Dear Alumni/ae, Well Wishers and Benefactors,

I hope this email finds you and your family members in good health. I pray to the Almighty to keep showering His blessings upon you always.

The members of our Alumni Association have already been extending all kinds of support to COVID patients and their family members for helping them in getting them admitted to Hospitals and providing other COVID Care facilities like Safe Homes, Ambulance services as well as arrangement of COVID testing, Oxygen supply, Medicine delivery, Blood & Plasma donation and many such initiatives under the banner of SXCCAAhelp.

Apart from the members already taking up the responsibility of being SXCCAAhelp volunteers and the Xaverians based at National and International Chapters of the Association already engaged in an array of outreach programs, our Association along with our College is going to collaborate with a host of social welfare organizations, corporate entities, who encourage social responsibility and support initiatives by launching a comprehensive philanthropic COVID rehabilitation-cum-fundraising initiative namely "SXCCAAhelp LIFETIME LIFELINE".

SXCCAAhelp LIFETIME LIFELINE is looking for your kind donations & contributions for:

1. Purchasing and Collecting
a. Oxygen Concentrators
b. Oxygen Cylinders
c. Pulse Oximeters
d. PPE Kits
e. Hand Sanitizers
f. KN 95 & Surgical Masks

2. Extending financial support and maintaining uninterrupted medical facilities, supply of medicines, supply of food as well as other essential items to:
a. Old Age Homes
b. Orphanages
c. Homes of specially-abled children
d. Homeless pavement dwellers & underprivileged people.

3. Create a Contingency Fund Base for extending financial support to beneficiaries and needy families who are in acute financial crisis after COVID pandemic outbreak, seeking medical treatments but unable to bear expenses.

So, your generous donations and contributions are solicited as your support to our COVID Rehabilitation activities under "SXCCAAhelp LIFETIME LIFELINE. Even a Small Contribution from all of you will help our SXCCAAhelp volunteers and SXCCAA team to reach out to maximum beneficiaries. Details to send your donations and contributions are given below.

Fathers at St. Xavier's are constantly praying for the safety of yourself and your family members.

May God bless all of you.

Rev. Fr. Dr. Dominic Savio S.J.
President, St Xavier's College (Calcutta) Alumni Association
Principal, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous) Kolkata

Details for sending contributions:

Kindly send your donations & contributions for "SXCCAAhelp LIFETIME
LIFELINE" to SXCCAA through NEFT / RTGS to its account, the details are as follows:
Account Name: St. Xavier's College (Calcutta) Alumni Association

(a) Bank Name: HDFC Bank
Branch: Theatre Road, Kolkata
IFSC: HDFC0000105
Account No: 50100381047155

(b) Direct fund transfer:

(c) UPI: STXAVIERSCOLLAGECALC.28213274@hdfcbank

In case of electronic fund transfer, kindly send an email to with journal number or transaction details. Kindly note that such contributions will qualify for Income Tax Relief u/s 80G of Income Tax Act.

For any assistance kindly connect with Mr. Sanjib Koner – Hony. Secretary of SXCCAA +919434008966

RIP Fr. L. Hinq SJ

The one of the last of the Belgian Jesuit Priests, who came to India and to St. Xavier's Kolkata, during 1940s, Rev. Fr. L. Hinq, SJ, was the first Professor-in-Charge of the Higher Secondary Unit of St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, when Class 11 & 12 of WB HS Council came under St. Xavier's College, Kolkata in 1976. He also served in St. Xavier's School, Kolkata and Bardhaman, among other institutions.

A strict disciplinarian but amiable, if convinced, the students were really afraid of his penetrating look over his bifocal spects with his blue eyes. He was the first point of contact of many of us who started the journy as Xaverian in St. Xavier's College, Kolkata in Class XI. He maintained a separate Text Book Library for the students, who could not afford to buy text books. Generally did not speak in Bangla so that a huge number of students, who came from Bengali medium schools, could pick up conversational English fast but was very much fond of Bengali Culture as he was always found in the front row of the auditorium in all such cultural programmes, where his HS Unit's boys took part. He taught English in Class XI and XII with his baritone voice. While teaching the rapid reader Rising of the Moon, his tacit support to the Irish Revolution might have come from his personal experience of World War I as a Belgian.

