Oct 6 - Nov 1
: Puja Vacation. College reopens on November 2.
Oct 14 - 17: SXCCAA National Alumni/ae Meet in Jaipur.
Oct 14 - 20 : Puja camp at Jhantipahari, Bankura Dist
"All the things in this world are gifts of God, created for us, to be the means by which we can come to know Him better, love Him more surely, and serve Him and humanity more faithfully."
- Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Jesuit Order
Father Felix Raj, Principal, St. Xavier's College met Mr. LN Mittal on September 30th evening in latter's residence at Kensington Palace Gardens and briefed him about the progress of work at Rajarhat campus of St. Xavier's. It is to be noted that Mr. MIttal, an alumnus of the College is participating in the SXC Vision 2020.
Mr. Mittal enquired about the Jesuit Fathers, College faculty and the courses conducted at SXC. Father Felix Raj has invited him for the inauguration of the the Rajarhat campus and the academic session in July 2017.
Fr. Felix Raj and Mr. Firdausul Hasan, Honorary Secretary of the College Alumni Association, had a dinner meeting on the same day at an alumnus, Mr. Sudhir Maheshwari's house with the committee members of the London Chapter( Sudhir, Rajan Tandon, Kuntal Roychowdhury, RC Saraf, Manik Dey and Chiradip) and discussed with them about the activities of the Chapter, and the ways and means of taking it forward productively.
Father met the London alumni/ae on October 1 afternoon and presented the SXUK Vision 2020. It was a fruitful meeting with meaningful interactions with all present. The London alumni will have a follow up meeting to plan for a fellowship gathering for all Xaverians in London by December and a fund-raising program sometime in March - April 2017.
A Faculty Development Programme was organised by the Jesuit College Principals Association of Kolkata and Darjeeling Province (JCPAKDP) from 24th September to 27th September, 2016 at Loyola Pastoral Centre, Matigara.
Twenty one faculty members from five different colleges had participated in the programme. The inaugural session was conducted by Fr. Dr. Donatus Kujur, S.J., Principal, St. Joseph's College, Darjeeling.
The following days commenced with the sessions by Fr. Shajumon Chakalakal, S.J., Principal St. Joseph's School Darjeeling, Fr. Lawrence Maniyar, S.J., Assistant Professor, Loyola College of Eudcation, Namchi, Fr. Cherian Padiyara, S.J. and Dr. Sandhya Rai, Principal, Loyola College of Education, Namchi and Fr. Dr. Lalit Tirkey, S.J., Director, HLRDC respectively.
The leadership programme highly enriched the members and spread awareness on Jesuit Charism and the Jesuit Way of Life. Many fruitful group activities were conducted which helped the faculty members interact meaningfully amongst themselves. It was an intellectually stimulated programme which made them introspect and return as better human beings.
The Saint Xavier's College Calcutta Alumni Association is holding its second National Meet, Looking Beyond II at the Le Meridien hotel, in the pink city of Jaipur October 14 - 17, 2016. Around 150 Xaverians are attending the event. Father Felix Raj, Principal is very much with them. He addressed the delegates on SXC Vision 2020 followed by an interesting interactive session.
The main highlights of the meet include: felicitation of outstanding alumni, Conference on Bengal and Rajasthan Cultural heritage and Business, Cultural programme, fellowship and network, sight seeing and an Exhibition cricket match between the alumni of SXS Jaipur and SXC Kolkata.
The education minister, Mr. Kalycharan Saraf was the chief guest for the inaugural function on October 15. He applauded the Jesuits for their enormous service to education in India particularly in Rajasthan. The Rector, Fr. Glenn Menezes and the Principal, Fr. John Ravi of St. Xavier's School, Jaipur were present at the inaugural ceremony. Read More...
Jesuits elect a new General
Rome - Friday, October 14, 2016
Father Arturo Sosa, 67, is the first Latin-American leader to head the Society of Jesus, the largest religious Order, that was started in 1540. He has become the 31st General or the 30th successor of St Ignatius of Loyola, who founded the Order.
Around 212 delegates from across the
world, representing nearly 17,000 Jesuits worldwide,
elected Father Sosa. T hey were attending the 36th
general congregation of the Order, its highest
The Venezuelan General's past curiously parallels that of the first Jesuit Pope Francis. Like Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who steered his divided Jesuit province through the 1970s Argentine dictatorship, the new Jesuit chief was Venezuelan provincial between 1996 and 2004, when his province had differed with the dictatorship of Hugo Chávez. Read More...
The outgoing General and the new Generals met Pope Francis after the election.
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.
Around 42 students from all three campuses of SXC along with Prof. Kiran Singh and Fr. Xavier Jeyaraj are participating in this camp. The students work for almost 5-8 hours a day making a road for the School children of the Ashram, preparing the field for vegitable cultivation for the Ashramites, making the drainage and helping in the construction of part of the compound wall in the Ashram. Read more...
