Inauguration of Kolkata Campus and Commencement of First Academic Session
07 July 2017 :
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,
St. Xavier's University Kolkata will soon be of global significance, thriving on the principles of faith and wisdom.
Lecture on 'Leadership in Education' in the Department of Education - A report
27 June 2017 :
Honourable Vice-Chancellor of the West Bengal University of Teachers' Training, Education Planning and Administration, Prof. Mita Banerjee delivered a lecture on
'Leadership in Education' in the Department of Education of St. Xavier's College, Kolkata (Autonomous) on the 19th of June 2017.
The Principals and Teachers of various educational institutions of Kolkata attended the lecture. This was a unique venture initiated by the Education Department of the college especially for the in-service teachers.
The session began with a warm welcome address by Father Principal, followed by a brief overview of the achievements and contributions of Professor Mita Banerjee by the Vice-Principal of the Department of Education.
Professor Mita Banerjee highlighted on extending leadership beyond the periphery of the class room.
She also enlightened on the practical strategies of an effective leader. The lecture was followed by an interactive session on Leadership in Education.
The lecture by Professor Mita Banerjee was very motivating and enriching for the audience.
Donation of an Ambulance
28 May 2017 :
The Khadim India Limited (KIL) has donated an ambulance to St. Xavier's College Kolkata Educational
Trust (SXCKET), the Sponsoring Body of both the College and the University for their use. Mr. Suman Burman Roy,
President, KIL, delivered the van and handed over the keys and the relevant documents to Father Felix Raj, the
Principal on May 27 evening. Fr. Raj expressed Xavier's gratitude to Mr. Roy and his company for the generous grant.
Father also promised Mr. Roy that the ambulance would be put to its full use to save lives of staff, students and others
in their hour of need.
New Jesuit Provincial
11 May 2017 :
Fr. Raphael Hyde, S.J., the present Rector of St. Lawrence High School has been appointed Provincial of the Calcutta
Jesuit Province by Rev. Fr. General, Arturo Sosa, S.J. We congratulate Fr. Raphael Hyde, S.J. and assure him of our
As Provincial, he will be the Ex-Officio President of St. Xavier's College Kolkata Educational Trust, President of the
Governing Body of St. Xavier's College and the Chancellor of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata.
St. Xavier's University holds its first board meeting
29 Apr 2017 : The first Governing Board meeting of St Xavier's
University, Kolkata was held on Friday, April 28 at
the university's New Town campus. It was chaired by
the Chancellor. The first board is effective for a
period of four years till March 2021.
Loyola, Chennai & St. Xavier's, Kolkata among top 10 Colleges in India
15 Apr 2017 : Loyola College, Chennai and St. Xavier's College, Kolkata are the two Jesuit Colleges which
feature among the first 10 Colleges in the country ranked by the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF),
MHRD, Government of India.
St. Xavier's University gets vice-chancellor
16 Feb 2017 : Father Felix Raj, SJ, the principal of St. Xavier's College, Kolkata is the first
Vice-Chancellor of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata.
"As Vice-Chancellor, my first task will be to form the Governing Board
of the university, which will consist of 36
members," Felix Raj said,
adding that he would take over the reins of the Rajarhat University
with "immediate effect".
The St. Xavier's University Kolkata Bill Passed in the WB Legislative Assembly
16 Dec 2016 :
The St. Xavier's University, Kolkata T Bill 2016 was passed unanimously on December 15 in the West Bengal Assembly, paving the way for a new university at New Town, Rajarhat, to meet the growing need for quality
facilities and to encourage private investment in the state's Higher Education.
The SXUK will be a private and constituent university.