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.
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
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.
" 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
St. Xavier's College, Kolkata NCC Unit is organizing 'Khel' - 2nd Intra Battalion sports meet on
19th March, 2017 at 8:30 AM on the college grounds. A horse show will be presented by SXC NCC cadets.
The programme will be inaugurated by the Principal Rev Fr John Felix Raj and will be graced by the presence of Commodore AK Aukta, NM, Group Commander Kol C Group NCC and
Col DN Bagchi, Commanding Officer, 20 Bengal BN NCC.
All are welcome.
An Online Course in Script-writing
Posted : 14 Jan 2017
"PENNING FOR FRAMES": An online course in script writing offered by MHRD, designed by St. Xavier's College - Educational Multimedia Research Centre (SXC-EMMRC), Kolkata, will be certified by St. Xavier's College, Kolkata.
It is an opportunity for all students to hone their script writing skills.
Course on Science and Religion (ENGR 343)
Posted : 19 Dec 2016 Course on Science and Religion (ENGR 343)
(International Exchange Program Initiative with Santa Clara University, California, USA)
For Faculty Members involved in teaching Foundational Courses
SXC Women's Basketball team for its victory in the State Basketball Championship.
SXC Women's Regatta team for winning Gold in inter-College Rowing Competitions.
SXC Men's Team for winning a Gold and a Silver in two events of Rowing.
National Level Exchange Programme of the Department of Education
As a part of the National Level Exchange Programme of Education department of St Xavier's College.
A MOU has been signed with Macquarie University, Sydney
A MOU has been signed on 18th November, 2016 with Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
Solar Plant Inauguration
A Solar Power Plant with 46 KW installed
capacity was inaugurated at St. Xavier's
College, 30 Mother Teresa Sarani (Park Street),
Kolkata on 23 December 2015, Wednesday at 11.30
am at the Rooftop of the New B. Ed and Library
(old Hostel) Building.
Successfully completed the 220 meters long and 6 feet wide road
The NSS group successfully completed the 220 meters long and 6 feet wide road at the Raghabpur campus which was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Felix Raj, SJ, Principal along with Fr. Johnson Padiyara, SJ, Academic Coordinator of Raghabpur campus and the Panchayat Pradhan on 30th October 2015.
Father Principal addresses at MCC
Father Felix Raj addressed the MCC Chamber of Commerce and Industry on "SXC Vision 2020" on October 28, 2015 at 4.00 pm followed by an interactive session. The session was well attended by industrialists, business leaders, SXC alumni and media.
Father thanks the MCC for having offered a platform to showcase the SXC Vision 2020.
JHEASA annual meeting
Principals of Jesuits Colleges and Conveners of Jesuit Province Higher Education Commissions in South Asiamet at Xavier University Bhubaneswar, October 22-25
for their annual meeting. There were 72 delegates. Fr. Principal, Fr. Dominic Savio and Prof. Swati Sarkar attended the conference from St. Xavier's College.
Prayas continues... St. Xavier's enters Hugalkuria
One more village, Hugalkuria situated in South 24
Parghanas, has become the 10th Village to join the
list of villages adopted under Prayas. On 11th
October about 35 students from St. Lawrence campus
had an orientation visit to Hugalkuria which was
organized by the Department of Social Work and NSS.
The students conducted drawing competitions, games,
quiz etc. for the almost 100 children. St. Lawrence
campus students will be visiting this village from
January 2016 on a regular basis
A new Smart Class Room
A new Smart Class Room was blessed by Fr. Arulappan and inaugurated by Fr. Principal on September 24th, Thursday morning.
The room is in the fourth floor above the main Chapel.
St. Xavier's Kolkata "Reaches the Unreached" in Asansole, West Bengal.
Keeping to its motto "Nihil Ultra, nothing beyond", St. Xavier's college, kolkata took off with a new shoot at Asansole in West Bengal, with the motto "reach the Unreached". This new chapter in the history of higher education in West Bengal took place on the 25th July 2015, in the august presence of the honourable education minister of West Bengal, Mr. Partha Chjatterjee and Minister of labour, Mr. Moloy Ghatak.
L N Mittal inducted into St. Xavier's Board
St. Xavier's College has inducted LN Mittal, the steel magnate and the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaking company into its Governing Body (Board of Governors) with effect from July 2015. Mittal has gladly accepted his alma mater's offer.
"We are indeed happy and privileged to have Mr. Mittal as a member of our Board. We selected him as a Xaverian and an industrialist. I am confident that his close association with Xavier's and his global experience will enrich our institution," Fr. Felix Raj, the Principal said.
A full-sized marble statue of St. Francis Xavier, the patron saint of St. Xavier's College,
was unveiled in the front courtyard of the Park Street institution on Wednesday.
The unveiling marked the 462nd death anniversary of the saint.
St. Xavier's upgraded to CE status
The UGC has upgraded St. Xavier's
College, Kolkata to the status of
"College of Excellence (CE)" w.e.f.
1st April 2014 to 31st March 2019
according to a communication today,
March 24, to Fr. Felix Raj, the
The UGC has also approved the
College's budget for Rs. Two Crores
for a period of five years for
St. Xavier's was a College with
Potential for Excellence (CPE) since
2006. It was also awarded the
autonomous status in 2006.
Fr. Principal thanks the UGC and
congratulates the staff and students
for their achievement.
A Research Milestone For St.
Xavier's College Kolkata
The Central Research Facility, of St.
Xavier's College, Kolkata, was
inaugurated by the Rector, Fr.
Dominic Savio, SJ and the Principal,
Fr. Felix Raj on the 3rd April 2014.
After a short prayer service, Fr.
Principal blessed the newest
addition to this 153-year-old
institution and christened it. The
Fr. Frans Goreaux Central Research
Facility (GCRF), in an attribute to
the great Jesuit Mathematician,
another legend associated with this
St. Xavier's College Restores the 150 years old Observatory
At a time when St. Xavier's College Kolkata is busy expanding its campus, another new addition to the present campus deserves much applause.
On 10th March 2014 the re-commissioned astronomy observatory and a solar observatory were inaugurated by Fr. Felix Raj SJ, principal of the college and were dedicated to the memory of Fr. Eugene Lafont, favourite teacher of Acharya Jadish Chandra Bose.
Fr. Lafont introduced Bose to Science.
St. Xavier's College Opens a Rural Campus in Raghabpur
St. Xavier's College, Kolkata has started a rural campus at Raghabpur, 20km from its Mother Teresa Sarani (City) campus, in Bishnupur constituency of South 24-Parganas, West Bengal
300-seater Boys' Hostel for students
A football field on AJC Bose Road, Kolkata has been turned into a 300-seater boys' hostel for students of St. Xavier's College, Kolkata.
The Father Leeming Boys' Hostel was inaugurated on July 5, Saturday, with Principal Father Felix Raj, SJ performing the ribbon-cutting ceremony along with Calcutta University vice-chancellor Suranjan Das, Fr. Jayaraj Veluswamy SJ, provincial of Calcutta Jesuit Province, and Rector Father Dominic Savio SJ.
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".
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
Fr. Verstraeten Central Library: Single Window
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...
A CALL TO 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.
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.
A Xaverian Journal of Research
A multidisciplinary journal,named Aviskaar:A Xaverian Journal of
Research,is published by the college,with a periodicity of one issue per year.Its first issue was published in
the year 2009.more...
The Xavier's Commerce Society is
proud to announce that it has obtained
an International Serial Number (ISSN
2347 - 6222) for Youthink, the annual
journal of the department of commerce.