Our deep roots in the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP) encourages the education of the whole student (CuraPersonalis) resulting in a person who exhibits precision of thought, moral excellence, and social responsibility. That being our motto, our continuous endeavour, is to foster holistic development of the students. In this regard, we lay a lot of importance on imparting soft skills to our students. Soft skills are the set of skills that a person should possess to successfully handle life challenges and build self-confidence. Soft skills are combinations activities which helps the students to have an overall development in personality trait, attitudes and intelligence. These are conducted in form of screening, conferences, workshops, seminars, talks and guest lectures. A wide range of activities are thereby conducted in the college, wherein experienced professors of the college and guest faculties conduct various activities like Program Oriented Program.
Name of the capability enhancement program Year Number of students enrolled Name of the agencies/consultants involved with contact details (if any)
SOFT SKILL 2015-2020
BiocalyX Ease the Disease 2015-2016 85 Department of Biochemistry Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
Populartalk on: Application of Geoscience and Remote sensing 2015-2016 79 Dr. Ajai and Dr. A. S. Arya, IEEE Gujarat Section-Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Chapter and Department of Physics/Electronics, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
Personal Growth Orientation Program 2015-2016 1147 Fr. Ronald and team, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
Innovative Modules of learning LAYOP (LEARN AT YOUE OWN PACE) 2015-2016 45 Jwalin Patel,. Tide Foundation
Innovative Modules of learning LAYOP (LEARN AT YOUE OWN PACE) 2015-2016 45 Riddhi Shah, Tide foundation
Innovative Modules of learning LAYOP (LEARN AT YOUE OWN PACE) 2015-2016 90 Munira Jariwala, Tide Foundation
Jagarat Activities 2015-2020 396 Dr. Ishwar Mehra and team, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
Personal Growth Orientation Program 2015-2020 1260 Feroz Cooper, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
Innovative Modules of learning LAYOP (LEARN AT YOUE OWN PACE) 2016-2017 40 Neerja Shah, Tide Foundation
BiocalyX Virus goes Viral 2016-2017 27 Department of Biochemistry Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
Personal Growth Orientation Program 2016-2017 1304 Feroz and team, St. Xavier’s College
BC-BT Movie Club 2017-2018 20 Department of Biochemistry Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
BiocalyX Personale Curatio 2017-2018 35 Department of Biochemistry Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
Personal Growth Orientation Program 2017-2018 1634 Feroz and team, St. Xavier’s College
Popular talk on: Why are rubies red 2018-2019 30 Igor Lukacevic, Asso. Prof, Applied Nanomaterials Group, Department of Physics, University of Osijek, Croatia and Department of Physics/Electronics, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad.
Thermodynamics of formation of the point defects in ionics crystals 2018-2019 30 Kirill A. Nekrasov, Asso. Prof. Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia and Organized by: Department of Physics/Electronics, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad.
Personal Growth Orientation Program 2018-2019 1309 Feroz and team, St. Xavier’s College Ahmedabad
BiocalyX Amazing Mustisq 2019-2020 26 Department of Biochemistry Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
In Xitu Project 2019-2020 30 In Xitu, Department of Biochemistry Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
Biorangoli and Model Making 2019-2020 29 Department of Biochemistry Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
BiocalyX Dunk the Junk 2019-2020 74 Department of Biochemistry Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
Econmetrics with R 2019-2020 50 Dr. Smruti Bulsari, Assistnat Professor, Deprtment of Human Resource Development, VNSGU, Surat
Know the Nobel Laureates of the year 2020-2021 110 Department of Biochemistry Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
In today’s time language and communication skill plays a decisive role in almost all aspects of professional as well as social life. They are key stone activities which helps in grooming the students for overall personality development. These mainly includes combinations of verbal, written and non-verbal skills. Excellence in these skills assists students to communicate with each other, exchange information, make decisions and coordinate well with their team members. Thus, inclusion of such activities in college curriculum helps in development of such skill-sets which are vital for achieving professional goals. Some of the effective features in the applications include interacting with one another, training, guest lectures seminars etc. An example in this regard, is the program conducted by Tata Consultancy Services wherein students are made to undergo a training for 100 hours as an affirmative action programme.
