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ANNUAL REPORT – 2013
I am happy to present the Annual Report of St. Xavier College, of the year 2012-13.
1. BEGINNING OF THE NEW ACADEMIC SESSION:
With the introduction of Semester System by the Nagaland University, the new academic session of the year 2013 began in the College on 1st June. The Principal welcomed the students in the assembly with a short prayer service.
2. VISIT OF UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS:
In order to offer more choice in subjects, the College Governing Board had decided to introduce honours course in History and English. The University representatives, Dr. N. Venuh and Dr. N. Das visited the college on 4th June for inspection. They were satisfied with the facilities available in the college. Permission to begin these two honours courses was granted by the University on 25th June. At present the college offers honours in English, History, Pol. Science and Sociology.
3. WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY:
The College observed World Environment Day on 5th June. NSS volunteers took up the plantation of trees along the new approach road to the college while the Red Ribbon Club planted trees in the college campus. Clearing of the jungle in the campus and the circular road was done by other students.
4. GOVERNING BOARD MEETINGS:
Two meetings of the College Governing Board are held every year. The first meeting of the year was held on 22nd June 2013. Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, Bishop of Kohima is the Chairman. Members of the Board consist of representatives from the University, Civil Administration, Public Leaders, Parent representatives, Heads of institutions in Jalukie who are appointed by the Bishop and other nominated persons. All planning and decisions for the development of the college are done by the Board. The second meeting of the year is fixed on 7th of December.
5. NEW INITIATIVES OF THE YEAR:
- Introduction of new honours courses: In order to offer more choice of subjects to the students two more honours subjects, namely English and History are introduced in the college with due permission granted by the University. These courses were introduced from June 2013.
- College Website: As a growing institution of Higher Education the need of having a website for the college was felt which would help people far and near to have a thorough knowhow of the college. Therefore a website for the college was launched the id is www.stxaviercollegejalukie.org
- Construction of Hostels and Indoor Stadium: Having obtained recognition from the University Grants Commission under 2F and 12 B of the UGC Act 1956, the college had applied for grant from the UGC. We are happy to note that the UGC has granted three projects under the XIIth five year plan – one Men’s Hostel, one Women Hostel and an Indoor Stadium. The construction works started in May and the work is in progress. We sincerely appreciate and thank the UGC for their support in the collective effort of bring Higher Education in a remote and backward area like Jalukie.
- Inauguration of New Basket ball court: A new basket ball court was constructed in the college campus and it was blessed by Rev. Fr. Anthony Samy, Parish Priest of Jalukie Parish and inaugurated by Shri. Samuel Changkija, Divisional Forest Officer, Peren, who was the Chief Guest at the inauguration of the Annual Sports Week on 11th October.
6. CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
Cultural Day of 2013 was held on 7th October with Ms. Lebu Krose, Principal of Govt. Hr. Sec. School Jalukie as the Chief Guest. Special attractions of the day were solo and duet singing, Modeling, Commercial Advertising and MR. & MISS. XAVIERITE beauty contest. Isihangbe and Thuanthailiu were selected as best Male and Female Models. D. Bubu was declared as MR. XAVIERITE and Wimesenliu was crowned as MISS. XAVIERITE – 2013.
Annual Sports Week:
The College Annual sports week of the year 2012 was inaugurated on 11th October by Shri. Samuel Changkija IFS, Divisional Forest Officer, Peren as Chief Guest. Prize distribution of the same was done on 13th October by Sr. Ancita, the Vice Principal.
Inauguration of the Annual sports week of 2013 was on 8th October in the college premise. Shri. Aotemsu Longkumer, commandant, 9 I R was the Chief Guest. Distribution of prize for various competitions was done on 10th together with the closing ceremony.
National Literacy Day:
National Literacy Day was observed in the college on 12th November 2012 since 11th was a Sunday. Fr. Patrick Neikhalo, Rector of St. Xavier Seminary was the Chief Guest. Competitions in different fields like solo, duet, western dance, painting and MR. & MISS. XAVIERITE beauty contest were held to observe the day.
NSS State Liaison Officer Mr. Thei-o visited the college on 17th August. He encouraged the students to volunteer for the cause of the Nation. Seventy students enrolled themselves in the NSS and they take up various activities under the guidance of the Programme Officer, Mr. Adani Siba, Assistant Professor. Activities undertaken this year were cleanliness drive in Jalukie Community Health Centre, plantation on environment day, essay writing and drawing competitions.
Sixty five students of the college have taken membership in the Red Ribbon club which is active in the college under the guidance of Mr. N. Adakho, the Nodal Officer, who is an Assistant Professor in the college. The members actively participate in the programmes organized by the State AIDS Control Society. Activities of this year were observing Enviornment Day, Social work in the campus, essay writing competition and cleanliness drive in Jalukie Town. The Club also observed Anti-drugs Day in the college on 26th June. A power point presentation was made for the students by doctors from the Assam Rifles on misuse of drugs and its effects and prevention of HIV/AIDS.
