This is for the information of all-staff, students, alumni/ae and all stakeholders of St. Xavier's College, that the NAAC Peer Team will visit St. Xavier's College for the third cycle of its re-accreditation on 9th and 10th January 2017.

Forthcoming Events

Dec 01 : St. Xavier's College Kolkata Educational Trust Meeting
Dec 02 : St. Xavier's College Governing Body Meeting
Dec 02 : SXCCAA Governing Council Meeting
Dec 03 : Feast of St. Francis Xavier
Dec 09 & 10 : A National level Workshop organised by the Department of Physics
Dec 23 : Christmas Get Together
Dec 23 : College closes for the Christmas vacation
Jan 03 : College re-opens after the Christmas vacation.
Jan 9 & 10 : NAAC Peer Team visit
Jan 16 : College Foundation Day
Jan 17 : 10th Convocation & Valedictory Function of the College
Jan 19: Prize Distribution Ceremony
Jan 21-23: Xavotsav 2017  View All Events

Convocation on 17th January 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. View Notice.

Salt and Light

"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot."

"You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify God" (Matthew 5: 13-14).
* Jesus Christ

A MOU has been signed with Macquarie University, Sydney


A MOU has been signed on 18th November, 2016 with Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Details...  

Fr. Verstraeten Central Library: Single Window Search


Dear Staff and Students,
You can now search, download and use the library resources 24x7 from the comfort of your home using keywords, authors or titles across St. Xavier's College library database of 145,000+ subscribed e-Books; 8,800+ full text Journals and Magazines; 13,600+ indexed and abstracted journals; 7,700+ peer reviewed Journals that contain millions of articles from national and international peer reviewed Journals, theses, audio/video etc. You can also find out the availability status of a particular book in the Central library from the Library Catalogue of around 66,000+ books. 

How to access this facility? Know more...

Father Kolvenbach dies

Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach S.J.

Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach S.J. (88), the 29th Superior General of the Society of Jesus from 1983-2008, died in Beirut.

He was the first Jesuit Superior General to resign, and many say his resignation paved the way for Pope Benedict XVI's resignation. After Father Adolfo Nicolás replaced him, he was asked what he would do next. Whatever my superiors ask me to, he said. In the end, he became assistant librarian at the Université of Saint-Joseph in Beirut.

The most moving part of his life in the General Curia came in how he left it. I often told reporters that a great story could be written about how one of the most powerful men in the Church was now working as an assistant librarian.

"But it would never get written," said someone who knew him well. "Why not?"

"He would never want to talk about himself. He's far too humble. "In 1988 he came to our novitiate in Boston as part of a larger visit to American Jesuits. Each novice was supposed to ask Father General one question. I asked, "Father General, how should we increase vocations?" I thought he'd talk about more advertising, more recruiting or more vocation directors. Instead he said, "Live your own vocation joyfully!

"Rest in Peace, Father Kolvenbach."
Fr. James Martin, SJ

NSS Puja Work Camp in Jhantipahari


The NSS unit of SXC is holding its Puja Work Camp at Mangaldeep Ashram in Jhantipahari near Bankura, October 14 to 20, 2016. Fr. Eric Tigga SJ, the Supeior of the Jesuit communities in Bankura district along with Fr. Xavier Jeyaraj SJ, the Camp coordinator inaugurated the camp.

Appreciating the initative of St. Xavier's College 'to reach the unreached' through NSS, Fr. Eric thanked the students for their contribution to the Ashram and encouraged the students to make the best use of the opportunity to learn more about the lives of millions of daily labourers particularly the adivasis.



We fondly remember:

  • Fr. Joseph Mani, S.J. (St. Xavier's Campus Administrator & Minister) who passed away on 15/9/2016.

  • Fr. Matthew Schillings, S.J. (former Professor of French) who passed away on 22/10/16.

  • Fr. Alphonse Crasta, S.J. (former teacher of St. Xavier's Collegiate School) who passed away on 27/9/16.

  • Fr. Paul Detienne, S.J. (Bengali Scholar) who passed away on 31/10/2016 in Brussels.

  • Prof. Dinabandhu Mukherjee (Retd. Professor & Dean of Education) who passed away on 16/11/2016.




    We pray for their families.
    May their souls rest in peace!


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


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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 ...