The SXUK Crest
The Crest of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, is modeled on Jassu Crest of the University 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, IHS, bespeaks a University 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|
Premises No.-IIIB-1, Plot No.- IIIB/1,
Action Area IIIB,
P.S. New Town,
Kolkata 700 160, India
Tel : 91-33-66249881
30, Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata-700 016
Tel : 91-33-22551102 / 22892016
|Year of Establishment||February 8, 2017|
|Location of the University||Urban|
|Area of the campus (in acres)||16.64 Acres|
|Status of the University||Private Jesuit University|
|Type of University||Co-education|
|Motto||"Nihil Ultra" (Nothing Beyond)|
|AIM||To form Men & Women for Others|
|Vice-Chancellor||Rev. Fr. Dr. J. Felix Raj, S.J.|
|Pro-Vice-Chancellor||Rev. Fr. Dr. Sebasti L. Raj, S.J.|
|Registrar||Prof. Ashis Mitra|
|Number of Courses Offered||U.G.- 8, P.G.- 7, PH.D- 5
(M.A. in Phychology is to be introduced from July 2021)
|1. Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com Hons.) - Day
2. Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com Hons.) - Morning
3. Bachelor in Management Studies (B.M.S. Hons.)
4. Bachelor of Arts In Economics (B.A. Hons.)
5. Bachelor of Arts In English (B.A. Hons.)
6. Bachelor of Arts In Mass Communication (B.A. Hons.)
|1. Master of Commerce (M.Com.) - Morning
2. Master of Arts in Mass Communication (M.A.)
3. Master of Arts in English (M.A.)
4. Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
5. Master of Arts in Economics (M.A.)
6. Master of Arts (M.A.) in Psychology
(From July 2021)
|XAVIER LAW SCHOOL (XLS)
7. B.A. - LL.B. (Hons.)
8. B.Com. - LL.B. (Hons.)
|XAVIER BUSINESS SCHOOL (XBS)
7. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
With the specialisation options of
C. Human Resource Management
D. Systems & Operations
3. Mass Communication
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|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.|
|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.|
|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:
Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, S.J. (Principal and
|5th August 2013||The Rajarhat land is purchased from the Government.|
|30th August 2013||Receipt and possession of Rajarhat land from WBHIDCO.|
|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 .|
|15th December 2016||St. Xavier's University Kolkata Act is unanimously passed in West Bengal Assembly.|
|16th January 2017||St. Xavier's University Kolkata Act is assented by the Hon'ble Governor of West Bengal, Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi.|
|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.|
|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 .|
|16th February 2017||Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, S.J. takes over the wings of the University with immediate effect.|
|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:
|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 .|
|11th May 2017||Rev. Fr. Raphael Hyde, S.J. is appointed Provincial of the Calcutta Jesuit Province.|
|12th June 2017||First batch of Non-Teaching Staff joined SXUK.|
|15th to 21st June 2017||SXUK First Admission tests conducted.|
|21st to 23rd June 2017||Student Selection Lists posted.|
|24th to 27th June 2017||P.G. and U.G. Admission procedures completed.|
|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.|
|10th July 2017||Commencement of the first academic session of the University|
|12th September 2017||St. Xavier's University basketball court is inaugurated by Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, S.J., Vice-Chancellor.|
|12th September 2017||An Exhibition on Still photography is organised by the Mass Comm. Department.|
|19th August 2017||The Second Governing Board meeting of St Xavier's University, Kolkata is held at the University's New Town campus.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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
|22nd December 2017||First Outreach Programme, Xervicio (Shishu Mela) for hundred neighbourhood children|
|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'.|
|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|
|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.|
|19th February 2018||Bhasha Divas celebration|
|10th March 2018||The Fourth Governing Board meeting of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata is held at the University's New Town campus.|
|3rd April 2018||Xavogames-2018 was organised by the Department of Sports at the University. The chief guest: Mr. Pradip Dutta.|
|17th May 2018||MBA Admission tests conducted.|
|21st June 2018||International Day of Yoga celebrated at the
University. Dr. Rahul Anand, Masters in Emergency
Medicine (USA), Director, Ohio Institute of
Emergency Medicine & Trauma Care and Shri Bishu
Biswas addressed the gatherings on Good Health
Mantra: Towards Better Living.
