Celebration of Teachers Day 2019

Teachers Day Celebrations 2019  

On the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, St. Xavier's University celebrated the Teacher's Day on 5th September, 2019. A lively programme was organized which saw active participation from students as well as Teaching and Non-teaching staff members of the University.
Our Vice-Chancellor Fr. Dr. Felix Raj S.J., Registrar Prof. Ashis Mitra, Dean of Arts & Social Studies Fr. Dr. Soosai Nayagam, and Ms. Indrani Banerjee jointly inaugurated the communication fest followed by cake cutting at the Arrupe Building Auditorium of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata.   Read more | View Gallery

XAVCOMM' 2019

XAVCOMM' 2019  

The Department of Mass Communication of St. Xavier's University organized the city's biggest Communication Fest "XAVCOMM" on the 30th and 31st of August, 2019.
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Conference on 'Consumer Choices: Impact of Digital Technology' View Details

Mother Teresa: The tiny nun with a large heart in blue-bordered sari

J. Felix Raj, SJ, with Mother Teresa J. Felix Raj, SJ, with Mother Teresa - (The Telegraph archive picture)

 

Saint of the slums with a universal message
By J. Felix Raj, SJ in Calcutta : Published 26.08.19, 1:53 AM

When I asked for her blessings in one of our meetings in 1994, Mother Teresa gave me a compassionate look and thrust a Rosary (a string of prayer beads) into my palms and said, "Pray for me and my work for the destitute and dying." I discovered in this great lady the divine dispensation that reached the core of my heart. Every word she spoke, every touch and every look exuded a transformative tint.

Read full article published in the newspaper "The Telegraph" on August 26, 2019

First Blood Donation Camp 2019

First Blood Donation Camp 2019 Dated : 26 August, 2019

St. Xavier's University, Kolkata organised its first Blood Donation Camp on 26th of August 2019. It was organised in the memory of St. Teresa of Calcutta on her 109th birth anniversary. Mother Teresa was a humanitarian known for her acts of charity towards the marginalised sections of the society.

The camp was organised by the Department of Social Work and Xaverians in Action (XIA) in collaboration with the Association of Voluntary Blood Donors, West Bengal. The students were very enthusiastic to celebrate the day with lots of joy as it was also the birthday of our Honourable Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, SJ.
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Forthcoming Events

  • 23rd September, 2019 : Seminar & Panel Discussion on Bridging the Gap : Gender Issues in Contemporary India View Poster
  • 27th & 28th September, 2019 : XAVIESTA '19 (Inter B-School Fest)
  • 2nd October, 2019, Wednesday : Gandhi Jayanti
  • 3rd October, 2019, Thursday : Puja Vacation begins.
  • 14th October, 2019, Monday :  : University re-opens and classes resume.
  • 25th October, 2019, Friday : Diwali Vacation begins.
  • 30th October, 2019, Wednesday : University reopens and classes resume.
  • From 19th November, 2019 : Semester Examinations begin.
  • 3rd December, 2019 : Feast of St. Francis Xavier, Patron of the University.
  • 19th & 20th December, 2019 : Conference on 'Consumer Choices: Impact of Digital Technology'
    organized by XLRI, IASCC & XBS View details
  • 23rd December, 2019 : Christmas Vacation begins.

News & Notices

Faculty Orientation Programme

Faculty Orientation Programme

Dated : 24 August, 2019
A Faculty Orientation Programme was organised by St. Xavier's University, Kolkata on 24th August, 2019. The 36 newly appointed faculty members attended the FOP. Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor conducted the Orientation. Three participants shared their experiences at St. Xavier's University. Based on these ground reality sharing, Father engaged the participants into group discussions on strengths of the University and Opprtunities & Challenges to grow.Prof. Ashis Mitra made some important remarks about the standard of academic work expected from the faculty members in terms of Lesson Plan, Punctuality, Leave Rules, Mentor Programme, Progress Report, Classroom Management and Accountability. The Orientation programme gave an opportunity for interaction with the Vice-Chancellor and Registrar. The participants expressed a sense of satisfaction.

First Lokpal Inaugurates Xavier Law School

Inauguration of the Xavier Law School Father Felix Raj (extreme left), Vice-Chancellor, St. Xavier's University, Calcutta; Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose (third from left), the first Lokpal of India; and Father L. Sebasti Raj (right), Pro-Vice-Chancellor, St. Xavier's University, Calcutta; at the inauguration of Xavier Law School in New Town. Picture by Sanat Kr Sinha

The law is supreme and even above the king, India's first Lokpal, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, told law students of Xavier Law School at St. Xavier's University, Kolkata on Saturday. In the Vedas and the Upanishads, law is treated as the "king of kings", he said. Read more | View Gallery

Shashi Tharoor at SXUK Convocation

 

Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor and writer warned that jobs were scarce and degrees were abundant and if this mismatch continued many qualified graduates would end up jobless.
Tharoor was delivering the convocation address at St. Xavier's University, Kolkata on Saturday, July 27. "I am sure this won't be a problem for the graduates I am addressing today at St Xavier's University. But you must be aware of the broader national picture," Tharoor said.  Read More | View Gallery

Ex-governor visits Xav

Posted : 07 May 2019

 

