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Xaverians meet at Los Angeles: Xaverians and friends in California met at Chanda Zaveri's residence in Los Angeles followed by dinner on Tuesday, May 20. Fr. Felix Raj accompanied by the Hon. Secretary, Mr. F. Hasan, addressed the gathering on SXC Vision 2020 and answered questions from the floor. It was decided that a two-day conference of Xaverians and friends will be organised in the month of September 2014. Chanda Zaveri is the CEO of Actiogen, one of the world's leading molecular biologists, based in the USA.
Xaverians in Australia: Beyond Boundaries: Xaverians in Australia are getting ready for a global convention of Xaverians in Melbourne on October 10 and 11, 2014. For more details, you may contact: Rana Pratap Nag or Room 5 in the College.
Father meets SXC Alumni in Europe. Luxembourg: On Saturday, May 3rd, Fr. Felix Raj, SJ, Principal of St. Xavier's College, met with the Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich, SJ of the Catholic Archdiocese of Luxembourg. Most Rev. Hollerich congratulated Fr. Raj for setting up an Europe chapter of the St. Xavier's College Calcutta Alumni and offered him all possible assistance towards the successful functioning of the init in Europe. The Archbishop who taught for many years at Sophia University, Tokyo, before appointed as Archbishop, also promised help in the international collaboration between SXCK and the University of Luxembourg. " The office of the Sophia University at Luxembourg could be made available for SXCK", he added.  Details...

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St. Xavier's upgraded to CE status Details                              SXC Vision 2020......


Career Oriented Programmes Raghabpur Campus
Diploma in Multimedia and Animation Human Rights Courses
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  • To celebrate the season of Love, care & concern, NSS is organising a winter camp at Shalpukur from 26th to 30th December 2014. About 40 enthusiastic volunteers along with the local village community will be laying a brick road to enable the village people especially children to commute comfortably. You are welcome to visit the village on any one of the days to motivate the volunteers.
  • Workshop on ICT Intervention in Gram Panchayat Accounting Post Graduate Department of Commerce, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata with support from the Panchayat and Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal is going to organise ‘One Day National Workshop’ on ‘ICT Intervention in Gram Panchayat Accounting: Problems and Prospects’ on 16th December, 2014 (Tuesday) at the college located at 30, Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata- 700016. Those who are interested to participate in the workshop may contact Prof. Soumya Saha within 10/12/2014 (Wednesday) for registration. (Contact No.: 9804346883/03322551249). There will be no spot registration.
  • St. Xavier's College, 30 Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata-700016 invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor in BBA for Evening Dept. (College Created Post). Candidates with M.Sc in Statistics with NET or SET qualifications can apply (Ph.D. and Competence in co-curricular activities may be preferred). Candidates should be comfortable in teaching Mathematics, O.R., Research Methodology and Statistical Packages like SPSS. Applications with complete bio-data and supporting documents along with a DD for Rs.300/- in favour of Principal, St. Xavier’s College, to reach the Principal within 15th December 2014.
  • Walk-in-interview on Thursday, 11-12-2014 at 11-30 AM at the Dept. of Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), 30, Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata – 700016, for one JRF in the CSIR project entitled "Dissecting the basis of biochemical and molecular-genetic regulation of aroma production in common aromatic indica rice varieties" under Dr. Aryadeep Roy Choudhury. Project is for three years. Salary will be as per CSIR norms. Candidates with minimum 55% in M.Sc. in any branch of Life Sciences & qualified NET/GATE are eligible. Candidates should bring application, complete C.V. & original testimonials for the interview.
  • A Research Milestone For St. Xavier's College Kolkata: The CentralResearch 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 college. More...
  • The SXCCAA has launched a novel project called Lakshya in Singapore. Father Principal witnessed the generosity of Alumni on the floor when 31 of them promised to donate 41 lacs for the Rajarhat Project. The two auctions - a painting of Tagore and a cricket bat signed by Saurav Ganguly fetched 9.5 lacs. Lakshya will be a year-long project calling all Xaverians and wellwishers to contribute. More information at Fr. Principal's Appeal Section.
  • St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata, was assessed by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) with a CGPA of 3.53 on a four point scale at A Grade for a period of five years. Congratulations to all the stake-holders, staff, students, parents and alumni/ae.

Guardian Angel

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. Among those who attended the programme were students and faculty members of both St. Xavier's College and St. Xavier's Collegiate School, including rector Father Dominic Savio ( centre) , Father Felix Raj ( right) , the principal of the college, and Father Benny Thomas, the principal of the school. " This statue is the recognition of the patron saint of the college, so that he sees everyone coming in and out of the college gates. He has been guarding and supporting us for 154 years and I hope he continues to do it in the future as well," said Felix Raj.

Source : The Telegraph, Kolkata Metro (Pg.19) : 03 Dec 2014
Picture by Sayantan Ghosh


Xavier's goes far & wide to realise dream

The fifth edition of Beyond Boundaries, the annual international meet of the St. Xavier’s College Calcutta Alumni Association, got off to an eclectic start in Melbourne on Saturday morning. A prayer service, a musical performance, elocution, a presentation of the college’s Vision 2020 and a cricket talk show were all part of the first day of the convention. More...


St. Xavier's College, Kolkata has started a rural campus at Raghapur, 20km from its Mother Teresa Sarani (City) campus, in Bishnupur constituency of South 24-Parganas, West Bengal

The decision was taken in the last governing body meeting in April. The building with 15,000sqft is ready with all infrastructure facilities like classrooms, library, computer lab, offices, canteen etc. Classes begin from this academic session. The medium of instruction will be Bengali.

ST. XAVIER'S COLLEGE RESTORES THE 150 YEAR 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. This observatory is one of the oldest in the sub-continent. The renowned scientist and professor of St. Xavier's College, Father Eugene Lafont, set it up in 1865. Father Lafont was known as Father of Modern Science in India. 
This observatory hit the headlines of all newspapers in November 1865 for predicting a sever cyclone and saving hundreds of lives. It was listed with the Observatories of the world and had close collaboration with the Observatory of Vatican. While it is the oldest in the country, it is definitely the oldest and biggest set up in an educational campus. More...
The Father Leeming Boys' Hostel was inaugurated on July 5, Saturday, with Principal Father Felix Raj, SJ performing the ribbon-cutting ceremony Details...

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. The journal looks to answer questions not just relevant to the world of commerce, but also analyses the effects of a multitude of current events on the economic scenario. Please visit our website to view the full journal.
A Xaverian Journal of Research
ISSN(Print): 2277-8411
ISSN(Online): 2278-1048


Download Aviskar-2014.......

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. On 20th January 2012, on the day of Convocation and Valedictory, the fourth issue (Volume IV, 2012) of the journal was released by the Honorable Chief Minister of West Bengal. more...

The Department of Education is happy to announce that it has received the ISSN 2319 - 3239 for their yearly Journal 'MAGIS' - Xaverian Journal of Education

Why Xavier's

  • St. Xavier's College is a 152 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 6882 students in 2011.

  • 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 outsiders.

  • 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).

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