Forthcoming Events

Oct 6 - Nov 1 : Puja Vacation
Nov. 2 : College reopens.
Nov 18 - 20 : Jesuit College Principals' Meeting (Sikkim & West Bengal)
Nov 19 : Alumni/ae Tea Meet

Father Principal wishes all staff, students, parents, friends and well-wishers a happy and joyful Pujas.
May Mother Goddess bless all of us.

Correspondence in any form (e-mail, post, courier etc.) related to admission request and/or query will not be entertained.

The Radical Prayer
Take O Lord, and receive my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will; all that I am and all that I possess, You have given me. I surrender it all to You to be disposed of according to Your will. Give me only Your love and Your grace; with these I will be rich enough, and will desire nothing more.
- Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Jesuit Order

London Xaverian Meet:


Father Felix Raj, Principal, St. Xavier's College met Mr. LN Mittal on September 30th evening in latter's residence at Kensington Palace Gardens and briefed him about the progress of work at Rajarhat campus of St. Xavier's. It is to be noted that Mr. MIttal, an alumnus of the College is participating in the SXC Vision 2020.

Mr. Mittal enquired about the Jesuit Fathers, College faculty and the courses conducted at SXC. Father Felix Raj has invited him for the inauguration of the the Rajarhat campus and the academic session in July 2017.

Fr. Felix Raj and Mr. Firdausul Hasan, Honorary Secretary of the College Alumni Association, had a dinner meeting on the same day at an alumnus, Mr. Sudhir Maheshwari's house with the committee members of the London Chapter( Sudhir, Rajan Tandon, Kuntal Roychowdhury, RC Saraf, Manik Dey and Chiradip) and discussed with them about the activities of the Chapter, and the ways and means of taking it forward productively.

Father met the London alumni/ae on October 1 afternoon and presented the SXUK Vision 2020. It was a fruitful meeting with meaningful interactions with all present. The London alumni will have a follow up meeting to plan for a fellowship gathering for all Xaverians in London by December and a fund-raising program sometime in March - April 2017.

JCPA: Faculty Development Programme

JCPA: Faculty Development Programme

A Faculty Development Programme was organised by the Jesuit College Principals Association of Kolkata and Darjeeling Province (JCPAKDP) from 24th September to 27th September, 2016 at Loyola Pastoral Centre, Matigara.

Twenty one faculty members from five different colleges had participated in the programme. The inaugural session was conducted by Fr. Dr. Donatus Kujur, S.J., Principal, St. Joseph's College, Darjeeling.

The following days commenced with the sessions by Fr. Shajumon Chakalakal, S.J., Principal St. Joseph's School Darjeeling, Fr. Lawrence Maniyar, S.J., Assistant Professor, Loyola College of Eudcation, Namchi, Fr. Cherian Padiyara, S.J. and Dr. Sandhya Rai, Principal, Loyola College of Education, Namchi and Fr. Dr. Lalit Tirkey, S.J., Director, HLRDC respectively.

The leadership programme highly enriched the members and spread awareness on Jesuit Charism and the Jesuit Way of Life. Many fruitful group activities were conducted which helped the faculty members interact meaningfully amongst themselves. It was an intellectually stimulated programme which made them introspect and return as better human beings.

Xavier's Alumni Hold National Meet :

SXCCAA's Looking Beyond II

The Saint Xavier's College Calcutta Alumni Association is holding its second National Meet, Looking Beyond II at the Le Meridien hotel, in the pink city of Jaipur October 14 - 17, 2016. Around 150 Xaverians are attending the event. Father Felix Raj, Principal is very much with them. He addressed the delegates on SXC Vision 2020 followed by an interesting interactive session.

The main highlights of the meet include: felicitation of outstanding alumni, Conference on Bengal and Rajasthan Cultural heritage and Business, Cultural programme, fellowship and network, sight seeing and an Exhibition cricket match between the alumni of SXS Jaipur and SXC Kolkata.

The education minister, Mr. Kalycharan Saraf was the chief guest for the inaugural function on October 15. He applauded the Jesuits for their enormous service to education in India particularly in Rajasthan. The Rector, Fr. Glenn Menezes and the Principal, Fr. John Ravi of St. Xavier's School, Jaipur were present at the inaugural ceremony. Read More...

The 36th GC of the Society of Jesus convened in Rome

Jesuits elect a new General
Rome - Friday, October 14, 2016

Father Arturo Sosa, 67, is the first Latin-American leader to head the Society of Jesus, the largest religious Order, that was started in 1540. He has become the 31st General or the 30th successor of St Ignatius of Loyola, who founded the Order.

Around 212 delegates from across the world, representing nearly 17,000 Jesuits worldwide, elected Father Sosa. T hey were attending the 36th general congregation of the Order, its highest legislative body.
The Venezuelan General's past curiously parallels that of the first Jesuit Pope Francis. Like Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who steered his divided Jesuit province through the 1970s Argentine dictatorship, the new Jesuit chief was Venezuelan provincial between 1996 and 2004, when his province had differed with the dictatorship of Hugo Chávez. Read More...

The outgoing General and the new Generals met Pope Francis after the election.

NSS Puja Work Camp in Jhantipahari


The NSS unit of SXC is holding its Puja Work Camp at Mangaldeep Ashram in Jhantipahari near Bankura, October 14 to 20, 2016. Fr. Eric Tigga SJ, the Supeior of the Jesuit communities in Bankura district along with Fr. Xavier Jeyaraj SJ, the Camp coordinator inaugurated the camp.

Appreciating the initative of St. Xavier's College 'to reach the unreached' through NSS, Fr. Eric thanked the students for their contribution to the Ashram and encouraged the students to make the best use of the opportunity to learn more about the lives of millions of daily labourers particularly the adivasis.

Around 42 students from all three campuses of SXC along with Prof. Kiran Singh and Fr. Xavier Jeyaraj are participating in this camp. The students work for almost 5-8 hours a day making a road for the School children of the Ashram, preparing the field for vegitable cultivation for the Ashramites, making the drainage and helping in the construction of part of the compound wall in the Ashram. Read more...


College News

Why Xavier's

St. Xavier's College is a 156 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.

Justice in the global economy

Global - Special Jesuit report: Justice in the global economy

Since the beginning of his Pontificate, Pope Francis has repeatedly called both the Church and the larger society to turn their attention to issues of justice in today's global economy. This is the challenge taken up in this special report, to reflect on how current economics are affecting inclusion and sustainability and to explore ways in which economics can better respond to the needs of the poor and the environment. It has been published as PJ 121:download pdf ...