The SXU Crest
The Crest of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, is modeled on Jassu Crest of the College Patron Saint Francis Xavier's family. It has been adapted to local surroundings, suggestive of a native flavour of a University in India. The escutcheon in white and blue contains a tiger and a palm tree, overlooked by a silver crescent moon, which symbolizes the palacio of Xavier. The charge on the Dexter, HIS, bespeaks a College of the Society of Jesus (Iesus Hominum Salvator - Jesus, Savior of Human Family). The checky argent and sable in the base recall the spirit of the Xaverian family. A garter bearing the words "St. Xavier's University, Kolkata", encircles the escutcheon and it is surmounted by a Cross emanating holy rays. A scroll passes underneath inscribed with the words Nihil Ultra (Nothing Beyond), the motto of the University. The Crest signifies dignity, courage, quiet gleam and the call of the beyond - the quest persists towards higher endeavour.
Profile of the University
|Name of the University||ST. XAVIER'S UNIVERSITY, KOLKATA
WEST BENGAL, INDIA
Premises No.-IIIB-1, Plot No.- IIIB/1,
Action Area IIIB, P.S. New Town
Kolkata-700 160, India
|Vice-Chancellor||Rev. Fr. (Dr.) J. Felix Raj, S.J|
|Registrar||Prof. Ashis Mitra|
|Status of the University||Private|
|Type of University||Co-education|
1. Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com
|Year of Establishment||January 16, 2017|
|Location of the University||Urban|
|Area of the campus (in acres)||16.64 Acres|
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|St. Xavier's University bus routes|
|1.||31st July 2011||St. Xavier's College Calcutta Alumni Association under the leadership of its President, Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, S.J. envisaged SXC Vision 2020 which included the establishment of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata.|
|2.||20th January 2012||At the Convocation Ceremony of the College, the Hon'ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee's invitation to St. Xavier's College to become a University. The Principal, Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, S.J. officially conferred on her the status of 'The First associate Member' of St. Xavier's College Calcutta Alumni Association.|
|3.||17th March 2012||Fr. Principal constituted a 'Think Tank'
Committee on February 22, 2012 to prepare a DPR for
St. Xavier's University. The first meeting was held
on March 17, 2012
The members of the 'Think Tank' were as follows:
Prof. Suranjan Das
Mr. Sanjiv Goenka
Prof. Bertram Da Silva
Prof. Ashis Mitra
Mr. Snehasis Sur
Rev. Fr. George Ponodath, S.J. (Rector)
Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, S.J. (Principal)
Rev. Dr. Dominic Savio, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Xavier Savarimuthu S.J..
|4.||5th August 2013||The Rajarhat land is purchased from the Government.|
|5.||30th August 2013||Receipt and possession of Rajarhat land from WBHIDCO.|
|6.||27th December 2013||The Hon'ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee laid the Foundation stone blessed by His Grace, Most Rev. Archbishop Thomas D'souza in the presence of Rev. Fr. Jeyaraj Veluswamy, S.J., Principal, Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, S.J. (Rector), Rev. Dr. Dominic Savio, S.J. and many other distinguished Guests and Alumni .|
|7.||15th December 2016||St. Xavier's University Kolkata Act is unanimously passed in West Bengal Assembly.|
|8.||16th January 2017||St. Xavier's University Kolkata Act is assented by the Hon'ble Governor of West Bengal, Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi.|
|9.||8th February 2017||The West Bengal Government notified 8th February 2017 as the date of effect for which provisions of the St. Xavier's University Kolkata Act 2016 came into force.|
|10.||15th February 2017||The Hon'ble Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Jeyaraj Veluswamy, S.J. appointed Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, S.J. as the First Vice-Chancellor of St. Xavier's University Kolkata along with Prof. Ashis Mitra as the first Registrar of the University .|
|11.||16th February 2017||Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, S.J. takes over the wings of the University with immediate effect.|
|12.||28th April 2017||The First Governing Board meeting of St.