Name of the capability enhancement program Year Number of students enrolled Name of the agencies/consultants involved with contact details (if any)
LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION 2015-2020
National Seminar on Indian Epics: Rethinking in modern times 2015-2016 22 Sanskrit Sahitya Academy
Tribal literature: accomplishments and challenges 2015-2016 70 Dr. Bharat Mehta
Seminar presentations on advanced topics in chemistry for Third year B.Sc.(chemistry-industrial chemistry) class 2015-2016 90 Dr. Nirmal Desai and Dr. Francis Christy Chemistry Department,St.Xavier’S College
Seminar in Laborator by Physics and Electronics department 2016-2017 24 Dr. Rajesh Iyer Department of Physics St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
Mythology in Sanskrit literature 2016-2017 17 Dr. Vijay Pandya
Guest lecture: Present Scenario of Hindi Poetry 2016-2017 13 Dr.Sultan Ahmed, Sarspur Arts College, Ahmedabad
Inter Collegiate chemistry Seminar competition-2017 2016-2017 51 Dr. Pranav Trivedi, Chemistry department
TCS training program 2016-2017 27 Urmimala Sinha, Tata concultancy service
2016-2017 15 Urmimala Sinha, Tata concultancy service
Seminar presentations on advanced topics in chemistry for Third year B.Sc.(chemistry-industrial chemistry class) 2016-2017 84 Dr.Nirmal Desai and Dr. Francis Christy Chemistry Department, St.XavierS College
Guest lecture on Gujarati 2017-2018 33 Dr.Dhiruben Patel,Former president,Gujarati Sahity Parishad
Guest Lecture on Script Writing 2017-2018 15 Mr.Ramsang Mori-Script Writter
TCS training program 2017-2018 62 Urmimala Sinha, Tata concultancy service
2017-2018 25 Urmimala Sinha, Tata concultancy service
National Seminar on Recent Advances and Future Trends in Chemical Sciences-2018 2017-2018 52 Chemistry Department GUJCOST; Dr. Rodney Fernandes, IIT-B;Dr. Sriram Kanavaha, IIT-G, Dr.R. V. Jairam, ICT-Mumbai
Seminar in Laborator by Physics and Electronics department 2017-2018 22 Dr. Rajesh Iyer Department of Physics St. Xaviers College,Ahmedabad
Seminar presentations on advanced topics in chemistry for Third year B. Sc.(chemistry-industrial chemistry class) 2017-2018 58 Dr. Nirmal Desai and Dr. Francis Christy; Chemistry Department,St. Xaviers College, Ahmedabad
Guest lecture on Gujarati 2018-2019 48 Dr.Nisarg Ahir, Govt.College, Maninagar
Guest lecture on Gujarati 2018-2019 35 Dr.Manilal H Patel, Well known Gujarati Author
Seminar in Laboratory 2018-2019 23 Dr. RajeshIyer Department of Physics St. Xaviers College, Ahmedabad
TCS training program 2018-2019 46 Aseem shrivastava, Tata concultancy service
2018-2019 30 Aseem shrivastava, Tata concultancy service
Guest lecture: Vapsi and Chief ki Dawat, Kahani ka Samajik Sandarb 2018-2019 40 Dr.Dhiraj Vankar, HoD,(Hindi), G.L.s.Sadguna B.D.college for girls, Laldarwaja, Ahmedabad
Seminar presentations on advanced topics in chemistry for Third year B. Sc.(chemistry-industrial chemistry)class 2018-2019 65 Dr. Nirmal Desai and Dr. Francis Christy; Chemistry Department,St. Xavier’ S College
Inter collegiate Chemistry live Demo practical competition) 2018-2019 57 Dr. Pranav Trivedi and Dr. Francis Christy;Chemistry Department, St. XavierS College
Sanksrit Dinotsav 2019-2020 170 Sanskrit Sahitya Academy
Seminar presentations on advanced topics in chemistry for Third year B. Sc.(chemistry-industrial chemistry) class 2019-2020 83 Dr. Nirmal Desai and Dr. Francis Christy; Chemistry Department, St. XavierS College
Guest lecture: Hindi Adhunik Kavi 2019-2020 35 Dr, Sultan Ahmed, Sarspur Arts College, Ahmedabad
Maturbhasha Day Celebration by Gujarati Department 2019-2020 250 Prof. Veena Sheth Rtd. Prpfessor, St.Xavier’ s College, Ahmedabad
TCS training program 2019-2020 16 Aseem shrivastava, Tata concultancy service
2020-2021 12 Lalatendu Panda, Tata concultancy service
Students Seminars 2019-2020 36 Department of Biochemistry Biotechnology,St. Xaviers College, Ahmedabad
CHEM CHO: Inter Collegiate working model competition 2019-2020 135 Dr. Pranav Trivedi, Chemistry Dept; GUJCOST ACTI Dr.Sriram Kanavaha, IIT-G
Life skills are considered as one of the core skills which each individual must acquire and inculcate internally as well as externally for the betterment of both personal and professional life. For development of healthy life with reverence to emotional and physical health for an optimistic outlook of life, college organizes various programs for enhancement of student’s development. Following the saying ‘A healthy mind is healthy you’, College emphasizes on various initiatives with regards to health, hygiene, sports and yoga.
