Lord, enlighten my mind with truth;
Inflame my heart with love;
Inspire my will with courage;
Enrich my life with service
Pardon what I have been;
Sanctify what I am;
And order what I shall be.
ST. XAVIER'S UNIVERSITY
Inauguration of Kolkata Campus and Commencement of First Academic Session
The inauguration ceremony of St. Xavier's University Kolkata took place on 7th July 2017.
The momentous occasion was graced by the Hon'ble Chief Minister Ms.Mamata Banerjee, Hon'ble Education Minister Dr. Partha Chatterjee, Mr.Lakshmi Niwas Mittal, the Chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, Mrs.Usha Mittal, Hon'ble Chancellor Father Jeyaraj Veluswamy, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor Father Felix Raj, Hon'ble Rector Fr. Dominic Savio and several other dignitaries.
Mr. Mittal articulated his experiences as a student of St. Xavier's College and the lesson of decision making he learnt from his Alma Mater. He has since secured emotional and moral assurance on numerous occasions of his business career from the values St. Xavier's inculcated in him.
The Chief Minister congratulated the Jesuits for setting up yet another seat of higher learning of strong ethical and aesthetic virtues, she highlighted the contributions of St. Xavier's towards the academic, cultural and social endorsements of West Bengal. She expressed her firm belief that like Harvard and Oxford, S
t. Xavier's University Kolkata will soon be of global significance, thriving on the principles of faith and wisdom.
The Chancellor, Father Jeyaraj Veluswamy called the inauguration a function of divine sanction as he christened the audience with the realisation of the Ignatian charism and reminded all about the precious responsibility of service to a greater number of students for the greater glory of God.
Codes of custom and cultural practices are propagated by the educations of St. Xavier's and Father Chancellor thanked all the men and women who have contributed to the making of this historical moment of the birth of St. Xavier's University Kolkata.
Father Felix Raj, the first VC of St. Xavier's University Kolkata expressed his gratitude to Mr. Mittal, Ms.Mamata Banerjee, Dr.Partha Chatterjee, the Government of West Bengal and all the stake holders of St. Xavier's for their unstinted support and cooperation. He ordained the students, let St. Xavier's be the DNA, the genetic code that students have reached out to the world with.
Father VC pledged reciprocal exchanges of service and patronage, loyalty towards academic and social relationships and invoked the Grace of the Lord who presides over the good and glory of the human race.
Message from Vice chancellorRev. Fr. Dr. J. Felix Raj, S.J.
The seed of a University has been embedded in St. Xavier's College since its inception in 1860. History reveals
that the College was in a mode of expansion in many ways. The hallmark of the College, as stated in the almanacs
of 1880 and onwards, observes that 'the course of study embraces all subjects and transcends the standards of
Again the Rector's Report of 1906 refers to an inspection by a body of members appointed by the Senate of the Calcutta University - the observations made by the members regard St. Xavier's with the ability of expansion into further spheres of education, appreciating the prospect and proposal of upgradation into the status of a University.
In January 2012, when the Hon'ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee was the Chief Guest for the occasion of Convocation, she invited St. Xavier's College to be upgraded to the status of a University. And we could hear the ancient voice of history beckoning us.
Subsequently, I, as the Principal of the College appointed a committee to prepare a DPR (Detailed Project Report). The committee had many meetings and prepared a draft of the St. Xavier's University, Kolkata Bill 2016. We had a number of meetings with the Higher Education Department of the State Government to take this proposal forward.
Why St. Xavier's University ?
St. Xavier's University, Kolkata (SXUK) is the harvest of 500 years of the historic tradition of Jesuit Education.
It is a part of the largest global Jesuit educational network today.
It is history with many stories, and one fire with many sparks.
It forms men and women for others.
It is where the mind is without fear and the head is held high.
At SXUK, it is a journey with determination to illuminate one's mind with enduring wisdom.
It introduces courses that blend knowledge and competence.
