St. Xavier’s College, Bombay

A commemorative postage stamp on the 125th Anniversary of the St. Xavier’s College – Autonomous, Mumbai :

1431 St. Xavier's College, Bombay [India Stamp 1994]Issued by India

Issued on Dec 4, 1994

Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a commemorative stamp on the 125th Anniversary of the founding of St. Xavier’s College which has carved for itself a niche in the history of University Education in India.

Design Credits : The Stamp, First Day Cover and Cancellation have been prepared based on the materials supplied by the PrincipalSt. Xavier’s College.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Two Colours

Denomination : 200 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Indigenous Un W/M Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in reels of 47 cms. width

Number of stamps Printed : 1 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik Road

About : 

  • Founded in 1869, the pioneering efforts of the college led to the diversification and growth of education in the University of Bombay. A number of new departments were initiated by the college in microbiology, sociology, geology, psychology and the life sciences. The college has been the nursery of several post-graduate colleges which are now independent, full-fledged institutions such as, the St. Xavier’s Institute of EducationSt. Xavier’s Technical Institute, the Xavier’s Institute of Management etc.
  • Over the years, the college has consistently striven to maintain high standards of education. Realizing the importance of the teaching – learning process, the college emphasizes regular seminars, workshops, field trips, student feedback and updated library services and facilities. In the ambience of the college, which is a veritable microcosm of India, the students interact in a spirit of mutual respect, friendship and cooperation. Today, many of the alumni have distinguished themselves in fields as diverse as education, law, religion, science, journalism, sports, the arts, industry, public administration and medicine, vindicating the inspiring motto of the college: “Provocans ad Volandum”, (Rousing to fly).
  • Text source St. Xavier’s College, Bombay.

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