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St. Xavier's Varsity VC gets Nihil Ultra Award

Dated : 16 Jan 2018
Fr. Felix Raj, former Principal of St. Xavier's College, Kolkata and the current Vice-Chancellor of the St. Xavier's University was honoured with the prestigious the Nihil Ultra Award of Excellence 2018 on January 16 at the eleventh Convocation of the College. Read more... | View Gallery

 

Education Minister calls St. Xavier's University A 'model' ONE

Dated : 15 Jan 2018
New Town, Kolkata: St Xavier's University is "the model to follow" after showing in its inaugural year that an institute backed by a legacy of excellence will attract students irrespective of its location, education minister Partha Chatterjee said on January 15, Monday.
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Radical Prayer

"Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace"
Make me a channel of your peace.
Where there is hatred
let me bring your Love.
Where there is injury,
your pardon, Lord
And where there's doubt,
true faith in You.

Oh, Master grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love with all my soul.

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there's despair in life,
let me bring Hope
Where there is darkness, only light
And where there's sadness, ever joy.

- St. Francis of Assisi

SXUK : An Introduction

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

News

First outreach programme, "Xervicio" (Xaverian Service)

Posted : 23 Dec 2017

Xervicio

St. Xavier's University, Kolkata celebrated its first outreach programme, "Xervicio" (Xaverian Service) on 22nd December 2017 for hundred neighbourhood children seen in the picture with Fr. Felix Raj. VC of SXU who inaugurated the Shishu Mela. Eighty University student volunteers were involved in the organisation with Programme Officer, Dr. Nandini Sen. The event was preceded by a week of educational, cultural and health awareness activities organised by University students in the neighbourhood schools.

Ambassador of Burundi visits St. Xavier's University

Posted : 22 Dec 2017

Xervicio

Her Excellency Stella Budiriganya, Ambassador of Burundi to India visited St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, along with Honorary Consul, Mr. Arpan Mitra, on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 and discussed with Fr. Vice-Chancellor the possibilities of Burundi students studying at St. Xavier's University under the purview of Academic collaboration between St. Xavier's University and Burundi.