U.G. & P.G. Admission tests conducted.
|2nd July 2018||A Faculty Orientation Programme was held for both, new and existing faculty to give an idea of Jesuit Education and existing norms and culture of the University.|
|3rd July 2018||University reopens. Classes resume.|
|7th July 2018||First Year Inauguration Programme: a lively
induction programme was held for the new batch of
P.G. and U.G. freshers.
Fr. Vice-Chancellor delivered the inaugural address and released the first issue of the University magazine, Xaverianum.
|14th July 2018||P.G. and U.G. Admission procedures completed.|
|16th July 2018||Hostel applications called for.
Last date 20th July 2018.
Hostel to open on 1st August 2018.
|21st July 2018||MBA Admission procedures completed.|
|21st July 2018||Green Campus Project: Plant a Tree, Plant a Hope: Tree plantation in collaboration with Rotary Club of Central Kolkata.|
|31st July 2018||St. Xavier's University celebrated the Feast of
St. Ignatius of Loyola along with University
Faculty, students and Non-teaching Staff with a Holy
Eucharist at 9.30 am and refreshments thereafter.
St. Xavier's University Hostels were blessed and inaugurated.
|4th August 2018||The Fifth Governing Board meeting of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata is held at the University's New Town campus.|
|7th August 2018||Inauguration
of the MBA Programme: Industrialist Mr. Sanjiv
Goenka, St Xavier's University Vice-Chancellor Fr.
John Felix Raj, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Fr. Sebasti Raj,
Registrar, Prof. Ashis Mitra and Dean, Prof. Soma
Sur jointly inaugurated the two-year, fully
residential MBA course in the presence of 90
students of Xavier Business School (XBS) on Tuesday,
August 7, 2018 at 10.00 am.
The new XBS entrants are attending an induction cum orientation programme for a week.
|15th August 2018||Independence Day Celebration - Chief Guest - Swami Agnivesh.|
|25th August 2018||Freshers Welcome|
|27th August 2018||Faculty Development Programme - Beyond Mental
Health - Talking Wellness.
Resource Persons: Dr. Aniruddha Deb, Ms. Zena Deb, Ms. Smita Singh
|September 5, 2018||Teachers' Day programme was organized for the Teachers and support staff of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata.|
|September 6, 2018||Photography Exhibition: The Department of Mass Communication organized a Photography Exhibition. The exhibition was arranged by the post-graduate students.|
|September 11, 2018||Fr. VC addresses the Interfaith Meet at Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi on the occasion of 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's Speech at Chicago|
|September 19, 2018||Special lecture by Madam Alokananda Roy on her journey and experience of working with inmates of Correctional homes and screening of a short documentary on Laugh Therapy.|
|September 20 to 23, 2018||Sikkim-West Bengal Jesuit College & University
Siliguri. A group of 5 undergraduate students along with the Social Work Programme coordinator attended a 4-day "Leadership and Personality Development Programme" at Matigara in North Bengal.
