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St Xavier's College Kolkata Focuses On Univ Status

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St Xavier's College, Kolkata is a 152 years old and top institution with rich heritage and long tradition with autonomous status. The degree certificates to be issued and affiliated to the Calcutta University.

The college submitted an application to Chief minister Mamata Banerjee for upgrading the institution to a university. A copy of the application form forwarded to state education minister Bratya Basu. If things go according to plan, the colleges will become a unitary university before the end of this year.

A three-part recorded information, submitted with the application. Has just been readied by the "think tank" of the college. The college, in its application, has said that it does not want just a private status. Instead, the new university would be minority-run private university, fully aided by the state government.

At the convocation of the autonomous college in January this year. The CM had advised the college to apply for an upgrade. She was also given a honorary membership of the college alumni association. Since then, she had taken an interest in the college and allotted a 16 acre plot at Rajarhat for its expansion.

The college receives a grant form Calcutta University for one-third of its expenses. The document appeals to the state to increase that grant when the college is upgraded to a university. A financial statement, giving details of the present expenses of the college and the projected expenses post expansion, forms an integral pert of the document.

Father Felix Raj, Principal of the college said, "We have submitted our application and the CM has assures us that she would speed up the process".

The recorded document sums up how the Rajarhat campus will have a management school, an engineering college and a research hub for both pure and social sciences.

Further, principal said, "While the BBA course will still run by us, for MBA we will tie up with both XLRI and XIMB. Similarly, for our engineering college, we will tie up with Loyala College Chennai, St Joseph's Bangalore and St Xavier's Mumbai,"

The there pert recorded document has been divided into context, college profile and university proposal.

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