Professional Media Resources at XIC

Are You Looking For:
  • Specialized Books, Journals, Audiovisual Material Relating To The Media?
  • Video Programmes, Films On Development Issues Specially Produced For You?
  • Professional Sound Recording Facilities?
  • Training Programmes on the Effective Use Of Low-Cost Media?
  • A 100-Seat Air-Conditioned Gerry Rosario Hall with Large Screen Video Projection?
  • An Air-Conditioned Ignatius Board Room?
  • Mc Farland Hall, 120 Seater Air-Conditioned on Hire?

Media Resources Centre

Sound Studio

Video Editing Studio

Facilities For Hire


The Cardinal Gracias Media Resource Centre (CGMRC) has a special collection of books, periodicals and audio-visual material on Media and Social development issues. CGMRC serves a wide category of clientele both internally and externally. Its vast pool of literature and multimedia material in Media Communications persuades you to make the most of the facilities.

As communicators it is right that we not only familiarize ourselves with the various media at our disposal, but that we also keep abreast with the contemporary happenings that use the media.

Our Mission

  • To become the best Media Library in the country.
  • To play an integral part in XIC's academic programmes.
  • To satisfy the specialized needs of the media students, researchers and professionals.
  • To develop skills of creativity and critical appreciation of the media.
  • To foster the habits of methodical research.


The Cardinal Gracias Media Resource Centre (CGMRC), formerly the Media Resource Centre had its origin as the Media Library in 1971. Beginning with an admirable collection of 600 book titles specializing in the media, it grew to become the city's best media library with resources extending into audio visuals and documentations, warranting a change of name.

In 1991 its collection boasted of over 6000 book titles, 1000 audio visual titles and a documentation centre referred to by its users making it the city's best Media Resource Centre.

With the seed money from a generous donor, the library originally on the second floor has been expanded into its new "avatar": Cardinal Gracias Media Resource Centre. Situated on the ground floor of the XIC building this new space keeps records in print, audio-visuals and electronic forms and will service not just XIC students but college under-grad BMM students as well.


Monday to Friday 10.00 am. To 6.15 pm
Saturday 2.00 pm. to 5.00 pm.

CGMRC - Collection

A collection of over 14000 specialised books in the Media stack the shelves, while 19 Newspapers, 33 Periodicals (Magazines and Media related Journals) and over 2700 videos adorn other shelves. CGMRC hosts a range of media and Communication related documents available in various formats.

Subjects covered in the collection

Mass Media:
Journalism , Advertising, Public Relations, Media Production Skills, Photography, Radio, Film, Television, Sound, Video, Animation, Graphics, Cartooning, Broadcasting.

Creative writing Skills:
Script writing, Copy writing, Reporting, Reviews, Features.

Development studies:
Human Rights, Women, Environment, Population, Health, Corruption.

Highlights of the Special Collection and Documentation
Journals, Research Papers, Bibliographies, Extensive Newspaper clippings organized date wise, gleaned from select foreign and Indian dailies are the major resources for the students. Besides Handbooks, Dictionaries, and Encyclopedias.

Audio-visual material in audio and video formats are available for in-class use or borrowing. Over thousand videos on short films, documentaries and features and several audio programmes inculcating music appreciation and language teaching techniques form a part of the library.

CGMRC - The Audiovisual Wing

The collection comprises Over 2700 Audio-Visuals (Dvd, Vcd). The library maintains a fair collection of both educational (documentaries, training videos, students’ projects) as well as entertaining (feature films) audio-visuals on Advertising, Communication, Language, Health, History, Management, Science, Environment, Photography and Multimedia.

These audio-visuals are available for Institutional screening. Students can also borrow these audio-visuals. (Only Reference Videos can’t be borrowed.)

Books - New Arrivals

Abolishing the death penalty by Gandhi, Gopalkrishna

Avid Editing: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users by Sam Kauffmann

Butcher's copy-editing :The Cambridge handbook for editors, copy-editors and proofreaders by Butcher, Judith

Communications Writing and Design: The Integrated Manual for Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations by John DiMarco

Conservatism: Ideas in Profile by Roger Scruton

Critical Understanding Of Social Communication (Book 2) : Communication For Pastrol Leadership by Pen, Robert

Data and Goliath – The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World by Bruce Schneier

Digital and Social Media Marketing: A Results-Driven Approach by Aleksej Heinze

Dissenting Diagnosis :Voices Of Conscience from the medical Profession by Gadre, Arun

Electronic Media: Then, Now, and Later by Norman J. Medoff

Elmet by Fiona Mozley

Gender,Livelihood and Enviornment :How Women Manage Resources by Channa, Subhadra

Homo Deus :A brief History Of Tomorrow by Harari, Yuval Noah

How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything :Tales From the Pentagon by Brooks, Rosa

In the Bonesetter's Waiting Room :Travels Through Indian Medicine by Prasad,Aarathi

India's Long Road : The Search For Prosperity by Joshi, Vijay

Learning how to fly :Life Lessons for the Youth by Kalam, A.P.J. Abdul

Marketology : How People Shape Markets and they Shape Us by Fisman, Ray

Media, Culture and Society: An Introduction by Paul Hodkinson

Olympus :An Indian Retelling Of Greek Myths by Pattanaik, Devdutt

Pre-Suasion: a revolutionary way to influence and persuade by Cialdini, Robert

Reporting Pakistan by Menon Meena

Rethink :The surprising history of new ideas by Poole, Steven

Saint Teresa of Calcutta: A Celebration of Her Life & Legacy by Raghu Rai

Service Design For Business :A Practical Guide To Optimizing the Customer Experiance by Reason, Ben

Sleepwalking To Surrender :Dealing with Terrorism In Pakistan by Ahmed, Khaled

The Basics of Media Writing: A Strategic Approach by Scott A. Kuehn

The Defining Decade :Why Your Twenties Matter And How to make the most of them now by Jay, Meg

The Ethics Of Emerging Media :Information, Social Norms, and New Media Technology by Drushel, Bruce (Ed.)