|September 24 to 25, 2018||The Bishop of Sivagangai Diocese, Rt.Rev.J. Susaimanickam, visited the University and spent a night with the Jesuit Community|
|September 25, 2018||MOOC at SXUK: St. Xavier's University, Kolkata in collaboration with EMMRC, St. Xavier's College, has introduced MOOC as initiated by MHRD.|
|September 30, 2018||St. Xavier's University - Sponsoring Trust Meeting|
|October 4, 2018||Special Lecture by Mr. Atanu Ghosh (Film Director)|
|October 11, 2018||Fr. V.C. met nearby Village Panchayat Leaders in preparation for XAC PUJA CAMP 2018 and to adopt these villages for regular work.|
|October 13, 2018||Celebration of Aagomoni and birthdays of staff members|
|October 15, 2018||Puja Vacation begins|
|October 26 to 30, 2018||XAC PUJA CAMP 2018: A 5-days Residential Camp was organized by the Xaverians in Action for Change (XAC) for 33 enthusiastic students of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, visiting 4 nearby villages to empower more than 150 village kids by imparting quality education|
|November 14 to 15, 2018||X-INOVAE 2018: St. Xavier's University's first ever fest was conducted under the banner of Xavier's Commerce and Management Society (XCMS)|
|November 16, 2018||Fr. V.C. delivered the inaugural address on "The mission of Christian artists in India" at the National Jesuit Artists' Meet at Kalahridaya.|
|November 17, 2018||Fr. V.C. attended the Province Level Meeting of the National Alumni Association in Delhi and spoke on Christian response to Swami Vivekananda's message of harmony on.|
|November 24, 2018||Faculty Development Programme - Quality
Resource Person: Prof. B. S. Ponmudiraj
|November 24, 2018||Advisory Board Meeting on Xavier School of Law with eminent Hon'ble Judges and Advocates of High Court Kolkata|
|November 26 to December 6, 2018||Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on "Data Analytics" was organized by the Xavier Business School, Kolkata in collaboration with ICSSR (ERC)|
|December 3, 2018||Eucharistic Celebration Mass of the Feast of St. Francis Xavier, Patron of the University, was celebrated by Fr. Felix Raj.|
|December 10, 2018||Interactive Session on "Indo-Korean bilateral relationship: Prospects ahead" with Mr. Yoo Chang-Ho, Minister Counselor for Political Affairs, Korean Embassy to India and Mr. RajiveKaul, Chairman of the Nicco Engineering Services Limited (NESL) by Xavier Business School.|
|December 15, 2018||Sixth Governing Board Meeting|
|December 17 to 22, 2018||St. Xavier's University organized a camp under
the aegis of "Xaverians in Action" at the campus.
160 neighbourhood children attended the camp
mentored by 150 University student volunteers.
Christmas programme was held at the University campus for all the neighbourhood children.
|December 22, 2018||A Carol Singing performance was held in the
Christmas Celebration for Staff with High Tea held at the Hall of Fame.
|January 9, 2019||Inauguration and blessing of SXUK Football field by Fr. V.C.|
|January 11, 2019||Special Lecture by Ms. Rebecca Skippage, Senior Editor at BBC News.|
|January 12, 2019||University Picnic for Teaching Staff at Vedic Village.|
|January 13, 2019||University Picnic for Support Staff at Vedic Village.|
|January 15, 2019||All Faculty Members Meeting with Fr. V.C.|
|February 2, 2019||Walkathon for OneIndia: Students of St. Xavier's
University, Kolkata along with their Faculty, Staff
and well-wishers took out a Walkathon for OneIndiafrom Rabindranath Tirtha to the University.
The Hon'ble Mayor, Shri Sabyasachi Dutta along with
the Vice-Chancellor, Fr. J. Felix Raj flagged off the event.
|February 2, 2019||University Annual Sports Day: The Chief Guest was Shri Sujit Bose, the Hon'ble Minister in charge of Fire and Emergency Services|
|February 8, 2019||3rd Foundation Day: Hon'ble Governor of West
Bengal, Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi was the Chief
The Central Library Building, named after Fr. Pedro Arrupe, was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Governor.
Prof. Pratim Partha Chakrabarti, Director of IIT Kharagpur delivered the Foundation Day lecture on "Science and Technology in Higher Education Today".
|February 9, 2019||Hostel Day Celebration.|
|February 11, 2019||Rev. Dr. J. Felix Raj, S.J. visited the Sai
International Group of Institutions, Bhubaneshwarand
delivered an inspiring lecture to the students.
