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" 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

XAVIER'S UNIVERSITY HOLDS FIRST BOARD MEETING

The first Board meeting of the St. Xavier's University, Kolkata will be held on Friday, April 28, at the University campus at Rajarhat. The first Governing Board will be effective for a period of four years till March 2021.

The Board includes the Chancellor, Fr. J. Velluswamy, the Vice Chancellor, Fr. Felix Raj,the Principal Secretary of the Department of Higher Education, West Bengal, Mr. Vivek Kumar, the Vive Chancellors of Jadvapur University and West Bengal State University, Prof. Suranjan Das and Prof. Basab Choudhury respectively, the directors of XLRI, XIMB and XIMJ, the Honorary Secretary of the St. Xavier's College Alumni Association and six Jesuit Principals from among 52 Jesuit Colleges in India.

The Board will deliberate upon the forthcoming inauguration of the first academic session of SXUK at the Rajarhat campus on July 7, 2017, the courses to be offered, the admission policies and procedures, fee structure, delegation of power to the VC and expression of gratitude to various personalities involved in the making of the university - the Chief Minister of West Bengal Ms. Mamata Banerjee, the Education Minister, Dr. Partha Chatterjee, St. Xavier's College Alumni/ae, benefactors and all stake-holders whose unstincted support and encouragement has been our inspiration.

The first VC, Fr. Felix Raj intends to conduct a tour of the campus and classrooms for all members. The G+5 floor academic block with 2.3 lake sq.ft space has four types of classrooms including galleries and amphitheatres.

The VC's cum Jesuit residence named Britto House, with a sacred Hall for Prayer, will be inaugurated prior to the Board Meeting by the Principal Secretary of Higher Education, Vivek Kumar.

At the Board Meeting, Attorney-at-law and executive partner, Khaitan and Co., Xaverian RN Jhunjhunwalla and industrialists, Sanjiv Goenka and Sajnay Bhudhia and Xaverian Santanu Basu, Chairman and Managing Director, West Bengal Power Development Corporation Ltd are to be co-opted as honourable members.

The Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who has been closely following the University's progress, has sent a personal letter of good wishes to Fr. Felix Raj on the occasion of the first Governing Board meeting.

The Vice Chancellor, Fr. Felix Raj, will fondly announce that the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, UK based Indian Industrialist and eminent Xaverian Mr. L.N. MIttal and a galaxy of VVIPs will grace and bless the occasion of the inauguration of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, on July 7, 2017.

Message from Vice chancellor Rev. 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 post-graduation.'

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. more...

 

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).

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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.  Read More...