memorial Award, for Best Ad Films, and Best Live Projects
ADMA (A) - The Best Ad Film to “Ruk Jao na Ji” team members: Krati Vatsalya, Atharva Jadhav, Shashank Bidkar, Siddharth Sankaranarayanan, Charmy Jakhariya, Mahalakshmi M, Durgeshnandini Naik, Charu Bhagania, Saif Caleb Ali, Samruddhi Jadhav & Alathi Yanamadala.
ADMA (A) - Best Ad Film Runner-Up to “Start Small” to team members: Sanchey Agarwal, Mansi Arora, Abhinav Garg, Shristi Gupta, Mahasvin Raj Mittal, Divya Metkar, Anamika Raj, Zainab Taher Sohangpurwala, Dhruvika, Chirasha Kapoor & Dhawal Sareen.
ADMA (B) - Best Ad Film goes to “Flick the Switch”, team members: Mansingh Soren, Anushree Rao, Shohini Sarkar, Suranjana Sarkar, Samriddhi Gupta, Meghna Dasgupta, Shoborna Kumar Ghosh, Shravani Kulkarni, Akshata Virkar & Sanya Sharma.
ADMA (B) - Best Ad Film Runner-Up goes to “Take the Leap”, Team members: Pratiksha Mishra, Palak Jain, Eesha Sharma, Siddharth Thayil, Gaura Tikku, Ishita Salotra, Janhvi Phansekar, Aashay Hastak & Nikita Jain.
ADMA (A) - Live Client Project working on brief from Live Client "Policy Bazaar - Marine" the winning team "Bhagwan Bharose Communications (BBC)" to team members: Charu Bhagania, Priya Shrivastava, Shreevardhan Talegaonkar, Shristi Gupta, Saloni Sharma, Shivani Sule, Divya Metkar, Vidhi Jigar Sanghvi, Chirasha Kapoor & Manali Khanna.
ADMA (A) - Live Client Project Runner-Up working on brief from Live Client "Policy Bazaar - Cyber" "KPG Communications" to team members: Srijana Chatterjee, Anvi Kapadi, Mansi Arora, Mili Doshi, Atharva Jadhav, Hannah Fernandes, Mahalakshmi M, Saif Caleb Ali, Durgeshnandini Naik & Sanchey Agarwal.
ADMA (B) - Live Client Project working on brief from Live Client "Policy Bazaar - Group Health Insurance" the Winning Team "Plus 1 Media" to team members: Aditi Jhunjhunwala, Mini Sachan, Raghav Parmar, Gaura Tikku, Palak Atha, Tom Francis, Jahanvi Anand, Samriddhi Gupta, Shivan Nawal & Imad Baig.
ADMA (B) - Live Client Project Runner Up working on brief from Live Client "Policy Bazaar - Marine" goes to Team "Dabbu Ke Dost", team members: Afreen Khan, Siddhi Kamble, Ananya Kajaria, Palak Jain, Anisha Sachdeva, Shoborno Ghosh, Yusra Ahmed, Kanchi Shah & Simran Sahni.
The BBDO India award for the best creative act for social change, was “Act not Ads”, team members: Sanchey Agarwal, Mansi Arora, Abhinav Garg, Shristi Gupta, Mahasvin Raj Mittal, Divya Metkar, Anamika Raj, Zainab Sohangpurwala, Dhruvika, Chirasha Kapoor & Dhawal Sareen.
The Ouseph Anthony Memorial Award for the Best Social Documentary by Film Television & Digital Video Production students, to the Documentary “Pav ki Baat” to team members: Ritwik Chakraborty, Adrija Sanyal, Rohan Palodhi & Nihareka Das.
The Underdog Award for the Best Copywriter in Advertising & Marketing Course to Imad Javid Baig.
The Best Video Documentary from Event Planning & Experiential Marketing Course to "Istoria 2023" team members: Ishika Das, Gayatri Havele, Kimaya Ilave, Prakhar Pandey, Snigdha Sharma.
The vote of thanks was given by Mario Fernandes, the Administrator.
The convocation ceremony signified a new phase of life where the graduates are poised to embrace and tackle any challenges in the Media world. Our heartiest Congratulations to the Post Graduate students of Xavier Institute of Communications.