He met with Dr. BijoySahu, the Chairman of Sai Group
|February 16, 2019||Rev. Dr. J. Felix Raj, S.J. was the Chief Guest at the Graduation Ceremony of Ananda College, Devakottai and delivered the Graduation lecture and distributed the degree certificates to 300 students.|
|February 19, 2019||All Faculty Meeting with Fr. V.C.|
|February 23, 2019||Young Entrepreneurs: Seminar held for MBA students|
|March 4, 2019||Rev. Dr. J. Felix Raj, S.J. was the Chief Guest at St. Joseph's College, Trichy, for the National Colloquium on Autonomous Institutions Marching Towards University Status and delivered the Keynote address|
|March 7, 2019||Rev. Dr. J. Felix Raj, S.J. was the Chief Guest at the Graduation Ceremony of Cluny Women's College, Kalimpong|
|March 11, 2019||35th Executive Council Meeting held.|
|March 12, 2019
to March 15, 2019
|Faculty Interviews held for Xavier Law School.|
|March 23, 2019||The 7th Governing Board Meeting of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata is held at the University's New Town campus.|
|March 30, 2019||The St. Xavier's College Educational Trust Governing Body Meeting was held at the University's New Town campus.|
|April 4 - 6, 2019||XAVRANG '19 - The students of St. Xavier's University organised, for the first time, the University fest called Xavrang '19.|
|April 10, 2019||Executive Council meeting held.|
|April 11, 2019||Fr. VC addressed all the 2nd year Post Graduate students in the Arrupe Building auditorium.|
|April 11, 2019||Faculty and staff meeting with Fr. V.C.|
|April 13, 2019||Industry Academia Conclave 2019.|
|April 16, 2019||XAVRANG '19 - Phase 2: The Local Train performance on at the University campus.|
|April 21, 2019||Meeting of The Vice-Chancellors of Private Universities held at St. Xavier's University, Kolkata.|
|April 23, 2019||
Rev. Fr. Felix Raj along with a
team of well-wishers visited Maria Palli Parish and
|April 24, 2019||Ph. D. Committee meeting held.|
|April 27, 2019||Faculty meeting and Non-Teaching staff meeting held.|
|April 28, 29, 2019||Visit of Fr. V.C. to Raiganj to St. Xavier's School, Raiganj and the Bishop of Raiganj.|
|April 30, 2019||Faculty Development Programme was conducted for all Faculty members with the resource person, Professor Peppin, Dean, XIMB|
|May 6, 2019||Mr. M.K. Narayanan, the former national
security advisor and ex-governor of
Bengal visited SXUK.
"Now, I am Prof Narayanan and all the credit goes to Father John Felix Raj, VC of
St. Xavier's University" said the ex-IPS officer.
|May 6, 2019||Online Application process for UG courses begins|
|May 17, 2019||Orientation of "Xaverians in Action" (XIA).|
|May 28, 2019||The University organized a one day Faculty
Development Programme on
MOOC courses for all Faculty members
|May 28, 2019||Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor took a session on "Pedagogy for Foundation
|May 29, 2019||Inspection of Xavier Law School by the Bar Council of India.|
|June 13, 2019||Executive Council Meeting held.|
|June 18, 2019||Faculty meeting for the feedback and discussion
of the "Draft National
Policy 2019" by MHRD, Govt. of India.
|July 1, 2019||University reopens for 2nd and 3rd year students.|
|July 6, 2019||St. Xavier's University starts the Xavier Law
School (XLS) after having received
the final approval from the Bar Council of India.
|July 6, 2019||1st Year Inauguration of Post Graduate courses.|
|July 8, 2019||1st Year Inauguration of Under Graduate courses.|
|July 9,2019||Orientations for Students - classwise|
|July 16, 2019||1st Year MBA inauguration - (Chief Guest was
Shri. Rajive Kaul,
Chairman of the Nicco Engineering Services Limited)
|July 18, 2019||Bishops of Baruipur, Bishop Salvadore Lobo and
Bishop Shyamal Bose and
the Bishop's house community paid a visit to St. Xavier's University and the
University's Jesuit community hosted a dinner for them.
|July 27, 2019||8th Governing Board Meeting.|
|July 27, 2019||1st Convocation Ceremony of St. Xavier's
Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, delivered the convocation
address on "Higher Education - Forming Global Citizens".
