SXUK : Vice-chancellor's Message

 

Message from Vice-Chancellor

Rev. Dr. J. Felix Raj, S.J.
21 Jul 2019

Education is the most powerful mechanism with which you can transform the world.
It is the passport to the future.

St. Xavier's University, Kolkata has successfully completed the 2nd Academic Year 2018-2019, and has begun the 3rd Session 2019-2020. It is my pleasant duty to extend a very warm welcome to all our freshers - Faculty, Staff and students. We pray for God's blessings on each one of us during this new academic session.

Call to become entrepreneurs

Xavier Business School, equipped with all the facilities, is offering a two year Post Graduate Programme in Business Administration (MBA) with specializations in Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and Systems. Ninety students were selected in the first batch through XAT, GMAT and CAT. Industrialist, Mr. Sanjeev Goenka, an alumnus of St. Xavier's College, inaugurated the programme on August 7, 2018. He said, "Today I am what I am because of the values that were taught to me by St. Xavier's...Remember, once you enter St. Xavier's, you are on the top of a percentile".

Hostel Facilities

St. Xavier's University has two 10-storey Hostels on the campus, one for boys and the other for girls. They were blessed and inaugurated on July 31, 2018. 153 students moved into the new hostels the following day. The Hostels have a capacity of 300 seats each. As the MBA programme is residential, all MBA students reside in the Hostels.

Outreach Programmes - Village Adoption

St. Xavier's University has adopted five villages in the vicinityof its campus to promote education among rural community. Students of the University visit the villages regularly in groups and teach the marginalised youth of those villages as part of the Under Graduate curriculum. Students from the villages attend classes at the University every day in the evenings. The focus areas are on Mathematics, English and Communication Skills.

Scholarships

Scholarships provide an opportunity for meritorious students to study and learn. They are the instruments of support towards Education and Research for students. They are incumbent for students to perform well. They attract students from abroad and enhance collaboration with other institutions, including foreign universities. Keeping this in mind, St. Xavier's University offers two types of scholarships to deserving students.

1. Loyola Scholarship: 100% Tuition fee waiver
2. Britto Scholarship: 50% Tuition fee waiver

The eligibility criteria and the documents to be submitted along with the application form are available on the website.

Sports Day 2019

St. Xavier's University, Kolkata organised its first Annual Sports Day on February 2, 2019. In the morning, prior to the sports day program, Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni/ae and Well-wishers, totalling about 1000 in number, participated in a Walkathon for OneIndia, starting from Rabindra Tirtha to the University campus.

Foundation Day 2019

St. Xavier's University, Kolkata celebrated its 3rd Foundation Day on February 9, 2019. His Excellency, Governor of West Bengal, Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi was the Chief Guest. He said, "St. Xavier's University belongs to a global education network. Jesuit Education is known all over the world for its excellence and high quality they have maintained. I applaud the Jesuit Fathers for their wholehearted services."

Prof. Partha Pratim Chakraborty, Director of IIT Kharagpur, delivered the Foundation Day lecture on "Science and Technology in Higher Education Today". Awards were presented to the meritorious students at the end of the function.

Xavrang '19

The students of St. Xavier's University are organised, for the first time, the University fest called Xavrang '19 on 4th, 5th and 6th April 2019. Due to storm and heavy rain, the programmes on the evening of the 5th and 6th April 2019 were suspended and the famous rock band, The Local Train, could not perform. There were around 3000 students present on that day. The rock band, The Local Train, agreed to return and performed on the University grounds on April 16, 2019 in the evening.

Xavier Law School

St. Xavier's University, Kolkata has started the Xavier Law School from the Academic Session 2019-2020. The XLS will offer Five Year Integrated Courses - B.A. LLB. (Hons.) and B.Com. LLB. (Hons.).

B.Com Morning Course

St. Xavier's University, Kolkata will start the B. Com. Morning section from July 2019. The morning section will have four classes, starting from 7:00am to 12 noon. The morning section aims to help students who want to devout the latter part of the day to their family businesses, pursue add-on-courses or take up any employment.

Distinguished Visiting Professors

Former Vice-President, Mohammad Hamid Ansari and the Former National Security Advisor of India and Former Governor of West Bengal, Mr. M.K. Narayanan have agreed to join St. Xavier's University, Kolkata as distinguished visiting professors. Both are specialists in their own respective fields, scholars and academicians par excellence. They have great experiences to share with our students and enrich their vision and outlook towards life.

1st Convocation 2019

St. Xavier's University, Kolkata will confer Post Graduate degrees on 135 students at its First Convocation Ceremony to be held on July 27, 2019. Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament will deliver the Convocation address on "Higher Education - Forming Global Citizens".

St. Xavier's University, Kolkata is just two years old and is full of life, always contributing to the creation of knowledge. It believes in contributing to the well-being of the nation without counting the cost, in the spirit of NIHIL ULTRA (Nothing Beyond), the motto of St. Xavier's.

St. Xavier's University, Kolkata aims to form "men and women for others" who will be agents of needed social change in their country. The Jesuit dictum is "Give us your child and we will return you a man/woman, a citizen of the country and a child of God."

"He who goes about to reform the world, Must begin with himself, Or he loses his labour."
- St. Ignatius of Loyola


Fr. J. Felix Raj
 

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