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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|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 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:
Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, S.J. (Principal and
|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.|
|33.||3rd April 2018||Xavogames-2018 was organised by the Department of Sports at the University. The chief guest: Mr. Pradip Dutta.|
|34.||17th May 2018||MBA Admission tests conducted.|
|35.||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.
|36.||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.|
|37.||3rd July 2018||University reopens. Classes resume.|
|38.||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.
|39.||14th July 2018||P.G. and U.G. Admission procedures completed.|
|40||16th July 2018||Hostel applications called for.
Last date 20th July 2018.
Hostel to open on 1st August 2018.
|41.||21st July 2018||MBA Admission procedures completed.|
|42.||21st July 2018||Green Campus Project: Plant a Tree, Plant a Hope: Tree plantation in collaboration with Rotary Club of Central Kolkata.|
|43||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.
|44||4th August 2018||The Fifth Governing Board meeting of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata is held at the University's New Town campus.|
|45||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.
|46||15th August 2018||Independence Day Celebration - Chief Guest - Swami Agnivesh.|
|47||25th August 2018||Freshers Welcome|
|48||27th August 2018||Faculty Development Programme - Beyond Mental
Health - Talking Wellness.
Resource Persons: Dr. Aniruddha Deb, Ms. Zena Deb, Ms. Smita Singh
|49||September 5, 2018||Teachers' Day programme was organized for the Teachers and support staff of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata.|
|50||September 6, 2018||Photography Exhibition: The Department of Mass Communication organized a Photography Exhibition. The exhibition was arranged by the post-graduate students.|
|51||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|
|52||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.|
|53||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.
|54||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|
|55||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.|
|56||September 30, 2018||St. Xavier's University - Sponsoring Trust Meeting|
|57||October 4, 2018||Special Lecture by Mr. Atanu Ghosh (Film Director)|
|58||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.|
|59||October 13, 2018||Celebration of Aagomoni and birthdays of staff members|
|60||October 15, 2018||Puja Vacation begins|
|61||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|
|62||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)|
|63||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.|
|64||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.|
|65||November 24, 2018||Faculty Development Programme - Quality
Resource Person: Prof. B. S. Ponmudiraj
|66||November 24, 2018||Advisory Board Meeting on Xavier School of Law with eminent Hon'ble Judges and Advocates of High Court Kolkata|
|67||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)|
|68||December 3, 2018||Eucharistic Celebration Mass of the Feast of St. Francis Xavier, Patron of the University, was celebrated by Fr. Felix Raj.|
|69||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.|
|70||December 15, 2018||Sixth Governing Board Meeting|
|71||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.
|72||December 22, 2018||A Carol Singing performance was held in the
Christmas Celebration for Staff with High Tea held at the Hall of Fame.
|73||January 9, 2019||Inauguration and blessing of SXUK Football field by Fr. V.C.|
|74||January 11, 2019||Special Lecture by Ms. Rebecca Skippage, Senior Editor at BBC News.|
|75||January 12, 2019||University Picnic for Teaching Staff at Vedic Village.|
|76||January 13, 2019||University Picnic for Support Staff at Vedic Village.|
|77||January 15, 2019||All Faculty Members Meeting with Fr. V.C.|
|78||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.
|79||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|
|80||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".
|81||February 9, 2019||Hostel Day Celebration.|
|82||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
|83||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.|
|84||February 19, 2019||All Faculty Meeting with Fr. V.C.|
|85||February 23, 2019||Young Entrepreneurs: Seminar held for MBA students|
|86||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|
|87||March 7, 2019||Rev. Dr. J. Felix Raj, S.J. was the Chief Guest at the Graduation Ceremony of Cluny Women's College, Kalimpong|
|88||March 11, 2019||35th Executive Council Meeting held.|
|89||March 12, 2019
to March 15, 2019
|Faculty Interviews held for Xavier Law School.|
|90||March 23, 2019||The 7th Governing Board Meeting of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata is held at the University's New Town campus.|
|91||March 30, 2019||The St. Xavier's College Educational Trust Governing Body Meeting was held at the University's New Town campus.|
|92||April 4 - 6, 2019||XAVRANG '19 - The students of St. Xavier's University organised, for the first time, the University fest called Xavrang '19.|
|93||April 10, 2019||Executive Council meeting held.|
|94||April 11, 2019||Fr. VC addressed all the 2nd year Post Graduate students in the Arrupe Building auditorium.|
|95||April 11, 2019||Faculty and staff meeting with Fr. V.C.|
|96||April 13, 2019||Industry Academia Conclave 2019.|
|97||April 16, 2019||XAVRANG '19 - Phase 2: The Local Train performance on at the University campus.|
|98||April 21, 2019||Meeting of The Vice-Chancellors of Private Universities held at St. Xavier's University, Kolkata.|
|99||April 24, 2019||Ph. D. Committee meeting held.|
|100||April 27, 2019||Faculty meeting and Non-Teaching staff meeting held.|
|101||April 28, 29, 2019||Visit of Fr. V.C. to Raiganj to St. Xavier's School, Raiganj and the Bishop of Raiganj.|
|102||April 30, 2019||Faculty Development Programme was conducted for all Faculty members with the resource person, Professor Peppin, Dean, XIMB|
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).