135 graduating PG students received their degrees
|July 31, 2019||The Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus, was celebrated.|
|August 2, 2019||XavUltra Talks a motivational session organised by Xavier Commerce & Management Society.|
|August 3, 2019||Inauguration of Xavier Law School and its Academic Courses. The chief guest was Hon'ble Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, the first Lokpal of India.|
|August 15, 2019||The University celebrated 73rd Independence Day of India. Chief Guest Shri Utpal Chatterjee, former Sheriff of Kolkata and renowned Journalist, hoisted the tricolour in the presence of the Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, other dignitaries and students.|
|August 24, 2019||A Faculty Orientation Programme was organised by the University. The 36 newly appointed faculty members attended the FOP. Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor conducted the Orientation.|
|August 26, 2019||St. Xavier's University organised its first Blood Donation Camp in the memoryof St. Mother Teresa on her 109th birth anniversary. 348 members have donated blood.The teachers and staff members of the University celebrated the birthday of their Vice-Chancellor.|
|August 30th & 31st, 2019||"XAVCOMM 2019" an inter-college communication fest was organised by the department of Mass Communication.|
|September 1, 2019||Formation of Students Board.|
|September 5, 2019||The University celebrated the Teachers Day.|
|September 20th & 21st, 2019||"X-Inovae 2019" an annual business fest was organised by Xavier Commerce & Management Society.|
|September 23, 2019||:A Seminar & Panel Discussion on Bridging the Gap : Gender Issues in Contemporary India organised by Faculty of Arts & Social Studies.|
|September 27th & 28th, 2019||"Xaviersta 2019" a inter B-School fest was organised by Xavier Business School. The fest was inauguarted by Shri Debashis Sen,Chairman of HIDCO, West Bengal|
|September 30, 2019||SXUK celebrated Aagomoni and birthday of the staff members.|
|October 3, 2019 :||Puja Vacation begins|
|October 5th to 7th, 2019||JHEASA Meeting held in Kolkata. 85 jesuits attended the meeting|
|October 14, 2019||University re-opens and classes resume.|
|October 25, 2019||Diwali Vacation begins.|
|October 30, 2019||University reopens and classes resume.|
|November 7 to 9, 2019||Academic audit of the university was conducted.|
|November 14, 2019||Youth IGF India 2019 held at St. Xavier's University, Kolkata. 17 speakers spoke in the programme and 119 members from the university attended the Programme.|
|November 14 and 15, 2019||Sensitization for Counselling Programme for the Faculty members and Officers of the University, taken by Mrs. Kaplila Mundra and Mrs. Gargi Dasgupta (Counsellors of the University). 57 faculty members including officers attended the programme.|
|November 18, 2019||The University organized an Inaugural Programme
for Ph.D. Scholars.
Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, SJ, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor in his welcome address, invited the Research Scholars to start their Research journey with a clear focus and passion for the same.
Prof. Dr. Suranjan Das, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor of Jadavpur University, was the Chief Guest of the programme gave the Key note address to the Research Scholars.
50 faculty members including officers and 16 research scholars attended the programme.
|November 19, 2019||Semester Examinations begin.|
|November 23, 2019||9th Governing Board Meeting.|
|November 23, 2019||The Social Work department of St. Xavier's
University, Kolkata is organising an interactive
session with the students and faculty members of Rani Channama University, Karnataka.
