St. Xavier's University mulls setting up sports management academy
Kolkata: St. Xavier's University is planning to set up a Sports Management Academy for various academic courses on sports and also some short term training programmes in this field.
University authorities will soon write a letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urging her to allot a piece of land, measuring around 10 acres near the second campus of the university in New Town.
Father Felix Raj, Vice-Chancellor of St Xavier's University said: "We have a plan to set up a sports management academy in the city for which we would soon write to the Chief Minister requesting her for a piece of land. It would require a 10-acre of land for constructing a full-fledged sports management academy."
Stressing the need of a sports management academy, he said proposed academy would offer various undergraduate and post-graduate courses on sports management. It would also impart training on physical education. This is a unique initiative taken by the premier institution.
This is probably for the first time that a private institution is coming up with an idea of constructing a sports management academy. It may be mentioned that the State government had allotted a plot of 17-acre in New Town where the second campus of the university has come up.
St Xavier's University will start MBA course at the Xavier Business School (XBS) under the university on its New Town campus from August this year. It has already obtained approval from All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).
It will be a full time residential course, offering specialisations in Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and Systems & Operations.
The permission has been given for two sections with sixty students each. The state-of-the-art, smart and air-conditioned class rooms and amphitheaters are ready. The process of enrolment for the candidates has already begun.
The institution is also going to start five new undergraduate courses including Bachelor of Management Studies, BA (Hons) in English, BA (Hons) in Mass communication, BA (Hons) in Economics, BCom Hons. The post-graduate degree courses which will be introduced this year are MCom, MA in Mass Communication, MA in English, MA in Economics, Master of Social Work and MBA.
There is also a plan to set up a community college where six month certificate courses and one year diploma programmes will be run in the vocations. As a part of 'Vision 2025 of St Xavier's University,' a law school will also be set up on New Town campus.