Easter 2017

Christians all over the world celebrate Easter on 16 April, which marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

On Good Friday, Christians commemorate the sufferings, crucifixion and the death of Jesus Christ. It is a day of prayer and fasting, and many keep vigil in chapels and Churches, waiting for the day of Jesus' Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Easter is the celebration of victory over death, a celebration of new life. It symbolizes the ultimate victory of good over evil.

The gift of the Risen Christ is Peace. He said to his apostles and disciples, "Peace be with you and share this peace with one another".

I take this opportunity to wish you all - Staff, students, parents, alumni/ae, benefactors, friends and well-wishers of St. Xavier's, A Very Happy and Peace-filled Easter. May the Risen Christ bless all of you and your families.

Father Principal


The candidates aspiring to take admissions to St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata are hereby notified that St. Xavier's College will accept all types of fees and charges (including Application, Admission etc.) in CASHLESS mode only.

Hence the candidates must have Debit/Credit Card facilities with Online Banking activated on the card. Further, the Debit/Credit Card must have sufficient transaction limit in accordance with the amount to be paid.

It is also notified that the transaction charges, over and above the fees, are to be borne by the candidates.

Forthcoming Events

Apr 28 : Blessing and Inauguration of the Jesuit Residence at Rajarhat

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Radical Prayer

" Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Remain always in peace."
For what does it profit a person,
If he/she gains the whole world,
And suffer the loss of his/her soul?"
- Jesus Christ


College News

Ode to Expressions

Posted : 02 April 2017


Fr. Principal, in the presence of the Vice Principal, the Deans, the HoD, faculty members and the students of the department, unveiled the English Academy's journal, Ode to Expressions on April 1, 2017. The journal showcases both the creative talent and the literary ability of the students of the College.
The launch of the journal was followed by a seminar. Fr. Principal congratulated Prof. Chandrani Biswas and all the office bearers of the Academy.

Talks on Spirituality in Education

Posted : 02 April 2017


Swami Agnivesh, former professor of St. Xavier's College, a spiritual leader and the Founder-Chairperson of the Bandhu Mukti Morcha (Bonded Labour Liberation Front) visited his college on March 31, 2017. He delivered two talks on "Spirituality in Education": 1) To the B.Ed students at the department of Education at 2.00 pm and 2) To the faculty, students and alumni/ae at 6.00 pm.
He spoke on applied spirituality, how spirituality brings about inter-faith dialogues for peace, human rights and social justice. "We must dialogue not only because the global community is sitting over a likely holocaust, which it is. We must converse, even more importantly, because we are human beings and dialogue is the "milk of our humanness". Read more...

Cinematheque 2017

Posted : 25 Mar 2017


The Xaverian Film Academy of St. Xavier's College organised its annual programme, Cinematheque 2017 on March 24, 2017. Fr. Principal inaugurated the festival and recalled the enormous contributions St. Xavier's College has made to the field of media, citing the examples of the Chitrabani and the EMMRC. Mr. Kamaleshwar Mukherjee was the Guest of Honour for the occasion.

Workshop on Women Empowerment

Posted : 25 Mar 2017


On 24th of March, 2017, the students of the Art and Photography Club of Department of Education of St. Xavier' College (Autonomous), Kolkata, organised an workshop on 'Women Empowerment' at Indira Gandhi Children Welfare Society (School) along with ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services) and CINI (Child in Need Institute).

The children enthusiastically participated in the workshop which focussed on the refinement of Behavioural Skills of the children, Cooperative Learning, Cognitive Development, and Multi-cultural Awareness along with their ability to build up a community relationship. This was followed by a cultural programme by the students of the Department of Education on 'Women Empowerment'.

Loyola and St. Xavier's among top 10 Colleges in India

Posted : 10 Apr 2017


Loyola College, Chennai and St. Xavier's College, Kolkata are the two Jesuit Colleges, which feature among the first 10 Colleges in the country ranked by the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF), MHRD, Government of India. Read more...

Fr. Verstraeten Central Library:
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Dear Staff and Students,
You can now search, download and use the library resources 24x7 from the comfort of your home using keywords, authors or titles across St. Xavier's College library database of 145,000+ subscribed e-Books; 8,800+ full text Journals and Magazines; 13,600+ indexed and abstracted journals; 7,700+ peer reviewed Journals that contain millions of articles from national and international peer reviewed Journals, theses, audio/video etc. You can also find out the availability status of a particular book in the Central library from the Library Catalogue of around 66,000+ books.  How to access this facility? Know more...

Why Xavier's

St. Xavier's College is a 157 years old institution with rich heritage and long tradition.

As a Jesuit Higher Educational Institution, it aims to form men and women for others, with fundamental human and spiritual values.

The tiny seed has grown into a mighty tree from 83 students in 1860 to 7,853 students in January 2016.

The College functions in three shifts : morning, day and evening, offering UG and PG courses in Humanities, Science, Education, Commerce and Business Administration.

The College also offers various career oriented certificate and diploma courses to college students as well as others.

The College motto "Nihil Ultra" means Nothing Beyond, a motto, significant and suggestive of a noble ideal, of an unconquerable hope, that should urge the Xavierian always to aim high.

The spirit of Xavier's is Majis greater service to greater number of people for the greater glory of God (AMDG)..

St. Francis Xavier
Patron of the College


Fr Felix Raj - Principal A CALL TO XAVERIANS
Dear Xaverians,
St. Xavier's, as you know it well is a Jesuit institution with one history but many stories, one fire with many sparks; it forms men and women for others, who display competence, commitment, conscience and compassion.  More..


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The Saint Xavier's University campus at Rajarhat is taking shape. We plan to start B.Com, BBA, M.Com, M.A. (English) and MSW courses in July 2017. Inauguration of the academic session will be held in the first week of July. SXC looks forward to your cooperation and support.

Father General's Address at Vidyajoti College, Delhi

Father General Arturo Sosa has urged Jesuits serving in higher education to draw on networking as a way of becoming more effective in their ministries. Here is the text of his speech to the Vidyajoti Theology Faculty in Delhi, on February 18, 2017:

This is my first visit to India. In addition, it is the first time I address a Theology Faculty in my capacity as Chancellor. View pdf...