6 faculty members interacted with 36 students from both the university.
|November 26, 2019||Celebration of 70th Indian Constitution Day. 50 faculty members including officers, staff members and 15 students attended th programme.|
|December 3, 2019||The Feast of St. Francis Xavier, Patron of the University, was celebrated.|
|December 10, 2019||Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor took a session with Ph.D. scholars. 19 Ph.D. scholars attend the session.|
|December 12, 2019||Christmas Carnival organised by Students Board of the university|
|December 16, 2019||The university organized the International Management Accounting Conference 2019 (IMAC 2019) on the theme 'Frontiers of Accounting' in association with the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, Australia.|
|From December 19 - 20, 2019||Xavier Business School organised a National Conference on 'Consumer Choices: Impact of Digital Technology' organized by Center for Global Management and Responsible Leadership (CGMRL) of XLRI Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, India & Institute for Advanced Studies in Complex Choices (IASCC), Hyderabad, India & Xavier Business School (XBS), St. Xavier's University, Kolkata.|
|December 21, 2019||SXUK celebrated Christmas. A Carol Singing performance was held in the Hall of Fame.|
|January 5, 2020||The alumni association of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata namely "St. Xavier's University Kolkata Alumni Association (SXUKAA)" has been officially registered with the Registrar of Societies.|
|January 26, 2020||Celebration of 71st Republic Day.|
|January 26, 2020||Inauguration of Computer Center and Library at
Kathelberia Village. 150 university students took
out a cycle rally to the village.
Father Felix Raj inaugurated a computer centre at the school, sponsored by the university, in presence of the Headmaster, teachers and students of the school and university. SXUK is extending its educational services to the neighbourhood villages.
|January 26, 2020||The department of Social Work was organized a Shishu Mela in the university campus. Around 400 children from five villages attended the mela.|
|February 1, 2020||Xavtune : Inter-College Music Festival organise by the Cultural & Art Society (XUCAS)|
|February 6, 2020||Xavier Business School is hosting "Classroom Corporates" for the young MBA aspirants. 200 students (including home and external) were present in the programme|
|February 8, 2020||St. Xavier's University, Kolkata celebrated its 4th Foundation Day. His Excellency, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, Hon'ble Governor of West Bengal, was the Chief-Guest and the First Lady, Smt. Sudesh Dhankhar had accompanied him.|
|February 14, 2020||Xavier Business School organised an Inter-Department Business Fest CorpNiti.|
|February 19, 2020||The university celebrated the International Language Day.|
|February 21, 2020||Special lecture: Prof. Amita Majumder, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata taken a session with MA Economics students.|
|February 22, 2020||The Students Board organised a Health Check-Up camp in collaboration with Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata as part of XAVRANG, 2020 celebration.|
|February 24, 2020||A Faculty Development Programme conducted by the university. Resource person: Rev. Dr. Sebasti L. Raj, SJ.|
|February 26, 2020||Ash Wednesday Holy Mass|
|From February 28 to March 2, 2020||Xavrang 2020 - Annual Students' Fest|
|March 4, 2020||The students of BA Economics, Semester-4 visited the Reserve Bank of India Museum, Kolkata for an educational class trip, accompanied by 2 professors.|
|March 6, 2020||:Xavier's Commerce and Management Society (XCMS)
conducted its second edition of XavUltra Talks. The
theme for the session was 'Educate. Endure.
The speakers of panel discussion were
Mr. Numazar D Mehta, Owner at Selvel One;
Mrs. Prochy Mehta, Director at One Ad Display;
Mrs. Richa Agarwal, CEO of Emami Art House;
Mr. Jawhar Sircar, Chairman and Board of Governors, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata; and
Mr. Mario Martin Louis moderated the session.
|March 3, 2020||The University celebrated the Hostel Day|
|March 5, 2020|| On the occasion of International Women's
Day, The university organized a panel discussion on
"Re-evaluating Girl Power: Representation in
Media and Popular Culture".
The panel consisted of Mr. Shaheb Chattopadhyay, a renowned Bengali actor and Rabindra sangeet singer, Ms. Sudeshna Roy, ace Bengali film director and actor, Dr. Niladri Chatterjee, Head of English Department, Kalyani University, Dr. Debnita Chakravarti, Professor of English, Shri Shikshayatan College and Ms. Usha Menon Bose, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Ruia Group of Industries.
|March 7, 2020||Fr. Victor Courtois Memorial Lecture was
held at St. Xavier's University, Kolkata.
