Jadavpur University Vice
Chancellor Prof Suranjan Das Wednesday said he will be happy
to teach students of both St Xavier's College and University
free in future, after his term as the VC comes to an end.
"As my present term (in JU) comes to end in coming
days and I will not be saddled by official responsibilities
any more, I shall be happy to teach in the post-graduate
course (in St Xavier's) in my subject for free," Das said at
the convocation of St Xaviers College here.
Das said he cherished the unique opportunity to be
part of the process, led by Father Felix Raj, who was
presently the Vice-Chancellor of new St Xavier's University,
"which sowed seeds of autonomous status of college."
Das was conferred the Nihil Ultra award at the
"I had closely observed how the college had used
effectively the status of autonomy to attain new mark of
excellence, I compliment them for introducing new courses
initiating academic steps," he said.
Das, who had been the VC of Calcutta University from
2008 to 2015 before taking over reins of JU in July 2015, said
St Xavier's had always produced "democratic and creative
citizens" who can address issues faced by the nation.
He later told reporters the media should not try to
read anything beyond his convocation address and he was proud
the varsity achieved several feats for its academic excellence
in his tenure.
St Xavier's College Principal Dominic Savio said in
his address as per the UGC norms the college introduced Choice
Based Credit System in Arts and Science subjects after
approval on March 22, 2018 while BCom and BMS departments are
already following the CBCS.
He said the college proposed to introduce PG courses
in MA in English, MA in Political Science, M A in Bengali in
the Raghabpur campus and M Ed.