St. Xavier's College gets new Principal and Vice-Principal
Rev. Dr. Dominic Savio, S.J. takes over as the
Principal of St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata from Wednesday, 1st November.
He succeeds Rev. Dr. J. Felix Raj, S.J., who has taken over as the vice-chancellor of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata.
Fr. Dominic was appointed the Vice-Principal of the departments of Commerce (morning section) and Business Administration on 1st February 2009.
He was appointed the Rector of St. Xavier's, Kolkata on 2nd December 2013. He will continue to serve as the Rector along with his new responsibility as the principal.
Further, Rev. Dr. S. Xavier, S.J. has taken over as the Vice-Principal of the department of Commerce (morning section) from the same date.
MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD AWARD
Rev. Father Dominic Savio, S.J., Principal, has been awarded with MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD AWARD by the West Bengal Board of Madrasah
Education & Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal.
Father dedicated the award to the STUDENT COMMUNITY.
FOUNDATION COURSE (SEM 2)
'PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT AND SOFT SKILLS'
An orientation course relating to the foundation course for Semester 2 will be held on Monday, 18th December, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Room 15.
Posted : 12 December 2017
St. Xavier's College, 30 Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata -700 016, invites applications with complete Bio-data & relevant documents for the following College Created post: ( No of Vacancy - 1 )
Assistant Professor in Economics [ for Department of Commerce ( Evening )]
Minimum Qualification required M.Sc. in Economics with minimum 55% marks, NET or SET qualified. ( Competence in co-curricular activities may be preferred ).
Qualifying age limit is 37 ( Thirty Seven) as on 01-01-2017 relaxable upto 5 years for SC/ST/ PhD and 3 years for OBC category candidates.
Applications along with a DD for Rs. 500/- in favour of Principal, St. Xavier's College to reach latest by 20th December, 2017
Faculty Improvement Programme
Posted : 12 December 2017
SEMINAR ON ENTERPRISE DIGITIZATION AND CYBER SECURITY
: 21 Dec 2017
Faculty members who are interested to attend the seminar are advised to register with Prof. S. Agarwal, HOD, Computer Science Department latest by 19th December, 2017.
Upcoming Activities of Dept. of International Studies And Programmes
Posted : 04 September 2017
16 Students and 1 Faculty member from
Macquarie University, Australia will
visit St. Xavier's College
9 students will visit College of St.
Benedict/ St. John's University, Minnesota,
12 Students and 1 Faculty member from
Fordham University, New York, USA will
visit St. Xavier's College
15 Students and 2 Faculty members from
State University of New York at Oswego, USAView Details...
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Dr. SUPRIYO PATRA of Department of Business Administration/BMS of
St. Xavier's College (Autonomous) Kolkata received the Prestigious IRDP Award for remarkable achievements in Teaching Research and Publications.
IRDP selected 50 Professionals from all over the World for the Prestigious IRDP Award categories.
This selection is made from 4,002,81 profiles and the award is for the remarkable achievements in Teaching, Research and Publications.
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.
ST. XAVIER'S UNIVERSITY
Inauguration of Kolkata Campus and Commencement of First Academic Session
The inauguration ceremony of St. Xavier's University Kolkata took place on 7th July 2017.
The momentous occasion was graced by the Hon'ble Chief Minister Ms.Mamata Banerjee, Hon'ble Education Minister Dr. Partha Chatterjee, Mr.Lakshmi Niwas Mittal, the Chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, Mrs.Usha Mittal, Hon'ble Chancellor Father Jeyaraj Veluswamy, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor Father Felix Raj, Hon'ble Rector Fr. Dominic Savio and several other dignitaries.
Mr. Mittal articulated his experiences as a student of St. Xavier's College and the lesson of decision making he learnt from his Alma Mater. He has since secured emotional and moral assurance on numerous occasions of his business career from the values St. Xavier's inculcated in him.
The Chief Minister congratulated the Jesuits for setting up yet another seat of higher learning of strong ethical and aesthetic virtues, she highlighted the contributions of St. Xavier's towards the academic, cultural and social endorsements of West Bengal. She expressed her firm belief that like Harvard and Oxford, St. Xavier's University Kolkata will soon be of global significance, thriving on the principles of faith and wisdom.
The Chancellor, Father Jeyaraj Veluswamy called the inauguration a function of divine sanction as he christened the audience with the realisation of the Ignatian charism and reminded all about the precious responsibility of service to a greater number of students for the greater glory of God.
Codes of custom and cultural practices are propagated by the educations of St. Xavier's and Father Chancellor thanked all the men and women who have contributed to the making of this historical moment of the birth of St. Xavier's University Kolkata.
Father Felix Raj, the first VC of St. Xavier's University Kolkata expressed his gratitude to Mr. Mittal, Ms.Mamata Banerjee, Dr.Partha Chatterjee, the Government of West Bengal and all the stake holders of St. Xavier's for their unstinted support and cooperation. He ordained the students, let St. Xavier's be the DNA, the genetic code that students have reached out to the world with.
Father VC pledged reciprocal exchanges of service and patronage, loyalty towards academic and social relationships and invoked the Grace of the Lord who presides over the good and glory of the human race.
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
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
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
The spirit of Xavier's is Majis greater service to greater
number of people for the greater glory of God (AMDG)..
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 has taken shape.
We have start B.Com, B.M.S., M.Com, M.A. (English) and MSW courses from July 10, 2017.
Inauguration of the academic session was held on July 7 at 1.00 pm. SXU 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.