Name of the capability enhancement program Year Number of students enrolled Name of the agencies/consultants involved with contact details (if any)
SKILL 2015-2020
International Yoga Day 2015-2016 120 Mr.Sandeep Kamat
Thalassemia Test 2015-2016 266 Redcross society and St. Xavier’s college
Visit to Suicide Prevention Day Exhibition 2015-2016 60 Dr. Ashwin Jansari (Retd. Head of Department), School of Psychology, Gujarat University. 9427068010, Email:ashwin.jansari@gmail.com
Visit to B.M. Institute of Mental Health, Ahmedabad 2015-2016 40 Dr. Madhu Singh (Director), B.M. Institute of Mental Health, Ahmedabad, 9712450604, email: director@bmimh.com
Thalassemia Test 2016-2017 214 St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
International Yoga Day 2016-2017 150 Mr. Sandeep Kamat
Eye Camp 2016-2017 100 Leo Club, Ahmedabad
Human Plant Interface 2016-2017 22 Department of Botany, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad and Santosh Yadav, The Serenity Trust and Botanical Garden
Thalassemia Test 2017-2018 275 St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
Health Awareness 2017-2018 90 Dr. Bharat Vyas
Breaking the Silence of Depression 2017-2018 115 Dr. Nimrat Singh, Phone: 9825020718, Email: info@tangramhr.com
Suicide: A major cause of death 2017-2018 32 Ms. Ruwab Khemchandani, Jeevan Aastha Helpine
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 2017-2018 56 Dr. Falgini Bavishi, M.G. Science college, Ahmedabad
Human Plant Interface 2017-2018 25 Department of Botany, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad and Santosh Yadav, The Serenity Trust and Botanical Garden
Seize the moment: Zindagi na milegi Dobara 2017-2018 40 Ms. Nandini Raval, Blind People Association
International Yoga Day 2018-2019 267 Ms. Falguni ben Pandya
Nutrition and Diet 2018-2019 56 Dr. Shital Doshi, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
First Aid Training 2018-2019 51 Mr. Nareshbhai Gadhvi
What does it take? To make it or break it 2018-2019 28 Dr. Bobby Thejus
World Suicide Prevention Day Exhibition 2018-2019 14 Dr. Kamayani Mathur (Director), School of Psychology, Philosophy and Education, Gujarat University. : 9825188616, Email: kamayanimathur@gmail.com
Come lets celebrate 2018-2019 151 Dr. Prem Kumar
Academic Life Coaching 2018-2019 141 John Andew Williams, Founder and Lead Trainer, Coach Training EDU (jw@coachtrainingedu.com) Phone: (+1-5033606700).
Field Trip to Mental Hospital 2018-2019 64 Dr. Rakeshbhai Shah, Mental Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat, Phone: 0265 246 6834, Mrunalben Phone: 9909013276
International Yoga Day 2019-2020 351 Ms. Falguni ben Pandya
Thalassemia Test 2019-2020 367 Red Cross and Rotray club Ahmedabad North
Eye Screening camp 2019-2020 165 Conta care eye hospital law garden, Ahmedabad
Angles of Life 2019-2020 108 Dr. Balajied Nongrum, RZIM Life focus society
Healthy Mind and Healthy You 2019-2020 184 Sakshi Rana, Mood Café, Phone: 7990711571, Email: contact@moodcafe.in
Healthy Mind and Healthy You 2019-2021 185 Sakshi Rana, Mood Café, Phone: 7990711571, Email: contact@moodcafe.in
Awareness on Bone Marrow transplant 2019-2020 194 Dr. Steffi Mac, English Department, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
Fr. Dr. Lawrence-Counseling Techniques 2019-2020 54 Fr. Lawrence, (Premal-Jyoti), Phone: 9426417065
O Womaniya, Her Health Matters 2019-2020 19 Dr. Sangita Baxi, HCG and Jivraj Hospital, Ahmedabad
tropometric Assessment 2019-2020 38 Department of Biochemistry Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
MAZE 2019-2020 86 Department of Biochemistry Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
Mental Health Exhibition Field Trip 2019-2020 53 Dr. Sharon Writer (Head of Department-Psychology), LD Arts College, Gujarat University, Phone: 07966614885
Field Trip to Vadilal Production Plant 2019-2020 89 Girishbhai Patel, Vadilal Production Plant, Phone:7622022882, 9824645552
St. Xavier’s College recognizes and comprehends the expediency of various trends in technology in their respective subjects. There is no escaping the fact that to succeed in today’s times, all students have to be technology savvy. In order to generate awareness among the students, which would result in increased opportunities in the work field for them, we at St Xaviers, organize various activities, wherein students are brought together and exchange of knowledge through seminars, talk, guest lectures and field visit are conducted. Students ideas are given immense importance’s and with understanding and knowledge of the Professors various program with respect of trends are arranged. Seminars/workshops/fests have been organized regularly by departments.
