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Gomantak Times is the official newspaper partner for IRIS 2015 – A Students’ National Film Festival. Gomantak Times is a daily newspaper in Panjim covering local news, sports, business, jobs, and community events.

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Social Outreach Programme


The Department of Mass Communication and Videography along with the Department of Journalism organised a Social Outreach Programme where the students and the faculty divided themselves into two different groups: one went to the home for the aged, while the other went to meet the children in the orphanage.

The faculty and the students spent quality time in the “Ark of Hope”, an old age home in ‪‎Candolim‬, with the spirited & enthusiastic 23 ‘young’ ladies on December 20, 2014. Where they sang, danced & brought a smile on the faces of these elderly ladies. Keeping in mind the spirit of Christmas, the students organised a small programme which had carol singing and games organised for the elderly ladies. Indeed, a fruitful day which nobody will forget.

The second group went to Sr. Christobel Trust (Mother Teresa’s Roses) Muddavaddo, Parra on December 24, 2014, where they were all set to light up a smile among the tiny tots. This time spending a couple of hours with these kids was indeed the most beautiful experience for the faculty & students alike.
Here, we learnt an important lesson: True happiness lies in ‘Giving’ not just gifts but more importantly your time.

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December is always the most awaited month for all the Xavierites as this month has several activities lined up for the students. The celebration of this month starts from 2nd December onwards, with the feast of the Patron Saint of our College, St. Francis Xavier which is then followed by Socials, Sports day, Annual day, Plus points, Christmas celebrations and much more!!

St. Xavier’s College has always aimed at working towards the all-round development of every student. And so these activities are organised so that every students in this college gets a chance to put forth their potential before a larger group of people.

So all you Xavierites, this is your chance, get started as a lot of activities are coming your way!!

Photowalk: Capturing Panjim during IFFI 2014

A busy crowded evening, with amazing music and glittering lights, the city of Panjim looked as amazing as it could. And to capture this beautiful sight the Department of Mass Communication and Videography and Journalism organised a photowalk on 29th November, 2014.
The photowalk was especially organised for the students and were accompanied by the teachers of the department. An evening filled with night photography, laughter and lots of selfies. The photowalk aimed at capturing this lovely city of Panjim during IFFI.

Keep watching this space for the photographs..!!

P.S : Students are kindly requested to submit the photographs for “Capturing Panjim during IFFI” along with the caption at the earliest.

Decennial Celebration of MCVBlog Decennial Celebration collage

A glimpse of the Decennial Celebration of the department of Mass Communication & Videography at St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa – Goa

-Alisha Fernandes, TYBA

“We never dreamt of success but we worked for it”

With this motto, the department of Mass Communication & Videography of St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa launched it’s decennial celebration of the department at a glittering function at St. Xavier’s College Seminar Hall. The programme was attended by several media organizations and the esteemed alumni of the department.

The celebration commemorated by the lighting of the traditional lamp by the dignitaries and an invocation song sung by the students of the department. The chief guest for the occasion was International star singer, Remo Fernandes and guest of honour, Dr. Pramod Salgaocar.

The occasion was marked by the launch of the departmental logo which was inaugurated by the hands of the Principal of the college, Dr. (Fr.) Walter de Sa. The logo is the first official logo of the department which has been designed and worked by the third year students of the course, Jerusha D’mello and Craig D’Costa,

Following this, was the release of the state – level winning documentaries by the chief guest, singer, Remo Fernandes. Documentaries done by the students of this course. Also, the celebration witnessed the official departmental blog launched by the guest of honour, Dr. Pramod Salgaocar. This students’ blog aims at providing a platform for the students to exhibit their works like articles, videos, documentaries, photographs etc.

The Orgainising Committee of the Decennial Year Celebrations has drawn an ambitious programme for the Celebrations. These include seminars and workshops.