Now, I am Prof Narayanan and all the credit goes to J Felix Raj, VC of St Xavier's University,  Read more
Courtesy : Times of India, Kolkata, 07 May 2019

Xavier's University Economics Society (XUES)

Posted : 12 Apr 2019

 

Xavier's University Economics Society (XUES) was inaugurated on 11th April, 2019. Rev. Fr. Felix Raj, S.J., Vice-chancellor, Prof. Ashis Mitra, Registrar, Rev. Dr. Soosai Nayagam, S.J., Dean of Arts and Social Studies, Rev. Fr. Arul Raj, Finance Officer, Dr. Ranjanendra Narayan Nag, visiting faculty of the University, Prof. Sayantan Bandhu Majumdar, Head of Department of Economics and other faculty members graced the occasion. Read more

Hamid Ansari as Visiting Faculty

Posted : 12 Apr 2019

Fr. Felix Raj presenting the Global Xaverian Award to Mr. Hamid Ansari in November 2018 at New Delhi

Mr. Mohammad Hamid Ansari, former Vice-President of India has accepted the invitation of Father Felix Raj, Vice-Chancellor of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata to join SXUK as a visiting professor. Read more...

Xavrang '19

Posted : 10 Apr 2019

 

Usha Uthup, the legendary singer, was at St. Xavier's University, Kolkata (SXUK) on the occasion of Xavrang'19, the Students' Fest.
She enthralled the student audience with her melodious songs.
Even Gods could not resist, the heavens opened and heavy showers stopped the performances on the 5th and 6th.
The Local Train, the Indian Rock Band, will perform again on April 16 evening.

Neighbourhood Service:

Posted : 14 March 2019

 

St. Xavier's University students continue their committed service to the neighbourhood children. Every weekend (Saturdays and Sundays) a group of enthusiastic students from the University visit the local villages - Kathalberia and Kulberia, under Beonta Panchayat of Bhangar II Block (South 24 Parganas District) and teach the young children of various governments run primary schools, to impart quality education to them. Another group of our students have been carrying out a noble drive by running Spoken English Classes at the University Campus for the older students especially those who attend secondary schools/colleges. These students generally come from Dharmatala-Panchuria Village.Both these activities are being fully managed by the students themselves and the overall impact appears to be highly positive, a fruitful experience for both university students as well as village children. It has brought a new ray of hope among the village people, school teachers and leaders. - Paritosh Majumdar

Foundation Day Celebrated at SXUK

Posted : 08 Feb 2019

Governor received by V.C. Governor received by V.C.
Governor inaugurating Library building Governor inaugurating Library building
Hon'ble Governor feliciaited by the V.C. Hon'ble Governor felicitated by the V.C.

 

St. Xavier's University, Kolkata celebrated its third Foundation Day on February 8, 2019. Hon'ble Governor of West Bengal, Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi was the Chief Guest and Prof. Parth Pratim Chakrabarti, Director of IIT Karagpur, the Guest of Honour.
The Central Library Building named after Fr. Pedro Arrupe, a former General of the Jesuit Order, was inaugurated by the Governor. The Arrupe Building houses the spacious central lending library and a reading room. It will have law and Management libraries respectively. A state of the art studio for the Mass Communication department is set up in the first and second floors of the building. Read moreView Gallery

Annual Sports Day 2019

Posted : 03 Feb 2019

Annual Sports 2019 Annual Sports Day

 

St. Xavier's University's first Annual Sports Day was celebrated on Saturday, February 2 with total participation and great enthusiasm. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Shri Sujit Bose, the Hon'ble Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, Government of West Bengal.
The Class-wise Parade by students was colourful and thematic. The playground was overflowing with team spirit, zeal and excitement. The presence and the active participation of teachers boosted the spirit of students.View Gallery

Walkathon for ONEINDIA

Posted : 03 Feb 2019

Walkathon for ONEINDIA Walkathon for ONEINDIA

 

Students of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, along with their faculty, staff, Alumni/ae and well-wishers, took out a walkathon on February 2 morning for One India on the occasion of their annual Sports Day. There were around 1000 walkathoners with banners and placards. Hon'ble Mayor of Bidhannagar, Shri Sabyasachi Dutta flagged off the walkathon in the presence of Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, Fr. Felix Raj. View Gallery

Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of St. Xavier's University, Rajarhat

Mittal, Mamata mark beginning of Xavier's University journey

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An Introduction

Xaverians In Action

Talks, Lectures and Seminars

1st Convocation Address by Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament Read Full Lecture


"A Precious Milestone" written by Fr. J. Felix Raj, SJ, Vice-Chancellor Read Full Lecture


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Radical Prayer

"The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence".
"Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it".
"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough".
"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water".
- Rabindranath Tagore

 

Rev. Fr. John Felix Raj
125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago address
Interfaith 2018

Eucharistic Celebration

SXUK Chapel

St. Xavier's University, Kolkata has a private Chapel in the Jesuit Residence (Britto House) on the second floor. The Eucharistic celebration is held every morning (Monday to Sunday) at 7.00 a.m.. Those who want to join the celebration are welcome. View Chapel details...

XAVERIANUM

Xaverianum 2018


XAVERIANUM 2018

Sponsoring Trust

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