Laurels for Student Directors


Our students Mr. Samuel Pereira and Mr. Prajwal Tari from SYBA Journalism and Mass Communication batch were recognized as Motivation for Goan directors for their film ‘Lakshman Rekha’ at the The Adventure Film Festival Goa organized by Off Trail Adventures on 10th December, 2017 at Maquinez Palace, Entertainment Society of Goa. The festival was held in partnership with the Indian Mountaineering Foundation Film festival and showcased award winning films from that festival.

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MediaScope 4.0- A resounding Success

The fourth edition of MediaScope was organised by the departments of Journalism and Mass Communication of St Xavier’s College, Mapusa got an enduring response from 11 higher secondary schools across Goa. The event was organised on September 15, 2017, to foster a healthy competitive spirit and to provide an exposure to the world of media.

The Chief Guest for the inaugural event was actor and producer Rajesh Pednekar, who commended the organisers for providing youngsters with such an experience. He also urged the youth to make the best use of their time.

Over 165 students participated in competitions such as photography, Rangoli-fusion, News Spoof, MAD ad, News X, Quiz, Amazing race and dance. Although there was only one winner as the dictum dictates, it was a moral victory for all the participants as well as the organisers as the competition received the positive response.

The Chief Guest for the valedictory programme, Cecille Rodrigues, finalist of DID Super Mom, gave away the rolling trophy to the Overall winners of Mediascope 4.0 – Rosary Higher Secondary School, Navelim, and the Runner up trophy to Shri Shantadurga Higher Secondary School, Bicholim.

Here is a glimpse of MediaScope 4.0


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ADMISSION OPEN 2017 – B.A. in Journalism at St. Xavier’s College

Applications are invited for the course B.A. in Journalism for the Academic year 2017-18 at St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa-Goa. The prospectus along with application form are available at the College office. Completed application forms should be submitted in the college office after obtaining Std. XII Marks card. The course will begin from 15th June, 2017.


Applicants must be Std. XII passed (in any discipline) from any recognized Board of Education. Students seeking admission will be selected on merit and personal interview conducted by the Department of Journalism on the day of admission.

The documents required at the time of admission are:

  1. Mark sheet of 12 standard: (Original + 2 attested copies)
  2. Leaving certificate of Higher Secondary School (Original + 1 attested copy)
  3. Three recent passport size photograph
  4. Provisional eligibility, Migration, passing certificate from other Boards outside Goa.

Should you face any problem in obtaining the prospectus or application form, please
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Or call us at +91 9923153713

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National Seminar- New Media: Issues & Impact on Society

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa, Goa,  organized a National Seminar on “New Media: Issues and Impact on Society” on 7th and 8th February, 2017.

Ms. Sevanti Ninan a columnist for The Hindu, the Hindustan and founder-editor of The, a South Asian media watch website was the keynote speaker & Chief Guest for Seminar. The two day seminar had 14 paper presentations of academicians from Chennai, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai and Goa. The seminar also had technical session on New Media activism by Video Volunteers and Online Content Management by Mr. Aaron Pereira, Senior Copy-editor, The Indian Express, New Delhi.

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Decennial year Celebration of Department of Journalism


On the occasion of Decennial year celebration of The Department of Journalism, St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa-Goa, the department organized a national level symposium “Issues & Challenges in Media Today” on 14th December, 2016 at the college seminar Hall.  The Chief guest and Key note speaker at the symposium was Mr. Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director, New Indian Express. Ms. Alka Dhupkar, Assistant Editor, Mumbai Mirror, Mr. Sahil Joshi, Senior Editor, TV Today Network, Mr. Raju Nayak, Editor of Dainik Lokmat, Mr. Pramod Acharya , Editor of Prudent Media, Mr. Derek Almeida,  Editor of The Goan on Everyday, and Mr. Shashwat Gupta Ray, Editor of The Gomantak Times were among the speakers at the symposium.

On the occasion of Decennial year celebration, the department also felicitated the media organization for their valuable support for providing internship for students and organizing field visits. Visiting faculty Mr. Rozario Esteibeiro, PhotoJournalist, Ms, Vaishali Laal, and Ms. Vailarose Fernandes was also felicitated on the occasion.

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Media Tour to Hyderabad- The Re-Visit

Keeping practical education at its fore, the departments of Journalism and Mass Communication continued the practice of having a media tour for a  new batch of enthusiastic third-year students, to the city of pearls- Hyderabad. The tour commenced on the 7th of November and concluded on the 11th of November, giving the group the days to explore innovative media industry in the city.

The students visited a renowned TV channel ‘MAA TV’, which was an interactive and educative visit and gave the students a glimpse into the functioning of a news channel. The students were introduced to the PCR and given a brief about its functioning. A similar exercise was conducted in the graphics room, central apparatus room (car) room, editing room, and smoke room. The students were also introduced to the digital library, which functions as the archives of the channel.

Students also got a chance to explore the largest film city in the world- Ramoji Film City which was built over the span of three years. It sits on a 1,460 acre plot of land and has everything from an airport, railway station, hospital, north and south Indian villages, urban sets, European style sets and much more.  Along with visiting various sets, the students indulged in various activities in the theme park, which made the visit an educative and entertaining one.

Creativity was witnessed at its best at Nutshell Advertising Company, where the students were introduced to the world of advertising. Various creative campaigns the company has worked on, along with the knowledge of softwares used by the company for illustration of the campaigns was introduced to the students.

Pragathi Printing Press was another interesting place to visit, which has won several awards of excellence for the work they do. The students got a glimpse of their work through a catalogue which revealed   best works of the printing press. The various departments and the mechanics that go into the whole process were shown and the guide gave practical examples of printing concepts for easy comprehension.

Along with visiting the various media outlets, the students also visited the 16th century architectural structure ‘Charminar’ and indulged in a sumptuous biryani, which is a dish synonymous to the city. The media tour was a memorable and educative experience, with the students taking home tips and tricks of the industry and also making sweet memories.












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Laws, Acts, Codes and more…

By Tinishya De Souza

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Understanding that knowledge of judicial matters is a ‘must’ for a journalist, the Department of Journalism organized an interactive session for the students with Swati Deshpande, a senior journalist and currently an assistant editor at the Times of India, Mumbai.

Swati, who is passionate about law, has been covering courts for over a decade. She works towards enlightening people about their statutory, legal and fundamental rights.

Swati began the session by highlighting the very basic fact that every journalist requires to have knowledge about what they are writing and their primary goal should be to write accurately. She also said that online journalism is going to be the ‘way of journalism’ in the near future. She went on to explain the difference between public order and law and order as well as the difference in criminal contempt and civil contempt.

The topics she briefly covered were the Indian Penal Code, sedition, the IT act, defamation, contempt of court and the Parliament. She defined each of these topics to the students and shared examples from her experience in her career. Swati concluded by putting forth a few words of advice. She said that journalists should aim at writing accurate stories but must include some perspective while writing each story.

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