Xavier's University, Kolkata is held at the
University's New Town campus
The members of the
First GB (34 in total) were as follows:
|13.||28th April 2017||Inauguration of Britto House, SXUK Jesuit Community residence by Chancellor Rev. Fr. Jeyaraj Veluswamy, S.J. and Dr. Fr. Paul Fernandes, S.J., V.C. of Xavier's University. Bhubaneswar .|
|14.||11th May 2017||Rev. Fr. Raphael Hyde, S.J. is appointed Provincial of the Calcutta Jesuit Province.|
|15.||12th June 2017||First batch of Non-Teaching Staff joined SXUK.|
|16.||15th to 21st June 2017||SXUK First Admission tests conducted.|
|17.||21st to 23rd June 2017||Student Selection Lists posted.|
|18.||24th to 27th June 2017||P.G. and U.G. Admission procedures completed.|
|19.||7th July 2017||The inauguration ceremony of St. Xavier's University Kolkata takes place. The Hon'ble Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee, Hon'ble Education Minister Dr. Partha Chatterjee, Mr. Lakshmi Niwas Mittal, the Chairman and CEO of Arcelor Mittal and Mrs. Usha Mittal, Hon'ble Chancellor Rev. Fr. Jeyaraj Veluswamy, S.J., Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, S.J., Hon'ble Rector Fr. Dominic Savio, S.J. and several other dignitaries, graced the momentous occasion.|
|20.||10th July 2017||Commencement of the first academic session of the University|
|21.||12th September 2017||St. Xavier's University basketball court is inaugurated by Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, S.J., Vice-Chancellor.|
|22.||12th September 2017||An Exhibition on Still photography is organised by the Mass Comm. Department.|
|23.||19th August 2017||The Second Governing Board meeting of St Xavier's University, Kolkata is held at the University's New Town campus.|
|24.||14th September 2017||Rev. Dr. Sebasti L. Raj, S.J. is appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata w.e.f. 21st August 2017.|
|25.||14th September 2017||Rev. Fr. Raphael J. Hyde, S.J. takes over as the second Chancellor of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata w.e.f. 10th September 2017.|
|26.||9th December 2017||The Third Governing Board meeting of St.
Xavier's University, Kolkata is held at the
University's New Town campus.
The members of the Third GB (34 in total) were as follows:
Rev. Fr. Rahpael J. Hyde, S.J. Chancellor
Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, S.J. Vice-Chancellor
Rev. Dr. Sebasti L. Raj, S.J. Pro Vice Chancellor
Prof. Ashis Mitra Registrar
Rev. Paul Carlose, S.J. Finance Officer
|27.||22nd December 2017||First Outreach Programme, Xervicio (Shishu Mela) for hundred neighbourhood children|
|28.||15th January 2018||University Foundation Day celebration, attended by Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, Prof. Suranjan Das, the Vice Chancellor of Jadvapur University, Father Raphael J. Hyde, Chancellor and Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, S.J., Vice-Chancellor and other dignitaries. Prof. Suranjan Das delivered the Foundation Day lecture on 'Challenges in Higher Education'.|
|29.||16th January 2018||At the 11th Convocation of St. Xavier's College, Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, S.J., Vice-Chancellor of SXUK is honoured with the prestigious the Nihil Ultra Award of Excellence 2018|
|30.||10th February 2018||The Department of Mass Communication of St Xavier's University, Kolkata, organised its first inter-collegiate seminar, X-Pressions on the theme 'Challenges and Opportunities for Media in the digital age.' Eminent media professionals Mr. Jawhar Sircar, Ex CEO of Prasar Bharti, Mr. Siddhartha Ray, CEO, Response India Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Snehasis Sur, the Senior Correspondent at Doordarshan, Kolkata, Atanu Ghosh, film director, Mr Mahesh Motwani, Executive Vice President of Lintas Media Group and Mr Anirban Chaudhury, editor of 24 Ghanta were present.|
|31.||19th February 2018||Bhasha Divas celebration|
|32.||10th March 2018||The Fourth Governing Board meeting of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata is held at the University's New Town campus.|
Some Highlights of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata Act 2016
- St. Xavier's University, Kolkata may have constituent Colleges situated within the territory of West Bengal established and administered by the Jesuits (Chapter II, No. 3.3).
- The Hon'ble Governor of the state of West Bengal will be the Visitor of the University (Chapter II, No. 11.1).
- Rev. Fr. Provincial, the President of the sponsoring Trust (St. Xavier's College Kolkata Educational Trust) will be the Ex-officio Chancellor of the University (Chapter II, No. 12.1).
- The Vice Chancellor shall be a Jesuit (Chapter II, No. 14:4).
- The University will have a Governing Board with 36 members (ex-officio, nominated and representatives of teachers and support staff) and the Governing Body members shall hold office for a period of four years (Chapter III, No.:27:1).
- The University will have an Executive Council with 13 members (Chapter III, No. 30:1).
- The other authorities of the University shall include the Academic Council, the Faculty Council, the Board of Studies and the Finance Committee (Chapter III, No. 26).