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PTI kolkata
Updated: 16-01-2019 18:38 IST

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.