Posted : 17 Sep 2016
Introduction to Complex System (Under DBT STAR College Scheme) :
Date : 19th. September, 2016, Time : 10.00 AM - 4.30 PM
RAWA 2016 : Workshop on Radio Astronomy & Exoplanets Observation :
Date : 26th and 27th. September, 2016, Time : 10.20 AM - 4.30 PM
Seminar on Interdisciplinary Topics (Under DBT STAR College Scheme) :
Date : 28th. September, 2016, Time : 2 PM - 4.30 PM
Posted : 09 Sep 2016
Walk-in-interview will be held on 22nd September 2016 at Biotechnology Dept. of St. Xavier's College, 30 Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata-700016 at 4:00 pm for one post of JRF in the DBT project [Sanction #569(sanc)/BT-56/2014] entitled 'Investigating the mechanism of RAV1 mediated desiccation stress signaling in Arabidopsis and significance of ABI3-RAV1 crosstalk' under Dr. Ronita Nag Chaudhuri. Candidates having M.Sc in Biological Science, with a minimum of 55% marks, qualified NET-JRF/LS or Gate may apply. Candidates should bring their application, complete CV and original as well as photocopies of all testimonials during interview.
Posted : 08 Sep 2016
TOPIC: "MOTHER TERESA: THE MESSENGER OF MERCY"
1ST : MOULI SAHA
II MULTIMEDIA & ANIMATION, ROLL 407
2ND : PAUL CHIRANJIT PARMANIK
III B. COM (M), ROLL 3206
3RD : SUCHISMITO KHATUA
III ENGLISH, ROLL 9
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS ! More..
Posted : 31 Aug 2016
Invitation by Father Principal and faculty of St. Xavier's College (Autonomous) to:
4th Father Verstraeten memorial Lecture
Organized by: Department of Physics
Speaker: Prof. Ajoy Ghatak, FNA
Former Senior Professor, Dept. of Physics, I.I.T. Delhi
Date: 16th September, 2016 (Friday)
Time: 3 PM
Venue: Fr D'Souza Hall (Room 15), SXC.
Dated : 23 Aug 2016
Applications are invited from the students with MSc in Chemistry or any branch of Biological Sciences such as Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics (preferably with CSIR-LS or GATE) for a JRF position in a DST (SERB) project no. EMR/2015/000780 to investigate 'the structural and functional aspects of sigma-54dependent transcription activator FlrA that regulates flagellar synthesis and Biofilm formation in pathogenic bacteria' by St. Xavier's College, 30 Mother Teresa Sarani Kolkata, 700016, under the supervision of Dr.Jhimli Dasgupta, Assistant Professor, Post Graduate Dept of Biotechnology. Project includes in-vitro and in-vivo transcriptional studies along with structural analysis through cryo EM (on collaborative basis), X-ray crystallography and other biophysical and biochemical techniques.
Fellowship: Rs. 25000/- + 30% HRA per month.
Interested candidates send their CV to
firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept 5th, 2016.
Dated : 17 Aug 2016
Students of St. Xavier's College are invited to contribute their paintings on the theme, 'Mother Teresa: The Messenger of Mercy' as a mark of our celebration of the Sainthood of Mother Teresa.
The paintings are to be submitted to the IQAC Office, 2nd Floor (inside Rohinton Kapadia Hall) by 26th August, 2016, 12:00 noon.
The selected paintings will be displayed in the Foyer/Lobby of Fr. Depelchin Auditorium on 5th, 6th and 7th of September 2016 (12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.)
The parameters/size of the paintings should be: 20/24 inches or 24/30 inches or 30/40 inches.
The prizes for the winners will be as follows:
1st Prize: Rs. 10,000/-
2nd Prize: Rs. 6,000/-
3rd Prize: Rs. 4,000/-
The prizes will be distributed on the 7th of September, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Foyer/Lobby of Fr. Depelchin Auditorium.
Dated : 12 Aug 2016
On the theme "India of my dreams" as a part of our 70th Independence Day celebration.
The winners are as follows:
1st Prize - Rs. 5000/- : SUCHISMITO KHATUA, III ENGLISH HONS, ROLL 9
2nd Prize - Rs. 3000/- : MUDAFIA ZAFAR, III ENGLISH HONS, ROLL 48
3rd Prize - Rs. 2000/- : CHANDRIL CHATTOPADHYAY, III ENGLISH HONS, ROLL 56
The prizes will be distributed on the
15th of August, 2016 during the Independence
Day Celebrations in the College.
Dated : 30 May 2016
The outgoing UG and PG students are hereby notified to take note of some important dates View details...
Posted : 01 February 2016
St. Xavier's College has signed MOU for Study Abroad and Exchange Programmes with the following University/College.
Students interested may apply for Study Abroad and Exchange Programmes through the Office of International Studies and Programmes, Room-7 (Ground Floor). View Details..
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. Details...
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 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.
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.
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 read more...
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.
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.
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 college's upgradation.
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.
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 college. More...
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. Read More...
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 Read More...
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. Read More...
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)..
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. More..
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.
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...
Please visit our website www.xavcomsociety.com to view the full journal....