Rural Campus of St. Xavier's Kolkata at Raghabpur, South 24 Parganas
Taking up Water with a Spoon

In 2014, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, in its option for the poor and the marginalized, started its rural Campus at Raghabpur under Panuka Gram Panchayat in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. The college is run by the Society of Jesus with the motto of “Magis” ad majorem Dei gloriam, meaning for the Greater Glory of God. It’s the core principle on which the Order of the Society of Jesus functions. The Raghabpur campus is 18. Kms away from Kolkata.

Raghabpur campus was started under the visionary zeal and leadership of Fr. Felix Raj SJ, the then Principal of St. Xavier’s College. A rural campus of St. Xavier’s college in the Raghabpur area has opened a new path for the rural youth to become first-generation learners.

Under the present principal Fr. Dominic Savio SJ, the new Campus is steadily growing in all round development.. The Campus is sprawled around 7.acres of land surrounded by many ponds that give an added natural beauty to the area. It is a home for many varieties of birds in the setting. The Campus has two large spacious academic buildings, covering 1,05 000 square feet, which provide all the modern-day facilities for students.

Ragahbpur Campus is the rural face of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. We began our academic journey in Raghabpur Campus in 2014; since then, we have been imparting quality education to our rural students who wish to study BA. Bengali, BA. History, Bachelor in Commerce, BA. General, BA. Political Science and Post Graduation in Bengali.

We strive our best to provide the best academic ambience, infrastructure facilities, numerous extra-curricular activities in our Campus supported by committed and well-qualified professors who devote themselves to form our students to become ‘men and women, for others’

  1. Membership in NSS
  2. Membership in NCCNCC (scope to appear for B and C Certificate)
  3. Community service & Social outreach programmes
  4. Skill Development Programmes (Vocational Training) for Self Employment
  5. Campus Placement for Final Year Students
  6. Foreign Exchange Programmes
  7. Youth Employment Programmes by Tata Consultancy Services
  8. Scholarships for Meritorious Students
  9. Availability of Government Scholarships for deserving students.
  10. Research and Survey participation by students for Academic Research
  11. Center For Gender Study
  12. Personality Development Programmes
  13. Counselling for Students and Parents
  14. Spacious auditorium, audio-visual classrooms and Library
  15. Special emphasis on spoken English course for non-English speaking students
  16. Guided Study Tours
  17. Opportunity to participate in National and International Seminars/Conferences
  18. Industry internship programme for Commerce Students.
  19. Literary Club for enhancing literary skills
  20. Homely atmosphere with green lush in the setting
  21. Academic guidance with mentorship for all students.
  22. Minority & SC ST cell
  23. Anti-Ragging Cell