DOXA (Delhi Old Xaverian's Association)
It is often said that 'once a Xaverian always a Xaverian'. The Xaverian identity
is indelible. It is hard to find anyone (both staff and students) leaving the School
campus without shedding a few tears remembering their past association with the
School. Everyone cherishes each golden moment spent in the School. The alumni maintain
their umbilical cord with their Alma Mater through their association called DOXA
(Delhi Old Xaverian's Association). It was known as XOBAD until 1998 when it was
rechristened as DOXA by Fr. P.T. Augustine when the young ladies started graduating
from the school for the first time. Delhi Old Xaverian Association is now gender
inclusive and it is no longer 'XOBAD'!!! (Incidentally the Latin word 'Doxa' means
'glory'- the alumni of Xavier's, Delhi, is a glory not only of this institution,
but of the whole nation). Fr. Richard Extross, S.J. founded XOBAD (Xavier's Old
Boys' Association of Delhi) and was its first moderator. Over the years, the Association
has grown substantially and has a membership close to 10000, spanning across all
batches that have passed out of the school since 1966. Nearly two hundred students
from St. Xavier's School, Delhi, have been joining DOXA's ranks each year. The members
of DOXA make enormous contribution to the human society all over the world. Today,
the family of Delhi Old Xaverian's Association (DOXA) is one of the largest alumni
groups in India.
- Fr. Richard Extross S.J.
- Fr. Jack Beez S.J.
- Fr. M. Padyatty S.J.
- Mr. J. Martin
- Mr. Basil Miranda
- Fr. Thomas Kurikose S.J.
- Fr. T.V. Kunnunkal S.J.
- Fr. Glenn Menezes S.J.
- Fr. Sebastian Assarikudy, S.J.
- Brij Bindal (Batch of 1971)
- Arun Seth (Batch of 1971)
- Manu Gupta (Batch of 1972)
- Gurinder Singh (Batch of 1974)
- Vates Shourie
- Sunil Goel (Batch of 1977)
- Ravi Mathur (Batch of 1970)
Officials of DOXA for the year 2009-13
HALL OF FAME
Moderator: Fr. P.T. Augustine, S.J.
President: Ajay Dewan (Batch of 1976)
23rd December, 2009 was a historic day for St. Xavier's School. On the occasion
of the Golden Jubilee the Delhi Old Xaverian Association organised a special function
in the Millennium Hall to present 'Lifetime Achievement Award' and 'Xaverian Excellence
Award' to the Xaverians whose contributions have been outstanding in the service
of humanity. Honourable Minister of Human Resources Shri. Kapil Sibal, Rector Fr.
P.T. Augustine, Principal Fr. Jose Philip, former principals Fr. Thomas Athazhapadam
and Fr. Thomas Kunnunkal were the chief guests for the program. The following are
the winners of these prestigious awards.
Winners of Lifetime Achievement Award '09
Lt. General Deepak Raj: A Xaverian of 1967 batch Lt. General Deepak Raj is
a recipient of 'SENA MEDAL' for Gallantry of an Exceptional Order from the Union
Govt. of India.
Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja: A Xaverian of 1967 batch and a recipient of the
Vishisht 'Seva Medal' and the 'Ati Vishishit Seva Medal' from the President of India,
Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja was commissioned into the Indian Air Force in 1972 after
his preliminary training at the NDA.
Justice Vikramajit Sen:A Xaverian of 1967 batch of Xavier's, Justice Vikramajit
Sen is the Chief Justice, High Court of Karnataka from December 2011.
Dinesh Dhamija: A Xaverian of 1967 batch, born in Australia as the son of
an Indian Diplomat, Dinesh Dhamija was awarded 'Entrepreneur of the Year' in 2003
in UK for being one of the leading businessmen in Europe.
Rakesh Mehta: A Xaverian of 1968 batch and alumnus of St. Stephen's college,
JNU and London School of Economics and Political Science, Rakesh Mehta is an IAS
officer of 1979 batch. He was appointed the Chief Secretary of Delhi in December
Arun Jaitley: A Xaverian of 1969 batch, Arun Jaitely is a senior BJP leader
and a former Union Minister of India. He, currently the Leader of Opposition, Rajya
Sabha in the Indian Parliament, is a distinguished lawyer and prominent leader of
the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Dr. Ashok Alexander: A Xaverian of 1969 batch and an alumnus of DU as well
as the Indian Institute of Management, Dr. Ashok Alexander is presently the Director
of Avahan, the Global Health Program's HIV prevention initiative in India.
Dr. Shekhar Aggarwal: A Xavier Gold Medal winner of 1969 batch, Dr. Shekhar
Aggarwal is the founder of Sant Paramanand Hospital, Civil Lines, Delhi.
Anirudh C. Uppal:Anirudh Uppal, a Xaverian of 1969 batch and an alumnus of
St. Stephen's college, is an IPS officer of 1976 batch. In 2010 he was appointed
the head of the CRPF in Jammu and Kashmir.
Harish Manwani: A Xaverian of 1969 batch, Harish Manwani is a winner of CNBC
Asia Business Leader of the Year' Award.
Ramu Damodaran:A Xaverian of 1970 batch, Ramu Damodaran is the Deputy Director
for Partnerships and Public Engagement, in the United Nations Department of Public
Information's Outreach Division.