Name of the capability enhancement program Year Number of students enrolled Name of the agencies/consultants involved with contact details (if any)
AWARENESS OF TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY 2015-2020
Daimond Jubilee Popular Series 2015-2016 53 Dr. Riddhi Shah
Daimond Jubilee Popular Series 2015-2016 53 Dr. Dweipayan Goswami
Daimond Jubilee Popular Series 2015-2016 64 Dr. Bhadresh R. Rami
Daimond Jubilee Popular Series 2015-2016 53 Dr Priti Desai
Daimond Jubilee Popular Series 2015-2016 51 Ms. Shanaya Shah
Daimond Jubilee Popular Series 2015-2016 53 Ms. Aara Patel
Cancer Exhibition visit 2015-2016 55 Gujarat Cancer Research Institute, Vasna, Ahmedabad. Phone: +91-79- 2268 8000 Email:director@gcriindia.org
Software Testing 2015-2016 49 Tops Technologies 905 Samedh Complex, Chimanlal Girdharlal Rd, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad,
Inter Collegiate chemistry quiz competition 2015-2016 137 Dr. Pranav Trivedi, Chemistry department, St. Xavier’s College Ahmedabad
Industrial Visit to Cliantha Research Limited 2015-2016 22 Dr. Ghanshyam Patel, Lead biostatistician (E) gcpatel26@gmail.com
Drawing competition and quiz competition for environmental/chemistry awareness) 2016-2017 38 Dr. Divya Gangal, Chemistry department, St. Xavier’s College Ahmedabad
Expert lecture on surface treatment of polymers with Plasma 2016-2017 110 Ms. Purvi Kikani Dave, FCIPT
Advancement in instrumentation 2016-2017 84 Mr. Bahusaheb Saswade
Certificate course on Data at Scale 2017-2018 17 Fr. Dr. Dr. Thomas Schwarz, SJ Associate Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA)
Certificate course on Introduction to Data Science 2017-2018 15 Fr. Dr. Dr. Thomas Schwarz, SJ Associate Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA)
Python for Data Science 2017-2018 20 Dr. Thomas Schwarz, Sj, Marquette University
Guest lecture : Chess board problems and other mathematical puzzles and games 2017-2018 79 Mr. Shivam Patel
Guest lecture : Chalo Jodiye Banayi 2017-2018 81 Prof. N. N. Roghelia
National Symposium: Herbal therapeutics: Biochemical and Biotechnological Intervention 2017-2018 268 Department of Biochemistry Biotechnology
Cyber Security 2017-2018 90 Mr. Viral Parmar
Students visit to industry to Zydus 2017-2018 30 Zydus Hospira
Field Trip to Mundra Port 2017-2018 76 Mundra Port, Adani Foundation contact: 079-25555107 Email: udaan@adanifoundation.com
Summer programme with Harrsiburg University 2017-2018 3 Department of Biochemistry Biotechnology
Workshop on Innovative candle-making 2017-2018 70 Dr. Divya Gangal and Prof. Disha Khetani, Chemistry department
Certificate course on Data at Scale 2018-2019 18 Fr. Dr. Dr. Thomas Schwarz, SJ Associate Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA)
Certificate course on Introduction to Data Science 2018-2019 27 Fr. Dr. Dr. Thomas Schwarz, SJ Associate Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA)
B HeliX: Sustained Odour Responses in Drosophila Keyon cells and their role in associative learning 2018-2019 97 Dr Mehrab Modi
Hands-on training for microwave synthesizer 2018-2019 50 Dr. Alexander Stadler, Anton Paar Limited
B HeliX: The direct reprogramming of stem cells to address the root cause of type 1 Diabetes Mellitus 2018-2019 84 Mr Rigveda Bhave
B HeliX: Cell wars 2018-2019 123 Dr Jyasi Desai
B HeliX: Customised light sheet microscpoy for developmental biology and cancer research 2018-2019 93 Dr Gopi Shah
