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.
Tenth Convocation :
Father Principal invites all Students, Parents,
Alumni/ae and other Stakeholders to the 10th
Convocation and Valedictory Ceremony of St. Xavier's
College [Autonomous] to be held on January 17 at
12:30 pm. Education Minister, Dr. Partha Chatterjee will
be the chief guest. Prof. Ashutosh Ghosh,
Vice-Chancellor, University of Calcutta will deliver
the convocation address, Fr. Jeyaraj Veluswamy,S.J.,
the Provincial of Calcutta Jesuit Province, will
preside over the ceremony. The Principal will present the annual report of the College.
1972 students will receive their degrees and seven faculty members will
be felicitated for completing their Ph.D. Three
retired faculty and support staff members will also
be felicitated. The College will award 21 instituted
Gold Medals to meritorious students.
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 View All Events
10th Convocation and Valedictory 2017
All the students who have successfully completed their course in the session 2015-16 may register for Convocation in the respective department offices as per the following details. 10th Convocation and Valedictory 2017 Notice.
"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"
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.
Hindi Literary Society's Act of Mercy
With the blessings of Fathers and the support and guidance of our teachers, the Hindi Literary Society of St. Xavier's College, with the support of Prof. Sadhana Jha (Deputy President, HLS) and Prof. Kiran Singh, distributed blankets to 50 children of the orphanage, Siddharth United Social Welfare Mission, Chinar Park, Kolkata on 28th December 2016.
There is indeed no greater joy than the joy of giving, which is an inherent element of the Xaverian spirit of Nihil Ultra.
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"PENNING FOR FRAMES": An online course in script writing offered by MHRD, designed by St. Xavier's College - Educational Multimedia Research Centre (SXC-EMMRC), Kolkata, will be certified by St. Xavier's College, Kolkata.
It is an opportunity for all students to hone their script writing skills.
Vacancy : Assistant Professor in Chemistry
Posted : 03 Jan 2017
St. Xavier's College, 30 Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata 700 016, invites applications with complete Bio-data & relevant documents for the following Substantive post: (No of Vacancy - 1) Assistant Professor in Chemistry.
Science Academies' Lecture Workshop
Posted : 22 Dec 2016 Science Academies' Lecture Workshop on Recent Advances
in Physics 10th & 11th February 2017 at Department of Physics
Course on Science and Religion (ENGR 343)
Posted : 19 Dec 2016 Course on Science and Religion (ENGR 343)
(International Exchange Program Initiative with Santa Clara University, California, USA)
For Faculty Members involved in teaching Foundational Courses
An International Symposium by Dept. of Chemistry
Posted : 24 Nov 2016
The department of Chemistry presents An International Symposium on Facets of Chemistry in Biology, FOCB-II, 12.01.2017
A MOU has been signed with Macquarie University, Sydney
A MOU has been signed on 18th November, 2016 with Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
Solar Plant Inauguration
A Solar Power Plant with 46 KW installed
capacity was inaugurated at St. Xavier's
College, 30 Mother Teresa Sarani (Park Street),
Kolkata on 23 December 2015, Wednesday at 11.30
am at the Rooftop of the New B. Ed and Library
(old Hostel) Building.
Successfully completed the 220 meters long and 6 feet wide road
The NSS group successfully completed the 220 meters long and 6 feet wide road at the Raghabpur campus which was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Felix Raj, SJ, Principal along with Fr. Johnson Padiyara, SJ, Academic Coordinator of Raghabpur campus and the Panchayat Pradhan on 30th October 2015.
Father Principal addresses at MCC
Father Felix Raj addressed the MCC Chamber of Commerce and Industry on "SXC Vision 2020" on October 28, 2015 at 4.00 pm followed by an interactive session. The session was well attended by industrialists, business leaders, SXC alumni and media.
Father thanks the MCC for having offered a platform to showcase the SXC Vision 2020.
JHEASA annual meeting
Principals of Jesuits Colleges and Conveners of Jesuit Province Higher Education Commissions in South Asiamet at Xavier University Bhubaneswar, October 22-25
for their annual meeting. There were 72 delegates. Fr. Principal, Fr. Dominic Savio and Prof. Swati Sarkar attended the conference from St. Xavier's College.
Prayas continues... St. Xavier's enters Hugalkuria
One more village, Hugalkuria situated in South 24
Parghanas, has become the 10th Village to join the
list of villages adopted under Prayas. On 11th
October about 35 students from St. Lawrence campus
had an orientation visit to Hugalkuria which was
organized by the Department of Social Work and NSS.
