Easter 2017

Christians all over the world celebrate Easter on 16 April, which marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

On Good Friday, Christians commemorate the sufferings, crucifixion and the death of Jesus Christ. It is a day of prayer and fasting, and many keep vigil in chapels and Churches, waiting for the day of Jesus' Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Easter is the celebration of victory over death, a celebration of new life. It symbolizes the ultimate victory of good over evil.

The gift of the Risen Christ is Peace. He said to his apostles and disciples, "Peace be with you and share this peace with one another".

I take this opportunity to wish you all - Staff, students, parents, alumni/ae, benefactors, friends and well-wishers of St. Xavier's, A Very Happy and Peace-filled Easter. May the Risen Christ bless all of you and your families.

Father President

NAAC Results
St. Xavier's College scores 3.77 CGPA out of 4 (A++) in its 3rd cycle accreditation.
The Principal said: "It is the fruit of a collective effort. I want to thank our staff, students, their parents, alumni/ae, benefactors and friends for their wholehearted cooperation, interest and involvement in the College matters. This is yet another milestone in our march towards Nihil Ultra (Nothing Beyond).

The NAAC Peer Team handed over the final report to the Principal, Fr. Felix Raj on January 10th evening at the Exit meeting.

St. Xavier's University gets Vice-Chancellor

Father Felix Raj, SJ, the principal of St. Xavier's College, Kolkata is the first vice-chancellor of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata.

"As vice-chancellor, my first task will be to form the Governing Board of the university, which will consist of 36 members,"Felix Raj said, adding that he would take over the reins of the Rajarhat University with "immediate effect".

Father Jeyaraj Veluswamy, SJ, the chancellor of the university who appointed Fr. Felix Raj as VC, also appointed professor Ashis Mitra as registrar. The bill for setting up the university, which is operational from February 8, the date of notification, was unanimously passed by the Assembly on December 15. Governor K.N. Tripathi gave his consent to the bill on January 16.

The Governing Board, which will include a state government nominee and a UGC representative, will meet for the first time on the University campus on April 28. "St. Xavier's College, which gave birth to the University, kept its quality for 157 years and has become the number one college in India with 3.77 CGPA out of 4. The university will emulate that. It will in no way compromise on quality," Fr. Felix Raj told the press.

The university will start its journey by offering the B.Com, BBA, M.Com, MA in English, Masters in social work and MA in journalism courses Firdausul Hasan, honorary secretary, St. Xavier's College Calcutta Alumni Association, said: "The university is the materialization of Father Felix Raj's visionary dreams. We are thankful to him for giving us the chance to play our part in Vision 2020 and do something for our alma mater."

Events Held

Fr. Joe D'souza Memorial
Cricket Match

18th February 2017

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Beyond Barriers XVII
29th January 2017

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Annual Reunion Dinner
29th December 2016

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Annual Tea Meet
19th Noverber 2016