B HeliX: Forming the body axes: A synthetic approach 2018-2019 93 Dr Vikas Trivedi
Talk and Live Demostration on Augmentated Reality 2018-2019 30 Digimation Technologies Pvt. Ltd. 201-203,Surbhi Complex,Opp-Muncipal Market C.G.Road,Ahmedabad (M)+91-7600098434
Guest lecture : Complex Analysis – Overview and Applications 2018-2019 82 Dr. Renu Tuli
International Conference: Present Day Biology: A Bastion for social and sustainable development 2018-2019 168 Department of Biochemistry Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
B HeliX: An Introduction to Drug Discovery-Concept and Technologies 2019-2020 139 Dr Vishal Unadkat
B HeliX: Patenting 2019-2020 55 Radhi Shah
Xavier’s to ALTRA: my Journey as a Botanist, 2019 2019-2020 75 Dr. Monica Christian,Deputy Technical Director, ALTRA, 96874 04151
Seminar on Conservation of Snake 2019-2020 69 Chirag Patel and Gaurang Vakil, gaurang25@gmail.com
Pythogram 2019-2020 57  Fr. Dr. Dr. Thomas Schwarz SJ, Associate Professor Department of Computer Science, Marquette University, USA
Industrial tour to Nutralike Health Care 2019-2020 32 Nutralike Industry
A Botanist’s Trek from Search to Research: from Xavier’s to Utokyo 2019-2020 69 Dr. Sonali Chauhan,Tokyo University, Japan,
Why and How do we do research? 2019-2020 80 Dr. Sanjeev Gupta, Department of Physics; St. Xavier’s College
Guidance on IOT 2019-2020 124 Mr. Yagnesh Vyas
Students field trip: Waste Water treatment plant, Shubham Inc: Synthesis the Dirst 2019-2020 41 Shubam Inc
Exhibition on Inborn Errors of Metbolism 2019-2020 57 Department of Biochemistry Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
B HeliX: tRNA translocation on a slippery mRNA sequence monitored by smFRET 2019-2020 158 Anoshi Patel
Cyber Security 2019-2020 59 Mr. Pravin Chandulal Valera, Suraksha Setu police
Expert lectures on Medicinal Chemistry & Catalysis 2019-2020 110 Dr. Prof. Sivapriya Kirubakaran Prof. Chandrakumar Appayee
SKYPE-event 2019-2020 160 Dr.Ana Jalniker,Slovenian Researcher
Expert lecture on Implementation of green chemistry for environmental sustainability 2019-2020 40 Dr. Kinjal Shah, Associate Professor,College of Urban Constructions;Nanjing Tech Univ,China
Students visit to Saras Diary 2019-2020 194 Saras Dairy farm
B HeliX: Post transcriptional gene regulation of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 during cardiovascular calcification 2019-2020 57 Dr Tapan Shah
Seminar on Awareness about Technologoy Advancements 2019-2020 134 Dr. Mitesh Dadhania From TLAB
B Helix: Circadian Rhythm and its effect on metabolism 2019-2020 97 Mr Shaunak Deota
Industrial Visit to CADAgro 2019-2020 52 CadAgro
National Seminar: Present Day Biology: Impact of Research at Molecular and Cellular Level 2019-2020 117 Department of Biochemistry Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
Workshop on SPSS 2019-2020 62 Dr. Gaurang Rami, Dr. Kirtan Parmar and Prof. Atman Shah; St. Xavier’s College Ahmedbad
Workshop of Digital Marketing 2019-2020 43 Mr. Kush Bhardwaj -Makeintern and IIM Kazhikode.
Webinar: Drug and Vaccine development for Covid-19 2020-2021 234 Nisarg Patil
Webinar on ISSR 2020-2021 109 Dr Priya Vijayan
Webinar: Covid-19 Repurposed Drugs and upcoming Vaccines 2020-2021 65 Nisarg Patil
Guest lecture : Ramanujan’s Mathematics, Legacy beyond his story 2020-2021 86 Mr. Shivam Patel
B Helix on IPR and Patendtin 2020-2021 69 Dr. Kaushik Joshy