Library: The College Library provides print
& electronic resources for all academic and related activities of
the students and staff, services for the retrieval and use of these
resources and adequate infrastructure and spaces for their use. An
online database of the books and journals is maintained and access to
these is provided through five OPAC (On-line Public Access) terminals in
the library and a link on the College website. The library has
initiated an Institutional Repository by digitalizing rare books and
college publications. The library is open from 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. on
all working days only. The College Librarian is Ms. Medha Taskar.
Reference Library (RL) includes: The heritage
structured RL has Reserve Counters with text books, current issues and
bound volumes of journals, reference books, special collections,
photocopying services, two peer-learning cubicles for group discussions
and study, separate study area for staff, electric charging points, WiFi
along with four terminals for internet access and CD / DVD viewing. A
photocopying facility exists near the RL.
Lending Library (LL): The Open Access LL with a
mezzanine floor, houses about 60000 books. The LL has a paperback
collection, newspapers and magazines reading facilities, the Issue &
Return counters as well as reading spaces.
Computer Center: It is called the ‘Xavier Knowledge
Centre’ and was established in 2006. It is solar-powered and is situated
on the First Floor of the Hostel Building and includes 5 Computer
Laboratories having about 125 computers in all. One of the Computer
Labs has a Video Conferencing facility. The Centre supports all the
curricula computer courses. It also holds courses in collaboration with
other organizations. Mr. Kevin D’Cruz is its current Director.
Fell Gymkhana (1954) was named after its founder Fr.
Fell. It has facilities for Body-building, Badminton, Table-Tennis,
Carrom and Chess. The College has full-size Basketball and Volleyball
Courts. The College has leased from the BMC the use of a cricket pitch
on Azad Maidan. Dr. Thomas Pires is the Director and he is assisted by
other Coaches for different sports, as and when the need arises.
The Smith Centre for Audio-Visual Instruction (SCAVI) was
inaugurated in December 1979. It has audio-visual instruments and
techniques at the service of staff and students. It has a seating
capacity of 100. It has been renovated under grants from the Sir
Dorabjee Tata Trust.
The Multi-Media Room (MMR) is a centralized
facility for Multimedia-based instructions and presentations for our
staff and students. It has a seating capacity of 120. It has been
renovated under grants from the Sir Dorabjee Tata Trust.
Common Rooms: There are separate Common Rooms for male students, female students, Teaching Staff and Non-Teaching Staff.
Canteen and Foyer is a large spacious area with a
view of greenery. A variety of refreshments and meals are available
here. It is a place on the campus not only for leisure and refreshment
but also for student bonding, discussions and even for working on
assignments and projects.
Hostel: The campus hostel is only for male students
of the First and Third Years Senior College. Apart of the College
Canteen serves as the Hostel Mess and it serves subsidized meals and
refreshments to hostelites and guests. Some of the rooms in the hostel
are for two occupants and some for three occupants. Applications are
accepted only after admission to the College has been secured. The
College Principal is the overall in-charge of the Hostel.
Regina Pacis Hostel in Byculla usually accommodates about 30 women students of the College.
Wellness Centre: It
was founded in 1954. It provides the following services: Personal
Counselling - interviews for better personal and social adjustment;
Personality Evaluation Tests for self-improvement; Vocational Testing;
Information on careers, professions and specialized studies in India and
abroad; Information on scholarships and financial assistance schemes;
help in the admission of students and in organizing orientation
programmes for freshers. Fr. Francis DeMelo S.J. is the Director.
Placement Centre: This Centre endeavours to put
students in touch with reputed employers, to train students in the
writing of a CV and to acquaint them with the selection process of
corporates. A Staff-Student Committee operates this Centre. Ms. Soni
George Tharakan is the current Placement Committee Convener and Mr.
Dominic Fernandes is the Placement Officer.
First-Aid Centres: Basic ‘First-Aid’ is available
with the College General Office (CGO) (Ms. Grizel Menezes) and the
Counselling Centre (Fr. Terence Quadros, S.J.). The CGO personnel will
facilitate the calling of a doctor in case of an emergency or the
shifting of the concerned person to either G.T. Hospital or Bombay
Hospital. A stretcher or a wheelchair is available with the Security at
the gate. The College also has an Infirmary for catering to the needs of
those staff / student who suddenly fall sick on Campus.
Administrator’s Office and Workshop: This Office coordinates all the maintenance services on the campus.
Disaster Management: In case of campus mishaps
immediately contact the College Administrator (Ext.336) or the College
Receptionist (333) or the Principal (301). Contact with College
authorities is possible on phone lines: 22620661 or 22620665 through the
use of a mobile.
St. Xavier’s Villa (Khandala): It is spacious set up
in the midst of the Khandala hills and dales. It is about 20 minutes’
walk from the Khandala Railway Station. It is open to the College staff
and students for retreats, seminars and educational conferences. It
includes a small chapel, a dining room, two conference halls and about
40 rooms (with single, double or triple occupancy). A caterer provides
regular meals. Bookings have to be done through the Treasurer’s Office
of the College.
The College Merchandise Shop (which also sells stationary material) exists on the ground floor of the Administration Building.