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Womens' Forum

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Philanthropic Activities

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College News
A+ + Xavier's seals status of best in Bengal
Jan. 24: St. Xavier's College has become the first in Bengal and only the third college in the country to earn the highest grade of A++ in the new eight-point evaluation scale of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
Talks on Spirituality in Education
Swami Agnivesh, former professor of St. Xavier's College, a spiritual leader and the Founder-Chairperson of the Bandhu Mukti Morcha (Bonded Labour Liberation Front) visited his college on March 31, 2017. He delivered two talks on "Spirituality in Education": 1) To the B.Ed students at the department of Education at 2.00 pm and 2) To the faculty, students and alumni/ae at 6.00 pm.
Chief Minister at Xavier's Christmas Meet
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was at St. Xavier's on December 23rd evening for the College's annual Christmas Meet. She played Santa Claus to Xavier's promising an annual funding of Rs 7 crores to the new St. Xavier's University.....
A MOU has been signed with Macquarie University, Sydney
A MOU has been signed on 18th November, 2016 with Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Both institutions have agreed to establish Student and Faculty exchange programme to promote academic and cultural linkages, enrichment and understanding.Initially the exchange will take place...
St. Xavier's College Alumni/ae Assn, Kolkata - National meet at Jaipur
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
London Alumni Meet
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.
Pope Francis Visits the GC 36
There is a well-established tradition that on the occasion of a Jesuit General Congregation, the Holy Father meets with the delegates. So this Monday, 24 October, Pope Francis came discreetly to the curia at 7.30 morning and was greeted by Father General Arturo Sosa and the Superior of the Curia community, Father Joaquín Barrero..
SXCCAA celebrates the spirit of giving with philanthropy day
The SXC Alumni Association celebrated Fr. Felix Raj's Birthday as Philanthropy Day on August 27th. The Little Sisters of the Poor were gifted with an Ultra Sound Machine, a Refrigerator and a Set of Sound System for the Home for the Aged by the SXCCAA . Father's Sister and her family were present. Thanks to all who attended the ceremony.
Father Felix Raj Honoured with Sikha Ratna award
On Monday, September 5, the first Feast Day of Saint Teresa of Kolkata cum Teachers' Day, Father Felix Raj, our Principal was honoured with the prestigious SIKHA RATNA Award by the State Government of West Bengal at a State-level function organised at Nazrul Manch.
Campus tribute to Teresa
Saturday , September 3 , 2016 | The Telegraph
St. Xavier's College is organising an exhibition of paintings of Mother Teresa as a follow-up to the symposium held recently, from September 29 to October 5, to celebrate the Sainthood of Mother.
Her healing touch
Written by Fr. Felix Raj | The Indian Express (Kolkata) : Friday, Sep 02, 2016
Canonisation of Mother Teresa
His Holiness Pope Francis will declare Mother Teresa of Kolkata a saint on September 4, 2016 at St. Peter's Square, Vatican City, in Rome. He will declare her a saint of the universal Church, on the day he has set aside for the for the celebration of the Jubilee for volunteers and workers...
President of India's visit to Kolkata
The President of India visited Kolkata today. He met Rev. Fr. Dominic Savio - Rector and Rev. Fr. Felix Raj - Principal of St. Xavier's College at Raj Bhawan on August 23, 2016. Among other discussions, he also enquired about the preperations for the canonisation of Mother Teresa.
In the name of Mother
The Contribution of Mother Teresa to Humanity, a symposium on Mother Teresa, was held at the Fr. Depelchin Auditorium of St. Xavier's College on Sunday, August 7, 2016. The evening began with prayer songs like Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace by Voicestra, led by Nikhil D'Souza and the launch of Aamar Gaaner Majhe, a CD of Christian hymns sung by Father Shyamal Makhal and published by The Goethals Indian Library And Research Society.
Prayas Camp 2016
The momentum of College to village and village to College is still going strong at Xavier's. The 12th Prayas Camp (Village to College) was held from 23rd to 26th June 2016 in the College campus. The theme of the camp was: "Andhokarer Utsho Hote Utsharito Aalo". The camp was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Felix Raj, SJ, Principal...
Saint Teresa of Kolkata
Pope John Paul II (now St. John Paul II) beatified Mother Teresa on October 19, 2003. Her beatification, the first step on the path to sainthood, was the fastest ever in the history of canonization.
His Holiness Pope Francis will declare Mother Teresa of Kolkata a saint on September 4, 2016 at St. Peter's Square, Vatican City, in Rome...
The NSS group successfully completed the 220 meters long and 6 feet wide road at the Raghabpur campus
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.
JHEASA annual meeting
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.
Prayas continues... St. Xavier's enters Hugalkuria
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.
A new Smart Class Room
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.
St. Xavier's Kolkata "Reaches the Unreached" in Asansol, West Bengal.
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.
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, men and women 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.
Alumni News
The XXVIth, Fr. Joris Memorial Nihil Ultra Trophy National Debate will be held at the College Auditorium from 05.00 PM onwards, on Saturday, the 08th of April, 2017....
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International Women's Day was celebrated at the Raghabpur campus on 5th March 2017...Read More
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