His companions, who also came from Belgium around his time and were legendary priests and served St. Xavier's, Kolkata like Rev. Fr. Albert Huart, SJ, Rev. Fr. Gerard Beckers, SJ, Rev. Fr. Christio Mignon, SJ, Rev. Fr. Adrien Wavreil, SJ, Rev. Fr. Andre Bruylants, SJ, Rev. Fr Camille. Bouche, SJ, Rev. Fr. Jacques de Bonhome, SJ, Rev. Fr. Albert Wautier, SJ, Rev. Fr. Paul Dautienne, SJ, Rev. Fr. Mathew Shillings, SJ, Rev. Fr. Paul Joris, SJ, and many others have gone for rest earlier. He was one of the last of the lot. Though he preferred to go back to Belgium but these few words of remembrance are with gratitude that his students have not forgotten him and will remain ever grateful to him and his companions for their selfless service to the mankind. RIP Fr. L. Hinq, SJ.

Dear Xaverians,

You might be aware that SXCCAA had been organizing Interactive Sessions with Industry & Domain Experts for last 2 years, under the brand name of Knowledge and Ideas Xchange Series (KIXs).

The 5th Edition of KIXs is going to be organized on Friday 8th November 2019 at 6:30 pm at Room No. 15 of St. Xavier's College, Kolkata. The speaker in this session will be Dr. Hasan Iqbal, A Renowned Orthopaedic Consultant, who had been requested to speak on " Fitness and Common Orthopedic Health Tips".

You are requested to attend the said Interactive session in large numbers & take the advantage of this informative deliberation. Interested members are requested to kindly contact at Room No. 5 (033 2280 5566) and get yourself registered in advance.

Xaverianly Yours,
Sanjib Koner
Hony. Secretary

St. Xavier's College (Autonomous) Kolkata gets ISO 9001-2015 certificate for Providing Higher Education

|| Thailand Chapter Meet at Bangkok on 03.08.2019 ||

Greetings from St. Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association.

I am glad to inform you that the SXCCAA – Thailand Chapter Meet will be held at Bangkok on 03.08.2019, Saturday. Rev. Dr. Dominic Savio, S.J., President of SXCCAA and Rector & Principal of St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata has kindly consented to grace the occasion.

You are requested to kindly attend the event. For further details you may kindly contact SXCCAA office at room no: 5, 033 2280 5566.

Thanking you,
Yours truly,

Sanjib Koner
Hony. Secretary
St. Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association
30, Park Street,
Kolkata – 700016.


|| Beyond Barriers Chapter Nineteen ||


If you don’t want to miss out being a part of the gala night organized by SXCCAA - Sangam Reunion Dinner 2018, then you must collect the invites right away; they are available ONLINE and at Room 5#

  • Silver Jubilee Celebration of 1994 Batch.
  • Lip smacking food and dinner from one of the most popular restaurants of Kolkata - ‘Tangerine’.
  • Musical Performance by Kalla & Deene Khan from ‘Project Folk & Sufu Band’.
  • DJ Harish will be there to groove you all!

So, it’s not just a grand feast; it’s going to be a musical night!

Date - 29th December 2018
Venue - St. Xavier’s College Ground (Kolkata)
Timing- 6:30 PM onwards


National Meet of Xaverians (Looking Beyond-III)

St. Xavier’s Relief Service- Kerala Flood 2018

Dear Alumni/ae Members,

All of us are aware of the calamity that struck our state of Kerala. Over 82,000 people in Kerala have been displaced due to the floods that have ravaged the State. 324 have lost their lives between August 8 and 17, 2018 and More than 3.1 lakh become homeless and shifted to 2094 relief camps. We are very concerned and would like to pledge our full support and cooperation to the Jesuit Fathers who are already involved in intense relief work in remote and affected areas.

I implore alumni/ae to come together, as conscientious citizens, in our endeavour to donate generously and assist and expedite relief work in Kerala. Our concerted effort will rescue our distressed brothers and sisters and restore cheer and smile to their lives.

Your generous contributions may be given to the Alumni Office (Room 5) in following manners:

1. Cheques drawn in favour of St. Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association.
2. You may transfer the funds online at our bank account as details below:

Account Name : St. Xavier's College (Calcutta) Alumni Association
Bank Name : Syndicate Bank
Branch : Park Street, Kolkata
IFSC code : SYNB0009585
Account No : 95852010003025

3. Transfer to Paytm account : 9874842744
4. You may contribute by swiping you Debit / Credit Card at POS machine kept in Room no: 5
5. Cash contribution in the donation box kept at room no: 5

All contributions mentioned above are eligible for deduction U/S 80G of Income Tax Act.

