St. Xavier's University, Kolkata

The St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, Bill, 2016, was unanimously passed in the West Bengal Assembly on 15th December 2016 paving the way for setting up the University at Rajarhat.

It is a historic moment for all Jesuits in Bengal, and St. Xavier's in particular. I would specially like to thank the Chief Minister, the Government of West Bengal and all the legislators for being supportive to our cause. I thank the drafting committee for their relentless effort. - Father Felix Raj, S.J., Principal.

The Tenth Convocation held at SXC


The Tenth Convocation and Valedictory was a solemn occasion of celebration on July 17 at 12.30 pm. Father Rector offered the inaugural address as he welcomed all. He introduced the audience to the vision and mission of the College.

Honourable Minister, Dr. Partha Chatterjee reiterated the principles and purpose of Higher Education and congratulated St. Xavier's College for pioneering the noble task of imparting knowledge beyond the barriers of cultural, social and religious inequities.

Father Principal, in his address and annual report, highlighted the salient achievements of the College over the last one year. He observed that the stride towards the University is an awareness of the role of St. Xavier's in extending its scope to a larger section of students. "St. Xavier's is the work of God and we have His blessings to continue our service".

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calcutta, Prof. Ashutosh Ghosh delivered the convocation address, welcoming the students into the fraternity of higher educational pursuit.

Father Provincial presided over the ceremony, invoking the holy presence of the Divine in every act and gesture of each Xaverian.

1972 students received their degrees, 7 professors were felicitated for achieving Ph.D. degrees and 21 gold medals instituted by various stakeholders were given out to students with extraordinary merit and academic credentials.

The XADAM presented a short cultural programme.

Forthcoming Events

Jan 16 : College Foundation Day
Jan 17 : 10th Convocation & Valedictory Function of the College
Jan 19 : Prize Distribution Ceremony
Jan 21- 23 : Xavotsav 2017
Jan 29 : Beyond Barriers organised by the Alumni Association
Feb 10: Science Academies' Lecture Workshop by Physics Department
Feb 10 & 11 : Jesuit B.Ed. College Principals' Meeting
Feb 12 : Shishu Mela
Feb 18 & 19 : 'Mangalam Camp' by the Department of Education
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The Radical Prayer :

"Go forth and set the world on fire.
Act as if everything depended on you;
Trust as if everything depended on God.
Love is shown more in deeds than in words.
To give, and not to count the cost
To fight, and not to heed the wounds,
To toil, and not to seek for rest,
To labor, and not to ask for any reward,
Save that of knowing that we do God's will"

- Ignatius of Loyola

Chief Minister at Xavier's Christmas Meet


Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was at St. Xavier's on December 23rd evening for the College's annual Christmas Meet. She played Santa Claus to Xavier's promising an annual funding of Rs 7 crores to the new St. Xavier's University. She also announced the allotment of four and a half acres of land to St. Xavier's College in Asansol.

"Our congratulations to St. Xavier's and to Fr. Felix Raj for the new university. The foundation stone has already been laid and a lot of money has been spent to get it going. It is a very big project. I was asking Father how much would be spent on salaries of staff," Mamata said.

She then announced with a magician - like flourish: "I can give you a little something. On behalf of our Government, we will give Rs 7 crore annually for the pay package."

A regular guest at the Christmas meet hosted by the Alumni Association of the College, Mamata had played Santa's role in 2012 when she handed over a formal letter to Fr. Felix Raj allocating 16.4 acres of land at Rajarhat for St. Xavier's University.

Fr. Felix Raj, Principal of the College, thanked the Chief Minister and the State Government for passing the St. Xavier's University Bill 2016 unanimously in the Assembly. " This sanction is a test, a challenge to all of us. It is a journey of commitment, concern and credibility towards reaching excellence in higher education. We pledge to honour it and raise it to the greater glory of God and to the welfare of the State of Bengal," he said.

Earler Rector Fr. Dominic Savio said an opening prayer invoking God's blessings on all gathered at the meet. Provincial Fr. Jeyaraj Veluswamy thanked the Chief Minister and her Government for the Christmas gift in the form of the St. Xavier's University.

On behalf of the Alumni Association, Firdausul Hasan, the Honorary Secretary presented a statue of Mother Mary with Child Jesus, made in Ausgram, Burdwan. " The vision 2020 of Fr. Felix Raj is becoming a reality. We shall continue to assist our St. Xavier" s University to emerge as one of the centres of excellence in the country," said Hasan.

The College choir consisting of students from the department of education and XADAM sang melodious carols and hymns as the Chief Minister and others cut a Christmas cake. The Chief Minister offered cake to all on the dais.

Courtesy: The Telegraph, Calcutta

International Exchange Programme


As part of the International Exchange Programme, 12 students from Fordham University, NY arrived yesterday and have been housed in the College hostels.

Fr. Felix Raj SJ, Principal, along with Fr. Xavier Jeyaraj SJ, Prof. Ashish Mitra, Dr. Panchali Sen and Ms. Cheryl Francis welcomed them on 7th January 2017, In his welcome address Fr. Principal emphasized on the Jesuit link between the two Institutions. This was followed by a session on Social Analysis by Fr. Xavier Jeyaraj.

They will be here for a week and will be involved in service learning activities coordinated by the Department of social work and NSS. They will spend a day in Debipur village and visit the SXC Raghabpur campus. They spend two days with the Missionaries of Charity and a day at St. Joseph's Home for the aged along with some sightseeing.

We are also expecting a group from the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University who would be with us for one semester. Along with academic exchange they will be working with the NSS for their service learning experience.

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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
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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 ...