The Honours Programme has been in existence for more than 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, the Honours Certificates has started being awarded along with the consolidated mark sheets during the Graduation Ceremonies over three days and this practice will be sustained.
The following are the list of Departments that are involved in the Honours Programme: Botany, Chemistry, Life Science And Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physics, Biotechnology, Zoology, AIHCA, English, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, Mass Media, Managaement Studies, Information Techonology, Heras Institute, Vocational Studies, Caius Research Lab, Statistics.

The Honours Programme since 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)  Bio-Sciences Hub [Botany, Life Science, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Caius Research Lab and Zoology]

                    ii) Physical – Sciences Hub [Information Technology, Chemistry, Physics and Statistics]

                 iii) Lingua-Humanities Hub [ English, Economics, Sociology & Anthropology, Hindi, AIHCA, Statistics, Psychology, Commerce, Mass Media, Management Studies and Vocational – Tourism]


A  FY / SY  student will REGISTER in a hub of his / her choice. The formality is completed by filling a Registration form available at the Xavier's Development Programme (XDP) Office and submitting the same at XDP post payment of the Registration fee of Rs. 700/-  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 and Honours Notice Board 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 Certification after 3 successive years of registration and completion of – 5 credits from one Hub AND 2 ‘transfer’ credits from any other Hub or other institutes [ Heras, IMG, etc. ]

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

The eligibility to continue with the programme is 75% attendance and a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 7.0/10.0 in the chosen subject. 

ATKT in any subject and TNG status disqualifies a student from continuation with the  Programme.