St. Xavier's University gets vice-chancellor
Posted : 16 Feb 2017
15 Feb 2017: Father Felix Raj, SJ, the principal of St. Xavier's College, Kolkata is the first Vice-Chancellor of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata.
"As Vice-Chancellor, my first task will be to form the Governing Board of the university, which will consist of 36 members,"Felix Raj said, adding that he would take over the reins of the Rajarhat University with "immediate effect".
Father Jeyaraj Veluswamy, SJ, the Chancellor of the University who appointed Fr. Felix Raj as VC, also appointed professor Ashis Mitra as Registrar.
The Governing Board consisting of 36 members including a State Government nominee and a UGC representative, will meet for the first time at the University campus on April 28.
"St. Xavier's College, which gave birth to the University, kept its quality for 157 years and has become the number one college in India with 3.77 CGPA out of 4. The university will emulate that. It will in no way compromise on quality," Fr. Felix Raj told the press.
Firdausul Hasan, honorary secretary, St. Xavier's College Calcutta Alumni Association, said: " The University is the materialization of Father Felix Raj's visionary dreams. We are thankful to him for giving us the chance to play our part in Vision 2020 and do something for our alma mater."