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.
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
"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 on 18th November, 2016 with Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Details...
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 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
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!
Posted : 02 Dec 2016
Walk-in-interview will be held on 12th December, 2016 at Biotechnology Dept. of St. Xavier's College, 30 Mother Teresa Sarani,at 3:00 pm for two posts of JRF in the
(1) DBT, WB project [Sanction no: 636(sanc)/BT(Estt)-RD-54/2015] entitled 'Understanding the molecular basis of autophosphorylation and phosphotransfer activities of a unique cytosolic sensor Histidine Kinase, FlrB that regulates flagellar synthesis and colonization in Vibrio cholerae' and
(2) UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research project [Sanction no: CSR-IC-BL-76/CRS-193/2016-2017/857] View Details...
Posted : 29 Nov 2016
Applications are invited for walk in interview for the position of one SRF (tenable up to 31st March, 2017) under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) funded project 'Development of pod borer resistant transgenic pigeonpea and chickpea' under the supervision of Dr. Dipankar Chakraborti.
Eligibility: M. Sc. in any area of Biological Sciences with a minimum of 55% marks, NET qualification and two years of research experience in the related field.
Date of Interview: 07-12-2016
Posted : 29 Nov 2016
St. Xavier's College, 30 Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata -700 016, invites applications with complete Bio-data & relevant documents for Laboratory Assistant in Physics ( College Created Post )
(No of Vacancy - 1)
Minimum Qualifications required B.Sc ( with preferably Physics & minimum 50% marks). (Technical degree and Competence in computer knowledge applications may be preferred ).
Applications in favour of Principal, St. Xavier's College, to reach latest by 10th December, 2016
Posted : 24 Nov 2016
The department of Chemistry presents An International Symposium on Facets of Chemistry in Biology, FOCB-II, 12.01.2017 View Details...
Posted : 22 Nov 2016
Convocation on 17th January 2017 View Details
Posted : 12 Nov 2016
The Department of Physics, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata, is organizing a two day National Level Workshop on Advances in Condensed Matter Physics with special emphasis on Biological Systems for Faculty Development (DBT funded) on December 9-10, 2016. We cordially invite you at the inauguration of the workshop at Dec. 9, at 10 AM. in Fr. D'Souza Hall (Room No. 15).
The last date for application for the two day National Level Workshop on Advances in Condensed Matter Physics with special emphasis on Biological Systems for Faculty Development (DBT Sponsored) organized by Physics Dept. on Dec 9 -10, 2016 has been extended till 2.12.16.
Posted : 11 Nov 2016
St. Xavier's College, 30 Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata -700 016, invites applications with complete Bio-data & relevant documents for the following Assistant Professors
( College Created Posts) :
Post-1. Assistant Professor in Economics
Post No-2. Assistant Professor in Commerce
( Vacancy-3 )
Post No-3. Assistant Professor in Sociology
( Vacancy -1 )
( Total No of Vacancies - 5 )
Posted : 11 Nov 2016
St. Xavier's College, 30 Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata -700 016, invites applications with complete Bio-data & relevant documents for the following Substantive post:
Assistant Professor in Mathematics
(No of Vacancy - 1 ). View Details...
A MOU has been signed on 18th November, 2016 with Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. 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....