History beckons, St. Xavier’s College is a hundred and fifty five years young. St. Xavier’s is a metaphor for commitment, care and service, and this momentous hour of the history of our college makes us, the Xaverians articulate our pledge for posterity, our ‘vision’ of the ‘mission’ of St. Xavier’s College, our ambition and aspiration for future. We are proud of the progress of St. Xavier’s College of today – a precious seed has prospered into a vital, virtuous tree. The college has evolved into a nationally ranked, multifaceted and co-educational institution.

As enunciated in its Mission Statement, St. Xavier’s has, during the days of its journey welcomed those of all beliefs and traditions, and has respected and valued ‘the diversity which their membership brings to the College Community.’ Accommodation of such diversity has always been the abiding attribute of any Jesuit enterprise. Founded under the auspices of a particular religious denomination, we, today, find ourselves completely secular in character. We are determined to preserve this identity. We firmly believe that the distinctive Catholic and Jesuit character of the College, both in tradition and spirit is integral to our identity. We believe that St. Xavier’s College can remain faithful to its heritage and extend its intent to meet the intellectual and spiritual challenges of the contemporary and future academic world.

Working conscientiously and creatively, we shall forge a vision of what St. Xavier’s can be as a Catholic and Jesuit College for the twenty-first century. The following version of our Vision Statement crystallizes our critical self-understanding of the Mission of St. Xavier’s College. We are certain that it will further the prospects for an ongoing dialogue with our peers as we discover anew the Catholic and Jesuit dimensions of the future of the College. Rooted in the life, love and teachings of Jesus Christ and inspired by the Ignatian Vision of forming men and women for others, St. Xavier’s continues to strive:

To promote a society based on love, freedom, liberty, justice, equality and fraternity.

  • To become a centre of excellence in Higher Education.
  • To excel in all areas of teaching-learning, research, outreach and consultancy.
  • To contribute to the creation of knowledge and to search for the meaning of life.
  • To provide education that qualifies as international class for our students.
  • To be a bridge between the rural-urban divide, taking the benefits of education to the poor and the marginalized, aiming at their empowerment.
  • To ensure access to and equity in higher educational opportunity to all deserving and meritorious students with a preferential option for the poor and marginalized, irrespective of caste and creed.
  • To inspire and challenge all segments of the college to raise the realm of good to great to greater, through continuous quality assessment.
  • To offer subjects for competence building and motivate / animate a work force imbued with human values.
  • To become a home of culture and to consciously promote communal harmony and cultural integration to create an atmosphere of dialogue in the campus.
  • To promote academic exchange and academia-industry interfacing, taking advantage of the latest technology.
  • To develop application-oriented courses, with the necessary inputs of values, with a view to produce all-round development of persons.
  • To form young men and women of competence, commitment, conscience and compassion.
  • To contribute to the well-being of the nation without counting the cost; in the spirit of NIHIL ULTRA (Nothing Beyond), the motto of St. Xavier’s;
  • Fostering passionate pursuit for academic and intellectual excellence.
  • Promoting social concern leading to action.
  • Cultivating uncompromising commitment towards enhancing the quality of life both at the organizational and societal level.
  • Instilling in students integrity, perseverance and transparency.
  • Facilitating creativity and innovativeness in all endeavours.
  • Enabling leadership to become agents of social change and shape a better future.
  • Encouraging discipline, teamwork and Collaboration.
  • Providing education with a human face.