Harsha Vardhana Singh: A Xaverian of 1974 batch, Harsha Vardhana Singh is
the Deputy Director General of World Trade Organization in Geneva.
Alok Verma:A Xaverian of 1974 batch and alumnus of St. Stephen's College,
Alok Kumar Verma, is an IPS officer of 1979 batch. He is the Director General of
Gopal Subramanium: A Xaverian of 1974 batch, Gopal Subramanium is the former
Solicitor General of India. In 2011 he was appointed to represent the Maharashtra
government and the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) as special counsel.
Dr. Arun Sethi: A Xaverian of 1975 batch and an alumnus of Christian Medical
College, Ludhiana, Dr. Arun Sethi is a senior consultant at Indraprastha Apollo
Hospital, New Delhi.
Upamanyu Chatterjee:A Xaverian of 1976 batch and an alumnus of St. Stephen's
College, Delhi University, and an IAS officer of 1983 batch, Mr. Upamanyu Chatterjee
is an Indian author and administrator, notable for his work set in the milieu of
the Indian Administrative Service.
Raghav Behl: A Xaverian of 1979 batch, Raghav Behl is considered to be India's
Rubert Mudroch. He heads TV 18 which is one of India's leading full play media conglomerates.
Ajay Maken:Union Cabinet Minister, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
and a Xaverian of 1982 batch Ajay Maken is the grandson of the great freedom fighter
Late Shri Om Prakash Maken and nephew of Late Shri Lalit Maken.
Winners of Xaverian Excellence Award '09
A Xaverian of 1968 batch, Anil Sarin is the Managing Director of Anant Raj Industries.
A Xaverian of 1969 batch, Amitav Banerjee is the Secretary in the United Nation's
office in U.K.
A Xaverian of 1969 batch, Sunil Malhotra is Enterpreauner, Executive Member and
one of the pioneers of New Delhi Traders' Association.
A Xaverian of 1969 batch Lovleen Singhal is currently pursuing opportunities in
renewable energy technologies.
Major General Philip Campose
A Xaverian of 1970 batch and commissioned as an officer of the 9th Gorkha Rifles
regiment of the Indian Army in Dec 1974, Major General Philip Campose is doing an
important assignment at the Headquarters of the Strategic Forces Command at New
A Xaverian of 1972 batch, Michael Pinto has been recognised for his contributions
in the field of Global Banking.
A Xaverian of 1973 Deepak Dewan is the CMD of Cardio Fitness India Private Limited.
A Xaverian of 1975 batch, Atul Punj is the Chairman of Punj Lloyd.
Ishwar K. Puri
A Xaverain of 1976 batch, Ishwar K. Puri has served as Professor and Department
Head of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) at Virginia Tech since 2004, where
he also directs the Multiphysics Research Group (MuRG).
A Xaverian of 1977 batch, Alex Kuruvilla is a veteran of the Indian media and entertainment
A Xaverian of 1977 batch and an alumnus of St. Stephens's College and the Faculty
of Law, Delhi University, Pinaki Misra is a senior advocate in the Supreme Court
of India and a Member of Parliament from Puri, Orissa.
A Xaverian of 1979 batch and an alumnus of St. Stephen's College, FMS, Delhi and
University of Cambridge, UK, Amit Tandon is the Managing Director, Fitch Ratings,
A Xaverian of 1979 batch, Sudhansu Mittal is a senior political strategist for the
BJP, especially during elections.
A Xaverian of 1979 batch, Ajay Kumar is a seasoned business leader with nearly 25
years of diverse experience working across functions, geographies and industries.
A Xaverian of 1979 batch and alumnus of St. Stephen's College and Delhi School of
Economics, Arvind Mehta is an IAS officer of 1984 batch.
A student of 1977 batch, Arun Khurana was the first Xaverian to play Ranji Trophy
and was a member of the Rest of India XI team.
A Xaverian of 1981 batch and an MBA graduate from the University of Michigan, USA,
Tarun Vij is presently the Country Director of American India Foundation, New Delhi,
A Xaverian of 1981 batch and an alumnus of Bombay University as well as IIT, Delhi,
Sameer Gupta is the Managing Director of Barclays Bank Plc (Dubai).
A Xaverian of 1981 batch, Sunil Gujral is a Technology professional.
A Xaverian of 1981 batch, Amit Goel is the co-owner of the Pioneer. His group also
owns two magazines--Namaskar, an in-flight magazine of Air India and 'Exotica' an
in-room magazine of several leading five star hotel chains.
A 1982 batch of Xavier's and an alumnus of St. Stephen's College, DU, Yakub Mathew
is a Senior Vice President, HSBC and based in New York.
A Xaverian of 1982 batch and alumnus of SRCC and FMS, Delhi University, Jobby has
worked in the Financial Services Industry as well as the Outsourcing Industry.
A Xaverian of 1985 batch, Nikhil Mohan is once in a generation entrepreneur who
pioneered the setting up of India's largest Men's clothing brand- Blackberry's.
An Indian-born, American-based, a Xaverian of 1985 batch, Samir Arora is the founder
of Glam.com, the world's No 1 website for women.
A Xaverian of 1989 batch and an alumnus of College of Business Studies and Faculty
of Law, Delhi University, Niket Kaushik is an IPS officer of 1995 batch.
Sachin Malhotra & Rohit Aggarwalrepresenting 1989 batch were given a
special award in appreciation of their batch's contribution for the success of the
Golden Jubilee celebrations.