The students conducted drawing competitions, games,
quiz etc. for the almost 100 children. St. Lawrence
campus students will be visiting this village from
January 2016 on a regular basis
A new Smart Class Room
A new Smart Class Room was blessed by Fr. Arulappan and inaugurated by Fr. Principal on September 24th, Thursday morning.
The room is in the fourth floor above the main Chapel.
St. Xavier's Kolkata "Reaches the Unreached" in Asansole, West Bengal.
Keeping to its motto "Nihil Ultra, nothing beyond", St. Xavier's college, kolkata took off with a new shoot at Asansole in West Bengal, with the motto "reach the Unreached". This new chapter in the history of higher education in West Bengal took place on the 25th July 2015, in the august presence of the honourable education minister of West Bengal, Mr. Partha Chjatterjee and Minister of labour, Mr. Moloy Ghatak.
L N Mittal inducted into St. Xavier's Board
St. Xavier's College has inducted LN Mittal, the steel magnate and the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaking company into its Governing Body (Board of Governors) with effect from July 2015. Mittal has gladly accepted his alma mater's offer.
"We are indeed happy and privileged to have Mr. Mittal as a member of our Board. We selected him as a Xaverian and an industrialist. I am confident that his close association with Xavier's and his global experience will enrich our institution," Fr. Felix Raj, the Principal said.
A full-sized marble statue of St. Francis Xavier, the patron saint of St. Xavier's College,
was unveiled in the front courtyard of the Park Street institution on Wednesday.
The unveiling marked the 462nd death anniversary of the saint.
St. Xavier's upgraded to CE status
The UGC has upgraded St. Xavier's
College, Kolkata to the status of
"College of Excellence (CE)" w.e.f.
1st April 2014 to 31st March 2019
according to a communication today,
March 24, to Fr. Felix Raj, the
The UGC has also approved the
College's budget for Rs. Two Crores
for a period of five years for
St. Xavier's was a College with
Potential for Excellence (CPE) since
2006. It was also awarded the
autonomous status in 2006.
Fr. Principal thanks the UGC and
congratulates the staff and students
for their achievement.
A Research Milestone For St.
Xavier's College Kolkata
The Central Research Facility, of St.
Xavier's College, Kolkata, was
inaugurated by the Rector, Fr.
Dominic Savio, SJ and the Principal,
Fr. Felix Raj on the 3rd April 2014.
After a short prayer service, Fr.
Principal blessed the newest
addition to this 153-year-old
institution and christened it. The
Fr. Frans Goreaux Central Research
Facility (GCRF), in an attribute to
the great Jesuit Mathematician,
another legend associated with this
St. Xavier's College Restores the 150 years old Observatory
At a time when St. Xavier's College Kolkata is busy expanding its campus, another new addition to the present campus deserves much applause.
On 10th March 2014 the re-commissioned astronomy observatory and a solar observatory were inaugurated by Fr. Felix Raj SJ, principal of the college and were dedicated to the memory of Fr. Eugene Lafont, favourite teacher of Acharya Jadish Chandra Bose.
Fr. Lafont introduced Bose to Science.
St. Xavier's College Opens a Rural Campus in Raghabpur
St. Xavier's College, Kolkata has started a rural campus at Raghabpur, 20km from its Mother Teresa Sarani (City) campus, in Bishnupur constituency of South 24-Parganas, West Bengal
300-seater Boys' Hostel for students
A football field on AJC Bose Road, Kolkata has been turned into a 300-seater boys' hostel for students of St. Xavier's College, Kolkata.
The Father Leeming Boys' Hostel was inaugurated on July 5, Saturday, with Principal Father Felix Raj, SJ performing the ribbon-cutting ceremony along with Calcutta University vice-chancellor Suranjan Das, Fr. Jayaraj Veluswamy SJ, provincial of Calcutta Jesuit Province, and Rector Father Dominic Savio SJ.
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
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
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
The spirit of Xavier's is Majis greater service to greater
number of people for the greater glory of God (AMDG)..
A CALL TO 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, who display competence, commitment,
conscience and compassion.
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 ...
A Xaverian Journal of Research
A multidisciplinary journal,named Aviskaar:A Xaverian Journal of
Research,is published by the college,with a periodicity of one issue per year.Its first issue was published in
the year 2009.more...
The Xavier's Commerce Society is
proud to announce that it has obtained
an International Serial Number (ISSN
2347 - 6222) for Youthink, the annual
journal of the department of commerce.