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Chitrabani is the social communication centre sponsored by the Kolkata Province of the Society of Jesus. The involvement of the Society of Jesus and of its college (St. Xavier's) in the mass media is indeed the logical extension of a long involvement in education.

The objective of Chitrabani is to spread a mass media culture that helps people to integrate harmoniously the communication media into their cultural lives. Thus, people will benefit from the media while remaining free in front of them, and will eventually become responsible communicators themselves.

Chitrabani produces radio programmes, films, slides, photographs, posters, etc. consonant with the aims mentioned above. The centre conducts research to ensure production of efficient programmes and also to gain a deeper understanding of the action of media in society. Chitrabani imparts training to persons who, through such training, can improve their service to the nation.