The lecture entitled 'Who am I? An Exploration of Selfhood and Identity in Islamic Thought' was presented by Yusuf Jha, a researcher in Islamic Theology at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom by a video link.
|March 7, 2020||:Fr. Aelred Gomes Moot Court Hall inaugurated by Hon'ble Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee, Former Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court.|
|March 14, 2020||The Department of Economics hosted the ANNUAL
Theme: INDIAN ECONOMY IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE.
Prof. Asis Banerjee, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Calcutta was the Chief Guest.
|March 21 to June 3, 2020||The University closed due to Lockdown.
|April 19 to 26, 2020||In the COVID-19 Pandemic situation,
SXUK reached out to neighbourhood villages and
distributed food items in various phases.
With the support and collaboration of SXUK, Sisters of St. Anne's Convent Boitakhana have provided the food items to 100 people every day in sealdah area.
|July 31, 2020||A Faculty Orientation organised by the University for Online Teaching-Learning.|
|July 31, 2020||SXUK celebrated the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Jesuit Order|
|August 14, 2020||The Alumni Association of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata (SXUKAA) organised a Webinar on "Life during Pandemic- what is the new normal?"|
|August 24, 2020||Inauguration of MBA 2020. The chief guest of the programme was Mr. Gautam Chatterjee, MD and CEO of Exide Industries Limited.|
|August 26, 2020||Inauguration and blessings of University Alumni (SXUKAA) room and celebration of SXUK Philanthropy Day.|
|September 10, 2020||SXUK organised an online induction programme for new batch of PG Courses|
|September 12, 2020||An online Faculty orientation programme for the Foundation Course on Inter-religious Studies (IRS) organised by St. Xavier's University, Kolkata via Google Meet platform|
|September 15, 2020||SXUK organised an online induction programme for new batch of UG Courses.|
|September 18, 2020||The University organised an Online Induction Programme for new batch of XLS Students|
|October 3 & 4, 2020||SXUK organised a two-day Doctoral Colloquium for
Dr. R S Shukla, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India and
Dr. Anju Seth, Director, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, delivered the keynote addresses during the inaugural session.
Dr. Lynn Martin, Professor, Anglia Ruskin University, UK and
Dr. Soumyen Sikdar, Professor, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, addressed the Ph.D. Scholars from India and abroad during the Valedictory Session.
|October 10, 2020||Xavier Law School organised a webinar on Mental Health in collaboration with IQAC.|
|October 17, 2020||A one-day national level webinar on 'NAAC Assessment and Accreditation Process: The Know How', was conducted. The invited speakers were renowned NAAC advisers namely Prof. Amiya Kumar Rath, Prof. B. S. Ponmudiraj, Dr. Neelesh Pandey and Dr. Ruchi Tripathy.|
|November 13, 2020||SXUK students, staff and teachers distributed masks to 1000 people to spread awareness about the precautionary measures in view of the Corona situation.|
|November 19, 2020||The Library Department of St. Xavier's University Kolkata organised a Webinar entitled "Academic Libraries and Sustainability: A Global Perspective: Challenges in New Normal."|
|November 20, 2020||The IQAC of SXUK, hosted an online panel discussion on the Impact of National Educational Policy, 2020 on. The panellists were Professor Dr. Suranjan Das, Vice-Chancellor of Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Professor Dr. Basab Chaudhuri, Vice-Chancellor of West Bengal State University, Kolkata|
|November 22, 2020||The event Sishu Sangmiloni - Virtual Children's Day Celebration has been formulated and executed by the Social Responsibility Wing (Xavier Social Responsibility) of Xavier Business School.|
