The Department strives to mould the young minds of students and instil in them a sense of responsibility towards the society at large. It also contributes towards the Jesuit mission of creating men and women for others. Since its inception in 1969 by Late Fr. Gerard Beckers, SJ, fondly known as Babu, the social outreach activities and programmes were given top priority at St. Xavier’s. Both our students as well as the disadvantaged sections of the society have benefitted through these endeavours. A group of dedicated students who form the NSS Board work yearlong to bring about social impact in the lives of others.

"The first duty of the students should be, not to treat their period of study as one of the opportunities for indulgence in intellectual luxury, but for preparing themselves for final dedication in the service of those who provided the sinews of the nation with the national goods and services so essential to society."