We shall also collect the following materials (new and unused) in our collection centre at Room no: 5, which shall be sent to Kerala

1. Lungi
2. Bath Towel
3. Bedsheet
4. Saree
5. Mosquito net

Kindly send you contributions latest by 30.08.2018. For further details please contact Mr. Sanjib Koner – Hony Secretary (9434008966) or Mr. Yogesh Chopra (9831242172) or Mr. Deepak Gupta (9830091423)

We shall keep you updated on our progress. Let us join in our prayers for Kerala.

God bless you all.

Rev.Fr. Dominic Savio, S.J.
Principal, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous)
President, St. Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association

The Annual Philanthropic Day -

When we gather to refocus our dedication to various activities for the benefit of the marginalized students of rural schools and our college supported by the SXCCAA and / or by the Jesuit organizations – Coinciding with the Birthday of our President, Rev. Fr. Dr. Dominic Savio, S.J. will be held on Monday, the 23rd of July, 2018 from 6.30 PM onwards at St. Xavier’s College Auditorium.

The programme will be followed by high tea and snacks. Members (including spouses) are requested to send prior confirmation of their attendance by contacting 22805566/9874842744.

For further details contact the conveners :
Rajesh Agarwal (98310 37710)
Harish Agarwal (98310 91599)
Dharmen Trivedi (98302 64640)

Members wishing to take part in Philanthropic activities can contribute by cheque or in kind are requested to contact the Convener of Philanthropic activities Yogesh Chopra (9831242172), Deepak Gupta (9830091423)

Programme on “Cancer awareness and prevention”

We are pleased to inform you that we will be organizing a Programme on “Cancer awareness and prevention” on Friday 22nd June, 2018 at 6.30 pm in Room No 15 at St Xavier’s College.

Dr. Chanchal Goswami , renowned Oncologist has kindly consented to grace the occasion as the Chief Guest and speaker . Fr. Dominic Savio, SJ, Rector and Principal, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous) and President of St. Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association will bless the event.

As there are limited seats, we request you to please register your participation by calling to Room 5 (22805566, 9874842744) and take your seats by 06.15 pm sharp. Members are welcome to bring their spouses if they wish to participate in the programme.

Rev. Fr. Dominic Savio, SJ, Principal & Rector, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous) Kolkata & President, SXCCAA, has been awarded with 'Excellence in Education and Philanthropy Award' by The Bengal National Chamber of Commerce & Industry at a ceremony held on 14th April, 2018, at Science City Auditorium.

Father in his address dedicated this award to the 3 pillars of St Xavier's i.e. Students, Staff & Alumni.

Opportunities for youth and prospects for Industries in West Bengal

Dear Member,

We are pleased to inform you that we will be organizing a Programme on “Opportunities for youth and prospects for Industries in West Bengal” on Friday 13th April, 2018 at 6.30 pm in Room No 15 at St Xavier’s College.

Mr. Rajiva Sinha, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, MSME & Textiles Department, Govt. of West Bengal has kindly consented to grace the occasion as the Chief Guest. Our own alumnus Mr. Rakesh Shah, an eminent Industrialist and Former Chairman EEPC would enlighten us on the subject. Rev. Fr. Dominic Savio, SJ, Rector and Principal, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous) and President of St. Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association will bless the event.

As there are limited seats, we request you to please register your participation by calling to Room 5 (22805566, 9874842744) and take your seats by 06.30 pm sharp. Members are welcome to bring their spouses and adult children if they wish to participate in the programme.

Fr. Joris Memorial Nihil Ultra Trophy National Debate to be held on 21.04.2018

Dear Member,

I am glad to inform you that the XXVII Fr. Joris Memorial Nihil Ultra Trophy National Debate will be held at the College Auditorium from 05.00 PM onwards, on Saturday, the 21st of April, 2018. One of the most sought after in the Xaverian calendar of events and a forerunner in the debating circles of the city. In continuation of our journey to embark new vistas, this year we have decided to have a subject which has widespread impact on our social life.

Entertainment is an integral part of our life and social periphery and hence this year the Motion of the Debate is, "In the opinion of the House, Bollywood is National Anesthesia".

The organising team is working to get renowned personalities from various walks of life including of course from the entertainment world to present an evening full of enrichment for the mind and heart both.

Members are requested to collect their Invitation cards from Room No. 5 from 14.04.2018 onwards to ensure their berth for the exciting evening.

Should you require any further clarifications, please contact the following:

  1. Mr. Jayajit Biswas                 98300 94177              Advisor
  2. Mr. Monojit Ghose               98312 69955              Advisor
  3. Mr. Nalin Jain                       94152 30515              Convener
  4. Mr. Jeetu Rampuria              98312 77943              Convener