St. Xavier’s College – Autonomous, Mumbai, would like to appeal to alumni and well-wishers to contribute to good education, by supporting our efforts at excellence. Like every good University abroad, the College requires an Endowment Corpus Fund to make possible the quality of education it is known for and to achieve international standards. The Autonomy System makes such funding crucial to our endeavours.
With Government Funding drastically reduced and with a large percentage of students who cannot pay even the highly Government-subsidised fees, it is crucial for those who ‘spent the best part of our lives’ at St. Xavier’s, to contribute to educational excellence at their Alma Mater. We have a set of highly committed and competent faculty, who give us confidence that we can provide the best kind of higher education that the world has to offer. We know that your experience at St. Xavier’s will bear witness to this.
The College has recurring needs for finance to enable a host of activities and infrastructure. These needs emerge in the course of the year as opportunities open and there is little possibility to appeal for funds for the specific projects. Hence an Endowment Corpus will enable the College to meet these important needs from the yearly interest, while the Corpus remains untouched.
Examples of projects that can be supported by your contributions:
|A||Autonomy and its related activities, documentation, administration and facilities||F||Heritage Building Restoration and Maintenance|
|B||Upgrade of individual department facilities, (labs, scientific instruments)||G||Alternate sources of energy for environment (solar energy)|
|C||Library Air-Conditioning, Maintenance and new digital library, linked to the college website||H||Air-conditioning of the Hall and conversion into a world-class Convention Auditorium|
|D||Computer facilities, including broadband wireless capabilities.||I||Students’ Beneficiary Fund|
|E||Training of faculty and staff through international exposure – crucial for excellence||J||Academic Chairs for inter-disciplinary and frontier teaching, Guest Lectures|
• International Exposure and Research Exploration Trip to the US in May 2014, for 10 senior faculty members: Rs 15 Lakhs
• Renovation of the Khandala Human Resource Development Centre. Each Block: Rs. 15 Lakhs
• Guest Faculty for the Cross-Faculty 3 credit course mandatory for Arts and Science students: Rs. 6 Lakhs per year
• Subscription to Online Journals for Research: Rs. 3 Lakhs per year
• Renovation of the Chemistry Department and Lab: Rs. 35 Lakhs
• Educational Technology for Teaching-Learning and Evaluation: Rs. 10 Lakhs per year for a gradual induction.
Any donation of Rs. 100,000/- and above will be acknowledged in the Permanent List of Donors to the Endowment Fund displayed yearly in the College Magazine and on the premises of the College. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for information and assistance. Cheques may be made out in the name of The Bombay St. Xavier’s College Society Trust Fund
St. Xavier’s College pledges the transparent use of funds, respecting the donor’s intentions and making available to present Indian students, the quality education we all enjoyed in years past.
St. Xavier’s College has 80G Tax Exemption
Dr. Agnelo Menezes