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Radical Prayer

" 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

Easter 2017

Christians all over the world celebrate Easter on 16 April, which marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

On Good Friday, Christians commemorate the sufferings, crucifixion and the death of Jesus Christ. It is a day of prayer and fasting, and many keep vigil in chapels and Churches, waiting for the day of Jesus' Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Easter is the celebration of victory over death, a celebration of new life. It symbolizes the ultimate victory of good over evil.

The gift of the Risen Christ is Peace. He said to his apostles and disciples, "Peace be with you and share this peace with one another".

I take this opportunity to wish you all - Board Members, benefactors, friends and well-wishers of St. Xavier's University, A Very Happy and Peace-filled Easter. May the Risen Jesus Christ bless you and your families. - Father J. Felix Raj, Vice Chancellor

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).

Notices & Announcements


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...