Crest of SXC
The Crest of St. Xavier’s College is modeled on Jassu Crest of the College Patron Saint Francis Xavier’s family. It has been adapted to local surroundings, suggestive of a native flavour of a College in India. The escutcheon in white and blue contains a tiger and a palm tree, overlooked by a silver crescent moon, which symbolizes the palacio of Xavier. The charge on the Dexter, HIS, bespeaks a College of the Society of Jesus (Iesus Hominum Salvator – Jesus, Savior of Human Family). The checky argent and sable in the base recall the spirit of the Xaverian family. A garter bearing the words “St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta”, encircles the escutcheon and it is surmounted by a Cross emanating holy rays. A scroll passes underneath inscribed with the words Nihil Ultra (Nothing Beyond), the motto of the College. The Crest signifies dignity, courage, quiet gleam and the call of the beyond – the quest persists towards higher endeavour.
St. Francis Xavier Patron of the College
A Christian Minority Higher Educational Institution, St. Xavier’s was founded in 1860 by a Catholic Minority Religious body, the Society of Jesus, and was affiliated to Calcutta University in 1862. While preference is shown to the educational and cultural needs of the Minority community, admission is open to all irrespective of caste, creed and nationality!