|November 25, 2020||The Women and Gender Development Cell of the University in collaboration with IQAC organised a webinar on "Gender, Law and Society".|
|November 26, 2020||XAVIER LEGAL AID SOCIETY (XLAS) organised a webinar on "Transformative Constitutionalism: Issues and Challenges" on the occasion of Constitution Day, to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of India.|
|November 27, 2020||St. Xavier's University, Kolkata organised a Faculty Orientation Programme for the newly recruited teaching staff of the University on. The programme "Faculty Members: The Sparks of Jesuit Charism"|
|November 28, 2020||11th Governing Board Meeting|
|December 1 to 5, 2020:||Even Semester Practical Examinations, 2019-20
for 2nd Semester of PG and, 2nd and 4th Semester of
|December 3 2020||The University celebrated the Feast of St. Francis Xavier, Patron of the University.|
|December 3 2020||The book "Waves-Story Bank" authored by Fr. Felix Raj, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata has been launched on the occasion of feast of St. Francis Xavier by Prof. Dhrubojyoti Chattopadhyay, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor of Sister Nivedita University.|
|December 7 to 11, 2020:||Even Semester Theory Examinations, 2019-20 for 2nd Semester of PG and, 2nd and 4th Semester of UG. (Excluding BA LLB and BCOM LLB)|
|December 12, 2020:||organised an online lecture session- 'In Conversation with Tanushree Shankar'|
|December 18, 2020:|| Faculty of Commerce and Management in
the Eastern India Regional Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (EIRC-ICAI) hosted a webinar on the "Evolution of Financial Reporting and Auditing over the last two decades".
|December 18 to 23, 2020:||Even Semester Theory Examinations, 2019-20 for BA LLB and BCOM LLB|
|December 23, 2020:||Christmas Vacation begins|
|January 4, 2021:||University reopens and classes resume|
|January 4, 2021:||SXUK started Centre for Incubation, Consultancy and Entrepreneurship (CICE)|
|January 4 to 9, 2021:||Odd Semester CIA Written Test, 2020-21 for 1st Semester of UG and PG|
|January 11 to 16, 2021:||Odd Semester Practical Examinations, 2020-21 for 3rd Semester of PG and, 3rd and 5th Semester of UG|
|January 12, 2021:||Webinar for the Faculty Members. Theme: Teachings of Swami Vivekananda|
|January 12, 2021:||An Oxford style debate on Swami Vivekananda's teachings organised by the Debating Society (XUDS)|
|January 21 to 29, 2021:||Odd Semester Theory Examinations, 2020-21 for 3rd Semester of PG and, 3rd and 5th Semester of UG|
|January 26, 2021:||SXUK celebrated 72nd Republic Day of India|
|February 1 to 3, 2021:||Odd Semester Practical Examinations, 2020-21 for 1st Semester of UG and PG|
|February 6, 2021:||Second Convocation of St. Xavier's
Chief Guest: His Excellency, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, Hon'ble Governor of West Bengal
Guest of Honour: Dr. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay. Director, Indian Statistical Institute, delivered the convocation address.
451 PG and UG students were awarded their degrees.
|February 8, 2021:||Celebrated 5th Foundation day of the University.|
|February 9 to 15, 2021:||Odd Semester Theory Examinations, 2020-21 for 1st Semester of UG and PG|
|February 17, 2021:||Ash Wednesday - Holy Mass|
|February 19, 2021:||Centre for Incubation, Consultancy and Entrepreneurship (CICE) of SXUK conducted an e-Conference: 'Looking Beyond Borders' - Exploring Opportunities for Entrepreneurs to do Business with Poland'.|
|February 20, 2021:|| SXUK in association with World Vision
India, Kolkata celebrated World Day of Social
The event was jointly organized by Xavier Business School (XBS) and Xaverians in Action (XIA).
|February 25-26, 2021: Academic and Administrative Audit of SXUK. A team of five members under the chairperson Rev. Fr. Dr. S. Ignacimuthu, SJ, visited SXUK.|
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).