Sun, Sand and Surgery

medical coverOver the years, besides providing an environment conducive to relaxation and fun. Goa as also managed to grow as a centre for health tourism. It has been keeping pace with scientific advancements to meet the needs of international tourists. This Documentary delves deeper into how advanced Goa is in terms of health tourism, highlighting the specialties offered to tourists.
Done by Maryanne De Souza, Alston De sousa, Shraddha Kelkar and Jerusha D’mello


We are proud to be associated with our Media Partners


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.

My Goa, Goa’s only social magazine embodies the true essence of Goa – her people, culture, traditions, folklore, politics, celebrations and issues.With comprehensive coverage of views, stories, features, opinions, interviews and happenings from Goa.
IRIS 2015 is proud to associate with My Goa

We are proud about our association with 92.7 BIG FM is our official Online Partner

IRIS 2015 is proud to associate with In Goa.

Amcho Avaz is a Konkani weekly, in the people’s language.This weekly fills a longstanding demand for a contemporary Konkani newspaper in the roman script with vibrant content ~ news, analysis and features ~ that’s comparable in style and substance to its other regional language contemporaries.
IRIS 2015 is proud to associate with Amcho Avaz.

Documentaries to watch out for IRIS 2015

The Department of Mass Communication & Videography, of St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa will be hosting a two day national event ‘IRIS- 2015 – Students’ Film Festival’ on the 2nd & 3rd March, 2015 at the College Campus.

The festival is an opportunity to showcase students’ films as well as a competitive platform for students to unleash their talent at various on-stage and off-stage events. The various events include trailer making, music video, short film, documentary, ad film, mobile film making, digital storytelling, photography and quiz.

The documentaries of the Third Year students of Mass Communication & Videography will be screened at the festival include Because they said so, Beneath the Surface, Fontes de Goa, Life beyond life, Sun, Sand and surgery and The Poders’ Fading Ponk.

There will be a workshop on Cartooning by Goa’s renowned cartoonist Alexyz. And there will be a talk by Goa’s renowned film critic, Sachin Chatte on ‘Stereotyping in Cinema’

Be there to capture a glimpse of the most awaited national students’ film festival of the year, IRIS 2015.


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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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Masterclass by Sonia Filinto

-Team MCV


The Department of Mass Communication & Videography organised an interactive sessionwith Sonia Filinto, the director of the documentary film ‘Shifting Sands’. This session started with the screening of her movie, ‘Shifting Sands‘. The documentary explores the life of the fishing community in Calangute, a popular tourist village in Goa, India. Film gave a voice to community members – how they perceive themselves, their trade and the constantly changing life around them.

Followed by, there was interactive session where the students asked Filinto questions on different type of documentary styles that she used in her film and pros and cons of documentary filmmaking in general.

The workshop was held on 5th August, 2014.

Entries for “Capturing Panjim during IFFI 2014”

Picture Caption : Enchanting peacocks posing with beauty and pride Name : Skyla janice Pereira Class : FYBA Journalism
Picture Caption : My highlight starts here Name : Maxson De’silva Class : SYBA Journalism
Picture Caption : Illuminating world cinema Name : Melinda Viegas Class : TYBA Mass Communication & Videography

Enigma 2014: The Game Changer

10841209_756337114403335_1267899931_nThe BBA Department of St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa, Goa is organizing an intercollegiate Management event ‘Enigma 2014: The Game Changer’ on the 10th December, 10.00 am onwards at St. Xavier’s College Arc. This event will focus on experiential learning and involve simulations that test students on various competencies like team building, strategic thinking, negotiation skills, analytical skills etc.The event will be attended by all the BBA Colleges across the state. 

Enigma is just one of the creative and pioneering events conducted each year that help build up our students through practical exposure event organizing and management. In line with St. Xavier’s Values of providing opportunity for well rounded growth and development besides holistic management education, our pedagogy and learning methodology in the BBA program is extremely student oriented with ample real life exposure to the corporate sector. The department also focuses on extra-curricular, co curricular activities and perspective building activities like social sensitization in order that our students become valuable citizens of the global community.

For more details about the event contact Event co-ordinator: Nisha Kumar – 9545733216


10387610_750679718320876_5464288642689654554_nAs a part of the Celebration of feast of St. Francis Xavier, the Students’ council organised ‘Annual Socials 2014’. This was a half-a-day programme for the students with amazingmusic and delicious food.
The ‘Annual Socials 2014’ began with the speech of the Principal Dr. Fr. Walter de Sá concluded with “… I declare Socials 2014 open!!!” The theme for the socials this year was “East meets West.”
As a part of the ‘Socials’ tradition, the students have to dance with teachers for the first two dances. And upholding that tradition, the socials 2014 began with that dance with the teachers. Following which the floor was open to the students, with pleasant music that made you sway to the beat of the music.
But well, that wasn’t it, following the slow music there was heart skipping tracks that made you dance like crazy. Gangnam style is one of the tracks that got almost all the students on the dance floor and made them, do the Gangnam step.
Truly a wonderful evening that every Xavierite present there would remember.
Towards the concluding ceremony, The Principal of the College, declared, Mr. Xaviers and Miss Xaviers. Again!! This is yet another tradition that has been happening from quite some time. As Fr. Walter unsealed the envelope with the winners’ name, there was pin drop silence on the floor. Everyone’s eyes were glued to the stage; nervousness was gripping everyone present there. And tearing the silence apart, Fr. Walter said, “And the Miss Xavier 2014 is Shivanee Bhogate  and Mr. Xavier 2014 is Flobert Monteiro” And the entire room at once echoed with the claps of all the students present there. They both crowned with the sash and a crown.
After this, the last set was played and everyone went home with a huge smile on their face.

Feast of Goencho Saib celebrated in the College

The sacred novenas in the honour of St. Francis Xavier came to an end with the feast mass on Tuesday, 2nd December, 2014. The feast of the Patron Saint of the college was celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy in the college seminar hall; a day prior to the main feast.
Students, teaching and non-teaching staff attended this Eucharistic celebration in large numbers to offer their homage to Amcho Goecho Saib.

The college always celebrates the feast, a day prior to the main feast.


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!!