The Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola falls on Sunday, 31 July, 2016.
Monday. 1st August, 2016 will be a holiday for the whole College in honour of the Founder of the Jesuit Order.

M.Sc. (Comp.Sc., Physics & Microbiology) inauguration will be held on 3rd August at 10:30 a.m.
However, the IAS Guidance Course inauguration scheduled on 1st August, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. will be held as announced.

Forthcoming Events

29th July 2016 (3:00 p.m.) : Release of 'Magis' - the Journal of the Department of Education followed by Sub-Council Meeting
1st August 2016 (5:00 p.m.) : Inauguration of the IAS Programme
2nd August 2016 : Blood Donation Camp
3rd August 2016 (10:30 a.m.) : M.Sc. Inauguration
6th & 7th August 2016 : Meeting of the Jesuit B.Ed. Colleges' Principals
7th August (5.30. pm) : Symposium on "Mother Teresa and her contribution to Humanity"

St. Teresa of Kolkata

Pope John Paul II (now St. John Paul II) beatified Mother Teresa on October 19, 2003. Her beatification, the first step on the path to sainthood, was the fastest ever in the history of canonization.

In our hearts, Mother is already a saint, by virtue of her boundless devotion towards the downtrodden, irrespective of caste and creed - she has taken all into her fold. The official honour, the declaration of sainthood will take place on September 4, 2016 at St. Peter's Square, Vatican City, Rome. The living 'saint of the gutters', the ministering angel to millions, will be canonised. More

An Art Exhibition of the 'Oriental Scenery' by the famous British Painters, Thomas and William Daniell as well as the Old Calcutta paintings of William Wood and James B. Fraser will be hosted by the Goethals Indian Library & Research Society at The Goethals Library, (2nd Floor above the Main Chapel), St. Xavier's College, 30 Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata, from 18-23 July, 2016.
The curios and antiques of the library will also be put on display during the exhibition.
Time: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Prayas Camp 2016


The department of Commerce organised a Lecture Series on "Indian Financial Markets - Issues and Policy" on July 18, 2016 as part of the decadal celebrations of Autonomy to St. Xavier's College at Fr. Depelchin auditorium. Fr. Felix Raj, the Principal inaugurated the seminar.

The lectures were delivered by Dr. Partha Ray, professor of Economics, IIM, Calcutta and Dr. Kumarjit Mandal, Associate professor, Department of Economics, University of Calcutta respectively. A large number of students attended the lectures and participated in the interactive sessions.

DST Sponsored Project
St. Xavier's College Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) in association with the PG Department of Microbiology and R.M. Clinical Laboratories Private Limited, Kolla Villa, Gariahat Road, Kolkata, organised a month-long workshop on "Advanced Laboratory Technique." The workshop was sponsored by DST.
There were around 43 participants from 1. St. Xavier's College, 2. Scottish Church College and 3. Howrah Girls' College.
The Valedictory Function of the Workshop was held on 29 June, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in 'Fr. D' Souza Hall'.
Dr. Partha Pratim Roy, CEO of R.M. Lab was present at the function. Fr. Principal congratulated the organisers and participants.


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, men and women who display competence, commitment, conscience and compassion.  More..


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The Rajarhat development is progressing steadily.. Residential block should be completed by May and the academic block by December 2016.

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 ...