An Orientation Program was organized for the new batch of students of XITE College, from 1st September to 6th September, 2023. Dr. Sanchita Ghosh Chowdhury and Prof. Akinchan Xaxa coordinated the program. The 5 days program was filled with activity and entertainment and was intended to make the students feel at home.
As per tradition, Day 1 commenced with the auspicious ceremony of lighting the lamp followed by an interreligious prayer, coordinated by Dr. Radha Mahali, Faculty, XITE College. This was followed by a warm welcome speech by Dr. (Fr.) Mukti Clarence, S.J., Vice-Principal, XITE College. Thereafter, the Faculty introduced themselves to the students, followed by an interactive and much appreciated session on Mental Health by members of JEEVAN (NGO).
The beginning of Day 2 was marked by a dynamic ice-breaking session by Mr. Anthony Castleton, a prominent motivational speaker, followed by a session on ‘Value Based Thoughts and Actions’ by Prof. Amit Chaturvedi, Faculty XITE College. The students were then given a virtual tour of the college followed by a session on ‘Academic Overview and Advising’ by Dr. Sanchita Ghosh Chowdhury, Faculty XITE.
Day 3 started with an exciting and thoroughly enjoyable session on ‘Effective Communication Skills’ by Prof. Akinchan Xaxa, Faculty XITE College followed by a talk from XITE Alumnus Mr. Akshit Anand, Executive at CIO Tyres. The Day’s program closed with a lively and energetic ‘Zumba’ session conducted by ‘Zin Zumba Community’.
On Day 4, the students were taken for a visit to XLRI Jamshedpur, where they were given a tour of the institute and an opportunity to interact with experts.
Day 5, the concluding day was marked by awareness sessions about different cells and clubs active in the college such as the Internal Complaints Committee, the Anti sexual Harassment Cell, the Institute’s Innnovation Council etc. The program was concluded with a ‘Vote of Thanks’ to formally express gratitude to all participants and facilitators.
The Orientation program was well attended by on all 5 days and enthusiasm remained at its peak throughout the session.