It promotes student-centric learning in a cosmopolitan culture and conducts global exposure
It provides state of the art facilities.
The motto of the University 'Nihil Ultra', meaning 'Nothing Beyond', is the guiding impulse for all Xaverian endeavours.
In the spirit of 'Magis', SXUK renders 'greater service to greater number of people for the greater glory of God' (AMDG).
Notices & Announcements
Posted : 15 Feb 2017
Appointment of Vice-chancellor and Registrar
Rev. Fr. Dr. J. Felix Raj, S.J.
is appointed as Vice-chancellor by the
Hon'ble Chancellor Rev. Fr. Jeyeraj Veluswamy, S.J.
Prof. Ashis Mitra is appointed as Registrar by the
Hon'ble Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Jeyeraj Veluswamy, S.J.
Posted : 15 Feb 2017
Appointment of Finance Officer, Campus Minister and Liaison Officer
Rev. Fr. P. Paul Carlose, S.J. is appointed as the Finance Officer by the Vice Chancellor Rev. Fr.
Dr. J. Felix Raj, S.J.
Rev. Fr. Arulappan Rayappan, S.J. is appointed as the Campus Minister by the Vice Chancellor Rev. Fr.
Dr. J. Felix Raj, S.J.
Mr. G. P. Gupta is appointed as the University Liaison Officer by the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Fr.
Dr. J. Felix Raj, S.J.
Posted : 29 Apr 2017
St. Xavier's University holds its first board meeting
The first Governing Board meeting of St Xavier's
University, Kolkata was held on Friday, April 28 at
the university's New Town campus.
It was chaired by
the Chancellor. The first board is effective for a
period of four years till March 2021.
Posted : 02 Apr 2017
The Inauguration of the Jesuit Residence and the University Campus
The Jesuit cum VC's residence (Britto
House) of the St. Xavier's University,
Kolkata at Rajarhat campus was blessed by
the Honourable Chancellor, Fr. Jeyaraj
Veluswamy and inaugurated by the Vice
Chancellor of the Xavier's University,
Bubaneshwar on April 28, 2017 at 10.30 am on
the occasion of the first meeting of the
Governing Board of the University.
The official inauguration of the
University Campus (New Town, Rajarhat)
and the first academic session of the
University will be on July 7, 2017 (Details
will be announced later).
Lecture on 'Leadership in Education' in the Department of Education - A report
Posted : 27 June 2017
Honourable Vice-Chancellor of the West Bengal University of Teachers' Training, Education Planning and Administration, Prof. Mita Banerjee delivered a lecture on 'Leadership in Education' in the Department of Education of St. Xavier's College, Kolkata (Autonomous) on the 19th of June 2017. The Principals and Teachers of various educational institutions of Kolkata attended the lecture. This was a unique venture initiated by the Education Department of the college especially for the in-service teachers.
New Jesuit Provincial
Posted : 11 May 2017
Fr. Raphael Hyde, S.J., the present Rector of St. Lawrence High School has been appointed Provincial of the Calcutta Jesuit Province by Rev. Fr. General, Arturo Sosa, S.J. We congratulate Fr. Raphael Hyde, S.J. and assure him of our prayerful support.
As Provincial, he will be the Ex-Officio President of St. Xavier's College Kolkata Educational Trust, President of the Governing Body of St. Xavier's College and the Chancellor of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata.
Loyola, Chennai & St. Xavier's, Kolkata among top 10 Colleges in India
Posted : 15 Apr 2017
Loyola College, Chennai and St. Xavier's College, Kolkata are the two Jesuit Colleges which feature among the first 10 Colleges in the country ranked by the National Institute of Ranking Framework(NIRF), MHRD, Government of India.
The 'India Ranking 2017' was announced by the MHRD Minister Mr. Prakash Javedkar on April 3 at a Press Conference. A public function has been arranged by the Central Government on April 10 to felicitate the top rank holders.