SXUK : Outreach Programmes

University's commitment towards Social Responsibility


As a Jesuit Educational Institution, St. Xavier's University, Kolkata has remained committed in showing its continued support towards the social cause. The University stands firmly committed towards its Jesuit/Xaverian Motto: 'forming men and women for others'. As a result, it initiated a Non-Academic Credit Programme which is unique of its kind.
Under the Non-Academic Credit Programme, each UG student gets an opportunity to spend at least 30 hours (during three-year period) to contribute towards the social change through various social activities initiated by the University.
It is an effort by the University's youth to share the knowledge and wisdom with the underprivileged. The volunteering students benefit in terms of getting exposure to the rural life and social reality. They also learn the value of sharing, caring and doing something meaningful for others! As a result, the students contribute in brining sustainable solutions using educational programmes to empower children, youth and communities for a better future.

About Xaverians in Action (XIA)

XIA is one of the popular societies of the University comprising of student representatives which manages all the Outreach Programmes.
XIA is supported by the Social Work Department of the University. View The committee members 

Executive Committee members of Xaverians in Action (XIA)

Posted : 12 Apr 2019


The Executive Committee members of Xaverians in Action (XIA) of the department of Social Service are seen with Fr. Vice-Chancellor and Mr. Paritosh Majumdar, the Programme Co-ordinator. XIA has begun a project called University to Village and Village to University (UVVU). View The committee members 

Neighbourhood Service:

Posted : 14 March 2019


St. Xavier's University students continue their committed service to the neighbourhood children. Every weekend (Saturdays and Sundays) a group of enthusiastic students from the University visit the local villages - Kathalberia and Kulberia, under Beonta Panchayat of Bhangar II Block (South 24 Parganas District) and teach the young children of various governments run primary schools, to impart quality education to them. Another group of our students have been carrying out a noble drive by running Spoken English Classes at the University Campus for the older students especially those who attend secondary schools/colleges. These students generally come from Dharmatala-Panchuria Village.Both these activities are being fully managed by the students themselves and the overall impact appears to be highly positive, a fruitful experience for both university students as well as village children. It has brought a new ray of hope among the village people, school teachers and leaders. - Paritosh Majumdar

Empowerment of Village Children

Posted : 22 Dec 2018

Empowerment of Village Children Empowerment of Village Children

St. Xavier's University organized a camp under the aegis of "Xaverians in Action" at the campus from December 17 to 22. 160 neighbourhood children attended the camp mentored by 150 University student volunteers. Visits of the University students to villages have conscientized them and made them understand the rural realities.  Read more  | View Gallery