" Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Remain always in peace."
For what does it profit a person,
If he/she gains the whole world,
And suffer the loss of his/her soul? "
- Jesus Christ
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.
The board meeting included chancellor of the
University, Father J Velluswamy, vice-chancellor
Father J. Felix Raj, principal secretary of the
department of higher education Vivek Kumar, the
directors of XLRI, XIMB and XIMJ, the secretary of
the St Xavier's College alumni association and six
principals from 52 Jesuit colleges in India.
"The new board deliberated upon 1. Courses to be
offered from 2017 session, 2. Admission policies and
procedures, 3. Fee structure, 4.Delegation of power
to the VC 5. Ratification of appointments, 6. the
inauguration of the first academic session of SXUK
on the Rajarhat campus on July 7, 7. the completion
of Vision 2020 and so on," said Father Felix Raj.
The board members, after the meeting, toured the
newly built campus that is at the moment ready with
a six-story academic block. The G+5 floor academic
block with 2.3 lakh square feet has four types of
classrooms, including galleries and amphitheatres.
The residence for VC and the Jesuits named Britto
House, with a sacred chapel for prayer, was
inaugurated by the SXUK chancellor and the VC of
Xavier's University Bhubaneswar prior to the board
At the board meeting, R N Jhunjhunwalla,
attorney-at-law and executive partner, Khaitan and
Co, industrialists Sanjiv Goenka and Sanjay Budhia
and chairman and managing director, West Bengal
Power Development Corporation Ltd, Santanu Basu,
were co-opted as members.
The vice-chancellor thanked chief minister Mamata
Banerjee, education minister Partha Chatterjee, St.
Xavier's College alumni, benefactors and all
stake-holders for their support. The next Board
meeting will be held on August 19.
The official inauguration on July 7 is likely to see
chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who has been closely
following the university's progress, visiting the
campus. UK-based Indian industrialist and Xaverian L
N MIttal will also be present that day.
Mamata Banerjee had earlier sent a personal letter
of good wishes to Fr. Felix Raj and his team on the
occasion, which was read out at the Board meeting by
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 moto 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 : 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 will be blessed
by the Honourable Chancellor, Fr. Jeyaraj
Veluswamy and inaugurated by the Principal
Secretary, Department of Higher Education,
Shri Vivek Kumar 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).
Posted : 08 Mar 2017
1st Governing Board Meeting
1st Governing Board Meeting at University Campus on 28th April 2017
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.