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SXU Crest

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
CAMPUS:
Premises No.-IIIB-1, Plot No.- IIIB/1,
Action Area IIIB,
P.S. New Town,
Kolkata 700 160, India
Tel : 91-33-66249881
E-mail: enquiry@sxuk.edu.in
CITY OFFICE:
30, Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata-700 016
Tel : 91-33-22551102 / 22892016
Fax: 91-33-22879966
E-mail: enquiry@sxuk.edu.in
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
Website www.sxuk.edu.in
Number of Courses Offered U.G.- 8, P.G.- 7, PH.D- 5
(M.A. in Phychology is to be introduced from July 2021)

 

Courses Offered
Undergraduate Postgraduate
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
A. Finance
B. Marketing
C. Human Resource Management
D. Systems & Operations
PH.D PROGRAMME
1. Commerce
2. English
3. Mass Communication
4. Economics
5. Management

 

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Timeline

 

Date Events
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 Chairman)
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. Dominic Savio, S.J.
Rev. Dr. Xavier Savarimuthu S.J.

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:
Rev. Fr. Jeyaraj Veluswamy, S.J.   Chancellor
Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, S.J. Vice-Chancellor
Prof. Ashis Mitra Registrar
Rev. Paul Carlose, S.J. Finance Officer.

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 Students Programme
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 Assurance
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 Quadrangle.

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 Guest.

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
the tomb of Fr. Gabric. They also visited Fr. Ante Gabric Memorial High School
run by Mr. Alindra Naskar, a student and faithful disciple of Fr. Gabric.
Fr. Felix Raj established three "Xaverian Excellence Awards" for three
outstanding Class XII students of the school. The school has around 560 students.

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
Course".
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 University, Kolkata.
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. Empower'.
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 ECONOMICS SUMMIT.
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 Ph.D. scholar.
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 UG
 
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 collaboration with
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 University, Kolkata.
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 Justice.
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).