Father Felix Raj, the newly appointed vice-chancellor of St. Xavier's University, announced on Wednesday that the varsity would issue forms for the bachelor in commerce and the bachelor in management studies courses as soon as the final board exam results are declared. The university will open doors to students this July. Forms for postgraduate courses - MA in English and mass communication, master's in finance and control, and social work - will be distributed in May. "The university is in the process of deciding on the fee structure but it will be on the lines of the fees of the self-financing courses offered by St. Xavier's College," Felix Raj said. The university will begin its journey with 650 students, 60 in each course. While admission to BCom will be based on merit, there will be entrance tests for all other courses. The New Town campus will be inaugurated on July 8 and chief minister Mamata Banerjee and alumni members like L.N. Mittal, who has sponsored the G+11 academic block, have been invited. Felix Raj said the academic block, central library and research centre, two hostels and the administrative block would be completed by 2020. The final phase, which will include an auditorium, an assembly hall, a law college, a sports academy, a swimming pool and more, will need another five years.
- Published 9.03.17