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ADMISSION OPEN 2016 – B.A. in Journalism at St. Xavier’s College

Applications are invited for the course B.A. in Journalism for the Academic year 2016-17 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 in the second week of June 2016.


Applicants must be Std. XII passed (in any discipline) from any recognized Board of Education.

Students seeking admission will be selected on merit, entrance test and personal interview conducted by the Department of Journalism on the day of admission. Students will be tested on creativity, interest in the varied fields of media like news reporting, feature writing, anchoring, photography, Video editing etc.

Click here to download a sample of the entrance test question paper.

*Note: Format of the question paper may change every year. However, the questions will still be related to the field of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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
e-mail us at or

Or call us at +91 9923153713.

You can also write to us at:

Nitin Volvoikar
Department of Journalism
St. Xavier’s College of Arts, Science & Commerce,
Mapusa, Bardez, Goa
403 507


J.B. Bras shares his experience at Radio Indigo

The Department of Journalism undertakes various activities for the nurturing of its students. And each of these activities impact our students in various ways. Our recent visit to the Radio Indigo Station seems to have had an effect on our very own Angolan student J.B. Bras . He narrates his experience:

12Technology is a curse when it’s used for the wrong purpose but it’s a blessing otherwise.

Being a regular listener to the radio, I always wondered how the whole process of producing a radio program works; right from news, music programs and everything else that we hear on radio.

As part of our curriculum at the department of Journalism, St. Xavier’s College, we had a visit to Radio Indigo Station. Here is where most of my queries regarding the functioning of a radio station were answered. I had the chance to learn and witness closely how a Radio Station operates. That was awesome!!!

Most of us think the RJ or news presenter is the most important person in the radio station as they are more prominent. But we don’t realize that there are other professionals and departments, which are sustaining the pillars of the radio station. Professionals from Marketing, Public Relation, IT, Production also play a very important role in a radio station.

During the visit, we were taken to different departments, where we learnt practically the whole process of producing a radio program. Just to add more enthusiasm on my stay at the Radio Indigo Studio, I was given the opportunity to go on air and amazingly witness the creativity of RJ Ayesha Baretto. I also learnt the art of multi- tasking for a radio show.

I was never so fascinated about radio as I am now. After this experience, I feel I should just work for a while in a Radio Station.

Way to go Bras! The sky is a limit for you.

To dwell into the thoughts of Bras, follow his blog Beyond Motivation.

Konkani Wikipedia…in the making

By Venita Gomes (SYBA Journalism)

Goa seems to have found another helping hand in the struggle to revive and preserve the local language Konkani.

Wikipedia, one of the world’s leading online knowledge portals, has taken the initiative to keep Goa’s mother tongue intact. Wikipedia Foundation San Francisco along with Centre of Internet Society (CIS) are funding A2K (Access to Knowledge), a project that aims to create a full-fledged Konkani Wikipedia site in the Devanagri script.

The CIS has been conducting free lectures for any group of people who are interested in spreading information in the Konkani language. CIS and Wikipedia have been targeting Goan colleges to extract a small pool of students who can contribute in the development of Konkani Wikipedia.

Recently this team conducted its workshop at St. Xavier’s College. The students who attended learned how to edit and post Konkani articles on Wikipedia.

Programme director, Mr. Vishnu Vardhan said, “Students have access knowledge and information. If they contribute by writing articles in Konkani for Wikipedia, it will be quiet beneficial and useful. Hence we are collaborating with educational institutes, students, and bloggers of Konkani sites who can contribute articles for Wikipedia.”

Stating the importance of this programme, Mr. Vardhan further added, “What goes online stays online. All the articles on Wikipedia would benefit the coming generation. And Konkani Wikipedia is one medium which will last forever and people would be able to access information anytime. So if many people could contribute to Konkani Wikipedia it will flourish to the fullest.”

There’s no second thought on the importance of this initiative and with the massive growth of the internet, such programmes become more meaningful and necessary.

Prior to his workshop, Wikipedia had conducted a similar programme for the students of Journalism and Mass Communication & Videography in the last academic year. Wikipedia is looking forward to a long term association with St. Xavier’s College and especially the Departments of Journalism and Mass Communication and Videography.

It is such initiatives and industry tie-ups that make the Journalism course at St. Xavier’s College unique among several college across India