Forthcoming Events:

21st Dec '17 Christmas Celebration
17th - 22nd Dec '17 Shishu Mela
23rd Dec '17 Christmas Vacation begins
2nd Jan '18 University reopens
3rd Jan '18 Classes resume
15th Jan '18 University Foundation Day celebration


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SXUK : An Introduction

Radical Prayer

He comes, comes, ever comes

HAVE YOU NOT heard his silent steps?
He comes, comes, ever comes.
Every moment and every age,
every day and every night
he comes, comes, ever comes.
Many a song have I sung in many a mood of mind,
but all their notes have always proclaimed,
'He comes, comes, ever comes.'
In the fragrant days of sunny April
through the forest path
he comes, comes, ever comes.
In the rainy gloom of July nights
on the thundering chariot of clouds
he comes, comes, ever comes.
In sorrow after sorrow
it is his steps that press upon my heart,
and it is the golden touch of his feet
that makes my joy to shine.
- Rabindranath Tagore (Gitanjali: 45)


Inauguration of Kolkata Campus and Commencement of First Academic Session

The inauguration ceremony of St. Xavier's University Kolkata took place on 7th July 2017. The momentous occasion was graced by the Hon'ble Chief Minister Ms.Mamata Banerjee, Hon'ble Education Minister Dr. Partha Chatterjee, Mr.Lakshmi Niwas Mittal, the Chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, Mrs.Usha Mittal, Hon'ble Chancellor Father Jeyaraj Veluswamy, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor Father Felix Raj, Hon'ble Rector Fr. Dominic Savio and several other dignitaries.

Mr. Mittal articulated his experiences as a student of St. Xavier's College and the lesson of decision making he learnt from his Alma Mater. He has since secured emotional and moral assurance on numerous occasions of his business career from the values St. Xavier's inculcated in him. The Chief Minister congratulated the Jesuits for setting up yet another seat of higher learning of strong ethical and aesthetic virtues, she highlighted the contributions of St. Xavier's towards the academic, cultural and social endorsements of West Bengal. She expressed her firm belief that like Harvard and Oxford, S t. Xavier's University Kolkata will soon be of global significance, thriving on the principles of faith and wisdom.

The Chancellor, Father Jeyaraj Veluswamy called the inauguration a function of divine sanction as he christened the audience with the realisation of the Ignatian charism and reminded all about the precious responsibility of service to a greater number of students for the greater glory of God. Codes of custom and cultural practices are propagated by the educations of St. Xavier's and Father Chancellor thanked all the men and women who have contributed to the making of this historical moment of the birth of St. Xavier's University Kolkata.

Father Felix Raj, the first VC of St. Xavier's University Kolkata expressed his gratitude to Mr. Mittal, Ms.Mamata Banerjee, Dr.Partha Chatterjee, the Government of West Bengal and all the stake holders of St. Xavier's for their unstinted support and cooperation. He ordained the students, let St. Xavier's be the DNA, the genetic code that students have reached out to the world with. Father VC pledged reciprocal exchanges of service and patronage, loyalty towards academic and social relationships and invoked the Grace of the Lord who presides over the good and glory of the human race.

Message from Vice chancellor Rev. Fr. Dr. J. Felix Raj, S.J.

The seed of a University has been embedded in St. Xavier's College since its inception in 1860. History reveals that the College was in a mode of expansion in many ways. The hallmark of the College, as stated in the almanacs of 1880 and onwards, observes that 'the course of study embraces all subjects and transcends the standards of post-graduation.'

Again the Rector's Report of 1906 refers to an inspection by a body of members appointed by the Senate of the Calcutta University - the observations made by the members regard St. Xavier's with the ability of expansion into further spheres of education, appreciating the prospect and proposal of upgradation into the status of a University.

In January 2012, when the Hon'ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee was the Chief Guest for the occasion of Convocation, she invited St. Xavier's College to be upgraded to the status of a University. And we could hear the ancient voice of history beckoning us.

Subsequently, I, as the Principal of the College appointed a committee to prepare a DPR (Detailed Project Report). The committee had many meetings and prepared a draft of the St. Xavier's University, Kolkata Bill 2016. We had a number of meetings with the Higher Education Department of the State Government to take this proposal forward. more...


Why St. Xavier's University ?

  • St. Xavier's University, Kolkata (SXUK) is the harvest of 500 years of the historic tradition of Jesuit Education.
  • It is a part of the largest global Jesuit educational network today.
  • It is history with many stories, and one fire with many sparks.
  • It forms men and women for others.
  • It is where the mind is without fear and the head is held high.
  • At SXUK, it is a journey with determination to illuminate one's mind with enduring wisdom.
  • It introduces courses that blend knowledge and competence.
  • It promotes student-centric learning in a cosmopolitan culture and conducts global exposure
  • It provides state of the art facilities.
  • The motto of the University 'Nihil Ultra', meaning 'Nothing Beyond', is the guiding impulse for all Xaverian endeavours.
  • In the spirit of 'Magis', SXUK renders 'greater service to greater number of people for the greater glory of God' (AMDG).

Notices & Announcements


Apostolic Nuncio, Vatican Ambassador to India

Posted : 07 Sep 2017


Apostolic Nuncio, Vatican Ambassador to India, His Excellency Giambattista Diquattro, visited St. Xavier's University, Kolkata on 7th September.

He was accompanied by His Grace Most Reverend Thomas D'Souza, Archbishop of Kolkata and other dignitaries. He had breakfast with Jesuit Fathers and University authorities.
He appreciated the Jesuit initiative toward building of the University and appreciated his full support.

Inauguration of University Basketball Court

Posted : 12 Sep 2017

St. Xavier's University basket ball court was inaugurated on 12th September by Rev. Dr. Felix Raj, Vice Chancellor of the University in the presence of the Rector and Deputy Principal of St. Xavier's College, Rev. Dr. Dominic Savio and other dignitaries.
On this occasion a basket ball match was organised between B.Com. and B.MS.. students of the University under the supervision of Ms. Feroza Mongrelia, Sports Director, and her team members of the College.   View Programme Details

Exhibition on Still photography

Posted : 12 Sep 2017

An exhibition on Still photography in the University on 12th September was inaugurated by Rev. Dr. Felix Raj, Vice Chancellor of the University. The exhibition was organised by the students of Mass Communication department of the University under the supervision of Dr. Manali Bhattacharyya. Mr. Subrata Patranabis, former Chief Photographer of the Statesman was the Chief Guest for this programme.