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About us

The Xavier’s Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged (XRCVC) is an integral part and department of St. Xavier's College - Autonomous, Mumbai.

The XRCVC was started in 2003 as an effort to ensure an inclusive environment at St. Xavier’s College, one of the most well-known educational institutions in the country, for its students with blindness and low vision. Having created an inclusive set-up for its own students, keeping with the college’s long tradition of creating social impact within the larger community, the XRCVC has today become a national advocacy and support centre for the blind and low-vision across the city and the country.

"St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai is noted for having a nurturing atmosphere for those differentially challenged. With the initiative of Dr. Sam Taraporevala, we have also decided that our visually challenged students should not be on the wrong side of the digital divide and so we offer them the best of technological advances as a resource for development.

We remain committed to giving the best to our students and even exploring possibilities of opening up the facilities to other colleges."

Dr. Fr. Frazer Mascarenhas, SJ
Principal (2003-2015),
St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai