The Honours Programme

                                              REGISTRATION CLOSED
                                                                                                                                    - 1st Sept, 2016

The Honours Programme has been in existence for the last thirty years here at Xavier’s. More recently, after Xavier’s got Autonomy many of the courses offered in the Honours Programme moved to mainstream classes. This took the overall academics of the College to a higher level. However, there is always that segment of students who can handle bigger challenges. Hence, the Honours Programme continued to be offered by a few faculty stalwarts. Since keeping the Honours Convocation in August delays our students moving on to the next step in their careers it was thought appropriate to have the Honours Convocation earlier.Thus, for the first time we had the Honours Certificates awarded along with the consolidated mark sheets during the Graduation Ceremonies over 3 days on 16th, 17th and 18th June 2016.
A total of 300 students registered for the Honours Programme for the year 2015-16. Approximately 90 students received their Honours Certificates at the Graduation Ceremonies. The departments offered a variety of activities that included lecture series, workshops, research projects, review of research articles, literature survey, book reviews, Summer School and even Khandala seminars where papers were presented. The objective of involvement in the subject beyond the regular curriculum was definitely met. A big thank you to all the Honours Coordinators from the various Departments, Mr. Joseph Aloysius and Mr. Subhash Kumar for the software work, layouts and printing of certificates. 
The following are the list of Departments that are involved in the Honours Programme: Botany, Chemistry, Life Science And Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physics, Zoology, AIC, English, French, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, BMM, BMS,  BSc IT, Inter-religious Studies, SIP, Heras Institute, Council Of International Programmes.

The Honours Programme this year, 2016-17, is planned differently. The objective kept in mind is to offer our students opportunities to encourage inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary  involvement academically. The major departments have been grouped in 3 ‘HUBS’ as –

                    i) the Bio-Sciences Hub [Botany, Life Science, Microbiology and Zoology]

                    ii) the Physical – Sciences Hub [ B. Sc. IT, B.Voc-Software Development,  Chemistry,    

                         Geology, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics]

                   iii) the Lingua-Humanities Hub [ all the Arts departments, BMM, BMS and B.Voc –  



An  FY students will REGISTER in a hub of his / her choice. The formality is completed by filling a Registration form available in the Treasurer’s Office and submitting the same with a Registration fee of Rs. 500/-  at the Treasurer’s Office.

This registration enables the student to enroll in any activity of any Hub for the current academic year. A maximum of 3 activities is permissible. For the enrollment, students are required to check the website – Honours portal or the department Notice Boards for activities offered by departments, select their activity and enroll by paying the required activity fees to the concerned faculty / department.

A student will qualify for the Honours Certification after 3 successive years of registration and completion of – 5 credit worth activities of a Hub AND 2 ‘transfer’ credit worth of activities of any other Hub or other institutes [ CIP, Cauis Research Lab.,  DIRS, Heras,  IMG, XIC, etc. ]

Information regarding the programme will be displayed on this portal and / or  department Notice Boards.  

The SY and TY students will however, pursue the activities offered by the departments they have chosen to register with. The requirement for the Certificate is 5 credits of a department and 2 transfer credits from a department of another faculty. The eligibility to continue with the programme is 75% attendance and Grade B+ in the chosen subject. ATKT in any subject and TNG status disqualifies a student from continuation with the Honours Programme.