On 11th August, Col. Joy chowdhury the Commanding Officer of the 1st Nagaland Battalion NCC(Girls) Kohima visited the college and exhorted the NCC cadets of the college on the advantages of being in the NCC and advised as many as possible to be enrolled in the NCC. They attend various camps, and have regular practice in the college under the guidance of the CTO Ms. Priscilla. They actively assist in uniform whenever programmes are arranged in the college.
The students honour the teachers on 5th September every year. They stage various items to thank them for their selfless service. Exhibition match between the staff and students are also held on this day.
7. GRADUATION DAY:
Graduation Day of the college for the year 2012 was organized on 16th June. Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, Bishop of Kohima was the Chief Guest. While congratulating the graduates, he exhorted them to be agents of change in the society. In the year 2013, the Graduation Day was observed on 30th July with Shri. Senti Ao, Deputy Commissioner of Peren as the Chief Guest. Ms. Naomi Magh, a senior Assistant Professor felicitated the graduates and T. R. Tanchuilung thanked and appreciated the college on behalf of the graduates. The programme was attended by representative of various villages around the college, parents and public leaders. The students secured 100% Pass and two students obtained First Divisions for the first time in the college. These students were placed in the 5th and 11th Rank in the University.
8. FRESHERS DAY:
The College welcomed the new students to the college on FRESHERS DAY each year. The senior students of the college take the initiative in this. This year the ceremony was held on 30th July. Fifty two students are admitted to the 1st Semester Course. Tovi V. Zhimomi was selected as MR. FRESHER and Radamchuiliu was crowned as MISS. FRESHER- 2013.
9. AWARENESS PROGRAMMES:
Consumer Rights: Under the leadership of Advocate Kezhokhoto Savi five members from Kohima Law College visited the college on 13th August. Through their interaction, they made the students aware of consumer rights in various areas like law, medical, education, illegal taxation, price rise, etc.
Eye Donation: On 7th September while observing the 27th National Fortnignt on Eye Donation, Dr. Hedungkiebe, District Nodal Officer of National Programme for Control of Blindness, conducted an awareness programme on ‘Eye donation’ for the students of the college. An essay writing competition also was conducted on the same topic for the students.
10. TEACHING-LEARING METHODS:
Besides the formal lectures in the class room, the students are directed to prepare their own notes on all the topics in the University syllabus. The teachers collect these, correct and returns to the students to make sure that the students learn correct information.
With the introduction of Semester System by the University, class room activities like Group Discussion, Assignment writing, Class tests and Paper presentation and discussion on related topics of the syllabus are also conducted. Coaching classes and a Model exam is also conducted to prepare the students for the final exams.
11. CONFERENCE AND SEMINARS:
The Principal, Rev. Fr. Jose Lukose attended the Principals’ conference in Kohima on 14th June organized by the Department of Higher Education, on Quality Enhancement in Higher Education.
On 31st July the Sociology Department of the college conducted a debate and all the students attended the event.
The Department of Education organized a paper presentation and discussion on the topic ‘Application of Educational Psychology in Teaching-Learning Process’, on 31st August.
The English and Pol. Science Departments conducted seminars for the students on 22nd September.
12. STUDENT SUPPPORT SERVICES:
- IQAC : The Internal Quality Assurance Cell of the college had two meetings this year. It proposes and executes various innovative measures to enhance quality education in the college and to improve the Teaching-Learning process and to provide better service to the students.
- ANTI-RAGGING CELL: The Anti-Ragging Cell of the college is vigilant at all times in order to curb any menace on ragging in the college. The cell addresses immediately on report of any incident on ragging. So far no such incidents have taken place in the college.
- WOMEN CELL: The college has constituted a Women Cell in order to address any grievance that arises on harassment on women. Awareness programmes are also conducted to sensitize the students on gender equality and respect for women.
- GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL CELL: The Grievance Redressal Cell that is active in the College attends to the grievances reported to the cell within twenty four hours as per the rules contained in it.
13. CAREER GIUDANCE PROGRAMME: The college organized a career guidance programme for the outgoing students on 5th November. The programme was animated by Rev. Fr. C. P. Anto and his team from Dimapur.
14. ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE:
Altogether six batches have completed the Degree Course in the College. Of these, four batches have secured 100% Pass in the Undergraduate Exams conducted by the Nagaland University. This year, besides securing cent percent pass, two students secured First Divisions for the first time – Thuiguanglung securing the 5th Rank in in Pol. Science in the University and T. R. Tanchuilung securing the 11th Rank in Sociology in the University. I congratulate the Management, Staff and students for their sincere hard work that brought good name to the College.
15. CONCLUSION: I wish to congratulate and thank the Management of the College, Staff, students, parents, Administration, Public leaders and well wishers for their full cooperation in the smooth functioning of the college. It is a miracle that even with the limited resources, the College goes on improving each year in quality and development. Money and materials that we gather will perish but the knowledge that we acquire will last for ever. May all those who are related to the Xavierite Family live up to fulfill its motto “TO LEARN AND SERVE” keeping in mind the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live for ever”.
Rev. Fr. Jose Lukose