The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad by Khanna, Twinkle

The Price Of Prosperity :Why Rich Nations fail and How to Renew Them by Buchholz, Todd G

The Talent Sutra :An Indian Approach to Learning by Pattanaik, Devdutt

The Water Kingdom :A secret history of China by Ball, Philip

Theological Perspectives in Social Communication by Plathottam, George

Through the Eyes of a Cinematographer: A Biography of Soumendu Roy by Sanyal Devapriya 

Unleashing Demons: The Inside Story of Brexit by Craig Oliver

What after Money and Fame: Conversations with India’s Rich, Famous and Powerful by Golani, Sonia

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Women in India :The problem of missing girl child by Anand, Nishant

Writing and Editing for Digital Media by Brian Carroll

Audio Visuals - New Arrivals

Aligarh- Hansal Mehta

Boyhood - Richard Linklater

Court-Chaitnya Tamhane

Dallas Buyers Club -Jean-Marc Vallee

Killa- Avinash Arun

Masaan- Neeraj Ghaywan

Neeraja- Ram Madhvani

Room- Lenny Abrahamson

Sultan-Ali Abbas Zafar

The Pianist- Roman Polanski

Udta Panjab - Abhishek Chaubey

Waiting- Anu Menon

Wake Up Sid- Ayan Mukerji


The Agony Of Ganges -Lima Peru

China Inside -Jonathan Lewis

The 11th Hour -Warner Bros

"For Professional Sound Quality - visit the XIC Sound Studio"

32 Track Sound Studio

The Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC) is more than just a teaching institution. It has a well-rounded approach to media communication that involves more facilities than just classrooms. Inaugurated on November 22, 2005, the Sound Studio is now located at the XIC Campus, St. Xavier’s High School, Dhobi Talao, the extended wing of the XIC premises.

The Sound Studio designed to perfection, is situated on the first floor of this historical building. The exquisitely designed antique wooden doors and columns add classiness to the décor, transmitting a sophisticated look to the fully furnished, clean, quiet and spacious air-conditioned studio.

An added advantage - it is centrally situated and easily accessible.

Studio Facilities available

Pro tools on an ‘Apple Mac’. Recording, dubbing and digital editing facilities for songs, films, ad-jingles and computer animation assignments. Ideal for music composers, singers and dubbing artists. Additional Post-production facilities are also available.

So if you are “Looking for something sound? drop in at the studio and check it out personally”.

For further information, phone Arvind Bait, Sound Recordist on Tel: 22696695 / 96.

"Make video memories effortlessly - Use the XIC Editing Studio"

Technology has revolutionized the media industry and the Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC) has kept pace with these developments.

A Video Editing Studio, covering an area of 200 sq. ft, is available for Video Recording and Editing at the XIC - St. Xavier’s High School campus, an extended wing of the XIC premises.

With so many camcorders out there and with virtually every digital camera being able to record movies, let alone old video tapes we have laying around, video editing is becoming a must.

The Editing system available is the Final Cut Pro - Version 7. It can give you the ability to edit scenes and clips to make the kind of professional looking-movies that would have been impossible a few years ago.

The Editing Studio is already being used by XIC students for their film projects; it is open to you too!
The studio is inexpensive:

Use our Editing Studio, you can have good footage in hand, capture, edit and produce your video film like a pro.

For further information, phone Pradeep Dhopte, Video Editor on Tel: 22696695 / 96. or better still, drop in and check it out personally.

"Planning a conference? Why not hold it at XIC!"

Most people know that the Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC), is a professional media centre which offers a variety of services in training and production. What most people do not know is that the XIC also has facilities to offer in terms of hire of space, which you may be interested in, at a price you can afford.

So, if you are planning a conference, an official meeting, a presentation, or a screening - XIC is where you could come to. We can offer you clean, quiet and spacious air-conditioned facilities with a variety of projection facilities.

An added advantage is that XIC is centrally situated and easily accessible.

Available for Hire

School Campus
College Campus
Satyajit Ray Studio & its Equipment
Charles CORREA Hall
McFarland Hall
Hall charges with A/C
Mother Teresa Hall
Gerry Rosario Hall
Hall charges
Studio charges for production
Video Editing & Sound Recording Studio
JANE SWAMY Lecture Room
Video Editing charges
R. K. LAXMAN Lecture Theatre
Rabindranath Tagore Lecture Hall

Also available at additional charges

  • Satyajit Ray Studio
    • Studio Production Unit A/C
    • Camera / lights / backdrop
  • L.C.D. Projector
  • Large Screen
  • Video Screenings facilities
  • P.A. System
  • Computer Links
  • Room Attendant

A service tax as applicable is added to all billings.

For further information, phone or better still, drop in and check it out personally.
Contact Person: Mr. Mario Fernandes, Administrator
Tel: +91 22 2262 1366 / 2262 1639